• School's closure will 'improve education'

    PRIMARY school and early years provision in the south-west of Basingstoke will be significantly improved because of the decision not to rebuild Beech Down Primary School, says Hampshire education chief Don Allen. Reacting to comments made by borough council

  • Support is strong for school rebuild

    SUPPORT is flooding in for The Gazette and Basingstoke Extra campaign to rebuild Beech Down Primary School. As part of our campaign - launched in The Gazette on Monday - petitions are going around the Brighton Hill area to gather support for the effort

  • Drums to delight

    IF YOU have a passion for percussion, then beat a trail to the first Southern Drum Show at The Eastpoint Centre, Thornhill, Southampton, on Sunday June 2. Organised by Steve White Drums, which are based in Woolston, the event is for everyone whether young

  • Romance in the air at the Nuffield

    ROMANCE is in the air at the Nuffield Theatre next month, when Southampton-based On Cue Productions perform their showcase of hit love songs. The show is a compilation of some of the best love songs from the Sixties to the Ninties and features hits from

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: Hyundai Independence, container, 0400, 206; Autorunner, vehicle carrier, 1100, 203; Autoline, ro/ro, 1400, 201 link; Antwerpen Express, container, 1700, 206; Alianca Europa, container, 2100, 204/5. Today's Principal Sailings

  • Folkboat 60th Anniversary-Round the Island Race

    It is hard to comprehend that the Folkboat is sixty years' old this year. To mark the occasion, the United Kingdom Association organised a circumnavigation race around the Isle of Wight on the weekend of 20/21 May 2002. The Saturday evening saw a briefing

  • Driver's vicious assault in road rage attack

    A YOUNG man has been punched in the face three times in a road rage attack. The 19-year-old from Chineham was hit so hard in the unprovoked attack that doctors cannot tell whether or not his nose is broken because of the swelling. The incident occurred

  • Aquadrome opens its shores to swimmers

    BASINGSTOKE'S Aquadrome opened its doors for the first time on Monday - and it is expecting to attract more than 65,000 people in the first month. To celebrate the opening of the £10.7million state-of-the-art facility, more than 120 of Basingstoke's residents

  • Laney keeps careful eye on his old housemate

    Former Hampshire Second XI batsman Hugo Loudon was expected to face his old landlord today. Opening bat and left arm spinner Loudon shared digs with second XI skipper Jason Laney before being released by Hampshire two years ago. The 23-year-old spent

  • Headteacher fights for her school

    IT'S been a tough two years for Beech Down headteacher Ann Macdonald (pictured). But the positive attitude to carry on - regardless of what problems are thrown at her and the school - has created a strong bond that no-one wants to see broken. Supporting

  • Edge of disaster

    A GROUP of 29 coach passengers and their driver had a miraculous escape after their 12.5-tonne vehicle was left hanging precariously over a 15ft drop. The Seaview Services coach missed a turn at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, and crashed through a garden fence

  • Power draws ex-Idol Darius to Park

    THE country's favourite wannabe, Darius Danesh, will be entertaining the crowds at Power in the Park next week. Danesh - better known simply as Darius after leaping to fame in the TV talent shows Popstars and Pop Idol - is just one of a host of big names

  • It's a splash hit!

    THE MAYFLOWER'S latest show is causing a real splash among theatregoers. Singin' in the Rain is bringing the bad weather indoors, with summer showers being recreated on stage with a thousand litres of water being pumped round the stage for every performance

  • Boxing: Heavyweight Kenna is a step ahead of Audley

    COLIN KENNA doesn't need Audley Harrison to make capital. Manager Jack Bishop is seeking an opponent for unbeaten heavyweight Kenna for his show-topping outing at Southampton Guildhall on July 12. Harrison, though, will not feature after Bishop declared

  • DAY 60 : Move costing millions

    STOPPING dredging work on a new dock on Southampton Water for four months of the year to avoid damaging salmon stocks would cost millions, a public inquiry has been told. The inquiry into Southampton Docks operator Associated British Ports' plans for

  • New 999 site faces delay

    PLANS to build a vital second fire station in Basingstoke could be put on hold for at least a further two years to keep another run-down Hampshire site open - even though experts say it is not needed. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority has set aside

  • Support is strong for school rebuild

    SUPPORT is flooding in for The Gazette and Basingstoke Extra campaign to rebuild Beech Down Primary School. As part of our campaign - launched in The Gazette on Monday - petitions are going around the Brighton Hill area to gather support for the effort

  • Football club faces final hurdle to become a private company

    BASINGSTOKE Town Football Club takes the final step towards becoming a private company next Thursday. The club is holding an extraordinary general meeting at its Camrose ground to confirm what the annual meeting last August voted for - the setting up

  • WEBB

    WEBB FLORENCE (FLO) Pat, Norman, Maureen and families wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their messages of sympathy, cards and beautiful floral tributes following the recent sad loss of our dear Mum. Thank you to everyone who attended


    QUENNELL WILLIAM GEORGE No longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts you are always there. Cherished memories. Reunited with Mum. Daughter Pam and son-in-law Brian. Funeral to be held on Friday, May 31, 2002 at St Leonards Church, Bursledon at 11.00


    HARRIS ALICE Don and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their lovely flowers, cards and messages of sympathy which reached our hearts for the sad loss of my dear wife. I love you all Don. Please accept this as our personal


    RANDALL CHRIS Although some people may have forgotten. You will always be loved and remembered on this sad day by your daughter Sharyn x and Jazz x Grandchildren Shaan x, Bronte x, Natea x


    CHARLES BRIAN We've all been lost without you. We didn't know how to cope. Knowing you wouldn't want us to feel like that. Gave us a little hope. It doesn't seem like a year has gone by. Since we last kissed you, cuddled and cried. Our lives haven't quite


    SHEPHERD DORIE MAY Passed away May 25, 2002, aged 81 years. Much loved wife of Bernard. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Thursday, May 30 at 11am, East Chapel. Family flowers only please, donations


    QUENNELL WILLIAM GEORGE POP. Our wonderful grandad. Your wisdom will live in us. Miss and love you always. Sharon and Steve, Shaun and Debbie. Great grandchildren Lewis and Connor, Shania and Machaela.


