County set to dump plans to close tips after public backlash

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:01am Friday 24th October 2014

ALL of Hampshire’s recycling centres are set to be saved from the scrapheap thanks to an overwhelming show of public support.

Head grades some GCSE marking as ‘shocking

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:31am Friday 24th October 2014

A headteacher has said her school’s GCSE grades are back where they should be after extensive re-marks.

Commercial mushroom gangs find rich pickings in the New Forest

Basingstoke Gazette: Colourful fungi growing on a dead tree captured by camera club member Tony Horsfield

9:22am Friday 24th October 2014

NEW Forest Rangers are on high alert amid claims that commercial mushroom picking is taking place on an industrial scale.

Downton stars come to our Abbey

Basingstoke Gazette: Julian Fellowes

9:19am Friday 24th October 2014

Downton Abbey will come to Romsey Abbey when one of its stars and its creator take part in a Christmas concert.

New urban village becomes magnet for further development

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:12am Friday 24th October 2014

ABBOTSWOOD urban village is set to grow even more.

Lara's cake is star of the show at cafe opening

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR Test Valley tourist attraction’s cafe has a new look.

Three councillors quit over affordable homes row

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:55am Friday 24th October 2014

QUIET community has been rocked by the sudden resignations of three parish councillors in a row over where affordable homes should be built in the village.

Emergency services consider next move in river search

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

EMERGENCY services are to decide this morning on their next stage of their search for a missing woman following the discovery of a wheelchair by a Hampshire river.

UPDATED: Emergency search after wheelchair found on riverbank

Basingstoke Gazette: Polcie officers searching in the River Test

9:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SPECIALIST police are this afternoon searching a Hampshire river following the discovery of a wheelchair at the water's edge.

Crash causes delays on M27

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of motorists faced traffic misery this morning after a rush-hour crash on a Hampshire motorway.

Kate postpones her abbey lecture

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Broadcaster Kate Adie has pulled out of a speaking engagement at Romsey Abbey.

Search resumes after wheelchair found on riverbank

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SEARCH and rescue operation has resumed this morning after a wheelchair was found on a riverbank late last night.

Helicopter joins river search

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:44am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A RESCUE drama was under way last night as emergency services were called to reports of a person in the River Test.

Police release images of trio suspected of stealing £1,400 worth of champagne and whiskey

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE have issued these CCTV images of trio they would like to question about the theft of a alcohol worth £1,400 from a Romsey supermarket.

Pensioner found lying in a ditch

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN ELDERLY woman is today “incredibly lucky” to be alive after she was found submerged in water in a ditch in Mottisfont.

Victorian church makes room for a new look

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Pews and the pipe organ will go as part of a £100,000 project to make a Romsey church more modern and user-friendly.

Insulation warning

Basingstoke Gazette: Image for Energy Smart (martha dealing)

7:20am Sunday 19th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE Trading Standards has issued a warning to residents about taking bogus calls offering wall and loft insulation.

Stick to the lollipop rules

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

Hampshire County Council’s Road Safety Team is urging road users to remember “Stop Means Stop” and to respect the county’s School Crossing Patrols.

Builders dig deep to aid children's hospice

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

DEVELOPERS building new homes at Romsey have donated £10,000 to a children’s hospice The Abbotswood Consortium – made up of Taylor Wimpey, Bellway Homes and Bovis Homes – which is building 800 homes on the northern outskirts of Romsey, gave the sum to Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices at Sutton Scotney.

Joe bids for fame on two fronts

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A ROMSEY teenager is bidding to become a pop idol.

Suzanne keeps her dream alive

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:35am Friday 17th October 2014

A ROMSEY teenager is well on her way to finding fame.

Elderly tenants vow to fight unfair £500 charge

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:14am Friday 17th October 2014

ELDERLy residents are battling to stop their landlord bringing in new charges which will see their rent bills rise by almost £500 per year.

Mud, sweat and cheers for Alex

9:01am Friday 17th October 2014

IT’S going to be a gruelling challenge but they are determined to do it for a friend who lost all his limbs through a devastating illness.

Sale of unused police HQ held up by contamination

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:55am Friday 17th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE police’s sale of its ‘white elephant’ headquarters in Chandler’s Ford has been hit by a new embarassment.

