• £200m deal for missiles to MoD

    TWO Hampshire companies are part of a consortium that has won a contract to supply ground-to-air missiles to the Ministry of Defence. Thomson Thorn Missile Electronics at Basingstoke and Wallop Defence Systems at Middle Wallop are among sub-contractors

  • Travel Pound

    Travel Pound Austria 20.80 schillings Belgium 60.99 francs Canada 2.32 dollars Cyprus 0.85 pounds Denmark 11.33 kroner Euro 1.56 euro France 9.92 francs Germany 2.96 deutschmark Greece 498.45 drachma Holland 3.33 guilders Ireland 1.19 punts Italy 2927

  • In Port

    In Port Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Newport Bay, container, 0100, 206; Autorunner, vehicle carrier, 0730, 105; Tristan, ro-ro, 0730, 43/44; Le Castellet, ro-ro, 1300, 201 link; Goodwood, vehicle carrier, 1900, 201 link; NOL Iolite, container

  • Sex shop sold illegal videos

    VICE squad officers swooped on a Southampton sex shop and seized hard-core pornographic videos, a court heard yesterday. Police took the unusual step of prosecuting Darren Donnarumma, leaseholder of 3XXX in St Mary's Street, under the Obscene Publications

  • Find a pin pick it up

    SOUTHAMPTON schoolchildren have unearthed a 1,200-year-old Saxon cloak pin after digging up their school playground. Pupils at St Mary's Church of England Primary School dug up a host of items during half-term from the days when the city was one of the

  • Poppies to warm any heart

    PORTCHESTER war veteran David Nash presented Abbie Hymers with a poppy at the Royal British Legion stand in Fareham's shopping centre. Mr Nash, 75, fought in Europe and Japan during the Second World War. And Abbie, 4, has been in the wars herself - she

  • Search is on for new Henman in Hampshire

    THE best young players in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are about to take part in one of the most comprehensive searches for new tennis talent ever conducted in this country. Top national coaches from The Lawn Tennis Association are staging a nationwide

  • Guppy in for injured Mac

    THE chances of Southampton-born Steve Guppy getting a piece of the action for England against Scotland heightened last night when Steve McManaman pulled out of Saturday's clash with the auld enemy. Former Liverpool star Macca, earmarked to fill the left

  • Ace has to Mark time

    Mark Hughes'S future remains in the balance following further talks with the Football Association of Wales yesterday. The veteran striker is still attempting to thrash out the finer details of a four-year contract as national team manager which would

  • Stars are blown away in a Storm

    DEPLETED Solent fell victims to a Derby Storm side who lived up to their name in last night's Uni-ball Basketball Trophy match. The Midlands side, anxious to avenge their earlier defeat by Solent and on a seven-game unbeaten run, roared ahead in the first

  • Record profit rise

    McCARTHY & Stone has completed a record trading year with a 37 per cent increase in profits. Pre-tax profits came in at £39.1 million for the South Coast-based retirement housing pioneer. Turnover for the year to August 31 was £123 million, up 15

  • Pupils' tribute to war heroes

    EIGHTY-FIVE years ago, many young people swapped their classrooms for death on a bloody French battlefield. And today, pupils at a Southampton school are staging their own personal tribute to the victims of war. Around 30 sixth formers at King Edward


    A CAR dealer has offered an amazing reward in a bid to trap the arsonists who torched his garage - a free car. Southampton-based Swipe N Drive suffered £30,000 damage when a fire gutted its office and destroyed five cars. Now, director Michael Catherin

  • DJ killed by flying motorway Cat's-eye

    A TOP disc jockey was killed when a Cat's-eye leapt from a Hampshire motorway and smashed through the windscreen of a car, an inquest heard. Now a coroner is demanding a safety review of the M3 near Winchester following the death of Kemi Olusanya. The

  • Cheeky style put crimper in limelight

    IT was lights, camera, action... and CUT when hairdresser Lee Elliot found himself starring in the follow-up to The Full Monty. Lee thought he would only be seen in the background when he went along as an extra during shooting for the comedy, about the

  • Historic spot is set to open up

    A MAJOR community project to open up a treasured and historic piece of the New Forest to the public has received vital council backing with a £4,000 cash boost. At a meeting of the district council's leisure services committee, councillors agreed financial

  • Explorer to look for last Inca city

    HAMPSHIRE explorer John Pilkington is off on his travels again - this time on his most ambitious journey yet. Fulfilling a ten-year dream, he is set to walk the Royal Road of the Incas - so called because it linked the ancient Inca capitals of Quito and

  • Wilko falls to Weal power

    NICK WEAL, last year's shock finalist in the national tennis championships, won the all-Hampshire clash with Chris Wilkinson at Telford yesterday to move into this season's quarter-finals. And Weal, who had to play the qualifying competition after his

  • Manager draws an over seas blank

    ALAN BALL had a fruitless trip to Kent yesterday to watch a trio of triallists in action for Pompey Reserves. Pompey shoehorned a Finn, a Norwegian and a Portuguese into the line-up but after watching them in action against Gillingham Ball won't exactly