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  • Frightening four's rock show rolls in

    YOU probably shouldn't judge a band by its name, but in the case of And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, we'll allow you to make an exception. No perky pop or freshly-scrubbed teenage faces here. This anarchic rock band are from Austin, Texas and

  • Decision expected on vital link road

    DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott's decision on the long-awaited bypass for Eastleigh could be imminent, civic chiefs have been told. The route from Chickenhall Lane to Wide Lane, which is vital to a planned £60 million business park development at

  • County acts as one to save shipbuilding

    GIVE the South a fair share! That is the message going out to the government from Hampshire as the all-out campaign to save shipbuilding in the region begins today. Links are being forged across the county as influential business executives, workers'

  • Legal threat gone to pots

    THEY may be just pieces of plastic to some, but the humble plant pots at one Hampshire nursery have become the centre of a High Court battle that will change the way 9,000 British nurseries operate. It is because they are plastic that the Environment

  • Every child to get free nursery time

    EVERY child in Hampshire is to get two free nursery terms - thanks to a £6 million government hand-out. The cash will end the current lottery of places for three-year-olds that has angered parents across the county. Parents, councillors and MPs spoke

  • Helena killer snared by DNA

    A BRUTAL killer has been found guilty of the murder of Hampshire scientist Helena Green-wood with help of the DNA evidence she helped to pioneer. David Frediani remained at large for 15 years until the ground-breaking technology that Dr Greenwood helped

  • CITY'S 450 JOBS BOOST

    FINANCIAL giant Skandia Group is set to create another 450 jobs in Southampton, the Echo can reveal. The company, which has just announced record breaking increases in business, is looking to take on the new permanent and temporary employees this year

  • Nursing school that's at the cutting edge

    The new £7 million state-of-the-art School of Nursing and Midwifery just opened at Southampton University was built by Hampshire-based Dean & Dyball. The four-storey Nightingale Building on the University's Highfield campus was opened by Dame Yvonne

  • Space in demand for booming industry

    DEMAND in the industrial market will remain high this year, with the telecoms, parcel delivery and courier markets particularly buoyant. Michael Green, partner at King Sturge in Southampton, said, "The industrial/warehouse property market is in good shape

  • Top of the premier cruising league

    Southampton Docks is due to handle a record-breaking number of cruise ship calls this year. The city can once again boast being the country's premier cruise port with more luxury ships arriving and departing in Southampton than all the rest of the UK

  • On the right wicket with Hawk-Eye

    ROKE Manor research director Paul Hawkins should be bowled over by his new role. He has just taken over as director of the innovations business unit at one of the world's most innovative engineering technology centres. Paul, 26, joined the company in

  • GMX goes on the expansion trail

    SOUTHAMPTON-based communications consultancy GMX is on the expansion trail with three new appointments and a broadening of its work. Set up in 1996, the company specialises in public affairs and public relations and director Stephen Pomeroy said the appointment

  • Team of masseurs ready to get athletes in shape for 10k

    THIS year's B&Q Eastleigh 10Km Road Race will be offering an increasingly popular service as part of the race build-up. There will a team of three qualified sports masseurs on hand to provide both pre and post-race massages within the main sports

  • Morris signs on for the Brockenhurst bandwagon

    BROCKENHURST have underlined their ambition by adding former Hereford, Torquay and AFC Bournemouth defender Dave Morris to their blossoming squad. The 29-year-old former Bashley skipper has moved back to the New Forest from Dr Martens Eastern Division

  • Petrescu seeking first start

    DAN PETRESCU is in line for his first Saints start against Leicester tomorrow after coming through 45 minutes of a reserve team friendly. The Romanian (pictured) has made only one brief appearance as substitute since moving from Bradford. A virus ruled

  • Junction has been scene of nine accidents

    HIGHWAY chiefs are aiming to protect cyclists by redesigning a Totton roundabout that has been the scene of nine accidents in three years. Hampshire County Council is drawing up plans to improve safety at the junction of the A336 Ringwood Road, Larchwood

