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WATCH: Hard-hitting video campaign highlights dangers of drink-driving

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:26pm Tuesday 1st December 2015

A HARD-hitting drink-drive campaign emphasises the potential fatal consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Basingstoke theatre company tells contemporary story of Little Red Riding Hood

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:46am Tuesday 1st December 2015

THIS winter, Proteus Theatre Company is putting on a contemporary re-telling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood.

X Factor winner and two soap stars will join the cast of Chicago at Southampton theatre

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:37am Tuesday 1st December 2015

TWO soap-stars and an X Factor winner will join the cast of Chicago which comes to The Mayflower Theatre next year.

The Snowman is coming to The Mayflower next year

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:25am Tuesday 1st December 2015

CELEBRATING more than 20 spellbinding years on the stage the live version of Raymond Briggs’ iconic and much-loved children’s classic, The Snowman, flies into Mayflower Theatre to enchant audiences of all ages from January 13 to 17, 2016.

Teenager suffers broken jaw after assault near Basingstoke underpass

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

1:41pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A TEENAGE boy suffered a broken jaw after being assaulted in a Basingstoke underpass.

Police renew appeal after fifth highly offensive message is sprayed on wall

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:35pm Thursday 26th November 2015

ANOTHER highly offensive message has been spray painted on a wall in Basingstoke.

Royal Mail refuses to deliver post because road is "too dangerous"

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:40pm Friday 27th November 2015

ROYAL Mail is refusing to deliver post to homes along a street in a borough village because it is considered "too dangerous".

Marines band to perform at The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Tuesday 1st December 2015

THE Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will entertain an audience at The Anvil in the New Year in a charity concert.

Famous castle to host event for Oxfam Syria Crisis Appeal

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:26am Thursday 26th November 2015

A FAMOUS castle will open its doors for the day to raise funds for the Oxfam Syria Crisis Appeal.

Festive activities on offer at The Vyne

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:22am Thursday 26th November 2015

THE National Trust is hosting a programme of festive activities throughout December at its historic property in Basingstoke.

Santa and his reindeer visit Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:10pm Thursday 26th November 2015

SANTA and his reindeer paid a visit to a Basingstoke shopping centre on Sunday, as thousands of people gathered to watch the festive parade.

Basingstoke gardening charity to grow seeds from space

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:10pm Monday 30th November 2015

A BASINGSTOKE gardening charity has been chosen to grow a packet of seeds that have been flown into space.

Basingstoke jewellers re-opens following revamp

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:10pm Friday 27th November 2015

A REFURBISHED jewellers in Basingstoke unveiled its new-look to customers this month.

Barn owl visits elderly patients at Basingstoke hospital

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 28th November 2015

ELDERLY patients at Basingstoke hospital took a walk on the wild side when a barn owl paid a visit to their ward.

Project helps Basingstoke woman to quit smoking

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 30th November 2015

A BASINGSTOKE woman is encouraging other people to give up smoking after kicking the habit with the help of a new project being run at Basingstoke hospital.

Thousands respond to council consultation on possible library closures

Basingstoke Gazette: Some Hampshire mobile library bus stops could be axed in 2015 to cut costs

3:00pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THOUSANDS of people have responded to a consultation which has put four libraries in The Gazette area under threat of closure.

Couple drawn together following traumatic incident celebrate 70 years of marriage

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:40pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A COUPLE from Oakley who were drawn together following a traumatic incident are celebrating an incredible 70 years of marriage.

Activities centre used by Basingstoke schoolchildren is not meeting demands

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:40pm Thursday 26th November 2015

AN ACTIVITIES centre which is visited by schoolchildren from Basingstoke has been told it is not meeting the requirements of the Childcare Register.

Moving documentary about Basingstoke teacher's battle with cystic fibrosis will raise awareness of organ donation

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:40am Sunday 29th November 2015

A MOVING documentary about organ donation which tells the story of a Basingstoke teacher’s battle with cystic fibrosis is being released next week.

Village twinned with fictitious toy town after winning national competition

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

OLD Basing has been officially twinned with a popular fictitious village after coming top in a national competition.

Basingstoke school takes "effective action" to improve

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:30am Friday 27th November 2015

A BASINGSTOKE junior school which was asked to improve has taken "effective action" to address problem areas, according to Ofsted.

Supermarket staff launch Christmas toy appeal

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:20am Friday 27th November 2015

AN APPEAL for people to donate new toys for children in need this Christmas was given a push by members of staff at a Basingstoke supermarket.

Basingstoke school offers support to cancer charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:17am Thursday 26th November 2015

ARK Cancer Centre Charity has received a first class pledge of support from a Basingstoke headteacher and his school.

Safe house to open in Basingstoke for victims of domestic abuse

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:48am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A HOUSING association has announced that it will work with a domestic abuse project to open a safe house in Basingstoke to help people move on from domestic violence.

