• Pochettino starts with a positive point

    If any fans brought along their white handkerchiefs to St Mary's, they remained firmly tucked away in their pockets as Saints played out an entertaining goalless draw against Everton in Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge. A planned protest

  • Pochettino praises Saints fans

    New Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino thanked both his players and the fans for their support after tonight’s goalless draw with Everton. Saints produced an impressive display on their way to a point in the Argentine’s first game in charge after

  • Pictures from Saints v Everton

    Pictures from manager Mauricio Pochettino's first Premier League match in charge of Saints against Everton at St Mary's Stadium.

  • Pochettino's first game in focus

    New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino was appointed in controversial circumstances after fans' favourite Nigel Adkins was sacked despite leading the Saints to back-to-back promotions and 15th place in the Barclays Premier League. Pochettino

  • Saints striker's cup woe

    SAINTS striker Emmanuel Mayuka was a late substitute for Zambia as the holders opened the defence of their African Nations Cup title with a disappointing 1-1 draw in an eventful Group C clash with ten-man Ethiopia at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit

  • Walcott - contract saga was playing on my mind

    Theo Walcott is pleased contract talks with Arsenal are finally over after admitting one of the most protracted sagas in Barclays Premier League history was proving a distraction. Walcott has agreed a new deal believed to last three and a half

  • Free hi-vis jackets for mobility scooter users

    Residents in Hampshire who use mobility scooters can now claim a free high visibility jacket. The jackets, which can be claimed from the Help My Mobility group, come as the winter weather brings black ice and poor visibility to roads across the

  • School damned after teenager sexually abused by student

    A VULNERABLE teenager was groomed with explicit texts and sexually abused by a student, according to a damning report into failures at a special needs school in Hampshire. Systems in place at Stanbridge Earls School, which should have protected

  • The Anchor Hotel set for a facelift

    The new landlady of a historic mariners’ haunt says she is determined to sail it out of the doldrums. The Anchor Hotel in Test Lane, Redbridge, Southampton, foundered in 2011 after more than 300 years. And although opening soon after, it has lacked

  • Duo jailed for roles in drug-fuelled shooting

    Two men have been jailed for 13 years for taking part in a drug-fuelled shooting in Southampton. Calvin Lawrence, 26, and Malachi Francis, 27, were handed the sentence this afternoon at Southampton Crown Court. The self-confessed drug dealers

  • Farm workers given new hope by House of Lords in wages row

    Thousands of Hampshire farm workers have been given hope of a reprieve in a row over their wages. There has been an outcry over Government plans to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board, which sets the pay rates of staff employed on farms. But

  • Council to spend £117,500 repairing paddling pool

    WE might be in the middle of the coldest spell of the winter, but already thoughts are turning to the summer. Leisure bosses are to spend £117,500 repairing a paddling pool in Eastleigh. The pool, off Passfield Avenue, is leaking and the money

  • Strawberry pickers' caravans can stay

    STRAWBERRY growers can keep 33 mobile homes which had been moved onto land at a Wellow nursery without planning permission. It follows Test Valley Council’s southern area planning committee members’ decision to approve R and V Emery’s retrospective

  • Verdict on death of diabetic

    A HAMPSHIRE man died after failing to adhere to his diabetes regime, a coroner’s court has been told. Robert Hamilton, of St Cross Road, Winchester, was found dead at his home by support worker Andrew Hunter on September 12. The inquest heard

  • Cable work blamed for man's death

    A CHANDLER’S Ford man died as result of industrial disease, a coroner’s inquest has heard. Malcolm Robinson, who was 70 years old at the time of his death at Countess Mountbatten House, had worked at the Pirelli- General Cable Works in Eastleigh

  • Night shelter opening times extended

    The opening hours of a night shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough are being extended while the icy weather remains. The shelter is run on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council at Downside Community Centre, Newport, by volunteers

  • Developers 'must be penalised' for failure to build

    DEVELOPERS must be penalised for failing to build new homes after getting planning permission. That’s the view of Test Valley councillor Alan Dowden, who believes it has led to the authority not meeting its housing targets. Mr Dowden claims

  • Pensioner attacked and left unconscious on pavement

    Police in Hampshire are appealing to witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted and left unconscious on the pavement. At about 9.15pm Saturday, January 19, the elderly man was walking from Laburnum Grove onto London Road, Portsmouth, in front

  • Woman robbed in underpass

    Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Hampshire. The incident occurred between 1.30pm and 2pm in the underpass between Holbrook Road and Bradford Road that runs beneath Winston Churchill Avenue in Portsmouth on January

