• High Street vs Online- It's A Lose Lose Situation

    Sorry about the long gap since my last posting. Despite it being very trendy, Your Life Your Style hasn’t gone bust, I’ve just been very busy with Christmas and the January aftermath. The new year has brought quite a few retailers to their knees

  • Saints have £10.2m bid accepted for Brazilian

    SAINTS have had a £10.2m bid for Brazilian playmaker Phillipe Coutinho accepted - but are waiting to see if Liverpool will match the offer. The Italian giants are understood to have accepted Saints' bid for the 20-year-old, who has played under

  • Shop worker suffers broken nose after gang attack

    A SHOP worker suffered a broken nose after she was attacked by a gang she caught trying to steal from her store. The 44-year-old member of staff at New Look, in Shirley High Street, spotted a young woman in the group trying to steal items.

  • Work started on £3.75m housing project in Hythe

    WORK has started on a £3.75m housing project that aims to provide living acco-mmodation for the over-60s. McCarthy & Stone is building 36 Later Living apartments in Southampton Road, Hythe, on the former Hartwells showroom site.

  • Appliance fire at home in Southampton

    RESIDENTS were evacuated from a Southampton bungalow yesterday after a dishwasher caught fire. Firefighters from Hightown fire station were called at 12.54am to Valley Rise in Southampton. The two crews put out the small fire and the family was able

  • Murder suspect 'caught on CCTV after killing'

    A VIDEO showing an alleged killer just hours after he is said to have murdered a Southampton man and torched his body in a car has been shown to jurors. Footage of Arben Lleshi leaving the flat where he allegedly killed Agim Hoxha was shown on

  • The Cave - Review

    Reviewed On: Xbox 360 Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 Publisher: SEGA Developer: Double Fine Studio Genre: Puzzle Platformer Age: 12 (PEGI) Click here for more screenshots Click here to see

  • Crime falls across Hampshire

    THE chief constable today praised his officers and staff for helping drive down crime across Hampshire and reducing the number of burglaries to an all time low. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed how break-ins at homes

  • Merger to see building society vanish and jobs to go

    TWO banks in Hampshire are set to close following a shake-up by the Co-operative Bank following its merger with Britannia building society. Branches in Southampton and Portsmouth city centres will be shut while the Co-operative Bank closes 37 branches

  • £80,000 revamp for skate park in Portchester

    A HAMPSHIRE skate park could be set for an £80,000 revamp. American skateboarding firm California Skate Parks wants to take over the park at Wicor Recreation Ground, in Portchester. It plans to turn it into a state of the art facility by getting

  • Concern as university applicant numbers remain low

    FEARS have been raised fewer people are applying to go to university in the face of higher tuition fees. Higher education applications are down on last year, when a 6.6 per cent drop was seen as a response to the huge rise in the cost of taking

  • Man back in prison after harassment

    A TOTTON man is back in jail after hounding his mother again. Despite a court order banning him from contacting her, heroin addict Craig Steadman bombarded her with phone calls within days of being released from his latest stretch for harassing

  • Council row over plans for 1,000 homes

    A MAJOR blueprint for housing in the Hampshire countryside has been thrown into chaos amid a row over a huge plot of land. Up to 1,000 homes were due to be built at Woodhouse Lane in Hedge End as part of a far-reaching plan for development being

  • Wind farm ban rethink urged

    THE leader of Hampshire County Council was set to come under pressure today to rethink a blanket ban on wind farms on county council land. An environmental pressure group will tell Councillor Ken Thornber the ban is “misguided and harmful”.

  • First community library opens

    HAMPSHIRE’S first community-run library has opened. County council leader Ken Thornber opened Stanmore Community Library at The Carroll Centre in Somers Close, Winchester. Centre staff have been working on the project for a year after the county

  • Festival issued with formal warning

    VILLAGERS are angry that the organisers of a music festival have avoided prosecution after breaking licensing conditions. Winchester City Council has issued a warning to Boomtown after the music event held at Cheesefoot Head last August. Parish

  • Golding hits new milestone

    Mike Golding has completed his sixth circumnavigation of the World. The Warsash sailor is currently lying sixth in the Vendée Globe and completed his sixth circumnavigation as he crossed his outward track from his descent of the Atlantic over eight

  • Grandad fighting cancer nominates his Hospital Heroes

    A HAMPSHIRE grandad fighting an incurable disease claims he is still here thanks to the dedication of medics at a Southampton hospital. John Andrews, from Testwood, has endured months of chemotherapy and even a bone marrow transplant since diagnosed

