• Totts are up front to defeat Chobhamm

    Tottonians reigned supreme in a battle of two undefeated sides in London 3 South-West. Opponents Chobham came with the clear threat of dominating forward play but were beaten at their own game by the Water Lane side who ran out 29-7 winners. Totts'

  • Romsey bow out but go down fighting

    Romsey lost 55-10 to Old Rutlishians but showed great spirit against a side with a strong southern hemisphere influence. Romsey lost Pete Guille with a reoccurrence of a knee injury and he was replaced by the evergreen Darren Sharpe. Old Ruts took

  • GOLF - Chart success for Booth

    NATALIE Booth passed a massive test of skill and courage at The Ladies' English Open last weekend to give herself a huge fillip ahead of what could be a career changing four days. Playing in only her third Ladies' European Tour event of the season the

  • GOLF - Free for all at Paultons

    Paultons professionals will be catering for grass roots golfers this weekend - free of charge! Staff at the popular golf centre at Ower have come up with a crash course to make the game available to people who have never swung a club before. And all

  • FISHING - Cuthbertson puts his sole into records

    A brace of potential record-breaking fish have been caught by Ernie Cuthbertson during an Ashlett SAC shore competition at Lepe's deep water section. Cuthbertson landed a superb specimen sole which weighed in at 3lb 10oz and cracked the club's record

  • BASKETBALL - Stars shine brightest in friendly

    The two senior men's teams of the Solent Stars Academy locked horns in a pre-season friendly at Fleming Park. And it was the newly-reconstituted Stars team that defeated their Academy partners, Team Solent, from Southampton Solent University. Stars

  • Stormy waters for Sir Chay

    HE'S battled the elements in high seas around the globe but today stormy business waters proved too much for Sir Chay Blyth and he surrendered his business into the hands of administrators. The lack of a major sponsor and cash flow problems knocked

  • Gifford leads way to Poole’s new bridge

    HAMPSHIRE engineers have begun putting together detailed design work for a landmark new bridge across Poole Harbour. A design for a twin sail' bridge by Netley Marsh based engineers Gifford got the green light from the government after a public inquiry

  • David is relishing the challenge as Roke MD

    HAMPSHIRE research and development business Roke Manor Research has appointed Dr David Smith as its new managing director. Mr Smith, pictured, 43, will succeed current MD Paul Stein on November 20, when he will become responsible for more than 450 staff

  • Peagreen pounces for paper’s former offices

    TEXTILE and ceramic design firm Peagreen has bought Winchester's Hampshire House for about £400,000. Formerly the offices of the Hampshire Chronicle newspaper, the Grade II listed building has also been a pub and storage for a chocolate firm. Peagreen

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals Artemis, passenger, 0630, 106; Braemar, passenger, 0700, 101; Hual Tokyo, vehicle, 0730, 40; Saga Rose, passenger, 0800, 38/9; Mignon, vehicle, 1130, 43; Century Leader No5, roro, 1430, 34/35; OOCL Faith, container

  • Colourful Pearl aims to bowl over passengers

    NORWEGIAN Pearl, the world's newest cruise ship, looks set to bowl over its passengers when it arrives in Southampton docks later this year. With its highly distinctive decorated hull, Norwegian Pearl will be a 91,740-ton splash of colour as she sails

  • Victory at last in parking fine row

    IT has taken six months and almost a dozen letters but a Hampshire couple who were convinced they had been wrongly given a parking ticket have finally won their battle. Simon and Samantha Burwood were landed with the ticket after parking in the Tower

  • Celebrating gran-tastic birthday milestone

    BALLOONS, cakes and candles were were all in evidence for Maud Henderson's 104th birthday in Fareham. The great-grandmother, who lives in the Hawthorn Court Nursing Home in Sarisbury, was surrounded by friends and family as she celebrated her special

  • Lainston wins small hotel of the year accolade

    LUXURY Lainston House Hotel near Winchester has been named small hotel of the year for the South East. The Tourism ExSEllence Awards 2006 recognised it as a hotel which "exudes quality without stuffiness, with friendly staff, enormous attention to detail

