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Plans for new hospital move a step closer

Basingstoke Gazette: ACCOLADE: Mary Edwards.

1:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

PLANS for a £150million new hospital near Basingstoke, which will treat tens of thousands of critically-ill patients each year, have moved a step closer.

Basingstoke shoppers boost charity's coffers

Basingstoke Gazette: Life pressures blamed for a spiralling need of food handouts

8:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

GENEROUS shoppers have boosted the coffers of a good cause at two recent collections.

Christmas market in Oakley boosts charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

A CHRISTMAS market in Oakley pulled in the punters and pulled in the pounds for charity.

Battle lines are drawn in Old Basing election fight

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

IT MAY be nearly six months until the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council elections – but an interesting contest is already brewing in the Old Basing and Lychpit ward.

Council staff to receive Christmas bonus

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

5:00pm Thursday 18th December 2014

BOROUGH council staff are to receive a £100 bonus in time for Christmas – but a move to increase the payment and give it to more people was rejected.

Councillors vote in favour of plan to turn 40 per cent of Manydown development over to affordable housing

Basingstoke Gazette: An artist's impression of how the Manydown development could look

11:00am Friday 19th December 2014

A CALL for 40 per cent of the new homes built on Manydown to be affordable has received support from councillors.

Rugby players raise cash for charity during 'Movember'

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:16am Thursday 18th December 2014

A GROUP of rugby players in Basingstoke can reach for their razor blades after enduring a hair-growing month to pull in the pounds for a good cause.

Green light for plan to build 200 new homes in Bramley

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Ranil Jayawardena

11:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

BRAMLEY is set to benefit from more than £1million in infrastructure investment after plans to build 200 new homes in the village were given the green light.

Good Samaritan returns to Zambia

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A COMMUNITY champion has returned to Zambia to see how a training programme is helping teachers to educate children with special needs.

Historic find dug up during Marnel Park development gets new home at The Willis Museum

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 15th December 2014

HISTORIC finds from a new Basingstoke development have been donated to a town museum.

Council refuses plan for gypsy settlement in Sherfield-on-Loddon

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 15th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to site three gypsy pitches on land in Sherfield-on-Loddon have been refused.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to transfer commercial waste service

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

6:00am Monday 15th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council is set to save over £40,000 after it decided to transfer a commercial waste service to a national company.

Basingstoke businesses supported at Top of The Town Christmas event

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Sunday 14th December 2014

MORE than 1,000 people flocked to the Top of The Town in Basingstoke as the area played host to two special events aimed at boosting local businesses.

Community figures hope to turn roundabout into the gateway to Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

COMMUNITY leaders hope that a facelift will turn a roundabout into a “gateway to Basingstoke”.

Landmark business incubator launches in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

BUDDING entrepreneurs are being urged to take part in a three-day programme that could really kick-start their business following the launch of a landmark incubation hub in Basingstoke.

Hampshire County Council promises to step up broadband efforts

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Stephen Reid

11:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council leaders have agreed to step up their efforts to ensure that new homes being built across the county have access to superfast broadband.

Raffle to pull in the pounds for Basingstoke hospice

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

9:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

A BASINGSTOKE hair salon is raising money once again for St Michael’s Hospice.

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller welcomes "revenge pornography" law

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller has welcomed a new law which will make the revenge posting of explicit images illegal.

Basingstoke domestic abuse charity hold information day

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:27pm Friday 12th December 2014

VICTIMS of domestic abuse across were urged to seek help at an information event in The Malls.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Basingstoke hospital

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:10pm Friday 12th December 2014

THE MP in charge of the NHS (National Health Service) paid a visit to Basingstoke this morning, to hear about plans to build a new hospital in the town.

Supermarket staff go blue to raise cash for charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

THEY may have looked blue but staff at a Basingstoke supermarket were certainly happy as they found a wacky way to pull in the pounds for a good cause.

Tadley schoolgirl has long locks chopped to help children with cancer

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

A YOUNG schoolgirl has had her long locks trimmed for a good cause.

Money allocated to prevent future flooding in Buckskin will not be available for four years

Basingstoke Gazette: Buckskin residents will have rubbish collected

1:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

TWO of the candidates hoping to become Basingstoke’s next MP have criticised the Government after it emerged that a £2million cash injection to help prevent future flooding in Buckskin will not be available until 2018.

Popley pub could be forced to close for three months

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

4:06pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A POPLEY pub could be forced to close for three months following a complaint from the police.

Melbourne Barrett set to be appointed as new borough council chief executive

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:11am Wednesday 10th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council is set to appoint its new chief executive at a meeting tomorrow night.

