• 84-year-old woman confronts burglar

    AN ELDERY woman was confronted by a burglar after being woken up by a noise at the back of her Hampshire home. The 84-year-old called out before hearing and seeing a man run past and flee through the front door. A key to the house in Alver

  • Di Canio hails Ferguson career

    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio admits it will be impossible for any manager to eclipse Sir Alex Ferguson's trophy-laden career. The Manchester United supremo announced his impending retirement yesterday after almost 27 years at the Old Trafford

  • Centurion Adams rescues Hants at Bristol

    Jimmy Adams completed a classic century as Hampshire hit back strongly on a rain-shortened second day of the LV=County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol. Unbeaten on 74 overnight, but with his side still in trouble at 165 for eight,

  • Accolade for Southampton training firm

    A SOUTHAMPTON engineering apprentice provider celebrated getting a top accreditation. Millbrook-based Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is now the first apprenticeship provider in the UK to get accredited by the Institute of Measurement

  • Lottery talk

    COMMUNITY groups in Southampton can learn more about applying for lottery cash at a talk in June. Kate Sawdy from the Big Lottery Fund will talk to groups thinking of applying for the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund at Southampton Voluntary

  • Shoemaker’s love of prison

    FRANK Bryan enjoyed prison so much he kept on committing crimes in order to return there. The shoemaker had begun offending in 1894, with housebreaking and larceny a speciality, and had spent about 20 years behind bars before his latest appearance

  • Moys appointed United boss

    Manchester United have confirmed David Moyes as their new manager. The 50-year-old has signed a six-year-contract with the Old Trafford outfit and will join officially on July 1 after completing the season with Everton. Moyes has the backing

  • Poet wins writing competition

    A SOUTHAMPTON poet has won a prestigious writing competition. Roger Kingman has seen his story The Rendezvous in print after winning the general fiction award in Writers of the Year 2013. The 66-year-old retired Cemix Marine UK logistics controller

  • Village set to get dog bins

    CHERITON parish council is looking at dog bins at the recreation ground, Dark Lane and the village centre. Meanwhile, work should soon improve the potholed entrance to the parking area at the recreation ground. A tender has been accepted, the

  • Friends for the elderly needed

    HOUSING association First Wessex needs befrienders to lend a hand with its extra care sheltered housing scheme in Eastleigh. It involves being a friend to elderly people, those with mobility problems or those suffering illness. Call 023 8090

  • Farm fashions fetch £1,000

    A CHARITY fashion show raised £1,000. The event at a farm in Owslebury, near Winchester, was in aid of James House Orphanage for Abused Children in South Africa. About 100 people packed the barn, while several Winchester businesses supported

  • IN THE PINK: 6 pages of Drew Smith cup finals pictures

    See this weekend’s Sports Pink for a six-page Drew Smith cup finals special. There are pictures and reports from Bush Hill’s Trophyman Senior League Cup final win over Park Sports, Nursling’s triumph against Division C upstarts Langley Manor in

  • Danny Fox teams up with DJ Spoony

    Saints defender Danny Fox is teaming up with celebrities such as DJ Spoony to take part in a charity football match held at Loftus Road later this month. The left back is the only current footballer lining up in the game between a celebrity Cystic

  • Save our youth centre

    “WE need our politicians to stand up and fight for us.” That was the message last night from angry residents, young and old, who are fighting to save their local youth club from oblivion. Scores packed into the Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre

  • Everton confirm Moyes departure

    Everton have announced that manager David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season with a view to joining Manchester United. A statement released by the Merseyside club this afternoon confirmed Moyes had told chairman Bill Kenwright of

  • Ex-Saint listed as one of Moyes' worst buys

    During his 11 years at Everton David Moyes built a reputation for getting the most out of his investments in the transfer market. Press Association Sport looks at his best - and worst - buys during that time. BEST BUYS NIGEL MARTYN

