• After-school helpers needed

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to help run an after-school club in Eastleigh. The After School Club at Crestwood College needs volunteers to escort children on foot from Shakespeare Junior and Infant schools to the club, collect children by car from other Eastleigh

  • Accident fears over new parking bays

    A FORMER council highways inspector fears that a new Eastleigh parking arrangement could lead to accidents. New bays have been created for a residents' parking scheme in the town's Grantham Road area. But 76-year-old Tony Herbert, who lives in nearby

  • Chaplow can be a star on big stage

    George Burley believes that Richard Chaplow can develop into a top Premiership player. Chaplow, 21, scored his first goal in ten appearances since signing on loan from West Bromwich Albion in February. The England under-21 midfielder is almost certain

  • Focus on English music at church

    THE SOUNDS of traditional English music will fill the Church of St Nicholas in Wickham later this month. An English season featuring four concerts is being staged there from April 19 to 23. On Wednesday, April 19, Rob Marson will be performing songs with

  • Vicars race on the road to fundraise

    TWO Hampshire vicars are getting out their sports kits and preparing to raise cash for charity. The Rev Stephen Girling, of Holy Rood Church in Stubbington, and the Rev Jeremy Dussek, from Holy Trinity with St Columba Church in Fareham, are both taking

  • Stone-throwing yobs may force centre to close

    STONE-throwing yobs could force the closure of a day centre for the elderly in the New Forest. Age Concern is threatening the drastic action because it is sick and tired of repairing damage caused by vandalism to the Cussens Day Centre in Hythe. It has

  • Hidden danger of sleeping with the baby

    THE DEATHS of eight babies in Hamsphire has inspired a campaign to warn mums of the dangers of sleeping with baby. New posters have gone up publicising the Daily Echo's Keep Them Safe campaign. The message is simple - the best place for baby to sleep

  • Ferry pay talks

    INDUSTRIAL action is on the cards at ferry operator Wightlink. Maritime union RMT is to bring in an overtime ban, which could come into effect as early as Good Friday. Two 24-hour strikes are also scheduled from midday on Easter Monday and on Sunday,

  • No need to fear the dentist's drill

    HAMPSHIRE health bosses say the county is safe from a shortage of anaesthetic affecting some dental surgeries in other parts of the country. Nationwide a shortage has cropped up because of a supplier of anaesthetic is pulling out. However bosses in Hampshire

  • Rachel strikes gold in her first week

    IT MAY only be the size of a thumbnail - but what Win-chester University archaeology student Rachel Cruse unearthed has changed forever what is known about the Roman occupation of South-ampton. About 1,600 years ago, a Roman metalsmith working in what

  • Rhys at Everest base camp

    HAMPSHIRE'S record-chasing mountaineer Rhys Jones has arrived at Everest base camp - just days after an avalanche. The 19-year-old-from Bartley is biding to become the youngest Briton to conquer the world's tallest mountain. Should he succeed, he will

  • Pals to hike for charity challenge

    TWO HAMPSHIRE boys have set themselves a gruelling physical challenge to help raise funds for a special school. Nathan Carpenter, pictured right, 16, and his best friend Scott Johnstone, also 16, will be trekk-ing more than 50 miles in three days around


    September 11, 2001. That is the only other time Saints have visited Brighton's makeshift Withdean Stadium. On 9/11, Gordon Strachan was yet to be unveiled as the club's manager and Stuart Gray was in caretaker charge following Glenn Hoddle's departure

  • What would Keats have said?

    A HISTORIC Winchester charity is attempting to limit use of an increasingly popular picnic spot that inspired one of our most famous poems. The trustees of the Hospital of St Cross, the historic almshouse on the southern edge of the city, have erected

  • SPEEDWAY - Rocket for Islanders

    Isle of Wight Islanders' Premier Trophy match against Rye House Rockets was abandoned on Saturday, although the result stands - meaning it was the second heavy defeat for the former in 24 hours. Having been crushed 62-31 at Somerset Rebels on Friday,

  • Gosport survival hopes blown away

    GOSPORT & Fareham's faint hopes of staying in London Two South were blown away by promotion-chasing Guildford 67-7. Gosport coach John Stamper was too upset to talk after the game such was the thumping, which closely resembled the 10-66 score line

  • E&R suffer bad day at The Office!

