• Five minutes that could save your life

    Southampton shoppers were given a free five-minute city centre health check. Organisers told shoppers one way to a healthy lifestyle is to cut down on the boozing. They said that those who cut down on the alcohol were likely to have less fat, lower

  • Ventnor have eyes fixed on fifth title

    IT'S three out of three for Ventnor, whose bid for a fifth successive Premier 2 crown has made a positive start. They won by three wickets at Old Tauntonians & Romsey, but are mindful of the mounting challenge coming from Rowledge, the other

  • Haycock’s classy innings helps St Cross win thriller

    FERGUS Haycock struck a superb 97 not out to guide St Cross Symondians II to a thrilling four-wicket win after being set a hefty 245 by Premier 3 rivals Trojans. The Stoneham club were optimistic of their own victory chances when Simon Williams

  • Totton blitz Bournemouth

    TOTTON & ELING launched a blistering 62-run barrage in four overs immediately before tea to end any hopes Bournemouth had of celebrating a third successive Southern Electric ECB Premier 1 victory. By the end of the 46th over at Southern

  • Havant deal Bashley heaviest defeat

    BASHLEY suffered their heaviest-ever Southern Electric ECB Premier 1 defeat after being hit for a massive 285 by runrampant Havant. They collapsed to 88 all out and suffered a thumping 197- run loss against the reigning Division 1 champions,

  • Photographer cleared of assaulting Heather Mills

    A HAMPSHIRE photographer found guilty of assaulting Heather Mills as he tried to take her picture today had his conviction quashed after a court heard she was too stressed to attend his appeal hearing. Jay Kaycappa was sentenced to a 140-hour community

  • Lasting memorial to SS Persia’s tragic end

    Descendents of passengers who died when a German U-boat attacked the P&O liner, SS Persia, more than 90 years ago, have praised the new exhibition at Buckler's Hard as "a permanent memorial'' to those who were lost following the torpedo attack. For David

  • Tale of treachery, love and treasure

    It was a savage act of war from which a legacy of beauty still remains and now this remarkable story of treachery, secret love and lost treasure is being retold in a new Hampshire exhibition from today. The SS Persia exhibition being opened at the Maritime

  • Morgan's a gas

    CLASSIC British manufacturer Morgan's futuristic LifeCar is to make its UK debut at The Co-operative Ins-urance Eden Project Sexy Green Car Show, opening on Friday. The show runs at the unique environmental project near St Austell in Cornwall until May

  • Ottons win sales title

    OTTONS Land Rover has been named as the regional Sales Dealer-ship of the Year for 2008 at the 4x4 manufacturer's annual Dealer of the Year competition. The Old Sarum Park dealership was presented with the coveted award for its dedication to sales, customer

  • Iveco for Meachers

    MEACHERS Group is now operating a 100 per cent Iveco fleet from its Southampton depot after taking delivery of 20 new Iveco Stralis 6x2 twin-steer tractor units to join 30 similar models already in operation. Supplied by local dealer Hendy Van and Truck

  • Yam fazed in

    ALL THE Star Trek jokes have been done about Yamaha's Fazer, but the 1,000cc FZ1 is stunning. It's practical too, which I really like, as do many motorcyclists with intention of spending a long time in the saddle and covering many miles. Which is why

  • Rose ready for Wentworth challenge

    JUSTIN Rose will look to kick-start his troubled season back in the UK this week, in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 27-year-old Hampshire golfer, who now bases himself largely in Florida, will tee off at 12.45pm in Thursday's first round

  • Ace Leon starts on Podium

    Local team, local rider, British Superbikes! Leon Morris, 21, from Stockbridge, has this year signed for local race team Brookspeed Moto Rapido Racing to ride a Ducati 1098R in the British Superbike Privateer cup. Originally planning to be in the Superstock

  • Fun on H-D's hot rod

    MR R Burns, noted Scottish bard, wrote "to see ourselves as others see us" about a nit. Not the nit on the Harley-Davidson Nightster (me) but a nit found in the hair, writes Tony Long. I've included the photo to show the smooth lines of one of H-Ds sleekest

