• The Place to be proud of!

    FESTIVAL Place has shot up through the UK shopping mall rankings to make it into the top 10. Grosvenor's £300million flagship shopping and leisure centre in Basingstoke has already been hailed by business leaders as a boost to the borough economy. Now


    PAUL McGuigan's American remake of Gilles Mimouni's acclaimed 1996 French thriller L'Appartement is a shadow of its beguiling former self. The ambiguities, subtleties and enigmas of the original film have been replaced by a narrative that spoon-feeds

  • ENVY

    BY THE end of this year, Ben Stiller will have shared top billing in no less than five big-screen comedies. So far, he has goofed his way through Along Came Polly, Starsky & Hutch, Our House and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. He also enjoys a cameo


    RON Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is the five-time Emmy Award-winning anchorman of the top-rated KVWN Channel 4 news in San Diego in the '70s. Every night, the city tunes in to see Ron distil the headlines of the day in his usual easy-going manner, and to smile

  • Tulba is Overton five-mile winner

    THE annual Overton five-mile road race produced a local winner on Saturday in tem-peratures in the high 20s. The two-lap course has produced some quick times over the event's 15-year history. This year the field of quality athletes from all over the South

  • Theatre shut for at least a year

    ANDOVER'S defunct Cricklade Theatre will remain closed for at least the next year regardless of the outcome of current negotiations with the college. The revelation was made at Monday's Andover Councillors' Forum by Test Valley Borough Council leader,

  • Listings

    Who's playing the local music scene this week. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: Into the Bleach -Tower Arts Centre in Winchester, 8pm. DAVE - The Red Lion, Totton. Loona Loop - Talking Heads, Southampton. Flaming Home + Cherry Atrium + The Beautiful Life - The Joiners

  • AAC museum plans £4.3m expansion

    A SIGNIFICANT expansion of the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop is being planned and could open within three years. The popular attraction is crammed to bursting point with exhibits and displays. The expansion, which will provide a 40 per cent increase

  • Campaign is up, up and away

    A TOTAL of 36,000 balloons were released at Middle Wallop last week as Dad's Army star Frank Williams stepped in to help promote the Clear Print For All campaign. The event was organised by the Church and Blindness charity following 12 years of research

  • Kennet accused of green sack con

    KENNET District Council has been accused of trying to con people into believing it was disposing of green waste in an environmentally friendly way when it does nothing of the sort. Tidworth Parish Council chairman, Steve Dagger, said: "They sell green

  • Great walk to find cure for diabetes

    MORE than 1,200 people will be striding out around a Hampshire country park this weekend to help in the search for a cure for diabetes. Families and companies from across the county will descend on Itchen Valley Country Park in West End on Sunday to take

  • Thanks for the last 19 years

    THEY were 40,000 big thank yous. Henry Bartlam was only six weeks old when he suffered a severe asthma attack which nearly killed him. Luckily, the tot was under the expert care of Professor John Warner, who arranged for pioneering life-saving steroids

  • Hurricane wreaks havoc

    A HAMPSHIRE businesswoman was today celebrating a lucky escape after her luxury hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada escaped the ferocious force of Hurricane Ivan. Amid the devastation Julia Montgomery's hotel remains intact and offers shelter to

  • Boat show gets off to an Olympic start

    IT was a champagne moment. The opening of the 35th Southampton International Boat Show descended into chaos as Britain's jubilant sailing team sprayed the crowd with the champagne. Hundreds of people gathered to see the Olympic heroes, together for the

  • Naz's, Romsey

    THEY say variety is the spice of life and there is always something quite exciting about eating for the first time in a new restaurant. Of course, you can go back to the same places time and again - but where is the fun in that? There's the build-up,

  • New Inn at Shalfleet

    BOOKING is advisable at the New Inn at Shalfleet. But don't be put off immediately by the 'reserved' signs on all of the tables in this historic roadside inn just ten minutes drive from the ferry terminal at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Closer examination


    Films showing in the Hampshire region until 16th September. 13 GOING ON 30 (12A): A 13-year-old girl desperate to grow up is catapulted into the body of her 30-year-old future self in the year 2004. Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo star. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY

  • OPEN WATER (15)

    JUST when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... In January 1998, Sydney's Daily Telegraph carried a front-page news story about American tourists Thomas and Eileen Lonergan, who had been mistakenly left behind on a diving tour on the edge

  • International flavour visits the Rose Bowl

    CRICKET fans keen to see the best international players will be flocking to the Rose Bowl from tomorrow, as the ICC Champions Trophy gets under way in the county. Hampshire's ground has been chosen to stage five matches - including a semi-final - of the

  • More worry for Pahars

    MARIAN PAHARS' injury agony goes on. The Saints striker hasn't played since hobbling off with an ankle injury during the pre-season win at Swindon in early August. Although an ultra-sound scan has failed to show any problem, an MRI scan has now identified

