18-year dig in Silchester comes to an end

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TEAM who have spent 18 years unearthing the secrets of Silchester’s past are to hang up their trowels - for now.

Fundraising campaign launched in memory of Whitchurch mum

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A GROUP of friends have launched a five-year fundraising campaign in memory of a mother who died this year of a brain tumour.

Serious crash closes A34 near Whitchurch

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAJOR road in north Hampshire has been closed in both directions after a serious crash.

Principal thanked for efforts at Everest Community Academy

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PUPILS and staff from Everest Community Academy have thanked outgoing principal Julie Rose at a farewell party.

Developers offer Winchfield Parish Councillor private deal to buy land

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE chairman of a parish council said he was offered a deal to be privately included in a proposal to build hundreds of homes in a village.

Communities to be armed with speed guns to catch speeding motorists

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE communities will be armed with speed guns as part of a £135,000 war chest enabling people to crack down on dangerous drivers blighting their neighbourhoods.

Join our live GCSE blog tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette: Matthew England and Sarah Fewell celebrate

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TOMORROW is a big day for students as they collect their much-awaited GCSE results.

Rick Stein to open restaurant in Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:46am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The restaurant is set to open in late autumn and will seat 70 for lunch and dinner.

Four Lanes Trust celebrates milestone by giving out £12,000 in grants

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11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BASINGSTOKE charity has celebrated 40 years of supporting the local community by giving away a bumper crop of £250 grants.

Highclere Choir needs new members

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9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

HIGHCLERE Church Choir is on the lookout for new members.

Kaiser Chiefs to headline CarFest on Saturday night

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Kaiser Chiefs will headline CarFest this weekend on Saturday night.

McLeod Browne merges with Hart Financial Management

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8:56am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BASINGSTOKE-based McLeod Browne has merged with Hart Financial Management.

Firefighters tackle blaze in Malshanger

Basingstoke Gazette: An applicance from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

8:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a fire in a field of straw this morning.

Public encouraged to hold charity tea party

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7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NATIONAL disability charity Motability is encouraging the public to hold tea parties at home, in work, at clubs or societies to raise funds for disabled people around the UK.

Thousands attend National Play Day

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of families flocked to a Basingstoke park last Wednesday to take part in a range of activities as part of a national event.

Whitchurch artists display their work

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

COLOURFUL paintings by Whitchurch artists were put on display at an exhibition.

VIDEO: 3Run's Mike Wilson combines freerunning with football

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FOOTBALL tricks can be an impressive sight, and that’s certainly the case in this video by Basingstoke freerunner Mike Wilson.

Schoolchildren take part in archaeological dig

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5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TEENAGERS from schools in the borough have taken part in a Time Team-style dig in North Warnborough.

Beating identity fraud

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BASINGSTOKE is at the crossroads of a global explosion of identity fraud. That is according to Darren Innes, of Identity Theft Prevention in Basingstoke’s Top of The Town.

Gang attacks woman in South Ham street robbery

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3:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN was pushed to the ground during a street robbery near a former pub in South Ham.

Plan to turn Tadley computer shop into cafe

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3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FORMER computer shop could be transformed into a new cafe if plans are given the green light by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

GPs' out-of-hours phone service comes under spotlight

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1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE out-of-hours telephone services of local GP surgeries have been put under the spotlight by independent patient champion group Healthwatch Hampshire.

Police reduction means Hartley Wintney may get safety officers

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HARTLEY Wintney Parish Council will look to employ ‘safety officers’ to patrol the streets after hearing that the number of police constables stationed in the wider area is set to be reduced.

Chineham Park sold

Basingstoke Gazette: Chineham Park

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MAJOR business park in Basingstoke has been bought as part of a deal totalling £430million.

Silchester Beer Festival to raise cash for defibrillator

Basingstoke Gazette: Volunteers and organisers enjoying a drink at Silchester Beer Festival

9:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SILCHESTER Beer Festival will this year be raising money for a village defibrillator.

