• Determined Carberry digs deep for England Lions

    A patient Michael Carberry innings and a thrilling Luke Wright century helped the England Lions on a difficult first day against New Zealand at the Rose Bowl. Hampshire left-hander Carberry opened the batting with Lions captain Robert Key and hit a vital

  • Hants suffer double injury blow at Taunton

    CLOSE: Somerset are 159-1 (Trescothick 62*, Langer 34*) from 41 overs, needing a further 74 runs to make Hampshire bat again Hampshire suffered two more injury blows before their hopes of a first Championship win of the season were dented by Marcus

  • Round the Island Dace latest

    The current holder of the top trophy for the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race will be racing to raise funds for charity in 2008. Edward Donald, from Winchester, in the Folkboat Madelaine beat 590 boats in the IRC Division to take the

  • Waiting is over for Oliver as his official role is restored

    ONE of the New Forest's top public figures has been reappointed after months of speculation about his future in the post. The Official Verderer, the former barrister Oliver Crosthwaite Eyre, was only given the news of his reappointment on the day that

  • Anke just pipped for BBC musicians’ final

    AN outstanding New Forest clarinet player has narrowly missed out on a place in the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition. Thousands of viewers saw 18-year-old Anke Batty, pictured, showing off her talent against four other talented players during

  • Mobile homes purge

    NATIONAL Park chiefs have launched a crackdown on people who flout planning laws by installing mobile homes on their land without permission. The New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) has vowed to take residents to court if they ignore enforcement

  • Quiet man of action made an MBE

    HIS long and distinguished police career began in Southampton docks more than 31 years ago. Since then Randy Otter has worked tirelessly, professionally and for charity. Today his unrelenting hard work, which saw him cycle the length of the

  • Damien and Jesus hunted by police

    A MAN nicknamed Jesus and another known only as Damien are being sought by police following an alleged false imprisonment of three men at a Hampshire car wash. Officers raided the garage which has a forecourt used for a car wash and valet business

  • Former Saints player arrested

    A former Saints footballer was penalised by police for being abusive. Ex-winger Perry Groves, 43, was given a fixed penalty notice after being arrested in the town. Groves won two league championship medals and a league cup medal while playing for

  • Cathedral boss set to leave post

    THE man behind the controversial developments in Winchester Cathedral Close is leaving this summer after five years in the post. Receiver General Adrian Munns has worked hard to overcome the cathedral's financial problems. He oversaw the Christmas markets

  • Bland in fine form in Italy

    RICHARD Bland produced an excellent first round at the Italian Open to give himself an opportunity of his first top ten finish of the season. The Hampshire golfer, ranked 605th in the world, carded a four-under par 68 at the Castello di Tolcinasco

  • Saints bid link continues

    There have been further reports today of an imminent bid for Saints. It has been common knowledge for some time that a consortium featuring Jonathan Fulthorpe, John Cousins and Dave Merrington were planning a move for the club. But up until now

  • Saints strip tease for fans

    SAINTS have today released tantalising new images of next season's Umbro kit. Andrew Surman is seen modelling the new home strip but with the shirt covered by it's release date - June 13 - with an away kit, two goalkeeper kits and an extensive

  • Child abuse charges against ex-council leader dropped

    Child abuse charges against a former leader of Hampshire County Council have been dropped. All legal proceedings against Freddie Emery-Wallis have ended after the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute. Mr Emery-Wallis

  • Man set for £100K pay-out if grandson plays for England

    A HAMPSHIRE grandfather is set to win £100,000 if his six-month-old grandson plays rugby union for England by the age of 25. Les Heyhoe, of St Vincent Road, Gosport, was so impressed when baby George Brown threw a rugby ball-shaped balloon to him, that

  • Oil giants urged to respond to Fawley safety concerns

    UNIONS have demanded petroleum giants Esso and ExxonMobil listen to the fears of their workers that a major accident could occur at Fawley oil refinery. Their call came as the Daily Echo's exclusive report on a damning Government health and safety investigation

  • Inspiring an Ode to Autumn

    ENGLISH poet John Keats, pictured, wrote Ode to Autumn during a stay in Winchester in 1819. He took his inspiration from his daily walk past the cathedral, college and through the water meadows.

