Elderly residents hit out at plans to cut emergency alarm system funding

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS at a sheltered housing estate in Basingstoke have hit out at Hampshire County Council after it announced plans to cut funding for emergency alarm systems.

Teacher at The Hurst paints Book Bench

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9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THE head of art at The Hurst Community College, in Baughurst, has painted one of the 50 unique Book Benches that have appeared in London as part of the Books About Town sculpture trail.

Hartley Wintney set for schools fundraiser

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A FUNDRAISER for three schools will take place in Hartley Wintney next week.

Pop-up business is aiming to grow

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW pop-up business has opened in Basingstoke’s Festival Place – and the woman behind it is hoping it will be the start of a growing success story.

Warning made after rise in call-outs to children left in hot cars

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

LOCAL ambulance crews have seen a rise in call-outs about small children being left in cars as temperatures soar.

Musical talent on show at Sherfield School

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out to enjoy a day of crafts and musical talent in Sherfield-on-Loddon.

Pelican cancer chief briefs BCoT students

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE chief executive of Pelican Cancer Foundation spoke to health and social care groups about the charity’s vital role in life-saving research.

Drinkers enjoy festival cheers at Hartley Wintney Football Club

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TWENTY different beers were on offer at an annual ale festival.

Retiring teachers chalk up 75 years at Aldworth School

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

IT’S the end of an era as two teachers, who have collectively clocked up over 75 years at the same school, retire.

Vyne pupils are in the pink

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PUPILS were in the pink as they raced around their school playing field to raise money for a worthy cause.

All revved up for CarFest summer festival

Basingstoke Gazette: Sharleen Spiteri from Texas at last year's CarFest

11:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE countdown has well and truly begun to a major summer festival held at a north Hampshire farm.

Freemasons give to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Freemasonry group has donated £4,000 to a local charity. The group has decided to award the bank-boosting funds to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and it will help the air ambulance carry out life-saving emergencies.

Gates decision made in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

MONEY has been made available to replace two gates at Edward Kersley Playing Field, in Overton.

Thought for the week - Father Mark Hogan

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

I THOUGHT that this holy time of Ramadan for Muslims might be a good opportunity to share the high esteem that the Catholic Church has for other religions, such as Islam.

Underwater-themed balloon display for Basingstoke hospice

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THEY may not have actually gone under the hammer but auctioning off parts of an underwater-themed balloon display paid off for a Basingstoke hospice.

Secret shopper Mary Portas comes to town

Basingstoke Gazette: Mary Portas

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

RETAIL guru Mary Portas is keen to offer her advice to independent shop owners in Basingstoke as part of a new series.

Dogs join Sherfield School pupils on fundraising walk

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

DOZENS of children, parents and staff took a stroll around the grounds of Sherfield School in aid of a charity.

Former work colleagues step back in time

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE was a real blast from the past for former work colleagues as they gathered for the opening of a time capsule that was buried 60 years ago.

Nashfest cash to help good causes

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people descended on a family’s garden to enjoy live music while raising money for two good causes.

Trauma network saving more lives

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11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A REGIONAL trauma network is being hailed as a success after it was found that critically injured patients now have a 30 per cent better chance of survival.

Odiham Fire Show cancelled

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9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

IT MAY be the height of summer but organisers have cancelled this year’s Odiham Fire Show due to bad weather.

War exhibition to open in Whitchurch

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8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

WHITCHURCH is set to mark the anniversary of the First World War by hosting two events to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the conflict.

Charity treasure hunt hailed a success

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FUN treasure hunt to raise money for two charities has been hailed as a great success.

Plan to turn empty Whitchurch chapel into a design studio

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6:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN EMPTY chapel in Whitchurch could be transformed into a design studio if plans are given the green light.

Hampshire fire and police to share headquarters

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

SENIOR police officers and firefighters in Hampshire will work together in the same building as part of a new scheme.

