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Basingstoke parliamentary candidates take part in BBC Radio Berkshire debate

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Floods and storms 2014.
The Buckskin area of Basingstoke is flooded with ground water.

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8:02pm Friday 1st May 2015

THE devastating floods which hit a Basingstoke suburb last year was one of the hot topics when four of the town's parliamentary candidates took part in a live radio debate.

Empty Whitchurch office could be transformed into new flats

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

5:02pm Friday 1st May 2015

A FORMER office block in Whitchurch could be transformed into more than 20 new flats if the plan is given the green light by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Basingstoke dad collects item to send to Nepal following deadly earthquake

Basingstoke Gazette: L-R: Shibaji Shrestha, Bless Saunders, Urmila Shrestha, Arati Bhandari and Rajesh Rai.Picture: Richard Garfield. (24576204)

3:03pm Friday 1st May 2015

A BASINGSTOKE father has spoken of the terrifying moment he tried to get in touch with his relatives after hearing of a deadly earthquake in Nepal which has killed more than 4,000 people.

Maria Miller condemns "personal attacks" following expenses row at Basingstoke hustings event

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:48am Friday 1st May 2015

CONSERVATIVE candidate Maria Miller condemned the “personal attacks” she had received following her expenses scandal last April at the final hustings event in the town before polling day on Thursday.

Basingstoke candidates take part in final General Election debate

Basingstoke Gazette: The Alliance of Basingstoke Churches General Election hustings event at St Mary's Church, in Eastrop yesterday

10:15am Friday 1st May 2015

IT IS less than one week until polling day and the General Election campaign for the candidates fighting to be Basingstoke’s MP is nearing an end as they took part in the final hustings event last night.

Hook Infant School receives "outstanding" Ofsted rating

Basingstoke Gazette: Hook Infant School headteacher Melanie Walker celebrates the school's Ofsted rating with pupils

6:02am Friday 1st May 2015

A HOOK infant school is celebrating after it was rated as "outstanding" by Ofsted.

New solar farm could be built in Tadley if plan approved

Basingstoke Gazette: New solar farm could be built in Tadley if plan approved

6:32pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A NEW solar farm could be built in Tadley if plans are given the green light by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Police launch investigation after burglary at Basingstoke wine merchant

Basingstoke Gazette: Berry Bros and Rudd, in Hamilton Close, Houndmills, Basingstoke. (24569530)

3:04pm Thursday 30th April 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after hundreds of thousands of pounds was stolen from a Basingstoke wine merchant at the weekend.

Basingstoke community groups urged to apply for grants

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke community groups urged to apply for grants

8:01pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

COMMUNITY groups across Basingstoke will have the chance to get a slice of £100,000 of funding to improve the lives of residents and their neighbourhoods from housing provider, Sanctuary.

Police appeal for witnesses following Tadley Common arson

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:50pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after hedges and gorseland was set alight in Tadley Common on Monday night.

People urged to become Basingstoke Festival Ambassadors

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:10pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

PEOPLE across Basingstoke are being urged to play an important part in this year’s Basingstoke Festival.

Firefighters tackle Pamber Heath Common blaze

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:31am Tuesday 28th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS spent three hours tackling a fire at a Pamber Heath beauty spot yesterday evening following a suspected arson attack.

Basingstoke parliamentary candidates campaign for your votes

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 27th April 2015

WITH less than two weeks to go until the General Election, political reporter Jessica Bave has been out on the doorsteps with the five candidates vying for votes in Basingstoke.

Hampshire firefighters to assist in Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:24am Monday 27th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS from Hampshire are part of a search and rescue team which has been sent to help with the aftermath of an earthquake in Nepal which has killed more than 3,000 people.

Chineham school plans to expand

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 26th April 2015

A CHINEHAM school could expand if Hampshire County Council gives the green light to the scheme.

Dinosaur exhibition to stomp into Basingstoke in June

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:19pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

VISITORS to a Basingstoke museum will be able to admire a prehistoric creature which is normally based in a top London museum in June.

Popley councillor files police complaint against borough council deputy leader

Basingstoke Gazette: Deputy leader, Ranil Jayawardena

3:41pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A POPLEY councillor has submitted an official police complaint against the deputy leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council following a planning meeting in December.

Family fun day marks re-opening of Winklebury shop

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 24th April 2015

THERE was fun for all the family when a Basingstoke shop opened after a major refurbishment by the new owner.

Basingstoke scout group to hold St George's Day parade

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

3:00pm Friday 24th April 2015

A SCOUT group in Basingstoke will parade through the Top of The Town and Eastrop this weekend to mark St George’s Day.

Martial arts event to raise funds for Jack Bristow appeal

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Friday 24th April 2015

A TWO-DAY event packed with martial arts demonstrations and activities will raise funds to support Popley youngster Jack Bristow this weekend.

Junior branch of Basingstoke Watch Group to meet this weekend

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

6:00am Friday 24th April 2015

THE next meeting of Basingstoke Watch Group will be held in Overton when members of the junior branch will study birds that come out early in the morning.

