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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Thieves stole A 18,000 worth of fuel

TWO serial thieves who embarked on a "professional piece of criminality" to steal thousands of pounds worth of fuel from businesses across the country have been jailed. Duo Darren Wain and Mark McWilliams travelled across the south, using their tried and tested method to steal fuel cards from lorries and using them to buy almost 18,000 worth of diesel .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Five people arrested now in the stabbing death of Penelope Davis

Hampshire Police have now arrested a total of five people in connection with the death of Penelope Davis , 47, whose brutally stabbed body was found in a Leygreen Farm field, Beaulieu, on 2 Sept. 2. Davis had gone to the field to care for her two horses when she was slain.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Mobile library stops to be axed in council cuts

MOBILE library stops in the Basingstoke area are among those to be axed as part of Hampshire County Council 's bid to cut costs. As previously reported in The Gazette , the council drew up a list earlier this year of mobile library stops that could be withdrawn across the county, including 16 in the borough.

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Basingstoke Gazette

New A 270,000 skate park opens in Winchester

Throughout the afternoon the spray concrete park was filled with up to 100 bikers, skaters and scooter riders, all intent on trying their tricks. The A 270,000 refurbishment at River Park replaced the outdated prefabricated metal ramps, and was designed by Maverick Industries and a team of local park users.

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Daily Echo

Two couples hurt in early morning attacks

A MAN was struck with a glass bottle and his girlfriend was punched in the head in one of two violent attacks in New Milton in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police say the victims, who were walking home from the Rydal pub, were one of two couples assaulted in the town in the space of just two hours.

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Daily Echo

Dog fight dazzles in skies over Hampshire

IT'S the moment a dog show on the ground took second place to a dog fight in the skies. The confrontation in question involved a group of replica First World One planes that re-enacted one of the battles from the 1914-18 conflict.

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Basingstoke Gazette

Man who killed himself was concerned about being evicted

A MAN who killed himself with a cocktail of prescription drugs was concerned about being evicted from his flat, an inquest heard. Paul Walsh's body was found slumped against the front door of his flat in Mary Rose Court, in Attwood Close, Kings Furlong , Basingstoke, on the night of June 2 this year.

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Surrey Advertiser

Tour of Britain races through scenic Surrey again

Camberley, Deepcut, Frimley Green, Mytchett, Ash Vale, Normandy, Wanborough, Puttenham, Elstead, Thursley, Hindhead and Haslemere all welcomed the Tour of Britain professional cyclists on Saturday The Tour of Britain 's return to Surrey was greeted by thousands of cheering fans as Julien Vermote romped home to win the Stage 7 race on Brighton seafront on Saturday. Tom Smallwood, 39, from Sandhurst, took along his two children for the start and said: "I've never seen Camberley so invigorated.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Echo

Last minute tickets to ball

Last minute cancellations mean there are still tickets available for the Rainbow Centre's Indian Summer Ball on September 27. This will be the charity's first major event since its successful appeal to raise A 150,000 to keep the doors open. The evening, at the Tournerbury Estate, in Hayling Island, starts at 7.30pm and will include a champagne reception, a three-course dinner, live music, and entertainment alongside an auction, a silent auction and a raffle.

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Basingstoke Gazette

New breastfeeding-friendly scheme launched in Basingstoke

TWELVE Basingstoke venues are offering a warm welcome to mums and babies after they signed up to support a new breastfeeding-friendly scheme. The Basingstoke Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme was launched at local restaurants, cafes and other venues during World Breastfeeding Week to promote breastfeeding for local mums in safe and friendly locations.

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Daily Echo

End is finally in sight for Benali's epic 1,000 mile run

THE END of Franny Benali's incredible 1,000 mile run is in sight, as the Saints legends prepares to be greeted by thousands of fans at St Mary's Stadium Decked out the Southampton home strip the pair ran through the Hampshire countryside as Benali's 1,000 mile run to every Premier League football stadium draws to an emotional finale this afternoon. The former Saints defender is raising money for Cancer Research UK, and has been running the equivalent of almost two marathons everyday for three weeks.

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Daily Echo

Rare access to Hampshire heritage sites this weekend

JEWELS in Hampshire's historical crown will be open for visitors over the weekend as part of a heritage event. Sites of special significance that are normally kept under lock and key will be available to view, with many organised tours and information days planned.

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Bournemouth Echo

Man struck with bottle and woman punched in head in New Milton attack

A MAN was struck with a glass bottle and his girlfriend was punched in the head as they walked home from a New Milton pub last night, say police. The 23-year-old man and the 22-year-old woman, who are both local to the area, were assaulted after leaving the Rydal public house on Station Road.

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Daily Echo

Engineering centre of excellence opens doors

A NEW centre of excellence for student engineers was due to open its doors in Hampshire today, allowing 900 young people to "pursue their dream careers". A Government minister was visiting Fareham College to mark the unveiling of the A 12m campus, which received A 9m of public funding.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Newsday

Cold case kidnap and rape man jailed

A man who dragged a woman from a phone box and raped her 26 years ago has been jailed for 11 and a half years. Peter Holder was 22 when he forced his 30-year-old victim into his car in Watlington Street, Reading, on the evening of 5 March 1988.

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