• Seven new faces on line Taylor Made

    FAREHAM based IT firm Taylor Made Computer Solutions is pleased to welcome seven new recruits to its rapidly expanding team. Debbie Stringer, Michelle Fagg, Matthew Sparks, Lee Keady, Janet Cameron, Lisa Woodburn and Dave White all join TMCS from varied

  • Maria’s maternity appeal

    A FORMER beauty queen, model, and television game show hostess has joined the fight to keep maternity facilities at Lymington Hospital. Maria Rice-Mundy, who has co-presented Bob's Your Uncle with the late Bob Monkhouse and Sale of the Century and who

  • New chapter in library’s history

    ROMSEY Library is reopening today after an £820,000 makeover. The revamp is part of an on-going drive by Hampshire education bosses to improve its library buildings and services. The transformation includes increasing the floor space by 65 per cent

  • Florists looking for new owner

    A LONG-established florists in Winchester is up for sale. Christie & Co, retail business agents, are inviting offers for the last 15 years of the current lease of Gillian Mills Florists. The High Street shop is part of the Interflora network. Adam

  • Barn dance

    THEY will be stepping out for a barn dance in Eastleigh on Sunday, June 25. It is being staged by the Eastleigh Borough Youth Theatre at The Masonic Hall in Cranbury Road, starting at 6.15pm. The artistic director of TAPS (Traditional Arts Projects),

  • Search is on for new blues venue

    ONE of Hampshire's most popular music events is being postponed because the organisers cannot find a suitable venue. Blues at the Abbey is the main fundraiser for the annual Titchfield Carnival. However, following a dispute with English Heritage over

  • Which is the best site for an 800-space car park?

    THESE are the proposed sites for a massive new car park that Hampshire transport bosses plan to build on the outskirts of Winchester. The county council wants to open an 800-space car park on farmland on the southern side of Badger Farm Road, as revealed

  • BOWLS - Dorset double switching sides

    TWO of Dorset's leading bowlers have switched their indoor allegiance to Hampshire. Father and son Mark and Daniel Tomberry have joined Hampshire association club East Dorset at Christchurch and will be available for Liberty Trophy selection with teenager

  • BOWLS - Maximum – or Hants are bust!

    HAMPSHIRE will be gunning for a maximum against the Isle of Wight at Atherley on Saturday (2pm) in an effort to put their Middleton Cup hopes back on track. A 22-point full house is a must after Hampshire suffered an opening-day setback at Reading, crashing

  • FISHING - Self has it all his own way

    Eastleigh & District's Richie Self again showed the adults the way home in a fabulous week for the teenage superstar. He followed a fourth place at Winnal with a win in the evening open at Stoneham. In the evening open Self, drawn on peg one on the

  • Budding cricket stars in safe hands at Fareham

    Fareham & Crofton are the first senior Hampshire League side and only the ninth cricket club in the county to achieve the prestigious ECB ClubMark award for running safe, effective and child-friendly cricket for budding youngsters. Hampshire Cricket

  • TENNIS - Barrett hits a hot streak

    IT WAS hot work for 18 young players at the third event in the Southampton Tennis series. The weather might have been better than for events one and two, but conditions were just as taxing. Ten of the players still managed to complete four matches each

  • West sets up Village final

    Hursley Park swing bowler Tom Burns and Cadnam's Nick Dunning celebrated seven-wicket Hampshire League, County Division 1 hauls but Burns was the only match winner of the pair. His spell of 7-42 set up a five-wicket victory for table-topping Hursley

  • ‘Irresponsible’ Pothas

    Nic Pothas targeted a minimum first innings total of 450 after contributing to a Rose Bowl record partnership. The Hampshire wicketkeeper scored 117, his tenth first class hundred for the county, and helped John Crawley put on a record 217 for the fifth

  • Justin needs minor op

    Eastleigh's new strike signing Justin Bennett requires a minor operation. The former Andover hotshot belted over 60 goals last season, but missed the last month of the Lions' Wessex League campaign with knee problems. The 23-year-old seemed well on

