• 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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


    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

  • 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


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    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