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  • Taylor shines but Hants wait goes on

    Hampshire will have to beat Derbyshire in their final group game to secure a home semi-final in the YB40 after a nerve wracking defeat against Lancashire at Old Trafford. Brad Taylor, aged just 16 years, 159 days, broke a 146 year-old record as the youngest

  • Hampshire's Lions tamed by Bangladesh A

    Michael Carberry and James Vince missed out on a run feast when they opened together for the England Lions for the first time. Carberry hit a 35-ball 20, including a six and two fours, as the pair shared 30 for the first wicket in a 202-run win

  • Rail delays as fire breaks out on the line

    TRAINS services in Southampton faced severed disruption during this evening's rush hour - after a fire broke out on the line. Some were cancelled to allow Hampshire Fire and Rescue crews to extinguish a small blaze on a track conductor on the line

  • International call-up for netball star

    LYMINGTON’s Mia Ritchie has been included in England’s netball squad for next month’s FIAT International Netball Series. The 23 year-old, a wing attack for Team Bath, was named in an 11-strong squad that plays three matches against South Africa

  • Puncheon set for Palace loan

    Saints winger Jason Puncheon is expected to move to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal in time to play for the Eagles against Stoke this weekend. The 27-year-old only recently signed a new three-year contract at Saints, but is set to been farmed

  • Fraud gang stole 3,000 identities and almost made £2.3m

    SENTENCES totalling more than 20 years were today imposed on four members of a Southampton-based gang who stole more than 3,000 identities in an attempt to defraud £2.3million in income tax repayments. The gang, all from Eastern Europe, were involved

  • 'Suspicious' incident with young girl prompts police appeal

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a reported “suspicious incident” last night where a young girl looked distressed and was heard screaming in a car. The child aged about 10 was spotted in a red car in Long Lane, in Hedge End, sometime between

  • BBC scraps Naked Rambler documentary

    The BBC has postponed a planned documentary about naked rambler Stephen Gough after his arrest for breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) that bans him from baring all in public. The show about the former Royal Marine, which followed his

  • Taking advantage of those 'green shoots'

    AFTER years of financial hardship and austerity, green shoots of recovery are starting to appear in the UK’s economy. And to help those hoping to take advantage by starting up their own firms in Hampshire, an organisation formed by local business

  • Coach firm is big part of Saints travel team

    A SOUTHAMPTON-based coach firm will see Saints into their second season in the top flight as a chosen partner for supporter travel to away matches. Coliseum Coaches based in West End will help take thousands of dedicated fans to grounds across

  • Sails firm set to expand

    ROLLY Tasker Sails UK is on course for expansion following the appointment of a new sales manager. Chris Haylett joined the Southampton-based company in July and one of his first tasks is to build the Rolly Tasker brand in the UK, as well as setting

  • Osvaldo in profile: Poetry, rock music and Maradona

    He agrees with Eric Cantona launching a ‘kung-fu’ style kick into the crowd. He used to live in Lanus, where Diego Armando Maradona was born. He looks like Johnny Depp. He loves Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones, so much so that his Twitter name

  • Tea death woman had 'horrendous' sore, inquest told

    The daughter of a 73-year-old woman who died after she was scalded by a spilled cup of tea has told an inquest of the horror of finding her mother with a "gangrenous" sore four days after the accident. Margaret Young, a retired nurse, was a resident

  • Six-year-old boarder leaving other learners in her wake

    Instructors at New Forest Water Park have had a rather young pupil to teach recently – a six-year-old girl with a talent for wakeboarding. Grace Lee, who has been staying at the park near Fordingbridge with her dad, Phil Lee, a UK wakeboard national

  • Bus service for school children saved from axe

    A bus route for schoolchildren has been saved – but at an increased price. Hampshire County Council has announced it has secured a new provider for the council subsidised 507 service, which is used by pupils in Valley Park to get to Toynbee School

