• Jobless numbers on rise in Hampshire

    MINISTERS have hailed the latest fall in unemployment – although Hamp-shire’s dole queues increased again. The number of people looking for work last month reached 19,713 in December – up from 19,581 the previous month, new figures show. However

  • Plans for £2.2m temporary primary school approved

    COUNTY council education chiefs have backed plans to a new £2.2m temporary primary school to tackle the shortage of places for pupils in Whiteley. County councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire’s executive lead member for children’ services, today approved

  • City landmark racks up 50 years

    EXACTLY half a century ago hundreds of Southampton people reached for the sky and found a new home for themselves in the city. It was in January, 1963 when Redbridge Towers, then the tallest block of flats south of London, was about to welcome

  • Woman found dead in bath named by police

    POLICE have named the woman found dead at her Hampshire home. The body of Alexa Gardner, 56, is understood to have been discovered in a bath at her detached house in North Street, Pennington. Police say the grim discovery was made by a friend

  • Labour could agree to Europe referendum, says MP

    LABOUR could agree to an 'in/out' referendum on Europe after all, Southampton Itchen MP John Denham has said. Mr Denham, who is the Parliamentary aide to Labour leader Ed Miliband, insisted the party did "not absolutely rule out" a definitive poll

  • Cycle lights are a must

    IN response to Mr L Stroud of Blackfield, as a cyclist who uses flashing and steady lamps on my bike I have to say they are VERY effective at warning others that there is a bike in the vicinity. I find it slightly worrying that he complains about

  • Hunts all tarred by the same brush

    FOLLOWING the successful hunting prosecution by the RSPCA, I suppose it was inevitable that all people who hunt should be tarred with the same brush. The vast majority of hunts now manage to provide enjoyable and purposeful activity whilst hunting

  • Freak weather

    I FOUND the reports of the problems with snow in January and February 1963 very interesting. At that time I was stationed at RAF Leuchars in Fife and we were living in St Andrews. By some freak of the weather, other than a short flurry of snow

  • Will it cost us all for unwanted medication?

    I UNDERSTAND the reason we do not already have fluoride in our water is because they have not been able to work out the cost. My last water bill showed increased costs had meant a debit balance with a consequent rise in my direct debit. I think

  • Famous old liners are just history

    I WRITE on the subject of bringing home famous liners. We’ve had dozens of letters saying bring back the Queen Mary, now it’s starting again with bring back the QE2. These people should realise that is not going to happen, even though lots

  • Against fluoride

    I, FOR one, am totally opposed to having fluoride put into our tap water. You don’t know what it can do to our health. I say scrap the idea. Scotland has the best answer. DA SMITH, Southampton.

  • Blackfield Vase tie off again

    Tonight's rearranged FA Vase fourth round tie between Bemerton Heath Harlequins and Blackfield & Langley has again been postponed due to a frozen pitch at Western Way. It has been rescheduled for this Saturday (January 26, 3pm).

  • First electronic bionic hand in UK fitted in Hampshire

    A DISABLED man who lost his hand in a freak accident has become the first in the UK to be fitted with a bionic limb that has electronic fingers and thumb. Chris Taylor's new hand operates like a normal human hand and he is able to move the five

  • Student awarded business grant

    A HAMPSHIRE sixth form student has received the backing of a Government scheme to start his own business – while he is still at college. Abdul Jawula, 18, who goes to Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, has set up an online education network for

  • War memorial to Royal Marines musicians is opened

    A new memorial to Royal Marines musicians killed in the First and Second World Wars has been opened in Hampshire by a veteran whose twin brother died while on active service. The Band Service Memorial Room at the Royal Marines School of Music at

  • Bailey and Hughes help salvage Aussie series draw

    A three-wicket burst from Tasmanian spinner Xavier Doherty set Hampshire's George Bailey led Australia on their way to a 32-run win over Sri Lanka in Hobart - but the hosts had to survive a late Angelo Mathews onslaught to secure the series-saving

  • Finest of foods on menu at showcase

    SOME of the biggest fish in Hampshire’s food and drink industry turned out in force to provide a taste of what the county has to offer. Scores of producers set up stalls at the Business Solent Suppliers Showcase, with everything from sausages and

