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Regret the error: the Hampshire Chronicle spots a UKIP ‘c*nty councillor’

The Hampshire Chronicle regrets referring to UKIP’s Martin Lyton as something like a “county councillor” that “looked like a crude remark”:


fail typo


Spotter: @dderbyshire

PS – Is the TimesCaitlin Moran moonlighting on a local rag?

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment

Rave With Mother: Hampshire Police Attacked On Night Of The Living Dead


CAN we agree whose side we are on in this story from Beacon Hill, Highclere, in Hampshire?

Around midnight last Saturday, police rocked up to a rave. 

Some of the revellers threw things at Hampshire and Thames Valley Police’s finest. A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman tells us: “Officers were subjected to violence, including missiles thrown at them, which resulted in six officers sustaining non-serious injuries. It is believed between about 80 and 100 people attended the illegal event. We will continue to take every measure possible to prevent any such illegal music events from happening… in the future.”

Music events should all be legal and policed and licensed. Say no to spontaneity. Like Glastonbury, music should be policed and made reassuringly expensive to keep the riff-raff out.

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Posted: 18th, November 2013 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment

Stolen ET washes up on Hampshire beach

E.T. has come home. Back in September 2011, the Extra Terrestrial was stolen in a raid on Margaret Wells’ Portsmouth home. E.T  had been made by her daughter Louise as part of a 2002 make-up course.  Mrs Wells told The Portsmouth News:

“My daughter was offered £2,000 for it but she didn’t want to sell it – it’s the only one she made.”

Her granddaughter Tia, four, tugged at heartstrings:

“I loved him. He’s got big eyes and little feet. At night he comes to life.”

PC Steve Bourne announced:

‘The E.T. is obviously a very unusual item to be stolen. Anyone who may have come across the E.T. model or is offered it for sale is asked to contact us.”

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Posted: 3rd, January 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Hampshire Pub Lets Drinkers Help Themselves To Booze And Crisps

EAT your hearts out Tottenham looters – locals to The Perseverance pub in North Street, Havant, Hampshire, have ben helping themselves to drink and crisps. There is no broken glass and macho yelling, just an orderly line behind the bar and security in the form of a DJ. It was not ment to be like this. At 7:30pm, the landlord had left a young woman in charge. But she walked off.

A source tells us:

“The girl who was left in charge just walked out and took all the money from the till with her. It was basically a free-for-all. It was absolutely packed and people just helped themselves.”

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Posted: 8th, August 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Tea Towel Stolen In New Milton, Hampshire: Police Launch Urgent Appeal

DID you or anyone you know steal the yellow, floral-print tea towel from an address in Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire on Tuesday, April 5 2011?

The police alert runs thus:

Police in New Milton are encouraging residents to review their home security after a burglary at an address in Gore Road.

The incident took place sometime between 9am and 10pm on Tuesday, April 5.

A window was forced open to gain entry to the property.

Once inside a search was made of the entire house; however the only item stolen from the address was a yellow flower patterned tea towel.

Residents of New Milton are being urged to step up their security measures as a precaution, particularly ensuring windows and doors in unoccupied rooms are shut and secured during the current spell of warmer weather.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident in Gore Road, or has any information is asked to contact PC Graham Wilkins at Lymington police stationon 0845 045 4545 or 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Posted: 18th, April 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

Hampshire Police Call For Ban On Sales Of Red Bull And Lucozade

THE council of Whitchurch, Hampshire, kindly requests that energy drinks are not served to children under 16 after dusk on a Fridays. It is stated that the high-sugar, high-caffeine drinks are contributing to rowdiness in a youth already pepped up on hormones and Facebook.

PC Paula Deery and PCSO Wendy Eaglestone tell the council:

“We have asked shops in Whitchurch not to sell Red Bull or other stimulation drinks to under-16s on a Friday evening as it increases hyperactivity.”

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Posted: 13th, April 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)

Cricket Season Begins In Frenzy Of Sunbathing

THE cricket season has started in a frenzy. We went to sit among the spectators as Hampshire took on Durham in the County Championship at the Rose Bowl near Southampton.

Posted: 11th, April 2011 | In: Sports | Comment (1)

Hampshire Man Tidying Garden Fails To Spot His Home On Fire

JOHN Stopher was working on his garden when the fire took hold of his house in Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. As he tied the greenery, he failed to notice that his £525,000 four-bedroom detached house was on fire.

Says he:

“I didn’t hear the fire as I had the strimmer on or smell it because the wind was in the wrong direction.

“When my neighbour shouted over the fence, ‘Your house is on fire’, I looked and saw flames out of the window. I poked open a door and smoke singed my hair. I made a rapid exit. We lost nearly everything.”

But the strimmer is ok.


Posted: 12th, May 2010 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Naked Woman In Some Misdirected Leisure Activity

TO Micheldever station, Hampshire.

A man in camouflage clothing is standing by a woman who is tied to a  tree. The woman is naked.

It is 3pm.

Was it you?

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Posted: 3rd, November 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (11)