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Hampshire County Council chief executive to stand down

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:27pm Thursday 28th May 2015

THE chief executive of Hampshire County Council has announced that he will stand down later this year after eight years at the helm.

Hundreds soak up the sun at Tadley Tea Party

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A NEW music festival which aimed to pull in the pounds for a good cause attracted hundreds of people to Tadley at the weekend.

Town comes together for annual Whitchurch Pub Race

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 28th May 2015

CROWDS lined the streets in Whitchurch to cheer on teams dressed in a range of creative costumes as part of an annual pub race.

Fresh appeal for witnesses following A303 death

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

4:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

POLICE have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses after a man died after he was hit by multiple cars on the A303 at Popham on Saturday.

Knifepoint robbery at Popley shop

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:28am Wednesday 27th May 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery at a Popley shop.

Young people across Basingstoke collect Duke of Edinburgh awards

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

YOUNG people across Basingstoke were honoured for their achievements in a number of challenges at a presentation evening last month.

Popley neighbourhood partnership to be launched

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A NEIGHBOURHOOD partnership pilot scheme carried out in Buckskin and South Ham looks set to be rolled out across Popley.

Basingstoke hospital unveils revamped ward

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A BASINGSTOKE hospital ward has undergone a major revamp project in an effort to support people with dementia.

Man dies after being hit by multiple cars on A303

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:19am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A MAN has died this morning after he was hit by multiple cars on the A303.

Basingstoke Festival set to get off to fiery start

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

BASINGSTOKE’S historic heart will be set alight with excitement when a giant firebird makes its way through the town centre streets for the programme launch of this year’s Basingstoke Festival.

Police release e-fit image after young girl was "touched inappropriately" in Rooksdown

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:26pm Friday 22nd May 2015

THIS IS an e-fit image of a man police want to speak to after a young girl in Basingstoke was inappropriately touched as she walked to school.

Residents urged to find out more about volunteering

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

10:57am Friday 22nd May 2015

RESIDENTS across Basingstoke and Deane are being encouraged to find out more about volunteering in their community during “Do Your Bit Week”.

Community groups and residents urged to apply for low carbon loans

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Hayley Eachus

9:59am Friday 22nd May 2015

RESIDENTS and community groups are being given a helping hand to cut their energy bills following the launch of a low carbon loans.

Rape victim paid £20,000 following police investigation failings

Basingstoke Gazette: A Hampshire Constabulary helmet

9:31am Friday 22nd May 2015

HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has apologised and awarded a rape victim £20,000 after admitting that she had been wrongly treated during an investigation.

Volunteers to be thanked at Mayor's reception

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 25th May 2015

DO you know a "superstar"volunteer who deserves some recognition for their contributions?

Families to remember loved ones at annual hospice event

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A SPECIAL fete and remembrance event which raises money for a Basingstoke hospice is to be held on Sunday, May 31.

Basingstoke Crematorium applies for burial plots permission

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

9:00am Sunday 24th May 2015

BURIAL plots could be provided at the Basingstoke Crematorium if plans are approved by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Tadley charity gets royal seal of approval

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A TADLEY charity got the royal seal of approval during a visit last week.

Bail extended for Brighton Hill South councillor

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A Basingstoke and Deane Borough Councillor arrested on suspicion of theft has had his bail date extended.

Basingstoke hospital chief executive defends A&E figures

Basingstoke Gazette: Mary Edwards

11:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

THE chief executive of the trust which runs Basingstoke hospital has defended its accident and emergency figures after it failed to hit a Government target for a third quarter.

Highclere Country Show to return this bank holiday weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: Highclere Castle

6:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

A COUNTRY show will return to the castle made famous by a hit ITV programme this bank holiday weekend.

Outgoing Mayor celebrates inspirational people across Basingstoke and Deane

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 21st May 2015

INSPIRATIONAL people who have made a difference in the borough were celebrated by the outgoing Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane.

New borough Mayor aims to encourage more community involvement

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 21st May 2015

ENCOURAGING more community involvement will be the focus for the woman who has become the First Citizen of Basingstoke and Deane.

Alzheimer's Society to mark Dementia Awareness Week

Basingstoke Gazette: The Alzheimer's Society says people are still reluctant to talk about the condition

11:18am Wednesday 20th May 2015

STAFF and volunteers from the Basingstoke branch of the Alzheimer’s Society will be out in force this week as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

Borough council leader unveils new Cabinet

Basingstoke Gazette: Council leader Cllr Clive Sanders

9:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

THE leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has unveiled his new-look Cabinet.

Stratfield Saye Roundabout set to be resurfaced next month

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Sean Woodward

11:40am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A ROUNDABOUT between Basingstoke and Reading is set to be resurfaced as part of Hampshire County Council’s multi-million pound road investment programme, Operation Resilience.

Borough council issues warning on danger of Campylobacter

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

10:03am Tuesday 19th May 2015

AS PART of National Food Safety Week, food experts from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are keen to encourage residents to follow simple food hygiene steps in a bid to combat Campylobacter.

Parties vow to work together in Basing following local election

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 18th May 2015

TWO candidates have vowed to work together following a hotly-contested election battle in the Basing ward.

