• Higgy transfer listed

    Saints defender Danny Higginbotham has been transfer listed. The 27-year-old former Manchester United star will be sold this summer after rejecting a new contract offer. Higginbotham was originally angry over what he considered a poor offer from

  • Troupe in the colour

    DANCING their way into Southampton this summer, belly dancers will be jiggling their waists to entertain the crowd. The belly dancing Hafla, being held at The Hedge End Club in Bursledon Road this week, will see an array of entertainment on offer. A

  • Teams dancing to Samba beat

    A little bit of South America hit the south coast last weekend as the first Hampshire FA Beach Soccer Cup was staged on the Isle of Wight. Apply Beach was the venue for the competition that was co-hosted by Hampshire FA and England Beach Soccer. Even

  • Matthews is a no-show for the Hawks

    FORMER Eastleigh and Newport IoW goalkeeper Colin Matthews has gone missing from Havant & Waterlooville. Ex-Saints striker Ian Baird, the H&W manager, hasn't seen the strapping 6ft 5in stopper at all during pre-season even though he lives just a stone's

  • ATHLETICS - Rankings lift for Hazell

    HAMPSHIRE all-rounder Ben Hazell moved 25th in the UK all-time senior men's rankings and 12th under-23 after an excellent performance in the weekend's Combined Events International in Switzerland. The Basingstoke & Mid Hants decathlete finished second

  • Martial Arts - Further gold strikes for Eastleigh club

    Having won six medals at the BAA Nationals, Eastleigh Aikido Club brought home another seven medals from the Shodokan Open, held in Dartford, Kent. Team captain Marco Crispini won gold in the men's Tanto individual, while Kirsty Barnes brought home gold

  • Free sun cream and advice available throughout the Week

    Skandia's protection insurance division is advising competitors and visitors alike to make sure they're covered against the harmful rays of the sun during this year's Skandia Cowes Week (Isle of Wight, 29th July-5th August). The Skandia team will be

  • Royal Yacht Squadron IRC Solent Series 5

    Pre-Skandia Cowes Week Regatta held on Saturday 22 July 2006 Billed as a pre-Skandia Cowes Week Regatta, the IRC Solent Series 5 run by the Royal Yacht Squadron on Saturday 22 July, started from the Squadron Line with as many similarities to Skandia

  • Happy anniversary

    The World's oldest and largest sailing regatta is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year and Skandia Cowes Week might also be celebrating another record entry year in 2006. Over the course of the weekend entries topped 1,000 and currently stand at

  • Sail for Gold Bar

    Organised by Cowes company Mainsail Ltd., the Sail for Gold Bar on Cowes Parade during Skandia Cowes Week has well and truly made its mark on the traditional festivities over the past few years. As one of the only venues in Cowes with a waterfront

  • IRC Solent Series – an update

    Following the highly successful first three race days within the seven day summer Series, it was disappointing that the Royal Lymington Yacht Club's Christchurch Bay regatta on Saturday 8th July was cancelled owing to a lack of entries. This was due in

  • Exciting new regatta

    The Royal Southampton Yacht Club and Marina Developments have joined forces to create the UK's very first Double Handed Regatta. The RSYC is already well known for running the leading Double Handed series in the UK and it was a natural step to expand

  • Peters & May Fast Boat

    This is a 40 mile race around the Solent for high performance Catamarans with a mass start just off Weston Shore, Southampton. The fleet will race towards Portsmouth, then cross to Ryde. From there they pass Cowes, Beaulieu and round Hurst Castle mark

  • French fleet at LTSC

    A fleet of French cruisers from the Honfleur Circle du Voile sailed to Lymington last week to take part in a race agajnst a team from Lymington Town Sailing Club. Five French yachts faced four LTSC boats over a Solent course. A hotly contested start

  • Warsash Spring time ends

    THE Raymarine Warsash Spring Series came to a close at the weekend with many class winners decided on the final race. But all those raring to go had to wait patiently for a light breeze to fill in slowly from the south-east. The restarted IRC1 fleet

  • LTSC - Asymmetrics get the benefit

    Faced with a 20knot breeze forecast to rise, wind against tide and poor visibility, race officer Joe Blachford wisely set a short and conservative course for the 11 boats tempted to the fourth race in the Lymington Town Sailing Club early points series

  • Raymarine Warsash Spring Series 2006 - Sunday 19th March

    RAYMARINE WARSASH SPRING SERIES WEEK 2 - Sunday 19th March The race management team of the Raymarine Warsash Spring Series have a long held belief that sailing decisions should await the dawning of race day and not be made in advance. For Week 2

