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  • Marc Minikin's great knock is in vain as St Mary's suffer defeat

    MARC Minikin hit a 50 in 15 balls on his way to an excellent 106 for St Mary's, but it was all in vain as they lost by 15 runs to visiting Aldershot IV in Hampshire League Regional Division Three North East. read more

  • Teddy bear jump to pull in the pounds for charity Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

    TEDDY bears are being challenged to take the plunge from a Hampshire cathedral. read more

  • Hampshire County Council chief executive to stand down Basingstoke Gazette:

    THE chief executive of Hampshire County Council has announced that he will stand down later this year after eight years at the helm. read more

  • Hundreds soak up the sun at Tadley Tea Party Basingstoke Gazette:

    A NEW music festival which aimed to pull in the pounds for a good cause attracted hundreds of people to Tadley at the weekend. read more

  • Zoe Baxter of Phillips Solicitors talks about planning pitfalls for homeowners in conservation areas Basingstoke Gazette:

    Question: We are buying and hoping to renovate in a conservation area. Does this make things more difficult? read more

  • This week...the power of a good costume drama

    You can’t beat a slice of escapism on, say, a Sunday night to help you beat those end-of-the-weekend blues. read more

  • INSPIRE15 should be a vintage year Basingstoke Gazette:

    ONE of Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant played host at the launch of this year’s Inspire Business Awards. read more

  • When going gluten-free is vital

    For people with coeliac disease, avoiding gluten is not a lifestyle choice but a medical necessity. read more

  • Bountymen look to extend winning run

    BASINGSTOKE and North Hants will look to maintain their perfect start to the Southern League Division One campaign when they entertain Andover at May’s Bounty on Saturday. read more

  • Town comes together for annual Whitchurch Pub Race Basingstoke Gazette:

    CROWDS lined the streets in Whitchurch to cheer on teams dressed in a range of creative costumes as part of an annual pub race. read more

  • UK:ID tour calls in at Basingstoke's Sanctuary tomorrow Basingstoke Gazette:

    Also on the bill are These Septic Stars, Threepwood, Persona and more TBC. read more

  • REVIEW: The Producers, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton - until Saturday

    WHEN a musical has achieved numerous accolades in the form of Olivier and Tony awards, you can't help but have high expectations before going to watch it. read more

  • Basingstoke mum shares brave cancer battle on Facebook Basingstoke Gazette:

    A COURAGEOUS young mum from Basingstoke has inspired hundreds of people by sharing her battle with breast cancer on Facebook. read more

  • Ex-Reading ace James Harper set to stay at Basingstoke Town

    FORMER Reading and Hull City midfielder James Harper is expected to remain at Basingstoke Town for the 2015-16 season. read more

  • Gazette opinion - Key duo to step down Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

    TWO familiar figures are stepping down from the front line of local politics, as we report on page six of today's paper. read more


    QUIZ Supper Night: Wolverton Village Hall is holding a Quiz Supper Night tomorrow. Doors open at 7pm with a prompt start at 7.30pm. read more


    ART Exhibition: Saturday from noon to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm, in Bramley Village Hall, along the Street. Local artists displaying their original paintings and offering for them sale at affordable prices. Entry free. Light refreshments available. read more


    HELP build a cycle strategy for the borough. read more


    CHINEHAM WI: Is always looking for new members. It usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month. It runs a lunch club, a garden group and a Scrabble evening on a regular basis and organises numerous other social events throughout the year. For more information email read more


    GARDENING Club: Tonight, members and friends of the Gardening Club are invited to hear horticultural speaker, broadcaster and gardening consultant Geoff Hawkins’ illustrated talk What’s going on in the garden? He will discuss using materials from the garden at this time of year and how to get the best out of them. read more

  • REVIEW: San Andreas

    This is a cliche-laden battle between puny mankind and mighty Mother Nature on the west coast of America. read more


    VACANCIES at the community centre: The centre currently has vacancies for workers for both the youth wing and the after school club. For further details, please visit the Hatch Warren Community Centre Facebook page. read more

  • HOOK

    HOOK Choral Society: What could be better in June than an afternoon of traditional English songs including works by Vaughan Williams, Simon and Garfunkel, Stanford and Elgar? To help you enjoy both the music and the relaxing ambience, a delicious cream tea will be served. read more


    SOUTH West Action Group (SWAG): Are holding a public meeting at Hatch Warren Community Centre on Monday at 8.30pm. To find out what the Local Plan proposals potentially mean for this area and the implications it may have, come along and have your say! read more


    OAKLEY Health Walk: Takes place this Sunday. Meet at the Oakley school lay-by at 2.30pm for a family-friendly walk of about an hour. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome. read more


    VILLAGE Show: This year’s free schedule has been widely distributed in all the retail outlets in the village, also the Bakehouse and The Crown and The Bolton public houses. Prize monies have been increased, there are some new classes to tempt the entrants for September 6, and everyone is asking “Who will be the successor to The Carrot King”? read more

  • Stuart Archibald misses second cut in a row

    BASINGSTOKE golfer Stuart Archibald’s frustrating start to the EuroPro Tour season continued at The Buildbase Open. read more


    MAY Market: Cat says: “This year’s May Market was again, well attended by villagers and others who came to see the wares of over 40 stallholders in and around the village hall. It was a lovely day for all. Valuable funds were raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care through the tombola, which was generously donated to by many stallholders, villagers and friends.” read more


    METHODIST cream teas: Will start on Sunday, June 7, and each Sunday throughout the month, from 3pm to 5pm. There will also be plants and crafts for you to purchase. read more