  • Heart monitor could have saved boy's life, inquest told

    BEING hooked up to a heart monitor could have saved the life of a four-year-old boy who died at Southampton General Hospital, an inquest heard today. Matthew Kenway, of Belllfield, Fareham, suffered a heart attack as he recovered from a kidney

  • Man with links to drugs cartel jailed

    A SOUTHAMPTON man, said to have links to a drugs cartel in the city, has been jailed for three years. David Caines, 48, was arrested outside his home after police found him carrying 50 wraps of heroin and 19 wraps of crack cocaine. Prosecutor

  • Hospital given £370,000 to improve maternity unit

    SOUTHAMPTON hospital bosses have been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to upgrade the city’s maternity unit. University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Princess Anne Hospital, has been given £370,000 as part of

  • Police find £50,000 of cocaine at Southampton home

    POLICE found about £50,000 worth of cocaine when they searched a Southampton man’s home, Winchester Crown Court heard. They made the discovery after stopping Ian Rose, 33, in his car, where they seized a small amount of the drug. Rose, of Woodmill

  • Cafe window smashed

    A large window of an Eastleigh cafe has been smashed. The incident happened at O’Briens, in Market Street, at about 9pm on Monday and police said it could cost the business up to £5,000 because the shop had to be shut until it was replaced.

  • Plan for £10.5m housing scheme to help the elderly

    Elderly people would benefit from a proposed £10.5m housing scheme in Hampshire. Winchester City Council has bid for a Government grant of £1.8m to help fund the Extra Care sheltered accommodation scheme. One of the sites considered is likely

  • Vulnerable patients 'at risk from lack of care'

    VULNERABLE residents at a Hampshire care home were put at risk of burning and injuring themselves due to a lack of care, it has been revealed. In a critical report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspectors witnessed a catalogue of failings

  • Van driver threatened in parking row

    A driver was threatened with violence in a parking dispute, police say. The 65-year-old van driver told police how he had been parked in Mount View, in Boyatt Wood, writing up invoices when a man knocked on his window and started shouting and swearing

  • Briggs retains place in England's T20 squad

    Danny Briggs has been included in England's Twenty20 squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand - but left out of the one-day party. Briggs has not played during the current series against India and Graeme Swann's return to the one-day squad to

  • Air routes survive axe

    ROUTES out of Southampton Airport are safe as regional airline Flybe culls hundreds of jobs. About a dozen posts are to go at the city’s airport’s largest operator as it battles to plug a £3m black hole. Soaring passenger duty and fuel bills

  • A shameful way to treat our police force recruits

    WHAT a disgraceful way to treat potential police recruits by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, by slashing their pay by 20 per cent when only last week MPs went public asking for a 35 per cent pay rise. Does she not realise what sort of candidates

  • Enthralled by magic of old Father Snow

    WHAT is it about snow that brings the Shackleton fever out in us? Even though I am in my 60s I still watch out of my window with the garden light backdrop when snow silently blankets the land. It is also the only time my garden looks as fine

  • Where was the grit?

    I GOT into work at Southampton docks at 7.35am on Friday and had to drive through Millbrook, Shirley Road and then the docks itself. Not one of these roads was gritted. I would like to know why, it was treacherous! There was a bus on the wrong

  • Use shops or we’ll lose them

    THE Daily Echo is right (Echo Comment, January 17): it is the customers who are responsible, along with high prices, for putting people who work in retail at risk every time you sit at home in front of your PC or order items from your mobile. Also

  • Surgery sets example

    LIKE Terry Butler (Letters, January 14), I am pleased to say my doctor’s surgery in Shirley Avenue sets a good example to others. Telephone calls are always answered by very pleasant and obliging receptionists who always offer a polite welcome

  • Handcuff challenge for fundraising best friends

    Best friends often stick together. But two Southampton girls took it quite literally – by handcuffing themselves to each other for two days. Chrissie Morris, 23, from Hanley Road in Shirley, and her friend Cat Blatchford, 23, from Grange Road

  • Gardener denies conning the elderly

    A Hampshire gardener accused of conning a vulnerable pensioner out of thousands of pounds told a court he would “rather die” than commit fraud. Robert Whitaker is alleged to have conspired with his two nephews, John and James Whitaker, to defraud

  • Fall in unemployment is still 'painfully slow'

    MINISTERS have hailed the latest fall in unemployment – although Hampshire’s dole queues nudged up 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

