• OperaBabes to make their Mayflower debut

    THE OperaBabes will be making their first appearance at The Mayflower, Southampton, on Sunday, October 29. On their first headline UK tour, they will be featuring hit tracks from their chart-topping album, Beyond Imagination, and their new album, Renaissance

  • About-turn over plan to cut care

    CHARITIES have welcomed a dramatic Hampshire County Council U-turn on its policy to cut back on home help for frail elderly and disabled people. The Conservative-controlled council has dropped a controversial proposal to make all but the most needy ineligible

  • Slicing through history

    A FARMER has moved to quell fears in a community that's concerned about damage to an ancient byway. Villagers at Cheriton, near Alresford, are up in arms because David Gray, of Westfield Farm, has dug a huge crater in the roadside bank at Lower Lamborough

  • Cancelled ops ruin rating

    WINCHESTER and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust, which manages the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, and Andover War Memorial Hospital, has been rated "fair" for the quality of services and "weak" for use of resources by the Healthcare Commission

  • Neighbours win battle to protect privacy

    RESIDENTS urged planners to protect their privacy and forbid one of their neighbours from having easy access to his roof. Members of Winchester City Council's planning committee were called upon last week to sort out the neighbourhood dispute. Back in

  • Flexible hours the way forward

    HAMPSHIRE County Council is getting ready to take the next steps in its drive toward creating a more flexible workforce. Earlier in the year, the council was awarded the contract to pilot a new project called Matisse - Mobile and Teleworking Initiative