    SOUTH Ham Fun Day: This event for all the family will be held on Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm, at Aldworth School, Western Way. read more


    LAST Friday’s breakfast, in aid of Christian Aid, held in St Mary’s Church Hall, went very well with someone being dispatched to Sainsbury’s for more supplies (bacon, sausages, etc). read more

  • Future of Silchester Common to be discussed at open meeting

    AN open evening will be held next month to discuss the future of Silchester Common over the next five years. read more

  • Former Royal aide cleared of sex abuse allegations Basingstoke Gazette:

    A FORMER royal aide from Hook has been cleared of sexually abusing a young girl. read more

  • School's eco library plans given the green light

    PLANS to build a new eco library in the grounds of a Basingstoke primary school have been approved. read more

  • Bison sign import netminder

    THE Basingstoke Bison have signalled their intent to challenge for trophies next season with the signing of import netminder Tomas Hiadlovsky. read more


    LOVEGROVE DAPHNE Norman, Rosalyn and family would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and thoughts at this time and for their generous donations to St. Michael's Hospice. Please accept this as a personal thank you. read more


    FRENCH ALUN ‘TAFFY' Passed away peacefully after a short illness on 19th May 2015. One of Basingstokes finest Ice-Cream men. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at Basingstoke Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd June at 12.30 p.m. Donations, if desired, by cheque and payable to SSAFA, can be sent c/o Titcombe & Murray Independent Funeral Directors, 4 Elmwood Parade, Basingstoke, RG23 8LL. read more

  • Rachel Burniston

    RACHEL BURNISTON Passed away peacefully on the 18th May, 2015, aged 86 years. Loving Mum to Stephen, Ralph and daughter-in-law Karen. Special Nan to Leah and Ava. This amazing lady will be sadly missed by all her Family and Friends. ---------- A Celebration of her life will take place at Basingstoke Crematorium on Monday 8th June at 11:45 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, made payable to HemiHelp or Saxon Wood School Association c/o Co - Operative Funeralcare, 1 Buckland Parade, Buckland Avenue, Basingstoke, RG22 6JW. read more


    DIXON AGNES ''NANCY'' Passed away on 11th May, 2015, aged 79. Reunited with Paul. Much loved Mother to Nigel and Jo and Grandmother to Isabella. Midwife at North Hampshire Hospital for 20 years. Will be dearly missed by all her Family and Friends. ---------- Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday 2nd June at Basingstoke Crematorium at 13:15p.m. Family flowers only and donations to The Grange Nursing Home Residents Fund c/o Alexander & Dry, 1 Seal Road, Basingstoke, RG21 7NQ. read more


    NEW ANTHONY (TONY) 3rd June 1927 - 13th April 2015 Iris and Family would like to express their gratitude to all those who attended Tony's Funeral on 30th April. Some of whom travelled many miles to be there. Tony would have been delighted to see so many there and to have heard the wonderful tribute from his bowling friends. Thank you all for paying your respects on the day and for the numerous cards and letters which were a huge comfort. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement to you all. read more


    MOSS PATRICIA Passed away unexpectedly on 16th May 2015. She will be sadly missed by her husband Keith, daughter Joanne and grandchildren Keiran and Somer. ---------- Funeral Service Wednesday 3rd June at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Michaels Hospice c/o Geoffrey Church & Co., 48 Bishopswood Road, Tadley, Hampshire RG26 4HD. Tel: 0118 981 4420 read more


    KENNETH HAWKINS Passed away after a long illness at North Hampshire Hospital, aged 88 years. ---------- Funeral Service at West Berkshire Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 11.15 a.m. Family Flowers only donations to Dementia Society . c/o Geoffrey Church & Co 48 Bishopswood Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 4HD. Tel No. 0118 9814420 read more


    JONES SHEILA Passed away peacefully on 25th May, 2015, aged 86 years. Will be dearly missed by her loving husband Doug, sons Barry and Martin, daughter Wendy and all of her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. ---------- Funeral Service to take place at Basingstoke Crematorium on Friday 5th June at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK c/o Spencer & Peyton Family-run Funeral Directors. - Tel. 01256 323165 read more


    RUSCOE HAZEL 31st May 2003 Loved and remembered every day. Hilda, Terry, Lynne and Bri. X X X read more


    ATKINS JOAN 2.10.29 - 29.5.14 A very special lady who is sadly missed each and every day. With love from all the Family. X X X read more


    YOUNG MICHAEL CHARLES We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. Margaret and Paul. read more

  • olive alexander baker

    BABY GIRL OLIVE ALEXANDER BAKER Born 9th May 2015 at 12.08am weighing 5lb 13oz. Welcome to the World Little Princess! xxx read more

  • alan coventry

    birthday ALAN COVENTRY WAS 60 YESTERDAY Happy 60th Birthday for yesterday 27th May with love from Dawn. XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX read more

  • harry holloway

    HARRY HOLLOWAY Harry's Mum, Christine would like to thank all family and friends of little Harry for their kindness and donations to Firvale Respite Centre and Limington House School at this very sad time. Special thanks to Jane Gant for a lovely service and to Spencer & Peyton Funeral Directors. Please accept this as a personal thank you. read more

  • Palmer & Harvey McLane Limited

    Palmer & Harvey McLane Limited trading as Palmer & Harvey McLane Limited of P&H House, Davigdor Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1RE is applying to change an existing licence as follows to add an operating centre to keep 8 vehicles and 0 trailers at Unit 4, The Rose Estate, Osborn Way, Hook RG27 9UT. read more

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