Game of Thrones pair shoot film in Test Valley

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:53am Friday 17th October 2014

Two stars of the cult TV series Game of Thrones have teamed up to make a short film together in the Test Valley.

Charity puts up £5,000 reward for capture of Stroud arsonists

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:50am Friday 17th October 2014

Independent crime-fighting charity Crime-stoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist who attacked the home of a Romsey pensioner.

Warning: motorway misery ahead!

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

WORK on a multimillion-pound jam-busting scheme to improve one of Hampshire’s busiest motorway junctions is about to begin – giving drivers months of traffic headaches.

Firm under fire for supplying tear gas used against Hong Kong protesters

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A former Romsey resident has described her horror at the part a firm from her old home town has played in putting down democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Help fill Old Cadets' piggy bank

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

These two not-so-little piggies are going all the way home to Romsey from Aldershot.

Is council's cycle policy on the right path?

Basingstoke Gazette: Ludlow Cycling Festival attracted people from all over the country. Photo: Richard Wilkinson.

10:43am Wednesday 15th October 2014


White van spotted near scene of crime

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire Police are investigating

3:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE are warning people in the Nursling and Rownhams area to be on the lookout for a white van spotted near the scene of attempted break-in.

Hampshire named as blackspot for deer accidents

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to take extra care after Hampshire was named as one of the worst areas for accidents involving deer.

Mottisfont homes hit by power cuts

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:12pm Monday 13th October 2014

MORE than 50 homes at Mottisfont were hit by power cuts at the weekend.

It's a 'dry run' for most Test Way walkers

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:57pm Monday 13th October 2014

THEY put their best foot forward for good causes.

Nursling firm makes breakthrough in fight against Ebola

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:06am Monday 13th October 2014

IT IS the biggest health crisis facing the world today.

Refreshing change for memorial park

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

ROMSEY War Memorial Park’s aging refreshment kiosk and toilets are to be replaced with a modern, much larger complex.

Nursling firm makes breakthrough in fight against Ebola

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

IT IS the biggest health crisis facing the world today.

Locks of love

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

TWO Wellow girls who have lost family members to cancer are to say so long to their long locks.

Police in line for bravery award after fire rescue

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

TWO police officers who rescued a Romsey pensioner as her house went up in flames have been nominated for the force’s national bravery award.

Booking Kate's a 'real coup' for abbey festival

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Former war re-porter turned author and broadcaster Kate Adie OBE will be taking part in this year’s Ethelflaeda Festival at Romsey Abbey.

Nicola gathers a team of 100 for big walk

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

More than 750 people will be pulling on their boots for Sunday’s Walk the Test Way and 100 of them will be raising cash for one charity.

Up to 15,00 NHS staff to strike over pay

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

UP TO 15,000 nurses, paramedics and other medical staff in Hampshire will walk out as part of a bitter dispute over pay.

David Frost leaves a cool £13m

Basingstoke Gazette: Sir David Frost

2:35pm Friday 10th October 2014

BROADCASTER Sir David Frost has left a £13m fortune to his family and loved ones, it has been revealed.

October will be a sobering experience...

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Three members of Romsey Hospital’s staff have sworn off alcohol for a month and won’t touch it even for medicinal purposes.

Detectives draw a blank in diesel pipeline probe

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:53am Friday 10th October 2014

NO further action will be taken against two men questioned over theft of thousands of litres of fuel from an underground Hampshire pipeline.

MP speaks up for new arrivals...

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:23am Friday 10th October 2014

ROMSEY’S MP wasn’t short of words of praise for a speech therapy service when she opened their new premises.

Lauren's fashion show pays off big style

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:03am Friday 10th October 2014

MORE than 250 people attended a charity fashion show organised by a teenage schoolgirl.

Take your pick of park designs

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:52am Friday 10th October 2014

The public are being asked to give their verdict on a bold new look for the entrance to Romsey’s War Memorial Park.

Inspector to decide on 320 homes on farmland

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:49am Friday 10th October 2014

A GOVERNMENT planning inspector will have the final say on a highly contentious scheme to build 320 homes on farmland at Rownhams.

Jane's name to live on in new charity shop

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:45am Friday 10th October 2014

A RESCUE package to save Romsey’s cancer support centre from closure is gathering speed.

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