• Vauxhalls’ double in fuel test

    IT WAS a double victory for Vauxhall commercial vehicles, with British-built vans taking outright victory and two class wins in the Commercial Fleetworld MPG Marathon. The event, run by Commercial Fleetworld magazine in conjunction with the AA and fleet

  • Hartley repeat annoys Slade

    Bemerton Heath had an easy passage through to the quarter-finals after second round opponents Hartley Wintney cried off. The Combined Counties club rang Harlequins earlier in the day to say they couldn't muster a side. "They did the same thing to us

  • HOCKEY - Derby day spoiled by Saltmarsh KO

    Winchester defender John Saltmarsh faces a two-month lay-off after sustaining serious facial injuries in Winchester's 4-3 defeat by South Premier League Division 2 table-toppers Fareham at Henry Cort. Saltmarsh, 23, was taken to hospital with a fractured

  • HOCKEY - Southampton go on their Merry way

    Southampton halted their seven-match losing run in Slazenger National League South with a long overdue 3-2 win over Wimbledon at the Sports Centre. Coming on the back of the previous day's single-goal defeat at fellow strugglers Bournemouth, it was a

  • BASKETBALL - Coarch Kerry meets young players

    KUTI'S Solent Stars basketball coach Kerry Kirby, centre right, and new player Earl Moore, centre left, are pictured with boys and girls aged 8-16 who came along to train at Fleming Park Leisure Centre last weekend (picture order no: 3930693). l SOLENT

  • MOTORSPORT - Nicholls ties it up

    Will Nicholls is celebrating his second successive Tempest Rally win. The Isle of Wight-based driver, is now assured of top place in the inaugural BRC Rallymasters Championship. Nicholls led from the second of the 15 high-speed tests and finished with

  • CYCLING - National rule goal for in-form Bowers

    For the first time in 12 years, Southampton will host the national cyclo-cross championships on January 6/7, 2007, writes MARTIN McCROSSAN. The winner back in 1995 was Roger Hammond, who has progressed to a great pro career on the road with Lance Armstrong's

  • DIVING - Blake enhances reputation with dominant show

    SOUTHAMPTON strolled away with the top team trophy when they hosted an invitational competition at The Quays. The 38-strong team scooped 38 medals - 14 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze. Their combined score was almost double that of the second-placed

  • Southworth Euro treble

    IAN Southworth has completed a hat-trick of European championships. The managing director of Hamble-based Ullman Sails UK has just completed his third successive J24 title. Southworth and the crew of Hedgehog - an extensively restored 1987 British-built

  • Motorway closed after motorcyclist dies in crash

    A MOTORCYCLIST who was involved in a serious crash on the eastbound M27 this morning has died from his injuries. The 41-year-old from the Fareham area was thrown into the central reservation near junction 11 after colliding with a black Volkswagen Golf

  • Decision on park-and-ride site

    ITCHEN Farm has been confirmed as the site for a new 850-space park-and-ride in south Winchester. Mel Kendal, Hampshire's executive member for the environment, opted for the former M3 contractors' compound, near junction 11 of the motorway, saying the

  • Final request for radio volunteers

    LYMINGTON Hospital Radio has said farewell to three of its oldest volunteers. Basil Trask, 87, from Sway, pictured right with Phil Franks who is 82 and 85-year-old Ken Jenkins, both from Lymington, have between them given 36 years of faithful service

  • Meeting to discuss village’s future

    RESIDENTS of Sparsholt, near Winchester, have been invited to a public meeting tonight to discuss proposed measures to protect and enhance its character. Officers of Winchester City Council will present early drafts of a new plan designed to record the

  • New school’s special day

    CHILDREN, staff and parents will formally mark the opening of Romsey Primary School during a celebratory assembly. The assembly will take place on November 29 at 10am in the school's infant hall and each child will be given an acorn to nurture and grow

  • Six of the best authors at book fair

    SIX of the nation's favourite children's authors will be at Winchester Guildhall on Saturday November 25. They will be star attractions at the 11th Wessex Children's Book Fair. Around 3,000 people are expected to attend the county council-organised

  • Sports pavilion nearer reality

    BUILDERS could soon begin working on a new sports pavilion in the heart of Ringwood. New Forest District Council's planning development committee members gave permission to Ringwood Junior School governors and Ellingham and Ringwood Rugby Club for the

  • Now we are Going Forward Together

    A HAMPSHIRE college has been transformed into a good school - just one year after it was rated inadequate. Applemore College in Dibden Purlieu achieved the second highest grading possible following an Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) inspection

  • Hants fixtures 2007

    Hampshire Cricket will begin next year's championship campaign with a trip to The Brit Oval to play division two winners Surrey. APRIL 14 Cardiff UCCE (h) 22 Middlesex (h) Trophy S 25 Surrey, The Brit Oval, CC 29 Essex, Chelmsford, Trophy S

  • Radio exodus continues

    PRESENTER Richard Cartridge is the latest big name set to leave troubled BBC Radio Solent, the Daily Echo can reveal. Richard, pictured, will part company with the station, which is suffering plummeting listening figures, early next year, ending a 30

  • Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses

    BY now, most of us will have received a copy of The End of False Relgion is Near! in which the Jehovah's Witnesses condemn all other religious groups while believing themselves to be Jehovah's organisation. Is such a bold claim justified? Why do the

  • Lib Dems have poor record over yobs

    SOUTHAMPTON'S Liberal Democrat-run council has a poor record in combating the antisocial activities of a minority of young people here in Coxford and across the city. They have refused to use powers delegated by the Labour government which can be used

  • Google is the new oracle

    I was interested to read that doctors are using the search engine Google to trawl the Net for diagnoses for difficult medical problems and more and more the correct answers to their problems are coming up. They say science fiction mimic's the future.

  • Do something worthwhile

    National disability charity Vitalise (formerly Winged Fellowship Trust) would like to invite you to spend a week of your time - or just the odd day - helping disabled people and carers have a much-needed break this winter. Vitalise has five accessible

  • Picture is taken as red

    WORKERS at hi-tech Hampshire electronics manufacturer SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems UK are celebrating the facility's 50th birthday. Staff posed for a standard picture before one was taken with the cutting-edge thermal imaging equipment their highly

  • Skills broker aims to get workers in shape

    A NEW training programme designed to match education to business needs has been launched in Hampshire. The free service sees a skills broker assigned to a company, who works out its training requirements and then finds a nearby course. A spokesman said

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals Ingrid, cargo, 0115, 36; Gosport Maersk, container, 0730, 205; Mogami Reefer, refrigerated, 0730, 104; Jan Fabian, container, 1000, 203; Morning Calm, vehicle, 1100, 43; Sea Ruby, cargo, 1100, 108; City of Lutece

  • Sports pavilion nearer reality

    BUILDERS could soon begin working on a new sports pavilion in the heart of Ringwood. New Forest District Council's planning development committee members gave permission to Ringwood Junior School governors and Ellingham and Ringwood Rugby Club for the

  • Family in mourning for bomb blast Ben

    A HAMPSHIRE father is mourning today after it emerged his soldier son was one of four service personnel killed by a bomb blast in Iraq. Corporal Ben Nowak, 27, had been a promising teenage footballer good enough to have trials with Southampton Football

  • Desserts that are fit for a queen

    SHE may not have sat at it for more than a century but the palatial dining table of Queen Victoria's Isle of Wight home has been given a festive makeover worth a seal of Royal approval. As an extra treat for visitors to Osborne House in Cowes during

  • Winchester's long-awaited second success

    The long wait is over for Winchester City. After weeks of struggle, Steve Moss' men finally notched their second win of the season 3-2 at Thatcham Town last night. It means their only two victories to date in the BGB Southern Division 1 South & West

  • Ashes call for Ed

    England have called up Middlesex's Ed Joyce as their Ashes tour replacement for opening batsman Marcus Trescothick. Somerset opener Trescothick returned to the UK from Australia this morning after a recurrence of his stress-related illness forced

  • Fresh injury blow for Powell

    DARREN Powell's comeback from a serious knee injury has been halted after just one reserve friendly. The centre half played 60 minutes for Saints' second string in last week's 3-2 win at Upton Park - his first game since injuring posterior knee ligaments

  • Wilde: No cash guarantees for George

    SAINTS chairman Michael Wilde has revealed George Burley might have to sell players if he wants to bring in more new signings in the New Year. Wilde admits he cannot guarantee that extra money will be made available for Burley if the latter was to

  • Hunt for thugs who beat up motorist

    POLICE are hunting a gang of thugs who viciously attacked a motorist in Hampshire. The 26-year-old driver from Hedge End received a fractured jaw with other facial injuries and even lost consciousness during the beating. The victim was driving along

  • Tears as elderly residents are told to leave homes

    DISTRAUGHT pensioners broke down in tears as they discovered they are being forced to leave their sheltered accommodation homes. More than 40 elderly residents at Pembroke Court, Westwood Road, Southampton, must find new places to live because the company

  • Brothers join fight to keep pensioners' free bus passes

    FOR more than 800 years the picturesque surroundings of Winchester's Hospital of St Cross have provided a refuge where men in need can live independently. Many of the current residents of England's oldest continuing almshouse say their independence would

  • Please bring our daisy back to us

    AN abandoned puppy that was adopted by a Hampshire business information service just one month ago has been stolen from outside its office. Four-month-old Daisy became a firm favourite at First Sellers Pack, based at Segensworth, after company director

  • Sun power can remain on garage roof

    GREEN campaigner Richard Barnett has won his battle to keep more than 20 solar panels which provide 80 per cent of his electricity. The New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) has given him permission to retain the energy-saving devices, which are mounted

  • Leading archaeologist urges council to save Southampton museum

    CLOSING an internationally renowned Southampton museum would take away a vital part of the city's identity, a leading archaeology expert said yesterday Professor Matthew Johnson, head of archaeology at the University of Southampton, said that the closure