  • Offices set to revert to homes

    DEVELOPERS are turning back the clock to convert offices back into homes in Winchester city centre. Hythe Marine Services has been given permission by planning officers under delegated powers to convert Walcote Chambers, a Georgian building on

  • Bus firm reveals changes to services

    A BUS operator has announced changes to its services. Xelabus, based on the Barton Park Industrial Estate in Eastleigh, said it has been recruiting new drivers in order to extend its services in Chandler’s Ford and Eastleigh. Changes will kick

  • Parents' tribute to son who died after taking legal high

    THE devastated parents of a teenager who died after taking a 'legal high' have today paid tribute to a “thoughtful and caring' son. Adam Hunt, 18, from Millbrook Road East, lost his fight for life on Sunday at Southampton General Hospital where

  • REVIEW: Trudi Lloyd Williams, ArtSway

    AS PART of Hampshire Open Studios 2013, three very talented local artists – Trudi Lloyd Williams, Anthony Lawrence and Jackie Giron – are displaying their superb work to the public. Excelling with both unique modern sculpture and accomplished paintings

  • The magic of Storytime

    A SERIES of fun sessions for children is being lined up in Hedge End this autumn. Join the musical storytellers at the Berry Theatre for a range of enchanted tales both familiar and new. Step onto the stage for Saturday Storytime and you will

  • Advice day for school leavers at Eastleigh College

    An advice day for school leavers is taking place at a Hampshire college – on the day those all important GCSE results come out. Eastleigh College is hosting a help session on Thursday for young people to talk through their options after picking

  • Warning of whole cities being lost to flooding

    IT IS a scene that could be taken from the movie set of The Day After Tomorrow. Cities across the world disappearing under water as floods decimate the world’s coastlines after the melting of ice sheets sparks rising sea-levels. But according

  • Luxury motor yacht is calling in to Hampshire marinas

    A NEW motor yacht will be stopping in Hampshire as part of its south coast tour. British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Fairline Boats is taking its Targa 48 OPEN, the first of three 48ft models being launched in the next six months, to various

  • Drugs trial date fixed

    A SOUTHAMPTON woman appeared before the city Crown Court on a drugs charge. Angela Gale, 45, of Laundry Road, Shirley, was accused of possessing amphetamine with intent to supply and had bail extended to October 14. Though she did not enter

  • 13-year-old hit by car on Isle of Wight

    A TEENAGER was injured when she was hit by a car on the Isle of Wight. Police are appealing for a motorist to come forward after the 13-year-old received injuries in a road traffic collision close to the Newport Crematorium. She was crossing

  • Man died in Southampton hospital weeks after hitting head

    A MAN died in a Southampton hospital several weeks after falling and hitting his head, causing bleeding on the brain, an inquest heard. Roger Williams, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, fell down 13 stairs at his Bournemouth home

  • Young singer hoping to emulate Beyonce

    SHE finished college with flying colours – but rather than packing her bags ready for university, Ella Barber is off to follow her dreams of chart success. The 18-year-old from Woodlands Road, Woodlands, is off to join girl band Anything But Monday

  • The Rumour Mill - Tuesday August 20

    The Daily Echo brings you a round-up of the transfer rumours making headlines in today's newspapers... Manchester United will up their joint bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines after Everton rejected a £28m offer from them (Daily Express

  • Hampshire star's delight at Walker Cup selection

    Corhampton’s Neil Raymond has realised his dream of making it into the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team. The 27-year-old had his place in the squad confirmed yesterday and will now prepare to face the United States next month. “I

  • Four car crash causes delays on major road

    THERE were long delays following a four car crash on a major Hampshire road today. The A31 was closed westbound, following the incident near Ringwood, but has now reopened. The crash happened on Poulner Hill underneath the Winston Way flyover

  • Dad donates kidney to his young son

    IT is the most precious gift a father can give his son – the gift of life. When Evan Bartlett was suddenly diagnosed with complete kidney failure following a rare mystery disease, dad Paul didn’t think twice about donating one of his own to save

