• Svensson aims for a perfect partnership

    MICHAEL SVENSSON believes his partnership with Claus Lundekvam can be the platform for three points against Fulham tomorrow, writes Adam Leitch. After starting the season on the bench behind Lundekvam and Paul Williams, the Swedish centre-back has now

  • Marsden is hoping to crowd out Fulham

    Chris Marsden is urging Saints' fans to play their part in firing the team up the table tomorrow. Buoyed by winning three matches on the trot after Monday's 1-0 victory against Aston Villa, Saints are hoping to make it four against Fulham at St Mary's


    Agustin Delgado is set for a place on the bench in tomorrow's St Mary's clash with Fulham. The controversial £3.2m Ecuadorian striker, who has made only two first team appearances in 11 months at Saints, is likely to be among the substitutes for the first

  • Latest Scores

    Full time results from the south's top clubs Burnley 0 - Portsmouth 3 Bournemouth 1 - York 0 Saints play Fulham at St Mary's on Sunday

  • Tom returns favour for guide dog Lloyd

    FAITHFUL guide dog Lloyd is trained to look after blind Tom McInulty during every step he takes. But the roles were dramatically reversed when 49-year-old Tom saved his canine companion from being crushed beneath the wheels of a moving car. It happened

  • George has best organic farm - official

    FARMER George Heathcote really knows his onions - and his sorrel, squash and curly kale too. The organic farm he runs near Lymington has just been judged the best of its kind in the country by experts from the Soil Association. Warborne Farm at Portmore

  • Yvote Ynot, the minister asks youth

    SOUTHAMPTON youngsters have had the chance to air their views on politics at a meeting with one of the city's MPs. The aim of the two-hour long session was to find out why fewer and fewer young people are voting, and to discuss with them ways to improve

  • Marina, 48, muscles in on British body title

    A HAMPSHIRE woman has become a British bodybuilding champion aged 48. At just 5ft and weighing seven and a half stone, former PA Marina Cornwall of Bournemouth Road, Chandler's Ford, has been busy breaking all stereotypes surrounding female bodybuilders


    A HAMPSHIRE man left disabled after being attacked by a teenage gang yards from his front door has been left distraught after the court case collapsed. Darren Gearing's life is in ruins following the sickening assault in Southampton. The 33-year-old stepfather-of-two

  • BASKETBALL - Jones ready to make a big impact

    Dominique Jones is all set to arrive in time for this weekend's Solent Stars home matches in basketball's National Trophy when he flies in from Pittsburgh. He was due to have have an opportunity to meet and practise with his new teammates last night.

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: NYK Canopus, container, 0400, 207; St Barbara, ro/ro, 0430, 101; Topaz Ace, ro/ro, 0430, 43; Arcadia, cruise ship, 0630, 105; Sundream, cruise ship, 0715, 38/9; MOL Advantage, container, 0900, 206; Don Juan, vehicle carrier

  • Saints boys sink Sky Blues - twice

    Saints youth academy teams came out on top at Coventry yesterday afternoon. They both scored impressive victories in difficult conditions. The Under-19s played against a swirling wind in the first half but produced some excellent football to go in 3-0

  • For your pets' sake...remember, remember the 5th of November

    The traditional Guy Fawkes Night is one of the highlights of autumn but the huge bonfires, fireworks, and skyrockets seem to be heard well in advance of November 5 so pet owners beware! PDSA - Britain's No one. veterinary charity warns that what is fun

  • Practical magic

    Sybil Leek claimed to be able to trace her mother's ancestry back to the witches of southern Ireland in 1134, and her father's ancestry to occultists close to royalty in czarist Russia. Her most notable ancestor was 'Molly Leigh', an Irish witch who died

  • Saints wary of increased risk caused by firemen strike

    SAINTS have urged fans to be extra careful if the threatened strikes by fire-fighters do go ahead, writes Jeremy Wilson. Tuesday's reserve match with Fulham, the Premiership clashes with Blackburn, Arsenal and Birmingham and the reserve match with Chelsea

  • £3.5b P&O cruise deal

    Cruise giant P&O Princess succumbed to a near year-long takeover campaign today as it finally welcomed a bid from US rival Carnival which will make the Southampton liners Queen Elizabeth 2, Oriana and Aurora stablemates. Cunard owner Carnival has

  • Support for Echo campaign

    SUPPORT continues to grow for the Daily Echo's Be Safe, Be Sensible campaign. To further raise awareness among Southampton's student population, Lennon's nightclub and the Dorchester Arms, in Onslow Road, near Bevois Valley, are now displaying the safety

  • 'Turn yourself in' e-mail does job

    A SOUTHAMPTON man has given himself up after police e-mailed him in connection with football-related violence. The arrest brings the total number to 22 of those detained in connection with a huge fight between Saints and Charlton supporters in April.