  • 'Surgeon gave me strength to fight cancer'

    A HAMPSHIRE grandmother left shocked by a sudden cancer diagnosis found the strength to fight on thanks to the bedside manner of her surgeon. Rita Jarvis was left horrified when the mole which she had on her forehead for years suddenly began to

  • Sights set on summer Party in the Park

    THEY are promising to stage Hedge End’s biggest ever music event. Two men are planning to put on an extra large ‘Party in the Park’ extravaganza this summer – to make up for the bitter disappointment of having to cancel 2012’s event amid dismal

  • Eastleigh funeral director Julian Colmer retires after 44 years

    HE HAS spent the last 44 years helping thousands of grieving families lay their loved ones to rest. Now funeral director Julian Colmer will finally be putting his feet up after he retired on his birthday with a send-off from family, friends and colleagues

  • Football fan convicted of racist abuse

    A SOUTHAMPTON man has been convicted of shouting foul-mouthed racial abuse at two Premier League footballers in front of his wife, children and grandson. Everton fan William Blything hurled the racist abuse at Queen's Park Rangers' Korean captain

  • Second arrest after student halls fire

    Detectives investigating a fire at student halls in Southampton have arrested a second man about the incident. The 21 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent and has been bailed until April 2, along with an 18 year old

  • Michael Winner dies aged 77

    Film director and restaurant critic Michael Winner has died, his wife Geraldine said today. He was 77. Mr Winner, who made more than 30 films including the blockbuster Death Wish series, had been ill for some time and died today at his home in

  • Former Pompey owner's extradition hearing adjourned

    An extradition hearing for the Russian former owner of Portsmouth Football Club was adjourned for nearly six months today. The case against Vladimir Antonov, which is expected to last nearly two weeks, was adjourned until July 8 at Westminster

  • Police hunt after assault

    Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Andover. At some time between 1.30am and 2.25am on January 18 the 24-year-old victim was on London Street when he was approached by the offender. The offender then punched the

  • Opinions divided over 500 homes plan

    ALRESFORD town councillors are divided over how it is approaching the controversial town plan which is set to see 500 homes earmarked for the area over the next 20 years. Two councillors expressed their unhappiness after the town council meeting

  • Choir through to finals of national competition

    ST Swithun’s Chamber Choir has been selected for the finals of the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition. It is one of only six senior schools in the country to reach the final on March 4 at the Barbican, London. The prize for the two winning choirs

  • College students through to robotics competition finals

    IT’S often said that children spend too much time with gadgets these days. But it has paid off for pupils from Swanmore College of Technology who are through to the national finals of a robotics competition. The eight-pupil team won the First Lego

  • Police name OAP killed crossing road

    POLICE have named the pedestrian killed crossing the A36 at Whiteparish near Romsey last week. He was 86-year-old Gerald Harding from the Salisbury area. Mr Harding died when he was struck by a Volkswagen Move Up near Brickworth Corner shortly

  • Collect your ticket at new machines

    PASSENGERS at two Hampshire stations will be saved hours of queuing thanks to  new collection-only ticket machines. The new style “ticket on departure” machines will be installed at Southampton Central Station and Southampton Airport Parkway and

  • Saints confirm backroom staff

    Saints have confirmed the appointments of new manager Mauricio Pochettino's backroom staff. Jesús Pérez, who worked as a technical coach under Pochettino at Espanyol, is the assistant boss. The 41-year-old started at the Spanish side as a first-team

  • Away tie awaits Bemerton or Blackfield

    The victors of Wednesday’s delayed all-Wessex FA Vase tie between Bemerton Heath Harlequins and Blackfield & Langley could face the stiffest possible task in the last 16. They have been drawn away to the winners of the tie between Vase favourites

  • Rhino takes centre stage at Mayflower theatre

    WITH JUST months to go before life-sized rhinos start popping up across Southampton another business has signed up to take centre stage. The Mayflower theatre will soon be getting its own multi-coloured rhino as the city gets ready for Marwell Wildlife

  • Paedophile priest fails to get life sentence cut

    A HAMPSHIRE paedophile priest who was jailed for life for a catalogue of abuse against young boys, including raping an 11-year-old, has failed in a bid to reduce his sentence. Perverted Simon Thomas made the challenge at the highest court in England

  • Hampshire HMV staff hope for rescue deal

    STAFF at Hampshire’s HMV branches were today hoping that a rescue deal by music labels and film studios would succeed. Entertainment giants including Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony are planning to offer generous credit terms and cut the

