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  • Young Saints go off to Pompey

    SOUTHAMPTON'S first team may not be in action on Saturday - Glenn Hoddle's squad will be travelling north ahead of Sunday's Premiership clash with Newcastle United - but Young Saints will be. They head down the M27 to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth's

  • Flagship pub site housing approved

    CIVIC chiefs have approved a housing plan in Eastleigh which can become a flagship of national importance. A partnership development will see Eastleigh Housing Associa-tion provide 15 flats in a three-storey terraced block on the front of the recently

  • Southampton let two goal cushion vanish

    Southampton's first team looked comfortably in control of their match against Petersfield before they blew a two-goal cushion to end up losing. Despite the absence of five regulars, Southampton went 2-0 up thanks to Gary Watts (pictured left) and Kelvin

  • Who's nicked my nappies?

    TODDLER Daniel Sargent has become one of Hampshire's youngest crime victims - after falling prey to nappy-nickers. The thief struck after a bag of fresh nappies was left on the doorstep of his Totton home by delivery firm Cotton Bottoms. Daniel's mum

  • Order imposed to protect woodland

    A TREASURED woodland has been saved from the chop after a spate of tree-felling set off local concerns. A green protection order has been slapped on the ten acres of privately-owned land in Old Netley to prevent any further destruction. Villagers were

  • Course plotted to win shipyard fight

    SOS! Save our Shipbuilding, that is the loud and clear message that has gone out to the government from the South as the battle to save the industry and hundreds of local jobs was launched in Southampton. With one voice the region is telling the government

  • Suspicious flat fire put lives in danger

    RESIDENTS of an Eastleigh housing complex have had a lucky escape after an unoccupied flat was set alight in a suspected arson attack. The fire was spotted by an alert neighbour who managed to raise the alarm to allow the tenants of Drummond Court block

  • Artful invite earns Dodger's approval

    ARTFUL Dodger star Mark Hill could not resist when he was invited to meet some of Southampton's real life artful dodgers. The invitation came from Fairbridge Solent - a Southampton group working with young people coming to terms with problems such as

  • Long-lost letter that may yet be delivered

    THE FIRST clues to the identity of the Hampshire resident who is due a delayed letter 45 years after it was posted have been uncovered. The mystery letter addressed to a Mr R Barton living at Hedge End's Shamblehurst Lane caravan site in 1956 was found

  • Brookspeed get the Needell for series!

    TELEVISION motor presenter Tiff Needell has been signed up by Southampton-based GT team Brookspeed for the inaugural British Interactive SportsCar Championship. Off screen, Needell is one of the UK's most experienced racing drivers. The man from Petersfield

  • Drug check after schoolboy death

    A HAMPSHIRE schoolboy who died after a fall outside a pub was taking acne medication that could be linked to his death. A coroner in Portsmouth yesterday referred the drug Roaccutane to the Committee for the Safety of Medicines after hearing how 16-year-old

  • Late replacement ruins Fareham's run

    FAREHAM Town's five-match unbeaten run ground to a halt last night with a 2-1 Jewson Wessex League defeat at Hamble ASSC. Hero for the Planemakers was young Tony Perryman who was only in the team because Andy McColm had been waylaid at work - and he duly

  • DESPERATE DAN: let me at 'em!

    DAN PETRESCU is straining at the leash ahead of his full Saints debut at home to Leicester tonight - his first senior start for more than a month. The Romanian international has not played a full game since Bradford's clash at Chelsea on December 23 and

  • Macdonald takes runners-up slot despite tumble

    TWO weeks ago Andrew Macdonald (GA Cycles) took a tumble on the opening lap of the veterans' race at the British Cyclo-cross Championships and lost his chance of matching, if not improving upon, the bronze medal he won a year earlier. The Hedge End star

  • South coast base for new America's Cup bid

    BRITAIN will mount their first America's Cup challenge in 17 years, based on the south coast, after securing a multi-million pound sponsorship deal. Three gold medals at the Sydney Olympics means British sailing is riding on the crest of a wave - but

  • Suspicious flat fire put lives in danger

    RESIDENTS of an Eastleigh housing complex have had a lucky escape after an unoccupied flat was set alight in a suspected arson attack. The fire was spotted by an alert neighbour who managed to raise the alarm to allow the tenants of Drummond Court block

  • Linnets may lose Binns

    LYMINGTON & New Milton manager Derek Binns is chewing over his future now that the club have withdrawn their application for Dr Martens League football due to lack of finance. Binns stressed that he had reached no firm decision about where he goes