  • Mogridge prospers on Belgian shores

    Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mogridge from Fareham put in a fine performance during the two-day friendly international between Belgium Federation and the Sea Anglers Match Federation along the Belgium coastlines by coming second overall and being the top

  • Get shirty with Pompey and pick a new kit

    For the first time in the Saints pages history we are running a competition with a prize - and it involves the chance to be nasty about Pompey. What could be better? With the help of Saints fan Trevor Phillips we have come up with a great contest - another

  • Commuter plans

    CIVIC officials in Eastleigh want to know if people are aware of green commuter plans in a bid to reduce car travel to work. At the borough's Eastleigh local area committee, Peter Luffman, said the council was increasingly asking applicants to produce

  • Woman unaware of burglars in her home

    POLICE are warning Eastleigh's senior citizens to be on their guard after a break-in targeted an elderly woman in her own home. Raiders ransacked the bedroom of the 84-year-old Chandler's Ford woman while she sat in another room oblivious to the theft

  • Decision expected on vital link road

    DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott's decision on the long-awaited bypass for Eastleigh could be imminent, civic chiefs have been told. The route from Chickenhall Lane to Wide Lane, which is vital to a planned £60 million business park development at

  • Angus shows why he's a class act

    ANGUS Maclean demonstrated why he has been earmarked as a future world class performer by UK Athletics by lifting his first senior title over 1500 metres at the Norwich Union AAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham. But, though it was a major feather in

  • A man of the Forest

    THE New Forest's Official Verderer, Maldwin Drummond, has paid tribute to one of his predecessors. As reported in yesterday's Daily Echo, Sir Dudley Forwood, who was Official Verderer from 1974 to 1982, has died at the age of 89. Mr Drummond said: "The

  • Fears growing over 'vulnerable' pensioner

    FEARS are growing for the safety of a "very vulnerable" New Forest pensioner who has been missing for several days. Sylvia Morris suffers from schizophrenia and other mental problems - but is thought to have stopped taking her medication. Mrs Morris,

  • Safety fears spark roundabout rethink

    HIGHWAY chiefs are aiming to protect cyclists by redesigning a Totton roundabout that has been the scene of nine accidents in three years. Hampshire County Council is drawing up plans to improve safety at the junction of the A336 Ringwood Road, Larchwood

  • Unease grows on £4m estate

    A FLAGSHIP Hampshire housing estate unveiled last year to a fanfare of praise has already come in for flak over fears of increasing vandalism, litter and hooliganism. Tenants living in Bursledon's Pilands Wood have been criticised by local councillors

  • Pensioners warned to take extra care

    POLICE are warning Eastleigh's senior citizens to be on their guard after a break-in targeted an elderly woman in her own home. Raiders ransacked the bedroom of the 84-year-old Chandler's Ford woman while she sat in another room oblivious to the theft

  • Dance troupe is in step for laughs

    MODERN dance and a sense of humour go together about as well as oil and water. But the youthful Dansconnect promise a more light-hearted alternative to the arty, over-earnest shape-throwing of most "cutting-edge" dance groups when they bring their inspired

  • On-line shopping is made easy, thanks to chamber

    The Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce on-line shop will shortly be available. Simply by clicking on the shop menu item, you can access most of the chamber's commercial services on-line. The shop will allow you to book events such

  • Move sparks jobs bonanza

    MULTI-BILLION pound business by Southampton- based Skandia Group is sparking a major jobs bonanza locally as the company takes over yet another city centre property. The Southampton success story of the insurance giant just keeps growing and growing,

  • Show us your all-round excellence

    BUSINESSES that can demonstrate all-round business excellence, innovation of products or services and a company-wide commitment to the community are being urged to enter the Daily Echo Hampshire Business Awards 2001. Sponsors are seeking entries from

