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37 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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22 hrs ago | 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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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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