  • City's bad phone theft record

    SOUTHAMPTON has been named the eighth worst city in the UK for mobile phone theft. The study by CPP, a life assistance business, revealed Cambridge had the worst record followed by Leicester and London. Belfast and Norwich experienced the fewest thefts

  • Bishop’s prayers for Burmese

    THE Bishop of Winchester the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt was last night desperately trying to contact church counterparts in cyclone hit Burma. With tens of thousands missing it was feared that the death toll could be more than 60,000. The massive

  • Blood from 2,500 donors thrown out

    BLOOD from 2,500 donors had to be thrown away after Southampton's blood refrigeration system broke down. The donations were discarded when the refrigeration plant at the city's National Blood Service depot failed for four days. The blood had to be thrown

  • Taxi drivers' dress code

    I AM vice-chairman of the Southampton Unite/T&G cab section. We have always advocated that taxi drivers should be dressed in appropriate attire. The report Headline No More Hoodie Cabbies (Daily Echo, April 29) once again gives the taxi trade a bad press

  • Run a marathon in aid of charity

    We, the Meningitis Trust, are looking to fill our guaranteed places for the Bank of America Chicago and Real, - Berlin marathons, both taking place later this year. These events provide the ideal challenge for people hoping to achieve something impressive

  • E-mail is so much more efficient

    I NOTE that my local Conservative MP, Dr Julian Lewis, thinks that he and his staff have no need for e-mail, relying on the good old tradition of letter writing (Letters, May 1). I have been using e-mail for so long that I can hardly imagine life without

  • Join in Fruity Friday

    IT is not too late to get involved in this year's Fruity Friday on May 16. Fruity Friday is World Cancer Research Fund's annual event that helps us raise awareness about the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables. As well as being a fun way

  • Join us at charity concert

    On June 7, long term Meningitis Trust supporter, Martin Hudson will be holding a special charity concert at the Temple Methodist Church, Upper High Street, Taunton. Somerset. Martin's support for the Trust began after his family received much-needed

  • Tories gain

    At the last General Election, the Labour candidate told people to vote Liberal Democrat in New Forest East and the outcome was a bad result because even then, as people did not want to have Blair as Prime Minister. Now in the Southampton, because Lib

  • We're fighting for UK's interests

    I am writing in response to recent letters about Britain's membership of the European Union. We're all aware that EU Ddrectives have dictated the curvature of our bananas and cucumbers, decimated our fishing and farming industries, and been the cause

  • What would really impress me with councillors

    COUNCILLOR Don Thomas (In My View, April 30) nearly had me in tears telling us how devoted he is in being a ward councillor in Coxford. How on earth did the people of Coxford get on without him? I tell you how they got on, with all the councillors that

  • Join in Fruity Friday

    IT is not too late to get involved in this year's Fruity Friday on May 16. Fruity Friday is World Cancer Research Fund's annual event that helps us raise awareness about the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables. As well as being a fun way

  • Day centre facing the axe

    A VITAL day centre used by disabled people across Southamp-ton is today facing the axe, Daily Echo can reveal. As many as 120 disabled people, their carers and their relatives have vowed to fight to save the threatened Sembal House resource centre, pictured

  • DVD to tackle racism at work

    A DVD is being launched to help businesses and organisations in Southampton tackle racism in the workplace. The ten-minute film was made in the city and features people from the community talking about how they have dealt with racist abuse and also

  • Banker Pat plots course for Scorpion expansion

    A FORMER City banker and boating enthusiast has bought more than half of luxury Hampshire RIB builder Scorpion. Thanks to the undisclosed investment from Patrick Byrne, pictured right, the Lymington-based company now aims to step-up production of its

  • Fabric Warehouse is latest to be unravelled by crunch

    CURTAINS to cushions retailer Fabric Warehouse, which has three Hampshire stores, has become the latest victim of the credit crunch, collapsing into administration yesterday. Workers at the Southampton branch of the homeware chain are safe after it

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal Southampton arrivals: Autotransporter, roro, 0200, 201; DYVI Pamplona, roro, 0330, 43; Don Carlos, vehicle, 0500, 34/35; Tasco, vehicle, 0730, 38/9; BG Rotterdam, container, 0800, 204; OOCL Belgium, container, am, 205; Arklow Rival

  • Woman threatened to set herself on fire

    A YOUNG woman sparked a fire alert in Southampton after she threatened to set fire to herself in a block of flats. Firefighters and two ambulances were put on standby outside the flats in Redbridge Lane at about 9pm last night after the 28-year-old woman

  • Pearson planning for next season

    Nigel Pearson is targeting a greater consistency from his team if he is Saints boss next season. Pearson is continuing with his planning for next season despite not being sure whether he will be retained as manager by the new incoming board - either

  • That’s eggstraordinary!

