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Shopaholic's £70,000 benefit fraud

Daily Echo: Nicola and Bryan Rogers

10:18am Friday 18th April 2014

A couple stole £70,000 in benefits and then squandered the cash on lavish holidays, a court heard.

Bus service 'blocked in at its depot'

Daily Echo: Gates are blocked off at Velvet's depot in Eastleigh

12:35pm Friday 18th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE bus service has been blocked in its depot after a financial dispute between a firm and its mechanics.

Brace yourself for Easter travel chaos

Daily Echo: Brace yourself for Easter travel chaos

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IT is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and motorists in Hampshire are being warned to brace themselves for an exceptionally hectic long weekend.

Pensioner wins payout after cruise nightmare

Daily Echo: Boudicca

2:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

IT was supposed to be an early Christmas present.

Seven months of roadworks finally end

Daily Echo: Seven months of roadworks finally end

10:20am Friday 18th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL roadworks that have plagued a Hampshire community for seven months have been completed.

Four year battle over norovirus compensation

Daily Echo: Boudicca

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE pensioner has won a four-year battle for compensation after multiple norovirus outbreaks on board a ship.

Adventurer Rhys takes on new Arctic challenge

Daily Echo: Rhys Jones and his wife Laura.

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AS the wife of globe-trotting adventurer Rhys Jones, she was growing a little tired of sitting at home while her husband had all the fun. So Laura Jones, 25, jumped at the chance when 27-year-old Rhys asked her to join him on his latest expedition. For the first time Laura will be at her husband’s side as he leaves civilisation behind and tackles some of the toughest terrain imaginable. The couple aim to conquer the three highest mountains in the Arctic Circle before embarking on the first ever ascent of an unclimbed peak – so little is known about it, it has yet to be named. With temperatures expected to plunge as low as -40C, Rhys and Laura say their bodies will be pushed to the limit. Rhys, formerly of Bartley in the New Forest and now living in Dubai, admitted that the trip could go “very well or very wrong”. He added: “I think Laura got sick of waving me off on trips so over dinner one night I just said I want to do this Arctic challenge and I want you to be there with me. “Her reaction was priceless – she just said ‘yes’ instantly.” The two-week expedition will start on May 14, when the couple will head to Iceland before flying to the foot of a glacier in Greenland. They and fellow climber Simon Yates will begin by tackling the highest peak in the Arctic, the 3,693m Mount Gunnbjornsfjeld. The trio have also set their sights on Mount Dome (3,682m) and Mount Cone (3,669m) as well as the so far unclimbed and unnamed peak. Rhys has an impressive track record when it comes to tackling extreme conditions in far flung corners of the globe.

Gran scoops £12,000

Daily Echo: Sylvia celebrates her win.

10:27am Friday 18th April 2014

A Hampshire grandma is celebrating today after her luck came in on the Daily Echo's Find The Ball competition.

D-day for Wool House brewery decision

Daily Echo: The Wool House on the corner of Bugle Street and Town Quay in Southampton

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

PLANS to create Southampton’s first brew house in a historic city building will be decided next week.

New club opens to revive gay nightlife

1:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEW club will open its doors in Southampton city centre tonight aimed at reviving the city’s gay nightlife.

Community rallies for St George's Day celebrations

Daily Echo: Community rallies for St George's Day celebrations

11:20am Friday 18th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation.

Could Mount Everest help prevent diabetes?

Daily Echo: Mount Everest.

3:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE world’s highest mountain could help prevent people getting diabetes in the future.

Mum will shave head on charity fun day

Daily Echo: Daily Echo

1:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY fun day is being held in Hampshire tomorrow to fund research into a devastating disease.

Tea parties raise £28,000

10:35am Friday 18th April 2014

HUNDREDS of cups of tea have been drunk and delicious cakes devoured to raise thousands of pounds for a new haven for cancer sufferers in Hampshire.

Drunk driver 'told police his car was stolen'

Daily Echo: Vauxhall Corsa

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON man went to Bitterne police station to report his Vauxhall Corsa was missing from his home where he had been partying.