  • University of Southampton unveils wave power potential

    SCIENTISTS from the University of Southampton have published a study explaining the untapped potential of tidal power. Professor of sustainable energy AbuBakr Bahaj has led a global study into tidal power featued in a special issue of The Royal

  • Hampshire MPs help create a buzz to save bees

    HAMPSHIRE MPs have joined a campaign to fight for the future of the bumble bee. Alan Whitehead, Caroline Nokes and Chris Huhne signed a letter to the Government drawing attention to the “alarming decline” in bee numbers. The fall has led to

  • Robbery bid case

    A SOUTHAMPTON man appeared in court, accused of attempted armed robbery. Keith Laider, 36, of Richmond Road, Shirley, was charged with attempting to rob a convenience shop in Longstock Crescent, Totton, and possessing a black Beretta BB gun as an imitation

  • Arrests after attack

    FOUR men were arrested after a man was attacked in a Winchester car park. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident at around 12.40pm on Monday in the Tower Street car park. A group of around seven men were seen in the car park before one was

  • Lennon anger over Hooper talk

    Neil Lennon reached the end of his tether last night with regards to ongoing speculation and discussion about the future of Gary Hooper. Before Celtic's 4-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Dundee United at Parkhead - where the former Nigel

  • Teen admits Christmas Day break-in

    A TEENAGER admitted breaking into a house in Southampton on Christmas Day to plunder gifts. Carl Cheyne pleaded guilty to entering the house in Defender Road, Woolston, and taking 13 wrapped presents, six bottles of drink and a laptop computer.

  • Isgrove in Wales U21 squad

    Saints midfielder Lloyd Isgrove is one of seven uncapped players included in the Wales Under-21 squad for next month’s friendly against Iceland. Wide player Isgrove, who turned 20 this month, has been at St Mary’s since the age of nine. Wales

  • Two men held over New Forest burglaries

    TWO men were last night being held by detectives investigating a series of burglaries at homes in the New Forest. Among the victims of the break-ins was a vulnerable man in his late 80s who suffers from dementia, while the home of a seriously ill elderly

  • Fortnightly bin collections ‘could boost recycling’

    A CONTROVERSIAL switch from weekly to fortnightly bin collections would increase recycling rates and reduce costs, according to experts in Southampton. City residents currently see their household waste taken away every seven days – a system campaigners

  • Cancer patients' fuel bills battle

    HAMPSHIRE cancer patients fighting for survival are also having to battle to pay their bills, it has been revealed today. Latest figures released by Macmillan Cancer Support show that hundreds of cancer sufferers in the county ended the year struggling

  • Adventurers set off to recreate Shackleton's epic row

    IT has been described as the greatest survival story of all time. And today a team of adventurers, including a Hampshire man, are on their way in their bid to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic row after his ship the Endurance was crushed by

  • Doorman headbutted and racially abused outside pub

    Police in Hampshire are seeking information from anyone who witnessed the racial abuse and assault on a doorman. It happened when one a group of men was refused entry to a pub because he had no identification at 11.40pm on Saturday. This man

  • Murderer beaten up in prison

    MURDERER Elliot Turner has been involved in an “incident” in jail. Reports that the 21-year-old was beaten up in prison and had his cell torched have not been confirmed by the Prison Service, but a spokesman confirmed the convicted murderer had

  • Disabled Captain set to fly Microlight over South Pole

    WHEN Captain Luke Sinnott woke up in hospital after being caught up in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, he wished he could turn the clock back. The Royal Engineer from Hampshire felt desperately low as he struggled to come to terms with losing both

  • Murder trial hears how car fire reached 700C

    THE fire that ripped through a car with the body of a man inside reached extreme temperatures of up to 700C (1,300F), a court was told. So intense was the blaze, which is said to have been started deliberately, the glass in the windows and the

  • Luxury treatment for QE2

    THE boss of the company converting Southampton’s former liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, into a luxury floating hotel has sent a message to her old home port: “We promise to take good care of her.” Daniel Chui, managing director of the Singapore-based

  • City's plan for cycle superhighway

    GROUNDBREAKING plans have been unveiled to create a new cycle superhighway for Southampton. The “innovative” scheme, inspired by a similar project in Holland, is set to connect up the eastern side of the city with the centre. And accident blackspots

