Porn shock: children find hardcore film inside brand new DVD player bought from Asda

Daily Echo: HORROR: Gillian Scammell, who bought a new DVD player from Asda only to discover that it contained a gay porn video

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A mother was left horrified after her nine-year-old daughters found a hardcore porn movie inside their new DVD player.

Burnt toast caused fire

Daily Echo: The Fire Brigades Union has voted in favour of a nationwide strike over a dispute about pensions

8:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Southampton home to tackle a blaze caused by burnt toast.

Seal pops up in Southampton Water

Daily Echo: CLOSE ENCOUNTER: The seal which kept kayaker Steve Blight company during his early morning kayak on Southampton Water

10:12am Thursday 27th March 2014

A KAYAKER made a surprise new friend when out on Southampton Water - a playful seal.

'Get off that horse - you're too fat'

Daily Echo: 'Get off that horse - you're too fat' - the insult that drove woman to shed half her size

7:25am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON woman is half the size she used to be and has a new lease of life after losing six stone to avoid being confined to a wheelchair.

Anger at plan for cut-price pub beer at PoundPub

Daily Echo: PoundPub

2:30pm Monday 24th March 2014

PLANS to open a discount PoundPub in a new-look North-East town centre provoked outrage among campaigners and councillors last night.

Drunk woman who 'moonwalked' down bowling lane and tried to start fight is fined

Daily Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates Court

5:40am Friday 21st March 2014

A DRUNK woman who moonwalked down a bowling lane and tried to incite a fight has been fined and given a year’s ban from Bowlplex.

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.

UPDATE: Man found staggering on A66 after having penis cut off is now conscious

Daily Echo: Police close a section of the A66 to search for the man's severed penis

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

A MAN who was placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering horrific mutilation to his groin and the loss of his penis is now conscious.

Kelly Brook's ex-boyfriend crashed van full of dead badgers into bus shelter in Gloucester

Daily Echo: David McIntosh pictured on his Instagram account king_david85

3:30pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE ex-boyfriend of model Kelly Brook crashed a van full of dead badgers into a bus shelter in Gloucester during the controversial cull, a court heard this morning.

Garage owner sells Jeremy Clarkson’s top-of-the-range motor

Daily Echo: Chris Carey of Emerald Motor Company with Clarkson’s former car.

10:40am Tuesday 4th March 2014

IT’S a used car with only one previous owner.

Hunt after hundreds of pounds of sex toys stolen from shop

Daily Echo: The man wanted by polie after the theft of sex toys from an adult store in Southampton

1:50pm Thursday 20th February 2014

POLICE are searching for this man after he fled with £100-worth of sex toys from an adult shop.

Mystery over outbreak of cat shaving incidents

Daily Echo: Cats in Swindon have been returning home missing patches of shaved fur

3:11pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

WILTSHIRE police are appealing for information following several reports of cats returning home to their owners with their fur shaved off.

12 things almost every teenager in Southampton experienced during the 90s

Daily Echo: Power in the Park 1997

11:00am Friday 31st January 2014

LIFE these days may be dominated by rent, mortgages, jobs and children, but there was a simplier time - and hopefully these will jog your memories of easier days!

VIDEO: Ferry smashes into to shore

Daily Echo: A brutal way to scrap a ship - dare you watch?

11:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

For more than 20 years, the MS Pride of Calais plied her way across the English channel disgorging thousands of motorists and holidaymakers in France.

10 interesting things you may not know about Southampton

Daily Echo: Southampton as seen from the air

12:13pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Ten surprising facts about Southampton's history.

Single man takes to streets with placard looking for romance with 'hot brunette'

Daily Echo: Gerald Abrahams looks for love in Kingston, outside the Bentall Centre

10:50am Thursday 9th January 2014

A man who took to the streets of Kingston with billboards in search of love landed a date after bracing the wind and rain outside the Bentall Centre.

Woman pulls truck through Brighton with her hair

Daily Echo: Woman pulls truck through Brighton with her hair

9:35am Wednesday 8th January 2014

A hair-raising strong woman pulled a four ton truck 20 metres along a Brighton street with just her flowing locks.

