• Eggs on bikes

    RIDING the highways of Hampshire for charity this Easter, a team of B&Q staff will take to two wheels to deliver eggs and gifts to children in hospital. The B&Q BUG Collectors Club, which was set up for staff riding motorcycles to work, is running

  • Pilot scheme for fire victims

    THE ISLE of Wight's Fire and Rescue service is joining forces with the British Red Cross to pilot a scheme that aims to help victims of fire, flood and other tragedies. The six-month pilot project - dubbed the Fire and Emergency Support Service - plans

  • New guide to care at home

    A NEW guide for people who need care in their own homes has been published by county bosses. The Guide to Care at Home, which is free, covers the Hampshire area and is a useful reference for people needing help, information and advice for home help and

  • Building industry needs youngsters

    THOUSANDS of youngsters from across Hampshire are to be targeted for jobs in a £1m TV advertising campaign for the construction industry. Building firm bosses say that, in the south, they need to recruit up to 40,000 new employees, and are looking to

  • Freedom march will bring city to standstill

    WINCHESTER city centre will come to a temporary standstill tomorrow. But it won't be the chronic roadworks slowing everyone up - it will the King's Royal Hussars being granted the freedom of the city. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, pictured, its Colonel-in-Chief

  • Help this Daisy bloom!

    THEY have sown the seeds - now they are hoping it will grow and grow. The BBC Daisy Appeal was launched live on the Radio Solent breakfast show amid a flurry of Danish pastries and cups of coffee yesterday morning. The Daily Echo-backed campaign aims

  • Death crash probe continues

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an accident that killed an 86-year-old man and left another driver badly injued. The dead man was driving a Ford Fiesta which collided with a Toyota Corina on Cliff Road, Milford-on-Sea, on Sunday evening. Police

  • Freedom march will bring city to standstill

    WINCHESTER city centre will come to a temporary standstill tomorrow (Wed). But it won't be the chronic roadworks slowing everyone up - it will the King's Royal Hussars being granted the freedom of the city. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, pictured,

  • FISHING - Adam finds the flatties flooding in

    Despite the time of year, good bags of flounders are still being recorded from boat and shore. Adam Wells from the Waterside took advantage after targeting a section of foreshore at Hythe, landing a dozen flatties in the same session (pictured right).

  • Bowling club adds up the cost of vandalism

    VANDALS have gone on a destructive rampage at a bowling club just three weeks before the season starts. Members of the Howard Park Bowling Club in Basingstoke were shocked to discover thousands of pounds worth of damage when they turned up to the club

  • Streak: Ashley can regain full fitness

    New Warwickshire captain Heath Streak is optimistic England spinner Ashley Giles can overcome the hip problem which has cast a major doubt over his career. The 33-year-old Giles is due to return from a break in America this week as he tries to fight his

  • Chairman: Dave is still City hero

    CHAIRMAN Martin Moody reckons David Malone doesn't deserve the flak he's taking for announcing he is to quit Winchester City this summer. Malone's decision to leave the club for a third time and take on a directorship at Conference South outfit Eastleigh

  • Giddings and Pink triumph

    Victory in the latest Hampshire Alliance meeting (Alliance Bowl) went to Simon Pink (Meon Valley) and Rob Giddings (Waterlooville) with a fine score of +9 - each player providing five birdies, with only one hole being lost. Second on +8 over the Test

  • Barton ladies out in force

    A large turnout of 73 members attended Barton-on-Sea Golf Club's ladies' section annual dinner and prize-giving last month. Mrs A Brewer won the LGU Silver Medal, with Mrs E MacDougall winning the Bronze Medal. The most improved player of 2005 was Mrs

  • Win tickets to Europe's largest public golf show

    The celebrities are gathering for the London Golf Show. Last year's show was memorable for the number of well-known faces from sport, stage and screen who attended - and this year's is unlikely to be any different. BBC presenter John Inverdale heads a

  • Pitcher finds it's good to be back

    Romsey Golf Club has a new head professional, although the face will be a familiar one to many of the club's members. James Pitcher took over from the long-serving Mark Desmond at the start of this month, and is thrilled to be back. "I'm very glad to

  • No school places for extra children

    CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for new homes in their community are facing fresh concerns there will not be enough school places for new children coming into the area. Residents battling the 230-home development in Cranleigh Road, Portchester, have expressed

