• Blackstock on loan

    DEXTER BLACKSTOCK last night joined Championship strugglers Plymouth Argyle on loan for the rest of the season. The 18-year-old, pictured above, leapt to fame last October when he bagged a Carling Cup hat-trick after coming on as a sub against Colchester

  • We're in dog-fight - Claus

    CLAUS LUNDEKVAM rated last night's first-half display among the very worst of this hugely disappointing season. Saints did improve after the break, but by then it was too late with Birmingham holding out for a 2-1 win after dominating the opening period

  • Delap: Just not good enough

    RORY DELAP described the first-half display last night as "not good enough" - admitting Saints find themselves in a critical league position. The Irish midfielder was desperately disappointed by the 2-1 defeat at Birmingham which leaves Saints some points

  • Harry's flutter didn't pay away dividends

    HARRY Redknapp took a flutter on a few new faces at St Andrews last night. But on last night's evidence, particularly an awful first-half display, few will be putting big money on Saints' Premiership survival. A major part of the reason is obvious. With

  • Widower upset over grave safety check

    AN Eastleigh widower claims that council safety checks caused major damage to his wife's memorial. Distressed John Eyre, 69, has visited his wife's memorial in Eastleigh's Brookwood Cemetery almost every Sunday for eight years. But last week he received


    TWO brave restaurant workers have been hailed heroes after rescuing an elderly neighbour who collapsed in his smoke-filled flat. Nazrul Miah and Heron Miah pulled 61-year-old John Maddock to safety from his first-floor home after spotting smoke caused

  • Mystery tax increase will 'not kill anyone'

    RESIDENTS of Shedfield are being asked to dig deep to meet a parish council precept increase of more than 36 per cent so councillors can fend off a legal row parishioners know nothing about. Mystery surrounds the nature of the long-running dispute the

  • Eastleigh crash again - Billericay Town 2, Eastleigh 0

    DESPITE an improved Eastleigh performance, goals at the end of each half gave Billericay a decisive victory to leap-frog above them and into third place in the Ryman League - Premier Division. The loss of Paul Sales through injury after 23 minutes was

  • Super Squash League - Gough saves Winchester

    A crowd of around a hundred spectators gathered at Winchester to watch an enthralling contest between Linden Homes Winchester and Heaton Bradford. The first match pitched up-and-coming Alex Stait against Scott Handley. The match began in very tight fashion

  • Dr Who star lauches a different Time Machine

    STEP into the Time Machine and you may not be transported to a previous century, but you will earn yourself a spot of gardening, shopping or the chance to have your shirts ironed. In a new volunteering initiative, Thornhill residents can donate their

  • Echo reunites wartime friends after 60 years

    THEY had not seen each other for more than 60 years - until they were reunited through the pages of the Daily Echo. War veteran Maurice Green was featured in the paper for notching up more than 40 years' service to the Poppy Appeal. That evening when

  • Mums-to-be urged to fight discrimination

    WOMEN workers across Hampshire were today urged to join the fight against pregnancy prejudice. The call follows new research revealing each year about 30,000 women in Britain are sacked, made redundant or quit their jobs because of pregnancy discrimination

  • Parking charges threat to trade

    THERE was mounting anger today from business leaders in Southampton over controversial council plans to raise car parking charges in the city. Jimmy Chestnutt, director general of the Chamber of Commerce, told the Daily Echo he "could not support" plans

  • Saint Elton

    HE has sold more than 200 million records worldwide and his back catalogue of hits spans more than three decades. Now after playing to millions around the world, including memorable performances at the Live Aid Concert and Princess Diana's Funeral, Elton

  • Danielle's reflecting on her life following Curtain Call glory

    THE future looks good for Southampton youngster Danielle Betteridge. At just nine years of age Danielle, of Bishops Road, Itchen, is already a regular fixture on the local amateur dramatics circuit. Her hard work and talent resulted in her being nominated

