• Country walk - The Globe on the lake

    "WATER, water everywhere" could well be the motto for this walk, which follows the river Alre and passes some of the many ponds it feeds. New Alresford was chosen in the 13th century by the Bishop of Winchester as a suitable place to found a new town,


    Welcome to our weekly wine column, written by expert Lee Middleton There's a popular misconception that just because a wine is labeled organic it happens to be good - or at least good for you. Well that's utter b - sorry, I almost forgot

  • The real Lord Montagu

    RACHEL LAMB talks exclusively to the third Baron Montagu of Beaulieu as he breaks his silence on his fascinating life and talks for the first time about his sexuality DURING the 1950s homosexuality was not only severely frowned upon but also illegal.

  • County top guns miss big clash

    Hampshire selectors have been forced to make changes for the tough away match against Lancashire in a couple of weeks. The rearranged fixture means Les Wallace will not be in the country for the vital British Inter County contest and Andy Jenkins also


    BRITAIN'S best Olympics since the "Chariots of Fire" Games in 1924 became even better today as Hampshire yachtsmen won more medals. Winchester's Iain Percy bagged gold in the Finn class while Ian Walker and Emsworth's Mark Covell achieved silver in the

  • FOOTBALL - Full time scores

    Full time scores from the top clubs in the South Southampton 1 - Middlesbrough 3 Brentford 3 - Bournemouth 2 Burnley 1 - Portsmouth 1</b Converted for the new archive on 25 January 2001. Some images and formatting may have been lost in the conversion


    Southampton 1 - Middlesbrough 3 Middlesbrough spoilt the party at The Dell - taking the shine off Saints' two big announcements by ending Southampton's winning run. But Glenn Hoddle's men had only themselves to blame as they had more than enough chances

  • Boxes cheer war children

    SAMARITAN'S Purse, the Eastleigh-based Christian charity, has launched its Operation Christmas Child (OCC) project 2000. Last year, with the help of Daily Echo readers, the charity sent 65,000 shoeboxes full of children's gifts to youngsters in war-torn

  • Pub pup has a taste for nuts

    OSCAR the dog doesn't often create a performance - unless he can't eat his favourite snack of crisps and nuts. The eight-month-old terrier was brought up in an inner London pub so his diet consisted of bar snacks and the odd sip of lager. But it wasn't

  • Cruise crisis delays Oriana

    DAMAGED luxury cruise liner Oriana is due to limp into Southampton early tomorrow. P&O's Oriana was due to slip her moorings at Southampton's Mayflower terminal for a 12-night cruise around the Canary Islands tonight. But delays on the journey from

  • Murder charge man dead in cell

    A MAN found dead in prison was suffering psychiatric problems while awaiting trial on a murder charge, it has been revealed. There were worries about the state of mind of Ian Holms while in Winchester prison as his trial loomed for the alleged murder

  • Son shopped by parents is jailed

    A Southampton teenager is behind bars after being shopped to police by his own parents. Robin and Diane Horgan said they were devastated by the agonising choice they had made but would stand by the youngster. A judge praised the pair when he put Joseph

  • We just want to hold Harry

    PARENTS Zara and Tim Hogg have just one wish: to cuddle the baby they love. But this most natural of all actions is impossible for the couple. The moment their son was born, Harry was whisked away by nurses at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, who

  • Lawn and order

    NOW is the time to sow grass from seed, when the soil is warm and moist. You need to prepare the soil by digging over the area well and removing debris, big stones and perennial weeds. A tined cultivator is a good idea for breaking the soil's surface.

  • Explorer of the Seas

    As the biggest cruise ship ever to visit Southampton Docks arrives next week, KEITH HAMILTON finds out why the latest addition to the Royal Caribbean International fleet is so special It's big, very big, in fact, there are no words large enough to describe

  • Team spirit high as crew looks to improve

    The winner of the first leg of the BT Global Challenge has been tied up safely in Boston for more than two days now after spending 18 days at sea. Quadstone skipper Alex Phillips from Hampshire sailed a superb course and impressed the entire fleet with

  • Stars on wrong side of Jackson

    SOLENT Stars can expect to come face-to-face with "the one that got away" when they travel to last season's treble winners Teeside Mohawks in the National Basketball League Conference tomorrow (Sunday, October 1, 4pm). One of the chief dangermen for the

  • The Quays is packed for major gala

    SIXTEEN southern clubs descended on the Quays for the Millennium Inter-League Gala challenge between the Hants & South Coast League and Southern Junior League. Hants & South Coast won by 2351 points to 1863 - with Winchester City Penguins picking

  • Looking back at the South...

    KEITH HAMILTON looks through past editions of the Echo and reviews the issues which made the headlines 50 Years Ago An Andover bride found herself with an unusual wedding present, a friesian cow called Judy. The former land girl looked after Judy while

  • Adult classes need shake-up

    PEOPLE on low incomes are being denied access to Hampshire's adult education service by high fees, underfunding and lack of planning, inspectors found. Their report for the Office for Standards in Education has triggered a shake-up of the service involving

  • Consider those who need cars

    TWO SOUTHAMPTON residents hoping the country won't be plunged into crisis again in mid-November when the trucker's 60-day deadline expires, are Kay and Dennis Rickman. Both registered disabled and dependent on their car for shopping and getting around

  • Playing at park beats training

    SAINTS players took a break from training - to play on the rides at Paultons Park. Virtually the whole squad joined in the fun when an army of Southampton's taxi drivers took children from three of the city's special schools - Mordaunt House, Hope Lodge

  • A voyage of hope and compassion

    DARING sailor Ray Rhoades is setting off for the mysterious Bermuda Triangle in a bid to raise cash for children suffering with a condition that blisters the skin at the slightest touch. He is aiming to raise £40,000 for a local-linked charity DEBRA,