  • Arson probe after rescue from smoke-filled flat

    ANDOVER detectives are investigating a possible arson attack after a man was dragged out of a smoke-filled, Roman Way flat above a garage where a car was on fire. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a burning Ford Escort XR3 in a ground floor

  • She's super gran

    She can turn a tear into a smile, she makes her grandchildren feel like winners everyday and says she has done it all for love. Meet Kathleen Hayward from Byng Walk, Andover's winner in the South East regional grandparent of the year award. The annual

  • Roving police patrol bid to boost safety

    EXTRA police have been on patrol on the A303 in Wiltshire in a bid to detect drivers who are tired, distracted, speeding or using hand-held mobile phones. On Tuesday Wiltshire traffic police pulled drivers over using roving patrols and safety cameras.

  • Second World War fallen honoured

    THE Russian terrorist atrocity gave extra pause for thought to those attending Chil-bolton Airfield's remembrance service on Sunday. The two-minute silence to honour the Second World War dead was repeated in memory of the children and adults of Beslan

  • Bestival

    IF YOU can't get enough of the festival season, Bestival might just be your last chance to get your final fix of mud and mayhem,.and you don't have to look far to find it. From Friday to Sunday the usually serene lakes and woodlands of Robin Hill Countryside

  • In pole position for fete success

    LONGPARISH residents were treated to a view of a Formula One Ferrari during their annual fete held in style once more in the grounds of Longparish House. The car belonged to racing driver Jody Schecter who opened the fete. The sunshine brought smiles

  • Wartime exploits on TV

    THE wartime exploits of a naughty boy from Ludgershall will feature in the Meridian Television programme 'Underworld at War' tonight at 11pm. The series includes details of criminal activity in Britain during World War Two. Activities that were newsworthy

  • Phoebe's sunflower top of the pots

    PHOEBE Edwards loves growing flowers. But the five-year-old has surpassed herself with her latest production - a sunflower that towers over the others at 10 feet 9 inches. The average height for sunflowers to grow is four to six feet. Her mother, Charmaine

  • Play area shut by vandals

    A PLAY area designed to cater for the under fives has been closed for safety reasons following an attack by vandals. The play area at George VI Road in Tidworth has only recently been made safe after £2,000 was spent installing soft tiles close to play

  • Gillian's making sweet moo-sic!

    SHOULD Hampshire farmer Gillian Gray ever need to calm down her sheep or cows, she'll know exactly what to do. She will sing to them. Gillian, who farms 300 acres near Alresford, combines farming with teaching music. She said: "Most of the time it's fun

  • Vision of the future for former VT site

    THIS is the first glimpse of the new Woolston waterfront, as designers release their vision of the state-of-the-art quayside business development. With commercial quays, boatsheds, a yacht centre and space for cafes and restaurants, the four-hectare site

  • Remembrance festival saved

    ONE of Hampshire's biggest annual remembrance events has been saved, thanks to the Daily Echo. Three businesses have come forward to back the service after organisers issued a plea for help through the newspaper. Veterans, families and friends will once

  • Family back call for euthanasia

    THE family of a Hampshire man who starved himself to death after being told his bowel condition could not be cured has thrown their support behind a national campaign to legalise euthanasia. The plight of Danny Bond, pictured above in 2001, touched the


    IT'S SIX feet tall and over 30 feet long - and it's at the bottom of a Hampshire family's garden. Hundreds of tonnes of earth and rubbish have blighted businessman Jeremy Paine's life since a bitter boundary row broke out with his neighbour in the sleepy

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: CFF Seine, roro, 0530, 30; Le Castellet, roro, 0530, 201; Shenandoah Highway, roro, 0600, 202; Alianca Europa, container, 0900, 204; Hyundai General, container, 1030, 205; Nordstrand, cargo, am, 36; CMA CGM Balzac, container

  • The Peat Spade, Longstock, Stockbridge

    COME to The Peat Spade," the former editor of the Romsey Advertiser purred. "Pete Who?" I said, utterly confused. Several repetitions later and the penny dropped. "OK," I said. "But isn't it rather a long way to go?" In fact the journey to The Peat Spade

  • The Mill Arms, Dunbridge

    IT had been one of those days at the office, the clock was ticking by and just about everything seemed to be conspiring against us from ever making it to the pub for the meal we had had planned for weeks. But determined to have a social life, it was almost

  • Bluebird Restaurant, Lymington

    I DIDN'T have to think for long when I was trusted with the hefty responsibility of choosing somewhere to go out for dinner last Friday night. One place immediately sprang to mind. During countless visits to Lymington I've always thought that the Bluebird

  • Black Boy, Winchester

    IF THE owner of the Black Boy pub in Winchester pulls this off, he will win Publican of the Year, Restaurateur of the Decade, a Nobel prize and be lined up as the next manager of the Saints. By force of personality, ex-Guardsman David Nicholson has transformed


    KINALLY PETER Passed away September 10th, 1991. Only ever a thought away. Loved and missed everyday. Your loving wife and family XXX


    GIBBS MARK Passed away four years ago today. Always remembered. Forever loved. God bless. With lots of love Mum, Dad, Karl, Sarah, Daniel and Philip. XXXXXX


    WARREN MARTIN 20.04.45 - 10.09.01 Three lonely years. Miss you everyday. Love Carmel.


