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Man held over cyclist stab death

Hampshire Chronicle: Alan Cartwright was stabbed in Islington, north London (Metropolitan Police/PA)

8:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of teenager Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

Koeman hails 'important' win

Hampshire Chronicle: Ronald Koeman's Southampton got back to winning ways against Crystal Palace

7:23am Wednesday 4th March 2015

It may not have been pretty but Ronald Koeman believes Southampton's late win against Crystal Palace will prove to be one of the defining moments of their remarkable campaign.

BBC chief hails 'talent' pay curbs

Hampshire Chronicle: BBC chief hails 'talent' pay curbs

7:16am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Rona Fairhead will make a speech saying she is pleased the cost of paying small screen stars has been cut.

Reservists boost for jobseekers

Hampshire Chronicle: Jobseekers who become armed forces reservists will be able to train for longer without having their benefit affected under new rules.

7:07am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Jobseekers who become armed forces reservists will be able to train for longer without having their benefit affected under new rules.

UK property 'haven for stolen cash'

Hampshire Chronicle: The Metropolitan Police said the UK property market is being exploited by corrupt officials to launder money stolen across the globe

7:07am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Corrupt money stolen around the world is finding a safe haven in the UK property market, campaigners said today.

Bruce and Poyet play down spat

Hampshire Chronicle: Steve Bruce, second left, and Gus Poyet, blue jacket, clashed on Tuesday night

6:22am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet both attempted to downplay their touchline spat after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw between Hull and Sunderland.

Sherwood praise for battling Villa

Hampshire Chronicle: Christian Benteke netted a late winner for Aston Villa

6:21am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Tim Sherwood insists Aston Villa are back "alive and kicking" after their last-gasp derby win over West Brom.

Royal prank station 'broke law'

Hampshire Chronicle: The DJs made a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated during her pregnancy

5:59am Wednesday 4th March 2015

The radio station that broadcast a hoax call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy broke the law, Australia's High Court has ruled.

PM set for talks with Mexico leader

Hampshire Chronicle: Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto and the Queen speak during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace

4:04am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron is to raise concerns over human rights when he holds talks with the Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Seven held over Becky disappearance

Hampshire Chronicle: Police search a property in Barton Court, Bristol, near to the house where body parts were found during the search for missing teen Rebecca Watts

4:04am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Seven people remain in custody in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts following the discovery of body parts yesterday.

Drugs status quo 'a colossal con'

Hampshire Chronicle: Nick Clegg will say people's careers should not be blighted because of a "youthful mistake"

4:04am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Young people caught with small quantities of drugs for their own personal use should not have their future career prospects blighted by criminal convictions, Nick Clegg will say today.

Amazon Prime 'free trial' ad banned

Hampshire Chronicle: Six people said the Amazon ad was not clear that a paid subscription would automatically start if not cancelled during the free trial

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

An offer of a "free trial" of Amazon's Prime delivery service has been banned after the watchdog found the online retail giant misled consumers about subscription fees.

Poundland defeated over '£1' claim

Hampshire Chronicle: Poundland has been taken to task over its 'Everything is £1' claim

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Poundland must no longer claim that every item it sells costs £1 after a watchdog upheld complaints that it sold DVDs and other "special" offers for more.

Incomes 'at pre-recession levels'

Hampshire Chronicle: Average household incomes are returning to pre-recession levels, according to a report

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Average household incomes are back to the levels they were at before the financial downturn struck, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

State schools 'failing best pupils'

Hampshire Chronicle: An Ofsted study concluded that clever children in non-selective secondary schools are still not being pushed to achieve the very highest results

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

England's state secondary schools are still failing their brightest pupils, inspectors have warned.

Cameron accused over energy tariffs

Hampshire Chronicle: Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint said Department for Energy and Climate Change figures showed that 75% of households were on their supplier's standard variable tariff

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Three-quarters of households are paying up to £250 a year more than their energy company's cheapest tariff two years after David Cameron promised to force suppliers to put all customers on the best deal, Labour has said.

