Hampshire exile Jamie Merrill fails to see what’s so great about this particular slice of pricey commuter belt
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Thursday 04 December 2008
Sunday 23 November 2008
Monday 03 November 2008
A man aged 20 who was jailed for killing two friends in a car crash has been murdered in what may have been a revenge attack. Dwayne Ayres was stabbed to death in the village of Hook, Hampshire, after a group burst into the house where he was staying early yesterday morning.
Monday 08 September 2008
Back in the early Seventies, Big Star made their mark on the post-Sixties landscape with their brand of melodic, melancholy pop, and were described by the rock critic Jason Ankeny as the "quintessential American power- pop band". Alex Chilton, formerly a teenybopper pin-up with the Box Tops, had teamed up with Chris Bell, an old mate from his home town of Memphis, Tennessee, to join a band called Icewater. He changed the name to Big Star, and in 1972 they made a debut album, # 1 Record, that was acclaimed as a masterpiece. But it was heard by virtually no one on account of abysmal distribution.
Saturday 30 August 2008
Sean Ervine guided Hampshire to a surprise victory at Basingstoke as Durham wasted a chance to go top of the County Championship First Division. Ervine's 94 not out guided Hampshire home by two wickets as they chased down 240.
Wednesday 16 July 2008
The sons of John Darwin, the canoeist who faked his own death, faced their mother in court yesterday, saying she betrayed them with elaborate lies about their father's apparent demise.
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Hundreds more housebuilding job cuts were announced today as Bovis Homes and Redrow became the latest to outline efforts to combat the property slump.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Modern train ticket collectors do a marvellous job. Coming back from Bristol to London, one of them told me: "Because this is a non-saver train, I'll have to charge you an additional £69." And he didn't flinch, collapse into hysterics or even blush. He must regularly face the same bemused grimace whenever he says those words, a stare no different to the one he'd face if he said: "Sorry sir, because this is a non-transferrable Quicksave ticket, I'll have to sleep with your daughter."
Monday 19 May 2008
Detectives charged a man yesterday with the murder of polish woman found in a suitcase on the outskirts of a wealthy village.
Saturday 12 April 2008
Five meetings, two today and three tomorrow, have been rescheduled following last weekend's snow.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Q. I am attracted to exchange-traded funds by their low cost and flexibility, but am cautious given the underperformance of other investment products such as with-profits funds and split-capital trusts.
Saturday 12 February 2005
Monday 07 February 2005
Tuesday 25 January 2005
US drug regulators will examine data this week which shows a higher death rate among elderly people trialling Shire Pharmaceuticals' Alzheimer's disease drug, Reminyl.
Saturday 26 June 2004
When David Tomkins appears before a court in Miami next week it could bring to a close an astonishing story which pitted the medallion man from Basingstoke in a deadly battle against the world's most feared drugs baron.
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