  • Hants teenager breaks 146 year-old record

    Hampshire teenager Brad Taylor became the youngest player to take a wicket for the county in a competitive match, against Lancashire at Old Trafford this afternoon. Winchester-born Taylor - at 16 years, 159 days - broke a 146 year-old record when

  • Ageas Bowl sold out for T20 international

    The Ageas Bowl’s NatWest Series T20 International match between England and Australia has sold out, including all hospitality packages. Nearly 20,000 seats have been booked for the match which could see Hampshire duo Michael Carberry and Danny

  • Air ambulance and hospital at centre of TV show

    THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will be beamed into millions of homes as part of a new documentary series. They will feature in Trauma: Level 1, a new programme showing life on the frontline of trauma medicine. Through interviews

  • Go on Autumn Voyage of Artistic Discovery

    RANGING from Indian dance to the Edinburgh Fringe and from cricket to poetry, there’s something for everyone in the latest line-up of events and exhibitions at Winchester Discovery Centre. The Gallery opens with Graham Gussin: Close Protection

  • Festival broke licence terms over music

    THE bosses of a Hampshire music festival could face legal action after licence breaches. A Winchester City Council investigation confirmed three breaches of noise conditions at the Boomtown Fair, as well as music played after the 4am deadline.

  • Olympian backs celebration of cycling

    HUNDREDS of people have celebrated the best of pedal power in Hampshire. More than 400 people flocked to Riverside Park in Southampton for the bike extravaganza, which included a bike-powered cinema and a bike that made delicious smoothies.

  • Firms flouting planning rules, say councillors

    COUNCIL chiefs have criticised some of Britain’s biggest retailers for flouting planning laws. They complained that Tesco and other companies, including pub chain Greene King, had carried out alterations to their buildings without applying for

  • City's docks 'the best in Europe'

    SOUTHAMPTON docks have been ranked as the most productive port in Europe and the number one container terminal in the UK. Based on confidential data charting more than 100,000 port calls at 400 ports during 2012, the analysis from the Journal of

  • Being reunited with adopted son has made my life complete

    GIVING her son up for adoption 48 years ago was the most painful decision of Sylvia Hibbs’ life. But now she has her son back – and a whole new family in Canada, too. As was previously reported in the Daily Echo, Gary tracked Sylvia down by

  • Trekking for Syrian people

    SOUTHAMPTON man is trekking up Snowdon to help people affected by the crisis in Syria. Jonathan Martin, pictured, who lives in Freemantle and works in an admin role at the University of Southampton, took a masters in humanitarianism and conflict

  • New Forest designer is inspired by Alice

    SOMETIMES inspiration comes from the most unlikely places. For jewellery designer Nixxi Rose, from Langley, it came from a gravestone in Lyndhurst, the burial place of Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s

  • Thieves steal child's bike

    THIEVES have stolen a BMX bike belonging to an eight-year-old boy. The VooDoo Malice bicycle was taken from the garden of a family home in the middle of the night along with a Vortex 360 stunt scooter. PC Kerry Tribbeck said the bike was an

  • Dillon's the man for Hill

    EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill will have no qualms about throwing Chris Dillon back into the thick of it if he requires his services at Bath City tonight. With defensive rock Chris Todd pulling a hamstring injury minutes before the start of the new

  • Who will make way for Osvaldo?

    Mauricio Pochettino has bought himself a very expensive headache – but one he will actually welcome. The Saints boss has splashed out a fee that could rise to almost £15m for Italian striker Daniel Osvaldo in a move that has delighted and excited

  • Dani a 'bargain' at nearly £15m

    Saints have landed an “absolute bargain” with the signing of Daniel Osvaldo, according to Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri. Osvaldo was officially unveiled at St Mary’s yesterday, after joining from Roma in a transfer worth €15.1m up front

  • Fraud charge for burglar

    A TOTTON man was further remanded in custody after admitting burglary and fraud charges. Jason Havard, 24, pleaded guilty at Southampton Crown Court to entering a house in Romsey Road Nursling, where he stole jewellery, and then selling it by claiming