  • Tiger earns its stripes

    IN KEEPING with an earlier foray into poetic muse: Tiger Tiger shining bright, In the forest of the night. Triumph's designers got it right. Okay, I'm no Kipling - can't even bake good cakes - but the Triumph Tiger is one bike that has proven to be

  • Hants sign Nantie Hayward

    Hampshire will complete the signing of former South Africa fast bowler Nantie Hayward tomorrow. The 31-year-old played the last of his 16 Tests in 2004 and will join Hampshire as a Kolpak signing until the end of the season. Last season he played

  • Artist's sketch proved invaluable

    IT was an artist's sketch drawn from the memory of a traumatised 14-year-old girl - and it was to prove invaluable in the hunt for the rapist 14 years later. When detectives working on the reinvestigation of the sports centre rape were told of

  • Unlawful killing verdict over Lewis Singleton death

    A CORONER has criticised the tagging system that was supposed to be monitoring a man when be stabbed to death a popular Southampton teenager. Rikki Johnson, 19, was in breach of a curfew that the tag was supposed to be monitoring when he murdered Lewis

  • We always believed we would catch him

    THE officer leading the reinvestigation today said she was "delighted" that the victims and their families could finally see justice done. Speaking after Young's sentencing, Det Chief Insp Rachel Farrell, said: "They have waited a long time for

  • When I saw my rapist in court I just saw a pathetic old man

    ALL she wanted was the chance to look him in the eye. It was 14 years ago when predator Derek Young raped her at knifepoint, stealing her childhood innocence. Sat in a courtroom his victim - now a woman settled with her own family - yesterday

  • Green light for new aircraft carriers

    THE Ministry of Defence has given the green light for the construction of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, which will be partially built in Hampshire. The HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the biggest and most powerful

  • Words of tribute as family mourn Rosi

    A SOUTHAMPTON brother has spoken of his grief after his younger sister fell to her death from a third floor window. Alex Boxall spoke after his 19-year-old sister Rosimeiri died of injuries suffered in the fall. Two girls arrested over the death

  • The VW Touareg King of Cowes at Skandia Cowes Week

    LaserPerformance (Europe) Ltd and Volkswagen are delighted to announce that 2008 sees the return of the Volkswagen Touareg King of Cowes at Skandia Cowes Week regatta being staged on Friday 1st August. The question is, who will be crowned King this

  • The iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week

    The iShares Cup Sailing Series makes its much-anticipated return to Skandia Cowes Week this year, with the exciting Extreme 40 catamarans again bringing their breed of crash-and-burn racing to the first three days of the regatta (August 2-4). Following

  • The likely lads for next season

    SAINTS are cutting their cloth and preparing to field some of their younger players next season. They will follow in the footsteps of Saints' glorious academy past. The likes of Steve Moran, Matt Le Tissier, Alan Shearer and the three Wallace

  • The Artemis Challenge is back

    Artemis Investment Management, one of the UK's leading investment companies, will be staging the second Artemis Challenge at Skandia Cowes Week in 2008, following the phenomenal success of the inaugural event in 2007. The skippers and crews will be

  • Blaze destroys garden shed

    FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze which destroyed a shed and caused severe damage to a garage at a home in Eastleigh town centre last night. They were called to the terrace house in Chestnut Avenue just before 11 pm after neighbours raised the alarm. Twelve

  • Plea for information on anniversary of cabbie attack

    Police hunting the violent maniac who set a Hampshire taxi driver on fire have renewed their appeal for information on the anniversary of the attack. Specialist search units and the dog support unit are today carrying out additional searches at the scene

  • Jobs relief for workers as Elaine rescues Ethel

    WORKERS at five Hampshire branches of discount fashion chain Ethel Austin are relieved that the company has been taken out of administration by the former boss of clothing chain MK One. A total of 2,500 UK jobs were saved by the move from Elaine

  • Commerce backing plans for VT site

    CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 1,650 new homes on the former VT site in Southampton have received enthusiastic backing from Southampton's business leaders. Click here for a gallery of the development The support comes just days after Woolston

  • More go to the wall as credit crunch begins to bite

    THE credit crunch is claiming ever more Hampshire residents, with the numbers of people declaring themselves bankrupt in the county rising by a quarter. The latest statistics show a 25 per cent increase in people petitioning for their own bankruptcy

