• Brave Annie undeterred

    BRAVE Annie Caton could not have picked a worse time to start working on ocean liners. For the 50-year-old took her first cruise ship job on the Titanic - which famously embarked on its maiden voyage from Southampton - as a Turkish bath attendant. But

  • A carnival feel to festivities

    LONDON'S Notting Hill Carnival will be adding a spectacular Caribbean-style sparkle to the opening of Eastleigh's Christmas celebrations. Forty members of the Flamboyan Community Association, now a regular star attraction at the capital's famous street

  • Cash for the musical youth

    CASH aid is waiting in the wings for young people or groups in Eastleigh borough taking part in music, drama, fine arts, dance or general youth activities. The helping financial hand is being offered by The Arts and Youth Trust for Eastleigh and applications

  • Rail station revamp on the right track

    A £2M plan to resurrect Chandler's Ford railway station and encourage hundreds of commuters to switch from road to rail is firmly on track. The Daily Echo can now reveal what the station - likely to be on line for the start of the summer timetable in


    DEVELOPERS have unveiled proposals for building scores of new homes on a major site in Eastleigh - once the home of the Caustons printing works. The multi-million-pound development at Brookwood Road - one of the biggest in the south - will create a 21st

  • Cooper finish is a relay boost

    SOUTHAMPTON sent a team to Birmingham for the national six stage road relay in Sutton Park, finishing 23rd. Mike Toomey ran a well-judged first leg to bring Southampton home in 42nd place, which Rod Finch, back from honeymoon in Rome, improved to 17th

  • We've got that festive feeling . . .

    CHRISTMAS has come early at Abbey Nursery in Titchfield. Staff created a grotto as part of a fundraising day for the Rocky Appeal with Fareham mayor Pam Bryant also lending a hand. Bosses at the garden centre in Mill Lane pledged to donate ten per cent

  • Air traffic staff parking gridlock fears

    AIR traffic bosses plan to move 240 administrative staff from London to temporary offices in Swanwick sparking fears of traffic gridlock among people living nearby. National Air Traffic Services has applied to Fareham council for planning permission for

  • Frank carves out success

    FRANK Leach is very clever with his hands. And to prove it, his work Pax is on display at Fareham's Westbury Manor Museum alongside woodcarvings made by students on adult education courses in the borough. The Fareham Woodcarvers exhibition runs until

  • Watchdog to decide on councillor's fate

    THE political fate of disgraced councillor Hugh Pritchard looks set to be sealed by a local government watchdog that has the power to strike him off. A letter is being circulated among Fareham's councillors reporting Cllr Pritchard's fraud conviction


    Two liners named Arawa were operated by the Shaw Savill Line in its service to Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s and, by coincidence, both began life with other names - Esperance Bay in the case of the first vessel, and Arlanza in the second. The


    UP to 100 jobs could be created at the call centre of one of Whiteley's major financial serviceS employers. The jobs boost comes as fellow workers at Zurich Financial Services in Bournemouth were told the company was shutting down its Eagle Star call


    Hamble ASSC consolidated their recent ascent into the top half with a 2-2 draw at home to high flying Wimborne. Wimborne were 1-0 up at the break but Hamble hit back with a Nicky Clark free-kick five minutes into the second half, before the visitors recaptured

  • Spirit of Baobab live at The Anvil

    THE spirit of Senegal comes to The Anvil, Basingstoke on Saturday with a performance by one of the most acclaimed groups in world music. Orchestra Baobab formed in 1970 as the weekend house band for the Baobab Club in Dakar. With their unique fusion of

  • Fireworks and fun in Mayflower Park

    THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Southampton's Mayflower Park on Saturday for fun and fireworks. Run by Southampton Round Table and this year supported by the Daily Echo, organisers have splashed out more than £6,500 on fireworks. It promises

  • Plan to boost skills and training

    PLANS to create an intermediate labour market in west Southampton will be presented to regeneration bosses during a meeting tonight. The £248,500 two-year pilot scheme to be run by the Wheatsheaf Trust in conjunction with Southampton City Council housing

  • Tempers flare over terminal hold-ups

    Southampton is paying a heavy price in delays and road chaos as the docks become a victim of their own success as a major hub for global containership traffic. Tempers rose yesterday when angry lorry drivers complained of long hold-ups at the container


    Yesterday proved to be a black day for Southampton as the Ordnance Survey, one of the city's largest employers, announced 300 job cuts while the cash-strapped city council revealed plans to increase council tax, axe jobs and cut services in an effort

  • Would you believe I was a stuntman?

