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Keith Chegwin rumoured to be going into Celebrity Big Brother house

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:32pm Sunday 21st December 2014

KEITH Chegwin is rumoured to bw one of the stars set to enter the 2015 Celebrity Big Brother house.

Increase in demand at Basingstoke foodbank

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

IT CERTAINLY is food for thought.

Basing View pedestrian crossing set to be installed

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 18th December 2014

IT HAS been a cause for concern for workers on Basingstoke’s Basing View business park – but now a Hampshire council chief has said he hopes a much-needed pedestrian crossing will be in place by the end of this week.

Good results for Oakridge Junior School but half of Basingstoke primary schools fall below national SATs average

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

HALF of primary schools in Basingstoke scored below the national average in this year’s SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) sat by Year 6 children in May.

Give the gift of life this Christmas by making a blood donation

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

IT CAN be the gift of life – and NHS Blood and Transplant are hoping that donors will roll up their sleeves to give blood over the festive period.

Injured mum fears that Overton pothole will strike again

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A MOTHER, who was injured after falling in a pothole, is concerned that the site where the accident happened still poses a danger to the public.

Staff at Basingstoke charity raise cash for local school

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:03am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A CHARITY which provides training for people with learning difficulties has pulled in the pounds for a Basingstoke school.

Emily Roberts enjoys a relaxing luxury lodge break by the sea

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:44pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

SOMETIMES a complete change of scenery is all you need to feel refreshed.

Council responds to concerns over lack of pedestrian crossing at Basing View

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:21am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE county council has finally responded to concerns raised about the lack of a pedestrian crossing at Basing View.

New primary school in Rooksdown open for applications

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 15th December 2014

APPLICATIONS are open for a brand new primary school which is set to open in Basingstoke next year.

Hundreds remember lost loved ones at annual hospice event

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 14th December 2014

HUNDREDS of people remembered their lost loved ones at a special service held by a Basingstoke hospice as a beam of light shined into the night sky as a visual tribute.

Pedestrians slam lack of crossing at Basing View

Basingstoke Gazette: Contracts signed for Waitrose and John Lewis at home store in Basingstoke

9:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

THE work started five months ago – but people walking to work in Basing View are still waiting for a pedestrian crossing to be installed.

Basingstoke choir surprise Chris Evans with flash mob

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

MEMBERS of a Basingstoke choir were involved in a flash mob surprise for one of the nation’s favourite broadcasters.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service secures Government funding

Basingstoke Gazette: An applicance from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

5:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

HAMPSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) has secured £4million in Government funding to improve frontline services and strengthen its partnerships with other emergency services.

Santa to continue tour of Basingstoke next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

IT’S a popular feature of the festive season in Basingstoke – but sadly a Santa float can’t get to all the places that Father Christmas would want to reach.

Three serving Hampshire police officers arrested over sex offence allegations

Basingstoke Gazette: A Hampshire Constabulary helmet

4:37pm Thursday 11th December 2014

THREE serving police officers from Hampshire Constabulary are among a group of six men who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit serious sexual offences.

Drivers advised to take care as Met Office issues yellow warning for Basingstoke and Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Emergency teams on high alert to deal with flooding and fallen trees

4:20pm Thursday 11th December 2014

DRIVERS are being advised to take extra care on the roads tonight and tomorrow morning, after the Met Office issued a warning of high winds.

Hair-loss charity needs help to win cash boost

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A CHARITY based in Basingstoke, which supports people suffering from hair loss, has been shortlisted to win £5,000 – but it needs your help.

Storytelling talk to take place in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 12th December 2014

THE next meeting of Overton and District U3A will be titled Storytelling with the Red Phoenix.

VIDEO: Singing sewermen warn of toilet blockages

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:32pm Thursday 11th December 2014

SINGING swermen have released a Christmas carol to encourage people to help avoid blockages.

Villagers enjoy Hook Christmas Cracker

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

THE Hook Christmas Cracker lived up to its name as villagers flocked to enjoy the popular annual event that really gets the festive season started.

Blemish removal ends in agony for Basingstoke mum

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

SHE just wanted to have a blemish removed from her forehead – but a Basingstoke mum endured an agonising ordeal and has been left with blurred vision in one eye after suffering a bad reaction when a drug used for varicose veins was injected into her face.

Pub manager rudely awoken by smash and grab raiders

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Friday 12th December 2014

SMASH-and-grab raiders are being hunted after they pulled a safe through a wall in a night-time raid on a pub near Basingstoke.

Time capsule hidden in new extension at Naomi House

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A TIME capsule present from today has been hidden for a future generation to find in the rafters of a hospice extension.