  • Taking the lead in dog roam protest

    DOG owners angry at plans to ban them from walking their pets without a lead at a Hampshire spot staged a demonstration in protest at the move. More than 20 dog owners turned out to the protest, many angry at the lack of consultation over the ban which

  • Ships collide, but it's all part of the plan

    IT was all systems go at Southampton Docks today as Operation Solfire swung into action. Bosses staged a mock collision between an Army landing craft and a cruise liner berthed in the docks to test the port's emergency plan. As part of the exercise,

  • Doctor helps launch poster campaign

    Download the Keep Kids Sober poster (in .pdf format) Click here TODAY Dr Roland Simpson, a GP for 18 years, from Brook House Surgery in Southampton helps launch a poster to spread the Keep Kids Sober message. Dr Simpson has become alarmed at the

  • Dazed, confused, drunk – and he’s just 11 years old

    A BOY stumbles along a Hampshire street dazed and confused in the early hours. Distressed and unsure of his surroundings from consuming too much alcohol an adult passer-by notices and calls the emergency servicess. When the ambulance crew arrive they

  • Dazed, confused, drunk – and he’s just 11 years old

    A BOY stumbles along a Hampshire street dazed and confused in the early hours. Distressed and unsure of his surroundings from consuming too much alcohol an adult passer-by notices and calls the emergency servicess. When the ambulance crew arrive they

  • HAMPSHIRE HEALTH REPORT – Decaying Industry

    ACROSS the south the number of children with tooth decay is soaring. Recent figures suggest the problem has grown by a staggering ten per cent in just three years. In Southampton, for example, experts reckon almost one in two children under the age


    LONGEVITY is a great indicator of a region's overall health. Life expectancy is a combination of factors from genetics to the likelihood of your country going to war. But among the biggest influences affecting life expectancy are the choices we make

  • HAMPSHIRE HEALTH REPORT – Message in a bottle!

    HE confronts the tragic consequences of excessive alcohol consumption every day. In Southampton General Hospital, Dr Nick Sheron cares for 25 patients - and 95 per cent of them have alcohol-related liver disease. "Last week I had a 26-year-old in with

  • HAMPSHIRE HEALTH REPORT - Baby blues for teenage mums

    TEENAGER Maddy Honeybone had aspirations of going to university to study journalism, when her whole world changed overnight. An evening of passion left 18-year-old Maddy pregnant while she was still studying for her A-levels. "I was at Tauntons College

  • HAMPSHIRE HEALTH REPORT - Tackling obesity in the young

    Health workers and social groups across Hampshire are striving to tackle an obesity time bomb with educational campaigns and sports events among the chief weapons being deployed. Compared with the rest of the country, the latest figures show Hampshire

  • HAMPSHIRE HEALTH REPORT - Snapshots of society

    ACROSS Southampton the fear of violent crime is one of the biggest concerns facing communities. Worryingly, the figures for the city put it far above the national average and even further above regional figures. According to a new Department of Health


    They are some of the most dramatic and revealing insights ever produced into Hampshire communities. From violent crime to air quality, child poverty to teenage pregnancy, new Department of Health data provides a series of fascinating snapshots

  • Aladdin’s magic show

    TICKETS are now on sale for the hotly-anticipated second in-house Christmas pantomime at Theatre Royal Winchester. Theatregoers are snapping them up following an official launch attended by the Mayor of Winchester Councillor Sue Nelmes and Winchester-born

  • Jeepers keepers!

