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Cancer support centre set to close

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

FOR nearly 20 years it has been a lifeline to those suffering from cancer.

Thief steals £500 nail gun from van

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

A THIEF got away with an electric nail gun worth £500 from a parked van.

Firefighters to stage fresh series of strikes

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

2:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HAMPSHIRE firefighters are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days next month in their long-running dispute over pensions.

New police body-worn cameras could "damage" trust with the public

Daily Echo: 
  OFFICERS across Hampshire will soon have cameras attached to their chests to capture video and audio evidence at crime scenes.

7:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE will become the first police force in the country to equip every officer with body-worn cameras - but some argue it will damage public trust.

Park memorial for young dad killed in car crash

Daily Echo:

10:31am Friday 25th July 2014

IT WAS a place that the young father loved to visit.

Garden party

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:41am Thursday 17th July 2014

A COMMUNITY care group are staging their 25th garden party this Sunday.

£3m boost for sustainable transport initiatives

Daily Echo:

10:46am Wednesday 16th July 2014

CYCLING and public transport in Hampshire and Southampton is to get a £3m boost.

Solar farm plan decision due tonight

Daily Echo:

10:28am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PROPOSALS to build Britain's largest solar farm in the Hampshire countryside look set to be shunted into the shade.

'Substantial' damages for former MP Michael Mates

Daily Echo: Michael Mates

11:39am Monday 14th July 2014

FORMER East Hampshire MP Michael Mates, wrongly accused of breaking electoral law, has revealed he has accepted “substantial” damages from the Crown Prosecution Service.

Pub regulars fight department store expansion

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

MORE than 1,000 loyal customers of a Hampshire pub have signed a petition fighting plans to stop a department store from expanding nearby.

Fears over route safety for carnival go-kart race

Daily Echo:

11:02am Friday 11th July 2014

CARNIVAL bosses are being urged to rethink a major event over claims that it is too dangerous for those taking part.

Beggars Fair promises something for everyone

Daily Echo: Weekend in Pictures July 14th - July 15th. Beggars Fair in Romsey.

10:18am Friday 11th July 2014

ORGANISERS are promising entertainment for everyone at one of Hamsphire’s biggest community events.

Sam's helping to save more lives in schools

Daily Echo:

11:57am Monday 7th July 2014

MONTHS ago he was in a hospital bed after his life was saved by a defibrillator.

Vandals hit car mirrors

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:45am Monday 7th July 2014

NEARLY half a dozen cars were vandalised on a Hampshire estate.

Plans unveiled for new 32,000-panel solar farm

Daily Echo: Decision nears on Melksham solar farm proposal

4:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

MORE solar power could be heading for Hampshire – and the company behind the latest scheme claims nearby communities will benefit from the project.

Praise for BT after internet problems

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:12am Tuesday 1st July 2014

HOMES in a Hampshire market town lost their Internet connections during a nationwide fault with British Telecom’s broadband services.

Jewellery worth £8,000 stolen

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:27pm Friday 27th June 2014

BURGLARS escaped with jewellery worth more than £8,000 from a home.

House history

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:52pm Thursday 26th June 2014

ROMSEY Local History Society will be looking at the history of Spurshold House in Salisbury Road this evening.

Crime prevention talk

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:40am Wednesday 25th June 2014

POLICE will talk about crime prevention with residents in Hampshire on June 25.

A party to remember as Stockbridge rallies for Alex Lewis

Daily Echo: A party to remember as Stockbridge rallies for Alex Lewis

10:52am Tuesday 24th June 2014

“WE will make this a party to remember for Al Lewis.”

Firm defends solar farm bid

Daily Echo: Decision nears on Melksham solar farm proposal

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE company behind plans for a huge solar farm in the Hampshire countryside has defended its scheme.

Supermarket giant to axe 2,600 jobs

Daily Echo: Who will get new Morrison's jobs

1:58pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A SUPERMARKET chain has announced plans to cut 2,600 jobs.

Hundreds of homes earmarked for green belt land

Daily Echo: Parish chiefs to see highly-praised affordable homes in Meon Valley

9:30am Friday 13th June 2014

HUNDREDS of homes could be built on greenbelt land, sparking up-roar amongst residents.

Village bursts into bloom in time for summer

Daily Echo: Pupils and teachers from St Francis Primary School and Knightwood Primary School join councillors to launch Valley Park in Bloom.

9:34am Friday 13th June 2014

VISITORS to a Hampshire village will be greeted by eye-catching floral displays this summer.

Send us your Father's Day selfies

Daily Echo: Bradley Palmer with four-minute-old daughter Georgie Mae, from West End

12:06pm Thursday 12th June 2014

CELEBRATE Father's Day by showing your love for your dear old dad in the Daily Echo.

Three-car pile-up closes road

Daily Echo: A lorry crashed into a hedge near Bodenham yesterday.

5:15pm Thursday 12th June 2014

TWO pensioners were rushed to hospital tonight after a three-car pile-up.

Hampshire's top cop rejects calls for further inquiry into school sex abuse claims

Daily Echo: UKIP councillors have demanded the suspension of Hampshire’s top police officer, Andy Marsh.

6:41pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S top police officer has rejected calls for a public inquiry into a school hit by sex abuse claims.

