• Rose tied for Masters lead

    HAMPSHIRE'S Justin Rose produced a brilliant opening round at the Masters, tying for the overnight lead in the first major of the year. The 27-year-old, who finished in a tie for fifth last year, carded a four-under-par 68, as the British contingent

  • Southampton FA Centenary - Innovative plan didn't last long

    IN 1924-25 the Junior Divisions 1 and 2 were established, with promotion and relegation between them. In 1927-28 the council made the innovative decision of introducing a semicounty league - the South Hants League - two regional divisions - the

  • Removal of additives recommendation given thumbs up

    Campaigners have come out to commend the Food Standards Authority after it recommended food colourings should be removed from foods. The FSA wants the E numbers to be removed from food products because of an "accumulating body of evidence" that they

  • Man charged after fatal road accident

    A man has been charged after an accident which killed an 84-year-old woman. Simon Kevin John Reeves, 33, from Bartley Road, Woodlands near Cadnam is accused of driving without due care and attention. On Monday, November 12, the van he was driving was

  • Call for ex-defence minister to attend Hercules inquest

    Former defence procurement minister Lord Drayson must attend the inquest of 10 British servicemen, including one from Hampshire, killed when their Hercules aircraft was shot down in Iraq to explain why the craft lacked a vital safety feature, a lawyer

  • How air-amb inspired action

    STAFF at a New Forest shopping centre have launched a fundraising initiative after watching air ambulance crews save a man's life. Paramedics flew to Ringwood Furlong Centre following reports that a man had suffered a heart attack and collapsed in the

  • Henge tops landmark poll

    STONEHENGE has been voted Britain's greatest landmark in a poll of Southampton residents. Big Ben, the White Cliffs of Dover, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye all made it into the top five. The only other local landmark to make it into

  • Tide of litter ruining Hampshire's beaches

    Click here to read the full report. HAMPSHIRE'S beaches are being ruined by an avalanche of discarded rubbish according to a new report out today. Plastic bags, bottles and cigarette butts are the worst offenders to litter the sea front at popular

  • The night the allies opened fire on a country pub

    AFTER more than five years of brutal conflict - and the loss of millions of lives - the end of the Second World War in Europe was finally within sight. The Western Allies had liberated France and were pushing Adolf Hitler's Nazis back into Germany

  • Letter could bring justice 22 years later

    SOMEONE, somewhere in Southampton, could be harbouring a dark secret that has been gnawing away at them for more than 20 years. He or she wrote an anonymous letter to detectives investigating the death of a woman who had been strangled and dumped

  • Alex to be naval officer by royal appointment

    A ROYAL Navy recruit from the New Forest has an appointment to appear before The Queen. Alex Wareham, from Ringwood, is due to be part of the prestigious Lord High Admiral's Divisions at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth next Thursday. The

  • ECB allows Bond to play for Hampshire

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has given Shane Bond the go-ahead to play for Hampshire this season. The New Zealand fast bowler's availability was is in doubt because of his involvement in the Indian Cricket League, the rebel Twenty20 competition

  • Companies should remove food additives

    Manufacturers should voluntarily remove six artificial food colourings from their products, the board of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommended today. The FSA wants the E numbers to be removed from food products because of an "accumulating body

  • Thieves steal charity box from Jack's pub

    BURGLARS forced their way into lonely drinker Jack Hammond's favourite watering hole to steal charity cash afterhours - just days after Jack's appeal for pub buddies was highlighted in the Daily Echo. The culprits smashed a window to get inside

  • Credit card receipts dumped in city driveway

    DOZENS of drivers were left open to credit card fraud after receipts containing their details were dumped, it has been claimed. About 100 receipts - complete with peoples' names, credit card numbers and the cards' start and expiry dates - were

  • Remembering Titanic

    Southampton will stage a series of events to commemorate the tragedy Exactly 96 years ago, on April 10, 1912, the greatest passenger liner of her time gently eased away from the Southampton dockside, her decks packed with excited passengers all looking

  • Eyewitness accounts will go under hammer

    Two rare and dramatic eyewitness accounts from before and after the sinking of Titanic have been made available for sale. One of them is a harrowing letter written by a passenger on a ship which stopped at the disaster site in heavy fog just days

  • Some men say I look awesome - but others don't like it

    MOST women would shudder at the prospect of standing on a stage wearing nothing but a skimpy bikini. But Marina Cornwall hasn't got the body of most women. She is a world bodybuilding champion with killer abs, super toned thighs and the ability to

  • Water bus to link Southampton & Portsmouth?

