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Basingstoke Observer | Taylor Newspapers Ltd

Festival line-up

| Artists, musicians, performers, comedians, dancers and gymnasts can sign up to take part in this year’s Basingstoke Festival. Registration opened…

Mayor to host charity dance

| A charity barn dance held by Alton’s mayor will take place at the Town Hall on Saturday, February 14. The…

Lorry driver in court after A34 death crash

Lorry driver in court after A34 death crash

| A lorry driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a crash on the A34 near Whitchurch on Saturday is to appear at Winchester Crown Court next month. HGV driver Piotr Janowski, 48, from Poland, appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing…

Foster calls time on four-year BTCC career

Foster calls time on four-year BTCC career

| Odiham-based racing driver Nick Foster has announced his retirement from the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) following four years in the series. Foster made 118 starts in the championship for West Surrey Racing (WSR) between 2011 and 2014, picking up a best result of second…

Folk star to hit ’Stoke

Folk star to hit ’Stoke

| Northern Irish folk musician Cara Dillon will be bringing her soft and blissful tones to The Haymarket on Saturday, January 24. The 39-year-old from County Londonderry comes to the Wote Street venue as part of a series of concerts throughout 2015, which will see the…

Charity success

Charity success | Hampshire police announced they raised £2,733 for BBC Children in Need. Hampshire Constabulary officers completed…

Bird fires ‘Stoke to last-gasp draw

Bird fires ‘Stoke to last-gasp draw

| Tom Bird scored a dramatic 94th minute equaliser to earn Basingstoke a point at home to fellow play-off hopefuls Gosport Borough on Saturday. Justin Bennett gave Gosport the lead on 49 minutes before Bird fired Town level deep into injury time to share the spoils.…