Sat, 19th Apr 2014

Echo News

Hunt for thug who shot cat

12:22pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Hunt for thug who shot cat

POLICE are hunting a thug who shot a cat in the stomach with an air rifle, leaving the pet fighting for its life.

Motorway at standstill after crash

12:12pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Traffic on the M27

Traffic has been stopped on a busy Hampshire motorway this lunchtime after a car hit the central reservation.

St George visits Southampton ahead of the patron saint's day

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: 'St George' is ready for action at The Bargate

Southampton has long been known as the home of the Saints, but how much do people know about England’s patron saint?

Community comes together to help brave twins who have battled for their lives

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Zachary and Reuben with their older brother Harry.

A HAMPSHIRE family have been handed a big boost after months of medical problems.

Bus blockade was 'over financial dispute'

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: The scene at the Eastleigh bus depot

A HAMPSHIRE bus service was blocked in its depot yesterday after a financial dispute erupted between the firm and its mechanics.

Bikers dare to bare all tonight

11:55am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Bikers dare to bare all tonight

IT’S sure to be a sight for sore eyes when a group of bikers show off their finely tuned bodywork like never before – in a daring strip for charity!

New monkeys arrive at Hampshire zoo

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: One of the Brazilian marmosets welcomed by Marwell Wildlife

A HAMPSHIRE zoo has welcomed the arrival of a family of tiny Brazilian primates this Easter.

Easter eggs-travaganza for young carers

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Southampton Young Carers Project children enjoy a day out at Mansel Park Pavilion

SOUTHAMPTON children have enjoyed an ‘eggs-tra’ special day out.

Sporting legend Dickie Davies at Hampshire fundraiser

11:58am Saturday 19th April 2014

FORMER TV sports presenter Dickie Davies is putting his weight behind a church fundraiser in Hampshire.

Churcgoers will spend tonight under canvas

12:41pm Saturday 19th April 2014

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HAMPSHIRE churchgoers will spend tonight under canvas to raise money for charity.

Have you got confidence in police?

12:18pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Talk: Hampshire Police Commissioner Simon Hayes

THE public’s opinions and questions are being sought on confidence in Hampshire’s police.

Man died after heart operation

12:14pm Saturday 19th April 2014

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A HAMPSHIRE man died after undergoing two major heart operations within weeks of each other.

More reach payday with cash in their pockets

12:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

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THE number of people living in Hampshire who struggle to make their money last until payday has dropped according to new figures from a leading insolvency trade body.

Landscape firm win spot at top flower show

12:17pm Saturday 19th April 2014

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A HAMPSHIRE landscaping firm has won a place at a prestigious flower show this year.

Dementia sufferers may be priced out of key day centre services

9:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jim and Valerie Gorman could lose out on vital time at a Southampton day centre due to price increases

AN elderly Hampshire couple may lose out on a key service after its price looks set to double.

Shopaholic's £70,000 benefit fraud

10:18am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Nicola and Bryan Rogers

A couple stole £70,000 in benefits and then squandered the cash on lavish holidays, a court heard.

Bus service 'blocked in at its depot'

12:35pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Gates are blocked off at Velvet's depot in Eastleigh

A HAMPSHIRE bus service has been blocked in its depot after a financial dispute between a firm and its mechanics.

Brace yourself for Easter travel chaos

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Brace yourself for Easter travel chaos

IT is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and motorists in Hampshire are being warned to brace themselves for an exceptionally hectic long weekend.

Pensioner wins payout after cruise nightmare

2:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Boudicca

IT was supposed to be an early Christmas present.

Seven months of roadworks finally end

10:20am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Seven months of roadworks finally end

CONTROVERSIAL roadworks that have plagued a Hampshire community for seven months have been completed.

Four year battle over norovirus compensation

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Boudicca

A HAMPSHIRE pensioner has won a four-year battle for compensation after multiple norovirus outbreaks on board a ship.

Adventurer Rhys takes on new Arctic challenge

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Rhys Jones and his wife Laura.

AS the wife of globe-trotting adventurer Rhys Jones, she was growing a little tired of sitting at home while her husband had all the fun. So Laura Jones, 25, jumped at the chance when 27-year-old Rhys asked her to join him on his latest expedition. For the first time Laura will be at her husband’s side as he leaves civilisation behind and tackles some of the toughest terrain imaginable. The couple aim to conquer the three highest mountains in the Arctic Circle before embarking on the first ever ascent of an unclimbed peak – so little is known about it, it has yet to be named. With temperatures expected to plunge as low as -40C, Rhys and Laura say their bodies will be pushed to the limit. Rhys, formerly of Bartley in the New Forest and now living in Dubai, admitted that the trip could go “very well or very wrong”. He added: “I think Laura got sick of waving me off on trips so over dinner one night I just said I want to do this Arctic challenge and I want you to be there with me. “Her reaction was priceless – she just said ‘yes’ instantly.” The two-week expedition will start on May 14, when the couple will head to Iceland before flying to the foot of a glacier in Greenland. They and fellow climber Simon Yates will begin by tackling the highest peak in the Arctic, the 3,693m Mount Gunnbjornsfjeld. The trio have also set their sights on Mount Dome (3,682m) and Mount Cone (3,669m) as well as the so far unclimbed and unnamed peak. Rhys has an impressive track record when it comes to tackling extreme conditions in far flung corners of the globe.