  • Scooby Doo joins the fun

    STAFF at a Southampton hotel gave up free time to host a party for disabled children. One dressed as cartoon hound Scooby Doo to welcome the children from the Rose Road Association to the tea party at the Express Holiday Inn at Redbridge. General manager

  • CARS are an expensive business

    If it is not time to renew the tax disc, it is the insurance and then there are the dreaded repair bills. However, a new initiative launched in Southampton aims to offer drivers the best of both worlds the use of a car without the hassle of owning

  • Student awards available

    STUDENTS across Hampshire who are hoping to study engineering at university are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The institution has £30,000 of scholarships available for students nationwide who are

  • Grants will hit the right note

    CRIME cracking projects in Hampshire have received a welcome fincincial hand after more then £50,000 worth of grants were handed out. Hampshire Police Authority, the body in charge of overseeing Hampshire police, awarded the money to a host of organisations

  • Praise for campaign to protect babies

    A DAILY Echo campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of sleeping with your baby has been backed by the woman charged with drawing up national guidelines for post-natal care. Professor Rona McCandlish was full of praise for the Keep Them Safe campaign

  • Wayne’s world of positive thinking

    IT will be a massive step for him up to 40 times over. Motorbike crash victim Wayne Howard will take part in a "sponsored step" on Friday by attempting to walk up to 40 steps. The 37-year-old suffered severe brain damage and lost his right leg when

  • Man collapsed after assault

    A MAN needed 14 stitches in his head after collapsing following an attack on Itchen Bridge in Southampton. The 33-year-old victim was walking on the Woolston side of the bridge when he was approached by a man who asked him to come towards him. As he

  • Stars will shine for game fair

    HAMPSHIRE charities will be benefiting from the CLA Game Fair being staged this weekend with a little help from celebrities of stage and screen. Famous faces, including Elaine Paige, Bernard Cribbins, Gareth Hunt, Ed Stewart and Daily Echo columnist

  • New Forest Show - A sizzling start

    CAN you dig it? The bucket and blade brigade of the JCB Dancing Diggers display team scooped up the applause of the huge first- day crowd when the New Forest Show got off to a sizzling start yesterday. Sunshine and the promise of a packed programme brought

  • Record weather for Record Classic Fleet

    The annual British Classic Yacht Club Regatta held in Cowes last week, ended as it started, in record breaking Solent temperatures. The highest ever turn-out of 40 classic yachts confirmed the continuing trend in the popularity of restored and replica

  • Firm wins contract to keep firefighters safe

    FIREFIGHTERS across the UK will have a Southampton company to thank for the safety of their ladders after AS Fire & Rescue Equipment won a maintenance contract. A subsidiary of the Asfare Group, AS is to maintain and test more than 160 vehicle ladder

  • Deal puts a shine on business

    HAMPSHIRE based underwater engineering specialists UMC International have sealed a deal to service the propellers of Wilhelmsen Car Carriers. Spanning two years and 20 vessels, the contract will see UMC divers at work during the short time the ships

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Apollogracht, cargo, 0330, 101; Montlhery, roro, 0530, 201; Gosport Maersk, container, 1300, 205; Hoo Laurel, cargo, 2030, 205 Today's principal Southampton sailings: Montlhery, roro, 1400, 201; Morning

  • Scooby Doo joins the fun

    STAFF at a Southampton hotel gave up free time to host a party for disabled children. One dressed as cartoon hound Scooby Doo to welcome the children from the Rose Road Association to the tea party at the Express Holiday Inn at Redbridge. General manager

  • Family's amazing escape after lightning bolt strikes home

    TWO young children had a miraculous escape when their pyjamas were scorched by a lightning bolt which struck their home as they slept. The children, aged seven and nine, were pulled from their bedrooms by their father after the house was hit during major

  • Kelly KO'd by 'silly move'

    SHANE Kelly's bid to make it six wins from six in The Enterprise Group 2006 Club Formula 3 Championship was ended on the first lap at Brands Hatch. The Eastleigh racer was punted off early on by Keith Baldwin, who took complete responsibility for the

  • Twiggy one game away from England call

    If Chris Tremlett bowls as well this week against Yorkshire as he did against Nottinghamshire, he will be on the verge of an England recall, says Dimitri Mascarenhas in his weekly column. I think Chris is one game away from the England side as it stands

