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Councillor wins national competition

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: David Leeks receives the trophy from Anne Wafula Strike

A TADLEY councillor put his cribbage skills to good use – winning a national competition organised by The British Polio Fellowship.

Doctor unable to explain rise in scarlet fever cases

8:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Dr Hugh Freeman

A LEADING north Hampshire doctor has explained that there is no concrete reason behind the rise in scarlet fever cases.

Arrests made in Brookvale and Winklebury following drugs crackdown

5:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

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THREE people have been arrested in Basingstoke following an operation targeting drugs supply.

Museum curator to give talk in North Waltham tonight

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

A SCHOOL in North Waltham will host a talk from a history museum curator tonight.

Tributes left for teenager Whitney Berridge

4:14pm Thursday 24th April 2014

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TRIBUTES have poured in on social media sites for a teenage girl who died last Saturday.

The Vyne Community School is on the up

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Headteacher Mark Kingswood with pupils from The Vyne

THE headteacher of The Vyne Mark Kingswood said that the school is on the up – and he is excited about building on the progresses that have been made so far.

Maria Miller stumps up for charity calendars after being blamed for poor sales

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Brian James with the charity calendar featuring Maria Miller.

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller has donated £250 to a BBC charity appeal after a musician blamed her for hitting sales of his remaining charity calendars.

Councillors refuse to support event marking First World War anniversary

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Send us your First World War memories

A SCOUT group which is planning to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War with a fun event featuring fairgrounds rides and cream teas have suffered a cash snub after councillors branded the idea as “inappropriate”.

10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

10:42am Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: 10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

THESE pictures from the past show Basingstoke people and places from years gone by.

VIDEO - Father releases inspirational film dedicated to brave Jayden Wilson

9:25am Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Michael Wilson and son Jayden with Jayden's sister Ella and mum Louise

THE father of a little boy, who has a rare incurable brain tumour, has released an inspirational video dedicated to his son.

Entries open for 5km race around Basingstoke town centre

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Last year's winner, Brendan O'Connor, left with Basingstoke Olympian Rob Tobin.

ENTRANTS are being invited to sign up for a dash around the shops in Basingstoke with a difference.

Marathon skate raises thousands for charity

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: The skaters get under way.

SKATING around an ice rink can be tiring – just ask a group of fundraisers who completed a marathon session on the slippery surface.

New youth centre moves a step closer

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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TADLEY Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to apply to borrow £250,000 to pay towards a new youth centre.

Charity event to take place on Earl of Portsmouth's Estate

6:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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A POPULAR annual charity event, which gives walkers the chance to stroll through a private estate, will take place this month.

County Council leader backs move to put county names on road signs

5:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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THE LEADER of Hampshire County Council has welcomed a St George’s Day initiative by the Government Minister for Communities and Local Government to authorise the use of traditional county names on street and road signs.

Dinosaur model terrorises shoppers in Festival Place

5:26pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Shoppers visit a model dinosaur that has escaped from Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

VISITORS to Festival Place had a roaring time last week when a dinosaur model was unleashed into crowds of shoppers.

Former nursery employee to face 'no further action' after assault investigation

5:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Busy Bees nursery in Hatch Warren

A FORMER nursery worker will not face further action after she was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two children.

Q&A with Maz Pennington

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Maz Pennington

MAZ Pennington grew up in Belgium, where she trained to be a dancer.

Theft of car parts at Overton fire station

4:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

A THIEF stole parts from a car parked at Overton fire station.

Pot-holed Odiham track will be paved over

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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A TRACK in Odiham described as a “pot-holed quagmire” can now be paved over.

Easter egg packaging recycling scheme launched

2:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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A BASINGSTOKE supermarket is helping its customers to be environmentally friendly with the introduction of a new recycling initiative.

Petition calls for better pay for apprentices

1:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Borough Councillor Paul Harvey, Labour south east MEP candidate, Anneliese Dodds with Ryan Carter and Roxana Andrusca from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Young Labour Group

TWO chairs of a Labour group which represents young people in Hampshire have taken to the streets of Basingstoke to campaign for better pay for apprentices.

Funding boost for health projects

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Cathy Osselton

HEALTH projects in Basingstoke have been given a £140,000 funding boost.

Residents have 'lost confidence' in borough, says councillor

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: An artist's impression of how the Manydown development could look

A SENIOR Conservative councillor has claimed that residents in some parts of Basingstoke have “lost confidence” in the borough council over its handling of the Manydown development.

