JOE Root’s magnificent double century against Hampshire showed why he is an England player of the future.
A HAMPSHIRE mum broke down in court as she described the day she bludgeoned her mother-in-law to death with a rolling pin.
SAINTS boss Nigel Adkins has dismissed Rangers chief executive Charles Green's suggestions that the newco club's players were not free to sign for new teams.
A MAN has been stabbed in the leg during a fight in a Southampton street.
Newco Rangers chief executive Charles Green faces a fresh blow in his battle to hold on to the the club's wantaway players - including new Saints signing Steven Davis - as his purchase of their contracts is not valid, according to an employment law expert.
IT’S almost here - the Olympic torch relay will roll into the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and Southampton tomorrow, on day 57 of its mammoth journey around the UK.
Former England captain John Terry was today cleared of making a racist comment to QPR centre-half Anton Ferdinand.
Chelsea defender John Terry was today cleared of hurling a racist obscenity at Anton Ferdinand.
DRAWING the Winchester Festival to a cultural close this weekend, Black Voices has forged its own dynamic way of distilling and presenting black music from a Caribbean, black British perspective.
NOW in its 20th year, The Beggars Fair is one of the largest free annual family events in Hampshire.
THE Bobby Wellins Quartet come to Southampton on Monday as part of Southampton Jazz Club’s Jazz in the Loft series at The Cellar. Enjoy music from the latest release Time Gentleman, Please, a collection of standards.
AT Southampton RUGBY CLUB… Sumo suits, hook a duck and biscuit decorating.
nMASKERS theatre Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is now due to get under way tomorrow night after rain stopped play at Hamptworth Lodge, Landford for the past three nights.
A RHYTHMIC gymnastics dance troupe from Southampton have struck gold by performing on ITV1’s Olympic competition show this week.
THE Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy became an instant and enduring classic on its launch as a radio series.
BASED on the 1885 novel by French author Guy de Maupassant, Bel Ami chronicles young journalist Georges Duroy’s corrupt rise to power in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.
SO Chris Moyles is being consigned to radio silence.
HE’S following the flame around the South.
ONE talented Hampshire act is just a step away from music superstardom ahead the national final of Live and Unsigned.
England and Kevin Pietersen must conclude their reported negotiations quickly if he is to feature after all in the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown.
AN armed robber who attempted to hold up four Southampton businesses in a seven-hour spree has today been jailed for 14 years.
THE funeral of a young dad who collapsed and died at a cricket match was due to take place today.
Saints fans are set to get their first glimpse of record signing Jay Rodriguez.
David Beckham does not believe he should be the one to open the London Games by lighting the Olympic torch.
HAMPSHIRE businesses are being called upon to give young people the chance to turn their lives around.
LABOUR party enforcers have launched an investigation into two Labour councillors who rebelled over the controversial closure of a Southampton swimming pool.
ONE of the UK’s largest solar panel farms is set to open the New Forest on an estate famed for its Walkers crisps potatoes.
BLUE Square Bet South outfit Eastleigh will follow tomorrow’s Family Open Day with an evening with ex-Saints star Ted MacDougall later this month.
CURRENT Hampshire star Glenn Maxwell will be playing alongside former Royals skipper Shane Warne next winter.
Hampshire and England left-arm spinner Danny Briggs has been named in the Ventnor side for tomorrow’s scheduled bottom v top ECB Southern Electric Premier League match against unbeaten leaders South Wilts at Newcloss (11.30am).
WINCHESTER’S Ben Bowley has led his Singapore team to its first win of the Clipper 2011/12 Round the World Yacht Race.
SOUTHAMPTON’S former Olympian Ian Walker has taken part in the “most successful” Volvo Ocean Race of all time.
Former Saints skipper Claus Lundekvam is ready to talk to FIFA as they investigate his claims that he, team-mates and opposing captains were involved in betting fraud - something he now describes as "innocent fun".
POLICE watchdog investigators are appealing for witnesses as it investigates the death of a Hampshire medical student.
A BIKER has been charged with causing the death of a three-year-old girl by dangerous driving, the Daily Echo can reveal.
POLICE are getting tough with outdoor drinkers at this weekend’s Beggar’s Fair in Romsey,
“WE’RE going nowhere” - that’s the message from a Southampton pre-school based next to a closure-threatened public swimming pool.
TWO men have been arrested after a car was broken into in Eastleigh.
Three people have been charged by police after hundreds of bags of drugs and thousands of pounds in cash were found during a string of raids in Southampton.
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