    ELLINGHAM and Ringwood's dream of a second promotion in as many seasons evaporated on the last day of the season as they were turned over by a powerful US Portsmouth outfit. Lying second going in to the game the Es knew a victory would take them into

  • Sid goes steaming back to the past

    A STEAM train fan took a trip down memory line when he relived the past with a trip along the Watercress Line. Sid King, 80, of St Peter's Road, South Ham, Basingstoke, travelled up and down the track between Alresford and Alton in a Merchant Navy Canadian

  • Tory leader tackles residents' concerns

    PENSIONS, council tax and house prices were just some of the key issues tackled by Conservative leader David Cameron when he visited Basingstoke. As many local people prepare to vote in this year's borough council elections on May 4, Mr Cameron met with

  • Not quite a perfect day for O'Connor

    JAMES O'Connor played down his stunning first goal in the Football League then declared: 'I just wish it had been the winner', writes STEVE WILSON. The former Aston Villa defender lashed home a glorious long-range drive just past the hour mark of Cherries

  • Five-star show from Eastleigh at Dorchester

    Steve Forbes will be quids in if he's credited with both the early goals which pointed the Spitfires to a third successive league win. There was no doubt he got Eastleigh's first - inside the opening 90 seconds. But the jury's out on whether Forbes' potential

  • Festival with a Wow! Factor

    THOUSANDS of people lined Southampton's streets yesterday (April 9th) for the city's annual Vaisakhi celebrations. The city was filled with colour, song and prayer as city leaders joined hundreds of members of the Sikh community for the traditional festivities

  • Patient programme

    A NEW wave of courses for patients with long-term health conditions will start in West End this month. The Expert Patient Programme (EPP) is free of charge and open to anyone living with a long-term health condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease

  • Shaun's fears grow over oxygen supply

    A HAMPSHIRE man who relies on home oxygen cylinders to aid his breathing has complained new suppliers could be putting lives at risk. Shaun Leggett, 37, claims he has had to put up with supplies being delivered late and mix-ups since private supplier

  • MP races to be first with wind turbine on house

    A HAMPSHIRE MP is racing against Tory leader David Cameron to become the first MP in England to put a wind turbine on his roof. Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test, plans to install a miniature turbine on his house, in the Portswood area of

  • Young wardens wipe out graffiti

    IT IS not often you get to see youngsters removing graffiti from walls and fences but a group of young wardens spent a day doing just that in Southampton. Southampton City Council junior wardens were joined by television personality Fred Dinenage to give

  • Frank's pride is charity's gain

    A PART of medieval Southampton heritage is available to own when it goes under the hammer at a charity auction. A model of the Medieval Merchant's House, where prosperous wine merchant John Fortin and his family lived over 700 years ago, has been donated

  • Maurice had a 50-year milk round

    SOUTHAMPTON: Cream of the crop! Milkman Maurice has delivered a lotta bottles in his time COME rain, sleet or snow, he has always delivered on time but now, after almost 50 years, Maurice's float has finally run out of milk. Milkman Maurice Parsons has

  • Stone-throwing yobs may force centre to close

    STONE-throwing yobs could force the closure of a day centre for the elderly in the New Forest. Age Concern is threatening the drastic action because it is sick and tired of repairing damage caused by vandalism to the Cussens Day Centre in Hythe. It has

  • SWIMMING - Mew back on track for Beijing

    Commonwealth silver medallist Darren Mew believes he is back on track for the Beijing Olympics after adding two more titles to his collection. Mew, 26, last night won the British 50m breaststroke in a time - 27.96sec - which would have taken the Commonwealth

