LALO Schifrin's thunderous theme tune given a contemporary spin by Kanye West...CHECK. Tom Cruise abseiling on a motorised rope, stopping mere centimetres away from a painful landing, face-first into the ground... CHECK. Enough latex masks, disguises

  • Legion events

    The 85th anniversary of The Royal British Legion will be marked with two events in the Eastleigh area. On Sunday July 2 the Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford & District branch will be holding a summer fun day, between 10 am and 4pm, at the Hampshire Fire

  • Le Tiss and Benali turn coach for the day

    THEY have been getting soccer tips from two legendary Saints. Eastleigh College Sports Studies students have been getting some professional football coaching from Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali. The students, from the BTEC First and National Diplomas

  • Dispersal order to be discussed

    THE latest in a series of meetings between the police and public is being held today at Crofton Community Centre in Stubbington. The meetings are a partnership between Fareham Borough Council's community safety team, the police and voluntary organisations

  • County's youth council voting

    THE county's youth are being asked to go to the polls - less than two weeks after the local elections. This time, young people aged between 11 and 25 are being asked to cast their vote in the Hampshire Youth Council elections on Tuesday, May 16, at the

  • £30,000 cash boost

    BIG-hearted healthcare insurers have donated £30,000 to fund cancer care for youngsters at Southampton General Hospital. The donation was made on Tuesday by Norwich Union Healthcare as the company unveiled its new cancer claims service. Macmillan Cancer

  • Loyalty can not save US base

    THE government has praised the "loyalty and commitment" of workers at a Hampshire military base - but refused to call on US Army bosses to lift the threat of closure. Adam Ingram, Armed Forces Minister, said he had received official confirmation that

  • An ice way to get healthy

    STUDENTS got their skates on at a Southampton sixth form college - not because they were running late, but so they could glide on ice. With the sun shining outside, teenagers at Taunton's College in Hill Lane enjoyed the unique experience of skating on

  • Zero tolerance policy on ambulance violence

    A ZERO tolerance campaign is being launched against those who physically or verbally abuse paramedics. It comes after nearly 100 incidents were reported countywide last year. Hampshire Ambulance Service has started its "No Excuse"' campaign, encourage

  • Blue is the colour as city goes Tory

    THE political landscape turned blue last week, but the streets will be multi-coloured again after the victorious Tories pledged to reinstate the popular hanging baskets across the city. After 13 years of Lib Dem rule, the Conservatives swept back to power

  • Painter's collarbone broken in fall from scaffolding

    A WORKER broke his collarbone when he fell from scaffolding in the city on Tuesday morning. The decorator, who was in his 50s and from Sparsholt, plunged six feet from the top of the structure to the next level down, while preparing to paint the front

  • Report: killer should not have been on streets

    A SEX-attaker who, after leaving prison, murdered a Weeke mother, should not have been released, inspectors have said. They added that there were "substantial deficiencies" in the way Anthony Rice, 49, was dealt with once he was back in the community

  • £120k jewellery raid on city shop

    POLICE are investigating a £120,000 raid on a jewellery store in Winchester this week. Officers say the raid on Monday night at Ernest Jones, in the High Street, took place at around 11pm while the area was full of passers-by and are urgently calling

  • Bringing colour back to city

    DISAPPOINTED city residents have dug deep to bring colour to their neighbourhood to help make up for the lack of hanging baskets in Winchester. Prior to the city council's U-turn -- following the Tories winning back control of the council chamber -- members

  • Town launches campaign to save historic Eel House

    A CAMPAIGN to save the Eel House, in Alresford, believed to be one of Hampshire's rarest buildings, has begun in earnest. The building on the River Arle, which dates from the early 19th century, was formerly used to trap young eels as they set out to

  • Protest over school bus pass axing

    A WINCHESTER primary school has joined a chorus of protest over proposals to slam the brakes on free bus travel to faith schools. Hampshire County Council is considering axing subsidised transport for new pupils at denominational schools from September

  • Anger as town centre talks go on hold again

    TALKS on delays surrounding a multi-million-pound plan to transform Totton town centre have been put on hold, the Daily Echo can reveal. Totton civic leaders had been planning to demand answers at a crunch meeting with Hampshire County Council but the

  • Hants ring the changes

    HAMPSHIRE have made three changes ahead of their must-win game against Dorset and Wilts in Bournemouth on Saturday (3pm). Buoyed by their first victory in three years against Berkshire last weekend, Hampshire must win comprehensively if they are to progress

  • Class tells as Compton lays down Mark-er

    Mark Compton (Portchester) and Gary Teague (Eastleigh) were the only locals to make the long trip to Caldwell Park, Lincolnshire, for the NG Club's two-day meeting, both being rewarded with podium finishes on Saturday with Compton (Aprilia) taking a win