Arson probe launched following Brighton Hill fire

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

AN ARSON investigation has been launched after a young woman escaped a house fire by climbing out a bedroom window.

Have your say on Bullington Cross wind farm appeal application

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

PEOPLE across Basingstoke and Deane have the opportunity to view and comment on an appeal application for a controversial wind farm.

Police appeal for information after cat injured by sling shot in Tadley

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

2:51pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after a cat lost its eye after being shot with a sling shot in Tadley.

UPDATED: Convicted sex offender hands himself into police in Thames Valley

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:20pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A CONVICTED sex offender who left a secure hospital in Winchfield has handed himself into police this morning.

Sovereign Housing Association nominated for national award following Buckskin floods

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:38am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A BASINGSTOKE housing association have been shortlisted for a national housing award for their contribution to flood relief efforts in a Basingstoke suburb.

Schoolchildren get taste of the real world

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

PUPILS were given an insight into the world of employment during a careers fair held at their school.

Coffee club celebrated relocation

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

MEMBERS of a Basingstoke coffee club celebrated with the borough’s mayor last week following its relocation.

Teenager escaped house fire through window

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:39am Monday 20th April 2015

POLICE have launched an investigation after a young woman escaped a small fire at her home in Brighton Hill this morning.

Woman taken to hospital following accident on A339

Basingstoke Gazette: An applicance from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

8:28am Saturday 18th April 2015

A YOUNG woman had to be freed from her car after it rolled off the A339 in the early hours of this morning.

Basingstoke father aims to offer voters an alternative vote

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

A BASINGSTOKE father is hoping to give Basingstoke voters an alternative to the main parties on polling day at next month’s General Election.

Who is your sporting hero?

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

VOTES can now be cast to decide the winner of a sporting award.

Parliamentary candidates grilled

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Friday 17th April 2015

FOUR of the candidates vying to be the town’s next MP were grilled by members of a Basingstoke charity this week.

Reduced hours at Basingstoke tip causing traffic problems

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

EMPLOYEES working at a busy Basingstoke business park claim the new opening hours of the tip have caused traffic congestion.

New scheme to measure flow of the River Loddon is launched

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 17th April 2015

A NEW scheme which will allow the Environment Agency (EA) to monitor the flow of the River Loddon more effectively has been launched.

Keep up with the digital age

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd April 2015

ORGANISATIONS working with communities across Basingstoke and Deane have joined forces to make sure people in the borough do not get left behind as more services go online.

Former UKIP councillor to stand as independent due to 'goons' within Basingstoke branch of party

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

A UKIP councillor has said he will stand as an Independent candidate in the local election because of “goons” within the Basingstoke UKIP party’s membership.

Costello headteacher resigns following escort email claims

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:37am Thursday 16th April 2015

A BASINGSTOKE headteacher has resigned following claims that he sent emails to an escort using his work account.

Hampshire County Council issues warning over cold calls

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire county council

4:23pm Monday 13th April 2015

HAMPSHIRE residents are being warned about suspicious telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from Hampshire County Council.

Borough council election candidates announced

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

9:41am Monday 13th April 2015

THE names of candidates seeking election to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council have been announced.

Green Party application to share Basingstoke MP job rejected

Basingstoke Gazette: ELECTION: Green Party in Darlington announces its candidate for the General Election

3:34pm Friday 10th April 2015

THE Green Party will not have a candidate at next month’s General Election after an application to field two candidates to job share the role was turned down by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council launch cigarette butt crackdown

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 12th April 2015

DO NOT drop cigarette butts or risk facing a fine – that’s the message from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as part of a litter bug crackdown.

This love of a tidy home

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 9th April 2015

I HAVE been made fun of numerous times by people who think I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to many aspects of my life.

Sherfield Park to get new parish council

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

1:00pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A NEW parish council will be set up for a Sherfield-on-Loddon development after councillors agreed to its name.

Gym trails installed at two Popley parks

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

6:00am Saturday 11th April 2015

GETTING fit in the fresh air is now a breeze after outdoor gyms were installed in two Basingstoke parks.

Young cancer sufferer is guest of honour at Basingstoke Town Ladies' big match

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

A BRAVE Basingstoke boy, who is thought to be the youngest person in the UK diagnosed with testicular cancer, was the guest of honour at a semi-final match for the Basingstoke Town Ladies Football Club on Sunday.

Children enjoy Easter-themed activities

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 9th April 2015

CHILDREN across Basingstoke enjoyed a host of Easter-themed activities last week.

New hospital plans due for submission

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build a new hospital in North Waltham is expected to be submitted tomorrow.

Father and son reunited after 25 years apart

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 9th April 2015

THEY lost contact 25 years ago – now a Basingstoke dad and his German son have been reunited following a four-year Facebook appeal that brought them back together.

Basingstoke station wins top award

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

BASINGSTOKE station has been named as the pride of South West Trains at the rail operator’s first ever customer service awards.


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