  • End of line for telecom group

    A WINCHESTER telecom company once acclaimed as one of the brightest companies in the South is today up for sale at the hands of administrative receivers. Majority of the 70-strong workforce at Eurotel Telecoms Group, based at St George's Street, Winchester

  • Chlorine spill brings firm fine

    A DOUBLE pollution spill near Winchester has cost a Hampshire salad processing company more than £12,000. Geest has admitted two charges of causing chlorine-contaminated effluent to enter a tributary of the River Alre near Old Alresford on April 7 and

  • HOMEWARD BOUND

    ELLEN MacArthur is on the verge of becoming the fastest woman to sail non-stop around the world after dramatically taking the lead in the gruelling Vendee Globe race. The 24-year-old from Cowes briefly nudged ahead of French rival Michel Desjoyeaux on

  • Let's get physical

    So, how are all those new year resolutions to keep fit going? By now, most of us have already fallen by the wayside. It's not even February yet and that membership to the gym looks like money wasted. With the best will in the world, it can be hard to

  • Youth will have its fling with cash aid

    HEDGE End's blossoming youth town council is set to ask other local youngsters for some cash aid. Young town council members are to approach a youth grants panel run by Eastleigh council's Hedge End, West End and Botley local area committee for a hand

  • Line praises Hampshire fightback

    A Kent killer spell finished Hampshire's Liberty Trophy aspirations at Camberley just when it seemed Peter Line's men were destined to reach the semi-finals. "Their burst decided the match," admitted Hampshire boss Line. "Some of the Kent skips bowled

  • Atherley's double win

    ATHERLEY are celebrating a marvellous double after their ladies swamped East Dorset in the Yetton Trophy and their men staged an incredible comeback to beat Egham in the London and Southern Counties Single Rink Championship. Although they were confident

  • Julia on the Wright lines after injury

    JENNIFER Capriati's Australian Open triumph over Martina Hingis at the weekend struck a chord with young Hampshire tennis player Julia Wright. Capriati's problems in tennis have been well documented. Ten years ago she was the new teenage wonder, then

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivings: Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Black Prince, cruise ship, 0700, 106; Mignon, vehicle carrier, 0730, 34/35; Celtic King, general, 0800, 204W; Astra Sea, general, 0830, Marchwood; Ilona G, general, 0830, 47; Tokyo Express

  • Missing girls return

    TWO teenagers who had been missing from their homes for a week have returned. Fears were growing after Kerry Hutchings, 13, and 16-year-old Michelle Gretch failed to return on the evening of January 23. Kerry, pictured, lives at a children's home in Bournemouth

  • Driver sentence slammed

    A JUDGE is at the centre of criticism today after a driver resp-onsible for a crash which killed a father-of-two walked free from court. The grieving family of 46-year-old Jeffrey Nobes described as "ridiculous" the sentence of 19-year-old Dave Winton

  • Dawson never looked back after £3k loan

    WHEN he was a young and fanciful 25-year-old, Peter Dawson took out a £3,000 bank loan so he could play golf on the European Tour. Thirty-five years on, he's starting out all over again and showing a decent profit from the tournament scene. The left-hander

  • Lorry driver denies causing boy's death

    A LORRY driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a schoolboy was killed in an accident last year has pleaded not guilty. Michael Marsh, 56, of Ashleigh Close, Hythe, appeared before a judge at Winchester Crown Court yesterday. He was

  • Duncan swims in for pool surprise

    OLYMPIC swimming gold medallist Duncan Goodhew has re-launched Southern Water's Learn to Swim scheme at Applemore Recreation Centre near Hythe. He made a surprise visit which also coincided with the re-opening of the pool after six-weeks for major works

  • HOMEWARD BOUND

    ELLEN MacArthur is on the verge of becoming the fastest woman to sail non-stop around the world after dramatically taking the lead in the gruelling Vendee Globe race. The 24-year-old from Cowes briefly nudged ahead of French rival Michel Desjoyeaux on