    A COMPUTER specialist from Southampton will be trying to fake his way to success on television tonight, as he attempts to pass himself off as an experienced stuntman. Mathew Davies is starring in Channel 4's hit show Faking It, in which the experts will

  • Do you recognise scar-faced robber?

    POLICE are asking the public to help them identify a knife-wielding man with a scarred face who stole £300 from an Alldays store in Southampton. Between 7.10pm and 7.25pm on Saturday, two members of staff were serving customers in the shop in Burgess

  • How the Canadians fought war fires

    THE little-known story of how 400 volunteers from Canada assisted Hampshire firemen during the Second World War is being featured in a television documentary. Using original fire appliances from the period, with dispatch riders and a support vehicle,

  • Hunt stepped up as fears grow for pensioner

    POLICE are intensifying their search for a vulnerable elderly man who has been missing from a residential home in Lyndhurst since Sunday. Their concern for 79-year-old William Harper has been heightened by the atrocious weather conditions on Sunday. Mr


    VIOLENCE flared at a family pub in the New Forest when a crane driver hurled racial abuse at a neighbour with a German background. William Robinson, 39, has been jailed for four months following his shocking outburst at Stuart Abrams. Tension, which had

  • Netball: Experience is everything

    WHAT do you do with a group of women who do not want to play top-flight netball and attend training sessions? You set up a team especially for them and this is exactly what Home James netball did and they formed Home James SS three years ago. The team

  • Hockey: Craig settles Trojans' nerves

    FOUR successive wins and 20 goals in the back of the opposition net adds up to a pretty impressive opening month of the season for table-topping Trojans. But the undefeated Hants/Surrey Regional League leaders were way below their best in beating Andover

  • Boxing: Confident Kenna's in fine shape

    COLIN KENNA is sure he can beat Audley Harrison after spending the past week sparring with the Olympic champion. Harrison provided ideal preparation for Kenna's next pro bout against Paul Buttery at Preston Guildhall this Friday night. Buttery, a 17 stone


    ACCORDING to the promotional slogan, last night's reserve team sheet was 'extraordinary'. But despite fielding a team largely consisting of first-team squad players, there was something distinctly ordinary about Saints' performance, writes Jeremy Wilson

  • Robbo's men four-midable

    Totton hammered out a message to the rest of the Jewson Wessex League by winning 4-0 at early season pacesetters AFC Newbury. Ian Robinson's side were 3-0 up after 35 minutes thanks to goals from Scott Bundy, Patrick James and Martin Whiddett. And in

  • DAY 105: Even insects will be stressed

    WARNINGS of the impact on everything from the insects of the New Forest to historic structures in and near Southampton Water have marked the brief return of the Dibden Bay public inquiry to the area which will be most affected. The inquiry into Associated

  • Le Tissier fever grips Eastleigh

    Matt Le Tissier has admitted that he will consider playing more than six games for Eastleigh this season if his competitive debut goes well. Saints legend Le Tissier, 34, will line up behind the front two at the Ten Acres ground in Stoneham Lane tonight

  • Sidecar ace eyes sponsors

    Scott Wilkinson from Hampshire and his passenger Gary Burt are currently among the leading sidecar motocross combinations in the UK. They are genuine British Championship contenders for 2003 and rated as a top 20 combination in the World Grand Prix series

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: P&O Nedlloyd Shackleton, container, 0500, 207; Veerseborg, general, 1030, 107; HMS Portugal, container, AM, Con Term; Tenerife Car, ro/ro, AM, 25 link; Grande Ellade, vehicle carrier, 1200, 202; Hanseatic Star, general,


    It's the oldest clich in football but this was a truly a game of two halves. A champagne performance from Pompey in a sparkling first half delighted an expectant, near capacity Fratton Park crowd, but the bubbly went decidedly flat in the second half


    AGUSTIN DELGADO played another 90 minutes last night and declared: "I'm very happy at Southampton." He spoke out after making his third appearance in the red and white stripes of Saints in little over a week. The Ecuadorian striker was unable to stop

  • Row, row, row the boat . . .