  • Council staff and teachers given full pay for snow day

    COUNCIL staff and teachers in Southampton who could not work because of snow will not lose any pay, the Daily Echo can reveal. Workers forced to stay at home by the cold snap were given the day off on full pay. In contrast, workers at other councils

  • Delivery time for lambs

    DELIVERING their first baby can be a challenge for any student midwife. So imagine the task of farmyard apprentices who are poised to welcome 84 sets of triplets, 218 pairs of twins and 78 single lambs this weekend. Students and staff are expecting

  • Banana Kong - Review

    Reviewed On: iPhone Available For: iOS Publisher: FDG Developer: FDG Genre: Action Age: 9+ Price: 69p Make sure you play this on an empty stomach, because you're going to munch your way through more bendy

  • Cerebral palsy hasn't stopped me becoming a chess pro

    HE is aged just 21 and he is already the one to watch in the chess world. Each move is forensically and skilfully calculated in his mind – leaving his opponent with nowhere left to go. Skilled Dale McLauchlan- Young, who has made his debut

  • Pearce gets Ireland call

    Reading defender and former Saints loanee Alex Pearce has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's friendly against Poland. The 24-year-old has received a late call-up after manager Giovanni Trapattoni agreed to FC Toronto's

  • Inquest into four-year-old who died of a heart attack

    AN inquest into the death of a four-year-old boy who suffered a heart attack begins today. Matthew Kenway, from Fareham, was nearly five when he died at Southampton General Hospital after an operation on his kidneys. The St Francis School pupil

  • Pearce unsure on Butland call

    England Under-21s coach Stuart Pearce is keen to take Jack Butland to the European Championship finals this summer but admits he is mindful of the balancing act that goes with the goalkeeper's progress at senior level. Birmingham goalkeeper Butland

  • Caldwell believes Strachan can inspire

    Scotland defender Gary Caldwell has refused to give up on their World Cup qualification hopes with new boss Gordon Strachan now at the helm. Strachan was unveiled as national team coach earlier this month after a poor start to the World Cup qualifying

  • Council backs plans for temporary primary school

    COUNTY council education chiefs have backed plans to build 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’s services, yesterday

  • Dog sniffed out £700k of drugs

    HE may look like an average family pet but Tosh the springer spaniel has been at the forefront of the war on drugs across the county. His nose has been responsible for helping to sniff out £700,000 of illegal drugs in his last few years of service

  • Art helps survivors at rape crisis centre

    THEY are the paintings that prove there is life after rape. At the end of paintbrushes dipped in dark colours are teenagers who have suffered at the hands of sexual predators. Anger can be seen in one of the disturbing self-portraits and distress

  • Move provides happy ending for toy story

    ROMSEY Toy Library has a new home for the mountain of children’s favourites it offers for loan. Staff transferred hundreds of toys from the charity’s old premises at Frankie’s Fun Factory 100 yards to Academy Studios on Romsey Industrial Estate

  • Plans to develop land round train station

    LAND around Winchester Railway Station could be a step closer to being developed. Corporate director Steve Tilbury told the town forum the cabinet would receive a presentation from David Ashe of CH Design Partnership on developing Station Approach

  • Dino discovery rewrites the history books

    A NEWLY discovered dinosaur is changing forever the way we look at birds, a Southampton scientist claims. Dr Gareth Dyke has co-written a paper following the discovery of a bird-like dinosaur in China, which roamed the Earth long before the beasts

  • MP marks start of business park transformation

    A HAMPSHIRE MP is set to launch work transforming Fareham Business Park. Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, will today mark the beginning of demolition work at the site. Originally the home of a US based global healthcare company, CBRE sold

  • Pensioner fell to his death at recycling centre

    A HAMPSHIRE pensioner died after falling down steps at a recycling centre just moments after a warning from his daughter, an inquest heard. Bruce Norton-Amor, 85, began climbing the steps to a skip when he toppled backwards, hitting his head on

  • GCSE results good - but could have been even better

    IT WAS good but it could have been so much better. Those were the feelings of head teachers across the south today as the results of last year’s GCSE examinations were published. They show students are continuing to improve across the board

  • A-level results stable

    HAMPSHIRE’S colleges and sixth-forms largely saw their results remain steady. Changes to the way standards are measured in further education made it difficult to compare progress over recent years but results largely stayed stable with some only

