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Overton and Old Basing battle to become twinned with fictitious toy town

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

THERE are just over 50 votes between two villages battling it out to be twinned with a fictitious toy town.

AWE to cut 500 jobs

Basingstoke Gazette: AWE is facing possible enforcement action over its failure to deal with a backing of radioactive waste

4:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

THE Atomic Weapons Establishment has announced that it is proposing to cut 500 roles.

Villagers offer £60,000 to keep beat officer

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:42pm Thursday 30th July 2015

VILLAGERS have offered to pay £60,000 a year to keep their beat officer.

Basingstoke Male Voice Choir to perform at annual concert

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Male Voice Choir Annual Concert

9:00am Friday 31st July 2015

BASINGSTOKE Male Voice Choir’s annual concert takes place at United Reformed Church, London Street, on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Basingstoke woman has rooftop garden transformed by BBC show

Basingstoke Gazette: Aimee Jolliffee in her new garden

11:02am Thursday 30th July 2015

A BASINGSTOKE teacher had her rooftop garden transformed as part of a BBC One programme.

This week...the start of the school holidays brings back childhood memories

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:38am Thursday 30th July 2015

THE school holidays have just begun and it brings back memories of my own childhood, and how we filled the six weeks of summer.

Rainbow group saved from closure

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A RAINBOW group which was one of the very first to form has been saved from closure.

WATCH: dashboard camera captures car engulfed in flames on M3

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:19am Tuesday 28th July 2015

THIS video shows a car engulfed in flames on the M3.

WATCH - moment James Ketchell was rescued from Indian Ocean

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:19pm Monday 27th July 2015

BASINGSTOKE adventurer James Ketchell has said he will not rule out another attempt to cross the Indian Ocean, after his latest mission ended in disaster.

Canadian fundraiser to walk through Basingstoke on round-the-world charity challenge

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:20am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A CANADIAN fundraiser who is walking 155km across five continents will visit Basingstoke as part of her charity challenge.

Headteacher departs The Hurst

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 27th July 2015

A HEADTEACHER who has spent 15 years leading a secondary school is retiring.

Picnic concert returns to Highclere Castle

Basingstoke Gazette: The firework finale at last year's event

3:02pm Friday 24th July 2015

THE Battle Proms Picnic Concert returns to Highclere Castle in August.

Jane Austen artefacts to go on display in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 26th July 2015

HISTORICAL artefacts which belonged to a world-famous author with connections to Basingstoke will go on display in the town.

Young wildlife lovers to meet in Malshanger

Basingstoke Gazette: Young wildlife lovers to meet in Malshanger

9:06am Friday 24th July 2015

THE junior branch of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will hold its next meeting at Lavender Fields in Malshanger.

TV chef James Durrant launches cookery school in Longparish

Basingstoke Gazette: James Durrant

3:04pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

A TOP Hampshire chef has launched a cookery school.

Children's hospice launches appeal to transform garden

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:19pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

A GARDEN at a children's hospice is set to benefit from a £250,000 transformation.

Grant will help victims of crime

Basingstoke Gazette: Talk: Hampshire Police Commissioner Simon Hayes

9:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

VICTIMS of violent or sexual crimes are set to receive more help thanks to a grant totalling nearly £250,000.

Popular headteacher retires after 37 years at Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette: Dove House School Academy headteacher Colin House

11:03am Thursday 23rd July 2015

A POPULAR and successful headteacher has said an emotional goodbye to his staff and pupils after 37 years.

This week...reducing sugar proves a tough challenge

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:23am Thursday 23rd July 2015

I LOVE food, but, like so many others, my relationship with food can be temperamental.

Golfers raise cash for NSPCC

Basingstoke Gazette: Golfers raise cash for NSPCC

9:03am Thursday 23rd July 2015

GOLFERS raised nearly £1,000 for a children’s charity.

Kingsclere man found dead in log cabin took drug overdose

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke magistrates court reopens

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

THE mother of a young man who died of a heroin overdose said she did not believe her son wanted to end his life, an inquest heard.

Children from Old Basing school sing at Royal Albert Hall

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:20pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

CHILDREN from a Basingstoke junior school were given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall.

Woman punched in face outside Basingstoke pub

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:51am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A WOMAN was punched in the face in an assault near a Basingstoke pub.

Polish lorry driver jailed for death by dangerous driving following U turn on unlit road

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:16am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A POLISH man who attempted to perform a U turn on an unlit major road has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

Bramley mum prepares for marathon swim

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A BRAMLEY mum is preparing to swim solo around the island of Jersey to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Full set of badges for Basingstoke Brownie

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

IT is a rare achievement – but a determined Basingstoke Brownie has managed to gain all 57 badges.