  • Totton’s Goss goes back to Winchester

    DAVE Goss has left a potential Wessex title-winning side at AFC Totton to help his old club Winchester City make an impact in the Southern League. With promoted trio Winchester, Thatcham and Andover out of the equation next season, the strapping 6ft

  • My baby died as he slept with me

    Following the death of her five-month-old son, a Hampshire mum is warning other mothers not to sleep with their babies. KATE THOMPSON reports. IT WAS a spur-of-the-moment decision that Lora Bishop will pay for dearly for the rest of her life. Lying

  • I never knew how dangerous it was

    SHE DID what most new Hampshire mums do and what other mums have done since time immemorial. Kerryann Davies bottle-fed four-week-old Freddy Barry, pictured right, in her bed and let him sleep there peacefully. She got in next to him so she could bond

  • Don’t let your baby sleep in your bed

    EIGHT babies have died in Hampshire in the past six months as they shared a bed with their parents, the Daily Echo can reveal. The tragic statistic has prompted a coroner to urge mums and dads to be aware of the dangers of sleeping with new-born youngsters

  • It’s a Breeze for Saints from VW!

    TIM Treweeks, the brand manager of Breeze Volkswagen in Southampton, is pictured here on the left handing over the keys of a new VW to Robbie Elliot, a community officer for Southampton Football Club. Breeze is the Saints' official motor retailer for

  • Firms urged to enter awards

    HAMPSHIRE'S best firms are today being urged to apply for the UK's most prestigious business honour The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2007 with the help of two current holders of the honour. David Moore, chairman of the prime minister's committee for

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Bunga Seroja Satu, container, 0800, 206; Maersk Gosforth, container, 0930, 204; Autoprestige, roro, 1130, 201 Today's principal sailings: BBC Argentina, cargo, 1800, 25; Autoprestige, roro, 2000, 201;

  • Video at EGM

    Saints fans are unlikely to know the result of the EGM to decide the future of their club until the day after the meeting. It had been expected that a result would be announced at some stage on the day of the EGM Monday, July 3. However, the collating

  • Another schools protest is at the door, councillors

    DOZENS of parents, teachers and pupils fighting to save Woolston School from closure were turned away from Southamp-ton's council chamber because there was no room for them. They came with stickers and banners calling for the 735-pupil school to stay

  • Bureaucracy blamed in £11m appointments row

    PATIENTS have hit back at health bosses over the cost of missed appointments in Hampshire, saying hospital booking systems are to blame. This week the Daily Echo revealed how missed hospital and GP appointments cost Hampshire's NHS an estimated £11m

  • Hit no-shows in the pocket, says survey

    FINE patients who don't show up. That's the overwhelming view from Daily Echo website users who have responded to our survey asking what can be done about missed appointments. In all roughly two-thirds of respondents think charging patients who don't

  • Canoe crazy

    SOUTHERN Area Sea Cadets will be going canoeing crazy this summer after being awarded a cash boost from the Awards for All Lottery Fund. The paddling team will now be able to experience a totally different kind of paddle sport by using the £4,411 to

  • Could your tot be our Child of the Year?

    ENTRIES for the Daily Echo Child of the Year 2006 contest are pouring in. Parents have been queuing up to put their youngsters forward . These first few pictures show that the standards are extremely high. Mums and dads need to hurry because there

  • Warning after burglaries at homes with open windows

    RESIDENTS of a Hampshire community are being urged to take extra care when leaving windows open overnight after a spate of burglaries. Several homes in the Stubbington and Fareham areas have been targeted by burglars over the past month, and in almost

  • Charity tribute to The King

    ELVIS will be in the building for an evening of sparkling live entertainment at Hampshire Deaf Association's tribute night to The King on Friday, July 14. Mike Osman and Denis Bundy will be hosting the charity ball and Alvin the Elvis impersonator will

  • TITCHFIELD:Search is on for new blues venue

    ONE of Hampshire's most popular music events is being postponed because the organisers cannot find a suitable venue. Blues at the Abbey is the main fundraiser for the annual Titchfield Carnival. However, following a dispute with English Heritage over

  • Plenty to enjoy at annual Village Day

    RESIDENTS in a Hampshire village are preparing for the biggest annual event in their community calendar. The North Baddesley Village Day will see a host of activity at the Recreational Ground in Sandy Lane on Saturday. There will be stalls selling local

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    CLEWER INEKE Happy 18th birthday. Love from Mum, Dad and Alan .