Rebecca arrives at The Mayflower next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:58am Tuesday 24th November 2015

A BOOK that has been beloved by generations has been adapted for the stage and arrives at The Mayflower next week.

Armed police seize guns in Buckskin

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:34am Monday 23rd November 2015

ARMED police were called to Buckskin yesterday after two people were spotted carrying weapons.

Sensors fitted to salt bins in Basingstoke as county prepares for cold weather

Basingstoke Gazette: Queues formed as people attempted to drive through the snow

4:57pm Friday 20th November 2015

SENSORS have been fitted to community salt bins in Basingstoke as part of a new trial.

Sleet showers forecast for Basingstoke as temperatures expected to plummet

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:43pm Friday 20th November 2015

SLEET and snow could fall in Basingstoke for the first time this winter.

Gang who blew open ATMs jailed for 18 years following £1m crime spree

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:10pm Thursday 19th November 2015

A GANG involved in a £1 million crime spree, which included blowing open cash machines using gas, have been jailed for more than 18 years.

MP warns river could be under threat if more homes are built

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

12:00pm Monday 23rd November 2015

A RIVER which runs through Basingstoke could be under threat if more houses are built, Basingstoke’s MP has warned.

Council blamed after Basingstoke charity is broken into

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:50am Saturday 21st November 2015

THE manager of a Basingstoke charity which suffered a break-in has blamed the council for not fixing the windows.

Basingstoke boy given comfortable chair by charitable provider

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 23rd November 2015

A THREE-year-old boy from Basingstoke is able to sit in comfort thanks to a charitable provider.

Tesco Express store re-opens following eight-month closure for refurbishment

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:50pm Saturday 21st November 2015

IT HAS been closed for months, but a refurbishment project to update a Tesco Express store was finally finished this week, as the new-look shop opened its doors to customers.

Villagers raise hundreds for charity which supports women with incurable condition

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:40pm Friday 20th November 2015

VILLAGERS have raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which supports women with an incurable condition.

Nursery graded as "outstanding" by Ofsted

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:40pm Friday 20th November 2015

AN OVERTON nursery is one of the best in the country after being graded as “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Grieving aunt raises thousands through Ironman competition in memory of neice

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A GRIEVING aunt has been on an incredible journey and raised thousands of pounds in memory of her niece who died suddenly in her sleep.

Junior school awarded Eco-School's Silver Award

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Tuesday 24th November 2015

A VILLAGE junior school has been awarded for its sustainability work.

Neighbourhood plan consultation begins

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:20am Monday 23rd November 2015

CONSULATION is underway on the pre-submission of a Neighbourhood Plan for Odiham and North Warnborough.

Famous comedian supports Kingsclere charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:20am Saturday 21st November 2015

A FAMOUS comedian has given his support to a Kingsclere charity.

Christmas arrives in Basingstoke shopping centre as lights are switched on

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:10pm Thursday 19th November 2015

CHRISTMAS arrived in Basingstoke on Friday when the festive lights were switched on in the town centre.

BBC radio show is broadcast from Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:10am Monday 23rd November 2015

JUNIOR doctors striking and renewable energy were just two of the topics debated by a panel at a live broadcast of a BBC radio show from a Basingstoke school.

INSPIRE15 Business Awards winners revealed at glittering ceremony

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 19th November 2015

THE wait was finally over as the winners of this year's INSPIRE Business Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony held last week.

Fundraisers pull out all the stops for Children in Need

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:40am Friday 20th November 2015

FANTASTIC fundraisers from across the borough pulled out all the stops to raise money for this year’s Children in Need.

Hundreds queue for opening of The Range

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:30pm Thursday 19th November 2015

HUNDREDS of people queued up to be the first to see inside a brand new home and garden store in Basingstoke.

Staff who work with autistic people honoured at ceremony

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:20am Tuesday 17th November 2015

STAFF who work with people with autism were recognised for their achievements at an annual awards ceremony.

Kingsclere charity to feature on BBC Children in Need

Basingstoke Gazette: Pudsey Bear

3:58pm Friday 13th November 2015

A KINGSCLERE charity will feature on BBC Children in Need tonight.

Countess hopes legacy of Downton Abbey will live on at Highclere Castle

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 16th November 2015

THE sixth and final series of Downton Abbey may have come to an end, but the Countess of Carnarvon hopes its legacy will live on at Highclere Castle.

Shuttle buses to transport people to Manydown housing consultation

Basingstoke Gazette: Artist's impression shows the future of Manydown

5:00pm Friday 13th November 2015

SPECIAL buses are being laid on this Sunday to help people give their views on the Manydown housing development.

Tickets to CarFest sell out as Will Young and James Morrison are announced for line-up

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:20pm Sunday 15th November 2015

THE first batch of tickets for a popular summer festival sold out within hours.

Environmental campaigner to walk 195 miles to raise awareness of climate change

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

7:20am Sunday 15th November 2015

AN ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner from Whitchurch will walk 195 miles to raise awareness of climate change.

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