• Police chief admits abuse will not be tolerated

    THE POLICE have defended their tactics after clashes with Saints fans in the Northam Stand at St Mary's on Sunday. Three arrests were made and two stewards were injured when fighting broke out midway through the first half of the 4-2 win against Fulham

  • £91m takeover bill but jobs seem safe

    CRUISE giant P&O Princess is likely to face a £91.9m bill by succumbing to a near year-long takeover campaign by US rival Carnival. Cunard owner Carnival has been trying to break up P&O Princess's preferred merger of equals with Royal Caribbean

  • SBS veterans protect liners from terrorism

    UNDERCOVER Gurkha and Special Boat Squadron veterans are being used by a Southampton-based cruise company in a bid to ward off terrorist attacks, it is claimed. The former servicemen are already on board Cunard's QE2 and dozens of other liners. P&

  • Stateside adventurer

    Richard Spacey from Locks Heath has been appointed cruise director of the biggest passenger ship afloat today. Born and raised in and around Southampton, Richard is a former student of the city's Itchen College and St George's School, before which he

  • First impressionists count

    A priceless collection of art treasures will arrive in Southampton Docks when the world's newest cruise ship makes her international debut in the port in December. The 91,000-ton Norwegian Dawn is due alongside on Friday December 6 for an overnight stay

  • Fleeing suspect may be injured

    THERE was a bloody sequel to a shoplifting drama at a Chandler's Ford superstore. For the suspect, who was captured on CCTV, may have cut his hands and legs as he fled across a razor sharp barbed wire fence. The incident happened at Asda's Bournemouth

  • Pensioners win the fight with clampers

    TWO disabled pensioners are celebrating after winning their battles with a car-clamping firm. Each had been forced to hand over a week's income to release their cars after they claimed they had been unfairly clamped. Tony Kimber and John Chivers contacted

  • Another hit for carnival crew

    COLOURFUL floats, balloons and a splendid marching band transformed Titchfield for the village's annual carnival. The traditional festival that first started in the 1880s proved as big a hit as ever with both young and old. People packed the square and

  • What price is a child's life?

    THE Hampshire mother of nine-year-old Elizabeth Bee, who drowned during a school outing, today hit out at her daughter's school for causing "three years of hell". Lesley Bee condemned Boundary Oak School's lack of compassion after a judge yesterday fined

  • Water project is officially opened

    A £200m project delivering some of the best quality sea water off the Isle of Wight coast has been officially opened by Southern Water chairman Anthony Nelson. The Seaclean Wight scheme involved building a new state-of-the-art sewage treatment works at

  • Another hit for carnival crew

    COLOURFUL floats, balloons and a splendid marching band transformed Titchfield for the village's annual carnival. The traditional festival that first started in the 1880s proved as big a hit as ever with both young and old. People packed the square and

  • Banger-lovers in for a treat

    BRACE yourself for a bang as British Sausage Appreciation Week hits Hampshire. Sausage fans across the county are organising various activities this week to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - the lead charity for this year's event. The Rising

  • Annabelle, 5, will say it with flowers

    IT WILL be a proud moment on Sunday for Jayne-Ann and Ian Brown. Their daughter Annabelle will perform the honour of presenting flowers to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, at the Daily Echo-backed gala concert in aid of Wessex Heartbeat. Five years ago the

  • Call to peg rail fare rises to inflation

    HAMPSHIRE'S hard-pressed commuters should not have to put up with above-inflation fare rises this year. That's the message from the Rail Passengers' Committee for Southern England, which has called for any rises to be pegged to the annual cost-of-living

  • What price is a child's life?

    THE Hampshire mother of nine-year-old Elizabeth Bee, who drowned during a school outing, today hit out at her daughter's school for causing "three years of hell". Lesley Bee condemned Boundary Oak School's lack of compassion after a judge yesterday fined


    HAMPSHIRE'S struggling ambulance service is renting out its vehicles and staff to private events, the Daily Echo can reveal. Despite failing to meet its performance targets, the service hires out its facilities on the busiest night of the week. A Hampshire


    ONE of Southampton's biggest employers is to shed hundreds of staff, the Daily Echo can reveal. Maybush-based Ordnance Survey - Britain's national mapping agency - wants to lose 300 employees from the 1,450 working in the agency's Romsey Road headquarters

  • Bugsy provides messy musical fun for children

    PREPARE to be splattered! One of the most popular - and messiest - of children's musicals is brought to gloriously gooey life at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, this week. Gangster spoof Bugsy, with its famously messy shoot-outs, is set in Prohibition era Chicago