  • HOLT

    HOLT BRYAN CLARENCE HERBERT Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, June 5th, 2006 aged 86, the much loved Father of Ann, Susan and Jeremy, Grandfather of Frances and Toby and Great Grandfather of seven. ---------- The Funeral Service will


    REDMOND DAVID BRYAN Passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006. Loving husband and best friend of Doreen. Dave was also best friend to all the wildlife of Bitterne and could be seen feeding them. He loved being at the dancing studio, proudly watching


    LOVELACE VICTOR The family of the late Victor Lovelace would like to express gratitude for all messages and cards of condolence received. Special thanks to attending Medic, Police officers, Paul Capper Funeral Director and to the Reverend Richard Davies


    MACALPINE DONALD Aged 85 years (Ex. Landlord of The Heath Hotel) Passed away suddenly but peacefully at Southampton General Hospital on June 4th, 2006 after much suffering. Dearly loved brother of Eileen, beloved uncle of Geraldine, David, Sharon and


    WHEELER GEORGE A good mate and a dear friend to Ray and Doreen. Gone but not forgotten.


    FRANCIS MARY Of Eastleigh Died peacefully on June 2nd, 2006, aged 84 years. Much loved Wife of Ted. Mother of Christine and Susan and Grandmother to Christopher. Will be dearly missed by all her family. ---------- Funeral Service at Portchester Crematorium


    CRATES VIOLET Passed away peacefully at Southampton General Hospital on May 28th, 2006. --------------------- Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 in Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel at 12.45 p.m. Enquiries to R.C. Payne &


    WATSON GEORGE Three years have passed but we still miss you very much. Love from Ivy, Sandra and Mike, all your Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. X X

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    Bennett Rory 05/09/1953 - 02/06/2006 To be taken so suddenly from me with no warning there are not enough words in the world to express the 22 years we shared together. We went through so much together, we only got through it all because the strength

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    COX - DABREO Congratulations Sam & Carlos on the birth of your beautiful baby girl, Olivia. Lots of love from Mum, Dad and Donna XX


    STROUTHOU PANAYIOTA Age 64 You will always be missed. Our love is always with you. Our hearts are aching for you. With love Husband, Sons, Daughter and Grandchildren. X X X X ---------- Flowers to be sent to Kevin Dixie Funeral Directors. Tel. (023)

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    COX REG So many memories and playful games. Until we play again, love from granddaughters Elisha, Lauren and Charlotte. X X X ----- Goodnight, God bless, just keep running on the hills of Cornwall. Love from Darren and Anne. X X

  • LISA

    LISA PAGE (NEE OTHEN) CONGRATULATIONS THE BIG 40 A little cutie then and a wonderful daughter now. Luv ya loads. Mum and Jim. X X X X. P.S - Downhill all the way now !.

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    JUDD PAUL FREDERICK Passed away peacefully in the General Hospital June 3rd, 2006, after four years of incapacitating illness. We will miss you dearly and memories of you we will treasure forever. --------------- Paul, you will be sadly missed by brother


    BABEY LESLIE Aged 71 years. Passed peacefully away after a long illness on June 1st, 2006. You're back with Mum, no more pain, you have finally got your wish. You will always be in our hearts. Love Leanne, Karen, Dave and grandchildren. ---------- Funeral


    HIBBERD CATHERINE Passed away peacefully Tuesday June, 6th, 2006. Dearly loved Mum to Yvonne, Harry, Maureen, John and Family, Nan to Tina, Stuart and Sarah and Great Nan to Lauren and Joey. Now at peace with Dad at last. God Bless you Mum, will never

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  • MAY

    MAY EDNA Passed away in hospital on June 1st, 2006, aged 86. Wife of the late Charlie, dearly loved Mother of Richard and Linda and Mother-in-law to Maureen and Jimmie. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. --------------------- Funeral to take


    CRONIN BERNIE To my wonderful Uncle and friend who brought humour into our lives when times were difficult. You were always there for us all and your door was always open. We miss you so much. Lots of love always, Kelly, Gary, Jacque and Jessica, XXXXXX

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    COX - DABREO SAM and CARLOS Congratulations on the birth of my lovely great granddaughter Olivia May. Born on June 4th, 2006 all my love Nanny Driscoll. "Welcome to our family Olivia".