  • Birthday stunt plans in memory of Ryan

    FRIENDS of a Waterside teenager killed in a road accident are planning to stage a bungee jump in his memory. Ryan Liddon, 15, of Larkspur Gardens, Holbury, was walking home five months ago when a car came off the road and overturned. Fellow teenagers

  • Brown treble not quite enough as Hanson A take honours

    No game for Division One leaders Winterslow, but much activity from the teams chasing them. Second placed Hanson B could only pick up three points from their match against Figheldean B, but still keep one point ahead of the latter, in a tough game at

  • Kurtis hits the winner for CK

    Micheldever U10 1 CK Andover U10 2 VW Martins sponsored CK won a close match, even though half the team had colds and coughs. Both teams had chances before man of the match Kurtis Batcherlor's shot was turned into the goal with help of a Micheldever defender

  • Tuning up for county's biggest tsunami concert

    MUSICIANS are preparing for the biggest tsunami fundraising concert in Hampshire. Some 80 performers are to play in Winchester Cathedral today in a concert that will attract hundreds of people. The concert features the Winchester College Chapel Choir,

  • Urgent action calls to cut traffic pollution

    ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners and residents are calling on Winchester's civic chiefs to reduce the amount of air pollution caused by traffic. About 60 people turned up to a meeting of the town forum demanding urgent action to tackle the problem and bring

  • Penalty drama as Ann go through

    CK Andover 1 Abbotts Ann 1 aet 1-3 on pens This game had everything, from two sendings off to a last minute penalty, and to say that Abbotts Ann were lucky would be an understatement. Craig Johnson opened the scoring for Abbotts Ann early in the first


    CIVIC bosses in Winchester are predicting the lowest council tax increase for residents in recent years. It will be the first time in the last three years that council tax increases have not been above inflation and should amount to an increase of about

  • Python-style antics ruin Lions' day

    IN the Monty Python film 'The Meaning of Life', there is a rugby scene when a team of schoolmasters steamroller a team of spotty schoolkids while the school elders celebrate in wild hysteria on the touchlines. As near as makes no difference, that scene

  • Justin treble but cup dream is over

    A MAGNIFICENT hat-trick from Justin Bennett was just not enough to send Lions through to the last four of the Hampshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night as they succumbed to three killer blows in the last 15 minutes of a wonderful match. After the nonsense

  • Health and safety experts target 150 city businesses

    A WORKPLACE safety blitz will hit businesses in and around Southampton next week. Forty health and safety experts will target 150 warehousing and distribution firms in a bid to highlight potential hazards to thousands of employees. In the last five years

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivals: Autofreighter, ro/ro, 0030, 201 link; Lembitu, ro/ro, container, 0530, 30; Caribbean Highway, vehicle carrier, 0645, 43; Autotransporter, ro/ro, AM, 201; OOCL Thailand, container, 1500, 206; Autoprestige, ro/ro, 1500, 203;


    SIR ISAAC Newton has a lot to answer for. If it wasn't for that damn apple falling on his head things might keep on going up and up rather than keep crashing back down to earth. Saints have been something of a perennial apple on Newton's head this year

  • Eastleigh stunned late on

    EASTLEIGH missed out on a place in the last eight of the Bryco Cup last night after losing 2-1 to Hampton & Richmond Borough in a dramatic finale at the Sparshatts Stadium. The Londoners were hanging onto a 30th-minute strike by Adrian Allen, who

  • Pietersen ton is upstaged late on

    KEVIN PIETERSEN will have risen this morning wondering how people were not talking about his maiden hundred in international cricket after a dramatic tie in the second one-dayer at Goodyear Park. The Hampshire batsman's superb unbeaten 108 from 96 balls


    SIR ISAAC Newton has a lot to answer for. If it wasn't for that damn apple falling on his head things might keep on going up and up rather than keep crashing back down to earth. Saints have been something of a perennial apple on Newton's head this year

  • Brett's triple joy

    BRETT ORMEROD fired a three-goal 'don't forget me!' message to Harry Redknapp last night. The 28-year-old striker has fallen down the pecking order at Saints following the emergence of Dexter Blackstock and Leon Best and the signings of Kenwyne Jones