    MATTHEWS ANNE Passed away on 26.05.02 after a long illness. Beloved wife of Harry, mother of Michael and Allan, sister of Kathleen DiChiara from the U.S.A., sister-in-law of Rhoda, daughter-in-law Christine and grandchildren. Loved and remembered by all


    THOMPSON BARRY KENNETH Who sadly passed away on May 21, 2002. Loving husband and soul mate of Marie, much loved dad and friend of Julie, Richard and Sara. Grandpa to Callum and Breanne. Gone but never forgotten. Sleep tight.

  • KEMP

    KEMP ENID DOROTHY (DOT) Widow of Lawrie Passed away peacefully on May 27, 2002, aged 91. Much loved mother of Alan, Mary and Phil, mother-in-law of Margaret, Mike and Sue. A special grandma and great grandma. Also a very special cousin to Cecil. Funeral


    HOOPER GLENDA Passed away 5 years ago today. Thinking of you always. Lots of love Dave. XXX


    QUENNELL WILLIAM GEORGE Formerly of Hamble Lane, Bursledon. Passed away suddenly on May 23, 2002, aged 91 years. Dearly loved dad of June, and son-in-law Gordon. Reunited with Mum. Goodnight Dad. God Bless. QUENNELL WILLIAM GEORGE 06/08/1910 - 23/05/2002


    O'BRIEN PETER Doreen and family wish to thank all who celebrated Peters life. Many thanks for cards and letters, too numerous to answer also flowers and the love and caring shown. Special thanks to Mary Clifford for a most beautiful service also Karen

  • 50TH

    50TH BIRTHDAY EWENCE DAWN Happy 50th birthday Dawn. Love from Christine, Brian, Margaret, Barry and families.


    LENNETT MURIEL (Nee TURNER) Of Southampton (Originally of Sheffield). Peacefully in Hospital on May 26, aged 86 after a short illness. Dearly loved widow of Wally, sister of May, aunt of Robert and Ann. Funeral service on Thursday, June 6, 2002 in the


    SALMON KEN Eve, Sylv and Dave would like to thank family and friends for the beautiful, floral tributes and messages of sympathy for Ken. A special thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses and Carers, for their care and support. Also, the Reverend William Challis


    SMITH JOHN Of Totton, passed away peacefully in Hospital on May 27, aged 82 years. Much loved husband of Gladys. Sadly missed by all his family. Funeral service at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Friday, June 7 at 12.15pm. Family flowers only

  • 30

    30 TODAY! O'NEILL ROBERT SUPER TED. Lots of love Nomi and Jack. XX


    OLDHAM DONALD GEORGE Passed away on May 24 in the General Hospital. Dear Dad we loved you and we'll miss you always, things wont be the same without you. Your daughter Carol, granddaughters Kerry and Sam, and life long friend Sheila. XXX


    HORSFIELD MARK Passed away peacefully at his home in Australia aged 19. Suffered a long illness, but always so brave. Much loved by all Andrews family here in England. Forever in our thoughts and in our hearts.


    SMITH JOAN MARGARET Our thanks to all family and friends, for their prayers, love and support at the loss of our precious Mum. Thank you to those of you who were with us on Wednesday. For her wonderful flowers and your kind donations. To the medical and


    LAWSON HARRY (L/o Oakhurst Road, Highfield.) Peacefully on May 24, 2002, aged 81 years Will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Friday, May 31 at 11.15am, West Chapel. Flowers to H.Powell and Son

  • 21

    21 TODAY JASON Happy Birthday. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Sarah. XXX


    SPIERS TED Loving husband, passed away 15 yrs today. Memories of you will last forever. Forget you never. Loving wife Midge XX.


    MORRIS EILEEN (Nee POYNTER) A very much loved "Mumsie" passed away on May 24, 2002, aged 71. Mumsie, you gave love and friendship to everyone you knew. No words will ever say how much we all miss you. "ALWAYS " Daughter Eileen and son-in-law Peter. --


    SHAWYER MAUD LILIAN May 24, 2002. Aged 83 years. It is with great sadness that the family announce the death of their dear Mum. "Peace after pain" Funeral Service will take place at St Peter's Church, Church Street, Titchfield at 1.00pm on Thursday, May

  • 18TH

    18TH BIRTHDAY STUART POWELL Happy 18th Birthday Son. Have a good one. Love Mum & Dad. XXX


    PHILLIPS ELLA MARGARET (Nee KNIGHT) GRANNY Your love and encouragement have always been at the centre of my life and always will be. Me, Mum and Gran Forever ! All my love, Kate X


    PHILLIPS ELLA MARGARET (Nee KNIGHT) MUM I know that you are resting in peace in the arms of our Lord. Enjoy! All my love. Jan X Funeral Service on Friday May 31, 2002, at St. Peters Church, Boyatt Wood, at 11.15 am, followed by refreshments for family