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VOTE for the worst roundabout in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: 16 things people living in Basingstoke love to moan about

9:50am Friday 9th October 2015

BASINGSTOKE is famous for its roundabouts, but for the people who live here they offer nothing but daily misery.

Extra classrooms open at Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:10am Tuesday 6th October 2015

TWO brand new classrooms have opened at a Basingstoke infant school, allowing it to accommodate extra pupils.

BMX rider suffers serious injuries following attack by gang in Basingstoke underpass

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

5:03pm Monday 5th October 2015

A BMX bike rider has suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a gang in a Basingstoke underpass.

Thousands of Hampshire children take part in reading challenge

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire county council

5:00pm Sunday 4th October 2015

MORE than 25,000 children took part in an annual reading challenge at Hampshire libraries.

Children serve parents at afternoon tea

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 3rd October 2015

AFTERNOON tea was made by pupils at a Basingstoke primary school, who served up cake and drinks for their parents.

Village school shows off £25,000 climbing frame

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 3rd October 2015

A ROCKET-inspired £25,000 climbing frame has been officially unveiled at a primary school.

Hampshire groups work together on new anti-smoking campaign

Basingstoke Gazette: Logo for Quit 4 Life - Southern Health NHS Foundation

5:00pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

ORGA NISATIONS in Hampshire have been working together on a programme aimed at preventing children from being subjected to second-hand smoke.

St Mary Bourne mother urges motorists to slow down following loss of three cats

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

A ST MARY Bourne resident, who suffered the “heartbreaking” loss of three of her cats in three years on the same road, is pleading with drivers to slow down when passing through the village.

Basingstoke student shortlisted in national photography competition

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

A STUDENT photographer from Basingstoke has made the final of a national competition.

Winklebury mum Lynsey Walter completes rowing challenge to raise much-needed funds for Starlight Children's Foundation

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 27th September 2015

SHE wanted to thank the charity that supported her family through its darkest days. Now Basingstoke mum Lynsey Walter has done that after taking part in a rowing challenge.

Town turns green for Basingstoke Green Week

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 25th September 2015

BASINGSTOKE turned green this week for an annual event celebrating all things that are environmentally friendly.

Ambulance service issues apology after Basingstoke woman spent 16 hours locating her dead father

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 24th September 2015

AN AMBULANCE trust has apologised after a Basingstoke woman spent 16 hours trying to locate her dead father.

Bus timetable changes prove unpopular

Basingstoke Gazette: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are promoting peace, love and community cohesion with advertisements on Stagecoach buses.  Pictured is a bus with the advertisement along the side. (8154792)

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

CHANGES to bus timetables and routes in Whitchurch and Overton have attracted criticism from residents in the area – just days after being introduced.

Plans submitted for 132 new homes in Bramley

Basingstoke Gazette: Information Commissioner's Office to investigate Basingstoke and Deane data leak

11:00am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

PLANS have been submitted to build two separate housing developments in Bramley, totalling 132 homes.

Council to salt Hampshire roads in trial run ahead of winter weather

Basingstoke Gazette: Snow caused traffic chaos on the roads

11:11am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

LORRIES used to salt Hampshire's roads during the winter will be given a trial run this Saturday.

Basingstoke schoolchildren sing at the Royal Albert Hall

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

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

Pupils fail qualification because of school's blunder

Basingstoke Gazette: Charlie Currie, headteacher of Brighton Hill Community School.

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

STUDENTS from a Basingstoke secondary school failed a key qualification because of a school blunder.

Rugby legend visits children's hospice

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 21st September 2015

A RUGBY legend visited a children's hospice yesterday, just days after being named as one of the greatest ever players.

Overton man completes charity bike ride from London to Paris

Basingstoke Gazette: The Bike for Mike team at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

3:02pm Friday 18th September 2015

AN OVERTON man was reunited with 12 of his friends to take part in a memorial charity bike ride.

Plan to build new cemetery given green light

Basingstoke Gazette: Worting Road Cemetery is expected to reach capacity in five years

1:02pm Friday 18th September 2015

PLANS to build a new cemetery in North Waltham have been approved by the borough council.

Memorial service will honour Aldermaston's war heroes

Basingstoke Gazette: Children from Aldermaston Church of England Primary School learn about the First World War

3:02pm Thursday 17th September 2015

RELATIVES of First World War heroes from Aldermaston are invited to a special memorial service to honour the men.

Basingstoke schoolgirl steps in to prevent hedgehog being stoned to death by teenage yobs

Basingstoke Gazette: Daisy West, 11, and her aunt Stephanie Oakley

1:04pm Thursday 17th September 2015

A SCHOOLGIRL rescued a tiny baby hedgehog from being stoned to death by a group of teenage boys.

New primary school opens in Rooksdown

Basingstoke Gazette: Some of the new pupils with head of year Sarah Wheble

11:02am Thursday 17th September 2015

A BRAND new primary school is now open in Basingstoke.

'To save more lives, we need donors'

Basingstoke Gazette: Group appeals for more organ donors this National Transplant Week

3:00pm Sunday 20th September 2015

THERE are 260 people are waiting for an organ transplant in Hampshire.

Salesman found dead at his home

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke magistrates court reopens

1:00pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

A MAN who was charged with child sex offences killed himself after failing to turn up for a court hearing.

Basingstoke school set to appeal GCSE results

Basingstoke Gazette: Betty Elkins

1:00pm Monday 14th September 2015

THE executive headteacher of a Basingstoke secondary school which refused to share its GCSE results last month has now revealed the number of pupils who hit the benchmark.

