• There's simply no substitute for class

    TIMES must be desperate at Bradford City. Too desperate, in fact, for Dan. The Bantams are in a cock-fight to the death, and the sort of men Jim Jeffries wants to surround himself with are the type who would just snack it up on two cow pies and file metal

  • Campus controversy

    CONTROVERSIAL plans by Eastleigh's Barton Peveril College for a £3.5 million scheme to extend and upgrade the sixth form campus are likely to go before borough planners in March. The college has applied for outline approval to build new teaching facilities

  • Withey leads the muddy charge

    SOUTHAMPTON's contingent of senior men faced unusually sticky conditions in the South of England Championships at Parliament Hill Fields in London, writes Wendy Gee. The underfoot mud and running slime were the worst ever seen around the course, resulting

  • Plans for ice rink

    PLANS to bring an ice rink to Southampton have at last taken a huge step forward. A £25 million multi-purpose conference and concert complex including an ice rink should be built in the centre of the city, say leisure consultants. A report commissioned

  • Foyer charity in people plaudit

    STAFF at the Portsmouth Foyer are celebrating being awarded Investors In People recognition. The Foyer is a registered charity offering accommodation, advice and support to young people aged 16 to 25, helping them to make the transition from dependence

  • Battle looms over Allington

    ATTEMPTS will be made tonight to sink proposals for a new town on greenfields south of Bishop-stoke and Fair Oak before the ink has even dried on draft plans for the multi-billion pound development. Only eight weeks ago, Eastleigh councillors backed a

  • Road repairs

    ENGINEERS are designing repairs to the road over the Great Weir at Alresford, which was closed after cracks appeared. There were fears over the safety of the medieval structure after cracks appeared in the carriageway. A county council spokesmansaid the

  • Heart bus this way

    THE BRITISH Heart Foundation has toured Southampton in search of families to help understand the causes of coronary heart disease. Travelling in a converted London bus, the BHF Family Heart Study is trying to recruit 2,000 brothers and sisters who have

  • Riverside pull off shock victory to open up title race

    LOWLY Riverside threw the Hampshire Inter-club League title race wide open with an astonishing 7-1 thrashing of leaders East Dorset. The result saw East Dorset dethroned from the top spot which is now filled by Banister Park following their landslide

  • Goddard sparks Broughton revival

    FORMER Bournemouth and Andover striker Howard Goddard's return to manage the side where he started his playing career has sparked a revival in fortunes for Hants Division Two strugglers Broughton. They were facing a likely battle to retain their county

  • CAPE BRETON ROAD by DR MacDonald.

    Published in paperback by Chatto and Windus now, £10. Haunting and atmospheric, this strange and touching love story is a remarkable debut with an undertone of rage and violence. The road out of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton is long and winding. And many

  • Dan stands by his claim

    DAN PETRESCU is adamant he got the final touch which gave Saints a hard-earned 1-0 win over Leicester at The Dell. The Romanian, making his first start since joining from Bradford, was credited with the only goal of the Premiership clash as he leaped

  • Rose still in form

    Justin Rose, runner-up in South Africa the last two weeks, continued his fine start to the season with a two under par 70 in the first round of golf's Heineken Classic at the Vine Resort in Perth today. The 20-year-old Hampshire player had not intended

  • Popstar wannabe Ian loses out

    HAMPSHIRE'S wannabe chart-topper Ian Harvey last night lost out on his chance of pop stardom. The 22-year-old from Hythe failed in his attempt to get through TV auditions to be part of a new five-piece pop group. The fibre-optics salesman was one of 14

  • Waste burner plant almost completed

    A HUGE new incinerator which will help get rid of Britain's 600,000-tonne stockpile of cattle remains is now well on its way to completion near Fawley. Waste disposal company Shanks has won a government contract to burn 190,000 tonnes of meat and bonemeal

  • From Fareham to Ramsay Street

    RACHEL LAMB finds out about Tom Oliver, aka Lou Carpenter, who left Hampshire for a life that led him down under to Ramsay Street. Actor Tom Oliver is known to millions of viewers as wheeler-dealer Lou Carpenter in Aussie soap, Neighbours. Although the

  • Life in the saddle

    Winning the Grand National is every jockey's dream. ALI KEFFORD spoke to Brendan Powell, former jockey now trainer, who was first past the post HE'D just won the Grand National. Yet here he was sitting all on his own, with no-one to talk to about his

  • A transatlantic legend

    At 87,Helen Tew is a veteran yachtswoman who has at last triumphed against all odds and fulfilled her lifetime dream of crossing the Atlantic in her beloved yacht Mary Helen. KAY COOPER reveals her fascinating story... Helen Tew from Beaulieu is 89. She's

  • Peg 27 is lucky for jackpot ace Collins

    CORMORANTS' Graham Collins landed a bumper pay day in the club's latest match on Longbridge lakes when scoring a runaway victory from the golden peg which landed him a jackpot of £370. Collins was the last angler to win the Cormorants' Golden Peg money

