• Veterans’ backlash over Nazi uniform

    What do you think? A bit of fun or bad taste? Leave your message below. A NAVAL base has defended an official who has been slammed by war veterans after he turned up to a charity fancy dress parade dressed as Adolf Hitler. Robbie Robertson donned

  • Seu Jorge

    HE IS DESCRIBED as the coolest man on the planet and he is coming to the south with support artists not to miss. Brazilian musician Seu Jorge visits The Anvil tonight supported by fellow Brazilians AfroReggae and British jazz DJ Gilles Peterson. Seu

  • Moya

    THEY wowed the crowds at Glastonbury and now they are bringing their soulful music to the New Forest for one night only. Moya, a successful combination of African rhythm and traditional vocalising with jazz and folk overtones, is coming to Forest Arts

  • There’s No Place Like A Home

    THERE'S No Place Like A Home, a hilarious new comedy by Paul Elliott, will help laugh away the winter blues when it arrives at The Mayflower on Monday. With a cast of showbiz legends - Gorden Kaye, Ken Morley, Ray Alan and Lord Charles, Brian Cant, Joan

  • PREVIEW: Under Milk Wood

    DYLAN Thomas' classic radio play Under Milk Wood is vividly brought to life on the Plaza stage this week. Amateur company R.A.O.D.S. have uniquely interpreted this well-loved piece. Their show brings to life all the famous characters that people have

  • Love behind the scenes

    LOVE was in the air at Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society's dress rehearsal of Pinafore Pirates. It's not that the show is romantic but that two of the cast members, John and Sandra Dovey were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple

  • Thunder

    Following their triumphant appearance at Monsters of Rock, Thunder are on the road with a UK tour and are at Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday. The line-up of the band is Danny Bowes on vocals, guitarist Luke Morley, Ben Matthews on guitar and keyboards

  • Motorhead

    HEAVY metal band Motorhead have come a long way over the past 30 years which have included legal battles and the huge sale of their infamous single Ace Of Spades. They are set to play in Portsmouth this Thursday on their Kiss Of Death Tour promoting

  • SixNationState

    PUNK band SixNationState, met at university and have been gigging together ever since. They have just finished their busy tour of the UK, rolling into Lennons for their final gig. Lennons means a lot to Gerry, Rich, Neil, John and Alexei. This is where

  • Sugababes

    THEY are into their third line-up but Sugababes are still one of Britain's top girl bands. One of the reasons for this is that whoever is or isn't in the group, they've never stopped turning out fantastic - not to mention hugely successful - singles.


    IT isn't until the dying moments of Casino Royale that Daniel Craig - cruelly labelled Blond Bond - gets to utter the immortal line "The name's Bond, James Bond", and becomes only the sixth actor to don the tuxedo of the iconic MI6 secret agent on the

  • GABRIELLE (15)

    PORTRAIT of a crumbling marriage based on Joseph Conrad's short story The Return, centred on publisher Jean Hervey (Pascal Greggory) who returns home one evening to discover a farewell note from his wife of 10 years, Gabrielle (Isabelle Huppert), who

  • Protesting Alzheimer sufferers march through city

    PROTESTORS marched through Southampton city centre today to stand up for dementia sufferers. About 120 campaigners - almost every one affected by the condition - braved the wet and windy weather to join the rally. It was one of more than 30 that took


    In the final days of World War II, German teenager Thomas (Tom Schilling) joins his countrymen in repelling the advancing Russian army, only to be captured by the enemy and inducted into life behind the Iron Curtain. Many years later, Thomas (now played

  • A tricky time on the Solent

    The fifth race in the Wightlink sponsored Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit proved a tricky affair. Having abandoned racing last week because of lack of wind and the strong spring tide, race officers were keen to get something in with the

  • Hamble Winter Series

    The thirteen classes of yachts competing in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series enjoyed yet another day of very good racing when the main series resumed after last week's Charity Pursuit Race. A westerly breeze of 5 to 10 knots and a somewhat weaker

  • WINCHESTER: New machine will identify users

    Police to carry out drug tests outside pubs A MAJOR new drive to catch people on illegal drugs is being launched in Winch-ester tonight and is targeting young people visiting the city's pubs. In a groundbreaking operation, police will be testing people

  • Giving is in fashion

    FAREHAM Shopping Centre's annual autumn fashion show raised more than £300. Many of the centre's big retail names took part, raising cash for Wessex Cancer Trust. The stars of the show were six-year-old Spencer Martin, from Locks Heath, and Charlotte