    Goalkeeper is a unique position in a football team. It is arguably the most specialist position in the side, sometimes the most praised and often the most criticised. The Daily Echo got a peek inside the world of Saints' current crop of stoppers when

  • Nip these yobs in the bud before trouble worsens

    FOR several weeks the Tower youth project in Totton has been intimidated by a group of 20 to 30 teenage chavs, most of whom are under the influence of alcohol, despite being too young to purchase or drink it. The situation has been escalating but, even

  • How the insurers could reduce car accidents

    SO Norwich Union wants to charge by the mile for motor insurance cover. If you are an honest, law-abiding person you will probably pay for this. However a lot of of car owners do not have insurance or tax, so for them it won't make any difference at all

  • Alarming experience

    HAS anyone else had any problems with their purchases from the Matalan store in Southampton? On three separate occasions very recently I have set off the alarms in other shops in Southampton after visiting Matalan and have had to return to the store

  • Free the police to fight crime

    THE New Forest is to get 30 police support officers, and parish and town councils will have to pay extra for them. I thought we already had a police force funded by a whacking amount on our council taxes. I appreciate the real police are far too busy

  • Crowded trains are a danger

    MY wife and I were going to my annual navy reunion in Nottingham, and we decided to travel first class with Virgin Trains. I booked our return tickets on August 28 and with our Senior Rail Card it cost us £348.60. We left Southampton at 9.15am on September

  • Britain's far too PC now

    Surely this has now gone totally beyond a joke and become completely out of hand. Talk about political correctness gone absolutely bonkers... What has this country come to when certain people can dictate to the extent where these crazy rules are now

  • Police neutrality

    The bed-rock of our police, from their conception in the 19th century, has been that the public must see and believe they act without fear or favour, unbiased and treating everybody equally before the law. There can be no exceptions. Not one. O One exception

  • Carers cannot afford Christmas lunch

    It is that time of year when restaurants and the like start sending out invitations in the hope we will pay out huge sums of money for a Christmas lunch. Please, take me off your mailing list. I get £46.95 a week, which is the carer's allowance I receive

  • Crowds up at Eastleigh

    EASTLEIGH will experience the calm before the storm tonight when they entertain Sydenhams Premier outfit Brockenhurst in the Hampshire Senior Cup. While the Spitfires can expect only a modest attendance for tonight's game, manager Paul Doswell anticipates

  • Claus could play at Leicester - George

    Claus Lundekvam is looking to win a first team return when he plays for the reserves at Staplewood tonight. The Saints skipper last week came through his first 45 minutes since being stretchered off just two minutes into the opening game of the season

  • George: My big fears for Gareth

    GEORGE Burley last night confessed: I might have to drop Gareth Bale because he's played too much for Wales! The Saints boss fears the 17-year-old could suffer potential burnout following his meteroric rise from academy prospect to senior Welsh international

  • I would not let my child die in inferno

    YOUNG mum Leah Willis braved flames to save the life of her little girl, who was trapped in their Hampshire home by a ring of fire. The 20-year-old risked her own safety after finding daughter Charlye encircled by flames in the living room of their

  • The Jolly Farmer has real flower power!

    THE search for Hampshire's finest floral watering hole is finally over. The Daily Echo's Pubs in Bloom winner is The Jolly Farmer in Fleet Road, Warsash. Thirty of Hampshire's finest botanical boozers entered the competition to show off their beautiful

  • The north-south health divide

    THE north-south divide will be revealed in a new government study of the nation's health to be published today. Men in the south live two years longer than those in the north who are affected partly by higher obesity levels and smoking-related disease

  • Owners take the lead in dog walking protest

    DOG owners angry at plans to ban them from walking their pets without a lead at a Hampshire spot staged a demonstration in protest at the move. More than 20 dog owners turned out to the protest, many angry at the lack of consultation over the ban which

  • Plans for Christmas ice rink for city

    SOUTHAMPTON could get its very own ice rink in the city centre in the run-up to Christmas. Thousands of people could get their skates on if the plans are given the go-ahead by city leisure bosses. Civic leaders are hoping to bring a temporary rink to

  • Twins grow Britain's biggest pumpkin

    TWIN brothers from Hampshire have smashed a record for growing Britain's biggest pumpkin. Ian and Stuart Paton's giant vegetable weighed in at 1,124lb, beating the previous record of 1,048lb set last year. It took three months to grow and had to be