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  • Larry gives you no reason to be blue

    WORLD-CLASS blues/rock guitarist Larry Miller will perform a powerful evening of blues/rock at Aldershot's West End. Larry's mastery of the guitar is outstanding and he creates an electric atmosphere. He writes all his own songs, which vary in style from

  • International marine show launched

    A MAJOR international marine exhibition opened its doors in Southampton to visitors from around the world when seawork2004 was launched on the city's waterfront yesterday. Since the first seawork exhibition in 1998, the event has grown in size to become

  • ABP buoyant despite Dibden Bay setback

    ASSOCIATED British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of Southampton docks, is reporting a buoyant first half of 2004 with both turnover and underlying operating profit set to increase. Still stung by the government's refusal to allow the proposed controversial

  • Unemployment down

    UNEMPLOYMENT in Eastleigh has plummeted to its lowest level in 30 years. New jobless figures released by Whitehall reveal that there are just 575 people claiming jobseekers' allowance in the borough - the fewest since 1975. The news comes only a month

  • Red Barn residents see red over revamp

    COUNCIL chiefs have admitted they made a mistake by not consulting residents of a Fareham estate over proposed insulation improvements to their homes. A council proposal recommended pressing ahead with a controversial £120,000 revamp of homes on the Red

  • Random drug tests at school

    A HAMPSHIRE head teacher is introducing random drug testing and sniffer dogs in a bid to solve an escalating drugs problem. Cheryl Heron believes pupils are regularly taking cannabis and possibly even ecstasy and cocaine. She is to start random visits

  • Review: And the real winner is...

    Lemar, Portsmouth Guildhall AUDIENCES at Portsmouth Guildhall went crazy for ex-Fame Academy student Lemar. Losers in TV talent shows are the real winners it seems. It's a theory borne out by this soulful star, who has enjoyed a more successful career

  • Hairdressers raise cash for cushion

    STAFF at Box hairdressers gave up their Sunday morning lie-in to raise money for a local boy with a rare genetic disease. The salon was open from 10am until 3.30pm, during which more than 30 clients got their hair cut, raising £1,500. Riccardo Amodeo,

  • Ready, teddy, go!

    IT was a case of ready, teddy, go. The 18 entrants in a teddy bear drop discovered that what's taken up, takes much longer to come down. The bears' owners clambered up a spiral stairway and a ladder to reach the top of St Alban's Church on Southampton's

  • Brad's bowled over by cricket heroes

    HAMPSHIRE cricketers made young Brad Burgess's day when he got the chance to meet them for a special event at the Rose Bowl. The 14-year-old from Winchester, who has a muscle degenerative condition and receives care at children's hospice Naomi House,

  • Drivers: Motorway services too pricey

    PRICEY drinks and expensive food. Those were the two main gripes from motorists at Rownhams Roadchef on the M27 this morning as Britain's motorway service stations were officially declared Europe's worst in a report out today. Overpriced food and poor

  • PLUMBING THE DEPTHS?

    A NEW birthing pool is sitting unused at a Hampshire maternity hospital - because health chiefs cannot afford the plumbing. The £5,900 state-of-the-art pool was bought for Southampton's Princess Anne Hospital by league of friends volunteers earlier this

  • Parents condemned over teen booze-ups

    GANGS of under-age drinkers have been enjoying booze-fuelled outdoor New Forest parties - with alcohol supplied by their parents, say police. Superintendent Barry Talbot told parish leaders in Hythe that groups of more than 100 rowdy youngsters have been

  • Employers are more hopeful

    EMPLOYER hiring confidence in the South East is cautiously optimistic for the third quarter of 2004. This is according to Manpower, the UK's leading workforce management company. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows that the balance of employers

  • Swimming: Gold for City girl

    SWIMMERS from the City of Southampton Swimming Club impressed in a biathlon at Fareham. Competing for the first time at a biathlon event, ten-year-old old Mhairi-Clair Stewart (Youth E girls age group), took the overall gold medal after finishing first

  • Butler takes over at Bash

    GEOFF Butler is back in football as the new manager of Bashley. The 57-year-old, who spent 18 years in charge of Salisbury City, was yesterday named as the successor to John Robson at the Recreation Ground helm. Butler has been out of football since the

  • Bike that Steve built is a winner

    DOWNTON motorsport enthusiast Steve Venables is celebrating after breaking a European speed record on a bike he built himself. Venables, 38, established a new European speed record at the British Drag Race Championship heat held at the Shakespeare County