  • Appeal for community minibus drivers in Alresford

    NEW Alresford Town Trust is appealing for more volunteers to help drive its community minibus. The vehicle offers an important lifeline to many elderly people, especially with the gradual reduction in bus services. Drivers would need to give

  • Motorbikes targeted as part of Southampton crackdown

    MOPEDS and motorcycles will be targeted today as part of a crackdown on motorcycle mayhem blighting the city’s roads and nature spots. Officers from the Sholing and Weston Safer Neighbourhood Team and the roads policing unit will be out stopping

  • Hundreds turn out for funeral of young dad killed in crash

    HUNDREDS of family and friends have gathered to say their final goodbyes to a young father killed in a hit and run crash. The funeral of Steven Johnson took place at midday today at Romsey Abbey. Floral tributes at the side of his coffin read

  • Hughes leaves Everton door open

    Ex-Saints striker Mark Hughes today refused to rule himself out of a return to Everton, should David Moyes become Manchester United's new manager. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson after 26 years at Old Trafford seems likely to set in motion

  • BT sign up ex-Saints and offer free Premier League football

    BT waged a price war with rival BSkyB today by offering free Premier League football for its broadband customers. The telecoms giant, which is muscling into Sky's dominance of sport after winning a three-year deal to show 38 Premier League games

  • Alcohol licences under review for stores

    TWO convenience stores in Southampton will have their licences to sell alcohol reviewed today. The licensees of Coxford Stores, in Coxford Drove, and Quick Trip in Shirley Road, Freemantle, will go before the city council’s licensing committee.

  • Oakhaven Hospice celebrates £506K windfall

    A HAMPSHIRE hospice is today celebrating a £506,000 windfall that will enable it to complete a major expansion scheme. Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington is one of 176 facilities across the UK that will share a £60m hand-out from the Government, which

  • Single mother of four bailed over cannabis charge

    A SINGLE mother of four, who admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply, was further bailed for reports. Naomi Sullivan, 33, of Radcliffe Road, Southampton, returns to Winchester Crown Court on May 29.

  • Expensive gadgets stolen in home burglary

    EXPENSIVE electrical items were stolen during a burglary in Hampshire. An Apple iPad and iPod, and a Samsung Chrome Book were among goods stolen from a house in Abbeyfields Close, Netley Abbey, overnight between May 6 and 7. Bosh tools and

  • Garage invaded by 14,000 Doctor Who books

    WHAT do you do when you end up with 14,000 Doctor Who books in your garage? If you are Hampshire man Andrew Ledger, you give them away to schools across the UK. Mr Ledger, who is best known for directing the Fordingbridge Players, bought the

  • Hampshire falls behind in creating entrepreneurs

    HAMPSHIRE is falling behind other areas in Government attempts to turn benefit claimants into entrepreneurs by helping them set up their own business. Only around 20 people in Southampton have taken out ‘Dragon’s Den-style’ loans to enable them

  • Cultural talk

    SOUTHAMPTON’S history as a cultural melting pot will be discussed at a lecture tonight. Dr Linda Cadier will give a talk entitled Multicultural City: Migration and Languages in Southampton at Westgate Hall in Westgate Street. Dr Cadier, who

  • T-shirt workshop

    PEOPLE will have the chance to express their creative side at a T-shirt decorating workshop. The workshop will take place at the Ropewalk centre garden, in Derby Road, Southampton, on June 9, from midday to 1pm.