  • Spot of revision on menu

    BANANAS and water were on the menu at the Revision Skills Conference run by a Hampshire college. More than 100 Year 11 students from a wide selection of schools across the south coast attended the conference at St Vincent College, in Mill Lane, Gosport

  • £4,500 for special club

    A HAMPSHIRE club that helps teenagers with special needs has received a £4,500 grant to help cover its costs for the next year. The 15-strong Slams youth club meets every fortnight at the Wells Place Baptist Church in Eastleigh town centre with a team

  • Pilot scheme for fire victims

    THE ISLE of Wight's Fire and Rescue service is joining forces with the British Red Cross to pilot a scheme that aims to help victims of fire, flood and other tragedies. The six-month pilot project - dubbed the Fire and Emergency Support Service - plans

  • Free sailing lessons at Cowes regatta

    FINANCIAL services giant Skandia - title sponsors of the world-famous Cowes regatta on the Isle of Wight, pictured - is doubling the number of free sailing lessons available for visitors to this year's event. Around 800 people will be taught how to tack

  • Pyjama games

    HAIR stylists in a Hampshire salon will be on the cutting edge of bedtime fashion as they raise money for charity. As part of her entry into the Miss Southampton competition Laura Hebdige of Bishopstoke will be offering customers at the Shock Cuts salon

  • Charity truck pull

    ROBUST employees from a clutch of Hampshire firms huffed and puffed their way through a gruelling truck-pulling competition to raise funds for charity. Eleven teams from companies based at the Chalcroft Business Park in Burnnets Lane, West End took part

  • City women love their sweets but not their looks

    SWEET-toothed Southampton women have been revealed as the country's chocoholics - and if anyone comments on their size, they are most likely to lie about their true weight. While 76 per cent named chocolate as their downfall food, six out of ten women

  • £100,000 fine for Southampton University Hospitals Trust

    Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust have been fined £100,000 for failing to supervise two junior doctors when a patient died following a routine knee operation. The trust was charged under the Health and Safety Act with not properly managing two

  • Race to capture residents' votes

    THE race for votes has begun, following the announcement of the candidates standing in this year's local elections on May 4. The official list of those standing for the 22 seats up for election in Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council were published on

  • Youth shelters could curb yobbish culture

    YOUTH shelters could be the answer to tackling yobbish behaviour in Fawley and Holbury. The idea was given police endorsement in a presentation to Fawley Parish Council. Hythe inspector John Kenna said a similar iniatiative in Fordingbridge, which has

  • Building makes award shortlist

    A FLAGSHIP early years learning centre for children in Hampshire is up for an award after education chiefs in the UK decided its design was one of the best around. The £2.3m Lanterns Children's Centre in Winchester, which opened last year, looks after

  • Rupert hit for six

    MICHAEL Wilde's ever-increasing Saints powerbase has received another massive boost. The Daily Echo can today reveal the Corbett family - the relations of former Saints president and long-serving director John Corbett - have agreed to proxy their six

  • The ECB must thank us for our 'gift' to the game

    Rod Bransgrove believes The Rose Bowl should host the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup final - and a Test match within the next five years. The Hampshire chairman has decided that hosting an Ashes Test in 2009 will be a summer too soon for The Rose Bowl. But he

  • Havant's shock point

    HAVANT & Waterlooville produced a disappointing result last night when they were held 1-1 at home by lowly Carshalton. The third-from-bottom visitors played all but four minutes of the second half with 10 men after Marlon Patterson was dismissed for

  • Victory is Taylor made

    JIM Taylor picked up the first silverware when Southampton and District Lawyers Golf Society held its first meeting of the year, the Johnny Johnson Cup at Hockley GC. The trophy was donated by the late Johnny Johnson, who stipulated that Hockley must


    CONCONI FRED Grandad Sadly missed, never forgotten. All our love always, Katie and Nick.


    BUTCHER GWEN Passed away peacefully on April 6th, 2006 aged 93 years. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. ---------- Funeral Service at All Saints Church, Woodside on Wednesday, April 19th at 1.00 p.m. followed by private cremation. Family flowers


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    TREZISE MAIR (nee DAVIES) Aged 86 Dearest life long friend of Joan Rusell. Her long, courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease was lost on April 6th, 2006. Treasured memories of her will enrich the rest of my life. Till we meet again Mair.