13 of the world's weirdest drinking laws you'll avoid breaking in Dry January

Daily Echo: Have you given up drinking alcohol for Dry January?

6:00am Wednesday 8th January 2014

TO the 16,000-plus people who have pledged to stay off the booze during Dry January, we salute you.

Rooster found in hotel room

Daily Echo: A rooster, similar to the one found in a Southampton hotel room

6:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

STAFF at a Hampshire hotel couldn’t believe their eyes when they went to clean one of its rooms – and discovered a live rooster strutting about.

Dramatic escape of drunk man lying in road nearly hit by bus - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Drunk man lying in road narrowly missed by bus - video

12:02pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

THIS is the moment a bus driver's quick thinking saved a man's life.

Steak and kidney pie 'destroyed' in cooking fire

Daily Echo: Woman cut from wreckage of car after A120 crash

9:30am Monday 30th December 2013

Firefighters were called to deal with a cooking fire at a flat in Mudeford Road at 6.24pm on Saturday.

Puppy at Battersea Dogs Home found to have digested three sets of women's knickers

Daily Echo: Barney and the pants

6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

A stray puppy was rescued by vets after her digested three sets of women's knickers.

Three wolves shot dead after escape from Colchester Zoo

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A WOLF which escaped from Colchester Zoo this morning has been shot dead. It followed a day of drama and huge hunt for the animal - three wolves were shot dead in total after escaping through a damaged enclosure.

York dog looks just like Hitler

Daily Echo: Patch the dog who bears a remarkable resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

7:54am Monday 25th November 2013

NOBODY calls Patch by his real name anymore.

Bus stolen and taken on joyride

Daily Echo: A Xelabus double decker

4:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013

AN INVESTIGATION is under way into how a thief managed to steal a double decker bus and go on a “joyride” across Hampshire.

Video: Students dancing in pants stop traffic

Daily Echo: Students in nothing but pants stop traffic as they dance along Southampton street

11:03am Friday 11th October 2013

THE sight of a group of 10 students wearing nothing but white pants stunned residents on one of Southampton's main roads.

Alternative Brighton zombie invasion also halted on health and safety grounds

Daily Echo: Alternative Brighton zombie invasion also halted on health and safety grounds

10:08am Monday 7th October 2013

Another planned zombie march through Brighton has been cancelled due to safety fears.

Chihuahua saves mum and toddler

Daily Echo: Piccolo the chihuahua who stood up to a threatening man

10:13am Wednesday 11th September 2013

SHE may only be ten inches tall but little Piccolo the Chihuahua has been hailed a hero after saving a terrified mum and her baby who she feared was about to be abducted.

Sleeping with strangers to get pregnant

Daily Echo: Strangers met in a hotel room for sex. Photo posed by models

10:52am Tuesday 27th August 2013

An exclusive Daily Echo investigation can today reveal how some women desperate to become mothers are having sex with total strangers to get pregnant. Tara Russell went undercover to find out more about the sordid world of unlicensed sperm donation websites

A fly swat? We’ll need ID for that!

Daily Echo: Nicola Butcher with the fly swat

10:21am Tuesday 27th August 2013

KNIVES, swords, knuckledusters and batons can all be described as offensive weapons.

Firefighters rescue seagull from scaffolding and peacock from roof

Daily Echo: The bird on a roof in Kingsbridge Avenue (photo: Angela Graham)

3:28pm Monday 19th August 2013

So far this year firefighters in Sutton have rescued a seagull stuck on some scaffolding and an injured peacock on roof.

VIDEO: Angry deer chase away park walkers

Daily Echo: Jazz the dog is no stranger

2:43pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

A dog owner is filming people running for their lives to warn people of the dangers of deer in parks.

Crystal Palace statue loses its head - but how?

Daily Echo: Neville De Souza with the head.

1:00pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

A businessman is trying to fathom how an old stone head got stuck in a former pub’s coal chute.

Family's new 'box loo' backfires

Daily Echo: The family with the temporary chemical loo

10:01am Wednesday 14th August 2013

A family has been using their neighbour’s toilet after their new external "box loo" went wrong.

Head found in Anerley pub - do you know who it is?

Daily Echo: The statue head found in the former Thicket Pub, Anerley Road.