  • Cameron delivers election injection

    CONSERVATIVE Party leader David Cameron swept into Basingstoke to champion the local Tory group's charge for control of Basingstoke and Deane at the borough elections. In the week that the starting gun was fired for the local elections on May 4, Mr Cameron

  • Gosney fires Sporting into final

    Sporting BTC had a hard-fought 1-0 win over M&T Awbridge in the semi-final of the Trophyman Cup - J Gosney netting the winner in the second-half. In the other semi-final, Mottisfont beat AFC Wolversdene 3-0. All the goals came in the second-half courtesy

  • Mancey floors Gosport with old one-two

    Chairman Martin Moody has sent out a message of hope to Winchester City fans in the wake of money man David Malone's announcement that he moving to Eastleigh this summer. After watching the team brush Gosport Borough aside 4-1 and stride to within a point


    HORN LUCY Remembering a wonderful wife and mother on this her birthday. Husband Ron and children, Terry, Brenda and Wendy.


    CHRISTINA JOHNSON 18 TODAY ENJOY YOUR DAY LOVE U Grannie and Grandad T.C. and Poppy. x x x


    ALFIE WOODFORD Andy and Karen (nee Aldous) would like to announce the safe arrival of Alfie on March 20th 2006. Thanks to friends and family


    TINKERBELL SUCH A BONNY WEE LASS HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY All our love, Mum, Dad, Rhiannon, Nan and Grandad. xxx

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  • JO

    JO AND ROB COCHRANE Congratulations to Jo and Rob on your Silver Wedding. Love and best wishes Mum and Dad Chalmers.


    SAVAGE DOREEN Passed away 6 years ago today. Loving memories of a special wife, mum, mother-in-law, nan, great nan, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and great aunt. Forever in our thoughts. Your loving family. X X X X

  • REES

    REES DULCIE ADA Aged 78 years Died suddenly April 4th, 2006 after much suffering. Dear friend of Joy and Les, Mark, Debbie, Kirsty and Emma, Tania, Liam, Laurissa, Cameron and Neamh. Will be sadly missed. ---------- Funeral 2.15 p.m. Thursday April 13th


    RANDALL RON DAD A long year in our hearts has passed, but still in our thoughts and our prayers. Lots of love, Kev, Elaine and family. X X X


    JULIE DEBELL GOTCHA!!! And you said there wasn't a nice picture of you!! Have a lovely day, loads of love, Stuart, Rose, Mary, Jake and Tallulah. X X X


    LOVELL JANET DIANE (nee LONGHURST) In memory of the most loving, caring daughter. We will love and miss you forever. Sleep well 'Child', love 'Wills' Dad and Stella.


    WOODS JEFF Remembering my dear nephew, who passed away seven years ago. A very nice man. Always loved and missed by Stan


    GRUBB DOT You have been a dear friend for many years and you will be greatly missed, all my love Ann and her family.


    CONCONI FRED Late of The Station Hotel, Totton Passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2006 in his 86th year. ------ Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 at 1.15 p.m., West Chapel. Flowers or donations to the R.N.L.I.

  • BULL

    BULL C.R. (JOHN) R.N. Rtd. On April 3rd, 2006 aged 91 years. Loving husband of Phyllis and dear father of Priscilla. Fondly remembered by all the family. ------------------ Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium, on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at 2.45

  • REAY

    REAY DILYS I would like to thank everyone who helped me and attended Dil's funeral on Friday April 7th, 2006. She had a wonderful send off from family and friends. I shall miss her so much and I know everyone who knew her will also. God Bless and Rest


    SUTTON DES Passed away April 10th, 1990. Another year gone by, still sadly missed but never forgotten. Your loving wife Rose and family. X X X


    ROGERS MURIEL ALICE NORA AGED 92 YEARS Suddenly on April 5th, 2006. Now reunited with Dad. ---------- DEAREST MUM A very special lady who we will miss so much but we will remember with much love and pride. At times life was tough for you but with love