The Easter Bunny at Sparsholt College

11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Families can meet the Easter bunny and the newly hatched chicks, enjoy an Easter egg hunt and take part in craft activities at the college’s animal centre all weekend.

Hot Cross Buns at Winchester City Mill

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THIS medieval working watermill is using its own stoneground flour and other locally sourced ingredients in a special Easter-themed baking demonstration day.

Easter Treats in the New Forest

10:50am Friday 18th April 2014

You’ll need your best detection skills to hunt out the naturethemed clues on this trail, which takes you around Foxbury Common and towards a Cadbury ‘egghead’!

Peppa and George at Paulton's Park

Daily Echo: Peppa Pig and George

10:40am Friday 18th April 2014

THERE will be daily appearances from Peppa herself and her brother George at Peppa Pig World over Easter, so guests will be able to wish Peppa a happy tenth anniversary of being a TV star in person.

West Side's Back

Daily Echo: WEST SIDE STORY - Theatre Review

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE most enduring love story of all time is brought to the stage featuring groundbreaking choreography and unforgettable songs.

Horrible Histories at WestQuay today

Daily Echo: Horrible Histories is coming to the Mayflower Theatre later this month

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

THE cast of Horrible Histories will be entertaining shoppers today with ghastly tales from years gone by. The Barmy Britain actors, who are currently performing at The Mayflower, will treat WestQuay visitors to a special sing-a-long performance while dressed in full Celtic and Roman costume at 11.30am.

Woman in critical condition after head-on crash

Daily Echo: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

1:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A WOMAN is in a critical condition following a head-on collision on a major Hampshire road.

Young girl left with 'worst injuries' after sustained beating

Daily Echo: Roger Gosden was sentenced to three years in jail.

4:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A YOUNG girl was subjected to a “severe and deliberate beating” over a number of days, resulting in the worst injuries a doctor had seen in his professional career, a court heard.

'Immigration Street' makers deny offering 'bribes' to residents

Daily Echo: The film crew in Derby Road on Tuesday

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE team behind a controversial TV documentary being filmed in Southampton have denied offering “bribes” to residents to get them to take part in the show.

Delays on motorway as motor-home overturns

Daily Echo: Delays on motorway as motor-home overturns

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MOTORISTS face delays on a Hampshire motorway after a motor-home overturned.

Mystery still surrounds death of young dad

Daily Echo: Danny Apicella, who died in a crash near Colden Common.

10:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

What caused the car crash that killed a young Hampshire dad will remain a mystery, a coroner has said.

War Horse is biggest hit ever for Mayflower

Daily Echo: War Horse is biggest hit ever for Mayflower

10:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

WAR Horse has become the most successful show in theatre history in Southampton, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Former Doctor Who travels in time for charity

Daily Echo: Dr Who Number Six, actor Colin Baker, with young fans Reece, Ethan and Tommy

11:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE welcomed famous faces who had travelled in time all the way from the 1980s in the form of former cast and crew members of Doctor Who.

'We can't live in mouldy council home any longer'

Daily Echo: Ivan Vanderstichele is angry about the state of his council house, including his mouldy kitchen

11:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

“WE can’t live in these disgusting conditions any longer.”

Plan for 500 council homes

Daily Echo: General picture of building plans

10:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

AMBITIOUS plans have been unveiled that will see 500 council houses built within the next three years.

£6m care home wins top award

Daily Echo: Hartwood House which has won a prize in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

10:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

One of Hampshire’s newest care homes has received a top award – less than a year after it opened.

Ex-Navy helicopter pilot honoured for charity work

Daily Echo: St John Ambulance volunteer Tim Boughton

11:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A FORMER Royal Navy helicopter pilot is to be honoured for charity work including bringing food to Bosnian civilians during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Chris Packham to take on armed bird hunters

Daily Echo: Chris Packham

11:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

HE is no stranger to putting himself in the line of danger.

Common toad sees a worrying decline

Daily Echo: The common toad.

10:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

The common toad is no longer that common in Hampshire – and frogs are on the decline too.

Bus firm clashes with city centre developers

Daily Echo: The council says rerouting of buses is vital to the Silver Hill scheme.

10:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BUS company is on a collision course with developers of the £130m Silver Hill scheme in Winchester.