  • Hendry wins by the narrowest margin

    Weights suffered for a TVAC club match held on the River Blackwater and Cadnam river. Rob Hendry's bonus chub of 2lb 5oz made all the difference as he only had two dace for 1oz to go with it which gave him a winning weight of 2lb 6oz from peg 1 on Graddige

  • Saints 1 - Leicester 0

    Graham Hiley reports from Saints' midweek run-in with Leicester... SAINTS out-Foxed Leicester, beating them at their own game to grind out a hard-fought but very significant victory. The crafty Foxes have built this season's success on patient approach

  • Devoted father's dying wish is granted

    A DEVOTED father has died after hearing that justice had finally caught up with his daughter's killer. Sydney Greenwood, 88, passed away peacefully at his Hampshire home yesterday morning - just hours after David Frediani was found guilty by a California

  • Residents clash with gypsy leader

    FEELINGS ran high when angry residents clashed with a gypsy leader at a public meeting. A row erupted after Southampton City Council officers unveiled plans to stop travellers setting up camp on a public green. The proposals to restrict vehicle access

  • Newlywed fears his wife may have died

    A HAMPSHIRE newlywed fears his wife may have been killed in the Indian earthquake which has left thousands dead. Heartbroken Imran Ahmed, from Southampton, believes his partner of just six months, Rubina, lost her life in the disaster. Hopes are fading


    HAMPSHIRE youngster Danny Bond today lies in a hospital bed. It is a familiar place for the 20-year-old who suffers from superbug MRSA and an incurable bowel syndrome. He estimates he has had more than 300 operations since birth and his life is split

  • Groundwork pays off for PS in USA

    Fareham-based consultancy group, Procurement Services is on the expansion trail. It is to create a sister company based in the US. It plans to offer the same range of professional services which last year earned the group in the UK over £2 million in

  • Mine device earns award

    HAMPSHIRE'S hi-tech re-search laboratory at Roke Manor has landed a coveted award for its hand-held detector which could revolutionise the arduous task of landmine clearance in former war zones. Inventor Chris Richardson, principal consultant engineer

  • Kitchen blaze badly damages historic pub

    A WINCHESTER landlord battled bravely against a fire that broke out in the kitchen of his historic pub. He was forced to evacuate Southgate Street's The Exchange after a fault with an unattended deep-fat fryer started the blaze yesterday. Three members

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivings: Today's principal Southampton arrivals: P&O Nedlloyd Vespucci, container, 0600, 207; Takara, vehicle carrier, 0830, 34/35; Maveric, refrigerat, 1200, 104; Autofreighter, vehicle carrier, 1230, 201/2; Autotransporter, vehicle

  • Second-half horror show from Andover

    Andover 1st XI 2 Old Midwives 1st XI 5 TO steal an old football clich this was a game of two halves, Andover 1st XI producing a real Jekyell and Hyde performance as they lost a comfortable two-goal lead with a real second-half horror show. So far this

  • 'Church strike it lucky at long last

    Moneyfields 0, Whitchurch 1 ANDY Shore's Garage sponsored Whitchurch at long last this season finally got a bit of luch when they picked up their first win in eight games in the JWL with last Saturday's confidence-boosting away win at Copner Avenue. It

  • HSA team firing on all cylinders

    AFTER so many weeks of postponed games due to waterlogged and then frozen pitches the HSA Youth League finally had a full programme of league and cup matches last weekend. In the under-16's knockout cup second-in-the-table Test Valley Lions joined leaders

  • Andover banish mid-winter Blues

    Andover I 39pts Old Blues 0pts HSA sponsored Andover raced to an emphatic victory over London side Old Blues at Foxcotte Park last Saturday to firmly turn up the heat in London League Three (SW). From start to finish Andover were unstoppable as they spectacularly

  • SMASHING PEOPLE by Michael Fishwick.

    Published in hardback by Jonathan Cape now, £14.99. Smashing People tells the tale of a group of six friends who have known each other since university. We follow them from the erudite surrounds of Oxford to the Big Smoke where they pursue careers in

  • Top 10 books -

    A run-down of the top-10 hard and paperback books this week, with Waterstones of Southampton PAPERBACK 1 (1) Wan2tlk?: Little Book of Text Messages 2 (2) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - Question Masters 3 (-) The Brethren - John Grisham 4 (3 Chocolat

  • Fans vent their anger on unsettled star

    HASSAN KACHLOUL'S mind is even more firmly made up to leave The Dell after his reception last night. The Moroccan midfielder, who has turned down Saints new contract offer, was met by a loud chorus of boos when he came on as a 75th-minute subsitute for

  • A Bohemian rhapsody

    SHE'S faced more heartache than most, but thanks to her devotion to one of the icons of the 20th century, she'll always have somebody to love and she knows the show must go on. It will be no surprise to you to learn that this 42-year-old fan from the