7 hrs ago
Thousands enjoy Hook Christmas Cracker
The event, which took place in the village last Saturday, saw visitors treated to an array of entertainment including performances from the Basingstoke Rock Choir , Hook Junior Choir and bands Summer Project and Type 2. Station Road had to be partially closed to make way for the event as Father Christmas arrived in a vintage fire engine.
11 hrs ago
Milo enjoying his new life at Monkey World.
HE WAS taken to a pub on a lead, was kept in a birdcage, and only weighed as much as an orange when he was rescued from the home of his Basingstoke owner.
15 hrs ago
STARescue forced to hand 50 cats over to RSPCA
FIFTY cats have been taken away after a well-known Basingstoke animal rescue centre was swooped on by the RSPCA.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Volunteers at STARescue given something to smile about after difficult month
AFTER a difficult few weeks for animal rescue charity STARescue, volunteers finally had something to celebrate at a fundraising event.
Schoolchildren raise money for NSPCC
PUPILS and teachers at a Basingstoke junior school took part in a national charity event to raise money for vulnerable children.
Shaun Udal gives support to domestic abuse charity
Shaun Udal, who runs Dummer-based branding company Cotton Graphics, became involved with domestic abuse charity Taking Steps Project only last week after his colleague Kerry Attwood read about the important work of the charity through social media site Twitter.
Export and grow is the message from Basingstoke's MP
The Culture Secretary, who is currently with Prime Minister David Cameron on his trade delegation to China, hosted a seminar, flagging up the importance of exporting.
County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy
THE grieving mother of a young man, who was found hanged in a Basingstoke park, told an inquest how she found three suicide notes on her son's bed.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Police hunt for burglar
THIS is an efit image of a sneaky burglar who fled from a house in Basingstoke after being disturbed by a 16-year-old boy.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
AWE fire could have led to numerous deaths
THE 2010 fire at AWE Aldermaston could have resulted in "numerous fatalities", according to a report by the Health and Safety Executive.
TO cries of "shame" Hampshire County Councillors have voted to close three residential care homes.
Members of the cabinet overwhelmingly voted this afternoon for the closures of Nightingale Lodge in Romsey, Deeside in Basingstoke and Bulmer House in Petersfield, despite pleas from relatives and staff closely linked with the homes.
Project misses out on grant but creator hopes TV appearance will raise profile
A BASINGSTOKE project missed out on the chance to win A 50,000 - but its creator is hoping its raised profile will help it to thrive in the future.
Quality and value on offer at Lidl's latest Basingstoke supermarket
Sales operations manager Alistair Duncan, with Basingstoke and Deane Mayoress Julie Putty, Mayor Cllr Dan Putty, and district manager Matthew Sweeney IT'S become a big draw for British shoppers in recent years - and now Lidl has opened its latest "new generation store" in Basingstoke.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
'No' to new homes in Overton
CONTROVERSIAL plans for 120 new homes in Overton have been thrown out after councillors raised concerns about the impact on local infrastructure.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Basingstoke mums get well-deserved treat
Eighteen mums enjoyed the treat laid on at The Bluebells, in North Waltham - a home run by Sebastian's Action Trust for seriously-ill children and their families.
Basingstoke businesswoman attends Downing Street reception for Small Business Saturday
When Lorraine Ashover, director of Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services, heard about Small Business Saturday she was immediately interested in being a part of it.
Today is Small Business Saturday
TODAY is Small Business Saturday, on what is set to be one of the biggest days of the year for small traders.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
New railway station for Green Park 'a top priority' for Berkshire
Revised planning permission for the station will be submitted early in the new year with the hope of completion in 2016 Building a new station at Green Park by 2016 is a "top priority" for the Berkshire Local Transport Body , says its chair, Councillor Tony Page.
Get ready for Small Business Saturday
IT MAY be called Small Business Saturday but it's a big idea that will hopefully boost trade for local shops and businesses in the all-important run-up to Christmas.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Report: New Jersey Enters Online Gambling Business At Perfect Time
New Jersey has gotten into the online gambling business at just the right time. That's according to a new report from a British research firm , which says the Garden State can grab the lion's share of money from mobile play - if it plays its cards right.