  • Pirelli braced for new strike over pay deal

    CABLE-making giant Pirelli will be hit with fresh strike action next week when an estimated 140 workers down tools in a pay dispute. Earlier this week about 40 workers from the cable accessories department, who belong to the Amicus union, walked out of

  • Be prepared for the Delme delay

    TRAFFIC chaos is set to descend on Fareham this month. Drivers are being warned to expect lengthy delays during the replacement of the parapets on the Delme flyover. The essential works will bring the bridges up to modern standards. It will mean lane


    A YEAR to the day after controversial government plans for an asylum centre were scrapped, residents in Lee-on-the-Solent are still no nearer to learning what will become of the 500-acre site. However, there may be light at the end of the tunnel in the

  • Riddell to leave Common - Tadley Calleva 0, Colden Common 2

    COLDEN Common's long unbeaten run shows no sign of ending, but there's a big change in the offing for the Hampshire Division 1 champions and Intermediate Cup holders - manager Dave Riddell is to leave the club. At Tadley on Saturday both sides agreed

  • Football thugs rife in county

    MORE than 140 of Britain's worst football thugs live in Hampshire, according to new figures. Hampshire police statistics reveal 147 banning orders are currently in force in the home of Southampton FC and Premiership rivals Portsmouth. The bad behaviour

  • What does the future hold now for Daedalus?

    A YEAR to the day after controversial government plans for an asylum centre were scrapped, residents in Lee-on-the-Solent are still no nearer to learning what will become of the 500-acre site. However, there may be light at the end of the tunnel in the

  • Soccer centre in buyer hunt

    THE HUNT is on to find a buyer for Southampton's Vida soccer centre after the parent company went bust with massive losses. The £1.6m outdoor soccer centre in Millbrook Point Road is still trading for the time being while administrators for the company

  • Review: The Play What I Wrote - Lighthouse, Poole

    What fun! Whether you are an aficionado of Morecambe and Wise, a fan with a few fond memories or a complete newcomer to the duo, this cracker will have you chortling all the way home. It is far better than any reverential tribute show. Some of the gags

  • Saluting your achievements

    The outstanding efforts of more than 50 Southampton City College students have been celebrated during a special awards ceremony at the city's Guildhall... DETERMINED Holly Livingston certainly has a reason to smile. Since she joined Southampton City College

  • Troubled school fights its way back

    A HAMPSHIRE school is celebrating coming out of special measures after making a dramatic turnaround in just 12 months. This time last year Netley Marsh CofE Infant School was blasted for giving children an "unsatisfactory education" and told standards


    COUNCIL tenants in the New Forest are celebrating after proposals to sell their homes to another landlord were scrapped. The district council has decided to retain its housing stock - and must now find the £47m needed to fund a massive modernisation scheme

  • Rocky sequel confirmed at Andover Classic

    The entry list for this year's Classic is now closed and such has been the response, two places have again been set aside for qualifiers. There are eight weeks to the big day and each week the Advertiser will be publishing eight player profiles. Last

  • Nap hand as Andover cruise past Pompey

    Andover 5 Portsmouth and S'sea 0 Andover ran away easy winners against struggling Portsmouth and remain in touch in the league. They had to play the whole game with a bare 11 but took control early on and Portsmouth only created two chances in the opening

  • Mort injury takes shine off twos away victory

    Southampton 15 Andover II 29 Andover II received a reality check last weekend, as they struggled away against a determined and well-drilled Southampton side. The visitors never really managed to get out of second gear and although they dominated in the

  • Wye has the answers as Whitchurch win again

    Whitchurch Utd 3 Bishops Waltham 1 Safeline-sponsored Whitchurch got off to a flying start when Chris Iddles tore down the left before squaring for Chris Wye to slot home after two minutes. Moments later Iddles himself should have put 'Church two up,

  • Bowls: Mixed fortunes for Atherley Area pair

    DENNY Graydon and Jean Arnaud had mixed luck when they contested two Area 31 finals in the English Indoor BA Championships at Victory. Skip Graydon and lead Arnaud joined forces with Atherley colleagues Ella Dibble and Steve Henry to win the mixed fours

