• Saints sign Pablo Osvaldo in record deal

    Saints have smashed their transfer record by completing the signing of Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, for a fee that could rise to nearly £15m. The 27-year-old forward has agreed a four-year contract at St Mary's and will be officially unveiled tomorrow

  • This Is Literally Destroying The English Language

    Steam was literally coming out of my ears when I read this week that the Oxford English Dictionary now defines 'literally' as a word used to emphasise a metaphor. It wasn't really and there's no way I'm going to give up the older definition of 'literally

  • Get Cycling at Riverside Park

    A FREE cycling event will be held tomorrow as part of the Pedal On UK initiative. It will mark the end of the south-eastern stage of national cycling tour The Ride. There will be a host of cycling-related activities, including a cycle cinema

  • City hospital expansion approved

    SOUTHAMPTON General Hospital is set for expansion work after a planning application was approved. As part of its ongoing ten-year development plan for the hospital, the University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust (UHS) has won permission

  • Bike worth £500 stolen

    AN opportunist thief fled with a racing bike worth £500. The Funn Asphalt 2001 bike was taken from the garage of a house in Foyle Road, Valley Park, Chandler’s Ford, between 2.30pm and 2.40pm on Wednesday. Call police on 101.

  • Hampshire man fined for city centre attack

    WINCHESTER man Joseph Morgan has been fined for a city centre attack on a man. Morgan, 23, of Stanmore Lane, Stanmore, assaulted Andrew Galliott in Winchester High Street on July 21, magistrates in Basingstoke heard. He was sentenced to a community

  • University awards first professional doctorate

    THE University of Winchester has awarded its first professional doctorate. Dr Peter Beadell, founder of Panjazz International, will receive the inaugural Professional Doctorate in Contribution to Public Work after demonstrating “significant innovation

  • Community service for driving offender

    SOUTHAMPTON man Paul Zimondi, 40, of Alma Road, has been ordered to do community service for driving offences near Winchester. Zimondi admitted driving a 02-reg Nissan Almera in Compton Street while disqualified and with no insurance and also obstructing

  • City man charged with sex offences

    A WINCHESTER man has appeared in court accused of three sex offences. Emmanuel Duru, 30, of Greenhill Close, Fulflood, is charged with rape, sexual touching and another serious offence on three females between April 1 2012 and February 2 this year

  • City becomes crane capital of the South

    IN RECENT years, the picture in Southampton has been one of austerity and cutbacks. The city council, which has made £16million of cuts this year and is looking at having to slash £40million off its budget for the next two years, has not been alone

  • Pet owner's insurance shock

    WHEN Wendy Ellis made the heartbreak decision to have her beloved companion Toady the cat put to sleep to escape his pain, she believed his medical insurance would cusion at least the financial blow. But now the devoted owner is furious after her

  • Revealed: Secret store of city's art

    FROM the outside it’s a dreary, bog-standard warehouse on an inconspicuous industrial estate. Inside, it’s something all together more interesting. From paintings of Winchester buildings long-since demolished, to busts, ornaments and category-defying

  • Plan to give city church new lease of life

    AN ambitious project aims to give a popular Southampton church a new lease of life. Shirley Warren Action Church, in Warren Crescent, Shirley Warren, will undergo extensive building improvements to bring it up to modern standards. Now churchgoers

  • Chris Packham: Why I'm still a kid at heart

    NOT many people jump for joy at the sound of the morning alarm but Springwatch presenter Chris Packham relishes the shrill start to a new day. At 52, the wildlife expert from Southampton has retained the same infectious enthusiasm for wildlife

  • Christmas arrives at city card shop - in August!

    AT this time of year most people’s minds are firmly on sun, sea and sand. With another heatwave being promised for the last week of the summer holidays, thoughts are likely to be turning to days on the beach. Yet one Hampshire store has rolled

  • Vicious attack: could these men have information?

    POLICE are hoping these two men could have vital information about a vicious assault which left a man with a broken nose. The victim had spent the night at Southampton’s Oceana club and was walking home around 4.30am on Saturday, August 3 when

  • Charity's plea after takings were left on pavement

    POLICE and charity workers are appealing for a thief to return £600 in takings left on a pavement. The canvas bag containing the cash was left outside the Second Chance Animal Rescue’s shop in West End’s High Street. Shop manager Wendy Jarvis

  • Yemi gets Spitfires off to a winning start

    YEMI Odubade scored on his league debut as the Spitfires got off to a winning start in the Skrill Conference South. Odubade, a close-season arrival from Gateshead, tapped home a 26th-minute winner to edge a tight game against Sutton United 1-0