  • Rouse proves he's a Smash hit

    Hampshire prospect Adam Rouse is all set for a smashing summer with the bat and gloves after landing a full two-year equipment sponsorship deal with Smasher Sports. The Basingstoke & North Hants teenager, pictured right, who scored a Hampshire League

  • Streak's luck is out as Hants turn screw

    It is not often that a Hampshire side is as dominant as Shane Warne's men have been against Warwickshire, the 2004 county champions, at Edgbaston this week. This time last year Warwickshire were giving Hampshire a ten-wicket hiding at Stratford upon Avon

  • Salisbury reunion

    A host of Saints old boys will be in action at Salisbury City this Sunday. Ex-City players Ian Chalk and Paul Voce have organised a charity game in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The Adie Kee memorial match, played in memory of another ex-Salisbury

  • Darnton celebrating 'point of principle' win

    BASHLEY have been ordered to pay up the rest of sacked player-coach Andy Darnton's contract by a court of law. Having reclaimed some of the money when an FA ruling went in his favour, the 36-year-old defender vowed to fight for the rest by pursuing a

  • Bale: We'll win it for Craig

    WELSH youth international Gareth Bale has pledged to win the Academy League Play-off final for injured team mate Craig Richards. Bale, 16, made a telling contribution in the semi-final win over Blackburn at Staplewood last weekend, scoring one and setting

  • At home with Terry Pain

    Don't miss this Saturday's Daily Echo magazine for Jeremy Wilson's exclusive interview with the man who has played more games for saints than anyone else in the club's history. Pick up your copy with the Daily Echo

  • Healthy shopping

    SWINGS, roundabouts and slides -- for these youngsters, nothing was too much trouble. For two hours, year one pupils at Locks Heath Infant School had the opportunity to create their ideal playgrounds. It was all part of their design and technology class

  • FOOTBALL: Winchester & District League - Northbrook Cup Final

    Goal avalanche as Twyford take their third trophy Twyford 8, AGCC Worthy Down 1 TWYFORD completed their quest for an unprecedented domestic treble with this thumping demolition of Worthy Down at Chilcomb last Saturday. After winning the Hampshire Junior

  • Crowds come out to support Jackson

    A Testimonial match in aid of former Winchester City player Michael Jackson was attended by more than 600 spectators at the Denplan City ground last Saturday. Two teams, drawn from former colleagues at several Hampshire clubs played in the match and provided

  • RUNNING: Marwell Zoo 10k Road Race

    Marwell runners aid 'Save the Rhinos' Fund A warm, sunny spring Sunday morning greeted the runners for this year's Marwell Zoo 10k race once again organised by Eastleigh Running Club. Thousands of participants and runners swarmed into the Zoological Park

  • Limbering-up for heart run

    HUNDREDS put on their running shoes to raise money for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in the first ever Southampton Sprint. Young and old ran and walked side by side as they covered the 3km and 6km routes around Southampton Common. For more

  • In market for weekly event

    SOUTHAMPTON is to get a new weekly market in the historic heart of the city. Shoppers will be able to buy high quality goods at the Bargate in the city centre from tomorrow. City centre managers clinched the deal to stage the market with council licensing

  • Travellers served with legal notice

    EVICTION papers have been served on a traveller encampment which sprung up in the heart of a New Forest village. Fifteen caravans, horse boxes, transit vans and cars arrived overnight to set up camp near Furzley Common yesterday. They put out mats and

  • Neighbours get first look at 'new Waitrose'

    HOUSEHOLDERS in the Stoney Lane area of Weeke have received invitations to see how a proposed new Waitrose would impact on their lives. A public exhibition is due to open tomorrow (Friday), which will show where the supermarket could be built, alongside

  • Winchester Race For Life 2006

    A CARNIVAL atmosphere prevailed as women runners lined up to take part in Winchester's third Race for Life. More than 2,500 people took part in the annual event to raise an estimated £165,000 for Cancer Research UK Many of the women and girls taking part

  • Travellers served with legal notice

    EVICTION papers have been served on a traveller encampment which sprung up in the heart of a New Forest village. Fifteen caravans, horse boxes, transit vans and cars arrived overnight to set up camp near Furzley Common yesterday. They put out mats and

  • Baskets are not a hanging offence!