  • Benali kicks off training

    WITH a footballing career spanning 17 years at Saints behind him, former defender Francis Benali has plenty to say about the beautiful game. The former player was more than happy to share his top tips with youngsters at Beechwood Junior School in Southampton

  • Time to ban all bonfires

    HERE we go again. It's a beautiful, warm evening and someone decides it's time to light a bonfire. We, and I am sure other people, rushed around closing windows, vents and doors to try to keep out the choking smoke. Why do people have bonfires when

  • Marvellous sight of Spitfire

    HOW can W Smith (Letters, May 13) say the proposed Spitfire memorial is a "feeble copycat idea''? Perhaps he is thinking of people of Southampton and students who have not seen the Spitfire flying. I remember seeing it flying almost vertically and what

  • Learn from Alresford

    IN light of the criticism of the Caribbean Festival, if Southampton City Council wants guidance on how to run a successful festival it could do a lot worse than visit Alresford. The town recently put on its fifth annual Watercress Festival. As anyone

  • Fear of copycats

    THE Daily Echo's report (May 12) on tombstoning has confused me, are you promoting the practice? Surely by putting such large pictures on the front page as well as the following pages, you are giving these pupils celebrity status. I am sure they were

  • Come clean over tests

    IN My View by Bryan Spinney (Daily Echo, May 8) sent a chill down my spine. Yes, very secretive experiments go on and the fluoridation of our water would be no exception. Can anyone tell me what happened in respect of the spraying of a chemical over

  • Curb alcohol outlets to cut yob behaviour

    IT never ceases to amaze me that the root cause of drunken, yobbish behaviour in the UK is never tackled. The Government use it as an excuse to increase taxes in the forlorn hope that this will stop the excessive consumption but at the same time allow

  • How to tackle those who sell to drunks

    THE problem of drunken people causing problems can be easily sorted under the present rules. For many years it is and has been the responsibilty of the licensee to serve or to refuse to serve anyone considered to be unfit through alcohol. So if a licensee

  • Quo sing this city's signature tune

    I CONCUR with all that R A Jacob says (Letters, May 8). While stuck in nose-to-tail traffic along West Quay Road, on the day the three Queens were in port, I was playing what could be Southampton's signature tune, Heavy Traffic by Status Quo! One verse

  • Cruise trade benefits

    BEFORE Mrs Corinne Briant (Letters, May 14) makes the very big mistake of condemning me in public, please get your facts correct. As a published academic, with three degrees (economics, business and English) and a doctorate in maritime economic history

  • Vandals strike at school

    A HEAD teacher has hit out at vandals who went on the rampage at a Hampshire primary school. Yobs wrecked a Wendy house, PE shed and ventilation shaft at Milford Junior School in Milford on Sea. Head teacher Martin Pit said: "We are very disappointed

  • Bike trio going that extra mile

    THREE hardcore bikers with hearts of golds are undertaking a mammoth ride to raise money for charity. Carl Lewis and brothers John and Shane Lee will be aiming to bike all the way from Land's End to John O'Groats - a full 847 miles - in just one day.

  • Shop assistant speaks out after gun terror

    A YOUNG mother has told how she was bundled into the toilets at gunpoint during a frightening raid on a Hampshire convenience store. Terrified Claire Tillyer was confronted by an armed robber as she opened the gates at the back of Tesco Express

  • Dee’s example still inspiring others to help

    SCORES of fundraisers could be spotted ambling through the New Forest in memory of a much-loved Hampshire grandmother. Inspired by the tireless campaigning of Denise "Dee" Mason, 160 walkers strolled through the New Forest on their annual walk for Macmillan

  • Brave cabbie back at work

    BRAVE cabbie Derek Fletcher is back at work a year after he was throttled and set on fire behind the wheel of his taxi - but his attacker is still at large. The 53-year-old was never expected to return to his job due to the physical injuries and the

  • Baddesley Park seek players

    Baddesley Park Football Club are a successful community based Football Club who currently wish to recruit players for next season. We would welcome players at all ages especially for one of our current U8 sides and for next seasons U13 side. Goalkeepers

  • ‘Give our balloon the space to soar’