  • IBM team set gold standard

    HAMPSHIRE engineers at IT giant IBM have won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for an innovation that most people have never come across. WebSphere MQ software has helped businesses save billions of pounds by providing a fail-safe means

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: CFF Solent, ro/ro, 0530, 30; Adonia, cruise, 0900, 106; Shanghai Express, container, am, 207; Autoptrestige, ro/ro, 2030, 203; Tamesis, vehicle, 2330, 34/35. Today's Principal Sailings: OOCL Fortune, container, 0300, 207; APL

  • BNP to set up branch locally

    ALL three main political parties have reacted with horror to the news that the British National Party (BNP) is to set up a branch in the Basingstoke and Hart council areas, and may even put up a General Election candidate. Roger Robertson, a candidate

  • Mayor reflects on his term in office

    AN ENJOYABLE year of hard work is how Councillor Gerry Traynor has characterised the last 13 months that he has spent as Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane. The South Ham Labour councillor's term of office was due to end last Thursday at the formal mayor-making

  • 'Ageist allowance'

    LAST week I mentioned my support for the campaign to extend entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to people who become ill or disabled over 65. As requested, I expand. It may not be widely known, but currently only people who are under 65 are

  • Bad Education (15)

    ONCE upon a time, acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar was all about women, with Women On The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her and High Heels. But not any more, as his latest controversial piece (pictured) - in Spanish

  • A date for your diary

    TOP stage and screen actress Sheila Allen, recently seen in Love Actually, is to star in a poignant play about a woman's diary to her dead husband at Guildford's Mill Studio. To My Man is a new play from prestigious Norwegian playwright Finn Carling and

  • Don't miss legend

    ENGELBERT Humperdinck's performance at The Anvil may not be until March next year, but tickets are already selling fast. As an artist, Engelbert (above) needs no introduction. A legend in the music industry, he has sold more than 130 million records,

  • Village green battle ends with white flag

    RESIDENTS are staring at defeat in their battle to include a village green in a multi-million-pound housing development at Eastleigh. For two years people in Cranbury Road and Desborough Road have been fighting to have land off Derby Road officially registered

  • Castle survey finds link to Roman port

    ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe Portchester Castle and its surroundings could have been an important Roman trading port. That is the main discovery of the first survey carried out on the historical site near Fareham for 25 years. Two teams of undergraduate students

  • Chiefs urged to help save priceless boats

    COUNCIL chiefs will be urged to help save a priceless collection of Second World War boats being restored in a former Hampshire shipyard. Civic leaders have accepted an invitation to tour the British Military Powerboat Trust, which is facing a crisis

  • Mayor bows out

    IT was her last official function in her year as Mayor of Southampton but Councillor Parvin Damani vowed to remain as busy as ever after hanging up her chain of office. Cllr Damani attended last night's seawork2004 gala dinner at St Mary's Stadium, where

  • Given the bird!

    A COUPLE have been ordered to dispose of more than 250 tropical birds that have shattered the peace of a New Forest village. A High Court judge has given Anthony Ward, 50, and Sarah Moore, 38, five weeks to sell the macaws, kookaburras and parakeets kept

  • End of an era

    GOING, GOING . . . Bulldozers have moved in to what is left of the former Pirelli works in West Quay Road and soon the site will be razed. The demolition brings to an end Southampton's links with the Italian firm which stretch back to the beginning of

  • Review: Perfect Marriage of confused mayhem

    The Marriage of Figaro - The Motley Crew, The Barn, Breamore House THIS rarely performed comedy by Beaumarchais was done full justice by the performances of the Motley Crew actors. Figaro's wedding day is beset with plotting and intrigue as the characters

  • Never too late to learn

    More and more adults are returning to the classroom, whether they are training for a job or pursuing a new hobby... YOU'RE never too old to learn. That's certainly the message being sent out across Hampshire. Homes across the county are being hit by mail-shots

  • BEFORE THE BEAK!