    COLLINS BILLY Our thoughts are with you today on your birthday. We miss you because we love you, how much can never be told. No treasure on earth can replace you. Your memory will never grow old. All our love. Billy and Angie. xx. Love, hugs and kisses


    GRICE JOE Sadly missed. Nanny and Grandad Grice. XXX


    BEAVIS LES Phyllis and family would like to thank all the relatives, friends and colleagues of Les for all their kind messages of sympathy and donations to Countess Mountbatten. Please accept this as a personal thank you.


    EARLEY ELSIE Cherished memories of a dear mum and nanny who left us 23 years ago today. Still missed, still near, still very dear. Kay, Garry and families. XXX


    PEARCE EDNA MAY Passed away on September 3rd, 2004. at The Hampshire County Hospital. Aged 74. She will be greatly missed by her son Kelvin and daughter Lorraine. Granddaughters Sam, Emma and Laura. Great granddaughters Lucy and Hanna. We will always


    WEDGE GEORGE Passed away on September 3rd 2004, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of Renée, loving father of Glenda, Lorraine and Rowena, devoted grandfather of James, Georgina, Samantha, Amanda, Alan and Derek and great grandfather of Tyrone, Jack, Harry


    GRICE JOE Sadly missed. Nigel and Sam X X

  • ROSS

    ROSS LILIAN LOUVAIN Passed away in Southampton General Hospital, Sunday, September 5th, 2004, aged 88 years. Widow of Hugh William Ross. God gives all His children a short time on this earth to see how much we contribute and show how much we're worth.

  • HUGO

    HUGO DENNIS Passed away at home on September 6th, 2004, aged 70 years. Funeral Service on Thursday, September 16th at Peartree Church at 12 noon, followed by Interment at St. Mary Extra Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Wessex


    BUNDY FREDERICK HAROLD (JACK) Passed away peacefully at home on September 3rd, 2004, aged 85 years. Will be sadly missed by daughter Doreen, son John and their families. ---------- Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Friday, September 17th at

  • FRY

    FRY ANNIE ROSE (nee PENNEY) Passed away suddenly at home on August 27th, 2004, aged 88. Dearly loved and so sadly missed mum of Susan, grandmother of Lisa, Stephen, Gina and Russell, great grandmother of Stanley and Matthew, sister-in-law of Margaret.


    ROOKE BARBARA JOAN Dear sister of Les and John, sister-in-law of Win and Daphne. Auntie of Christine, Malcolm and Jacqui. Great aunt of Zoe, Michelle and Ashley. No time to say goodbye. Goodnight God Bless Barb XXX


    THOMAS MARY ROSE Raymond, Stephen, Nicola, Katie and Richard would like to thank all the family and friends for their kind messages, support and cards. Also for their donations to Macular Eye Disease Society. Thanks to David and Jean for their excellent


    FRANCES KAYLEIGH BRIMBLE HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY Congratulations you are a teenager. Lots of love Mum, Dad & Nanny xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • INDY

    INDY AND JADE Good luck at Valentine First School to two special little girls. Hope you both have lots of fun. Love Nanny, Roddy and Goa. X X


    GRICE JOE Remembering you today and always. Love Julie, Tony, Jordan, Jenna and Georgia. X X X


    BRIMBLE FRANCES KAYLEIGH Happy 13th birthday and best wishes for all your teenage years. With love from Dad, Karen, Jorden, Grandma and Grandad. XXXXX


    GRICE JOE 05/10/92 - 10/09/02 We love and miss you Big Man. Your laughter, hugs and kisses. We will never be at peace. Love you, Mum, Dad, Jack, Beth and Dan. XXX


    GRICE JOE Miss you so much. But memories of you can never be taken away. Love you. Nanny, Grandad, Cassie XXX


    CLAPPERTON (nee WATKINSON) ANN AMY ALICE Sadly passed away suddenly on August 27th, 2004, aged 64. Lovely treasured mummy to Sheree, very much loved by all her family and friends. She will be forever in our hearts and thoughts. --------- The Funeral Service


    GRICE JOE Loving you is easy we do it everyday. Missing you is a heartache that never goes away. Love Uncle Jason, Auntie Kelly, Jamie and Sam x x x x


    PUDDLE PEGGY RITA Four years have passed since you left us but our memories and thoughts are as strong as ever with you and will be forever. Lots of love from your loving husband Ralph and family.


