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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.

Basingstoke Rock Choir performs at anniversary celebration

Basingstoke Gazette: The Rock Choir party in Birmingham

12:13pm Friday 3rd July 2015

SINGERS from Basingstoke performed with celebrities at a celebration to mark the 10 year anniversary of their choir.

Pamper evening to be held in Popley

Basingstoke Gazette: Plans submitted for new cemetery in North Waltham

12:13pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A PAMPER evening will be held next month to raise money for the local branch of Life.

Nursery holds charity Family Week

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 5th July 2015

FAMILY was the theme of a week-long event at a Basingstoke nursery in support of a local charity.

Basingstoke doctor takes on epic charity challenge

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 5th July 2015

A RETIRED doctor from Basingstoke put his physical strength to the test when he took part in a thrilling 55-mile challenge through the Scottish countryside.

North Hampshire villages in the running for Sylvanian Families honour

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 4th July 2015

TWO areas of North Hampshire are in with a chance of becoming twinned with a popular fictitious village.

Ceremony held to honour community group volunteers

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

VOLUNTEERS who give their time to community groups in Hampshire attended a celebratory evening.

First World War memorial to be unveiled in Whitchurch

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

THE High Sheriff of Hampshire will officially unveil a memorial to commemorate the First World War.

Hundreds turn out for Old Basing Carnival

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:04pm Friday 26th June 2015

A PRINCE and princess in a horse drawn carriage led a procession through a village.

Traffic chaos caused by faulty lights staying red for over eight minutes

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:02am Friday 26th June 2015

DRIVERS trying to leave a busy business park have been waiting for more than eight minutes for traffic lights to change to green because of a fault with the system.

Students stun visitors to Fashion and Art Exhibition

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

CREATIVE work was on display at an annual fashion and art show hosted by a Basingstoke college.

Sylvanian Families shopping event taking place in Whitchurch this weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: Cousins Jessica Thompson and Sophie Webb, both nine, meet a furry friend at Whitchurch Silk Mill

6:02am Friday 26th June 2015

A COLLECTION of animal friends will gather in Whitchurch this weekend.

Image released showing design of new £150m Critical Treatment Hospital

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:51pm Thursday 25th June 2015

THIS artist's impression shows how a new £150 million critical treatment hospital being planned for north Hampshire could look.

Carnival parade marks start of Basingstoke Festival

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Festival Carnival Parade in Wote Street, on Friday June 19, 2015.Picture: Richard Garfield. (29570090)

3:05pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A COLOURFUL carnival parade marked the start of Basingstoke Festival last Friday, as children from across the borough joined the noisy procession.

Basingstoke barber who cut Bob Marley design into customer's hair is in national competition final

Basingstoke Gazette: Mobile Send Your News

11:27am Thursday 25th June 2015

A TALENTED barber from Basingstoke is hoping to become the best in the country when he competes in the final of a national competition this Sunday.

Grieving mum claims doctors 'gave up' on her terminally ill son

Basingstoke Gazette: 18-year-old Alexander Elliott died last week after doctors were given permission to withhold treatment

11:27am Thursday 25th June 2015

A GRIEVING Basingstoke mother who fought a legal battle for her terminally-ill teenage son to continue receiving treatment said he would still be alive today if doctors had not given up on him.

Boy with life-limiting condition presents hospice rent payment of 12 red roses

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:29pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A SIX-year-old boy has helped a children's hosoice pay its unique annual rent of 12 red roses. 

Motorists complain about parking fines at diner

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 22nd June 2015

ANGRY drivers have taken to the internet to warn people about parking at a diner by a services.

Villagers call for 20mph limit after series of accidents

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 22nd June 2015

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for a 20mph speed limit to be introduced in a village.

Parish council chairman hits back at 'Nazi' slur

Basingstoke Gazette: Jamega Pro Golf tour returns to Dummer GC

1:02pm Friday 19th June 2015

THE chairman of a parish council, whose village was branded “at war” by a national newspaper, has hit back claiming the situation has been “blown out of all proportion”.

Standards rising at Overton nursery

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 21st June 2015

AN OVERTON nursery criticised because children’s wellbeing was “at risk” has now been told it is improving.

Planning minister pledges support to plan future housing in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Minister of State for Housing and Planning Brandon Lewis (left), Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Chief Executive Mel Barrett and Leader Cllr Clive Sanders and MP for North West Hampshire Kit Malthouse

11:03am Friday 19th June 2015

A GOVERNMENT minister visited Basingstoke last Friday to hear about infrastructure plans for the town.

Disgraced sub-postmistress to appear on Panorama

Basingstoke Gazette: Jo Hamilton

1:00pm Saturday 20th June 2015

THE plight of a sub-postmistress is set to appear on an episode of Panorama after she asked for her case to be reviewed.

Specially brewed beer on sale to mark 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Basingstoke Gazette: Specially brewed beer on sale to mark 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

9:06am Friday 19th June 2015

A NORTH east Hampshire pub will be offering customers a specially brewed beer to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

Cancer charity The Pink Place to hold fundraising picnic

Basingstoke Gazette: Fundraisers enjoying last year's event

6:02am Friday 19th June 2015

A FUNDRAISING picnic will be held at Manydown Farm for a Basingstoke cancer charity.