Disappointment for 1,500 parents who miss out on first choice school

10:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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THE wait is finally over for thousands of Hampshire parents who found out last week where their child will go to school in September.

Repaving work to Top of The Town will finish next week

10:34am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Work in progress on the paving area at the Top of The Town

WORK to repave Basingstoke’s Top of The Town is due to finish on Monday.

Thief steals jewellery from pensioner's home

9:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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A THIEF stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from a pensioner’s home in Kings Furlong.

Flood volunteers to be honoured

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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AN AWARDS ceremony to honour volunteers who helped in this year’s flooding crisis is set to take place at the end of the month.

Grants available for flood victims

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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HAMPSHIRE residents who have been affected by flooding can now apply for grants up to £5,000 to help make properties more flood-resilient in the future.

How to spot scarlet fever

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

AS REPORTED on The Gazette website, parents are being urged to lookout for signs of scarlet fever following a sharp increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious disease.

Tickets for dramatic society's show to go on sale at spring sale

12:41pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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A SPRING sale will help promote Overton Dramatic Society's next show.

1,500 parents miss out on first choice school - how to appeal

12:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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AS REPORTED on The Gazette website, around 1,500 parents in Hampshire have missed out on securing their first choice school for their child this year.

BCoT Nursery retains 'outstanding' Ofsted grade - read the full report

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT nursery retains 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

AS REPORTED in The Gazette, BCoT Nursery has retained its 'outstanding' Ofsted grade.

Tadley Community Primary School 'requires improvement' - read full Ofsted report

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Ofsted inspectors visited the school 12 months later and upgraded the rating to requires improvement.

A PRIMARY school has suffered a sharp fall in performance and now ‘requires improvement’, according to education watchdogs.

Borough looks to help the homeless

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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VITAL funds to provide temporary housing for homeless people are to be released by the borough council.

Artist wins competition

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Sarah Martin with her pictures on the front of the college's new prospectus

AN art and design student at BCoT has won a competition to have her work published on the front cover of the college’s new full-time prospectus.

Take part in sponsored walk

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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A CHARITY raising money for a new radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital is inviting people to take part in its latest fundraising event.

Come Dine With Me looking to return to Basingstoke for filming

4:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Richard, Sophie, Gabrielle, Spencer and Gill on Come Dine with Me

A GROUP of five food lovers from Basingstoke made a lasting bond when they competed in the 2010 series of Come Dine With Me.

Dancers wear hats for charity at The Vyne Community School

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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THE Vyne Community School, in Basingstoke, recently hosted two dance classes in which all the dancers wore hats in aid of charity.

Vote for unsung hero

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Brian Donegan

RESIDENTS are being urged to cast their votes to decide who will win the Unsung Hero category at this year’s A Place to be Proud of Awards.

Warning issued after spike in scarlet fever cases

11:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

PARENTS are being urged to be on the lookout for signs of scarlet fever, after a sharp increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious disease.

Burglar jailed after targeting pensioners

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: James Bowen

A BURGLAR has been jailed for three years after he broke into sheltered housing in Basingstoke while his victims were at home.

Hook allotment gets Lottery boost

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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MAMMAL boxes and picnic benches will be built at an allotment in Hook – thanks to a funding boost.

Road flood repairs are near completion in Whitchurch

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

WORK was due to be completed this week on repairing a Whitchurch road that was damaged in the recent flooding.

BCoT trips are tailor-made for students

8:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT trips are tailor-made for students

THE Clothes Show Live, Pure London trade fair and Westfield Shopping Centre provided the perfect backdrop for BCoT fashion retail students’ research into their 2014 final major project.

Lowde Fest line-up announced

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

THE LINE-UP has been announced for a music festival near Hartley Wintney.

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum to hold annual meeting

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

THE Basingstoke Multicultural Forum is holding its annual general meeting on May 1 to try to promote understanding of different cultures, religions and communities.

Big boost for charity raising money for new cancer centre

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

A CHARITY aiming to raise £5million for a new cancer centre in north Hampshire has received a huge boost.

County council goes to war on potholes

11:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council goes to war on potholes

POTHOLES across the region are being targeted in the wake of the heaviest winter rainfall for 250 years.

Overton villagers vow to fight plans to build houses on Great North Field

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

BOOS and laughter from residents greeted plans to possibly build 300 homes on a green field in Overton.

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