Hampshire exile Jamie Merrill fails to see what’s so great about this particular slice of pricey commuter belt
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Wednesday 15 February 2012
The US private-equity firm Carlyle is set to almost double its money by selling UK cash systems and automatic teller machines business Talaris to a Japanese rival in a deal worth £650m.
Friday 27 January 2012
Prisons to defence giant Serco is to chop 500 UK jobs as part of a shake-up in the way it provides back-office services to public and private sector organisations worldwide.
Thursday 01 December 2011
More than 100 firefighters from three counties tackled a large blaze on an industrial estate early today.
Sunday 10 July 2011
London is fast becoming a hub for Chinese businesses looking to expand globally.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
The insurance takeover specialist Resolution is to close its offices in Manchester and Basingstoke, affecting 295 jobs, as it integrates the three acquisitions it has made since it launched in 2008.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Those of us long-sufferers who regularly rely on Britain's benighted railway network to get from A to B, preferably not via C, let alone with buses laid on from D to E, all have our pet irritations. One of my latest is the failure, more often than you'd believe possible, of the seat reservation service.
Friday 18 March 2011
The Orchestra of the Academia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Rome, brought a little something home grown on this their fleeting UK tour. While their counterparts at the Royal Opera in London were tracing out the ethereal opening measures of the Prelude to Verdi’s Aida, over at the Anvil in Basingstoke the self same music was about to spring a sizeable surprise.
Friday 11 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Millions of Vodafone customers in southern England lost services today when burglars smashed their way into a building and stole vital network equipment.
Sunday 05 December 2010
A prince marrying a commoner, with time off for the serfs; two posh blokes and a squeaky-voiced footballer pleading for England to be allowed to host the 2018 World Cup; who says this country doesn't know how to present a bold modern face to the world? Me for one, and I'm still squirming with embarrassment when I think of the antiquated, snobbish and indeed delusional image the English (not the Scots or the Welsh, obviously) have projected in recent months.
Thursday 18 November 2010
Plane spotters, chess champions, marathon runners and historical re-enactors are just a few of the British ‘enthusiasts’ captured through the lens of street photographer Matt Stuart.
Saturday 18 September 2010
An urgent review is needed relating to regulations concerning the fire risk of timber-framed buildings under construction, fire chiefs have said.
Thursday 16 September 2010
As an expression of ecstatic joy in ultimate self-harm, Kafka’s ‘In the Penal Colony’ has never been bettered. A prison officer describes in fetishist detail how he intends to put a condemned man to death, using a contraption which will carve the victim’s judgment on his naked back as he dies by slow degrees.
Saturday 11 September 2010
More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze which broke out at a construction site.
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