  • Traffic plans

    REDUCING car use by 24 per cent and improving road safety in Hedge End's Wildern Lane have been identified as priority concerns by the students of Eastleigh borough's largest school. Wildern School - which is now a designated specialist performing arts

  • Batten down the hatches

    THE south coast is bracing itself for damaging winds tomorrow, with weather experts predicting gusts of up to 80mph - enough to tear down trees Severe gales are predicted to arrive by Sunday lunchtime and last into Monday during which time The Met Office

  • DARTS - Jenkins a winner in the Isle of Man

    Hampshire players Andy Jenkins and James Wade have all fared well in Isle of Man events. Jenkins won the singles tournament and then partnered Wade to success in the pairs. He then partnered Appylee Jones to success in the mixed pairs tournament. And

  • Chris riding high as bike event grows

    Local lad Chris Doney, who has been setting the cycling world alight this year in a host of impressive performances, has won the British Bike Trial Championships with record points. Fourteen-year-old Chris became the British number one after winning every

  • Spicy Hampshire pumpkin soup

    Tour the county any time in late October and almost every field is a-glow with bright Orange pumpkins. Try our special Spicy Pumpkin Soup using the flesh and seed left over after making a pumpkin face. Serves 4 Ingredients 30ml/2tbsp olive oil 2 leeks

  • Conrad Humphreys Syllogic ready for the Route du Rhum

    British skipper, Conrad Humphreys, is set to compete in the Route du Rhum in an Open 40 - a smaller version of the Open 60 used for the Vende Globe. But this is not just any Open 40. The yacht, named SYLLOGIC, was sailed by its amateur owner into fourth

  • Dale makes a clean sweep

    The question mark over Dale Winton's sexuality has always been treated with wry amusement by the genial TV host of such shows as Supermarket Sweep, Pets Win Prizes and The National Lottery. Until now, that is. He has finally come out to tell the world

  • Bashley boy makes his mark

    Bashley-Rydal cricketer Luke Ronchi snapped up four catches behind the stumps before hitting an unbeaten 34 in Western Australia's drawn match with England in Perth, writes Mike Vimpany. Playing only his second First Class match, Ronchi, 21, snared England


    HOPGOOD FRED Dearest husband of Iris. Still remembering the good times.


    BOWERS JOAN LOUVAIN AGED 88 YEARS Passed peacefully away at the Southampton General Hospital on October 23rd, 2002. Beloved mother of Sandra and Lesley, mother-in-law of Derek and David, grandmother to Steven and Sandy, Paul and Chrissa, Jason, Daniele


    HOPGOOD FRED Dear brother of Norman and Edna. So sadly missed.


    GILES EVE To my dearest wife Eve. Loving memories, my darling. Peter and family. X X X X


    HALLETT AND JONES KELLIE AND GARY A beautiful baby boy Kurtis, weighing 6lb 15 ozs on October 16th, 2002. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Wayne, Steph and Roxy. Special kisses from big sisters Molly and Shanice.


    HAPPY 18TH JOANNA SULLIVAN Love from Mum, Dad, Sam and Mattie. xxx


    DIXEY ART Dear Dad, remembering you on your birthday. With love. XX.


    KOTCHIE IAN Audrey, Barrie, Neil, and Martin would like to thank all family and friends for their cards, flowers, donations and support. Please accept this as a personal thank you.


    BETTERIDGE GRAHAM Happy 18th birthday. Love from Dad, Mum, Chris and Jack. xxxx


    GODDARD HELEN In loving memory of our dear Mum who left us 22 years ago October 27th. So precious to us are the memories we keep, even in our dreams you are there as we sleep. We are not alone on the day of days, you are always with us Mum in so many

  • 18

    18 TODAY GAVIN BARFOOT Hoping all your dreams come true. Happy Birthday Love. Mum, Dad, Gareth and Fran.


    SWITZER BRYAN HOWARD Margaret and family would like to thank family, running friends and golf friends for all their support during Bryan's fight against his illness. Also for all the many cards, letters of sympathy and donations received, and for attending


    IVORY FREDERICK JAMES Passed peacefully away on October 22nd in the Western Hospital. Beloved and sadly missed by wife Mary, son Richard and partner Nina, daughter Barbara and partner Paul, grandchildren Lisa, Justine, Heidi and his four great grandchildren


    BUCKLER MAUREEN AND MIKE (Nee BUCKLE) A lovely baby boy Callum Michael Peter, born October 22nd.Love and best wishes from Mum, Dad, Michael, Graeme, Jackie, Claire and Christopher.


    STANSMORE ALBION Dad, one year on, I didn't realise I would still hurt this much. I think of you everyday. Love always Linda.


    JONES BETTY NOEL Formerly of Yelverton Avenue and the Southampton Choral Society. Passed away peacefully on October 23rd, aged 86 years. Reunited with Vince and Ronald, dearly loved mother of Keith and Judy, also a much loved grandmother and great grandmother


    WINTER MALCOLM You were taken from us so suddenly a year ago - we all love and miss you so very very much. Your loving wife Chrissie, children, grandchildren and all the family.