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    CALE IRENE WINIFRED Passed away on June 5th 2006, aged 87 years. Will be lovingly missed by all her family and friends. ------------------ Funeral Service will take place at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Thursday, June 15th 2006 at 2.45 p.m.


    PRINCE DEREK RONALD 21.05.32 - 30.05.06 What we would give if we could say hello to you... in the same old way. To hear your voice, to see your smile, to sit with you and chat a while. So you who have a loved one, cherish them with care. For you never


    BENNETT RORY A dear Brother-in-law and Uncle. Will be sadly missed. Love always, Jenny and Jermaine. X X


    EBEJER FRANCIS In memory of a loving brother. Sister Mary and Candy.


    WIGHTMAN FRED In loving memory of Fred who died 16 years ago today. Always loved and remembered by Marjorie and family.


    FLETCHER DARRYL Taken suddenly from us on June 1st, 2006. The suddenness, my heart was wrenched, I couldn't believe my eyes. You slipped away, I could not say the hurt I felt inside. My darling you were so much to me, my Friend, my Husband, my life. The


    LANGFORD JACK Late of HM Customs and Excise Passed away on June 4th, 2006. Dear Father of Jacqueline, Kate and Paul. Sadly missed, God Bless. --------- Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday, June 14th at 1.15 p.m in the West Chapel of Southampton


    DONNARUMMA TED DEAR TED Until we meet again. Love Michelle.


    NATHANIEL JOHN WILLIAM GRIFFIN To Rachel and Roger Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful son on May 30th, 2006, weighing 10lbs. All our love, Mum, Dad, Lorraine, Maria and families. XXX


    RAWLINS EDWARD (TED) Late of Portswood, Highfield and Bowden Lane Garage. Passed away June 4th, 2006. Dearest Dad of Mary, Ann, June and Margaret. Father-in-law of Phil, Tony, Alan and Ken. Grandad of John, Karen, Simon, Kevin, Marie, Clare, Marc and

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    Mr and Mrs Lock are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their grandson Reece Weighing 6lb 14ozs on June 4th 2006. Thank you to Bernadette and Spencer Williams.

  • LISA

    LISA PAGE GOTCHA! 40 TODAY Have a great Birthday. Lots of love mother-in-law Marion, sister-in-law Lisa and Dave, kids Kayleigh, Damian, Wayne and Chloe. X X X


    CRONIN BERNIE My darling Son. You were the light of my life. Your smile was like a sunbeam. I will miss the happy times. Now with your sister Mary. Love and miss you both. Mum. XXX


    YOUNG FRANK Thoughts of you are precious, on this your birthday. They will never fade away. We all think of you always, not just today. I will love you forever. Your loving wife Glad. X


    CHESHIRE PETER Loving Memories one year on of a dear Dad and Grandad. Without you with us, life has less value. Your loving son Paul. X X

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    MIKE AND MEL WHITE HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MIKE 10 "long" happy years together. I will always love you Mel X (your wifey)


    BOARDER FREDA ETHEL Passed away peacefully at Southampton General Hospital on June 3rd, 2006, aged 93 years. Fondly remembered by her family and many friends. ---------- Funeral Service to be held in the West Chapel of Southampton Crematorium on Thursday


    CHESHIRE PETER Dad, a year has gone. Still missing and thinking of you. Love, Tina, Rob, Kelly, Zara, Katy, Robbie and Kian.


    BENNETT RORY A dear Brother-in-law, his presence we miss, his memory we treasure. Loving him always, forgetting him never. We will look after Pat for you Rory. Love Always Pammy and John. X X ------------ A loving uncle is now at rest. For each of us