10:27am Tuesday 13th August 2013

THE head of a statue has been found in an Anerley pub, but can News Shopper readers put a name to the face carved in the stone?

Surge in trampoline-related injuries prompts hospital warning

Daily Echo: Jemma West, 13, does a front drop on the trampoline. Picture: OX56026 Antony Moore

8:36am Tuesday 13th August 2013

Energetic youngsters have been urged to be careful on trampolines and not bounce their way to A&E after a surge of injuries.

Pub worker tells of creating toxic fumes while cleaning urinal

Daily Echo: The Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower in Ashtead

8:00am Thursday 8th August 2013

A pub worker cleaning a urinal almost succumbed to fatally toxic fumes after he unwittingly created a mixture used in chemical warfare during WW1.

Golfer gets two holes-in-one on the same day

Daily Echo: Brian Hughes celebrates getting two holes-in-one on the same day at Ampfield Golf Club

11:30am Friday 12th July 2013

WHEN Brian Hughes dusted off his clubs and returned to the golf course for the first time in nearly 30 years you may have expected him to be a bit rusty.

Dartford mother grows strawberry in shape of a penis

Daily Echo: The penis-shaped strawberry.

10:49am Wednesday 10th July 2013

AN UNUSUAL-shaped strawberry caused s-creams of laughter when a Dartford mother found it growing on her vegetable plot.

Catford fox horror for man on toilet

Daily Echo: Anthony Schofield says he was attacked by a fox which burst in on him as he sat on the toilet

9:32am Tuesday 9th July 2013

A CATFORD man was driven potty after being attacked by a fox which burst in on him as he sat on the toilet.

Shopper’s anger at Crayford Sainsbury’s checkout mobile phone ban

Daily Echo: Jo Clarke outside Sainsbury's in Crayford

9:21am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

A SUPERMARKET has apologised to a customer who was left speechless after being banned from using her mobile phone at a Crayford checkout.

Whitby councillor claims to have fathered alien child

Daily Echo: Simon Parkes who will star in a documentary about his alien encounters

10:00pm Monday 17th June 2013

A LABOUR politician has defended his beliefs in extra-terrestrial life, after claiming to have fathered a child with an alien.

Man chops off own penis on Penryn street: UPDATE

Daily Echo: Crash closes A39 Newquay Road

12:20pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

An eyewitness has spoken of the horrific scenes in Penryn on Friday when a man chopped his penis off with a kitchen knife in front of horrified onlookers.

Sci-fi rivals clash at convention

Daily Echo: Trouble flared at a fair hosted by the Norwich Star Wars Club

5:37pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

Police were called to a sci-fi convention after a confrontation between costumed characters from rival clubs.

Battersea Power Station filled with bra clad women and men for The MoonWalk

Daily Echo:

8:00am Monday 13th May 2013

Battersea Power Station was filled with an army of people dressed in pink bras for a charity walk.

Vortex to another dimension reported in Brighton

Daily Echo: Vortex to another dimension reported in Brighton

9:00am Sunday 12th May 2013

Council bosses have been left mystified after reports of a wormhole to another portal has opened in a residential street in Brighton.

Woman threatens boycott of milkmen after noisy early-morning rounds

Daily Echo: Is milk delivery really so noisy in Epsom?

8:00am Thursday 9th May 2013

A woman, who threatened a boycott over noisy milk rounds in the middle of the night believes the company has taken action to end the problem.

Cat owners warned of flower threat

Daily Echo: Tilly the cat is now recovering

7:00am Wednesday 8th May 2013

Cat lovers have been warned of the dangers a humble flower could hold to their beloved pets after one feline had a narrow escape.

Builder, roofer, and electrician go to health spa to find out 'what women want'

Daily Echo: Umbrella Group members get pampered

5:30am Wednesday 8th May 2013

Tradesmen swapped their tools for nail files, slices of cucumber and face creams when they found out what women want as part of a new initiative.

Shakespeare gets a Harlem Shake makeover

Daily Echo: Youthful: Charlotte Powell will appear in a new-look Julius Caesar

7:00am Tuesday 7th May 2013

Children can engage with Shakespeare’s great tragedy in special daytime performances.



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