  • Car ploughs into historic building

    ONE of Hampshire’s oldest buildings has been severely damaged by a hit and run driver. A car smashed through the wall of the 700-year-old building in Romsey causing up to £25,000 worth of damage. Owner of the Grade Two listed building in Middlebridge

  • Flybe axes jobs at Southamption airport

    FEWER than 20 jobs face the axe at Southampton airport as regional airline Flybe battles to stem losses. Management and engineering posts will go by Spring as part of a national culling of about 300 jobs to cut costs by £35million. Southampton

  • Lambert: I'm right man for Villa

    Paul Lambert insists he is still the right man to lead Aston Villa, whose season is approaching crisis point after their shock Capital One Cup semi-final exit at the hands of npower League Two side Bradford. Villa won 2-1 in the home second leg

  • Parkinson: Bradford players should be honoured

    Phil Parkinson believes his Bradford players deserve to be honoured in the same way as the club's 1911 FA Cup winning-side after reaching the Capital One Cup final at Wembley. The npower League Two outfit claimed a third Barclays Premier League

  • Adams picked for MCC

    Hampshire captain, Jimmy Adams has been selected in a Marylebone Cricket Club [MCC] squad for their Champion County match against Warwickshire in Abu Dhabi. Adams will travel for the game along with India batting legend Rahul Dravid and Australian

  • Celtic boss mad over Hooper speculation

    Neil Lennon reached the end of his tether last night with regards to ongoing speculation and discussion about the future of Gary Hooper. Before Celtic's 4-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Dundee United at Parkhead - where Nigel Adkins’

  • Build up begins

    So here we go again... I am currently out in Los Angeles training and getting ready for my next UFC on outing on 16th February at Wembley Arena. I picked up a small cut on the top of my head this week so have had to go easy for the last 2-3

  • Eastleigh's hard work goes to waste

    EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill couldn’t hide his disappointment after last night’s game against Truro City was called off less than four hours before kick-off because the Cornish side were unable to get to the ground. Truro informed the Spitfires

  • Squad jets off to get to know new boss

    Saints are splashing the cash to allow new manager Mauricio Pochettino two chances at bonding with his new team. The contrast in destinations for the trips could scarcely be starker. Saints have this week jetted out to Barcelona for five days

  • The Vaccines, The Joiners

    SWEATY, atmospheric and utterly ecstatic. It will be one of those nights that goes down in folklore. Of course, the numbers claiming to have been at The Joiners last night will grow over the years. But for those lucky few who really did

  • Seaborne winning debut

    Saints loanee Dan Seaborne made a winning debut for Bournemouth in last night’s 2-1 League One victory at Hartlepool. The versatile defender started at right back in place of Steve Cook, who is currently taking part in a Crown Court trial at The

  • Mauricio begins reign in Spain

    New Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino says he will focus his attention on the Spanish Primera Division when the time comes to strengthen his squad. Pochettino was appointed Saints boss on Friday after executive chairman Nicola Cortese took the

  • Flybe chairman's statement on job cuts

    Flybe chairman and chief executive Jim French today released a full statement on the cut backs at the company. He said he was “extremely disappointed that many valued and hard-working colleagues may have to leave the organisation” in a decision

  • Warning of more domestic violence deaths

    Domestic-violence deaths will soar if new police guidelines on identifying victims currently being trialled in Hampshire are rolled out across Britain, a leading abuse charity warned today. In a bid to cut paperwork, the Association of Chief Police

  • Residents evacuated from fire

    Residents were evacuated from a Southampton bungalow this morning after a dishwasher caught fire. Firefighters from Hightown fire station were called to the blaze at 12.54am at Valley Rise in Southampton. The two crews put out the small fire

  • Pochettino plotting a Spanish raid?

    NEW Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to return to Espanyol as he seeks to make an impact at St Mary’s. The Argentine was in charge of the La Liga Club for three and a half years prior to his sacking last November. And Spanish sources

  • Pochettino planning Spanish raid?

    NEW Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to return to Espanyol as he seeks to make an impact at St Mary’s. The Argentine, pictured right, was in charge of the La Liga Club for three and a half years prior to his sacking last November.