Gran scoops £12,000

10:27am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Sylvia celebrates her win.

A Hampshire grandma is celebrating today after her luck came in on the Daily Echo's Find The Ball competition.

D-day for Wool House brewery decision

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: The Wool House on the corner of Bugle Street and Town Quay in Southampton

PLANS to create Southampton’s first brew house in a historic city building will be decided next week.

New club opens to revive gay nightlife

1:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEW club will open its doors in Southampton city centre tonight aimed at reviving the city’s gay nightlife.

Community rallies for St George's Day celebrations

11:20am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Community rallies for St George's Day celebrations

HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation.

Could Mount Everest help prevent diabetes?

3:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Mount Everest.

THE world’s highest mountain could help prevent people getting diabetes in the future.

Mum will shave head on charity fun day

1:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

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A CHARITY fun day is being held in Hampshire tomorrow to fund research into a devastating disease.

Tea parties raise £28,000

10:35am Friday 18th April 2014

HUNDREDS of cups of tea have been drunk and delicious cakes devoured to raise thousands of pounds for a new haven for cancer sufferers in Hampshire.

Drunk driver 'told police his car was stolen'

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Vauxhall Corsa

A SOUTHAMPTON man went to Bitterne police station to report his Vauxhall Corsa was missing from his home where he had been partying.

The Easter Bunny at Sparsholt College

11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Families can meet the Easter bunny and the newly hatched chicks, enjoy an Easter egg hunt and take part in craft activities at the college’s animal centre all weekend.

Hot Cross Buns at Winchester City Mill

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THIS medieval working watermill is using its own stoneground flour and other locally sourced ingredients in a special Easter-themed baking demonstration day.

Easter Treats in the New Forest

10:50am Friday 18th April 2014

You’ll need your best detection skills to hunt out the naturethemed clues on this trail, which takes you around Foxbury Common and towards a Cadbury ‘egghead’!

Peppa and George at Paulton's Park

10:40am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Peppa Pig and George

THERE will be daily appearances from Peppa herself and her brother George at Peppa Pig World over Easter, so guests will be able to wish Peppa a happy tenth anniversary of being a TV star in person.

West Side's Back

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: WEST SIDE STORY - Theatre Review

THE most enduring love story of all time is brought to the stage featuring groundbreaking choreography and unforgettable songs.

Horrible Histories at WestQuay today

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Horrible Histories is coming to the Mayflower Theatre later this month

THE cast of Horrible Histories will be entertaining shoppers today with ghastly tales from years gone by. The Barmy Britain actors, who are currently performing at The Mayflower, will treat WestQuay visitors to a special sing-a-long performance while dressed in full Celtic and Roman costume at 11.30am.

Woman in critical condition after head-on crash

1:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

A WOMAN is in a critical condition following a head-on collision on a major Hampshire road.

Young girl left with 'worst injuries' after sustained beating

4:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Roger Gosden was sentenced to three years in jail.

A YOUNG girl was subjected to a “severe and deliberate beating” over a number of days, resulting in the worst injuries a doctor had seen in his professional career, a court heard.

'Immigration Street' makers deny offering 'bribes' to residents

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: The film crew in Derby Road on Tuesday

THE team behind a controversial TV documentary being filmed in Southampton have denied offering “bribes” to residents to get them to take part in the show.

Delays on motorway as motor-home overturns

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Delays on motorway as motor-home overturns

MOTORISTS face delays on a Hampshire motorway after a motor-home overturned.

Mystery still surrounds death of young dad

10:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Danny Apicella, who died in a crash near Colden Common.

What caused the car crash that killed a young Hampshire dad will remain a mystery, a coroner has said.

War Horse is biggest hit ever for Mayflower

10:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: War Horse is biggest hit ever for Mayflower

WAR Horse has become the most successful show in theatre history in Southampton, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Former Doctor Who travels in time for charity

11:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Dr Who Number Six, actor Colin Baker, with young fans Reece, Ethan and Tommy

HAMPSHIRE welcomed famous faces who had travelled in time all the way from the 1980s in the form of former cast and crew members of Doctor Who.

'We can't live in mouldy council home any longer'

11:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Ivan Vanderstichele is angry about the state of his council house, including his mouldy kitchen

“WE can’t live in these disgusting conditions any longer.”

Plan for 500 council homes

10:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: General picture of building plans

AMBITIOUS plans have been unveiled that will see 500 council houses built within the next three years.

£6m care home wins top award

10:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Hartwood House which has won a prize in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

One of Hampshire’s newest care homes has received a top award – less than a year after it opened.

Ex-Navy helicopter pilot honoured for charity work

11:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: St John Ambulance volunteer Tim Boughton

A FORMER Royal Navy helicopter pilot is to be honoured for charity work including bringing food to Bosnian civilians during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Chris Packham to take on armed bird hunters

11:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Chris Packham

HE is no stranger to putting himself in the line of danger.

Common toad sees a worrying decline

10:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: The common toad.

The common toad is no longer that common in Hampshire – and frogs are on the decline too.

Bus firm clashes with city centre developers

10:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: The council says rerouting of buses is vital to the Silver Hill scheme.

A BUS company is on a collision course with developers of the £130m Silver Hill scheme in Winchester.

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