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Community comes together to help brave twins who have battled for their lives

Daily Echo: Zachary and Reuben with their older brother Harry.

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE family have been handed a big boost after months of medical problems.

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.

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.

1,500 children fail to get place at first choice primary school

Daily Echo: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

11:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AT least 1,500 Hampshire children have failed to get a place at their first choice primary school.

Man flees from house fire

Daily Echo: Fire rescue drama in a Fareham hostel

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are this morning investigating the cause of a house fire in Hampshire in the early hours.

Firm’s HGV drivers to get bike training

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:28am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WASTE management specialist based in Hampshire is to train each one of its 50 tipper and grab drivers in road cycle and motorbike awareness as part of a nationally accredited scheme.

Prize for young landscaper

Daily Echo: Prize for young landscaper

10:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN apprentice has won a prestigious award for his landscaping skills.

Easter fun for children with Fareham's Play Ranger scheme

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:31am Monday 14th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS can have fun with free activities in the Easter build-up.

Hampshire's Harry needs you to give him some colour

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:11am Monday 14th April 2014

SHARPEN your crayons – Hampshire’s newest mascot needs some colour to bring him to life.

Firefighter jobs under threat for first time in £12m budget black hole

Daily Echo: Firefighter jobs under threat for first time in £12m budget black hole

9:56am Saturday 12th April 2014

FRONTLINE fire services in Hampshire are under threat for the first time as bosses bid to plug a £12million budget black hole, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Suspected arson attack at school

Daily Echo: Brookfield Community School

7:38am Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE are investigating after a suspected arson attack at a Hampshire school.

Council’s road development bid

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:11am Monday 7th April 2014

THE weight of England’s biggest county authority has been thrown behind delivering a key part of a multi-million pound plans for a new business hub.

Town to transform into music hub

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE town will become hub of music with a month of live performances.

Cinema reopened after evacuation

Daily Echo: Noah

3:16pm Friday 4th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE cinema has now been reopened after it was evacuated this afternoon following reports of a suspicious letter being received.

Charity close to safety after raising £100,000

Daily Echo: The Rainbow Centre in Fareham

10:10am Friday 4th April 2014

A CHARITY is in within touching distance of being saved from closure after the public responded to a desperate plea for funding.

Amputee aims to break UK record

Daily Echo: Richard Hunt aims to paddle 2,300 miles around the UK in a kayak

1:08pm Friday 4th April 2014

HE is setting off on the challenge of a lifetime.

Woman who lost husband in road accident climbing mountain to help disabled children

Daily Echo: Michelle Barfoot with nine-year-old son Harry, who is severely autistic

7:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SHE is determined to bring brightness to the lives of disabled children – despite suffering her own personal tragedy just months ago.

Pupils host 'second of its kind' philosophical debate

Daily Echo: Wildern School pupils take part in the UK's second-ever 'Philosothon'

11:25am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HAMPSHIRE pupils had the chance to take part in a debate of the philosophical kind when a ‘Philosothon’ was staged at their school.

UPDATE: New footage of yacht destroyed in fire

Daily Echo: The yacht destroyed in a fire. Pictures courtesy of MVM Systems

11:57am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A YACHT worth tens of thousands of pounds has gone up in smoke.

Man mugged in underpass near busy McDonalds

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police are investigating

4:07pm Monday 31st March 2014

POLICE are hunting a thief who mugged a man in a Hampshire underpass.

Donations pour in for Hampshire charity

Daily Echo: The Rainbow Centre in Fareham

10:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A CHARITY facing closure because of a funding crisis is already a third of the way to raising the cash it needs to keep its doors open.

Dinner in the dark

Daily Echo: L-r Mayor of Fareham Susan Bayford, Mayor of Eastleigh Malcolm Cross and Mayoress of Eastleigh Suzie Cross eat blindfolded

7:17pm Friday 28th March 2014

IT was dinner with a difference.

Police hunt handbag thief

Daily Echo: Thornhill residents can speak to police about crime worries

1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

POLICE are hunting a thief who stole a handbag in a Hampshire village.

Turtle found abandoned on beach

Daily Echo: Turtle found abandoned on beach

1:43pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A turtle which only lives in freshwater in America has been discovered on a beach in Hampshire.

Chief executive races to the rescue

Daily Echo: Fareham Borough Council chief executive Peter Grimwood.

11:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

HE is used to leading from the front. And now Peter Grimwood, chief executive of Fareham Borough Council, will be hoping not to fall behind as he takes on the London Marathon for the second time in aid of a Hampshire charity in crisis.

£10k of solar panels stolen

Daily Echo: Solar panels (2868174)

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

SOLAR panels worth around £10,000 have been stolen from a Hampshire farm.

Firefighters called to kitchen blaze

Daily Echo: Archive footage of gas hob being lit filmed in 2008 and GVs of Powergen Call Centre in Nottinghamshire provided by E.ON UK filmed on 03/04/2006

10:45pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Hampshire home this evening due to a cooker fire.