  • Help is at hand for company websites

    Many businesses today have a website whether they use this for electronic commerce, as an information site or simply for communication. Cravenplan Computers is holding a free seminar to provide all website owners with the information they need to understand

  • New owner of printing service plans expansions

    Keith Crowcombe, the new owner of Prontaprint Southampton situated on Commercial Road in the city, is no stranger to the printing industry. On leaving school, he worked as an apprentice printer and went on to open his own printing firm specialising in

  • IT is at the hub of future growth

    IBM, one of the largest employers on the south coast has set up a partnership with the Solent Enterprise Hub to give a boost to technology in south-east Hampshire. The Solent hub is one of ten current locations that form part of South East England Development

  • Fallen tree cuts off power to hundreds

    HUNDREDS of Totton residents were without electricity for two days after an oak tree brought down power lines. The 250-year-old tree crashed down at the height of Sunday's storms as Hampshire was battered by winds gusting up to 80mph. A Southern Electric

  • Trackside tree felling angers villagers

    Tree-felling next to a railway line has caused uproar among residents. The work, near Woodham Farm, Kings Worthy, near Winchester, has angered people, who say it will ruin the backdrop to the village and expose them to more noise. Network Rail is cutting

  • Captured on camera

    Members of Winchester Photographic Society enjoyed a slide presentation entitled "Flora and Fauna of Britain and Lesvos", by Pauline and Colin Thornhill, from Petersfield. They have been photographing wildlife for five years, concentrating especially

  • Challenge to minister

    Hampshire has challenged local government minister, Nick Raynsford, over his comments on proposals to reduce funding for authorities in the South-East. He was speaking at a seminar for MPs on the new funding formula when he said: "No authority will get

  • Le Tiss rejects TV call

    Saints' hero Matthew Le Tissier has revealed he was asked to join the TV programme, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. However, Matt, who has just signed for Eastleigh FC, told an audience at Winchester's Guildhall, told the producers there was absolutely

  • Fury at £10m cover demand for carnival

    A WARNING that Netley Abbey's popular village carnival may die has been sounded over a demand for a 700 per cent increase in insurance premium. Carnival chairman Terry Hammond says the future of the event has been put in jeopardy because Hampshire County

  • Eastleigh a cut above - Robbo

    Totton travel to AFC Newbury tonight, aiming to cling on to Eastleigh's coat tails at the top of the Jewson Wessex League. The fifth-placed Testwood Park outfit are one of only three sides unbeaten in the league this season, but boss Ian Robinson reckons

  • Hussain leads from the front

    Nasser Hussain hit the first century of the Ashes tour today as England continued their revival with a determined batting display against a strong Western Australia line-up at the WACA. The England captain scored a superb 117 to guide the tourists to

  • Martin bids to join pals in top flight

    Martin Le Mesurier believes he is due a change of luck after suffering two strokes of outrageous misfortune in the last 12 months. The 26-year-old Brokenhurst Manor golfer is still haunted by his elimination from stage two of the European Tour qualifying

  • Transforming a child's life

    Do something amazing, transform a life - that was the message during this year's National Adoption Week, which aims to find families for the 5,000 children waiting for adoption. Emma Barnett talks to two couples who made a real difference to children's


    JAMES BEATTIE hopes his blossoming partnership with Brett Ormerod can strike fear into the hearts of Premiership defences. Saints have hit 13 goals since Gordon Strachan paired them together four games ago - with the deadly duo scoring ten between them

  • Winds of change

    A landmark shipment of giant wind-turbine blades and components has been exported from Southampton Docks to Australia. A total of 69 aerodynamic blades, measuring more than 31 metres in length and weighing seven tonnes each, were loaded on the m.v. Aleksandrov

  • MP's fears of attack on Iraq

    EASTLEIGH MP David Chidgey has sounded a warning about the United States and Britain going it alone in any attack on Iraq. Mr Chidgey, a member of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, was responding to a suggestion by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw that

  • Price boom prompts housing survey

    WITH property prices shooting through the roof, Eastleigh has launched a probe into the housing needs of the borough. Council chiefs are concerned about the many people who are being priced out of the market in an area where the average house price tag

  • Review: Dickson a tale of two halves

    Barbara Dickson, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton DEFINITELY a concert of two halves. The first reflected Barbara's early career as a folk singer, opening with Ewan McColl's First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Despite Barbara's flawless voice and sensitive

  • Tour helps fan the Nick Drake flame

    NEARLY 30 years after his apparent suicide, the work of singer-songwriter Nick Drake is as popular as ever - and a Salisbury-born man is helping keep the flame alive. Keith James, already an established songwriter and performer in his own right, was first