    A COUPLE have been ordered to dispose of more than 250 tropical birds that have shattered the peace of a New Forest village. A High Court judge has given Anthony Ward, 50, and Sarah Moore, 38, five weeks to sell the macaws, kookaburras and parakeets kept

  • Students blamed for city parking chaos

    TRAFFIC chaos caused by students at a Winchester school has got so bad that emergency services access to nearby roads is in danger of being blocked, councillors have been told. Sixth formers at Peter Symonds College are being blamed for obstructing Lynford

  • Cecily will be the new First Citizen

    WINCHESTER councillors were set to elect Cecily Sutton as the city's new mayor tonight. Cllr Sutton, who represents Colden Common and Twyford, is currently deputy mayor and will replace Jean Hammerton who has held the post for the past 12 months. The

  • Rowing: Ron's injury means a delay for Mayflower regatta crews

    WOOLSTON Regatta on Saturday and the Mayflower Park Southampton Town Regatta on Sunday kept Hants and Dorset crews busy over the weekend. Hypothermia was a real threat to crews waiting for the start of races at Southampton on Sunday following injury to

  • Reynolds puts his bad break behind him

    THE Verwood-based Crescent Rizla Suzuki team were celebrating a bonus win at Brands Hatch on Sunday. Just two weeks after breaking his collarbone at Thruxton, the team's top rider, John Reynolds, turned out - and won - at the Kent circuit! It was a feat

  • Top-five finisher

    WEST END's Jon Barnes netted a brace of top-five placings in the Powertrain Caterham R400 Challenge on Sunday when he tackled the championship's seventh and eighth rounds at Castle Combe. The 20-year-old qualified his PremierRoadandTrack.com-backed car

  • ABP buoyant despite Dibden Bay setback

    ASSOCIATED British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of Southampton docks, is reporting a buoyant first half of 2004 with both turnover and underlying operating profit set to increase. Still stung by the government's refusal to allow the proposed controversial

  • ABP buoyant despite Dibden Bay setback

    ASSOCIATED British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of Southampton docks, is reporting a buoyant first half of 2004 with both turnover and underlying operating profit set to increase. Still stung by the government's refusal to allow the proposed controversial

  • Money trouble

    WHERE would you find the largest collection of widows with hundreds of millions of pounds in the bank? This may be a question that bachelors in north west Hampshire ask themselves. Florida? Monte Carlo? Saudi Arabia? Having analysed my e-mails, I can

  • League boost Hants' cause

    THE SOUTHERN Electric Premier League will help Hampshire warm up for this season's Twenty20 campaign. An SEP team will play the full Hampshire side in two 20-over matches next week, immediately before the county launches its Twenty20 Cup challenge against

  • Southampton in the medals

    SOUTHAMPTON'S Sunday soccer team for the disabled competed in a Masters tournament in Bristol. They took two senior teams to play against Bristol City and Plymouth. Ben Leung was impressive for Southampton throughout while England international Mike Pearce

  • Euro 2004: All Owen needs is a goal

    MICHAEL Owen has been eclipsed by Wayne Rooney in Euro 2004 - but all that could change if the Liverpool star opens his championship account against Portugal tomorrow. Former Saints and England centre-forward Peter Osgood admitted: "Owen has looked a

  • Butler takes over at Bash

    GEOFF Butler is back in football as the new manager of Bashley. The 57-year-old, who spent 18 years in charge of Salisbury City, was yesterday named as the successor to John Robson at the Recreation Ground helm. Butler has been out of football since the

  • MOORE

    MOORE STEVE Happy Birthday. 50 today. Love from Eve, Ian, Sarah, Michell, Ashlee, Bailey and Bump.

  • WOOLFENDEN

    WOOLFENDEN HEATHER ROSINA nee SPENCER Late of West End. Widow of Arthur, passed away on June 16th, 2004 aged 87 years. --------------- Service of Thanksgiving on Friday, June 25th, 2004 at The Above Bar Church, Southampton, 2.15 p.m. All are welcome.

  • LIGGETT

    LIGGETT RONALD CHARLES Passed away on June 18th, 2004 aged 87 years. Much loved husband of Amy, dear father of Ian and Ronnie. "We will never forget you" ------------ To a very special person who will be sadly missed. God Bless X Lill ------------ The

  • CRADDOCK

    CRADDOCK JIM Jim, you were a good mate and friend. Will be sadly missed. Dave and Jean

  • BEVIS

    BEVIS Ronald Eileen and Family would like to thank relatives and friends for all their support and sympathy during the recent loss of Ron. Please accept this as a personal thank you.

  • SIMS

    SIMS GWEN Will be sadly missed, memories will last forever. Love Dot, Ray, Allan and Martin Hurst.

  • AVERY

    AVERY JOSEPH Passed away June 16th, 2004. He will be sadly missed by us all. Our thoughts are with his sons Peter and John and his grandchildren Brendan, Jenny and Russel. "To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." Fondest love Ginny, Sam

  • AVERY

    AVERY JOSEPH Grandad. You have left me with many happy memories. Will miss you. Loving grandson Brendan X.