Winchfield campaigner delighted following election win

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 18th May 2015

A MAJOR opponent of a plan to build a controversial new town at Winchfield said he was delighted after he won a seat on Hart District Council following Thursday’s local election.

Basingstoke road improvements get go-ahead

Basingstoke Gazette: Council leader Cllr Clive Sanders

9:00am Monday 18th May 2015

THE leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has given the go-ahead to release nearly £2million for road improvements across the town.

Three arrested In Hampshire courier fraud scam

Basingstoke Gazette: Owner of Headley company fined £183,000 after "wholly avoidable" death of employee

1:00pm Saturday 16th May 2015

POLICE are asking residents across Hampshire to be aware of courier fraud following a series of incidents across the county.

Former Mayor loses Chineham seat following election battle

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 18th May 2015

IT WAS a bad day for the two Independent candidates fighting to retain their borough council seats at the local election with both of them losing out to the Conservative Party.

Two bailed following drugs raids across Basingstoke on Tuesday

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 14th May 2015

TWO people have been bailed after drugs squad officers seized a gun during a series of dramatic raids across Basingstoke.

New cycling group formed in Basingstoke

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

6:00am Friday 15th May 2015

A NEW cycling group has been formed in Basingstoke with the aim of helping people get on their bikes.

Community facilities to get cash boost

Basingstoke Gazette: Community facilities to get cash boost

9:02am Thursday 14th May 2015

COMMUNITY facilities in Popley and Sherborne St John will receive nearly £300,000 from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Basingstoke brownie leader completes prestigious Queen's Guide Award

Basingstoke Gazette: Kathryn Clews with her Brownie pack

6:02am Thursday 14th May 2015

A BASINGSTOKE teacher has completed a prestigious guiding award in just a year, despite battling a condition that leaves her in constant pain.

Cyclists urged to share views for new cycling strategy

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

10:26am Wednesday 13th May 2015

CYCLISTS across Basingstoke and Deane are being encouraged to share their views on the best and worst cycle routes next month as part of a new cycle strategy.

Martial Arts event raises cash for Jack Bristow appeal

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

PEOPLE of all ages and abilities came together at a martial arts weekend to raise over £1,000 for a Basingstoke youngster who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in December.

Scouts' fundraising concert pulls in the pounds

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 13th May 2015

A GROUP of Basingstoke scouts pulled in the pounds for a host of good causes at a special concert last month.

Man arrested for possession of a firearm following Basingstoke drug searches

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:28pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

A BASINGSTOKE man has been arrested for possession of a firearm following a series of drug raids across the town this morning.

Two women taken to hospital following M3 crash

Basingstoke Gazette: An applicance from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

8:17am Tuesday 12th May 2015

TWO women had to be cut free from their car after it was hit by a lorry on the M3 in the early hours of this morning.

Kingsclere librarians thanked for their hard work

Basingstoke Gazette: Librarians Rowena Hensman, Jo Quittenton and Andrew Bolton with their cake

8:02pm Friday 8th May 2015

A KINGSCLERE librarian has been thanked for her contribution after volunteers took over the day-to-day running of the community library.

Conservatives take hold of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council following big win

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:17pm Friday 8th May 2015

BASINGSTOKE has turned blue with a thumping victory in both the General Election and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council elections.

Newly-crowned Miss Basingstoke vows to raise funds for charity

Basingstoke Gazette: Nicola Ascroft

3:04pm Friday 8th May 2015

A BASINGSTOKE beauty, who has recently been crowned Miss Basingstoke 2015, has pledged to raise as much money as she can for local charities.

Basingstoke hospital misses A&E waiting times target

Basingstoke Gazette: Mary Edwards

1:02pm Friday 8th May 2015

THE trust which runs Basingstoke hospital could face Government intervention after it failed to hit national A&E waiting time targets for the third consecutive quarter.

New music festival to take place at Highclere

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 10th May 2015

A NEW music festival will take place during the popular Highclere Country Fair this year.

Kit Malthouse races to victory in North West Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:44am Friday 8th May 2015

CONSERVATIVE candidate Kit Malthouse stormed to victory to become the MP for North West Hampshire with a bigger majority than predecessor Sir George Young .

UKIP candidate slams police over lack of vandalism investigation

Basingstoke Gazette: UKIP members at the launch of the UKIP shop in Wote Street

6:01am Friday 8th May 2015

THE UKIP candidate hoping to be Basingstoke’s next MP has criticised the police for alleged lack of action after the locks to his party’s election shop were vandalised twice.

Conservative Maria Miller retains Basingstoke seat

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 8th May 2015

CONSERVATIVE candidate Maria Miller has retained her seat in Basingstoke with a majority of over 11,000 votes.

Winklebury school holds mock General Election

Basingstoke Gazette: Year 7 school council official Libby Bonner with Year 7 pupil Luke Hall casting his vote during the mock election

3:05pm Thursday 7th May 2015

THEY may be too young to vote in the General Election today, however youngsters from a Winklebury school got to experience exactly what it is like to go and vote on polling day.

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