Top police officer formally cleared following inquiry into school sex abuse claims

Daily Echo: UNDER INVESTIGATION: Chief Con Andy Marsh

11:11am Tuesday 10th June 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S top police officer has been formally cleared of any wrongdoing after the conclusion of an inquiry into a school hit by sex abuse claims.

Town ‘needs to beef up its flood defences’

Daily Echo: Flooding in Romsey

10:20am Tuesday 10th June 2014

River defences in a Hampshire town should be beefed up to avoid a repeat of flooding which saw residents fleeing homes and businesses losing millions.

Yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE to hold golf day

Daily Echo: Sailor Geoff Holt who will be opening the Business Works 2013 event.

4:19pm Monday 9th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE yachtsman known for becoming the first quadriplegic sailor to sail the Atlantic has launched a golfing event to help others with disabilities.

Giant solar farm planned for historic estate

Daily Echo: Green grazing: Agriculture and renewable energy would co-exist at the proposed solar farm. (1411507)

9:56am Friday 6th June 2014

A SOLAR farm the size of 80 football pitches could be built on land belonging to a historic Hampshire estate.

Get on your bikes to help Gosport teenager Katelin

Daily Echo: APPEAL: Katelin Toastivine, who is battling a life-limiting and threateningdisease

11:40am Monday 2nd June 2014

A TEENAGER with a lifethreatening condition is asking for the help of her county.

Katy shortlisted for photographic competition

Daily Echo: THROUGH TO FINALS: Katy Francis

11:35am Monday 2nd June 2014

A WOMAN with Down’s Syndrome from Colden Common has been shortlisted for an international photo competition.

Happy 40th birthday to the Southampton Talking Echo

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:10am Monday 2nd June 2014

THE Southampton Talking Echo is marking its 40th anniversary.

Mottisfont roses set to put on a spectacular display

Daily Echo: Roses at Mottisfont Abbey

11:07am Monday 2nd June 2014

THOUSANDS of visitors are set to smell the scent of roses at a Test Valley attraction.

List of speed camera locations across Hampshire

Daily Echo: TRACKING DRIVERS: North Yorkshire Police's speed camera van

10:32am Saturday 31st May 2014

Here is the list off all mobile speed camera locations across Hampshire.

Abbey hosts volunteering festival

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:14am Tuesday 27th May 2014

ROMSEY Abbey will be holding a Festival of Volunteering on June 7 and 8 to highlight and celebrate what voluntary groups do in the area.

Baby charity's fun Sansathon

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:05am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A UNIQUE charity event aimed at saving young lives is coming to Romsey.

More than 1,000 people object housing plan

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

MORE than 1,000 residents have objected to a huge housing plan in the Hampshire countryside.

County gardeners win big at Chelsea Flower Show

Daily Echo: Hilliers goes for gold  again at Chelsea Flower Show

12:16pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S top gardeners are celebrating today after winning a host of awards at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Dad of missing sailor pleas for renewed search

Daily Echo: The Cheeki Rafiki yacht. Picture RYA

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

THE FATHER of a Hampshire sailor missing at sea has pleaded for authorities to restart the search for his son.

Motor museum's 'toy traffic jam' puts it in the record books

Daily Echo: Six-year-old Zachary Wheeler inspects the line of toy vehicles

10:35am Tuesday 6th May 2014

IT was the biggest traffic jam the world has ever seen.

Dentists join life-saver network in bid to get 130 Hampshire practices fitted with defibrillators

Daily Echo: CAMPAIGN SUPPORT: Dentist Nick Forster, second left, with Keith Percival, Claudia Peace and Peter Hackett.

11:20am Tuesday 6th May 2014

A HAMPSHIRE dentist is the latest person to improve emergency care for heart attack victims by installing a life-saving defibrillator.

Artists rally to support brave Alex

Daily Echo: Alex, partner Lucy and son Sam, before his infection

10:43am Tuesday 6th May 2014

A GROUP of artists will hold an exhibition to raise money for a man struck down by a devastating bacterial illness.

No charges after allegations of sex abuse at school

Daily Echo: Stanbridge Earls school

12:40pm Friday 2nd May 2014

No charges are to be brought following allegations of sexual abuse of pupils at a Hampshire school.

£2m motorway revamp in bid to beat the queues

Daily Echo: Warning of delays on motorway

9:27am Thursday 24th April 2014

ROAD chiefs are planning a multi-million pound motorway makeover in a bid to cut the queues – but thousands of motorists will face months of delays while the work is carried out.

Southampton Solent University sports scientists advice Hampshire Scouts embarking on South Pole trip

Daily Echo: SUPPORT: The Southampton Solent University team

4:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SPORT scientists from Southampton Solent University are providing nutritional advice and support to a Hampshire Scout expedition team, who are preparing to trek to the South Pole.

Southampton children fail to get a place in primary school of their choice

Daily Echo:

3:58pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FAMILIES of 79 children in Southampton failed in getting them into a primary school of their choice, figures have revealed.

OAPs in Hampshire to lose alarms as county council cuts costs

Daily Echo: Pensioners are among those most affected as incomes dwindle

3:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FRAIL pensioners living in older people’s homes in Hampshire are set to lose their emergency alarms as part of cost-cutting measures.

Oil pipeline theft suspects bailed

Daily Echo: Esso admit health and safety breach at Fawley after worker crushed to death

8:43am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO men arrested in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of litres of fuel from one of the country’s main underground oil pipes have been bailed.



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