  • Eastleigh 1 - Hampton & Richmond 2

    EASTLEIGH missed out on a place in the last eight of the Bryco Cup last night after losing 2-1 to Hampton & Richmond Borough in a dramatic finale at the Sparshatts Stadium. The Londoners were hanging onto a 30th-minute strike by Adrian Allen, who

  • No help from Europe for pensions victims

    BRUSSELS today ruled out financial help for more than 1,000 victims of the APW pensions collapse in Hampshire. They lost four-fifths of their entitlements after the company's US owner closed the final-salary pension scheme because it wouldn't plug a £55m

  • TO

    TO CHELSEA HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Daddy's Little Angel. Lots of love. Mummy and Daddy. xxx.


    HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY LAURYN NICOLE WOOD Love you always. Nanny's Kate, Lorna. Grandad's Pete, Reg. Auntie's Emma, Natalie, Ashley. Uncle's Dean, Zak. Cousins Aaron, Nicole. Mummy and Daddy xxxx.

  • GRAY

    GRAY RICHARD Passed away suddenly on January 24th, 2005 aged 59 years. Our dearest brother. We will miss you but never forget you. You will always be in our hearts. Love Trevor, Linda, Pete and family. ---------- The Funeral Service will take place on


    LAWRENCE BETTY Died very suddenly at home in Colden Common aged 70 years. Loving Mum of Nicky, Alan and David Devoted mother-in-law of Tony, Moira and Joy Special Grandma of Jason, Seb, Megan, Catrin and Alex. ---------- Funeral Service in celebration


    ROMAN PHYLLIS Widow of George. Lately of Kerry Close. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 27th, 2005. ----- The Requiem Mass will take place at St. Edward the Confessor, Roman Catholic Church, Chandlers Ford, on Tuesday, February 8th at 11.15a.m


    RIGDEN VAL ANN Passed away peacefully at 11.a.m., on January 31st 2005. Much loved wife of Bob, mother to Darren and Tracey, grandmother to Nigel and mother-in-law to Louise and Darrin. ------- Service at Southampton Crematorium (East Chapel), on Friday

  • FRY

    FRY JEANNE (nee HEAD) 13.02.1927 - 31.01.2005 Reunited with your beloved Ron and also Mark, your loving son. In our hearts and memories you will all remain, until the day when we meet again. Love and miss you forever. Daughters and sons-in-law Linda and


    FOLKARD WILFRED CHARLES Passed away peacefully on January 29th, 2005. "Words are few, memories deep." ---------- Funeral Service to take place on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 in Hollybrook Chapel, Hollybrook Cemetery at 12 noon. Flowers and enquiries


    BUXEY MOLLY Passed away peacefully on January 27th. Beloved wife of the late Douglas. Dearly loved godmother and "mum" of Pauline and dear cousin of Michael. Churchwarden Emeritus and former Sunday-School Superintendent of St. Denys Church. "Loved by


    HOUSE SANDRA Passed away on January 29th, 2005, aged 59 years. Loving wife of Clive. Devoted mum to Jannise, Joanne Kati, Chris and Kevin. Nanny to Ellie, David, Caroline, Connie, Rosie and Charlie. Always in our Hearts, Forever in our Thoughts. X X X


    HOUSE SANDRA You fell asleep so suddenly, no time to say goodbye. Our cousin was a special lady who spent her life helping others. Sleep peacefully Sandra. Lawrence, Loretta and families.


    WARNER RICHARD Passed away in his sleep on January 28th 2005 Aged 31 years and is now at peace. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends …………………….. Funeral Service will take place at 1.40 pm on Thursday February 10th at Southampton Crematorium


    SMITH ELIZABETH (Broadlands Road) Died suddenly at Southampton General Hospital, on January 26th, 2005, aged 78. (Reunited with Mary) ----- A wonderful Mum who will be greatly missed by David, Cathy, Richard, Gary, sons-in-law Alan and Mike. Nan to Jason


    ANDREWS HAROLD Teacher of French at K E S. 1950 - 1988. Died suddenly and peacefully in January, at his home in Hereford.