Time-lapse video shows progress made to Black Dam Roundabout

Basingstoke Gazette: Black Dam Roundabout

3:02pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A TIME-lapse video shows the progress made on the Black Dam Roundabout.

Parrot on the loose in Whitchurch

Basingstoke Gazette: Picture of an African Grey Parrot courtesy of Birdworld

4:00pm Thursday 18th June 2015

AN AFRICAN grey parrot has been found in Whitchurch.

Basingstoke school makes coursework blunder

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

1:00pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A SCHOOL blunder has left dozens of pupils having to rush to complete coursework this week rather than focus on their GCSE exams.

Thousands take part in Basingstoke Race for Life

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:10am Thursday 18th June 2015

A SEA of pink swept across Basingstoke playing fields last night as thousands of women took part in the annual Race for Life.

Tarantula spotted at Basingstoke nursery

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

A TARANTULA and a bearded dragon were two of the exotic creatures that visited a Basingstoke nursery.

Plan to turn Whitchurch pub car park into homes

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 17th June 2015

NEW homes could be built in the car park of a pub to fund £355,600 worth of improvements.

VIDEO: Mike Wilson releases amazing SpiderDad film in tribute to his son

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:16pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

"I'LL remember one little boy who inspired me to do great things" - those are the words of a Basingstoke dad who has made a fundraising film in memory of his son.

Warning over extendable leads following dog death

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

IT WAS a tragic accident – but the death of a beloved dog has resulted in thousands of people being made aware of the possible dangers of using an extendable lead.

'I'm so lucky to be alive'

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 15th June 2015

SHE is lucky to be alive – and now a Basingstoke woman who survived two ruptured ectopic pregnancies is preparing to take on a charity challenge in memory of a woman who died of the condition.

Sainsbury's director travels to Tanzania to build beehives

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 14th June 2015

A BUSINESSWOMAN with a top job at Sainsbury's swapped her regular round of meetings to build beehives in Tanzania.

Overton mum to raise money for Endometriosis UK

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 14th June 2015

AN OVERTON mother who has been battling an incurable illness for more than 30 years has organised an event to help the charity which has supported her.

Taking Steps founder to take on gruelling challenge to raise awareness of domestic violence

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 13th June 2015

THE CEO of Basingstoke-based Taking Steps is reaching out to victims of domestic abuse by walking hundreds of miles to every town covered by the charity.

Runners take part in gruelling challenge in memory of Thomas Law

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 13th June 2015

A TEAM of fundraisers pushed their fitness levels to the limit by taking part in a 10k run in support of a couple whose one-year-old son died.

Tufton garden to hold open day

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

6:00am Saturday 13th June 2015

A GARDEN near Whitchurch will open to the public as part of a national scheme.

Gazette Opinion - A Place to be Proud of

Basingstoke Gazette: Empty Whitchurch office could be transformed into new flats

8:01pm Thursday 11th June 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners of the A Place to be Proud of Awards.

Sir Michael Colman re-elected as chairman of local CPRE branch

Basingstoke Gazette: Sir Michael Colman re-elected as chairman of local CPRE branch

5:02pm Thursday 11th June 2015

MEMBERS of a countryside conservation charity re-elected their chairman at an annual general meeting.

Basingstoke youngster Owen Howkins meets Lewis Hamilton in Monaco

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke youngster Owen Howkins meets Lewis Hamilton in Monaco

1:03pm Thursday 11th June 2015

A YOUNG boy who suffers from a rare genetic disorder fulfilled his lifelong dream thanks to a charity which grants wishes for seriously ill children.

Road through Basing View set to remain closed until August

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:24am Thursday 11th June 2015

A ROAD which has been closed whilst work is carried out to construct a new John Lewis At home and Waitrose store may not re-open until August.

Holiday club for over-60s will have French theme

Basingstoke Gazette: Holiday club for over-60s will have French theme

6:03am Thursday 11th June 2015

FRANCE will be the theme of a holiday club being run for the over 60s this summer.

Police on scene following sudden death

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:36am Tuesday 9th June 2015

POLICE have cordoned off an area in Basingstoke after a person died suddenly.

Centre for jobseekers to hold open day

Basingstoke Gazette: Centre for jobseekers to hold open day

6:03am Monday 8th June 2015

A CENTRE which offers a programme of support for disadvantaged young jobseekers is holding an open day.

Selfie challenge for Brackenwood Festival 5k runners

Basingstoke Gazette: Selfie challenge for Brackenwood Festival 5k runners

3:02pm Saturday 6th June 2015

PARTICIPANTS and spectators at an annual race around a Basingstoke shopping centre will be asked to take part in a selfie challenge to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis.

Overton pub set to re-open

Basingstoke Gazette: Overton pub set to re-open

11:02am Saturday 6th June 2015

A VILLAGE pub which has been closed for three years is set to re-open next week.

False start for Basingstoke adventurer James Ketchell's attempt to row across Indian Ocean

Basingstoke Gazette: Ashley Wilson and James Ketchell

11:02am Friday 5th June 2015

THEIR aim is to row 4,000 miles across the Indian Ocean, but James Ketchell and Ashley Wilson made just 70 miles before having to turn around and be towed back to shore.

Advisory board will ensure BCoT students have skills needed for work

Basingstoke Gazette: Anthony Bravo

5:05pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

AN ADVISORY board is being set up by a Basingstoke college to ensure its students have the skills needed for the world of work.

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