Events to be held to celebrate Green Week

Basingstoke Gazette: Inspero with its stall at last year's Basingstoke Green Fair

3:02pm Sunday 13th September 2015

GREEN will be the theme of a week-long showcase of events and activities being held in the borough.

Naomi House Hospice reopens following refurbishment

Basingstoke Gazette: Mikey Strachan (centre) cuts the ribbon with help from Alastair Stewart OBE

11:02am Sunday 13th September 2015

A CHILDREN’S hospice which closed for 19 months, whilst a £4 million refurbishment was carried out, was officially reopened on Monday by a famous news reader.

Basingstoke couple George and Ann French celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

Basingstoke Gazette: Ann and George French celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at home in South View

3:02pm Saturday 12th September 2015

A DIAMOND couple have celebrated a milestone anniversary after 60 years of marriage.

Overton GP steps into new role

Basingstoke Gazette: Dr Nicola Decker

1:02pm Saturday 12th September 2015

A GP from a surgery based in Overton and Oakley has been appointed in a top medical role for Hampshire.

Basingstoke paratrooper taking part in global exercise

Basingstoke Gazette: Private Josh Brown

11:02am Saturday 12th September 2015

A PARATROOPER from Basingstoke is training alongside Italian soldiers to improve their ability to operate together in response to international crises.

Mum has head shaved to fight illness

Basingstoke Gazette: Sarah Carlisle after her head was shaved for charity

3:04pm Friday 11th September 2015

HER life was saved thanks to the generosity of other people, now Oakley mum Sarah Carlisle is giving back to help the fight against cancer.

People of Basingstoke respond to refugee crisis

Basingstoke Gazette: Victoria Kennedy of Vintage Treasures with donations for the refugee appeal

11:03am Friday 11th September 2015

THE community of Basingstoke has responded to the refugee crisis in Europe by donating items to an appeal launched by a Basingstoke mum.

Basingstoke student develops iPhone games for Apple

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:01pm Thursday 10th September 2015

A BASINGSTOKE student has developed two games for technology giant Apple.

Fundraisers pound the streets during St Michael's Hospice Moonlight Walk

Basingstoke Gazette: The start of the 2015 St Michael's Hospice Moonlight Walk

3:07pm Thursday 10th September 2015

WALKERS braved a cold night to trek across Basingstoke in the dark to raise money for a hospice.

Basingstoke Half Marathon competitors will receive special medals

Basingstoke Gazette: The start of last year's Basingstoke Half-Marathon

9:00am Thursday 17th September 2015

A CELEBRATORY medal to mark five years of a Basingstoke race will be given to runners taking part in this year’s milestone event.

Opening of new John Lewis store may be delayed

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 11th September 2015

A NEW John Lewis at home and Waitrose store being built in Basingstoke may not open next month as planned.

Beer festival to be held in Silchester

Basingstoke Gazette: Volunteers and organisers enjoying a drink at Silchester Beer Festival

9:00am Friday 11th September 2015

THE fifth annual beer festival will be held in Silchester this Saturday.

Rhu Bar closes following licence suspension

Basingstoke Gazette: The notice outside Rhu Bar earlier this week

11:05am Thursday 10th September 2015

A BASINGSTOKE bar has closed for two weeks after it lost its licence to sell alcohol.

Royal toast made to The Queen

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:37pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

CHIEF officers and Cabinet members at Hampshire County Council raised a glass to The Queen who has now become the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Police want to speak to man in connection with three assaults in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:16pm Tuesday 8th September 2015

THIS is the man police would like to speak to following three assaults in Basingstoke.

Man charged following assault at Crown Heights

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:07am Tuesday 8th September 2015

A MAN has been charged following an assault at Crown Heights.

260 people waiting for organ transplant in Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Luke Yates with his late wife Sam, who suffered from cystic fibrosis

12:44pm Monday 7th September 2015

TWO hundred and sixty people are waiting for an organ transplant in Hampshire.

Comedian Kevin Bridges defends disabled joke following criticism during show at The Mayflower

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:54am Monday 7th September 2015

COMEDIAN Kevin Bridges had to defend his joke in the middle of a show at The Mayflower last night, after a member of the audience criticised him for making fun of disabled people.

Birthday bus visits rural villages to showcase success of affordable homes

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:15pm Friday 4th September 2015

RURAL villages had a visit from a 'birthday bus' showcasing how communities have benefited from new affordable homes.

Basingstoke adventurer James Ketchell prepares for next challenge

Basingstoke Gazette: James Ketchell and Ashley Wilson after they were rescued in the middle of the Indian Ocean

1:02pm Friday 4th September 2015

HIS last challenge ended in disaster, but Basingstoke adventurer James Ketchell has already revealed plans for his next mission.

Basingstoke mum competes in yacht race

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

A DAREDEVIL Basingstoke mum participated in the world’s largest offshore yacht race as part of the first Girlguiding team to take part in the event.

Headteacher leaves Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 9th September 2015

THE headteacher of a Basingstoke secondary school has left after a decade at the helm.

World record attempt to be held in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 8th September 2015

A GUINNESS world record will be attempted in Basingstoke for the most amount of people doing a burpee at the same time in the same place.

Legendary bowler Shane Warne opens Basingstoke company's new headquarters

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:21am Friday 4th September 2015

A LEGENDARY Australian bowler was guest of honour at a Basingstoke business to launch its new headquarters.

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