    A STURDY crew of rowers made fundraising waves in land- locked Hedge End. They had been planning to use the car park of retail giants Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer for a non-stop dry land rowing challenge in aid of Southampton's Rose Road Children's

  • Gallery prepares to welcome royal pair

    EASTLEIGH'S Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery will be rolling out the red carpet for a royal visit as it steps up its bid to become a gallery of national importance. Opened in 1994, the Nightingale Avenue gallery is owned by Tramman Trust

  • Relatives meeting over hospital action

    FAMILIES who have raised serious concerns over the treatment of their elderly relatives at Gosport War Memorial hospital are to meet this weekend to decide what action to take against the health authorities. The same legal team that represented relatives

  • City filled with colour as flower competition blooms

    PEOPLE who have made Southampton a brighter, flower-filled city have picked up awards for their green-fingered efforts. Households and businesses all over the city have been making their surroundings more fragrant and colourful by taking part in this

  • New home for cancer fighters

    CANCER research at the University of Southampton is to receive a boost with the opening of a new £5.5 million research building at Southampton General Hospital. The Somers Cancer Research Building, due to be opened by the Duke of Gloucester tomorrow will

  • Health chiefs back ambulance rental

    GOVERNMENT health chiefs have defended Hampshire ambulance bosses for hiring out their vehicles for private functions. A Department of Health spokeswoman told the Daily Echo that by law any ambulance trust had the right to rent out their ambulances for

  • Officials ponder city school place surplus

    EDUCATION chiefs are scratching their heads about what to do with empty classrooms at some of Southampton's biggest schools. New figures reveal there are enough empty school places scattered around the city to fill an average-sized secondary. There will

  • Review: Gangland delights

    Bugsy Malone, Groundlings Theatre Company, Ferneham Hall, Fareham. Set in prohibition New York City, the musical comedy Bugsy Malone features a huge cast of talented young actors, singers and dancers, who delighted an enthusiastic audience at Ferneham

  • BAT growth still on target

    CIGARETTE giant British American Tobacco has stuck to its full-year targets despite seeing currency fluctuations hold back profits. Chairman Martin Broughton said he still expected "high single-figure growth" in earnings this year as BAT's leading brands

  • Athens 'launch' for VT corvette

    Vosper Thornycroft Shipbuilding has strengthened its reputation as one of the world's leading suppliers of naval vessels by unveiling its next generation of corvette designs at an international defence exhibition in Athens. The 100m design takes into

  • Ploughing a straight furrow young and old

    THEY ploughed the fields and scattered good deeds through the land when a charity ploughing match was staged near Ringwood. A whiff of farming nostalgia filled the air as five teams of horses and some 50 tractors dating back to the 1930s took part in

  • Villagers celebrate as track reopens

    VILLAGERS in the New Forest have won the right to use an ancient track that had been blocked by gates. Hampshire County Council's regulatory committee has ruled that the 150-yard track at Hyde, near Fordingbridge, is a "byway open to all traffic". Evidence

  • Is Survey losing its way?

    Should they stay or should they go? That's the choice 1,450 Southampton-based Ordnance Survey employees are facing in the wake of Daily Echo revelations that the mapping agency is looking to shed 300 jobs... WHEN it comes to maps, anywhere in the world

  • Salisbury stage major grass track event

    It's a big weekend for grass tracking in the area with the Salisbury Motor Cycle & Light Car Club staging the Southern Centre Auto Cycle Union Grass Track Championship at Finkley Manor Far near Andover on Sunday. Riders from right across the south

  • Barnes Euro Cup debut is a dazzler

    Jon Barnes made a sensational debut in the last round of the Caterham Superlight Eurocup Championship at the fabled Nurburgring in Germany. After an excellent first season in the Caterham SuperGraduate Championship in which he finished runner-up, the

  • RAC man sworn in to get Redfern up and running

    Hampshire racing driver Ed Redfern signed off the season in great style at Brands Hatch - with the aid of an RAC patrolman. Mark Norgate was drafted into Redfern's pit crew as he signed off his season in the Formula Zip Championship, for 1600 Z-Tec engined

  • MOTORSPORT COMMENT: F1 acts as race fans see RED

    IT would be easy to say the changes made this week to bring the excitement back to Formula One don't go far enough. Ferrari's unerring dominance, through Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, of this year's world championship has proved a big turn

  • GBR request redress

    GBR Challenge suffered a defeat at the hands of Swiss yacht Alinghi in the Louis Vuitton Cup this morning. Squalls streaking across the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland meant a two-hour postponement on both race courses before action resumed on the shorter, 12.5

  • Robbo's men four-midable

    Totton hammered out a message to the rest of the Jewson Wessex League by winning 4-0 at early season pacesetters AFC Newbury. Ian Robinson's side were 3-0 up after 35 minutes thanks to goals from Scott Bundy, Patrick James and Martin Whiddett. And in

  • Le Tissier fever grips Eastleigh

    Matt Le Tissier has admitted that he will consider playing more than six games for Eastleigh this season if his competitive debut goes well. Saints legend Le Tissier, 34, will line up behind the front two at the Ten Acres ground in Stoneham Lane tonight


    WHITFIELD IAN AND CAROL Nee Chapman Are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Amy Ann, born on October 21st, 2002, weighing 8lbs 12.3/4 ozs. Sister and playmate for Rebecca, Dean and Owen.