    WINCHESTER Conservatives have reversed the decision to ban hanging baskets in the city. The Tories, who took power last week in the city council elections, said the previous Liberal Democrat decision would have harmed the tourism and economy of Winchester

  • BOWLS - Lymington sides off to great start outside

    LYMINGTON have made a flying start to the new outdoor campaign on two fronts. In the Bournemouth and District Women's BA their three teams all won - led by the 40-35 success of the B Leaguers at home to Broadstone - while in the New Forest WBA they scored

  • BOWLS - Ward can only give Hampshire a season

    THE good news is that Bill Ward will be playing Middleton Cup for Hampshire this year. The bad news is that it will be his first and last season for the county. The vastly experienced bowler who moved to the south coast from Warwickshire just over six

  • BOXING - Gill upset by Weaver loss

    GOLDEN Ring boxing club trainer Stuart Gill believes promising youngster Iain Weaver was "robbed" when he lost the national final of the junior ABAs in Barnsley. Weaver, 16, below, was thought to be ahead on points going into the final round of his 52kg

  • Kelly wraps up a F3 double

    Eastleigh-based Formula 3 driver Shane Kelly and his SK Racing team maintained their 100 per cent record in rounds 2 and 3 of the Club F3 Championship at Rocking-ham in Northamptonshire at the weekend. The 27-year-old was in inspired form at the only

  • Vickers takes a liking to Thruxton

    The local round of the BARC Championship racing came to Thruxton on Saturday and proved a great day for Hampshire's Stacy Vickers, Steve Cripps and David Hickton. Racing in the Classic Group 1 Touring Car Championship for cars manufactured before 1983

  • Heath make a Strong start

    Locks Heath stole a march on their Hampshire League rivals by winning one of the two Division 1 matches at Redlynch & Hale which survived a wet opening day, writes MIKE VIMPANY. Two-thirds of the county programme was washed out, but Locks Heath snared

  • Common go for win again

    COLDEN Common are aiming to lift the Hants Intermediate Cup for the second time in three years at Christchurch's Hurn Bridge tonight (7.45pm). The Wessex 3 club will be up against their old Hampshire League opponents West Wight looking for a repeat of

  • Hippo days are here again. . .

    JAMES Bennett, the managing director of Hampshire waste management company Hippowaste, and marketing colleague Lisa Fines mark the 100,000th domestic collection of the famous foldaway skip bag. The firm was set up three years ago and employs 55 people

  • Shipping movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Heidelberg Express, container, 1130, 204; Ingolstadt, container, 1130, 43; Autoprestige, roro, 1430, 203; Hoegh Trove, roro, 1430, 40; Manon, vehicle carrier, 1630, 34/35 Today's principal sailings:

  • At home with Terry Pain

    Don't miss this Saturday's Daily Echo magazine for Jeremy Wilson's exclusive interview with the man who has played more games for saints than anyone else in the club's history. Pick up your copy with the Daily Echo

  • Bale: We’ll win it for Craig

    WELSH youth international Gareth Bale has pledged to win the Academy League Play-off final for injured team mate Craig Richards. Bale, 16, made a telling contribution in the semi-final win over Blackburn at Staplewood last weekend, scoring one and


    CHANDLER EDITH Passed away twenty two years ago today. Treasured memories Mum. Loving you always, forgetting you never. Christine, Nigel, Kath, Alan, Jim, Janet and all her grandchildren. X X X

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    COVE LEE Gone but never forgotten. No longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts you will always be there. It's true they say God chooses the best. God bless Lee. Auntie Alison, Katie and Chelsea. xxx


    DIAMOND WEDDING BARN AND FREDA PRANGNELL Happy Anniversary from all the family. X X


    ALICJA GILL AND DAVID BLAIR Congratulations On your forthcoming marriage on 12th May 2006. Wishing you health and happiness always. Have a wonderful day. Love from Mum, Dad, Lydia and Marysia. XXX

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    COVE LEE GRANDSON Lee I loved you very much, you were the best. Deep in my heart you will always stay, loved and remembered every day. All my love. Nan and Uncle Peter. xxx


    STALLWOOD KATE (KATHY) Passed away on Sunday, May 7th, 2006, aged 61 years. A loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all of her family. ----------------- The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at St.


    BAKER MADGE The children of the late Madge Baker would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for all the lovely floral tributes and messages of condolence.


    BOWEN MAUDIE ELIZABETH Nee GREENFIELD 5-12-1913 to 7-5-2006 Late of the Hants and Dorset Bus Company. Passed peacefully away at Southampton General Hospital. You are finally at peace. God has taken you that extra mile to Heavens gate. We will all miss


    COVE LEE Cousin, sadly missed, always in our thoughts. Love Gary, Steven and family xxx


    HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY CHARLIE GEORGE PAYNTER A year ago today a star was born. All our love Mummy and Daddy. XXX


    COVE LEE A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best, this world could hold. Aunty Lynn and Uncle Dennis xxx


    COVE LEE A dear family friend of Teddy and Jean, also Kim, David, Leann and the Phillips family. God Bless you Lee. X X.


    COVE LEE Goodnight and God bless to a very special person. Mick, Jan, Wayne, Lisa and Paul.

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    DUNFORD NORA LOUISA Len and family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy, floral tributes and donations received on their recent sad loss. Please accept this as a personal thank you.

