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  • Paper blaze

    ARSONISTS set light to a paper bank at Chapel Road, West End. Hightown firefighters put out the blaze.

  • Aircraft scare

    FAULTY brakes led to a light aircraft running off the runway at Southampton Airport, an investigation revealed. The pilot of the twin engine Beech 58 was taxiing for takeoff when the aircraft failed to execute a turn, rolled off the tarmac and became

  • Veteran mariner's toughest race yet

    AS IF sailing one of the most fearsome sailing races in the world was not tough enough, a group of yachtsmen are to overcome their own personal challenges. Hampshire sailor Colin Rouse, 43, has overcome most that the oceans can throw at him, but his latest

  • Drink driver sent to jail

    A MAN who drove while more than twice over the legal drink driving limit is starting a four-month prison sentence. Andrew Moxham, 33, of Holly Close, Sarisbury Green, pleaded guilty at Fareham Magistrates' Court to drink-driving, driving with no insurance

  • Fatal accident witness appeal

    WITNESSES to a fatal crash are being sought by Fareham traffic police. David Hewett, 57, from the town, died when his red Ford Transit plunged down an embankment, throwing him from the vehicle. The accident happened at 9am on Wednesday, October 4, near

  • Cheeky thieves' front-door raid

    POLICE in Lymington are in search of brazen thieves who broke into a high street news-agents by cutting through a front door panel. They took more than £5,000 in cash and an unknown amount of cigarettes from Lymington News at the eastern end of the High

  • Bizet's Carmen puts heat in opera feast

    FORGET about your last holiday on the Costas, the hottest love story in Spain happened over 100 years ago. Immoral was how the critics described Georges Bizet's last opera, Carmen, when it first opened, but that was back in 1875 and the world has changed

  • Couple lose everything

    A MIDDLE aged couple say they have lost everything after thieves stole their newly purchased caravan from Wyke Down Caravan Park on Sunday night. Ray and Gina Waterman were staying at the site for three weeks before moving with their brand new £17,000

  • Opening date for Anne

    New training facilities at the UK Sailing Academy at Cowes, Isle of Wight, were officially opened by the Princess Royal yesterday. The Princess, who is patron of the academy, unveiled a plaque to commemorate the opening of the new Maritime and Coast-guard

  • Veteran mariner's toughest race yet

    AS IF sailing one of the most fearsome sailing races in the world was not tough enough, a group of yachtsmen are to overcome their own personal challenges. Hampshire sailor Colin Rouse, 43, has overcome most that the oceans can throw at him, but his latest

  • HEP backs scheme for port expansion

    THE Hampshire Economic Partnership (HEP) has waded into the debate over the proposals for Dibden Bay with its support for plans to extend the Port of Southampton's container capacity. HEP - the leading economic partnership in the county - believes that

  • New deal for the best seats in the house

    The Winchester Theatre Fund has recently put two new corporate sponsors into the hot seat. Luxury chocolate manufacturers Bendicks of Mayfair and Morley & Scott chartered accounts, have pledged to become part of the furniture in the newly restored

  • In port

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: CGM Pateur, container, 0500, 204; Autofreighter, vehicle carrier, 0730, 201; Sierra Leyre, refrigerat, 1230, 101W; Oulmes, container, 1530, 204E; Vermilion Highway, ro-ro, 1530, 43; Dusseldorf Express, container

  • Sunseeker's Boat Show success

    SUNSEEKER International has sold five of its 105ft luxury motoryachts for a total of around £22.5 million after their debut at the Southampton International Boat Show last month. Poole-based Sunseeker - the world's biggest independent boatbuilder - is

  • Power cables fall on M-way

    POLICE closed part of the M3 north of Winchester for four hours overnight after contractors brought live power cables crashing down. Diversions were put in place following the drama near the A303 junction at Micheldever just after 1am. Police said lighting

  • Leak exposes unhealthy risk

    Deep splits at the heart of Hampshire's health service have been exposed in a confidential report on the authority's future. It describes a "Berlin Wall" between health and social services which is wasting money and bedspace. And health managers are accused

  • Hospitals name and shame table

    A NEW set of league tables showing which hospitals have the best - and the worst - records on hygiene have been launched today by Health Minister, John Denham MP. The Southampton Itchen MP told the Daily Echo that publishing the information is the latest

  • Tools are taken from vehicle

    A HAUL of power tools worth £1,670 was taken by thieves who smashed the rear window of a Vauxhall hatchback parked in a yard in Hedge End's Bursledon Road. The thieves made off with a black case containing a Dewalt jigsaw drill, a torch and three batteries

  • Police name crash victim

    THE VICTIM of a fatal road accident in Boorley Green last Thursday night has been named as 30-year-old Bruce Kimber, from Hedge End. Bachelor Mr Kimber, a boatyard worker who lived alone in the town's Haileybury Gardens, died from severe head injuries

  • Hampshire CC in turmoil

    HAMPSHIRE chairman Brian Ford is on the verge of sensationally resigning, the Echo can reveal. Ford is set to tender his resignation later this week, a move which could plunge the club into turmoil as they prepare to move to their new headquarters at

  • Common ground

    THE Common in Southampton is a fantastic place, a mini-forest as it were, set virtually in the centre of our city and owned by us! We, the people, can go there anytime, without hindrance or entrance fee, enjoy the scenery, weather, freedom or even to

  • Stereo stolen

    AN ALPINE stereo unit worth £250 was stolen from a Rover 214 in Hathaway Close, Eastleigh.