  • Music at museum

    A SOUTHAMPTON museum will be filled with music. Baroque chamber band Quattrio will be performing at Tudor House and Garden between 2pm and 4pm on May 12. For more information call 023 8083 4242 or visit

  • Jewellery stolen

    JEWELLERY worth thousands of pounds and hi-tech items were stolen from a Hampshire cottage. A diamond solitaire ring worth £2,000, a diamond gold ring worth £2,500, and an amethyst necklace and ring were stolen following a burglary at a cottage

  • Pedestrian hurt in bus crash

    A WOMAN has suffered potentially serious head injuries after being hit by a double-decker bus. The incident happened at the junction of Ringwood Road and Calmore Road in Totton at about 10.40am this morning. A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman

  • Flats plans rejected

    PLANS to demolish a former church and build four flats on the site in Southampton have been turned down. City council planners decided that plans to knock down the former telephone relay station in Garfield Road, Bitterne, would be an overdevelopment

  • Council defends road repair work

    HAMPSHIRE County Council has defended unpopular roadworks in a busy Winchester road this week. Resurfacing started in St Georges Street on Tuesday night and is set to finish tomorrow. It is part of Operation Resilience, a county wide programme

  • Little Abe's walking toward a brighter future

    HIS family feared he might never walk unaided. But now two-year-old Abe Astur faces a bright future thanks to a lifechanging operation in the USA. He suffers from spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy which made his leg muscles very tight

  • Horses helped to heal my mum- and inspired me too

    HE is aged just 19 but is already tipped to be a star in the dressage world. Hampshire young rider Jezz Palmer is the first to admit he is trained to win when he unfalteringly powers down the centre line of packed arenas on his imposing horse Royaume

  • Police to pay £150k for officer's cut thumb

    Hampshire police will have to pay £150,000 of public money to lawyers after losing a legal appeal today against compensation given to an officer who cut her thumb while dismantling a cannabis factory. Kerry Ann Taylor, a PC, was nauseous from cannabis

  • Meteor spotted flying over Hampshire

    Witnesses have described watching a green-tinged meteor flash across the Hampshire sky. The ''fireball'' shot over England and Wales in a northerly direction at around 9.45pm yesterday. Experts believe the meteor might have formed from debris

  • Artist's delight at New York exhibition offer

    WINCHESTER artist Josephine Chisholm was astounded and delighted when a top New York gallery asked to display some of her work. When her paintings go on display in the Odyssey of Color exhibition at the prestigious Agora Gallery on Saturday it

  • Major city road link to be shut

    One of Hampshire’s busiest traffic links will be closed tonight as a mulit-million pound road scheme finally comes to an end. After months of motoring misery work on the Redbridge roundabout in Southampton is expected to be completed by the early

  • Clyne hoping for England glory

    Nathaniel Clyne is hoping to be a part of something extremely rare this summer – an England football team that wins a major trophy. The Saints defender is likely to find out next week if he has been named in the squad that will compete in this

  • Warning as wind set to batter the south

    HEAVY winds are set to buffet the south coast today. The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for the area covering Southampton and Hampshire between 10am and 9pm. Winds of up to 52mph are predicted throughout the day, and are expected

  • The battle to save Hampshire's giant donkeys

    THEY resemble a cross between the Star Wars character Chewbacca and a woolly mammoth. Now a Hampshire woman has launched a campaign to save a critically- endangered breed of giant French donkey from extinction after their numbers dropped to less

  • Hundreds to honour hit and run victim Steven

    THEY will arrive in their hundreds to pay tribute to “the life and soul of the party”. A huge turnout is expected at Romsey Abbey today as friends and family gather to say their final farewells to Steven Johnson, who was killed in a hit-and run

  • Inquest into shock death of Shanique

    THE INQUEST into the “sudden and unexpected” death of a Southampton youngster known for her “wonderful smile” will be held today. Shanique Edwards was just eight years old when she died at Southampton General Hospital, leaving her family and many

  • ‘Carnage’ as sheep found dead

    SEVERAL sheep have been killed and injured on a nature reserve near Winchester following a suspected incident of illegal hunting with dogs. Jayne Chapman, reserves officer at Butterfly Conservation’s Magdalen Hill Down, was alerted by a member

  • City to get another new leader

    MEET the man set to become Southampton’s next city council leader. The Daily Echo can today reveal that Simon Letts is likely to become the authority’s third leader in the space of three weeks. Current leader Jacqui Rayment was elected on April