  • Importance of being Ernest Down Under

    IT'S 3am and the phone rings - three schoolchildren have been deserted by their parents without food. Twelve thousand miles from his home town of Southampton, Ernest Gale steps into the night air of Christchurch, New Zealand, as the only man available

  • Pensioners win the fight with clampers

    TWO disabled pensioners are celebrating after winning their battles with a car-clamping firm. Each had been forced to hand over a week's income to release their cars after they claimed they had been unfairly clamped. Tony Kimber and John Chivers contacted

  • Firms face fines over asbestos

    BUSINESS owners and charity managers could face huge fines if they ignore new asbestos laws. Regulations are being introduced to combat a dramatic increase in asbestos-related deaths. The revelation comes after the Daily Echo revealed millions of pounds

  • Could you stick it as a lollipop man?

    A NEW drive to recruit more lollipop men and women at schools across Southampton has been launched after numbers fell to their lowest ever. Alarming figures reveal 36 out of 86 of the city's schools do not have safety patrols to help children cross roads

  • Lorry traffic brings chaos to docks

    LORRY drivers today expressed their fury at long delays at Southampton Container Terminal. The huge hold-ups caused major traffic jams backing up on to the M271 and A35 this morning. The massive queues built up despite the introduction of a new pre-booking

  • Review: Ballet treat for far too few

    Ballet Grigorovich - Romeo and Juliet, The Mayflower, Southampton FONTEYN and Nureyev may have made the roles of Romeo and Juliet their own, but it is difficult to imagine more perfect casting than Elena Knizkova and Dayong Yin. She, breathtakingly fragile

  • The future of hairdressing is happening in Space

    Space hairdressing's new website is up and running and ready to impress with its new futuristic image. The website, which was designed by Conspiracy, was developed to inform customers of the services the salon offered. Customer care is their number one

  • Brazier to construct well-being centre for families

    SOUTHAMPTON-based Brazier Construction, part of the Kier group, has been awarded a £12.5m contract by Hampshire County Council for the design and construction of a Sure Start Centre at Havant. The Sure Start programme emerged from one of the reviews set

  • Lifting the barriers

    A major business conference hosted by the Southampton Centre for Independent Living at Southampton's Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium had a spectacular send off with the early morning release of 500 balloons from the football club's sidelines by Alan

  • The lofty heights of a £2.5m deal

    SOUTHAMPTON corporate financiers Fanshawe Lofts has acquired Atlantic Utility Services Limited and Aquasmart Limited on behalf of the management of The Scion Group, finalising the deal in just one week. Atlantic provides meter installation and other connected

  • Hot chestnuts!

    Landlord, John Holland and his staff at the popular Chestnut Horse pub in Easton have an extra spring in their step this week. Why? Because they're celebrating their inclusion as Newcomer of the Year in The Good Pub Guide for 2003. The annual publication

  • St Bart's harvest supper

    Winchester's St Bartholomew's Church, Hyde, celebrated Harvest Festival with a harvest supper in the church hall and a festival of thanksgiving. The Revd Michael Starr, recuperating well from an accident, was able to attend the supper with his wife, Catherine

  • Fabulous Alice

    One of the highlights of the Alresford calendar is the drama production by Perin's Youth Theatre. This year's was Alice - The Musical - and it was fun, fantastic and fabulous. The company of 43 had obviously had a great time preparing and rehearsing for

  • School project costing query

    An extension for a new music and drama annex at Kings' School, Winchester, has received the provisional backing of the county council. However, it wants to see more cash pledged by the school itself. Kings has committed £320,000 to the project but the

  • TV's Bruce Parker makes his own news

    Bruce Parker, BBC South's political editor and presenter of South of Westminster, has announced his retirement. Bruce, 61, who started with the BBC 38 years ago said: "I'm almost ashamed to say that I've enjoyed every minute of every hour of every day

  • American inspiration

    Sandy Bailey, the demonstrator for October's meeting of the Winchester Flower Arrangement Society, was also the judge of the member's work. Mrs Bailey looked over the club members' work entitled Holidays, requiring a petite exhibit using any natural plant

  • Sian tops hat fair

    The Hat Fair, Britain's oldest street theatre festival has announced the appointment of Sin Thomas to the post of event director. She replaces Cat Loriggia who has taken up a post in London. Sian, who will take up the post later this month, has been a

  • Sea Angling: Have your say on bait issues

    All local anglers and bait collectors should be aware that there are two extremely important meetings being held next week, which could have a dramatic effect on bait supplies throughout the Wessex region. The meetings are being arranged by English Nature

  • Swimming: Southampton's James Moreno meet a success

    City of Southampton were delighted with the response they received from local clubs when staging their first B grade meet at The Quays. Named in memory of the late James Moreno, around 300 swimmers aged from 10 to 17 competed from clubs such as Hamble