  • The Vaccines sell-out gig at The Joiners - VIDEO

    Chart-topping band The Vaccines played a sell out benefit gig at Southampton's Joiners venue last night. Here is a video sample of the band playing A Lack of Understanding during the concert. To read our review of the concert and to have your

  • Vaccines - The Joiners

    SWEATY, atmospheric and utterly ecstatic. It will be one of those nights that goes down in folklore. Of course, the numbers claiming to have been at The Joiners last night will grow over the years. But for those lucky few who really did

  • Bailed after indecent images found

    A CHANDLER’S Ford man was bailed after admitting he possessed more than 8,000 indecent images of children. John McCall, 28, of Falkland Road, will be sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Monday, February 18.

  • Jail likely for robber of £20

    A 20-YEAR-old man, who admitted robbery, was told he would probably be jailed. Recorder Nicholas Lickley QC delivered the warning to Faisal Salaah, of Kent Street, Southampton, after he pleaded guilty to robbing another man of £20. Salaah was

  • OAPs targeted in raids - police arrest two men

    Police are today questioning two men after elderly people were targeted in series of raids across Hampshire. Among the victims of the break-ins was a vulnerable man in his late 80s who suffers from dementia. Also targeted was the home of an

  • MP out change law on energy bills

    A SOUTHAMPTON MP will today attempt to change the law to allow tenants to cut their energy bills. Alan Whitehead said people living in shared rented accommodation were being frozen out of an energy efficiency drive. Under legislation introduced

  • Drivers warned as cold weather continues

    Motorists are being warned of treacherous driving conditions across Hampshire today, with snow and ice warnings remaining in place this morning. Freezing temperatures will continue to grip the south until Friday, with a lethal combination of slush


    FEGAN MARY The Family of Mary announce with much sadness her passing on Saturday, 12th January 2013 aged 82 years. Beloved Mother of Stephanie, Linda, Peter, Bill and much loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother. X X X X X X ---------- Funeral Service


    WHETREN NORMAN Passed away peacefully Tuesday, 15th January 2013, aged 85. Dearly loved Husband of Margaret, Father of Geoffrey and Lucy and a much loved Grandfather. Late of Southampton and latterly resident at Elmwood Residential Home, Swanhill Road


    MURRAY PETER Two years ago today you suddenly left us. We are always thinking of you. Love from wife Brenda, children Wayne, Dean, Dawn and James, grandchildren Siobhan, James, Alfie and Thomas. Sleep peacefully. XXXX


    HOLBROOK GEORGE HENRY Thinking of a special Husband, Dad and Grandad on your 83rd Birthday. We sit by your empty chair, wondering why you're not there, the days are long the tears still flow, we miss you more then anyone knows. Forever in our thoughts


    MEDHURST ROBIN Brother to Colin. Died suddenly on 14th January. Will be sadly missed. Colin, Rosemary, Kerry and Lisa. Rest in Peace.


    GOODWIN RICHARD JOHN Passed away suddenly after a short illness on 11th January 2013 at Winchester Hospital, aged 90 years. Beloved Husband of the late Hilda. Father of Colin, Neil and Janet, Grandfather and recently Great Grandfather. ---------- Funeral


    KING BETTY ROSEMARY In loving memory of a treasured Sister and special Friend. With our thoughts and prayers from Christopher and Trish Baugh, their sons Michael and John and their Families in New Zealand.

  • GRACE (Nee Prewitt) ALLAN

    ALLAN GRACE (Nee PREWITT) Passed away at The General Hospital in the early hours of 16th January 2013. Mum, we will miss you, love from Jeff, Anne and Family. XX


    LEWIS JOAN ADA (Nee HUTCHINGS) 06.01.24 – 15.01.13 A loving Mum, Granny, Great Granny and Aunty. Died peacefully in hospital. ---------- Funeral to be held at Wessex Vale Crematorium on Wednesday, 30th January at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations


    SALLOWS LILIAN MAY 'SALLY' Peacefully on 19th January at Westergate House Nursing Home, West Sussex, aged 99 years. She was much loved and will be very sadly missed by her Family, Friends and all who knew her. ---------- The Funeral Service is to take


    LOOK WHO'S 13 OWEN KEMPTON Start of your teens now Owen. Have a great day. All our love and best wishes Nanna and Alan XX


    WARD TERRY 23.01.2012 To the memory of Terry always in our thoughts and hearts. God Bless you. Love from brother David, sister Sylvie and Families.