Whitchurch hosts first event to celebrate 14 different namesakes

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:43pm Monday 20th July 2015

PEOPLE from across the country who live in places named Whitchurch visited the one in north Hampshire for an event to celebrate the namesake.

Businesses lose customers because of roadworks to roundabout

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:05pm Friday 17th July 2015

A BUSINESS owner at a Basingstoke craft centre said she has lost customers this week because of roadworks.

Tributes paid to popular Tadley man Dennis Nash

Basingstoke Gazette: Picasa (31819030)

12:02pm Friday 17th July 2015

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a popular Tadley man who lived in the area all his life.

Baughurst music festival to take place this weekend

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A MUSIC festival, which raises thousands of pounds for charity, will return to a Baughurst garden this Saturday.

Win tickets to see Cricket Live featuring Boyzone at The Ageas Family Festival

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 18th July 2015

RETURNING for its fourth year, the home of Hampshire Cricket welcomes The Ageas Family Festival next month.

Duck race is highlight of parish fete

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:02am Thursday 16th July 2015

YELLOW plastic ducks raced along a river at an annual fete held in the grounds of a Whitchurch home.

Shopmobility Basingstoke volunteers to be awarded at special ceremony

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:22am Thursday 16th July 2015

VOLUNTEERS who have given years of time time to a Basingstoke charity will be awarded at a special ceremony.

Win tickets to The Ageas Family Festival

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

RETURNING for its fourth year, the home of Hampshire Cricket welcomes The Ageas Family Festival next month.

Top marks for Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A BASINGSTOKE school which provides education for students with learning difficulties has been given top marks by Ofsted.

Diabetes roadshow to visit Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:39pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

THE risks of getting diabetes will be presented at a roadshow visiting Basingstoke next week.

Early SATS results show improvement for Hampshire children

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:30pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

EARLY provisional results for tests taken by children in their last year of primary school show that more pupils in Hampshire are achieving the expected level.

'Good' Ofsted report for north Hampshire school

Basingstoke Gazette: Ofsted logo

11:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A SECONDARY school which was told to improve two years ago has now been graded as “good”.

Thousands enjoy music at Basingstoke Live

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 13th July 2015

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed musical entertainment at an annual summer festival held in Basingstoke.

Creative costumes on display at wheelbarrow race

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:23pm Monday 13th July 2015

A GIANT rabbit, Hawaiian babes and Deal or No Deal boxes were just some of the whacky costumes on display at a wheelbarrow race.

EDF withdraws appeal against refusal of wind farm at Bullington Cross

Basingstoke Gazette: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

2:47pm Monday 13th July 2015

AN ENERGY company has announced that it is withdrawing an appeal against the decision of three Hampshire councils to refuse planning permission for a wind farm.

Basingstoke teenagers complete Three Peaks Challenge

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 13th July 2015

TWO teenagers from Basi ngstoke climbed to the peaks of three mountains in just 48 hours.

Basingstoke barber wins national title

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 13th July 2015

A TALENTED barber from Basingstoke beat tough competition to scoop an award at a national contest.

Basingstoke adventurer James Ketchell spots great white shark while rowing across Indian Ocean

11:07am Friday 10th July 2015

A BASINGSTOKE adventurer who has embarked on a mission to row 4,000 miles across the Indian Ocean with an epileptic cancer survivor, may have spotted a great white shark.

Farm staff "heartbroken" after thieves kill chicken

Basingstoke Gazette: Police appeal for witnesses after bikers injured in Earby crash

10:02am Friday 10th July 2015

STAFF at a Basingstoke farm have been left "heartbroken" after thieves broke in and killed a chicken and left other animals in distress.

Planning application submitted for new critical treatment hospital in North Waltham

Basingstoke Gazette: An artist's impression of what the new critical treatment hospital could look like

11:07am Thursday 9th July 2015

A PLANNING application for a new £150 million critical treatment hospital for north Hampshire has been submitted.

Girl Guides take part in survival challenge

Basingstoke Gazette: The Guides took on a number of tasks, including tower building

6:03am Thursday 9th July 2015

GIRLS braved the wilderness to take part in an outdoor survival challenge.

Vital conservation work carried out to Basingstoke Canal

Basingstoke Gazette: The Basingstoke Canal

4:50pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

VITAL conservation work to Basingstoke Canal has been carried out by volunteers.

Schoolchildren compete in performing arts competition

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

ANIMALS were brought to life on stage at the finals of a school performing arts competition.

Hartley Wintney playgroup told to improve by Ofsted

Basingstoke Gazette: Hartley Wintney playgroup told to improve by Ofsted

3:03pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A PLAYGROUP in Hartley Wintney has been told it needs to improve.

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