• Sign up for the Santa Jog now

    IT’S time to get set for a fundraising festive event in which everybody is Santa Claus. Eastrop Park in Basingstoke will be awash with a sea of red and white on Sunday, December 6 as scores of runners take part in the second Santa Jog fundraiser. Organisers

  • Poppy underlines her status as star of the future

    BASINGSTOKE Gymnast Poppy White finished in the top 25 in the Level Three British Championships held recently at the Guildford Spectrum. The nine-year-old competed very well with few mistakes and her best result was finishing in the top 15 on the floor

  • Revamp for rail stations

    HAMPSHIRE rail stations are in line for a multi-million-pound improvement scheme with the launch of a passenger research project this month. Network Rail unveiled the scheme as part of a five-year £3.25billion plan to improve thousands of stations

  • Dan's the man for big laughs

    A NIGHT of mirth is on the cards at Basingstoke’s Central Studio. Central Comedy returns on Friday with a night full of wisecracks, one-liners and crowd heckling. Presented by Mirth Control, regular Basingstoke compere Matthew Baylis is returning to

  • Students on track for green race test

    STUDENTS from BCOT experienced life in the fast lane when they travelled to Goodwood racetrack in Sussex to see the finals of the Greenpower Project. This exciting scheme involves young people in primary, secondary, further and higher education

  • Cobbett riding back to town

    THE SPIRIT of a man who championed traditional rural England and its values during the onset of the Industrial Revolution will be riding into Basingstoke next month. Political reformer and pamphleteer William Cobbett, who back in the late 1700s

  • Dozens arrested in drugs sting

    DOZENS of people were arrested in a major police drugs sting early this morning. About 400 police officers from Hampshire Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police executed a number of drug warrants simultaneously across Basingstoke and London. The action

  • Kwai 2 offers taste of traditional Thai treats

    A NEW ingredient has been added to the business menu of places to eat and meet in the Basingstoke area with the opening of a Thai restaurant and wine bar. Old Basing entrepreneur Gary Locke has taken on the lease of The Cromwell pub, in Great

  • Tribunal claims 'could have been avoided'

    WHILE the recession has caused a significant increase in the number of employment tribunal claims, David Argent, from Lamb Brooks Solicitors, believes that many of these could have been avoided. The firm’s partner, specialising in employment

  • Highlighting issue of domestic abuse

    VISITORS to The Malls shopping centre will have the opportunity to find out information, advice and support on domestic abuse today as part of National White Ribbon day. Staff from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Sentinel Housing Association

  • Skaters get a gold rush

    THREE Basingstoke skaters Christie Hughes, Danielle Harrison and Amber Howard all struck gold at the recent Gillingham Open in Kent. Hughes won at level three, Harrison at level six and Amber Howard completed a hat-trick of successes at level seven.

  • Gladys HOLLINGSHEAD...

    Gladys HOLLINGSHEAD A precious mum and nan. Who will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Our home will never feel the same. Our memories we will treasure till we meet again. Loved always. Paul, Tere, Toyah, Jade and Amber XXXXX

  • Mary Jean...

    Mary Jean SMALLBONE "Jean" fell asleep peacefully at The Grange Nursing Home (formerly of Queens Road) on Tuesday 17th November 2009 aged 83 years. A loving mother & grandmother sadly missed by Pat & Steve, Tony, Mary, Ciara & Wills. Funeral service

  • Gladys HOLLINGSHEAD...

    Gladys HOLLINGSHEAD (nee Cook) Passed away peacefully at home after a short illness. Much loved and sadly missed by her son Paul, and daughters Diane, Sue, Sandra and Janie. Funeral Service to take place at Basingstoke Crematorium on Thursday 26 November

  • Daniel and...

    Daniel and Patricia TOWNS We would like to announce the marriage of our son Daniel to Patricia Kift on Saturday 14th November. Wishing them all the happiness for their life together. Love from all the family. XXXX

  • Melissa Anne...

    Melissa Anne GODFREY 28th November 2008 One year without your beautiful smile, so sadly missed Always in our hearts and thoughts Mum, Dad and Lizzie

  • Mrs Betty...

    Mrs Betty Joyce TURNER Passed away peacefully in her sleep 14th November aged 90 years. Will be sadly missed by Alf Holden, her partner for 11 wonderful years, her 2 sons Brian and Mick, & family and friends.