Statins 'aid highest risk patients'

Hampshire Chronicle: Statins are most effective in treating patients with the highest genetic risk of suffering a heart attack, a survey has found

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Patients with the highest genetic risk of suffering a heart attack benefit the most from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a study has found.

Ukip pledges 'ethical visa system'

Hampshire Chronicle: Ukip leader Nigel Farage is preparing to set out his party's "ethical" visa system to bring down levels of immigration

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Nigel Farage has ruled out imposing "arbitrary targets" for immigration as he prepared to set out Ukip's plans for an "ethical" visa system.

Government sells off Eurostar stake

Hampshire Chronicle: The Government has sold its entire stake in Eurostar

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

The Government has reached agreement to sell off its entire stake in the Eurostar for £757 million, the Treasury has announced.

Briton 'killed fighting against IS'

Hampshire Chronicle: The Foreign Office said it was aware of the reports

12:15am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria, according to reports.

Guess where Alexa Chung keeps her shoes?

Hampshire Chronicle: Guess where Alexa Chung keeps her shoes?

12:11am Wednesday 4th March 2015

The Comic Relief Bake Off contestant has confessed she hasn’t turned on her oven for three years – so she stores her footwear in it.

Drugs Live: What happened when Jon Snow smoked skunk on TV?

Hampshire Chronicle: Drugs Live: What happened when Jon Snow smoked skunk on TV?

12:11am Wednesday 4th March 2015

We’ll give you a clue – he didn’t react well.

University bosses average £260,000

Hampshire Chronicle: Nottingham Trent University chief Professor Neil Gorman was the highest earning vice-chancellor last year

12:02am Wednesday 4th March 2015

University bosses enjoyed salary packages worth more than £250,000 on average last year, with some handed pay hikes of over 10%, it has been revealed.

Briton 'killed fighting against IS'

Hampshire Chronicle: The Foreign Office said it was aware of the reports

11:47pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria, according to reports.

Victoria Beckham launches her new fashion line with some inexplicable modelling shots

Hampshire Chronicle: Victoria Beckham launches her new fashion line with some inexplicable modelling shots

10:36pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Victoria revealed what happens when you lock a model in a flat with her new AW15 range and some mysteriously appearing flowers.

Home town memorial for Lee Rigby

Hampshire Chronicle: Lee Rigby was murdered by extremists

10:12pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby will be unveiled in his home town later this month.

Spaceport location shortlist cut

Hampshire Chronicle: The location for a spaceport in Britain has been cut to a six-strong shortlist (Space Agency/PA Wire)

10:11pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Six sites which could become Britain's first spaceport have been announced by the UK Government.

Beckham unveils new collection

Hampshire Chronicle: Victoria Beckham's new collection has been unveiled

10:11pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Photos of Victoria Beckham's latest collection showcase modern designs with vibrant colours and classic fabrics.

Locke not heading to Scotland

Hampshire Chronicle: Kevin Locke must fight for his place at Salford after his move to the SRU failed to materialise

10:01pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke's proposed move to Scottish rugby union is off.

Benteke penalty wins it for Villa

Hampshire Chronicle: Christian Benteke strokes home the winner from the spot

9:59pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Christian Benteke's last-gasp penalty clinched a crucial 2-1 win for Aston Villa over West Brom as they escaped the relegation zone.

Did Mary Portas convince this Lowestoft store to stop selling weird twiggy ducks?

Hampshire Chronicle: Did Mary Portas convince this Lowestoft store to stop selling weird twiggy ducks?

9:57pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The family-run Suffolk department store came complete with a buyer who doesn’t “buy to sell”. He just wants customers to go “wow”.

Mane strike sees off Palace

Hampshire Chronicle: Sadio Mane scores the winner for Southampton

9:56pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Sadio Mane gave Southampton's top-four ambitions a timely shot in the arm, ending their 387-minute wait for a goal at St Mary's as they secured a late - and potentially season-defining - win against Crystal Palace.

Bruce and Poyet go head to head

Hampshire Chronicle: Steve Bruce, left, and Gus Poyet were involved in a furious row

9:52pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet were involved in a furious touchline exchange as relegation rivals Hull and Sunderland drew a bitter encounter 1-1.