  • Drinkers tip balance in favour of election

    RESIDENTS in Alresford are poised to go to the polls in May to fill two vacancies on the town council. Councillors discussed the possibility of co-opting people on to the council or holding an election if more than ten people called for one. Cllr

  • Council urged to sell off part of £190m art collection

    CASH-strapped council bosses in Southampton are being urged to sell off art to help safeguard vital services. Opposition Conservatives say they believe pieces of the city’s largely-hidden £190m collection could be sold to help keep libraries and

  • Paloma goes from strength to strength

    WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING RECENTLY? I presented at the announcement of the Brits. I’ve been so busy. I was on Jonathan Ross as well, with Jamie Foxx and Micky Flanagan. Jamie Foxx is so talented, on loads of different levels. HOW ARE REHEARSALS

  • Southampton Olympian wows TV judges

    PLUNGING into a pool in flames, it was a stunt that left even Simon Cowell open-mouthed. Southampton Olympian Pete Waterfield was among a group of brave divers who turned daredevils in the hope of being chosen for the final stages of Britain’s

  • Police called to fight between students

    POLICE were called to a fight between two students close to a college. Officers attended after they were told a large group of people were gathered in Desborough Road, Eastleigh, and that there was some sort of disturbance between students.

  • Police look for owner of ring found in Southampton

    Officers are trying to track down the owner of a ring found in Southampton. The jewellery was discovered in the Shirley area in December. It is not yet know if it was stolen. Anyone with information should call Helen Ward at Southampton police

  • Age Concern get involved with Daily Echo's Stay Warm campaign

    WITH the cold snap in full flow it is more important than ever to help the elderly. That is why the Daily Echo’s Stay Warm campaign is urging people to give their elderly friends, neighbours and relatives a helping hand. One group that is taking

  • Burglars hit children's play centre

    POLICE are this afternoon hunting the thieves who broke in to a children's play facility. Burglars struck overnight raiding cash tills and games machines at Frankie's Fun Factory in Romsey. It is not yet known how much was stolen from the Greatbridge

  • School supervisor lured into vicious attack by colleague

    THEY had been friends and colleagues for ten years. Sarah Rix, supervisor at a highly-successful Hampshire pre-school, used to socialise with Melissa Morey and regarded her as more than just a workmate. But their friendship came to a violent

  • A decent bedtime

    I COULD not believe that free breakfasts are being given to children. If children were put to bed at a reasonable time, they would be able to get up early enough to eat breakfast. These mothers who do not ensure their children get a good breakfast

  • Falklands vote will be in favour of UK

    I DO think that Mollie Bennett (Letters, January 14) has missed the point and the tactics regarding the forthcoming referendum in the Falkland Islands as to determining their future arrangements. This Government has always believed in selfdetermination

  • Centre suggestions

    I NOTE that the Bargate shopping centre may close permanently (Daily Echo, January 15). That this is even being suggested shows that the city is not being planned appropriately. The Bargate Centre should be refurbished and brought back into

  • Dog in kennels after attack

    ON Friday, January 4, our collie/spaniel was attacked at the bottom of Atherfield Road, Lower Brownhill, by a brown staffie, which did not have a collar or owner present. The staffie was taken to Warren Kennels and our dog had his neck ripped,

  • Pubs shut due to smoking ban

    I NOTICE a letter from the local MP, John Denham, bemoaning the fact that The Castle public house in Midanbury is closing and a convenience store will replace it. It is indeed ironic that Mr Denham feels that this is a retrograde step, bearing

  • Time running out to join amateur drama festival

    THERE’S just under a week left for amateur drama groups and schools across the south to enter the All England One Act Theatre Festival. For the first time in three decades, the quarter, semi and English final of the festival are being held in the

  • Lambert's progress impresses Moyes

    David Moyes hopes Rickie Lambert does not register his 11th goal of the season when Everton visit Saints tonight, but the Toffees boss is encouraged to see the striker doing so well. Lambert has spent most of his career in the lower leagues with

  • New police chief to be unveiled

    THE deputy chief constable of Hampshire police was today expected to be unveiled as the favoured person to take up the top job of running the force, the Daily Echo understands. The county's new police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes was due

  • Readers Pictures in the Snow

    Daily Echo readers have been having great fun playing in the snow this weekend, here's some of the pictures they sent to us.