    IT was an eggstraordinary effort for one Hampshire hen. At 3.38 inches in length and weighing seven ounces it's an egg that would bring tears to a chicken's eyes. The giant egg was laid by a hen at the Little Acre farm in Sway where Dean Sambers - pictured

  • Business strides out for charity

    Businesses from across Hampshire are joining forces and lacing up their trainers to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. More than 40 senior managers from companies including BAA, Ford and Fortis Insurance got out of bed early to pledge their support

  • Face the music time for failed Labour chiefs

    DEFEATED Labour council chiefs in Southampton will face party members tonight to explain their election disaster amid accusations of internal fighting. The meeting comes as the race to replace ousted leader June Bridle is understood to have boiled down

  • Prison inmates used buckets as toilets

    A PRISON for sex offenders came under fire today as being "unacceptable" in the 21st century after inmates were forced to use buckets instead of a toilet. Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers said the sanitary system on five wings at HMP Albany on

  • Learning is child's play for Freegrounds kids

    LEARNING is fun at one Hampshire Junior school described as "outstanding" by inspectors. Pupils, staff, governors and parents are delighted with Freeground Junior School's latest Ofsted which received the highest grade possible. Inspectors described

  • Student with psychopathic disorder grabbed three young girls

    A SIXTH form student who pounced on young girls has been sent to a special Hampshire unit for treatment. The teenager accosted three girls and repeatedly tried to intercept another riding her bike home. He also groped a classmate. Judge Graham White


    LONGMAN LILY MAY Late of Twiggs Lane, Marchwood. Passed peacefully away 'at The Birches' on May 2nd, 2008, in her 100th year. Dear Mother of Phillip and David, Mother-in-law of Ann. Gran of Roy, Tina, Ruth and their families. Great Grandmother and Great


    MEECH ARTHUR Three years have gone since you left us on May 8th 2005. As you are in our thoughts today and every day. From Michael and Ellen. 


    LANHAM AUDREY Passed away peacefully in Southampton General Hospital on April 30th, 2008 aged 84. Will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, May 13th at Southampton Crematorium West Chapel at 12.45

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    Sam Dickson  Happy Birthday to my best friend.  Have a great day.   Love you lots, Julie.  X X X X X 

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    Aaron Hughes (Mummy's Little Soldier !) Happy Birthday Aaron. Love Mum, Dad, Sharon, Lee, Luke and Erin X X. 


    WESTGARTH KENNETH Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. His life was full of kindly deeds, always thoughtful of others needs. Loving, generous, unselfish, kind, a beautiful memory left behind. Forever in our thoughts and minds. Your loving


    CHIVERS IRIS Passed away on April 30th, 2008 aged 88 years. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all her family and friends. ---------- A celebration of her life is to be held on Friday, May 8th, 2008 at 3.40 p.m. at Southampton Crematorium and afterwards


    GRIFFIN BOB Son of Connie and Harold, (deceased) Brother to Richard and Gerald, Partner to Chris, Dad to Claire and for Kay and Kim, Grandad for Emmie. Dear God, please take care of him, he was the best. Sorry about his jokes, but he did make us laugh


    LIGHTFOOT  GEOFFREY FRANK 6.8.1927 - 3.5.2008 Passed away peacefully in a nursing home in Brisbane, Australia. Much loved Husband of June and dearly loved Father of Nicky and Anthony. Sadly missed by all his family in Australia and the UK. ---------- 

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    WRIGHT IVY Passed away suddenly at home on April 5th 2008 aged 83 years. Rest in peace. ------------ Funeral Service at Southampton Crematorium West Chapel on Monday, May 19th at 12.15 p.m. Flowers or donations if desired for Wessex Cancer Trust may be


    MAUNDERS NORMAN The Family would like to thank everyone for their sympathy, cards and donations to The MND Association, Southampton. Please accept this as a personal thank you. 