  • NOBLE

    NOBLE DONALD Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 20th, 2004. Dearly loved husband of Bet for 64 happy years. Father of Tony, John and Susan, father-in-law of Lynn, Dominique and Mark, and dearly loved by his grandchildren Mark, Ben, Lisa, Ben, Michael

  • BURROWS

    BURROWS HORACE BERNARD In loving memory of a wonderful husband and best dad in the world who died peacefully in his sleep Monday, June 21st, 2004 --------- All flowers and enquiries to R. Hallum & Son Oakview 2b Windermere Avenue Millbrook Southampton

  • ROGOWSKI

    ROGOWSKI IRIS ELLEN Iris passed away on June 19th, 2004, aged 78 years. A much loved Mum of Adam and Sue nan of Louis Harri, George. Now reunited with her beloved 'Bob' " You always said they take the best ones first, sadly we now know its true. So for

  • SIMS

    SIMS GWEN (nee THOMAS) 09.12.1941 - 17.06.2004 Beloved wife of Billy, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. My lovely selfless mum, so brave and special. Memories of you will be treasured forever. Kathy and Gregory ----- A wonderful, loving

  • BIGGS

    BIGGS ROY Thinking of you Roy, always thinking of you. You will live in my heart forever. Betty.

  • AVERY

    AVERY JOSEPH WILLIAM ASTIN Passed away at Lymington Hospital on June 16th, 2004, aged 86 years. A wonderful caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. Reunited with our mum Rene and sister Susie. So greatly missed by your sons Pete and John. XX

  • SKINNER

    SKINNER DON Passed away on June 19th, 2004, aged 90 years. Much loved husband of Kathleen, father of Ivan and father-in-law of Ann. ---------- Funeral Service at The Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey on Thursday, June 24th, 2004 at 1.30 p.m. followed

  • CRADDOCK

    CRADDOCK JAMES (JIM ) Beloved husband of Anne. Much loved dad to Richard, John and Joanne. Dad-in-law to Renata, Sharon and Steve. Darling grandad to Louise, Jonathan, Sherene, Bethany, Georgina and Bradley. ----- Passed away in Southampton General Hospital

  • FISHER

    FISHER MAXIE Lovingly remembered, especially today on your birthday. We love and miss you so much Maxie. 'Forever'. Dot, Steve and Keith. X X X

  • FOSTER

    FOSTER HARRY Passed away on June 16th, 2004. Brother-in-law to Frank and Ruby, also a very dear uncle to Jeffery and Linda and Denise. Our thoughts will always be with you. Rest in peace with your dear wife Lorna. The Funeral will be held at The Southampton

  • SAUNDERS

    SAUNDERS KELVIN ALLAN Passed away peacefully on June 18th, 2004, aged 58 years. ------ Kelv, We will miss you so much, you were so brave, no more suffering to bear. Gone but not forgotten, God be with you. Rest in Peace. All our love Janice, Jessie and

  • MANNION

    MANNION PAMELA (PAM) Passed away on June 18th, 2004. Much loved mum of Rob, Jeff, David, Tim, Jonathan, Marg and Ro. Loving grandmother and great grandmother. Reunited with Dad. X X ---------- Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

  • MILDENHALL

    MILDENHALL JACK Late of Coates Road, Sholing. ---------- Funeral service to be held at Southampton Crematorium, on Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 at 11.00 a.m. East Chapel. No flowers please, but donations if desired to S.C.C. Glen Lea Amenities Fund c/o B.

  • PALMER

    PALMER EDITH ELEANOR Mum You gave me life, you watched me grow. You taught me all the things I know. I made you laugh and sometimes cry but you always helped my tears to dry. Soft winds will whisper your name to me. In sunshine, on water Your face I'll

  • WRIGHT

    WRIGHT DAVID Brother-in-law and friend. Passed away June 16th, 2004. Will be sadly missed by all. Frances, Roy, Tom, Myra, Jack, Val, Bill, Margaret, Violet, Shirley, Ron and families.

  • GEFFNEY

    GEFFNEY LESLIE JAMES I wish to place a notice in memory of my step-brother Leslie who will be very sadly missed by step-brother Arthur Flux.

  • MORRIS

    MORRIS KATHLEEN IRIS ROSE "IRIS" Died peacefully on June 18th, 2004, aged 91 years. A greatly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. ---------- The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, June 30th, 2004 at St. Thomas' Church

  • AVERY

    AVERY JOSEPH Each night we shed a silent tear, as we speak to you in prayer, to let you know we love you and just how much we care. Take our million teardrops, wrap them up in love, then ask the wind to carry them, to you in Heaven above. To our special