  • Golding declares 'war' on Vendée rival

    MIKE Golding has ‘declared war’ on his Vendée Globe arch-rival as the solo round the world race enters the final sprint to the finish. Veteran racer Golding, 52, has been trading blows with Frenchman Jean Le Cam since the 24,000-mile odyssey started

  • Barry misses out on British record

    A superb undulate ray of 24lb 8oz has beaten the best British weight. But Barry Knight, who caught it off The Needles, won’t be able to claim the record. Present restrictions on landing such a type of ray meant the fish was weighed, photographed

  • Business high flyer is top bowls man

    JIM Freeman was a high flyer during his business life – now he has hit the high spots in bowls as president of the New Forest BA for 2013. Jim is a one-club man, having taken up the sport in 2001 at Totton and Eling following the death of his wife

  • Saints linked to £10m move

    Reports in Italy have again linked Saints with a move for Inter Milan playmaker Philippe Coutinho. It has been suggested that the club are considering a bid of about £10m for the 20-year-old Brazilian, above. Saints have been regularly linked

  • Saints players' place in the sun

    Saints were given a tour of the Nou Camp before being put through their paces at Barcelona’s training ground yesterday, as their trip to Spain with new boss Mauricio Pochettino began. The squad are spending a few days away with their latest manager

  • Hampshire given Bailey boost

    Hampshire have been given a huge boost after Cricket Australia confirmed that George Bailey will be available for the forthcoming season. Bailey is Hampshire’s main overseas player for the upcoming campaign but was subject to speculation regarding

  • Two arrested after row

    POLICE were called to an argument after two men turned up at a house in Eastleigh. The two people came to an address in Tommy Green Walk and were having a heated argument with a 30-year-old man at the house. A neighbour called the police yesterday

  • Saints linked with £10m move for Inter Milan star

    REPORTS in Italy have again linked Saints with a move for Inter Milan playmaker Philippe Coutinho. It has been suggested that the club are considering a bid of about £10m for the 20-year-old Brazilian. Saints have been regularly linked with

  • Puncheon backing Lambert for England call-up

    Saints midfielder Jason Puncheon believes Rickie Lambert deserves an England call-up. Manager Roy Hodgson will soon be selecting his squad for next month’s friendly against Brazil, at Wembley. Lambert has made a strong case for inclusion, with

  • Theatre given £20,000 cash boost

    WINCHESTER town forum has revealed its proposed grants for city organisations for the next financial year. City centre councillors outlined their funding for charities, community and arts groups at a meeting last night. The largest grants of

  • Woman mugged and hit in the face

    A WOMAN was hit in the face as robbers snatched her handbag. The 43-year-old victim was walking her dog along an access road that runs alongside Dutton Lane, in Eastleigh, when two men ran towards her. She was hit on the forehead and cheek

  • Tools stolen at club break-in

    POLICE are appealing for information following a break-in at Leckford Golf Club near Stockbridge on Monday night. Officers say that a number of tools were taken and failed attempts were also made by the raiders to get into two club houses at the

  • Civic bosses call for public help over 500 new homes plan

    ALRESFORD civic chiefs are caling for the public's help as they struggle with drawing up plans for how the town can evolve over the next 20 years. A packed meeting last night heard how the town council was calling for the public to help it draw

  • Thieves steal flat screen TV

    THIEVES broke into a woman’s Southampton home while she was away visiting her parents. The 20-year-old tenant returned to her Shirley flat in Kent Street to find the front door had been forced open. A 32-inch Samsung flat screen television

  • Drug charge student faces jail - but will do his exams first

    A STUDENT arrested for possessing thousands of pounds worth of drugs following the death of a trainee doctor has been warned he could go to prison. But Alex Pearson will not be sentenced until June – to give him time to do his university exams.


    BRACKSTONE MAURICE Passed away three years ago today. Although we're not together, we will never be apart. Because you have that special place right here within my heart. I've lost my lifes's companion, a life linked with my own. You're still


    LANZONI FLORA Aged 78 years. Passed away in her sleep after a short illness at Cedar Lawn Nursing Home on the 21st December 2012. Will be sadly missed but always remembered by her son Maurice, granddaughter Sophie and all the Family. ---------- Funeral


    GRIMES PATRICIA ELLEN Passed away two years ago today, and still our hearts ache like it was yesterday. We think of you each day but know that the pain has now gone away. You will always be in our heart and minds every minute of the day, especially


