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Basingstoke Observer | Taylor Newspapers Ltd

Hotel award

| The Raven Hotel in Hook has been given an award for high guest reviews over the last year. The accolade,…

Keith is favourite

| Actor and television presenter Keith Chegwin, who starred in The Anvil’s pantomime Cinderella over Christmas, remains the favourite to win…

Police crackdown

Police crackdown

| Police are midway through an operation to crackdown on people who use mobile phones while driving. Hampshire Constabulary are targeting drivers who illegally call or text as part of a week-long campaign, which ends on Saturday. Anyone spotted will be given penalties and officers will…

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…

On track for fright night

On track for fright night

| Arnold Ridley OBE’s 1923 classic The Ghost Train will be at The Haymarket from January 28 to 31. Set in a waiting room at a train station, a newlywed couple, an estranged couple, a self-indulgent young man and an elderly spinster with a parrot all…

Town defeated  by Bromley

Town defeated by Bromley

| Basingstoke Town clung onto the last play-off spot in the Vanarama Conference South despite being narrowly beaten by second-placed Bromley last weekend. Anthony Cook’s brace cancelled out Shaun McAuley’s opener to earn the visitors a 2-1 win at the Soccer AM Stadium. However Liam Enver-Marum…