    A HIGH-SPEED Solent waterbus connecting Southampton with Portsmouth has been proposed as part of a massive £2.6 billion upgrade of South Hampshire's transport network. The £15m waterbus service would provide a new way of travelling between

  • A final royal visit before QE2 sails away

    IT will be one of the saddest of farewells, when the nation's two favourite Queens meet up for the last time in Southampton later this year. As reported on the site yesterday the Queen will be in the city's docks to say a fond goodbye to the legendary

  • Search that has ended in tragedy

    FOR eight weeks she had clung to the hope that her missing husband was still alive. Corin Martin never stopped believing that the man she described as "the love of my life" would be found safe and well. But fears for the safety of Southampton taxi driver

  • Thieves target prestige cars in night of high speed crime

    A POLICE patrol car was rammed as a gang tried to escape after stealing top-ofthe- range cars from driveways. The thieves had spent the night breaking into homes in Southampton, Hedge End, Eastleigh and Chandler's Ford while the owners were asleep

  • City consumes year’s resources in four months

    WINCHESTER has claimed another first, but it is one it is unlikely to boast about. It is the first city in the country to consume its share of the Earth's resources for the entire year, according to a new report. The Hampshire county town will go

  • Couple guilty of neglecting ponies

    A HAMPSHIRE couple have been banned from keeping horses for ten years after being found guilty of neglecting their own animals. Anthony Ward and Sarah Moore of Oaklea Farm, Agars Lane, Sway, were charged after a neighbour spotted the poor condition of

  • Robin Hood helps Rotary collection

    ARMED with buckets rather than bows and arrows, Robin Hood and his Merry Men hijacked Southampton's Itchen Bridge to raise thousands of pounds for two Hampshire charities. Members of Hedge End Breakfast Rotary Club stormed the tollbooths at theWoolston

  • Get the Paris Hilton look – for £17.20!

    SHE IS usually seen in the latest fashions dripping with designer labels bought from the trendiest boutiques of Hollywood. Paris Hilton is usually photographed in an elegant pose clad in sequins and stilettos and even with matching pooch under her

  • Lyndhurst matters No 2

    IT IS hardly surprising that the two options for the Lyndhurst bypass have been turned down. As the area is a National Park now the reason for a by-pass has ever evaporated. There is more a need for a park and the use of alternative routes such as A338

  • Lyndhurst matters No. 1

    AS a one-time resident of Lyndhurst, I would like to take this opportunity to say that the decision by local residents and councillors to oppose the proposed bypasses is conservative to the point of being reactionary. The possible belief that sea levels

  • Try putting names to letters

    I AM becoming increasingly concerned in respect of the number of anonymous letters you publish each day, whether from Friend of the Forest' - Baldy Badger drives me mad, or the two Name and Address supplied' - Why Don't They Listen and a New School and

  • Pleasant service with a smile is so uplifting

    LAST Saturday one of my back tyres went down though not completely. I arrived at the local garage and endeavoured to pump it up. I am not good at doing this. A young man called Michael stopped and offered his help. I find this unusual today. He found

  • Autumn Splendour is a delight

    I LOVE the Caught on Camera photos. Though I must comment on the Autumn Splendour in the photo by Scott Mason. Subject Eyeworth Pond, Fritham, New Forest in the Daily Echo. My late grandfather Bert Smith was a New Forest keeper and I walked round that

  • Sembal House dismay

    PLEASE could you print my letter so the powers that be' will know how sad we feel. Sembal House Resource Centre for physically disabled adults has informed us they are to close down in the foreseeable future. Everyone is shattered! Southampton City

  • Grants handout in the Forest

    SEVEN voluntary organisations in the New Forest have benefited from more than £23,000 in Hampshire County Council grants. Organisations for older people and those with physical and learning disabi l ities will benefit from the money. Hampshire

  • City docks win £1m freight ferry deal from Portsmouth

    SOUTHAMPTON docks has won business worth an estimated £1m a year from south coast rivals Ports-mouth in a move that could have far-reaching political consequences. Channel Island freight service Heulin Renouf (HR) is to move its container ferry link

  • VT staff raise £35,000 by baking cakes

    TOP executives from Hampshire defence giant VT proved to be a dab hand in the kitchen when they raised £35,423 for charity by baking cakes. The group of 80 top managers from across the Hedge End based firm's 14,000-strong multi-billion-pound global business

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: NYK Virgo, container, 0330, 207; Summit, passenger, 0430, 101; Autotransporter, roro, 0615, 201; AP Moller, container, 0700, 206; Argos, cargo, 1130, 108; Oceana, passenger, 1800, 38/9; CFL patron, cargo, 1830

  • Wayne celebrates the birthday he thought he would never see

    IT was a landmark birthday his family never expected him to see. Eight years ago Wayne Howard's life hung in the balance after he was critically injured in a serious motorbike accident and his family was told to expect the worst. The father-of-three

  • Parlour: St Mary's perfect for 'Bally' match

    RAY PARLOUR believes St Mary's is the perfect venue to host the Alan Ball Memorial Trophy game. Ex-Arsenal and Middlesbrough man Parlour is one of the England Legends players who will take part in game against Scotland on Thursday, May 15. His former