    DUMBRILL HORACE (JOE) Passed away April 1st, 2006, aged 85. Funeral Service to take place on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel at 2.15 p.m. Flowers and enquiries c/o Co-Operative Funeralcare. 122, St. Mary's Road, Southampton

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    TATE ROBERT CHARLES Beloved son of Linda and Barry. Loved and remembered forever.

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    LOOK WHO'S A TEENAGER! VICKI BLAKE Happy birthday. All our love. Mum, Dad, Sophie and Emily. X X X Nan and Grandad Blake. X X X Nan, Auntie Linda, cousin Connor and Uncle Paul. X X X

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    TATE ROBERT CHARLES (BOB) Tragically taken from us on April 5th, 2006, aged 38 years. A much loved husband, father and step-father. Forever in our hearts. Sarah, George and Beki. X X X -------------- Funeral to held on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at Southampton


    GRUBB DOLLY Sleep peacefully after so much suffering. Loving sister of Lucy, brother-in-law Terry, brother Len and their families. We will miss our Thursday mornings. Lou. XXXXX


    POUT STEPHEN Passed away April 7th, 2006, aged 54 years. Will be dearly missed by his ever loving wife Diane and all the family. 'We shall meet again in a brighter land, where farewell is never spoken. We shall clasp each other hand in hand and the clasp


    ARTER SANDRA AND GEORGE Are pleased to announce the engagement of Darren and Tracey. Congratulations. Love Mum, Dad, Lisa, Steve and children


    ROGERS MURIEL Passed away suddenly on April 5th, 2006. In loving memory of Nanny 'Rog'. You will always be with us in our thoughts and in our hearts. Sweet dreams. Katie, Paul, Daniel, Jaz, Ellis, Zac, Luke, David, Nicki, Abby and Brook.


    CONCONI FRED Dearly beloved husband of Joan. Dearest Dad to Joy and father-in-law to Keith.


    CONCONI FRED A dear grandfather to Will and Sara and great grandchildren Maisie and Freddie. We will miss you.

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    GRUBB (nee CONNIS) DOROTHY (DOT) Passed away peacefully in her sleep 6.36 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at her home with her family, after a long illness. Now reunited with her beloved husband Gordie and her son David. ------------------ The Funeral


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    ASKEW FRED KITCHENER (Retired Totton Ambulance Driver) 8th April 1917 - 6th April 2006 Reunited with Mary, his beloved wife of 58 years. Sadly missed but never forgotten by children Ann, Eric, Alan and Gill, their partners John, Evelyn, Shirley and Malcolm


    SIGLEY PAUL Passed away suddenly on April 1st, 2006. Dearly loved son of James and Marion. ---------- Funeral Service at St Marys Church, Warsash on Thursday, April 13th at 12.00 noon. No flowers please, donations to the British Heart Foundation or Portsmouth


    GRUBB DOROTHY Passed peacefully away to join Grandad and David. Thinking about you so far away, you will always be remembered. Rob, Charlie and Anna


    LAMBERT GEORGE 14-06-33 - 05-04-06 My husband and friend for 50 years. We've shared much laughter and some tears, and now I'm left to carry on with the help of our daughter and our son. Wait for me George, we'll meet again. My love for you will always


    TREZISE MAIR On April 6th, 2006, aged 86 Mair Menna, for many years teacher and lecturer in Southampton. Beloved wife of Paul for 60 years. Deeply loved by all her family and greatly missed. She was a light in our lives. ------------------- The Funeral


    LOVELL JAN Deepest sympathy. Aunty Olly and family. X X


    LAMBERT GEORGE Mate. A very good friend, a gentleman. Love Sam, June, Karen, Rich and family.


    MOODY PHILIP 'PHIL' Taken from us so tragically, our much loved brother, uncle and friend. So kind and thoughtful, we will treasure our wonderful memories of you always. Sadly missed by all who knew you. God Bless you dear Phil. Much love Gill, Mike,


    CONCONI FRED I will miss you so much. I will love you always. Goodnight Dear Brother. From your sister Grace. X X X X


    GRUBB DOLLY Dear sister to Mag, aunt to Sheila, Karen and families. No more pain, sleep peacefully.

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    LILY FAY FARMINER KELLY and PHIL announce the birth of their daughter, sister to Maisy and Max, born on March 30th, 2006, at 6.04am, weighing 7lbs 14ozs.