Aircraft company fined £35,000 after three workers injured

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:18am Thursday 11th December 2014

AN AIRCRAFT maintenance company has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at Lasham Airfield.

Five vehicles involved in crash in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

9:43am Thursday 11th December 2014

FIVE vehicles were involved in a crash this morning which has caused severe delays around Basingstoke.

Snowflake-themed week raises cash for charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

SNOWFLAKES were at the heart of a week-long event held to raise money for charity.

CCTV images released following attempted robbery at Tadley post office

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:06pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

THIS is the man police want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery at a Tadley post office.

Former sub-postmaster prosecuted for false accounting vows to continue the fight for justice

Basingstoke Gazette: Jo Hamilton

2:21pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A FORMER sub-postmaster, who was prosecuted for false accounting, has vowed to keep fighting after a group of MPs criticised the Post Office for the way it has handled cases involving her and other alleged victims of a miscarriage of justice.

Whitchurch schoolchildren have art turned into Christmas cards

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

TWO talented artists from a Whitchurch school will have their festive pictures made into Christmas cards for a local good cause.

Boy band Union J meet hundreds of fans at Basingstoke supermarket

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:34pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

THERE was mass hysteria in Basingstoke this evening as hundreds of screaming teenage girls descended on a supermarket to meet boy band Union J.

Safe pulled out through pub wall

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:40pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A SAFE was pulled out through the wall of a pub after burglars forced their way in last night.

Primary school closes because of no hot water

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:56pm Monday 8th December 2014

A BASINGSTOKE primary school will reopen tomorrow after being shut today.

Council prepared as Met Office issues weather warning covering Basingstoke and Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:16pm Monday 8th December 2014

A WEATHER warning has been put in place for the Basingstoke area for Thursday and Friday.

Santa's tour of the town begins tonight

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:12pm Monday 8th December 2014

FATHER Christmas will take to the streets of Basingstoke tonight, as part of an annual tour of the town.

Rail fares set to increase for Basingstoke train users

Basingstoke Gazette: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

11:47am Monday 8th December 2014

AN ANNUAL train pass for commuters travelling from Basingstoke to London is set to rise by £120 in January.

Campaign to build revolutionary farm gets off to a good start

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 8th December 2014

THE launch of a crowdfunding campaign got off to a good start as members of the public heard how their donations would be used to build a revolutionary new farm.

Quiz to pull in the pounds for brain tumour charity

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Saturday 6th December 2014

A CHARITY quiz night helped to raise funds for a brain tumour charity.

Overton campaigners voice concern over proposed development

Basingstoke Gazette: Overton

11:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

“DON’T Pillage Overton Village” – that’s the message from residents opposed to plans for up to 300 new homes on a much-loved piece of land.

Santa switches on the Christmas lights in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

FATHER Christmas arrived in style on a traditional fire engine to switch on the festive lights in Overton.

Basingstoke woman agrees to become Mrs Christmas after surprise proposal

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

A BASINGSTOKE woman will have a festive season to celebrate after agreeing to become the future Mrs Christmas.

Crowds pack Festival Place for Santa Parade

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

THE Christmas spirit was certainly in the air as Santa and a host of jolly characters paraded through a Basingstoke shopping centre, watched by hundreds of people.

Speed campaigners get cash boost

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

VOLUNTEERS, who catch speeding drivers, received a cash boost when they were visited by Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner during a national awareness week.

Basingstoke Costa Coffee employee Asher Richardson wins customer service award

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

WHEN it comes to serving up a cup of coffee, Basingstoke teenager Asher Richardson is king.

Hampshire children trained to become Junior Road Safety Officers

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Seán Woodward

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

NEARLY 300 Hampshire children have trained to become Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs).

Council prepared for heavy snow

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:39am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A PLAN to deal with heavy snow fall has been drawn up by a district council.

£10 donations could be tripled for local charity

Basingstoke Gazette: Mayor Dan Putty, and his wife Julie Putty

1:46pm Monday 1st December 2014

DONATIONS made to a Basingstoke charity tomorrow could be tripled, thanks to a national campaign.

Pupils transported back to past to mark Armistice Day

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Sunday 30th November 2014

PUPILS were transported back to the past when they took part in an event to mark Armistice Day.

Would-be farmers use crowdfunding

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

1:00pm Sunday 30th November 2014

A WHITCHURCH man is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000 to turn a former landfill site into a farm, using a revolutionary technique.

Businesswoman's battle to beat bladder cancer

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 30th November 2014

A BASINGSTOKE businesswoman’s inspirational battle to overcome bladder cancer is to appear in a national magazine.

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