Borough council to get legal advice on green spaces protection plan

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:20am Wednesday 10th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council look set to get legal advice on whether it can press ahead with plans to create a policy that will protect some of the borough’s most treasured green spaces.

Basingstoke and Deane still lagging behind when it comes to recycling

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

1:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane continues to be one of the worst-performing local authorities in Hampshire for recycling.

Mayor launches new Basingstoke health and fitness group

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 7th December 2014

A NEWLY-formed group in Basingstoke held a special open day to raise awareness and get people active.

Chineham hotel set to expand

Basingstoke Gazette: The Hampshire Court Hotel

1:00pm Sunday 7th December 2014

A BASINGSTOKE hotel is set to get bigger after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council gave the go-ahead to an expansion plan.

Young jobseekers enjoy success

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 6th December 2014

MEMBERS of a job club, which aims to get more people with learning disabilities employed in Basingstoke, have completed a four-week employability course.

Brighton Hill schoolchildren hold First World War week

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

CHILDREN at a Basingstoke school dedicated a week to learning about the First World War.

Enterprise M3 approve vital funding for Basingstoke road improvements

Basingstoke Gazette: Geoff French, president of the Institution of Civil Engineers

10:52am Friday 5th December 2014

A MULTI-million-pound cash injection to improve two key gateways into Basingstoke has been approved by the Enterprise M3 local enterprise partnership.

Kingsclere residents face longer wait over library future

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:55am Friday 5th December 2014

RESIDENTS in Kingsclere will have a longer wait to find out the fate of the village library.

Alan Titchmarsh appointed new Chancellor at University of Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:47pm Thursday 4th December 2014

CELEBRITY gardener Alan Titchmarsh has been named as the University of Winchester’s new Chancellor.

Government pledges £2million to avert repeat of Buckskin flooding

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Friday 5th December 2014

THE Government has pledged more than £2million to help avert a repeat of the flooding crisis that hit residents in a Basingstoke suburb.

Sentinel Housing Association launch new accessibility software on their website

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:34am Thursday 4th December 2014

A BASINGSTOKE housing association has teamed up with a software development company to make their website more accessible.

Hampshire County Council receives £3million cash boost

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Roy Perry

9:40am Thursday 4th December 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council is set to benefit from a £3million boost to invest in a digital strategy after it was awarded money from the Government.

VIDEO - Businesses urged to set up shop in new-look Basing View

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:34am Thursday 4th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE has been put on the map for major employers looking for a good location after the launch of a marketing campaign which shows how the new-look Basing View will shape up.

Two sentenced for non-payment of council tax

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke magistrates court reopens

2:15pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

TWO MEN have been sentenced for failing to pay their council tax.

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller welcomes "revenge pornography" law

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:02am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller has welcomed a new law which will make the revenge posting of explicit images illegal after MPs debated the plans on Monday evening.

Councillors support call for superfast broadband in all new homes across Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire county council

11:30am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council has pledged to ensure that new homes being built across the county have access to superfast broadband.

Plan to make children's play areas no-smoking zones

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:30pm Monday 1st December 2014

PLANS are in the pipeline to introduce no-smoking zones around children’s play areas in Basingstoke and Deane.

Highways team dig in to help

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Monday 1st December 2014

HIGHWAYS workers have made a big difference to the lives of people who live in, and use, a centre in Basingstoke.

Youth services under scrutiny

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 1st December 2014

PLANS by Hampshire County Council to cut funding for vital youth services by 80 per cent across Basingstoke have come under fire.

Bank workers hold charity Disney fun day

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 30th November 2014

MEMBERS of staff from a Basingstoke bank held a day full of Disney fun to pull in the pounds for charity.

Maria Miller takes part in Anti-Bullying Week

Basingstoke Gazette: Former Culture Secretary Maria Miller

9:00am Thursday 4th December 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller visited a Basingstoke school to talk to pupils about their experiences of bullying as part of Anti-Bullying Week.

Call for review into Basingstoke Town stadium consultation process

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:30pm Thursday 27th November 2014

TWO Eastrop councillors have called on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to conduct an urgent review into the public consultation carried out on the proposed £10million Basingstoke Town FC football stadium following a Supreme Court judgement.

School choirs to mark Christmas truce

Basingstoke Gazette: Top of The Town

5:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

TWO junior school choirs will be marking the centenary of the First World War Christmas truce as part of a festive event in Basingstoke’s Top of The Town next month.

New youth facility in Tadley given the green light

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:52am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A LONG-awaited youth facility in Tadley has moved a step closer after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council gave the green light to the scheme.

The Who illustrations take pride of place at Basingstoke Flog It! programme

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

ILLUSTRATIONS passed down in the will of a Bramley resident were on show during the filming of Flog It! – but they weren’t for sale.

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