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A shoe hunt

| Explore an island of lost shoes with clowning, mime and beautifully crafted puppets at the Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre…

Show of Hands

| Acoustic and folk duo A Show of Hands are at The Anvil on November 28. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer have…

Nearly half crimes not recorded, report finds

Nearly half crimes not recorded, report finds

| Police in Hampshire failed to record 40 per cent of crimes, a police watchdog has found. The report published last Tuesday by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) described “unacceptable weaknesses” within Hampshire Constabulary. The police inspection scrutinised 43 forces across England and Wales and…

Hamilton ends strong year

| Racing driver Archie Hamilton finished the GT Open season with two consistent finishes at the Circuit de Barcelona in Catalunya last weekend. The Selleslagh Racing Team driver and teammate Isaac Tutumlu finished ninth in race one before a brilliant fifth-place finish in the second. Hamilton…

Singing out in memory of war heroes

Singing out in memory of war heroes

| Sacrifices of Basingstoke’s war veterans were marked at a special ceremony on Sunday. The Mayor of Basingstoke’s Centenary reception at Milestones Museum invited families of those who fought or paid the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War. This year marks 100 years since the…

’Stoke’s winless streak goes on

’Stoke’s winless streak goes on

| Basingstoke Town’s winless run in the Vanarama Conference South was extended to three games last Saturday with a 4-3 defeat at Hemel Hempstead Town. A Jordan Parkes hat-trick and a Jamal Lowe strike condemned Town to a third straight league defeat. Jason Bristow’s side were…

Win tickets to The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Win tickets to The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

| Why do we hang stockings?  When was the first Christmas tree?  And why on earth does Santa climb down the chimney? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the wonderful Christmas show The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus at The Haymarket…

Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show for you and a friend

Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show for you and a friend | This March, the award winning Ideal Home Show will return for its 106th year and…