  • Pearson: We must keep it going

    Nigel Pearson has told his players the sensational win over Bristol City will "count for nothing" if they don't continue in the same vein. The Saints boss remained level headed throughout some tough recent times and is trying to ensure feet stay on the

  • Charlton to field rookie keeper against Saints

    SAINTS will come up against a young goalkeeper with just one Charlton league game to his name this weekend. Rob Elliot, 21, came on after just three minutes of last weekend's 2-1 win at Plymouth after regular No 1 Nicky Weaver was red carded for handling

  • School move at least five years away

    THE move of a Hampshire secondary school to a greenfield site will not happen for at least five years, says its head teacher. Perins School in Alresford has been considering selling its current site in the centre of the town and moving to farmland

  • Hampshire woman defies Olympic protests

    A SOUTHAMPTON businesswoman has told why she defied the protests to take part in the controversial Olympic torch relay. Chinese-born Joanne Zeng said she did it so that people should remember what the historic flame stands for. As pro-Tibet

  • Youth opts for prison over community service

    A SOUTHAMPTON teenager opted to go to prison rather than complete a community service order because he felt others on it were mocking him, the city crown court heard. James Moody had been given the 150-hour course as well as a fourmonth suspended

  • WOODS JEFF Remembering

    WOODS JEFF Remembering my dear nephew Jeff, who passed away nine years ago. A very nice man and loyal friend. Always loved and remembered by Stan. 


    SHEPPARD MICK Passed away on Monday, April 7th, 2008, aged 67 years. See you later Fats (but not yet). Your loving wife Ben. X X X --- Good fight Dad. Love you, your son Russ and Jane. --- Glad you are not in pain anymore.  Love you Dad, your best girl


    ROBINSON ALMA (DORIS) Sadly passed away April 5th, 2008. Aged 82. Reunited with Reg, her beloved Husband.  Much loved Mother of Derek, Elaine and Dawn. Will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and good friend Mick. ---------


    OSMAN CYRIL (FORMERLY OF NORTH BADDESLEY, ROMSEY) Passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2008 at St. Basils Christian Care Home aged 81 years. Reunited with his beloved Wife Eileen. ---------- Dad, you were my Best Friend. I will miss you so very much,


    LOADER ALEX Alex darling night, night. Sleep tight. Will love and miss you always. God Bless. John, Nanette, Greg and Georgia. X X X X 


    LEWIN PAULINE Passed away on April 5th, 2008 in Countess Mountbatten House. Will be sadly missed and will always have a special place in our hearts. Reunited with Des. Lots of love, Anne, Steve, Lauren, Lucy, Janice, Eric, Matt and Laura. X X X ------

  • COOPER MIKE Loved,

    COOPER MIKE Loved, remembered and missed every day. Iris, Gary, Geoff and all the family.  

  • Dean

    Dean Mullen  Not so cute now!!!  Have a great day and enjoy your 1st "legal"drink!!!!!  Lots of love, Mum, Dad, Robby, Mimi and Billy.  X X X X 


    BENFIELD NORMAN PERCIVAL (JIM) Passed away suddenly in his sleep at home on April 5th, 2008. Now reunited with his beloved Wife Jean. He will be greatly missed by his daughters Sandra and Gwenda, son-in-law David and grandson Robert.  "Forever in our


    LOADER ALEX My Son I have to hear the laughter you gave us all, it will console me. I know you are by our sides because you would never have left us, but I gladly let your spirit fly with the doves of peace. You are after all unforgettable Night darling


    ADAMES DONALD GEORGE (DON) Passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2008 at Countess Mountbatten House. Much loved Husband of Phyl and Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather of us all. ------------ Funeral at Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel on Tuesday


    LOADER ALEX For Alex my beloved Grandson. Will miss you for my complete life. You were a great comfort and help mate for years, helping me in the garden and doing home jobs.  We will meet again my love, and be happy again together. God Bless you, till


    SMITH HAROLD ROY Long serving member of Southampton Post Office Services from boy to his retirement in the mid 90's. Passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, after a short illness, aged 80 years. Dearly loved Husband to Eileen,

  • LOADER ALEX Alex-Nips At

    LOADER ALEX Alex-Nips At peace now my son, never forgotten, always in my heart. Yours always forever. Dad. I will always love you. X 

  • Emily

    Emily Bell You're a teenager. Have a lovely day. Love always Nan and Grandad. X X X X 

  • CORPS DORIS Retired

    CORPS DORIS Retired school teacher of Southampton. Duncan Pomeroy and Margaret Jerrard (nee Pomeroy) are sad to report the death of their much loved Cousin, Doris Corps on March 27th, 2008, aged 92 years. ---------- Her Funeral Service will take place


    LOADER ALEX So many people love you, may their love wrap you up and keep you warm.  Fondest memories, love Aunty Chris, H and family. 