  • The facts about Mauricio Pochettino

    Just who is Mauricio Pochettino? Understandably, that’s a question many Saints fans will be shaking their heads to following the departure of Nigel Adkins. Understandable, too, is the disappointment that a man responsible for back to back promotions

  • From Southampton to rubbing shoulders with Russell Crowe

    THEY are working with some of the biggest names in the world of cinema. But Damaris is a small charity, based in a residential street in Southampton. The educational charity was founded some 12 years ago but it is in the last year that it really

  • Massive task for Mauricio

    Mauricio Pochettino better be broad shouldered because he is taking on a massive task. The first thing to remember is that it’s not his fault that he was offered, and accepted, the job. Adkins’ dismissal is not his fault either. However, he

  • Moyes could have been Saints boss

    DAVID Moyes arrives at St Mary’s with Everton tonight just a few weeks away from celebrating 11 years as manager at Goodison Park, writes SIMON CARTER. During the Scot’s tenure at the Toffees, which began in March 2002, Saints have had 11 different

  • Long delays on motorway

    MOTORISTS are facing rush hour chaos this morning with delays of up to 40 minutes along a major Hampshire motorway. Traffic has been crawling along at an average speed of just 10 mph in both directions on the M27. Heavy congestion has been

  • Fans urged: don't protest during match

    SAINTS fans have been warned against protesting against Nigel Adkins’ shock departure during tonight’s game at St Mary’s. Mauricio Pochettino, Saints’ 14th permanent manager since the turn of the Millennium, takes charge of the club for the first

  • Everton boss expects tough Saints test

    Everton boss David Moyes does not expect the Saints players to be unduly affected by the shock managerial change at St Mary’s. The Toffees will provide the first opponents for new boss Mauricio Pochettino when they travel to the south coast for

  • Team dilemma for Pochettino

    NEW boss Mauricio Pochettino faces a big selection dilemma in his first game in charge tonight. The Argentine faces Everton in a crucial Premier League game screened live on Sky TV. And he has to decide whether to hand Norwegian centre half

  • Pep's backing for new Saints boss

    by Joseph Sexton Mauricio Pochettino’s remarkable work with the Espanyol youth academy helped win him a dream job with Saints – and the backing of ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola! The 40-year-old Argentinian was sacked by the La Liga club towards

  • Overwhelming majority disagree with Adkins' sacking

    SAINTS fans have sent chairman Nicola Cortese a huge message that he was wrong to sack Nigel Adkins. An overwhelming majority of fans disagree with Adkins’ dismissal, according to a recordbreaking and ongoing Daily Echo poll. As of this morning

  • Fun in the Snow

    Great pictures taken by the Daily Echo staff photographers as Hampshire spent the weekend having fun in the snow.  

  • Paul Weller to appear at Isle of Wight Festival

    LEGENDARY rocker Paul Weller will perform at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, organisers revealed today. Known by fans as the Modfather, the former frontman of The Jam will take to the stage on June 14 for a special guest appearance ahead of

  • Melting snow causes power failure at fire headquarters

    MELTED snow caused a power cut at Hampshire Fire and Rescue headquarters yesterday. Alarm systems were sounded as the water leak from the roof of the fire control room resulted in an electrical power failure at around 7.30am. But thanks to

  • Baby taken to hospital after tower block blaze

    THREE people including an eight-week-old baby were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a Southampton tower block. A family-of-four living in a flat on the fifth floor of Shirley Towers escaped to the fire exit away from the blaze in their

  • More snow predicted for the south

    MORE snow was forecast to fall across Hampshire today after temperatures plummeted below freezing overnight. Weather experts warned of another dose of the white stuff, which was set to fall on icy roads as the cold snap showed no signs of going

  • The big freeze continues to bite

    12:47pm The temperature has risen slightly, although it's not exactly tropical, it has to be said. 12:35pm For those heading to the Saints game tonight, there doesn't seem

  • Search for buried Spitfires called off

    HOPES of finding a forgotten squadron of Second World War Spitfires, originally designed and built in Southampton, have been dashed. As previously reported, the lost Spitfires, entombed in boxes, were said to have been buried at various allied

  • Police chief to reveal his choice for next chief constable

    HAMPSHIRE and the Isle of Wight’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes, was due to reveal his preferred choice as the new chief constable today. The chosen candidate will then be interviewed by a police and crime panel which will approve

  • Schools stay shut on Monday because of snow

    SCHOOLS across Hampshire and Southampton have already decided to remain shut tomorrow because of snow and ice. Others have changed their opening times in a bid to avoid the worst of the weather conditions. Weston Park Primary in Southampton

  • Las Vegas style casino a step closer

    A LAS Vegas style casino in Southampton has moved a step closer to becoming a reality as top-level talks get under way. Casino industry leaders are set to meet civic bosses to discuss how the development could take shape. When this is complete


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