• Blackfield ready for rescheduled FA Vase tie

    BLACKFIELD & Langley are hoping the postponement of Saturday’s big FA Vase last-32 tie at Bemerton Heath Harlequins will work to their advantage. One, and possibly two, players who wouldn’t have been available on Saturday could be back in contention

  • Saints fan backs Nicola Cortese's judgement

    NIGEL Adkins was not the man to take Saints to the next level. That is the view of Saints fan Grant Goddard who has written to the Daily Echo in the wake of Adkins’ sensational sacking. Goddard writes: “I do not claim to speak for any other

  • The Nigel Adkins sacking - what the nationals say

    Saints have been the talk of the football world for all the wrong reasons following the sacking of Nigel Adkins. Chairman Nicola Cortese's decision has sparked an avalance of trenchant opinion from the following Sunday columnists: Stan Collymore

  • Teen arrested after fire at student flats

    A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a block of student flats last night. The blaze, which broke out at about 10.30pm, started in a room at Southampton University’s Romero Hall in Archers Road. The block was evacuated

  • Redknapp: No-one could have done a better job than Nigel

    Harry Redknapp admits he was “stunned” by the decision to sack Nigel Adkins as Saints boss. Like many fans, the QPR boss is still shocked the news, which says it all coming from a football man of his experience. “Even now, having had time to digest

  • Fire knocks out power to block of flats

    ELECTRICITY was cut this morning in a block of flats after a blaze broke out in a nearby bin and storage shed. Firefighters were called to the fire at Archer House, in The Redan, Gosport, at about 3.30am which destroyed the power supply to 13 flats

  • Hampshire's Justin Rose edged out for Adu Dhabi title

    Welshman Jamie Donaldson, who waited 11 years and 255 events for his first European Tour victory at the Irish Open last July, added another today when he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship by one shot. Donaldson was five under for the day when

  • Powner wins Stubbington 10k road race

    Pre race favourite Chris Powner (Winchester Athletics Club) won today’s Stubbington 10k road race in near arctic conditions. He won in a time of 31 minutes and 52 seconds. Second man home was Totton Running Club’s Nick Buis in 32 minutes 58

  • South coast star wins Olympic gold

    Georgia Hall was crowned Great Britain's first gold medallist in an Olympic golf event for over 100 years as her team signed off a successful Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney with a total of 20 golds. The south coast 16-year-old won

  • More snow for Hampshire today

    MORE snow is forecast to fall across Hampshire this afternoon and temperatures are set to plummet, weather experts have warned The Met Office is predicting parts of the county could get as much as two inches (5cm) by the end of today. The Southampton

  • Thompson wants Blackpool job despite Adkins rumours

    Caretaker manager Steve Thompson refused to be drawn on rumours linking sacked Southampton boss Nigel Adkins with the Blackpool vacancy - maintaining he can be the man to take the club forward despite a 2-1 defeat against Cardiff. Just 24 hours

  • Cortese has ego problem - Le Tissier

    Southampton hero Matt Le Tissier has accused executive chairman Nicola Cortese of having ''a bit of an ego problem'' following his shock decision to sack manager Nigel Adkins this week. Le Tissier said he was stunned by news of Adkins' exit and

  • Rescue deal plotted for HMV

    MUSIC labels and film studios are planning to throw their weight behind a rescue deal for collapsed retailer HMV. Entertainment giants including Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony are planning to offer HMV suitors generous credit terms and

  • Community speedwatch plan

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to catch speeders in Hedge End. A community speedwatch scheme is being set up by police in the area. Anyone interested in helping out can attend a training session at Hedge End Police Station on Thursday, January 31 at

  • Fans' spokesman 'flabbergasted' by sacking

    Saints fans’ spokesman Mike O’Callaghan has been left “flabbergasted” by the club’s sacking of Nigel Adkins. The SISA man was as stunned as anyone to learn of Adkins’ fate as the successful and popular manager was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino

  • Ambulance crashes on emergency call

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an ambulance responding to an emergency call was in collision with a car in the New Forest. The incident happened between Everton Road and Old Christchurch Road, in Everton, at about 4.50pm yesterday

  • Solent marine conservation zone rejected

    IT is a stretch of water that is abuzz with activity. From flotillas of small boats and yachts to kite surfers jumping out of the waves, all dwarfed by the supersized tankers bringing goods to and from port. But it is what lies beneath the

  • Residents' petition

    RESIDENTS in Alresford are drawing up a petition to reduce cars driving down their narrow street, the town council heard. People living in Mill Hill say too many drivers are using their roads, a cul de sac that leads off the Town Mill and Weir

  • Family barricade themselves in to avoid eviction

    “WE will not be moved.” Those are the defiant words of a Southampton family of five who have barricaded themselves inside a friend’s council house to evade eviction back to their own “tiny” flat by council bosses. Wayne Brett, Danielle Hart