Harris to headline city festival

Hampshire Chronicle: Calvin Harris will fill a headline slot

8:02pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Chart-topping DJ Calvin Harris has been announced as the first headline act of a city music festival taking place this summer.

Rush hour delays at major station

Hampshire Chronicle: There were major delays during rush hour at London Bridge after a person was struck by a train

7:37pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Police were called to London Bridge station this evening after thousands of travellers were left stranded when services ground to a halt during rush hour.

Fears for missing father and son

Hampshire Chronicle: Kieran Carroll has gone missing with his eight-month-old son.

7:13pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Police say they are becoming "increasingly concerned" for a young father and his eight-month-old son who have gone missing.

Reeves & Mortimer announce new tour

Hampshire Chronicle: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will mark 25 years of performing together with a new live show

6:16pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Madcap comedy duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have confirmed their first tour in 20 years.

FAW fury over FA Olympic teams bid

Hampshire Chronicle: The FA intends to enter men's and women's GB teams for the 2016 Rio Olympics

6:15pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The president of the Football Association of Wales has delivered a furious attack on English football's leaders following the revelation they intend to enter teams for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Feathers fly in hen party meal tiff

Hampshire Chronicle: The restaurant appears to have taken its Twitter and Facebook feeds off line

6:12pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A posh restaurant has got into trouble after reportedly telling customers they were "chavs" and "wouldn't know fine dining if it slapped them in their ugly faces".

Ricky confident over The Voice acts

Hampshire Chronicle: The Voice coach Ricky Wilson is confident that the show will produce stars

6:11pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson says The Voice will produce a number one act in the next few years.

Pape's 10-week ban upheld

Hampshire Chronicle: Pascal Pape had his appeal against a 10-week ban thrown out

5:50pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Pascal Pape's RBS 6 Nations career has ended in acrimony after the France lock lost his appeal against a 10-week ban for kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip in the back.

Cole facing FA charge

Hampshire Chronicle: West Ham's Carlton Cole has been charged by the Football Association over a social media posting.

5:48pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been charged by the Football Association in relation to a comment posted on social media.

19 very important life lessons we learned from the world of Harry Potter

Hampshire Chronicle: 19 very important life lessons we learned from the world of Harry Potter

5:47pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

As the Hogwarts Express opens for business at the Harry Potter Studio Tour, we’ve complied a list of life lessons we learned from the books.

Ricky Wilson confident The Voice will hit number one

Hampshire Chronicle: Ricky Wilson confident The Voice will hit number one

5:37pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The BBC show judge thinks it is only a matter of time until one of the contestants becomes a superstar.

Michelle Keegan 'loves' her new TV role

Hampshire Chronicle: Pink cosmos for Michelle Keegan's Lipsy launch

5:27pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Michelle Keegan talks about her new TV show and wardrobe choices at the launch of her new Lipsy range.

Celebrity 'witch-hunt' claim denied

Hampshire Chronicle: DJ and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini was on police bail for 12 months before being told he would face no action

5:03pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has denied conducting a "witch-hunt" against celebrities after broadcaster Paul Gambaccini told a parliamentary committee that he and other showbiz figures were used as human "fly paper" in the hope that their public identification as sex-abuse suspects would encourage more alleged victims to come forward.

Opinion divided over Martin Clunes' accent

Hampshire Chronicle: Martin Clunes: I won't be a detective and I don't like period drama

4:36pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Not everyone was a fan of Martin Clunes’ Scottish burr in his new series.

See Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

Hampshire Chronicle: See Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

4:36pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The actor has been filming scenes as the whistleblower in Oliver Stone’s film.

Students welcome Murphy vow on fees

Hampshire Chronicle: Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has pledged to keep free tuition in Scotland

4:21pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Student leaders have welcomed a pledge from Labour leader Jim Murphy that his party would maintain free university education north of the border.

Disabled 'had to stay' after tax

Hampshire Chronicle: Dame Anne Begg says there is  a lack of smaller housing across the country

4:21pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A "significant number" of disabled people living in specially adapted homes have had to bear the cost of the so-called bedroom tax because it is too expensive for them to move, a Labour MP has said.

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