    HAYLETT JERRY Died August 31st, 2004. Nine good years of friendship, many a happy laugh, but now you're on your travels along that special path. Fond farewell Jerry. Gone but never forgotten. Craig and Jo. XX


    HATLEY JOAN ELSIE (AJ) Passed away after a long illness bravely borne on September 6th, 2004, aged 85 years. Will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. A loving and much loved lady. ---------- The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday


    HALLMANN LAURENCE (LARRY) Aged 23 years. As a result of a tragic accident Laurence drowned in Nidri Bay, Greece. A dearly loved and respected son of Peter and Frances. Also a beloved brother of Julia. A precious grandson loved and missed by all his family


    BIDDLECOMBE BERT Passed away peacefully at Countess Mountbatten House on September 4th, 2004 aged 79. Best mate to Myrtle. Loved by her family. Avril, John, Chris, all grandchildren and great grandchildren. Goodnight. Funeral Service to take place at


    BATCHELOR ARNOLD FRANK Aged 74. Died September 2nd, 2004. Dearly loved Uncle, Great Uncle and Great Great Uncle. ---------- Service and cremation at Southampton Crematorium on Monday, September 13th, 2004 at 3.15 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations if

  • CULL

    CULL MABEL "TOOKY" Passed peacefully away September 7th, 2004. Funeral at St. Marys, Eling, September 16th, 2004 at 2.00 p.m. Flowers c/o Powells, Funeral Directors, Eling Lane, Totton.


    MARKS MR AND MRS PETER Wish to announce the marriage of their daughter Rachel to Matthew Longman at Calstock Church, Cornwall at 12.30 p.m., on September 11th, 2004.


    GRIFFITHS DERRICK Passed away suddenly on Monday, September 6th, 2004, aged 54 years. Our memories beat on while your drums stand silent. Reunited with Mum and Dad. Forever in our thoughts, will be greatly missed by all friends and family especially Pam


    SWEENEY CELIA The family of the late Mrs. Celia Sweeney wish to thank relatives, family, friends and neighbours, clergy, Eastleigh & District Irish Society and all concerned for Mass cards, messages, flowers and donations to Diabetes Research and


    MILLER JOY Died at Oaklands Rest Home, West Wellow on Tuesday, September 7th, 2004. She will be sadly missed. --------- Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Thursday, September 16th, 2004 at 12.45 p.m. Family flowers only, but donations


    BEARD JAMES REGINALD L/O SHIRLEY Peacefully at Oaktree Lodge Care Home, Ashurst on Sunday, September 5th, 2004, aged 81 years. ---------- Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Thursday, September 16th at 10.15 a.m., West Chapel. Enquiries to H


    SHRIMPTON CRAIG Happy 21st Son. Lots of love Dad, Debbie, Ben, Bonnie and Joe XXX


    STEVE GODDARD 21ST BIRTHDAY Congratulations Son, now you are old enough for anything! Loadsa luv Mum and Dad.


    STEVEN GODDARD Happy 21st little brother May the happy days continue and it's your shout at the bar. Jamie.


    GIBBS MARK 21.09.1960 - 10.09.2000 Four years today you were taken from me. Your nature was loving and giving, your heart was made of pure gold and to me who truly loved you Your memories will never grow old. Sweet dreams Love, until we meet again. Your

  • IAN

    IAN CARRETT 50 TODAY! Congratulations on your 50th birthday - you dont look a day over 49! Hope you enjoy your party. All our love Geraldine, Paul and Zoe. XXXX

  • MARK

    MARK BOWERS Love from Mum, Tony, Dad, Sylvia, Angela and Yvonne. Happy Birthday Mark. X X X


    STUART HAINES AND DARREN CRAB (The Groom and the Best Man) God help you Sally, you'll need all the help you can get!! Good luck !!! - Westy.


    GRICE JOE We think about you always, we talk about you too. You left us precious memories, but we wish we still had you. Love you. Miss you. Auntie Sharon, Uncle Alan, Charlotte, Gavin, Aaron, Amy and Daniel. X X X


    BARLING GWEN Aged 78 Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 6th, 2004 at Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington. A dearly loved mother of Sue and Jackie, mother-in-law of Geoff and a dear nana of Connor and Simon. Reunited with her loving husband John. ----


    COLLINS"WILLIAM (BILLY)"Birthday memories of a dear husband and dad. There's just one thing we've got to say and this we know is true, there is no one in this world that could take the place of you. If we could visit Heaven and be with you for today,