    GRUBB DOT If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, We'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. From Pat, Becky and girls. XXX


    LOVELL JAN In loving memory of a dear sister-in-law and aunty. Sue, Tone and family. X X


    ROGERS MURIEL ALICE NORA Passed away on April 5th, 2006, aged 92 years. Dearly loved Nan of Teresa and Simon and special great nan to Ella and Joe. Our hearts were broken the day you died, but our love for you will stay inside. It will keep us warm every


    REES DOLCIE (DOT) Passed away Tuesday, April 4th 2006. Will be sadly missed by Susie, David and James. Sleep peacefully x


    LOVELL JAN Mum, a very special lady who played a big part in our lives, sadly left us April 5th, 2006. We will always love you and never forget you. Love you babe, sleep tight. Sal, Andy, Joe, Jess, Emma and Paul. X X X X


    LOVELL JAN To my loving Jan. The best wife ever. Will be missing you now and always. All my special love, Joey. X X X ---------- Funeral Service to be held at Hollybrook, Thursday April 13th, at 12.45 p.m. All welcome. Flowers to R.Hallum & Son Windermere


    LOVELL JAN We'll miss our Nan now she's gone, but the memories we shared will always live on. Goodnight Nanny Jan. Lots of love, hugs and kisses. Donnamichelle, Ashley, Daniel, Jaime-Leigh, Chloe, Stacie, Tyron, Abigail and Alisha. X X X


    FALKINGHAM THELMA ROSINA (nee FERRY) Much loved mum of Jan, mother-in-law of Den, nan of Lisa, Julie, Jamie and Fiona and great granny of Sam, Chloe and Holly. Passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2006 at the Southampton General Hospital after a short


    MALONE HUGH PATRICK In loving memory of Hugh, who left us 18 years ago today, and son Frank, who passed away 13 years ago in February. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Lillie and Family


    LOVELL JAN A special, loving daughter-in-law, of Lu and the late Joe Lovell. You will be sadly missed. Mum Lovell. X X


    WHITE WILLIAM Treasured memories of our dearest dad. Loved and remembered every day. Love always Carol, Jo, Barbara and families. X X X


    WELCOME TO THE WORLD! ELISHA SHANNON HOWARD Congratulations Peter and Sandra on the birth of your beautiful baby girl, born April 5th 2006 weighing 7 lb 1 oz. From all the grandparents, great grandparents, Auntie Karen & Uncle Chris and Uncle Trevor


    HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY ADAM A.V. BAGLEY To a wonderful son and brilliant big bro. Have a great day. All our love Mum, Vicky and Jaden-William. X X X

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    50 TODAY MALC KING HAVE A GREAT DAY Love from wife Betty, children Kelly and Greg, grandson Andrew and families North and South. X X X X X X X


    SILVER WEDDING ELAINE AND BARRY HOLMES Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad. With love from Darren and Adam. X X Congratulations Elaine and Barry on celebrating 25 years together. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, John, Mark, David, Karen and Alex. X X X X X X X

  • 65

    65 TODAY CAROLE GREGORY TO A WONDERFUL WIFE, MUM AND NAN Love you lots. Terry, Gary, Lisa, Kim, Dave, Redmond, Chancey and Lydia xx.


    CLAYTON YVONNE Much loved and missed wife, mum and nanny. A year of tears, dark days and long nights. Thanks to all who have been there for us. Brian and family. xxxxxxx


    CHLOE SHANNON DRAKE 1 TODAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lots of love Nana,Grandad, Uncle Dave, Great Nanny and Billy x x x


    MCDONALD JOHN A year ago today you left us, but always in our thoughts. Love Mum, Jim, brothers Billy and James, sons John and Scott and partner Sam.


    CHLOE SHANNON DRAKE Happy 1st Birthday. Love Mummy, Daddy, Molly and Flo. x x x