  • WE

    WE REMEMBER FARMINER WALTER In loving memory of my dear husband Walter who passed away 2 years ago October 30th. Sadly missed by wife Joyce, sons John, Ian and Gary, daughter Jacqueline, son-in-law Ron. Daughters-in-law Eileen, Bryony and Sue and grandchildren


    NORRISH JUNE 23 October, 2002 Sadly missed by the Williams family. --------- June, you were my life-long friend. Taken too soon. The memories are now only mine, they should still be yours. Sleep well. All my love, Sylvia. ---------- June, you were always


    WRIGHT LESLIE ALFRED Passed away suddenly in the Accident and Emergency Unit, Southampton General Hospital on Sunday 20th October 2002. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Daphne, son Stephen, daughter Janet, son-in-law Roger and his grandchildren


    MOSES BARBARA A dear sister who will be sadly missed. Love Roy and family.

  • MACK

    MACK JIM Thinking of you on your birthday Jim, what more is there to say, but to send you our love on this your special day. God Bless From Doris, Hazel, Bren, Val and their families.


    PARSONAGE GLADYS In loving memory of a dear sister and aunt. Rest in peace. From Arthur, Rose, Marion and John. XXX


    KINNERSLY DIANA (Nee MORSE) Of Dacre, Penrith Formerly of West Wellow Aged 57 years. Peacefully at the Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle on Friday, October 25th. Daughter of the late Rev'd. Hillary and Theresa Morse. ---------- Funeral Service and Interment


    MOSES BARBARA Beloved Mum of Kim. Her life was full of kindly deeds, a helping hand in all our needs. Sincere and true in heart and mind, a beautiful memory left behind. Her loving smile and kindly face, no one on earth can ever replace. I often shed


    HIBBARD AMY (Nee CANNON) Violet's sister and auntie to the boys and girls. Passed away on Friday, October 25th, 2002. Thanks to Springfield house for all their care.


    MOSES BARBARA GREAT-GRANDMA I know when I miss you I can look up to the sky and see you with the fairies, whilst they teach you to fly. I love you lots Grandma. From Little Seraya xx.

  • BYE

    BYE MARY 1985 ERIC 1999 Dear Mum and Dad, always in our hearts and thoughts. Love and miss you both. Loving daughter Val and son-in-law Les. XXX

  • 60

    60 TODAY HILARY xxxLots of lovexxx Terry, Nicola, Kirsty, Andie, Connor. Mark and Ian.


    MORGAN BERNARD (LES) Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for the cards, kind messages of sympathy, floral tributes and donations received at this sad time. Thank you to everyone who supported us at Dad's Funeral and for the kindness shown. Andrew, Amanda


    ANDREWS KEN Dearly beloved brother-in-law of Doreen and Ken. Dearest uncle of Chris and Nick. A gentleman in every way. We will always remember you. God Bless.


    WELHAM REG Peggy and family wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the messages of sympathy and donations at this sad time. Special thank you to Barbara, Eve and Keith. Please accept this as a personal thank you.


    GIRLING MADGE Denise, Michael, Roger and families would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind thoughts and flowers. Special thanks to nurses and staff at Countess Mountbatten Hospital and Maypole Nursing Home.


    MOSES BARBARA Our very special and dearest sister Barbara, who passed away on October 25th, 2002. Though we are left with a gaping hole, a lifetime of happy memories fill our souls. Missing you so much. God bless. Love Jill and Alan, Stephen and Jason


    MOSES BARBARA My beautiful, kind and loving sister. At rest now with Mum and Dad, whom you missed so much. Sleep peacefully Barb. Love Val and Derek. Dear Aunt to Mark and Paul and their families. God Bless. X X.