  • Burglars strike at home

    BURGLARS stole a handbag and purse after getting in to a home through an open back door. They stole a bright pink ‘Guess’ handbag and matching purse from the kitchen of the house in Mays Lane, Stubbington. The homeowner and a relative were

  • Tough two weeks for Blackfield

    BLACKFIELD & Langley are preparing for a tough fortnight after exiting the FA Cup at the first hurdle – a year after their record run to the brink of the first round proper. The Watersiders suffered a shock extra preliminary round defeat at

  • Agony of Forest pony

    A NEW Forest pony was left to suffer in agony after a hit-and-run accident. The grey filly broke a leg in the collision at Mogshade and had to be put down by one of the agisters. The accident is thought to have occurred earlier that day or

  • Deadly legal high victim identified

    AN MP has today led calls for the Government to spearhead a European bid to prosecute businesses that sell deadly “legal highs” that have claimed the lives of three Hampshire men in just a year. The move comes after a Southampton teenager became

  • PATRICIA ANN WILLIAMS

    WILLIAMS PATRICIA ANN (Nee Thomson) 5.3.40 - 20.8.12 A wonderful and loving Wife, Mum and Grandmother. A year ago today our hearts were broken, when you were taken from us. You will be forever in our thoughts and in our hearts. We love and miss you

  • ALMA EILEEN DONOVAN

    DONOVAN ALMA EILEEN (Nee Hammett) 16.09.1930 - 17.08.2013 Passed peacefully away to join her beloved Husband Al. We will miss you but we will never forget you. Love from your favourite sister Pearl and brother-in-law Owen in Cyprus. Please don't

  • ALMA DONOVAN

    DONOVAN ALMA EILEEN 14/9/30-17/8/13 Our wonderful Mum, Nan, and Great Nanny passed away at Southampton General Hospital. Will be missed but always loved by those who knew her. Loving you forever Mum, your daughter Tina, Greg, Christopher, Richard

  • JIM MCDAID

    McDAID JIM Passed away peacefully on 14th August 2013, after a brief illness. You were the perfect Gentlemen and will be remembered with great affection and love. Now reunited with your Mum, Dad, Dot and your beloved Sister Joan. In loving

  • ENID COOMBES

    COOMBES ENID MARGARET Passed away peacefully in Sunnycroft Care Home on 12th August 2013, aged 91 years. Reunited with her beloved Husband Fred. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all who knew her. ---------- Funeral Service at St. John the Baptist

  • WINIFRED CHURCHER

    CHURCHER WINIFRED DORIS Passed away suddenly but peacefully on 10th August 2013, aged 87 years. Reunited with her beloved Husband Stanley. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all who knew her. ---------- Funeral Service at Wessex Vale Crematorium

  • HAYDN LAMB

    LOOK WHO'S 21! HAYDN LAMB Wishing you luck and happiness for the future. With love, Mum, Paul, Nathan, Danielle, Matthew, Nan and Grandad, Uncle Steven, Jordon and Lacey. X X X X

  • PATRICIA WILLIAMS

    WILLIAMS PATRICIA ANN Nee Thomson In loving memory of my Darling Mum, who passed away one year ago today. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Love always and forever. God Bless. Wendy, Colin, Charlie, Michael and Emily. XX

  • RON BOTTLE

    BOTTLE RON Of Orchards Way, West End. Passed away peacefully on 12th August at the Grange Nursing Home. Reunited with Lucie. Loving Dad to Elizabeth and Christopher and son-in-law Steve. Caring Grandad to Andrew, Natasha, Annette, Jennifer and

  • GEORGE HENRY WISEMAN

    WISEMAN GEORGE HENRY Born 14th Feb 1944 Died 10th Aug 2013 Greatly loved Husband of Alison, Dad of Vicki, Danna and Sara, Dad-in-law of Nick and Andy and adored Grandad of Sam, George, Taylor and Curtis. We will always love and miss you. xxxx A loving