Gene test to predict childhood obesity

Daily Echo: PREVENTION: The test can be carried out when a child is five years old

10:13am Wednesday 26th March 2014

SCIENTISTS have developed a simple DNA blood test which they claim can predict obesity levels in children as they grow up, it has been revealed.

Bus services to be given £4.5m revamp

Daily Echo: First Bus

10:22am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A BUS operator is to invest nearly £4.5m on buses for popular routes, including those running in Fareham and Gosport.

House grant

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:12am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A GEORGIAN house will get a new lease of life with a £121,900 investment from Hampshire County Council.

Kind-hearted readers come to the fundraising aid of vital Rainbow Centre

Daily Echo: Donna Smith with son Samuel

11:03am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Donations have been flooding in to help save a vital Hampshire charity from closure.

Visit to centre

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:26am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP has visited a memorial centre for the First World War.

Chemical leak fears at recycling plant

Daily Echo: CAUTION: The Hazmat team clear the area

10:49am Monday 24th March 2014

POLICE evacuated and cordoned off a recycling centre in Segensworth amid fears of a hazardous chemical leak.

Teen singers battle to be next big thing

Daily Echo: TeenStar finalists Lauren Thomas, left, and Rhiannon Dyke, both of Romsey

10:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

BUDDING Hampshire singers will be battling it out to become the next singing sensation.

UPDATED: Royal Mail lorry smashes into house

Daily Echo: The Royal Mail lorry which hit a house in Gosport this morning. Picture from HFRS

9:40am Thursday 20th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE couple are lucky to be alive after a lorry ploughed into their house this morning.

Appeal for witnesses after pedestrian hurt in road crash

Daily Echo: Drugs haul after police raid on Hanwell house

11:05am Thursday 20th March 2014

POLICE are hunting witnesses after a woman pedestrian was left with serious head injuries in a road collision.

Quicker to travel across Hampshire via the Isle of Wight than by car, says MP

Daily Echo: CONTROVERSIAL: The W-class ferry that travels between Lymington and the Isle of Wight

5:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Some Hampshire commuters can get from one end of the county to the other quicker if they go via the Isle of Wight by ferry, it has been revealed.

Syndicate scoops £1.5m lottery win

Daily Echo: Brighton and Hove resident claims £0.5m lottery prize

5:57pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE syndicate has struck gold in the National Lottery.

Rail delays for passengers due to engineering work

Daily Echo: Railway tracks

12:02pm Monday 17th March 2014

PASSENGERS using the stretch of Hampshire railway line that was closed for more than a month are facing fresh delays.

Fun in the sun... but colder, wetter weather to return

Daily Echo: SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Holly Francis and her brother Ben in Eastleigh

10:34am Monday 17th March 2014

AFTER enduring months of rain, Hampshire enjoyed a burst of summer- like conditions at the weekend as the UK celebrated the highest March temperatures for years.

Sudden death of young mum devastates family

Daily Echo: Ali Fleuret with Jason Collings and their children Chloe and Thomas.

10:24am Friday 14th March 2014

A YOUNG mum who spent more than a decade trying to have a family has died, less than a year after giving birth to her second child.

Three people hurt in car crash

Daily Echo: The B3105 remains closed at Staverton, near Trowbridge, following flooding. The fire service is reminding motorists not to ignore road closure notices

2:14pm Friday 14th March 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital after a car crash on a Hampshire road today.

Defibrillator 'could have saved Claire's life'

Daily Echo: MUCH LOVED: Claire Reed

6:22pm Friday 14th March 2014

SHE died from a rare heart condition a year ago – miles away from a defibrillator that could have saved her life.

Farm shop to open doors for lambing weekends

Daily Echo: Lambing Weekends at Puxton Park

6:04pm Friday 14th March 2014

A FARM shop in Hampshire is inviting people to see new lambs being born across two weekends in March.

MP welcomes government funding boost

Daily Echo: Caroline Dinenage

11:20am Friday 14th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP is urging firms to bid for a Government funding boost.

Thieves take medals belonging to former Marine

Daily Echo: The Royal Marine's medals stolen by thieves

3:36pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THIEVES have snatched medals belonging to a former Royal Marine.

Vanishing horses baffle police

Daily Echo:

4:17pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

FOUR horses have disappeared from a field - and now police are trying to piece together what has happened.

Rogue car dealer threatens Echo staff for investigation into his business

Daily Echo:

10:27am Monday 10th March 2014

ONE of the rogue car dealers at the centre of a storm of complaints from angry customers claiming they have been ripped off has now made threats against Daily Echo staff.

Jobs opening on the buses in Southampton

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:51am Monday 10th March 2014

ONE of the region’s leading operators is on the hunt for more bus drivers.

Road hold ups after thieves steal traffic light batteries

Daily Echo: A working set of traffic lights.

8:49am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE village is facing road chaos today after thieves stole the batteries for their traffic lights.



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