    THE firm behind a proposed passenger-carrying balloon for Southampton has urged aviation authorities to ease "unreal" rules about the height it can fly. Southampton Airport owners BAA blocked plans to float the tethered helium-filled balloon up to 400ft

  • Information For All New Under 11 Teams

    Team Application Forms All applications for teams to play in the Tyro under 11 section must be submitted by to the League secretary, Liam Lacey by 31st May 2008 at the latest. If you have not yet submitted a team application, these can be downloaded

  • Nurseries win gold medal at Chelsea

    A TOP Hampshire nurseries has continued its winning ways by scooping a prestigious prize at the Chelsea Flower Show. Hillier Nurseries were awarded a gold medal for their "Sail for Gold" exhibit, inspired by the British Olympic sailing team and developed

  • Woman cut free from crash

    A WOMAN had to be cut free from her car after it crashed on a narrow Hampshire road last night. The woman, in her 20s, was driving along School Lane in Hamble when her Renault 21 car came off the road at around midnight. Firefighters from Hamble and

  • Hampshire Business Awards

    ENTRIES are now open for the 2008 Hampshire Business Awards. In the second of a series of profiles of the 2008 awards, Phil Cotton of accountants KPMG explains the qualities which he and his judging panel will be looking for in this year's KPMG Company

  • Builders’ safety award

    BUILDER Morgan Ashurst, which has offices at Solent Business Park in Fareham, has scooped a gold award for exemplary health and safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at the Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2008.

  • Dock Movements

    Today's principal arrivals: Glasgow Express, container, 0030, pm; Queen Victoria, passenger, 0500, 38/9; Autotransporter, roro, 0615, 201; Aurora, passenger, 0630, 106; Hoegh Shanghai, roro, 0700, 40; Faust, roro, 0730, 34/35; BBC Delaware, cargo,

  • New plans drawn up for aviation museum

    REVISED plans have been drawn up for a "spectacular" revamp of Southampton's ageing aviation museum. A developer and bosses of the city's Solent Sky Museum went back to the drawing board after earlier plans were thrown out because they would have meant

  • Saints to benefit from proposed UEFA rule change?

    Saints could be beneficiaries if a new UEFA rule on homegrown player quotas is accepted this summer. UEFA president Michel Platini has been concerned that the number of foreign players in domestic leagues is harming the development of homegrown talent

  • Idiakez: Pearson has brought pride back to Saints

    INIGO Idiakez is desperate to be back playing for Saints next season - and he hopes to be doing so under the management of Nigel pearson. The Spanish playmaker is one of a number of players whose future at the club is uncertain, as he is out of contract

  • Show us some loyalty, Dimi!

    The Daily Echo has received the following letter from a Hampshire member after Dimi Mascarenhas told the paper last Friday that he was keen to return to the Indian Premier League. Whatever happened to loyalty? I have just read the interview with

  • City student to rub shoulders with the stars

    IT is a long way from the dark editing rooms of Southampton's Solent University. But a former Film Studies student will be mixing with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz, and Jack Black on the French Riviera this week when his film appears

  • Thug jailed for attack which put father-of-three in a coma

    VIOLENT thug Dean Wheeler is today behind bars for the pre-meditated attack that left a Hampshire father-of-three in a coma. More than a month after the assault, outside a Fareham pub on April 12, 42-year-old Chris Little is still in hospital receiving

  • TV star backs home scheme for pensioners

    TELEVISION DIY whiz Tommy Walsh has backed a Hampshire scheme that enables older people to remain in their own homes for longer. The star, pictured, of the BBC's Ground Force programme gave the thumbs up to the county council's Contractors in

  • Craig

    Craig Carter Happy 21st Birthday. Lots of love, Mum, Dad, Hayley, Lee, Leah and Carly. X X X X X X 

  • Chloe

    Chloe Harris Made it at last! Love from Mum, Dad and Adam. X X X 


    BLOWERS BERNARD In loving memory of my beloved Husband and best friend who crossed the line two years ago today. Forever in my heart and mind. All my love always. Pat X X X 


    MICHAELA SUMMERTON  Happy 40th Birthday.  Enjoy your day,   with love from Jane, David and Ben.   X X X 

  • SIMON MARIE "SAM" Peacefully

    SIMON MARIE "SAM" Peacefully at Countess Mountbatten Hospice on May 15th, 2008 aged 49 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Sincere thanks to the doctors and staff at Countess Mountbatten Hospice for all their care and love. 