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    TATE BOB Sarah, Beki and George would like to thank all friends, colleagues and neighbours for the wonderful flowers, cards, messages of sympathy and donations. Please accept this as a personal thank you.


    CURTIS AMELIA LOUISE MAY Rachel and Jason are very pleased to announce the birth of their precious daughter born on May 8th, 2006 at the RHCH. (Just!)


    STALLARD ALBERT EDWARD 1916 - 2006 Sadly passed away May 6th, 2006. Most beloved Husband of Edna and dearest Father to Dawn, Merrilyn, Cheryl and Sandy and their husbands. Devoted grandfather to his nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Much


    LANDERS GEORGE FREDERICK Sadly paased away May 8th 2006 at Southampton General Hospital, aged 87 years. Will be lovingly missed by all his family and friends. ------------- Funeral to be held on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at Southampton Crematorium, West


    GOWENS WINIFRED GRACE Passed away on May 4th, 2006, aged 86 years. Will be lovingly missed by son John and daughter-in-law Denise. ----------------- Funeral Service will take place in St John's Church, Hythe at 2.30 p.m. followed at Southampton Crematorium

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    18 TODAY CORALIE SMITH To a wonderful Granddaughter. Wishing you a lifetime of good health and happiness. Lots of love Nanna and Grampy. X X X


    HILLIER ARTHUR Passed away May 4th, 2006. My Darling husband you were so brave, you never complained. Safe with Mum and Dad. This is not goodbye, it's only till we meet again. Love you today, tomorrow and forever. Sleep tight My Darling. Your loving wife

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    DARE FRANK Passed away peacefully in hospital on May 1st, 2006, aged 95. Now reunited with Mum. Much loved Dad of Mary, Phyl and Bert, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. ----------- Funeral Service to be held at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel


    JORDAN JESSIE Sad and sudden departure of our precious Mother and best friend Jessie Lavinia Jordan, widow of Thomas Jordan on Saturday, May 6th, 2006. Mother to Martin, Jane and Maureen and devoted Grandmother to Patrice and Patrick and Great Grandmother


    DEEDMAN GEORGINA NORA A special Mum, Nan, Great Nan and Sister who slipped peacefully away at home on May 5th, 2006. God Bless. ---------------- Funeral Service will be held at Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel on Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 at 3.00 p.m


    WOODFORD SANDRA JANE Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, May 18th, 2006 in the East Chapel of Southampton Crematorium at 12.20 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired made payable to either Epilepsy Action or ICU Southampton General


    AMBER BROWNING Happy 16th Birthday Princess. Love, Mum, Pete, Gradie, Nan and Shane XXXXX


    CURTIS AUBREY NORMAN Passed peacefully away at Lymington Hospital on May 7th, 2006 aged 80 years. He will be sadly missed by Geoffrey, Mary, Mark, Helen and Timmy. ---------- Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium on Thursday, May 18th at 2.15 p.m

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    HALL PEARL Died peacefully on Saturday, May 6th, 2006, aged 87 years, at the Convent of Mercy Nursing Home, Colwyn Bay. (Formerly of Totton, Southampton) A much loved mother of Pauline. Grandmother of Lynne and Miles. Great Grandmother of Doyle, Jarvis


    SEXTON KEITH HERBERT Passed away suddenly and peacefully on May 2nd, 2006 aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Sheila, much loved father of Richard, Steven and Caroline and proud grandfather of 7. -------------- Private cremation. Thanksgiving Service at

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    COVE LEE Died suddenly aged 28. To think we did not say goodbye Lee, will always bring regrets. We did not know that morning what sorrow the day would bring but our hearts that have always loved you Lee are the hearts that don't forget. Our everlasting

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    MISS. N WIEWIORA AND MR. S HAWKINS Mr. A Wiewiora of Chandlers Ford and Mrs.C Wiewiora of Eastleigh, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Natalia to Scott, son of Mr. & Mrs. R Hawkins of Eastleigh.


    CLUETT ALAN FREDERICK Passed away so suddenly just one year ago today. The special years will not return when we were together, but with the love that's in my heart you'll walk with me forever. Sadly missed by your loving wife Mary and your devoted girls


    BLYTHING BILLY To a very good friend for many years. Will be sadly missed. Norah and John.


    HALLS ALFRED EDWARD JOHN Finally lost the battle and passed away on May 7th, 2006. --------- DAD I love you and I'll never forget you. Nathan. X ------------- ALF You fought so hard for so long, finally at peace now Darling and no more pain. We'll hold


    BENNETT FLORENCE (GUS) nee COLVERSON Passed away suddenly on May 2nd 2006. Loved sister of Jim and Bill and sisters-in-law Edna and Norma. Remembered by her nieces and nephews. Now reunited with her beloved Pat. -------------- Funeral at Southampton Crematorium