  • Get out and explore winter wonderland

    PEOPLE in Hampshire are being encouraged to make the most of the county's beautiful countryside this winter and explore the scenic, seasonal landscape. Hampshire County Council has produced a new booklet which offers top tips on walking, cycling and

  • Organically yours

    Two Hampshire producers of fine food and wine have joined forces to provide a one-stop shop for locally grown organic food and drink. Setley Ridge Vineyard, near Brockenhurst, has invited Warborne Organic Farm to sell its award-winning fruit and vegetables

  • Leaders want police presence

    TOWN leaders in Ringwood are to ask police chiefs if an officer could have a permanent base in the Furlong Centre. Managers at the centre have offered to share their office with a police officer in order to establish a town centre police presence. Members

  • Chinese visit city’s museum

    A GROUP of Chinese archaeologists visited a museum in Winchester as part of an international trip aimed at widening learning experiences. As well as visiting Winchester, they have also toured Stonehenge, Cambridge University, The British Museum and the

  • Young binge drinkers risking brain damage

    UNDER-AGE binge drinkers could be causing themselves long-term brain damage, alarming new research claims. A major TV documentary will on Sunday look at the latest scientific research from America which shows that teen boozers are running the risk of

  • Vase draw makes Pike do a rethink

    ALEX Pike admits he may have overstepped the mark earlier this season by predicting his Gosport Borough side would win the FA Vase. Pike, who famously lifted the trophy in 1992 with Wimborne Town, hadn't bargained on being drawn away to Sydenhams Premier

  • Totton looking to go places says chairman

    AFC TOTTON chairman Richie Maton has quashed rumours that team boss Stuart Ritchie is being head-hunted from higher up the pyramid. Maton is calling on the people of Totton to come out in support of their club for tomorrow's big FA Vase clash with Wessex

  • Below-strength Lions not worried about ace Stokoe

    ANDOVER have three key players suspended for tomorrow's Hampshire derby at home to Lymington & New Milton in the Southern 1 South & West. Defender Gary Middleton, utility man Ashley Vine and ex-Linnets winger Lee Chudy are all sin-binned for the 12th-versus-ninth

  • FA ‘concerned’ over Hawks’ bill

    The FA have pledged to look into the police bill that wiped the sheen off Havant & Waterlooville's dream' FA Cup tie with Millwall last Monday. At the request of the police, the controversial tie was switched to Fratton Park and Hawks have been left

  • King Edward’s Mail hopes are crushed

    King Edward VI's Daily Mail Under-18 English Schools Cup adventures are over, writes MIKE VIMPANY. They were beaten 26-0 in their south-east zone semi-final by hot competition favourites St Benedict's at Stoneham Lane. But, minus four influential players

  • Gosport ‘weak’ for Vase trip

    Gosport & Fareham travel to Chislehurst to play Old Elthamians in the EDF Senior Vase third round. Head coach John Stamper said: "We are hoping to return to winning ways after our disappointing display against Winchester." New recruit and former Walsall

  • Bruising win costs Trojans skipper Tim

    In the EDF Junior Vase, Trojans take on Chiswick at Stoneham Lane after last week's bruising win over Fareham Heathens. That win has cost them dearly with skipper and talisman Tim Higham now sidelined through injury. Chris Boyd takes over as captain

  • I welcome relaunch – Stroud

    HAMPSHIRE FA referees chief Keith Stroud has welcomed the relaunch of the Daily Echo's Respect the Ref campaign. We have launched it for the second year running in the light of recent high profile events which have tainted the game. Graham Poll was

  • A new type of neighbourhood watch?

    WITH hndreds more television and radio stations coming on line and the explosion of reality TV, there will come a point where every house in Britain will have its own Big Brother Channel. You will be able to tune into your next door neighbour and catch

  • Listen to the wise men

    WHEN the history of the world is written about 2035, the main reason why the world will then be immersed in far greater escalating wars and social conflict will be seen due to the fact that our politicians did not entertain the advice of independent advisers

  • Mission of hope

    WE are so frequently drowned in a sea of sadness with news of conflicts all over the world and never more so with sad news from the Holy Land. There is some good news - come and hear it! Internationaly renowned speakers Eliyahu McLean and Sheikh Abdul

  • Listen to proposals for fire service changes

    HAMPSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is proposing to make changes in Southampton which will particularly affect Redbridge Fire Station. The proposals include moving one of Redbridge' two full-size fire engines to St Mary's, were it will be crewed by part-time

  • Are school closures necessary?