    POWER HAROLD JOHN An empty chair, no birthday cake, just memories and hearts that break, we send you birthday wishes wrapped up in love, to our wonderful Dad and Grandad in Heaven up above. Missing you always. John, Mark, Elaine, Barry, Darren and Adam


    KINCHINGTON SYLVIA JOAN Nee SHEPHARD Formerly of West End. Passed away suddenly and peacefully January 13th 2013. Aged 85 years. Our Mum You've always been there for us all. You've always loved us all unconditionally. Reunited with Dad and Barry. We


    COOPER LEONARD FRANK 3.11.1930 - 5.1.2013 Reunited with his beloved Wife Margaret. Dear Brother of Charles, Myra and Sylvia, Brother-in-law of Bob and much loved Uncle. ---------- Funeral Service at St. Johns Church, Marchwood on Wednesday 30th January


    MEDHURST ROBIN Loving Brother and Uncle. Will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Love Sis and nieces Jenny and Julie.


    FINCH ERNEST ALFRED (Know as Alf) Passed away in Southampton General Hospital on 14th January, after a short illness, aged 97 years. Reunited with his dearly loved Wife of forty years, Peggy and his recent Friend and Companion, Joan. A true gentleman


    CROUCHER KENNETH ARTHUR 01.04.1929 - 11.01.2013 Dad passed away peacefully on Friday, 11th January 2013 at Southampton General Hospital after a short illness. Much loved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. You are greatly


    MEDHURST ROBIN (ROBBIE) Passed away on 14th January 2013 aged 71 years. A much loved Husband, Dad and Grandad, who will be sadly missed by all of his Family. "In the evening of our life, God takes us home one at a time, If only this time he changed his


    OSMENT LOUISE Nee POPE Passed away on 5th January 2013. She will be greatly missed by her Friends Jeannie, Mike, Issy and Families. ---------- Funeral Service to be held on Monday 28th January in the East Chapel of Southampton Crematorium at 4.15 p.m


    BOWBANKS DEREK TYRONE Passed away at home on 16th January 2013. Will be sadly missed by wife Alison, sons Anthony, Alan and Andrew and grandsons Ben and Oscar. ---------- The Funeral Service will take place at Hollybrook Chapel at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday


    KING BETTY ROSEMARY It is with great sadness that Helen, Peter and Alison announce the sudden death of their dear Mum Betty on the 16th January 2013. A caring Mother and Grandmother, she was loved by all of us. Now reunited with her beloved Husband

  • JOHN HOWARD BAYLY (Deceased)

    JOHN HOWARD BAYLY (Deceased)Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 300 Botley Road Burridge Southampton Hampshire SO31 1DQ, who died on 18/10/2011, are required

  • Supply Employment Limited

    Supply Employment Limited of Unit 27, City Business Centre, Lower Road, London SE16 2XB, is applying for a licence to use c/o Young's Transport Ltd, Unit 2, Eling Wharf, High Street, Totton, Southamp-ton SO40 4TE, as an operating centre for 10 goods vehicles


    HELGA MARTHA BAYLY (Deceased)Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 300 Botley Road Burridge Southampton Hampshire SO31 1DQ, who died on 08/12/2009, are

  • Gavin Groome, trading as Test Valley Environmental Ltd

    Gavin Groome, trading as Test Valley Environmental Ltd of Newmans Cottage, 126 Jacobs Gutter Lane, Marchwood, Southampton SO40 9FX is applying to change an existing licence as follows. To keep an extra 0 goods vehicles and 4 trailers at the operating

  • Exsel Pumps Ltd

    Exsel Pumps Ltd, of Unit 3, Church House Farm, Wal-tham Chase, Southampton SO32 2LN is applying to change an existing licence as follows. To keep an extra 1 goods vehicle and 1 trailer at the operating centre at Unit 3, Church House Farm, Waltham Chase