    SIMMONS MAVIS V In loving memory of a dear Wife, Mother, GrandMum, Aunt, Sister and good Friend to many. Three years ago God took your hand, your pain was eased and our hearts were broken. You are gone from our lives but never from our thoughts. Until


    WALKER IRIS VALERIE In loving memory of Iris Walker, who was suddenly taken from us on May 3rd, 2008. Wife of Colin, Mother of Bev', Darren, Michael and Clive and also a loving Grandmother. ---------- Funeral Service at Basingstoke Crematorium on Thursday


    McINALLY ALLY Even in the worst weathers you will always be our little ray of sunshine. Bless you, Flipper. 


    JACOBS ROBIN 'JAKE' Passed away one year ago today on May 8th, 2007. So very greatly loved and missed by all his family. 


    HOLT ALICE Died peacefully on April 28th, 2008, aged 90. Mum, you will be sadly missed by family and friends. Goodnight and God Bless. ----------- Requiem Mass will be held at St. Boniface Church, Shirley at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday May 14th, 2008.  Family


    GEAR BETTY  JANE Passed peacefully away. Dearest Sister-in-law to Derek and Peggy. Dear Aunt to Kim, Darrell and family. Rest in peace. 


    WHITLOCK GLEN HUSBAND AND DAD Every day is hard because you are not here. On your 51st Birthday we should be able to cheer. Always thinking of you, each and every day. Happy Birthday to someone special, is all we want to say. Forever in our hearts. Lyn


    FORBES ANDREW JAMES Suddenly on April 30th, aged 35. Dearly beloved Son of the late John and Gill, Brother of Matt and dear Husband of Sophy and dearest Daddy of Olivia and Harry. Funeral Service at Harwood Park Crematorium, Stevenage on Monday May 12th

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    TO OUR SISTER MO Congratulations on your 60th Birthday, Happy Birthday to you. Love Carol and Christine. 


    ATTWOOD ERIC "JOHN"  Passed peacefully away May 2nd, 2008 in his 86th year. ------------ Dearest Dad.  Gone from our lives but not from our hearts, free from sorrow and pain, at peace now with Mum again.  Miss you so much.  Love Jen and Gray. X X X --


    STEELE MARY GERALDINE Loving Wife and Mum. Died suddenly on May 5th, 2008.  ---------- Funeral Service at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Shirley on Monday, May 12th at 12 noon.  Respectfully request no black clothing and family flowers only, however donations


    KAPUR JEAN Nee HAMPTON Beloved Wife of Raj.  Passed away suddenly on Friday, May 2nd, 2008.  Will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Sleep well Darling, God Bless.  ---------- Funeral Service to be held at 1.30 p.m


    HAYMAN PAULINA One year on.  Happy memories we shared on your birthdays. Love I will cherish forever. Eric. X X X 


    PERRATON PHILIP JOHN (of Marchwood) Sadly passed away on April 30th, 2008 aged 97 years. Will be greatly missed by his family and friends. ------------- Funeral Service to take place on Monday, May 19th, 2008 at Southampton Crematorium West Chapel at


    HOARE DOROTHY MARY (Nee ABBOTT) What we would give to see you smile, to sit and talk to you awhile. To have you here in the same old way would be our dearest wish today. Dearly loved Sister-in-law of Pat and Dusty. Much loved Auntie of Chris and Lynn,


    TAYLOR BARBARA MAY In loving memory of my dear Wife, birthday May 8th.  All my love, Harold and family. X X X 


    BRITTELL WILLIAM (BILL) Passed away on May 3rd, 2008. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on May 19th at 1.40 p.m. No flowers please. Donations to Breast Cancer. 


    CLEAL WALTER JOHN (JACK) Ex Thornycroft Electrician. Dearly loved Brother of Joan. Passed away peacefully at Southampton General Hospital on May 2nd, 2008. Rest in peace Jack, all our love Joan, Pete, nieces Susan and Angela and their families. ------


    ADAMS KATHLEEN AMELIA Left this life on April 26th, 2008. Beloved Mother to Audrey, Grandmother to Steve and Jill, Great Grandmother to Joseph. Sincere thanks to the staff at The Home of Comfort, Southsea, for their devoted care these last years. At peace