    BAIN-WALTER MARGARET Formerly of Westridge Road, Portswood. Died suddenly at home, aged 52. Funeral Thursday, October 31st, St Edmunds Church, The Avenue, 12 noon. May she rest in peace.


    WRIGHT JOHN Margaret, James, Pamela, Caroline and Max wish to thank relatives and friends for their kind messages of sympathy and contributions in memory of John. Please accept this as a personal thank you.

  • THE

    THE SALVATION ARMY VICTOR STREET SHIRLEY Worship for Everyone 10am and 4.30pm. Kids Alive! Sunday School 10.45am. Phone - 023 8077 4192 / 023 8077 1655.


    FURZEY JACKIE & BILL 27/10/1962 Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary. With lots of love Andrea and Simon, Lynette and David and grandchildren Matt, Chris, Gemma, David and Hayley. XXXX


    NICHOLSON GEORGE In loving memory of George who left us eight years ago tomorrow. Remembered with love by all the family. Your loving wife Berne.

  • BYE

    BYE JOHN DAVID Passed away 5 years on Sunday. Still missing you Crocket. Love Sheila.


    HOPGOOD FRED Dearest dad and grandad, who left us 3 years ago. Daily in our thoughts, forever in our dreams. We love and miss you so. From Sheron, Allan, Lauren and Sarah. XXXX


    SMITH KATHY Passed peacefully away on Monday, October 21st, aged 87 years. Loved and sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service in Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 at 3.15pm. Family flowers only, but donations

  • ROY

    ROY EDITH BEATRICE Late of Greenfields Avenue, Totton. Passed away peacefully on October 22nd, 2002, aged 80 years at Hampton Grange Nursing Home, Hereford. Beloved wife of the late Bernard and much loved mother of Denise and Lesley, sons-in-law Lew and


    GREEDY ELLEN Bill and Carol would like to thank relatives and friends for floral tributes and sympathy cards at this very sad time. Please accept this as a personal thank you.


    GOLDSMITH MARGARET Reg and family wish to thank relatives, neighbours and Burma Star friends for messages of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations at this sad time. Grateful thanks to Dr. Hunter and all the staff at Test Vale Surgery, Dr. Hicks at Royal

  • WEST

    WEST PAULINE LYDIA JOAN On October 21st, 2002, peacefully but suddenly in Hospital, aged 72 years. Reunited with her beloved husband Monty. Dearly loved and sadly missed by her children Robert, June, Janet, David, Mark and all their families. --------


    COURT MAVIS Nee FRY October 27th, 1945 the magical day when at St James Shirley you a young Coxford girl in the ATS became my bride. For 46 years we celebrated that date together but the last 11 years I've been alone on that date, but thanking you Darling

  • MOTT

    MOTT BRIAN Passed away suddenly on October 23rd, 2002, aged 63 years. Much loved husband to Pat, dear Dad of Teresa, Steven and Tanya. Treasured grandad of Shelley. Loved and remembered always. X X X X X ---------- Funeral Service on Friday, November


    WAINWRIGHT DULCIE NORAH The family of the late Mrs Dulcie Norah Wainwright would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kindness and messages of sympathy during their sad loss and also for all donations to the Wessex Heartbeat

  • DUNN

    DUNN SYLVIA Tomorrow we would have been married 46 years and I will never forget you because you were the perfect partner. Our love grew stronger with each day and I miss you so much and I will love you for always. David xx

  • YEO

    YEO KEITH BRIAN Publican and Guest House Proprietor of Southampton. Sadly passed away on October 22nd, 2002. Aged 49 years. A much loved Son, partner and friend. Will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by so many, who knew and loved him. ----------


    DIGBY IRENE Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on October 22nd, reunited with beloved husband George. Much loved mother of Kevin, Cheryl, Janet and Robert, mum-in-law of Gillian and Stewart. Much loved grandmother of Kerry, Andrew, Hannah, Julia


    SUMMERS REG DAD You fought so hard for so long but the fight proved too difficult for you to win but you are at peace now with son-in-law Joe and daughter Betsy. We'll miss you but you will always be in our thoughts. Until we meet again. With all our


    GODDARD HELEN Loving memories of dear Mum who left us 22 years ago tomorrow, October 27th. When we talk about the old days, we want them back again, our home was always happy and full of laughter then. We'd all be there together, content in every way,

  • BELL

    BELL MILDRED (MILLY) (NEE GARRAD) Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21st, 2002, aged 88 years. Dearly loved mother of Peter, mother-in-law of Stephanie. Devoted grandmother and great grandmother. Sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. X X


    CASTLE TERRY Two long and lonely years without you, my life is not the same. It's hard to stop my tears, when someone speaks your name. I would give anything to hear you say "Hi honey, I'm home" Love you so much. Jenny. XXX ---------- DAD Never selfish


    BARFOOT GAVIN Happy 18th Birthday. With love today and always. Love Fran. XXX Julie, Les, Mel, Andy, Abbie, James, Matt, Ellen and all the Happy Campers.