    ASHFORD JOHN THOMAS (JACK) Passed away peacefully on May 14th, 2008 at "Upper Bramble" R.S.H. Much loved Husband of Daisy, brother-in-law Fred and families. Goodnight, God Bless. ---------- The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

  • PUCKETT JAMES (JIM) Suddenly

    PUCKETT JAMES (JIM) Suddenly passed away on May 14th, 2008.  Sadly missed by his wife Chris, son Tony, Carol, Emma and Daniel, step daughter Carolyn, Shaun, Matthew and Kimberley.  ----------- Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cardiothoracic


    ORCHARD VALERIE VAL Died tragically May 10th, 2008. Much loved Sister-in-law to Michael and Sylvie and much loved Auntie to Michael and Samantha and Shellie and James.  Will be sadly missed. X X X X 

  • BEAN GLENDA Thinking

    BEAN GLENDA Thinking of you on your birthday Glen. We had some happy times Glen, we had some sad ones too, but the saddest time for us Glen, was the day that we lost you. Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten. Your broken-hearted Mum and sister Eileen


    BEAN GLENDA My dearest Glenda, today should be your birthday but no treats for you can we no longer give. You're so sadly missed by all. My love always, Julie, Rob, Shaun, Jamie, Carl and Chris. X X X X X X 


    ECKTON KATHLEEN In loving memory of a precious Wife, Mum and Nan who left us eight years ago today. Softly the leaves of memory fall, gently we gather and treasure them all. Unseen unheard, you are ever near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. Sadly missed


    PATTERSON MARIE VANESSA Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Loving and missing you every day. Paul, Daniel, Hayley, Jemma, Lewis and Dad. X X X X X X 

  • Karl

    Karl Ryan Golden Congratulations and sending you are very best wishes. From us all at M.P.W Plumbing 


    JURD MARGARET JOAN Beloved Wife of Brian. Taken from me suddenly on Thursday May 15th 2008. "I miss you so much and will love you forever." "Till we meet again." All my love Brian. X X X X X 


    JURD MARGARET JOAN Passed away peacefully at Southampton General Hospital on Thursday May 15th, 2008. Beautiful and loving Wife to Brian for nearly fifty years. Caring and loving Mother to Paul, Susan and Mandy. Nanny to Fenella, Joe and Milly. "The hole


    BROWN ALAN ARTHUR Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 11th, 2008 aged 64 years. A wonderful Husband, Dad and Grandad. Loving, generous, unselfish and kind, a beautiful memory left behind. Love you and miss you always. Night night. God Bless, sleep well


    STRINGER VICTORIA Passed away at Southampton General Hospital on Saturday, May 10th, 2008 aged 92 years. Widow of Edmund. Dearly loved Mother of Sylvia and the late Hughie, Robert and Brian. Everloving Grandma and Great Grandma in England and Scotland


    OLIVER MARY CECILIA (MOLLY) Nee DUFFY Passed away peacefully in hospital on May 13th, 2008, aged 96. A loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Sister.  Will be sadly missed by Jean, Brian, Anne and their families. ---------- A Requiem Mass to


    D'ARCY-BURT RON This day comes with sadness, remembering four years ago today, we lost you in your earthly body but know that your soul is with us every day. Love as always Em, Barry, Terry, Diane and family. X X X 

  • BAILEY ELSIE Elsie's

    BAILEY ELSIE Elsie's family would like to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours who sent cards and beautiful floral tributes. Please accept this as a personal thank you. 


    WALSH TONY A true Son of Ireland. 'PROVO' till the end. Sadly missed by all. Rest in peace Tony. From Vic, Kelly, Annetta and Emma. X X X  


    SWATTON FRANK 68 years Passed away unexpectedly on May 12th, 2008, in Fleet. ---------- Will be sadly missed by his family and friends. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at Portchester Crematorium, South Chapel on Monday, June 2nd, 2008, at 2.00 p.m