• Ex-beauty queen has write stuff

    A FORMER Basingstoke Carnival Queen, who has since carved out a career as a Hollywood screenwriter, will be returning to her home town next week to promote the UK publication of her mystery novels. Laura Dennison, who writes as Hannah Dennison, was made

  • Homes plan goes on show

    PLANS to build more than 300 homes on greenfield land near Beggarwood in Basingstoke have gone before residents. Wates Developments wants to build on Kennel Farm – a 12-hectare site on the A30 – and the company has now held two public consultation

  • Coombs determined to kick-start season

    AFTER two straight defeats the only way is up for Basingstoke and North Hants in Thames Valley League division one when they entertain Marlow at May’s Bounty on Saturday. Last weekend, the Bountymen were bowled out for 83 as they tried to reach 182 for

  • One step closer

    A WORLD-renowned surgeon and the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane were among those to take part in an inaugural walk to raise money for a charity campaign. Members of RadCan set up to raise funds for a radiotherapy facility at Basingstoke hospital, hosted

  • No excuses for leaving a mess

    Sir.–I disagree that dog licences cheap or expensive would solve the problem of dog mess. I have two dogs and I walk them three times a day in the local park. What irks me is seeing owners with their dogs off the lead and talking on their mobile

  • Traffic police use lorry to nab phone users

    ROAD cops have been using an unmarked lorry cab to get a better view of motorists in Hampshire using their mobile phones. This month’s Operation Tramline led to 88 drivers being prosecuted for driving while distracted, including 55 for using a mobile

  • Apathy is no surprise

    Sir.–With regard to your item concerning the turn-out in elections, I feel that people are disillusioned because politicians, both local and national, are really only interested in the public when they are looking for our votes. Once we have voted

  • Eye on the prize

    A HIGH-TECH Basingstoke firm is hoping to score a very big business win if football goal-line technology gets the go-ahead. Hawk-Eye Innovations had its goal-line technology tested in a competi-tive match for the first time in last week’s Hampshire Senior

  • Track's in the fast lane

    SATURDAY will be a momentous day in the history of Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletic Club as Down Grange hosts a British Athletics League meeting for the very first time. Until now, the club has had to host their home meetings in Abingdon, 38 miles