Fun day to be held at The Bluebells

Basingstoke Gazette: Charity bid to create garden of reflection at The Bluebells

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FAMILY fun day is to be held at a North Waltham respite holiday home.

Q&A with Cllr Mike Kean

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

COUNCILLOR Mike Kean is the Mayor of Whitchurch and the chairman of Whitchurch Town Council for 2014-15. Born in Woking, Surrey, he has lived in Whitchurch for over 25 years.

Guide Dogs for the Blind needs volunteers

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8:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A CHARITY is looking to set up a support group for blind and partially-sighted people in Basingstoke.

St Michael's Hospice shop re-opens after makeover

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE Mayor of Basingstoke officially unveiled a new-look St Michael’s Hospice store in Chineham.

Environmentally friendly buses to be used on Basingstoke route

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:18pm Monday 18th August 2014

BASINGSTOKE bus provider Stagecoach has vowed to make journeys on a popular park and ride service environmentally friendly.

Dad turned to drugs after being made redundant

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5:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BASINGSTOKE father-of-two, who admitted growing cannabis worth hundreds of pounds in his home, told a judge how he went into a “downhill spiral” when he lost his job during the recession.

Bishopswood Golf Club submits plans to add overnight rooms to clubhouse

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12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A TADLEY golf course is hoping to offer players a bed for the night.

Basingstoke man reunited with paramedic who saved his life a decade ago

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A BASINGSTOKE grandfather who owes his life to the quick-thinking actions of a paramedic, was reunited with his life saver almost a decade after the traumatic incident.

The Gazette heads off to the launch of Series 5 of Downton Abbey to find out what's in store for fans

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:22am Monday 18th August 2014

The all-conquering costume drama, which was inspired by – and is partially filmed at - Highclere Castle, returns to television screens in September.

Working out at work has its health benefits

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:43am Monday 18th August 2014

BASINGSTOKE businesses have been encouraging their staff to workout at work.

Ofsted marks Hook nursery as outstanding

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9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A NURSERY near Hook has received a top grade by an inspector.

Pupils take on three peaks challenge for The March Foundation

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

PUPILS took on a mountain of a challenge when they climbed three peaks in three days.

Hampshire police backs speeding crackdown

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6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

OFFICERS in Hampshire will take part in a Europe-wide crackdown on speeding motorists.

Work to install toucan crossing in Chineham is underway

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8:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

WORK to install a new toucan crossing on a busy Basingstoke road is now underway.

Babies dress up as cowboys and cowgirls to raise money for Tommy's charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

BOUNCING babies in fancy dress helped raised nearly £1,500 for a charity which supports women who have suffered miscarriages and premature births.

Thousands of people descend on village show

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A POPULAR village show saw more than a thousand people descend on an Oakley school for a day of fun, food and traditional British entertainment.

Decision over car park sale deferred

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1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE decision on the sale of part of a car park in Hook has been deferred.

Machine helps little girl communicate through eye contact

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A LITTLE girl who was unable to communicate has been given a machine to help her connect with family and friends through eye contact, thanks to a national fundraising campaign.

Two Basingstoke parks are named best in England

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

TWO Basingstoke parks are included on a list of the best parks in England and Wales.

Children celebrate 25th anniversary of Michael Rosen book

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE 25th anniversary of a popular children’s book was celebrated by youngsters at a Basingstoke nursery.

Thought for the week - Andy Taylor

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

One of my favourite Mr Men characters is Mr Topsy-Turvy. Everything he does is upside down and back to front.

Disc Golf tournament held at Down Grange

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

IT HAS proved popular in America and now the number of people taking part in Disc Golf in Basingstoke is starting to grow.

Brighton Hill houses given makeover by Raglan Housing Association

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC staff from a housing association rolled up their sleeves to give housing projects in Brighton Hill a makeover.

Surprise party for Sainsbury's worker's 40 years

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A SOUTH Ham man was thrown a surprise party by his colleagues in celebration of clocking up 40 years of service at a supermarket.

Hundreds flock to Top of The Town for vintage and craft market

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A TREASURE hunt was one of the main attractions at an event to encourage more people to the Top of The Town.

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