Take a guided tour of Hazeley Heath

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GUIDED tour of a beauty spot near Hartley Wintney takes place this Saturday.

Vintage watch collection worth £25,000 stolen from Old Basing home

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

A VINTAGE watch collection worth £25,000 has been stolen from an Old Basing home.

Sir Geoff Hurst backs Hampshire Clinic's health campaign

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

ENGLAND football World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst is backing a Basingstoke hospital’s health campaign.

Borough rejects calls for flooding reserve fund

Basingstoke Gazette: Parts of Buckskin remain under water.

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CALLS for a flooding reserve fund to be set up by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council – after the local authority reported a £1.8million profit – have been rejected.

Popular Peter passes on the baton to the next generation

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:32pm Friday 25th July 2014

A POPULAR and well-known solicitor has stepped down from his role at the helm of one of Basingstoke’s oldest legal firms.

Lost dog reunited with owner - three years after going missing

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A TERRIER has been reunited with her owner – more than three years after disappearing from the back garden.

Basingstoke man charged multiple offences following large police investigation

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A BASINGSTOKE man has been charged with a number of offences, following a large-scale investigation by police.

Cabinet reshuffle means Hook residents must wait to grill planning minister

Basingstoke Gazette: Brandon Lewis, local government minister

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

VILLAGERS in Hook will have to wait to grill a planning minister after a meeting was postponed for a second time.

People urged to stay safe around water

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

AS the temperature rises, and the school holidays loom, the local ambulance service is urging people to stay safe around water.

Olympic swimmer to open charity fair in Hook

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER British Olympian swimmer will open a charity fair in Hook on Saturday.

Fitness instructor visits Manor Field Junior School

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

PUPILS were put through their paces when a fitness instructor visited their Basingstoke school.

Borough Council's town centre rejuvenation programme enters second year

Basingstoke Gazette: Top of The Town

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE’s Top of The Town is set to get a further boost as an ambitious plan to rejuvenate the historic heart of Basingstoke enters its second year.

Whitchurch Silk Mill fundraiser pulls in the crowds

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 300 people flocked to Whitchurch Silk Mill to enjoy an evening of live music that delivered welcome donations to a fundraising campaign.

City Motor Holdings expands its portfolio

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CITY Motor Holdings, based in Basingstoke, has purchased a Peugeot dealership in Newbury as the company continues to go from strength to strength.

Moped stolen from house in Brighton Hill

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

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MOPED was stolen from a house in a Basingstoke suburb.

Wallet stolen from car parked in Burghclere

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE want to trace a man seen using bank cards from a wallet stolen in Burghclere.

Flower festival taking place in Bramley

Basingstoke Gazette: Paper Flowers

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ST James Church in Bramley is holding a three-day flower festival.

Knife-wielding rapist fails in appeal bid

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A KNIFE-WIELDING rapist, who evaded justice for more than 30 years, has lost a bid to overturn his conviction.

Work begins on new John Lewis and Waitrose store in Basing View

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WORK has started on building the landmark John Lewis at home and Waitrose store in Basingstoke.

Runners pound pavements around Festival Place to raise cash for charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of runners pounded the pavements around Basingstoke’s Festival Place shopping centre to pull in the pounds for a good cause.

Anglers to remember Terry Dobbie at annual memorial match

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ANGLERS will remember one of their own at a memorial match in Odiham on Saturday.

Prisoner with Basingstoke links on the run from open jail

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONVICTED burglar with links to Basingstoke has gone missing from an open prison.

Fun for all the family at Whitchurch Parish Fete

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THERE was fun for all the family in Whitchurch as around 1,000 people flocked to the town’s parish fete.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council chief Tony Curtis to step down later this year

Basingstoke Gazette: Tony Curtis

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE chief executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has announced that he is to step down after seven years at the helm.

Airstrip mooted as new home for football team

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

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN AIRSTRIP could be used as a new site for a football club in Hook.

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