  • Germ warfare

    The cold damp conditions of autumn are a perfect breeding ground for viruses like the flu but steps are being taken to combat this killer. Emma Barnett reports. THE hot, sunny spells are finally over and with the days turning colder, coats coming back

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: Johanna C, general, 0130, 36N; Heike, container, 0300, Con Term; Britta Oden, ro/ro, 0330, 25 link; Asian King, ro/ro, 0800, 43; Heinrich Behrmann, general, 0930, 205; Seahawk, ro/ro, 1130, 105; Lykes Innovator, container,

  • Yachtswoman Emma tells of pirate fears

    HAMPSHIRE yachtswoman Emma Richards has revealed how she feared pirates were about to threaten her continued progress in the Around Alone challenge. The 28-year-old, pictured, from Hamble, near Southampton, was confronted in the middle of the night by

  • Redknapp's Premiership warning

    Pompey manager Harry Redknapp has sent out a warning to his players, and in particular to the Premiership-dreaming Blues fans, ahead of tonight's home Second Division clash with Preston. Redknapp, whose side are six points clear at the top, said: "At

  • Stoneham on a mission

    STONEHAM missed out on the national seniors' six-man golf team championship last year after winning the trophy in 2000. But Peter Price's men are determined to win it back after reaching the final of this year's competition with a resounding 173-110 home

  • Neve & Co storm to Ireland victory

    TWO years ago Alresford member Ray Connolly introduced club professional Malcolm Scott to Dominic Reid, the owner of the Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club, and it led to the first Hampshire PGA tour to Ireland. Now it has become established as one

  • Banger-lovers in for a treat

    BRACE yourself for a bang as British Sausage Appreciation Week hits Hampshire. Sausage fans across the county are organising various activities this week to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - the lead charity for this year's event. The Rising

  • Justin steps up his fitness regime

    Justin Rose has forged an alliance with top British athletics coach Frank Dick which he believes will help him remain on top of his sport for the next 20 years. The Hampshire star, the leading Englishman on this year's European Tour Order of Merit, has

  • Gym and tonic

    A green approach to life can help the environment - and take inches off your waistline, according to Rebecca Eastment. She tells KATE THOMPSON how the city's first Green Gym has taken off... EVERYONE knows that doing a spot of gardening can get to the


    HAGUE CLAIRE 2.1 BA Hons Degree. A well deserved result. Enjoy half-term! Love Mum, Dad, Jo, Nanna, Grandma and Grandad. XXXXXX


    CATON DENNIS Passed peacefully away in Romsey Hospital on Friday, October 25th, aged 67 years. Dearest husband of Una, brother of May, Edie and Audrey. Loved and sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service in the East Chapel of Southampton

  • LEGG

    LEGG GLADYS Aged 82. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26th. Dearly loved wife of John. Will always be in my heart and thoughts. Johnny. XXX ----------- Devoted mother of Paul, mother-in-law of Karen and nanny to Joanne, Hannah and Scott. Loved


    PESTELL DAISY (Nan) Passed away peacefully at Southampton General Hospital after a short illness aged 104 years. Will be sadly missed by all her family. Grateful thanks to the staff of F3 Ward and Stocklands Rest Home for their care and kindness.


    PORTER JOHANNA (JO) Passed away peacefully on October 25th, 2002. Much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Will be sadly missed by all the family. Funeral service at St Margaret and St Mary Church, Park Gate on Friday, November 1st, 2002


    HEDBERG PAULINE (nee HUNT) Loving sister and aunt of Carol, Mike and Mark. You were such a wonderful sister and auntie. Always a warm smile and never a bad word to say. Nothing can ever replace the memories you gave us, which we will cherish forever.


    HEDBERG PAULINE Much loved daughter-in-law to David and Noeleen, Sister-in-law to Linda, Teresa and Clive, Julie and Peter, and Karen. A very special auntie to Jennifer, Rachel, Daniel,Stephanie, Sadie and Sarah. Will be remembered always. X X X


    HEDBERG PAULINE My dearest wife and best friend. Passed away after a very short illness on October 23rd, 2002. Words cannot begin to say how much I am missing you. I loved you so much my heart is broken. The gap you have left in my life can never be fillled

  • LEGG

    LEGG GLADYS Passed away on October 26th, 2002. Beloved mother of Wendy, mother-in-law to Ron, loving nan of Tracy, Jackie, Julie and Steven and great grandchildren Kerry and Josh. Forever in our hearts. XXX


    HOLLEY PETER LESLIE No words we write could ever reveal our love for you or how we feel. With aching hearts, we whisper low. God Bless you Peter, we miss you so. Love Sylvia, Shane, Kerry, Kira, Lewis, Carla and Jessie xxx


    STARKS DONALD Passed peacefully away on Sunday, October 27th, 2002. A much loved brother of Pat and brother-in-law of Eddie. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Night night Don. Rest in peace.