    WHITFIELD TERRY Another year has passed. They say that time is a healer but to us this is not true, our hearts are still broken, to lose someone like you My Son. Love always. Mum and Malc xxx.


    CHALK PHILIP ROGER Peacefully at St. Peter and St. James Hospice on 28th January 2005. Beloved son of Vi and Roger (deceased), much loved husband, brother to Marilyn and Valerie, father and grandfather. Funeral Service to take place at 12.30 p.m. on Monday

  • HUNT

    HUNT EDGAR ALAN EDWARD (EDDIE) Taken so suddenly and will be sadly missed. Dearly loved brother of Albert and Pam, David and Rosemary, Pat and John. Forever in our thoughts.


    AYLES"MAUREEN"Passed away peacefully at Countess Mountbatten House on January 29th, 2005. Will be greatly missed by husband George, daughters Sharon, Wendy, Sarah and family. Goodnight God Bless. ---------- The Requiem Mass will take place on Monday,


    COWLES MARY Died peacefully on January 31st, 2005 at The Pilgrims Homes, Brighton. (Formerly of Hotspur Close, Hythe). Interment at Eling Cemetery, Hythe on Wednesday, February 9th at 12noon. Enquiries to Hanningtons F.D. - Tel. (01273) 778733.


    GILLAM GRACE VIOLET Passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years after a short illness. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed, especially by Theodore her only child. Grace's service of thanksgiving to celebrate her life will be

  • COPE

    COPE MAUREEN Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 1st, 2005, at the Macmillan Unit, Christchurch. Beloved wife of Ray and devoted mother of Steven and Jacqueline. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The Funeral will take place on Monday


    BEAVILL PEARL PATRICIA Left us two years ago today. Remembering you every day, until we meet again. Lots and lots of love. From your loving husband Stan, also Bob, Anne, Adam, Sabina, Patricia and Vince. XXXXXXX


    HAYLEY BALDWIN HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY Have a lovely day. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Craig, Hollie, Auntie Sarah, Uncle Marc, Auntie Joan and Uncle Andy.

  • KYLE

    KYLE SPENCER 18 TODAY Oh you handsome boy! Lots of love today and always from Ma, Pete, Haydn, Carly, John, Grandad, Dean, Cleo and Rex. xx


    LOUISE HARRISON Nee O'SHEA Happy 40th birthday Lou. Love from June, Colin, Paul, Mandy, Sharon, Terry and Families. XXXXXX


    LOUISE HARRISON Happy 40th Birthday All our love Dave, Daniel, Rachel, Lucy, Chloe and Molly. XXXXXX


    LILIAN NASON 90 TODAY Congratulations. Lots of love from all the family. xxxxx


    SMITH MICHAEL Dear son, passed away 15 years ago. Loved and remembered every day. Love Mum and Dad. XXXX


    McMAHON MARY God has her in his keeping, We have her in our hearts. We are going to miss you so very much, Mary, but will take comfort in remembering all the good times that we shared. God bless. Paddy and Sylve. xx


    McMAHON MARY Treasure her Lord in your garden of rest, For while on earth she was one of the best. So many wonderful memories of a special Auntie. God bless and lots of love. Marion. xx


    GOVER DAVID In loving memory of my dear husband David. Loving dad and grandad who passed away three years ago today. As time passes memories never fade. Sadly missed Your loving wife Diana. X X X


    OPHAUS BERYL (nee PHILLIPS) Passed away suddenly but peacefully at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital on January 28th, 2005 aged 79 years. Dearest Mum of Rosemarie, David and Adrian Loving Grandma of Oliver, Daisy, Roseanne, Kathryn, William and Amber


    McMAHON MARY CATHERINE Passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2005 aged 64 years. Gone are the days we used to share but in my heart you are always there. Silent thoughts of times together Bring memories that will last forever. From loving husband John