    THE Labour government is proposing that the school leaving age be increased to 18. This will obviously help the unemployment figures tremendously, as has paying children to remain in education. The other factor which will doubtless be affected is school

  • Firms learning to work together

    ONLINE learning firm Bourne Training has been bought by competitor Redtray for an undisclosed sum. Bourne Training, which was established in 1982, provides custom-built online and e-Learning programmes to clients such as insurance giant Zurich, National

  • Combining skills adds up for HWB

    SOUTHAMPTON accountants HWB are to merge with Romsey rival Rossell Hicks. After months of negotiations, the Rossell Hicks name will disappear from December 1, with all nine employees joining to take HWB's total workforce to 70. Established in 1988 Rossell

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: MOL Paradise, container, 0500, 205; Autostar, roro, 0630, 201; Arabian Breeze, roro, 0630, 202; Queen Elizabeth 2, passenger, 0630, 38/9; Freedom, vehicle, 0730, 34/35; CP Navigator, container, 2000, 207 Today's

  • Hythe ferry berth proposal

    COUNCIL chiefs have launched an attempt to help secure the future of a vital transport link used by 400,000 passengers a year. Hampshire County Council wants the busy Hythe to Southampton ferry service to be provided with a new berthing area at Town

  • Court may stage Titanic exhibition

    GOOD IDEA? TELL US WHAT YOU THINK, SEE BELOW SOUTHAMPTON'S former magistrates' court could be used to stage a Titanic exhibition to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the liner's sinking next year, the Daily Echo can reveal. The idea emerged during

  • Brush with art

    FAREHAM Art Group will be running art workshops until December 12 covering techniques such as watercolour and texturing. The workshops are on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm at Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield and Tuesday evenings

  • Double blow for Aussies

    AUSTRALIA'S preparations for the first Ashes Test have been hit by the news that Damien Martyn and Shane Watson have suffered injuries in Western Australia's clash with Queensland. Western Australia's Martin was forced to withdraw just before the start

  • Whites goal hero faces ban

    SALISBURY City hero Matt Tubbs is in contention for the FA Cup player-of-the-round award after scoring one goal and making the other two in last Saturday's 3-0 first round win over Fleetwood Town. But the red-hot 22-year-old striker now faces a two-match

  • Saints pair in fitness tests

    GEORGE BURLEY will run late fitness tests on Inigo Idiakez and Kenwyne Jones ahead of tomorrow's trip to Leeds. Idiakez (thigh) and Jones (ankle) are both doubts. But Burley will be boosted by the returning Jhon Viafara and possibly Grzegorz Rasiak

  • Bale going nowhere says Burley

    GEORGE BURLEY hailed Gareth Bale "the best young defender in Britain" and eased fans' worries by insisting he has NO intention of selling him - or anyone else in his squad. There have been fears amongst a section of supporters that Saints may cash

  • Two marathons in two days? - just shoot me!

    IT never ceases to amaze me those who can run mile after mile. I met Dr Mike Stroud last year, the man who ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days with Sir Ranulph Fiennes - and did it. I asked him how can you possibly bring yourself to

  • Hampshire gripped by charity fever

    HAMPSHIRE is in the grip of Children in Need fever today as the county gears up for the annual charity appeal. Office workers, toddlers and soldiers are among the hundreds of volunteers raising funds for impoverished children across the UK. Organisers

  • Family's plea to help police solve mum's road death

    RELATIVES of a Hampshire mother-of-two killed on a dual carriageway have appealed for information that could help police investigating her death. Kathleen Gundre, 61, was on the southbound carriageway of the A326, near Totton, on November 8 when she

  • Plans for wheelie bins in Forest dumped

    COUNCIL chiefs in the New Forest have voted to keep the area a wheelie bin-free zone. Two options that involved the introduction of wheelie bins were rejected at a meeting of the district council's environment review panel yesterday. Members agreed

  • Market saved as road plan is axed

    COUNCIL chiefs have scrapped plans to build a major new link road that would have reduced the size of a busy market. The road was due to have cut through a Hythe car park that hosts the village's Tuesday market, one of the area's main attractions. However

  • Police to carry out drug tests outside pubs

    A MAJOR new drive to catch people on illegal drugs is being launched in Winchester tonight and is targeting young people visiting the city's pubs. In a groundbreaking operation, police will be testing people on their way into four city pubs and stopping

  • Hampshire man handed nationwide ASBO man

    A HAMPSHIRE man has been handed an ASBO covering the whole of England and Wales after he was caught drunk and disorderly within hours of being released from prison. Ian Mitcheson, 29, has been landed with the two-year anti-social behaviour order after