    MOSES BARBARA (Nee Shetler) Passed peacefully away on October 25, 2002 at Southampton General Hospital. Beloved wife of Roy. 'Gone are the days we used to share, but in my heart you are always there. Silent thoughts of times together, bring memories that


    HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY ADRIAN AND SANDRA WATTS Love Ken, Kim, Rebecca, Richard, Christine, Doug, Keyannah and Jack. X X X X


    EMM"DORIS (DOLLY)"After many years of pain and suffering, passed away peacefully on October 22nd, 2002. Goodnight Dolly, I'll always be with you. Your loving husband Reg xxx I would like to add my sincere thanks to the nurses who cared for Dolly over


    MOSES BARBARA VERA Passed away October 25th. Will be sadly missed. You're always in my heart. Your broken-hearted and devoted daughter Kay, John and children.


    MOSES BARBARA Treasured memories of a wonderful sister, sister-in-law and Auntie, who passed away peacefully on October 25th. Now at peace with Mum and Dad. God Bless you 'Barbie Doll', we will miss you forever. Love you, love you, love you. Audrey, Jim

  • LEGG

    LEGG GLADYS Passed away peacefully after a long illness. Will be sadly missed by her dearest friend Peg and family.

  • EMM

    EMM DORIS In everloving memory of our dear sister and aunt. From Tom, Friedel and family. Peace at last. XXXX


    NORMAN EDITH GRACE (Nee Ward) Passed away after a short illness at Southampton General Hospital on October 23rd, 2002. Reunited with Reggie and Roger. Rest in Peace. Will be missed by Richard and Mary, Sand and James. Funeral will be at Hollybrook Cemetary

  • LEGG

    LEGG SUSAN CHRISTINE In loving memory of a dear wife and mum. "Face of smiles, heart of gold, Full of courage, always bold. Darkness comes, but not for long Your laughter will forever go on." We love you so very much. From Sam and Dad. X X ----------


    MOSES BARBARA No more suffering Barb. Rest in peace with Mum and Dad. Love you from Ann and family

  • EMM

    EMM DORIS My sister, we shared so much together laughter, joy and tears, those were our special years. Gone to walk with Richard now. God bless Dolly. Luvs you Nan, Ray and family. XX


    MOSES BARBARA Darling Barbara our sister who will be missed deeply for her love and caring. What will we do without your telephone calls now Barb? Love you always. Sue, Trevor and family.


    BUTLER WALLY Enid would like to thank all friends for their flowers, cards, donations and good wishes after the recent sad death of Wally. Their support has given her great comfort.


    LINFORD GLENN Will be loved and remembered always, love Mum and family. xxxx


    MOSES BARBARA NAN We shared so many special moments, I can't believe there will be no more. I love and miss you more than words can say. With all my love forever, Sleep Tight. From Natasha xx (Binks).

  • LAST

    LAST KATHLEEN (MAISIE) Peacefully on October 26, 2002 at Winton Nursing Home in her 91st year. Reunited with her husband Albert. Much loved mother of Allan, Donald, Charles and Kate and mother-in-law of Allen, Terry, Jo and Maureen. Dearly loved grandma


    BUNDAY WILLIAM Dad you passed away so suddenly. We didn't say goodbye, but we will always be thinking of you and we'll miss you so very much. Sleep in peace Dad. Love Sue and John X X ---------- Funeral Service to take place Wednesday November 6th, 10.15am

  • EMM

    EMM DORIS Goodnight, God bless Auntie Dor. Now rest in peace, there is no more pain. Love Debbie, Bob and family. X

  • EMM

    EMM DORIS SISTER God keep you safe within his care, make up for all that seems unfair. A Heaven of rest no worry or pain, God bless, till we meet again. Your loving sister Rose. XXX ---------- AUNTIE DOR Lemons still make me have a funny face, but I have


    STARR CICELY (Nee FOOTE) Passed away peacefully on Friday 25th October, 2002. ---------- Funeral to be held Monday 4th November at 3.40p.m. at the East Chapel, Southampton Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Countess Mountbatten


    BLICK ELEANOR On October 23rd, 2002, peacefully at home, aged 76 years. In accordance with her wishes, there will be a private Cremation. Donations if desired, to any animal charity may be sent c/o Thomas Pink & Son, Bank Street, Bishops Waltham.


    VINCENT ALAN Died on October 21st with dignity after much suffering. Will be missed by all his comrades of The Normandy Veterans Assn (Wessex Branch). ---------- Funeral service at St Mary's Church, Church Road, Warsash on Friday November 1st at 1pm.


    ANDREWS KENNETH Ken, a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Much loved by all the family and still high in our thoughts, as always. Glad, Wendy and Paul. XXX