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3 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Southampton legend Jim Steele calls on Scotland to stay No to independence

On the eve of the once-in-a-generation vote, former Southampton FC defender Jim Steele, who was born in Edinburgh, said it would be "disastrous" for Scotland and the UK if there is a Yes vote. Jim, who made more than 150 appearances for the Saints during the '70s including the 1976 FA Cup final victory, told the Daily Echo he had spoken to fellow Scots and former players Hughie Fisher and Dennis Hollywood, who agreed with his views.

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5 hrs ago | Basingstoke Gazette

Councillor criticises 'mad' approach to multi-million pound projects

THE way Winchester civic chiefs are approaching three major multi-million pound schemes has been branded "madness" by a city councillor. The city council is considering redeveloping the River Park Leisure Centre, the Station Approach area and its own headquarters in Colebrook Street.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Concorde season is ready for the take off

IT was nearly 60 years ago, from the back room of a Southampton pub, that the seeds were sown for a club which became an international jazz mecca. Since then The Concorde - now based in Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh - has branched out from its jazz roots to cover a star- Concorde Club founder Cole Mathieson is delighted with the variety of entertainment they are offering in the new season, and added: "Over the last 18 months we have widened our appeal."

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6 hrs ago | Daily Echo

SCORES of teenagers are being put up in hotels due to a housing crisis at a Hampshire university.

Students are facing round trips of up to 40 miles to get to lectures, adding more than A 1,000 in travel costs to their fees. More than 100 students at the University of Winchester are being forced to travel in from digs as far away as Southampton and Basingstoke.

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7 hrs ago | Basingstoke Gazette

In pictures: Over 100 take part in Winchester Memory Walk

On Saturday over 100 people took part in the Winchester Memory Walk to support the Alzheimer's Society. Participants had two walks to choose from, a one-mile track around North Walls Recreation Ground, or a longer six-mile route through Winchester city centre, St Catherine's Hill, St Cross, and back again.

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9 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

Man accused of rape and sexual assault in Westbury bailed

A man accused of rape and sexual assault over a two-year period has been released on bail by a judge. Marin Fisher, 50, is said to have committed the alleged offences in Westbury between the August 2004 and August 2006.

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13 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Search for shelter after Nazi blitz

ALTHOUGH the threat from Nazi bombs had disappeared with the end of the Second World War a year earlier, the legacy the German raids left behind created another national crisis of its own as homeless families in Southampton faced up to the acute shortage of housing. Right across the country, where so many communities had been destroyed in enemy air raids, affordable homes were scarce and so the new phenomenon, for the 1940s, of squatting started hitting the headlines.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Daily Echo

Multi-million scheme to improve life for motorists

The "pinch point" programme was launched three years ago, offering A 317m to cut congestion, boost safety and improve journey times by tackling bottlenecks. Now work is set to begin in Southampton, with junction 3 of the M27 its first target in a bid to support the creation of more than 12,000 jobs and more than 7,000 homes expected in the city by There is no confirmed date for when the work will begin in the city, but plans reveal that the Highways Agency will be reducing congestion into the city by widening the westbound exit slip road, providing four lanes on all four carriageway sections and installing more traffic lights.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Romsey Show: Home grown entrants triumph in cattle classes

Caroline gained the title Champion of Champions and A 300 after collecting the most points in four shows in the county with her seven year-old Guernsey cow Whinwhistle Mary. Bartley-based Tim Stevenson took the Reserve Champion of Champions title with his Dexter, Beechwood Grace and he scooped a A 200 prize.

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Bournemouth Echo

Seven MPs claim over 1m expenses in one year: see who claimed what

The latest figures show Britain's members of parliament are claiming more in total than at the height of the expenses scandal in 2009. The highest claimer locally for 2013-14 was North Dorset MP Robert Walter with a bill of A 164,138.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Duo punished for Top of The Town brawl

TWO men have been given suspended jail terms for their involvement in a late-night brawl in Basingstoke town centre. Jonathan Crockwell was one of three men to kick another man while he lay on the ground in Albert Yard car park, on January 26 this year.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Healthy lifestyle programme for families with young children to start in Eastleigh

The ten-week Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! programme aims to promote healthy lifestyles and address issues associated with being overweight. It is for children aged five to 13 and their families, and will look at food labelling, types of food, how much and what types of food people need and fun ways to be active as a family.

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Daily Echo

Digger theft: four charged

FOUR men will appear in court after being charged with conspiracy to steal a JCB digger worth A 45,000. Daniel Attwood, 32, of Bacon Close, Southampton , Tomas Galdikas, 33, of Cleethorpes Road, Sholing , Southampton, Terry Moody, 49, of Fleming Avenue, North Baddesley , and Thomas Watts, 29, of Fair Oak Road, Eastleigh , appeared at Southampton Crown Court regarding the incident, which allegedly took place in Eastleigh in October 2013.

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Portsmouth Today

Blaze destroys house behind Southsea Fire Station

FIREFIGHTERS did not have far to go when flames engulfed a house yesterday - it happened just yards away from their station. The blaze ended up gutting the terrace house in Froddington Road, Somers Town, Portsmouth, burning out rooms on the ground and first floors.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Echo

'Devastating' effect of debt of families in Hampshire

A CHILDREN'S charity is calling for a ban on payday loan adverts following the release of a report that shows the "devastating" effect of debt on Hampshire families. A YouGov survey commissioned by The Children's Society found that 77 per cent of parents in the south of England want a ban on payday loan adverts airing on TV and radio before the 9pm watershed.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Oakridge girl shows bald bravery

A SCHOOLGIRL showed real blonde ambition by having her head shaved to pull in the pounds for a good cause. Heidi Easton-Stephenson, who is only 10, had her blonde locks cut off in Trilby's, in Potters Walk, Basingstoke.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Arbuthnot calls for planning reform

REFORM planning laws - that was the message from the MP for North East Hampshire ahead of a visit to Hart by the planning minister. James Arbuthnot MP spoke to his Conservative colleague Brandon Lewis to highlight issues facing Hart District Council in the production of a new Local Plan.

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Surrey Advertiser

Man charged with arson after Tadworth flat fire

Welcome to today's Surrey Live - bringing you breaking news, all the latest headlines from around the county and regular traffic & travel updates. If there's something you want to tell us about, tweet @getsurrey , post on our Facebook page or email Surrey Live .

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

the Community has come together to bid an emotional farewell to Portland Coastguard.

Hundreds of people lined the harbourside in Weymouth to say a final goodbye and thank the team for all their efforts. From today Portland Coastguard will start its move from its harbourside station to the National Maritime Operation Centre in Fareham, Hampshire.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Panto theme for lantern parade

The Lantern Parade at Romsey's Late Night Shopping evening has now become a popular annual event and this year's will have a theme for the first time - pantomimes. Last year's parade comprised a colourful array of around 350 lanterns, accompanied by a band and a choir, and entertained the crowds who had come along to enjoy the arrival of Father Christmas.

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