DNA tests begin on bones of 'King Canute'

Daily Echo: An engraving of King Canute

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

DNA analysis of the oldest royal bones in England has begun at Winchester Cathedral.

Win £500 to go towards equipment for your child's school

Daily Echo: Head teacher Jo Dorricott, with Tim Keeping general manager at The Marlands and the Daily Echo’s Jo Richardson at Glenfield Infant School

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S The Marlands shopping centre and the Daily Echo are teaming up for a second year to give families the chance to win equipment for their child’s school.

Busiest day on roads predicted as Easter getaway begins

Daily Echo: Busiest day on roads predicted as Easter getaway begins

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

TODAY is expected to be the busiest day on Britain's roads so far this year as tens of thousands of people set off for their Easter break, a traffic information company has warned.

Car on fire investigated

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE are investigating a suspicious car fire in a Hampshire town.

Drink-driving ban

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE man was banned from driving for more than two years at Fareham magistrates’ court for drink-driving.

Pneumonia death inquest

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:49am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON grandad died after contracting pneumonia combined with an infection from a long-standing leg ulcer, an inquest was told.

Crews tackle outbuilding fire

Daily Echo: Fire crews were called to a tarmac machine which was on fire on Tuesday evening.

7:46am Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at an outbuilding last night.

Saturday tickets sell out for Isle of Wight Festival

Daily Echo: Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Saturday at the festival.

7:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

SATURDAY tickets are now sold out for this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

Crack the Code at Hurst Castle

7:27pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EASTER 1944 and the south coast has the feeling something big is about to happen. In complete secrecy at Bletchley Park men and women are hard at work decoding the top secret messages flowing between Hitler and his Generals.

Two Southampton gardens set ablaze by unattended bonfire

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO gardens caught alight when an unattended bonfire flared out of control.

Classic cars are geared up for New Forest event

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

CLASSIC cars will be taking to the roads around the New Forest this month. The cars will assemble at the Empress of Blandings car park at Copythorne before setting off at 10am on Sunday, April 27.

Ambulance service urges people to stay safe over Easter

Daily Echo: Ambulance service whistleblowers say staff are feeling the pressure of unfilled vacancies in Oxfordshire

11:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HEALTH bosses in Hampshire are urging people to keep safe this Easter.

Council health committees to merge in efficiency drive

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:06am Thursday 17th April 2014

A new health watchdog is a step closer for Hampshire.

Romsey road to close for essential work

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:07am Thursday 17th April 2014

Two Romsey streets will be closed for two weeks while utility companies carry out essential work.

Easter hunt is egg-cellent fun!

Daily Echo: HOP TO IT: Woody Bulstrode, 6, Mollie Rayden, 9, and Evie Bulstrode,9, run down Winchester High Street

11:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHILDREN enjoying the Easter break have been taking part in a city-wide hunt in Winchester.

Hampshire on the web

Abseil for Navy's centenary project (link)

BBC Online 3:49pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Members of the Royal Navy abseil down Portsmouth's landmark Spinnaker Tower to raise money for a project charting the…

New church hosts first wedding (link)

Basingstoke Gazette 8:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

A YOUNG couple have made their mark in the history of a Hook church after becoming the first couple to be married…

Management officials gather for Winchester City Football Club's one year birthday (link)

Hampshire Chronicle 6:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

PAST and present players gathered to celebrate Winchester City Football Club’s one year birthday since it was…

Winchester teacher to run five marathons in five days for charity (link)

Hampshire Chronicle 4:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

A TEACHER from Colden Common is running five marathons in five days for charity this week, taking a rather unique…

Marathon dad in tribute to son (link)

Andover Advertiser 10:00am Fri 18 Apr 14

A DAD from Andover successfully completed the London Marathon in memory of his late son to raise money for…

Blackbelt Gillian's a community hero (link)

Romsey Advertiser 8:00am Mon 14 Apr 14

A 73-year-old woman has been honoured for her devotion to her local karate club.

Rapids wins award for exceptional service (link)

Romsey Advertiser 7:00am Sun 13 Apr 14

The Rapids in Romsey has won an award for exceptional service – one of only three leisure centres in the country…

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