  • Wade cools Ovens

    Hampshire's two hopefuls in the Professional Darts Corporation's World Matchplay Championship are through to the second round after eventful opening games. Aldershot's James Wade proved predictions of a tough encounter with experienced Dennis Ovens

  • 'Whirlwind' start for Davis

    Kelvin Davis admitted the last few days have been like a "whirlwind" after making his Saints debut. The 29-year-old keeper only joined from Sunderland on Friday and was pitched in for his first game in the pre-season friendly against Bristol City at

  • Burley impressed by Czech trialist

    CZECH trialist Mario Licka has won himself more time at St Mary's to impress manager George Burley. The 24-year-old central midfielder, who is out of contract with his club FC Slovacko next week, played the full 90 minutes of last night's 1-1 friendly

  • Winchester MP Oaten to quit at next election

    SEX-scandal-hit Winchester MP Mark Oaten is to leave Parliament at the next general election. The 42-year-old Liberal Democrat has ended speculation over his political future by saying he will not contest his Winchester seat. The move had been anticipated

  • Professor backs Daily Echo baby campaign

    A DAILY Echo campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of sleeping with your baby has been backed by the woman charged with drawing up national guidelines for post-natal care. Professor Rona McCandlish was full of praise for the Keep Them Safe campaign

  • Plug is pulled on summer swimming pool fun

    WITH temperatures soaring, it seemed the perfect way to beat the heat. Devoted dad Richard Cole inflated a paddling pool to enable his children and their friends keep cool during the long summer holidays. Parents looked forward to their youngsters enjoying

  • Shameful acts of pet cruelty

    BATTERED to death, kept in squalor and left to starve. These are just some of the terrible acts committed on Hampshire's pets in 2005. However, RSPCA figures show more offenders are being punished for cruelty towards their animals. In 2005, there was

  • Southampton is a good bet for a casino

    SOUTHAMPTON is among the front runners for the UK's new wave of large casinos, the Daily Echo can reveal. The city is today revealed as the eighth favourite to have a large casino from the shortlist of 31 possible venues announced earlier this year.


    HUMPHRIES WALLY Treasured memories of a much loved Husband, Dad and Grandad who passed away eight years ago today. Loved and remembered always. Doris and family.

  • CARR JOHN 26-12

    CARR JOHN 26-12 1931 26-7-2001 Beloved Dad, Grandad and Great-Grandad. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Maureen, Terry and family. xxx


    CHAPPLE HAROLD GEORGE "CHAPPIE" Died on July 20th, 2006 in his 91st year after a short illness. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. --------- Funeral Service at St. Marys Hook with Warsash Church on Monday, July 31st at 3.00 p.m


    McCORMICK PAT Will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Betty, nieces Eve and Sue. Rest In Peace. XX


    GOSNEY BRIAN IVOR Mary, Cheryl, Mark and families would like to express their sincere thanks to family, friends and ex colleagues for attending Brian's Funeral, for the beautiful floral tributes, messages of support and sympathy. Our appreciation to Margaret


    JEFFERIS WINIFRED On July 22nd, 2006, peacefully in Home Park Nursing Home, aged 93 years. Reunited with her beloved husband Bill. Dearly loved and sadly missed by her daughter Val and all her family. --------- Funeral Service at Portchester Crematorium

  • CHALK REX Passed

    CHALK REX Passed peacefully away July 19th, 2006. Goodnight Rex. Loving son Mike, wife Carolyn and granddaughter Amanda. XXX


    CLACK AUSTEN Passed away suddenly on July 16th, 2006 aged 95. Reunited with his beloved wife Kathleen. Sadly missed by his family and friends. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, July 28th in the West Chapel of Southampton Crematorium

  • LOOK

    LOOK WHO'S 60 ROB JONES Have a lovely birthday. Love from Lyn, Phil, Jo, Rich, Mike, Sarah and Tyler, also the two cats Smokey and Pepper.  X X


    BOLAND JANET (nee JURD) Much loved niece taken from us so suddenly with no chance to say goodbye. Rest In Peace. Jim and Chris.


    HANNAH BROWN 18 AT LAST Lots of love, Mum, Tony, Nanny, Richard and Rodney. X X X X Drinks are on you


    BOLAND JANET ANN nee JURD Taken suddenly on July 20th, 2006, aged 34 years. Dearly loved and sadly missed by her husband Ken, parents Dorothy and Steve and all her family. --------- Funeral Service at Holy Cross Church, Durley on Monday, July 31st at


    HARROWER DAVID Happy 30th David. Lots of love from all your family in Scotland. XXX Please get in touch.