  • I miss my David every single day

    THE EMOTIONAL pain felt by Christine Close since her husband was killed by a schizophrenic has steadily worsened. She passes sleepless nights pacing round her kitchen. She has shied away from social gatherings. But the widow has consistently compaigned

  • Teeny greens get bus travel

    THERE'S a new colony of Little Owls in the New Forest but these fledglings don't fly - they travel by bus. Little Owls nature study club for toddlers - run by the Countryside Education Trust at Beaulieu - is using wheels to reach more "teeny greens".

  • Vandals damage parked cars

    Vandals caused damage to several cars in the vicinity of Lymington High Street. Three cars parked outside St Thomas Church had their wing mirrors broken, and other vehicles parked nearby were also damaged. And petrol worth £10 was stolen from a car left

  • In the pink for charity

    TWO Andover companies took part in Get in the Pink day to support the Cancer Research Campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff at the Andover Advertiser and Guilbert UK wore a pink item of clothing on Friday in a symbolic variation of dress

  • GP's rats warning

    A LUDGERSHALL GP has criticised Kennet District Councils failure to use wheelie bins and claims refuse bags encourage rats. Parish councillor Dr Tony Greig also believes the black bag system endangers the health of refuse collectors and children by increasing

  • Lock up homes warning

    ANDOVER police are warning householders to lock up their properties even when they are at home during the dark winter evenings. A housewife living in Adelaide Road was startled to find two teenage youths in her kitchen just after 7pm. She had gone to

  • Getting on with Alan

    POLITICS is a funny business. All political parties are the same. Everyone is squabbling over Europe. The education system and the National Health Service are in decline. No, it's not England in the year 2000, it's a fictional account of politics in the

  • I miss my David every single day

    THE EMOTIONAL pain felt by Christine Close since her husband was killed by a schizophrenic has steadily worsened. She passes sleepless nights pacing round her kitchen. She has shied away from social gatherings. But the widow has consistently compaigned

  • Do we want bay proposals? NO!

    THE VILLAGE at the heart of the row over plans for a huge new port development on Southamp-ton Water has overwhelmingly rejected the proposals. Southampton Docks owner Associated British Ports has lodged applications to build a new container terminal

  • Pumpkin show lights charity's hope

    SOUTHAMPTON went pumpkin-mad at a festival in support of tall ships charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Prize specimens and pumpkin art were displayed and more than 30 varieties of the autumn fruit were auctioned at the event in the Royal Victoria Country

  • Patients will find new centre a tonic

    PATIENTS in Hampshire are set to benefit from a new NHS walk-in centre after it was given the green light by planners. It will provide on-the-spot health and social care advice 365 days a year to residents in western Southampton after getting the go ahead

  • Dramatic expansion into Europe

    Owners of the port of Southampton's major dry docking operation, A&P, are poised for a dramatic expansion into continental Europe. Negotiations are now at an advanced stage between the British ship repairer and conversion specialist and organisations

  • New technology is the business way forward

    The South East of England will "live or die" on its ability to create a dynamic "knowledge-based" economy. That is the message from the Chairman of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), Allan Willett CMG, at the SEEDA Annual Open Meeting

  • Sony 's new 300 jobs boost

    THREE hundred new high-tech jobs are to be created at Basingstoke under a major expansion programme by Japanese electronics giant Sony. The £10 million investment by Sony at Viables signals its firm future in the town, where Sony has already established

  • Fuelling stop for budding writers

    MORE than 100 budding writers whose enthusiasm was unleashed by the Winchester conference have asked for some creative refuelling. The annual writers' conference is holding a weekend next month to allow the scribes to pull off the writing road. They can

  • Mum's vow to leave home

    THE mother of a Hampshire girl who died in what is believed to be a hanging accident, has vowed never to return to the family home where it happened. Lisha Womack found her two-year-old daughter Nicola hanging from her dress strap on the window ledge

  • Couple together beneath the sea

    A HAMPSHIRE woman whose husband died on a British battleship sunk by a German U-boat during the Second World War, has been reunited with him in death exactly 61 years after the tragedy. The ashes of Dorothy Golding, who died last November aged 94, were

  • Pumpkin show lights charity's hope

    SOUTHAMPTON went pumpkin-mad at a festival in support of tall ships charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Prize specimens and pumpkin art were displayed and more than 30 varieties of the autumn fruit were auctioned at the event in the Royal Victoria Country

  • Rose blossoms as the light fades

    JUSTIN ROSE admits that three months ago he was "playing like a muppet." Now he fears no-one. A big turn around in the self belief which almost deserted him in the slump after his fourth place in the Royal Birkdale Open of 1998 has put the 20-year-old