    TARRANT DORA HELEN (Nee REPETTO) Sadly passed away peacefully in hospital on January 12th 2013, aged 84. Will be sadly missed by daughters Mavis and Debbie, son-in-laws Steve and Terry and grandchildren Kelly, Kim, Luke and George. ---------- Funeral


    65 TODAY JOYCE BEDNALL Happy 65th Birthday. Love Terry, Jane, Ian, Karen, Paul, Ryan, Mollie, Ben, James and Bethany XXX


    WELLS SHIRLEY ANNE LILY Passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her Family on 11th January 2013, aged 77 years. Will be sadly missed by loving husband Ken, Daughters, Sister, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and all the people who knew and loved


    FRIPP AMELIA ELIZABETH Suddenly taken from us on Saturday, 5th January 2013, aged 2 years and 9 months. We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence and


    WATERS EDITH (EDE) Passed away peacefully on the 19th January 2013 aged 89 years. Beloved Wife of Bill and Mother to Pauline, Gordon and Beverly. ---------- Funeral to take place at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Tuesday, 5th February at 12.15


    WEIR TOM Passed away peacefully on 16th January 2013 aged 87 years. Beloved Husband of Sylvia. Cherished Father of Pete, Nikki, Maggie, Belinda, Chris and Terri. Dearly loved Grandad of Helen, Adam, Claire, Debbie, Becky, Danielle, Dominique, Chantelle


    BUCKMAN FREDERICK JOHN (FREDERICO) Passed away suddenly at home on 19th January 2013 aged 89. Reunited with his Wife Jo. Will be greatly missed by his ever-loving daughter Maria, her partner Nige and much loved grandson Tim and his wife Sam. ------


    BUCKMAN FREDERICK Sadly passed away at home on Saturday 19th January. A much loved Grandad. I will keep so many memories with me. From a baby to a child to a man, you were always there for me. I will miss you always. Your loving Grandson, Tim


    COLE MAUREEN Margaret, Raymond, Ian, Melanie, Ryan and Benjamin would like to thank all Family, Friends and Neighbours for their flowers, cards and messages of sympathy and donations following the sad loss of Maureen. Special thanks to all the Staff


    40 TODAY SHYDA MAHONEY (Nee FOSTER) Have a lovely Birthday. All my love Mum. X X X


    McLOUGHLIN ANTHONY VINCENT (ANTON) Sadly passed away on 15th January 2013, aged 56 years. Beloved Father and Brother who will be sadly missed. ---------- Funeral to be held at Hollybrook Chapel 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 31st January, followed by Interment


    HOSEY JOAN (ROSE) Mum, Nan and Great Nan. Sadly passed away 15th January. We will all miss you but never forget you. God Bless. Love always. Rachel and Tommy, Katherine and Zachary, Charmaine, Andy and Darius.


    HOBBS RAY Passed away five years today. Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away. Til we meet again, your loving wife Sheila and Family, daughter Tania and Family in Canada.


    GOUGH PEGGY 15th Anniversary. Down memory lane we often travel, it's there we keep in touch, with a Mum loved with all our hearts and missed so very much. Love Gerald, Gaye, Chris, Gwen and Families XXXX


    18TH BIRTHDAY RONAN WEST Congratulations on all your achievements so far. Wishing you love and happiness always. Granny and Grandad XX


    18 TODAY! RONAN WEST Happy 18th Birthday to our wonderful Son. All our love Mum, Dad, Siobhan, Ciara, Declan and Aoife-Niamh. X X X X X X


    MISSELBROOK HILDA ELIZABETH Formerly Hill, Nee Ingram Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, 16th January 2013 aged 90. Much loved Mum, Nan and Great Nan. Will be sadly missed by Sue and Ralph, Mike and Jenny and all of her Grandchildren


    REYNARD GRAHAM Rest in Peace. Will be sadly missed by brother John and Lesley.


    MORRIS PAULINE Sadly passed away on January 15th 2013, aged 69 years. Lovingly missed by all her Family and Friends. ---------- Funeral Service will be held in Hythe United Reformed Church at 1.00 p.m. on Monday, February 4th 2013 followed by Burial


    HULL ALBERT WILLIAM JOHN (CLIFF) Passed away suddenly 14th January 2013 aged 77. Much loved Husband, Father and Grandpop and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. ---------- THe Funeral Service will take palce at Wessex Vale Crematorium, Bubb Lane


    SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL®CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON(ADELAIDE ROAD) (ROAD CLOSURE) (150/23)TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER 2013Southampton City Council HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT, in accordance with section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended