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  • Fun run for everyone

    AS the sun popped out for one last time before disappearing for the winter, people from all over the county gathered at the Hampshire Rose Bowl for the third annual Rose Bowl Run. Hundreds turned out for the run, this year in aid of the Wessex Cancer

  • Feelings running high over OAP bus pass fiasco

    ANGRY pensioners were today to get the chance to grill bus and council transport chiefs over what they feel are poor and unfair services. Elderly residents in Southampton are incensed the city council has not joined a countywide scheme allowing free

  • Town centre plan is in danger of sinking

    A LACK of cash could torpedo plans to give a Hampshire town a shopping centre fit for the 21st century. A leading member of New Forest District Council has confirmed that proposals to transform Totton town centre are in danger of being foiled by a shortage

  • TV stars at launch of new £1m centre

    SMILES and sunshine surrounded the official opening of a brand new centre to help children with physical disabilities. Regional television presenters and Daily Echo columnists Fred Dinenage and Sally Taylor teamed up to open the new £1m Bradbury Building

  • Pub sets record taking fourth title

    A VILLAGE pub near Winchester has set a record by being voted the Hampshire dining pub of the year for the fourth year in a row. The Plough in Sparsholt, has been run by licensees Richard and Kathryn Crawford for 11 years. Wadworth brewery spokesman

  • Have your say at the drop-in day

    WINCHESTER City Council has organised drop-in surgeries for local people in Winnall. It follows the success of a similar scheme in Stanmore last year. Winnall Community Centre will be the monthly venue for residents to meet the neighbourhood wardens

  • Council’s ‘no’ to the horse and carriages

    A DECISION over whether stables can be used for a horse carriage hire company went down to a photo finish. The applicant, Terry Jewer, lost by a single vote at the planning committee meeting at Winchester Guildhall. Opinion amongst nearby residents

  • House to be replaced with four new homes

    PLANNERS ruled that a detached house in a village near Winchester can be demolished and replaced with four homes. The proposal to bulldoze Martins Close in Compton had drawn criticism from some residents. Around a dozen wrote to Winchester City Council's

  • In the pink for charity

    PINK was the colour of the day at a Hampshire hair and beauty salon as staff did their bit for Breast Cancer Awareness month. They donned Cancer Research UK T-shirts and pink wigs at the Vanilla Rooms Hair and Beauty Salon in Bursledon Road, Hedge End

  • Your spotty dog could help spot cancer signs

    HAVE you got the cutest spotty dog? The Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign is trying to find the cutest spotty dog as part of their campaign to encourage people to think spotty and spot the symptoms of bowel cancer. The campaign is a voluntary charity led

  • Splashing out in aid of charity

    A NEW FOREST couple have organised a fundraising night with a difference in aid of a Hampshire charity. Avid fundraisers Dave and Patsy Green, of Brokenford Road, Totton, will be holding a boat party in the middle of Southampton Water on Saturday in

  • The Future of Cowes Week

    The Cowes Week Working Party (representing Cowes Combined Clubs and Cowes Week Sponsorship Limited), tasked with reviewing the current arrangements for the regatta and planning for the future, is grateful for the large response it has had to the on line

  • Alf paved the way for Saints’ black roll of honour

    Alf Charles may have made just one appearance for Saints first team but it was enough to secure him a momentous place in the club's history books. A professional magician turned cricketer turned footballer was not the most obvious career path for a newcomer

  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series, Week 1

    The ever-popular Hamble Winter Series began, for the twenty fifth consecutive year, in the Solent over the past weekend with sponsorship provided again by Garmin. The main series, which will continue to 3 December, provides excellent racing for thirteen

  • Help for alcohol related problems

    National Drinkline: 24-hour alcohol helpline offering confidential advice and information. Free 0800 917 8282 Alcohol Concern. www.alcoholconcern.org.uk. 020 7395 4000 Alcoholic's Anonymous: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk. 0845 7697 555

  • March to save NHS services

    MORE than 100 protesters marched through the centre of South-ampton at the weekend to "save the NHS". The health workers, patients and supporters are opposing plans by the Department of Health to open an independent sector treatment centre in the Royal

  • Patients climb security fence to escape unit

    A SOUTHAMPTON psychiatric unit has today found itself at the centre of controversy over its security. Mentally-ill patients have regularly been escaping from the controversial Department of Psychiatry by scaling a 20ft security fence, an undercover programme

  • Body found in woods

    POLICE are trying to establish whether a body found in woods is that of a missing Hampshire man. Roy Davage, 43, went missing from his Southampton home Last Tuesday having left a note for his mum saying he was going out for a walk. His car was later

  • Your Race for Life cash will help find cure

    CANCER specialists in Southampton are celebrating a massive cash windfall - thanks to thousands of women who took part in Race for Life. The Cancer Research UK unit in Southampton will receive £2m over the next five years. The aim is to create an Experimental

  • When I played alongside a Lord

    While there was a happy gathering of ex-professionals at Eastleigh, sadly this week I saw many of the real veterans at the funeral of Tommy Traynor. Also, last Sunday at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea put on a magnificent service when the urn containing

  • Kids and the perils of alcohol

    The intimidating bunch of youths swigging from bottles on the street corner. The alcohol-fuelled groups of loutish teens roaming our estates and parks. They are familiar scenes played out across Hampshire on any given evening. But behind the nuisance

  • Saints ace Bradley backs Echo campaign

    Southampton striker Bradley Wright-Phillips has issued a don't drink message to budding sports stars. The 21-year-old Saints hitman warned youngsters not to be swayed into a path of under-age drinking if they want to make it and stay healthy. He told

  • Nanny agency joy over its new baby

    WINCHESTER nanny recruitment agency Family Match has bought out a major London rival for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Kensington based London Nanny Company means Family Match can now offer childcare services to families throughout London and

  • Shops to go under the hammer

    AN entire parade of shops in a New Forest town is expected to raise around £2.2m when it goes under the hammer at a London auction. Numbers 61 to 71 Station Road New Milton go on the auctioneers block in London on Thursday October 19. The property consists

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal arrivals: Aurora, passenger, 0630, 106; Autoroute, roro, 0700, 203; Otello, vehicle, 0830, 43; Arroyofrio Dos, roro, 1100, 201; Copenhagen Express, container, 1315, 204; Tristan, vehicle, 1315, 34/35; APL Ireland, container, 1345,

  • Curb container lorries to ease jams

    AS many commuters to Southampton will be aware ,the A35 westbound carriageway gets completely blocked up when the container box lorries exit the docks on their way to the M271 during rush hour periods. The traffic backs up as far back as Millbrook. On

  • Tailgaters are a far greater danger

    SPEED limits certainly do have their place in our society but we seem obsessed with them to the exclusion of matters that have greater effect on road safety. Of far greater importance are "safety zones" around vehicles, the most important of which is

  • Stop blaming dogs for attacks

    I WISH people would stop complaining about so-called dangerous dogs! Do these dogs attack children without cause? In my view it is normally the children or adults who provoke the dogs into attacking them. I have been around dogs since I was born and

  • Dumping hazardous waste

    I REFER to M MacQueen's letter of October 2 about disposal of hazardous household waste. As it correctly stated, items like household batteries, fluorescent lighting tubes, garden pesticides, some types of paint, and other hazardous chemicals, are now

  • Old supermarket's light are burning all the time

    ALTHOUGH the windows are whitewashed and the building unoccupied, all of the interior lights in the old Somerfield supermarket in Salisbury Road, Totton, are burning bright, 24 hours a day and have done for some weeks now. I know that a lot of local

  • 'Gun' incident at school

    THE Daily Echo's front page article (Pupil Takes Gun To School, September 26) was grossly misleading and sensationalist. The image of a gun that you included in the report gave the impression that it was a real gun and not a plastic toy. With breathtakingly

  • He came, he saw, he conkered!

    Well, he tried to... it just wasn't his battle. The Daily Echo's very own News Knight took to the woods at the weekend to take on an army of opponents. But for all his confidence - and armour - Echo reporter Ash Bolton was to meet his match at the fourth

  • Out of hours service hailed as a success

    HEALTH chiefs have revealed that Hampshire's new out of hours service handled more than 85,000 calls in its first year. The potentially life-saving service operates in the evenings and at weekends, when the vast majority of the county's GPs are off duty

  • OH YOU mucky things!

    Youngsters from Sholing Junior School had the time of their lives when they left their parents behind for an exciting break to France. They didn't need asking twice to muck-in when staff suggested taking part in assault course - with predictable consequences

  • Ross is boss

    AFC Totton blew Chipping Norton Town away with the quality of their attacking play as they marched through to the FA Vase second round. Yet it was a defender, the towering Ross Bottomley, who edged manager Stuart Ritchie's vote for man-of-the-match

  • Hone: We had to splash out

    JIM Hone admits the new board of directors spent money the club didn't have in the summer. But the St Mary's chief executive is in no mood to offer any apologies for the close season spending spree. During the first eight weeks of the Michael Wilde

  • Bellamy hails Bale

    SAINTS starlet Gareth Bale can "really excite" Welsh football for the next 15 years. That was the verdict from national skipper Craig Bellamy after Bale's superb free-kick provided his country with their sole ray of light on Saturday. The 17-year-old

  • Saints to reward fans for loyalty

    SAINTS are currently working on a loyalty scheme' to reward fans and businesses who have stuck by them following relegation. Commercial director Andy Oldknow will announce the precise details of the scheme within a matter of weeks. But the Daily

  • Residents face third evacuation

    Mine clearance operations at the former HMS Daedalus Royal Naval Air Base at Lee-on-Solent are today set to move into their third week. Army experts have already had to deal with a live explosive which meant that the evacuation arrangements had to be

  • Tour bus hailed a success

    THE New Forest Tour bus which attracted 10,000 visitors for a car-free ride this summer has been hailed as success by council and national park bosses. The open-top hop on, hop off service ran for one hundred days from May to early September and gave

  • Hampshire MOD staff start work-to-rule

    Civilian defence workers in Hampshire will start a work-to-rule today which union leaders have warned could disrupt the supply of equipment to the armed forces. The action by employees at the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) is in protest at the

  • Cuts in bus services angers the elderly

    ANGRY pensioners will today get the chance to grill bus and council transport chiefs over what they feel are poor and unfair services. Elderly residents in Southampton are incensed the city council has not joined a countywide scheme allowing free travel

  • Town centre plan is in danger of sinking

    A LACK of cash could torpedo plans to give a Hampshire town a shopping centre fit for the 21st century. A leading member of New Forest District Council has confirmed that proposals to transform Totton town centre are in danger of being foiled by a shortage

  • TV stars at launch of new £1m centre

    SMILES and sunshine surrounded the official opening of a brand new centre to help children with physical disabilities. Regional television presenters and Daily Echo columnists Fred Dinenage and Sally Taylor teamed up to open the new £1m Bradbury Building

  • KERR MARIE Passed

    KERR MARIE Passed away peacefully at home on October 4th, 2006, aged 87 years. Much loved Mother to Marie-Christine and Alan. The Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, October 12th, 2006 at St. Edmunds Church at 9.30 a.m. Followed by Interment at

  • O'ROURKE VIOLET A

    O'ROURKE VIOLET A lovely Nanny and Great Nanny who will be truly missed, but remembered always with smiles and affection. Love and kisses from Karen, Nicky, Steve, West, Lucy and Samuel.

  • O'ROURKE VIOLET MAY Passed

    O'ROURKE VIOLET MAY Passed away on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, aged 88 years. A wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother who will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. ---------- Funeral Service will be

  • NAGLEELLIOT Weight

    NAGLEELLIOT Weight 6 lbs 10 ozs. Born Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 in Southampton. Congratulations to Kim and Mark on the birth of their son. From proud grandparents Marian and Paul.

  • McBRIDE BARBARA URSULA Treasured

    McBRIDE BARBARA URSULA Treasured memories of our Mum and Nana on her birthday October 9th. Love and God Bless, Clayton, Robin and family. X X X

  • McBRIDE BARBARA In

    McBRIDE BARBARA In our thoughts, on your birthday and forever. God Bless. Joan, Bob, Roger and grandchildren. XXX

  • PAGE WILF Our

    PAGE WILF Our broken hearts we hide from view, we shall never get over losing you.From your girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren.XXX

  • O'ROURKE(nee

    O'ROURKE(nee HULBERT) VIOLET MAY Much loved Mother of Michael and Kevin, Mother-in-law to Maureen and Beryl. Rest in Peace. X X

  • HAPPY

    HAPPY  13TH  BIRTHDAY LEIGHTON  CLEAL-MCLEAN Lots of love from Mum, Danny, Nan, Junior, Everton and Lauren. X X

  • SCOTT nee

    SCOTT nee KELSON CHRISTINE ELIZABETH Peacefully on October 5th, 2006. Beloved Wife of William Norman. Mother of Adrian, Neil and loving Grandmother. Reunited with Alan. Will be greatly missed. ---------- Funeral Service at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, October

  • STEVENS EDWARD CHARLES 1927

    STEVENS EDWARD CHARLES 1927 - 1993 In memory of a loving Husband, Father and Grandad. We love you, we miss you. God Bless. Agnes and family. XXX

  • O'ROURKE VIOLET Fond

    O'ROURKE VIOLET Fond memories of Mum-in-law Vi who fell asleep on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006. Remembering her care and kindness of yesterday years. Goodnight Vi, God Bless. Love Barry, Jean and family. X X

  • OSTLER PHOEBE One

    OSTLER PHOEBE One year without you. Always loved, our Special Lady. Forever in our thoughts and hearts. By our sides we know you are. God Bless. Doug and the family. X X X

  • O'ROURKE VIOLET Nan,

    O'ROURKE VIOLET Nan, Great Nan and Great Great Nan to Keith, Kerry, Gemma, Adam, Vicky, Lauren and baby Chloe. Greatly loved and now greatly missed by all of us. Thank you for always being there when we needed you. God Bless. X X X X X X X

  • WHITLOCK FRANK DENNIS Passed

    WHITLOCK FRANK DENNIS Passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2006, aged 74. Now reunited with his dear wife Joyce. A very special Father who will be sadly missed by Steven and Jacque, David and Jane. A wonderful, loving Grandad to Hayley, Daniel, Jamie

  • O'ROURKE VIOLET Nan

    O'ROURKE VIOLET Nan and Great Nan to Garry, Machalea and Charlotte. Sadly missed, but never forgotten, in our hearts you will always stay. God Bless. X X X

  • DUNN SYLVIA Another

    DUNN SYLVIA Another year has passed since you were taken away from me, but you are still in my thoughts every day, I miss you and love you as much as ever. Your beloved husband David. XXX

  • PAGE WILF POP God

    PAGE WILF POP God eased your pain but broke my heart. 'See you tomorrow'. Lesley, BJ, Hon. XX

  • LOOK

    LOOK WHO'S 40 TODAY GRAHAM WICKENS And still just as gorgeous! Happy 40th Darling. Hope you're having a fabulous time in Bruges. With all our love today and always. Michaela, Josh and Lucy, Diane, John and Madge.

  • SOUTHWELL CONNIE 9th

    SOUTHWELL CONNIE 9th October 1989 NORMAN 12th October 1997. Remembering with love and pride a much loved Mum and Dad. Loving you always forgetting you never. Joan, Roy, Brian Malcolm and all the family. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • MITCHELL KATHY Five

    MITCHELL KATHY Five years gone, but not forgotten, missing you. Jackie, Hugh and family. X X X

  • HOLMAN TERRY In

    HOLMAN TERRY In loving memory of a wonderful Husband and Father who passed away one year today. We love and miss you more than words could ever say. Your loving wife Eileen and loving family Gary and Vicki, Andy and Julie, Ade and Lisa.

  • AMBER-JADE

    AMBER-JADE GILFOY GOTCHA!! A teenager at last. This once little girl is growing up fast. Happy birthday. Lots and lots of love Mum, Andy and Shay. X X X X

  • ELLIE

    ELLIE GIBBONS HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY Love from Nanny, Grandad, aunties Bryanie, Tarah and Leah, auntie Michelle, uncle Martin, Charelle, Brendan and great Grandma. X X X X X X X X

  • O'ROURKE VIOLET MAY Passed

    O'ROURKE VIOLET MAY Passed away on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, aged 88 years. Much loved Mother to Martin and Sarah and treasured Nanny to Laura, Emily and Daniel.