    KYLIE ANN HOOKWAY Congratulations To a wonderful Granddaughter on your 16th birthday, today 3rd February 2005. Mum would be very proud today. Love always, Grandma and Granddad Dunne and all the rest of your family.xxxx


    FABLING NANCY PATRICIA (NEE SEXTON) Passed away on January 27th, 2005 at Southampton General Hospital aged 77 years. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. ---------- Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 at


    WHEELER-OSMAN CISSIE MY MUM Sadly passed away peacefully on January 28th, 2005. Will be sadly missed and forever in our thoughts. God bless. Love your son Michael, daughter-in-law Lou and grandson Richard. XXXXXX


    SHUTE CHRISTOPHER Thinking of you on your 35th Birthday. Missing you more and more each day Son. God Bless. From your broken hearted Mum and Dad X X


    SHUTE CHRISTOPHER So easy to remember, too hard to live without. Happy 35th Birthday Brother. Anne, Peter, Lewis, Karl and Lauren. X X X X X


    CAMERON WALTERS IS "1" TODAY (Auntie Vicki's best ever present!) We love you little man! Mum, Dad, Vicki, Karen, Nan & Grandad. xx

  • TO

    TO OUR SPECIAL GRAND-DAUGHTER LOOK WHO'S 18 TODAY ME NICOLA ANNE ELSEY With all our love and kisses from "The Two Nans." X X X X


    RIDDETT HARRY JAMES 03.02.03 In loving memory of my dear husband. Now two years have passed. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Your loving wife Carol, daughters Ros, Carol, Chris, Lyn and their families. XXX "Miss you."


    NICOLA-ANNE ELSEY HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY TO A PERFICK DAUGHTER. With all our love Darling. Mum and Dad. xxx.


    JAMES EDWARD Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30th, 2005. Beloved father of Elizabeth and father-in-law to Allen, grandfather of Anna, Shiner, Beth and Laura, great grandfather to Megan. We will never forget you.


    BARRETT ELAYNE DAWN Passed away on January 26th, 2005 aged 38 years. A beloved daughter of Bert and Eileen and sister to David and Mark. She will be sadly missed by all. ---------- The Funeral Service will take place on Friday, February 11th, 2005 in


    SMITH SHARRON Happy Birthday! Have a good day and a wonderful year. Love always. You know who. X


    HICKMAN JEAN My heart is filled with sadness, My silent tears will flow, For what it's meant to lose you Mum, No one will ever know. Goodnight, Sleep Tight Mum. Jim and Glen. ----------- In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remebered every day

  • ROSE

    ROSE MERVYN Mervyn's family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy, cards, letters and donations given in Mervyn's memory. Special thanks to the Reverend Keith Robinson for the lovely Service he gave. Also to Ian Newman and his


    HULCOOP JEAN Passed peacefully away on January 13th. Much loved mum of Sally, Kevan, Michelle, sister of Peter, loving nannie and great-nannie. ------------------ Memorial service on Saturday February 5th at 11am, Peartree Church. ---------- Goodnight

  • REED

    REED JIM Retired Deanery School Master. Happy memories help deep sorrow at your passing. Miss you terribly. Love Edna.


    SMITH MICHAEL A dear nephew. Loved and remembered always. Rita, John, Jan, Kit and cousins. XXX


    CLOWES ANNE Have a great birthday. With lots of love. From Keith, Emma, Steven, Marcus xxxx.


    HOUSE SANDRA (Nee SHEPHERD) We have laughed and cried through thirty-five years of friendship. It is me crying now. All my love, Lin. XXXX


    GREAVES HARRY Our very dear brother-in-law and friend. After much suffering slipped peacefully away on January 26th, 2005. God Bless Harry. We will never forget you. Brian, Maureen and family.


    RUDGLEY" FRANK LEONARD" My dearest Len. Passed away peacefully at home on January 30th 2005 after a long illness. Goodnight my darling, 'till we meet again, your devoted wife. Daphne. ----- DAD Safely in harbour, after such a long and difficult passage