  • Wee Willie's ready to raise the roof

    FIFTIES singer Wee Willie Harris is alive and well and appearing in Bournemouth next week. One of the original stars of BBC TV's Six Five Special, Willie has the distinction of having dyed his hair pink to appear on a black-and-white TV show. Now almost

  • Rural ambulance service fails target

    CONCERNS about the Hampshire ambulance service in rural areas have been raised before health service watchdogs. Romsey MP Sandra Gidley said she was worried that response times in the countryside still fell far short of targets, and she had spoken to

  • Flagship pub site housing approved

    CIVIC chiefs have approved a housing plan in Eastleigh which can become a flagship of national importance. A partnership development will see Eastleigh Housing Associa-tion provide 15 flats in a three-storey terraced block on the front of the recently

  • Scientists unveil DNA detection kit

    PIONEERING Southampton scientists have developed a new diagnostic kit for identifying serious chromosomal abnormalities, such as those associated with Down's syndrome and some cancers. Internationally-renowned Professor Tom Brown and colleagues at Southampton

  • Passengers want conductors back

    FED-UP bus passengers have come up with an old-fashioned way to re-vitalise services - bring back the bus conductor. The idea for a return to the style of bus travel of yesteryear was made at the first ever Southampton Bus Users' Group meeting. Some passengers

  • Pulling together to help survivors

    ASIAN religious leaders from across Southampton will meet this weekend to launch a fundraising campaign for survivors of the Indian earthquake. Members from the city's four Gurdwara temples will discuss the disaster and find ways of raising cash. Friday's

  • Jobs initiative wins approval

    MINISTERIAL approval has been given to an innovative partnership that helped to fill 3,500 job vacancies created by Southam-pton's WestQuay shopping centre. Employment minister Tessa Jowell gave her seal of approval to the WestQuay 2000 initiative when

  • Disabled OAP robbed at home

    A DISABLED pensioner had her precious savings stolen as she sat in a wheelchair at her home. The partially deaf 87-year-old had been watching television when two strangers suddenly appeared in the lounge of her sheltered flat. Police said one man distracted

  • Link up with the Daily Echo

    THE Daily Echo is launching a new website designed to bring together Hampshire's community and sporting groups into one easy-to-navigate site. Called CommuniGate, it will be a focal point from which to find and to be found. It allows any non-profit, apolitical

  • Link up with the Daily Echo

    THE Daily Echo is launching a new website designed to bring together Hampshire's community and sporting groups into one easy-to-navigate site. Called CommuniGate, it will be a focal point from which to find and to be found. It allows any non-profit, apolitical

  • Rural ambulance service fails target

    CONCERNS about the Hampshire ambulance service in rural areas have been raised before health service watchdogs. Romsey MP Sandra Gidley said she was worried that response times in the countryside still fell far short of targets, and she had spoken to

  • Getting the ball rolling

    We have all heard of yoga, and now there is a new version. Chi ball yoga is the latest fitness craze that is sweeping the South, and here KATE THOMPSON tries a class for herself BASICALLY it's yoga with balls - aromatherapy ones that is. I am, of course

  • Do something amazing today

    Giving blood really can make the difference between life and death. SAM PHILLPOTT talks to one woman whose family history has led her to donate a valuable pint or two... It may be just another advertisement on television, but giving blood really does

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivings: Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Autotransporter, vehicle carrier, 0600, 201 link; Hockenheim, vehicle carrier, 0730, 105; Spring Delight, refrigerat, 0830, 101W; APL Agate, container, 1200, 206; OOCL China, container

  • Burst boiler pipe closes school

    A HAMPSHIRE school has been forced to close after a burst pipe knocked out the heating system. With temperatures plummeting, temporary heaters were moved to Toynbee Secondary School in Body-coats Road, Chandler's Ford. But it was still not warm enough

  • Linnets may lose Binns

    LYMINGTON & New Milton manager Derek Binns is chewing over his future now that the club have withdrawn their application for Dr Martens League football due to lack of finance. Binns stressed that he had reached no firm decision about where he goes

  • Who's nicked my nappies?

    TODDLER Daniel Sargent has become one of Hampshire's youngest crime victims - after falling prey to nappy-nickers. The thief struck after a bag of fresh nappies was left on the doorstep of his Totton home by delivery firm Cotton Bottoms. Daniel's mum

  • French leader presses ahead

    THE Doldrums allowed Ellen MacArthur (Kingfisher) to dissolve the miles behind Michel Desjoyeaux (PRB) and be queen for a day at the head of the Vende Globe fleet after 82 days at sea. However, The Professor soon snatched the reigns back fromhis young