  • BLUE

    BLUE MAY (McAlpine) In loving memory of Mum, who left us 3 years ago today. Remembered with love. From all The Family.


    BRICKNELL ALICE Loving memories of a dear mum who passed away one year ago today. Still sadly missed by Dennis and family. XX

  • MAY

    MAY DAVID PAUL In loving memory of our dear son David, who was tragically taken from us eighteen years ago at the age of 26 years. Loving and missing you every day Dave, and you are always in our thoughts. God bless, your loving Mum and Dad.

  • MAY

    MAY FRANK In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away two years today. Always in our thoughts, our hearts and our spirits. We love you very much. Your loving wife Gill. X X X


    DANCE EVA JESSIE Reg and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and messages of sympathy during their sad loss and also for all donations to the Tom Rudd Unit. Special thanks to the Reverend Kelvin Randall,


    NORRISH JUNE My mum who chose me who loved me and who cared for me always. I will miss you forever. Love Tina. X X X X

  • LEGG

    LEGG GLADYS Dearest mum of Brenda, mother-in-law of Peter. Devoted nan to Vikki and Michelle. Will be loved and remembered always. XXX

  • RHYS

    RHYS HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY MY LITTLE MAN I'm so proud of you. Love always, Daddy xxx.


    YATES VIOLET In loving memory of our dearest Mum who passed away four years ago. We could not keep you always, Mum, the parting had to be but the years we had together are our most treasured memories. So those who have a mother love her while you may,


    DARCY WHITE HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY Love Mum, Dad, Toby, Sam, Bonny and Fish. xxxx


    HAMPTON FRED Treasured memories of my beloved Husband and a devoted Dad, Father-in-law and Grandad, who sadly left us seven years ago today. My love for you will always keep. It cannot fade, it lies too deep. The flowers will fade, the sun will set but

  • MAY

    MAY FRANK Remembering a dear cousin. Gone but never forgotten. Love Ruby and family. X


    CHALLIS IRENE MINNIE of Abbotts Barton, suddenly on October 23rd, 2002. Widow of the late "Boy" Challis. Dear Mother of Jenny and John. Funeral Service on Friday, November 1st, 2002, at St. Bartholomews Church, Hyde, at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please


    SMITH BETTY WINIFRED The family of the late Betty Smith would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for floral tributes and cards at this sad time. Also, many thanks to all doctors, nurses and carers. Please accept this as a personal thank you.


    BUNDAY WILLIAM ALBERT It is with great sadness we announce the death of Bill who died very suddenly on Saturday 26th October, 2002. Dear dad of Sue, Edward and Janet, father-in-law of John, Chris and Terry. Grandad of Laura and Neil. God Bless Dad.


    TRODD ALBERT EDWARD (EDDIE) On 23rd October, 2002. Passed away peacefully at his home in Blackfield. Loving father of Sharon, father-in-law of Steve and grandfather of Jacob and Ewan. --------- Funeral Service Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel on Friday


    WARMAN - JOHNSTON Very special thank you to Beverley, Chris, Nicky, Hayley, Michael, Robert and Edward for the superb surprise Golden Wedding party at Chilworth Manor for family and friends. God bless you. Mum and Dad/Nan and Pops.


    MOSES BARBARA (Nee SHETLER) Passed away peacefully on 25/10/02. Thank you for being such a wonderful sister. For every moment we shared and for all the light you bought into my life. I love you so much and will wait for the day till we will be together


    EMERY DOROTHY Passed away October 26th, 2002, aged 83 years. Sadly missed by all her family and many friends. ------- Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Friday, November 1st at 3.45pm, West Chapel. Flowers to H. Powell and Son, Totton.


    HEDBERG PAULINE (nee HUNT) Beloved elder daughter of June and Albert. Passed away October 23rd aged 48. You were a very special daughter and we loved you so much. Now you have gone a huge void has been left in our lives. We miss you but you will be in


    McNAMARA KATHLEEN Dearly loved and sadly missed by Kevin and all the family. There are millions of Mum's in the world we know but she was ours and we loved her so. To hold her hand, to see her smile, to sit and talk to her a while. To have her in the

  • MAY

    MAY DAVID "Our Nipper" Always in our thoughts. Still loved and missed by Bob, Sue, Kerry and Katie. XXXX