    GRAVES WINIFRED JOAN (Formerly of Portal Road) Passed away suddenly on April 3rd, 2008 at Southampton General Hospital aged 88 years. Much loved Mum of Georgina, Sandra and Clive. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at St. Mary's Church, Sholing on


    ROOKE WALTER (CARLIE) Dear Brother of Lilian and the late John, Brother-in-law of Joyce and Uncle of Richard, Colin and Susan. Loved and remembered always. 


    MCBURNIE ALMA  Passed away peacefully in her own home on Easter Sunday March 23rd, 2008 aged 93 years.  As Alma's eldest son, I know my Mother is still with me, I miss you already. X X X X  Reunited with Husband Del.  Goodnight, God Bless Mum.  All our


    LANGRIDGE MARJORY JOAN 27.10.1918 - 01.03.2008 Passed away peacefully at St. Johns Nursing Home aged 89 years. Much loved Mum of June, Nigel, Sharon and families. ------------ Funeral Service to be held at Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel on Wednesday


    LOADER ALEX Our Brother and Best Friend, a devastating loss, life will never be the same without you. Loves ya, Sally and Carey. X X ----- A loving Uncle, Best Friend and Father figure. We looked up to you and adored you. Always loving and caring. Love


    TUCKER HENRY WILLIAM JOHN Wife Marjorie and son Alan wish to express their sincere thanks to all family and friends for cards and floral tributes following their recent sad loss.  Please accept this as a personal thank you. 

  • BEVIS GRACE (Formerly

    BEVIS GRACE (Formerly  REDLEY) Passed peacefully away on March 30th, 2008, aged 98 years. Reunited with her beloved Jack.  Will be sadly missed by her daughters Pam and Gillian, son-in-law Bob, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandson

  • Peggy

    Peggy Wright Happy belated 13th birthday (thanks to your eldest brother). With love from Barry, Bob, Chris, Julie, John, Bindy, Colin, Neil, Lorraine, Eloise, Chloe, Joe, Lenny X X X X 


    LOADER ALEX Our Alex, I always loved you and always will. You can rest now my lovely and we will remember all our wonderful times together All my love, Bobby. X 


    EARWAKER FRANK Joan would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours, also staff at Maypole Nursing Centre for their kindness to Frank in his long illness. Also for cards and support at this sad time. 


    LOADER ALEX STEVEN Lost to us on March 27th, 2008. If our love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. You will always be in our hearts. Beloved son Steve and Viv, Brother to Sally and Carey, Uncle to Alex, Alistair, Charlotte and Olivia,


    GASSPARRO DAVE 'GASSY' Will be sadly missed. Remembering the laughs, Gill, Gorman, Bill, Lisa and kids, Maura and Jess.  ---------- Funeral to be held on April 14th at 9.45 a.m. at Southampton Crematorium. 


    STENSON KEITH He would not have wanted tears or fuss, just to be remembered by all of us.  Much loved and valued friend of Pat and Eve. X X 

  • ARIES TOM Peacefully

    ARIES TOM Peacefully in hospital on April 7th, 2008. Aged 80 years. Loving Husband of Avril and Dad of Debbie and Steven. Grandfather to Abi, Flo, Mitch and Charlie. He will be sadly missed. ---------- Funeral Service at Bournemouth Crematorium on Wednesday

  • The

    The Twinnies Dawn and Lindsey  Lovely then and still beautiful today.  Have a lovely day.  Lots of love and kisses  Mum, Dad and the family. XX XX 

  • Molly-Rhianne

    Molly-Rhianne Lebbern 13 Today! Happy Birthday Beautiful. Love Mum, Dad, Danielle, Megan, Nanny and Grandad Murrey, Grandma, Nanny and Grandad Lebbern, Aunties, Uncles and Cousins. X X X 


    CAUSEBROOK ROBERT "GEOFF" The family of the late Geoff Causebrook would like to thank family and friends for their kindness and support during their recent loss and also for donations. Please accept this as a personal thank you. 


    VIOLET  and  GORDON  HENDLEY Congratulations and best wishes on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary, with love from all the family. X X X 


    GRAVES WINIFRED JOAN (Nee DOWNER) Mum Kept safe in our hearts and thoughts, love Sandra and Cliff. ----- Nan Not ever gone, just moved on. Grandchildren, respected partners and great grandchildren. 


    LOADER ALEX Hi Alex I hope that you are ok where you are now. I love you with all my heart. Lots of love from Sonny Jones. X X X X X 

  • LOADER ALEX Goodnight

    LOADER ALEX Goodnight my gentle nephew. Rest peacefully, Auntie Carolyn, Mark, Ruth and Jade. X X X X