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Strongwoman ready to take on the world

She was already England's strongest woman.

But last month she won the British crown and next month she's going for the World Title.

Farah Fonseca from Basingstoke will compete in the 63 kilo division - and is full of surprises.

Man stabbed and robbed in Basingstoke

A man has been stabbed as he walked through Basingstoke in broad daylight.

He was attacked on Saturday, 28th October sometime between 3.30pm and 5.15pm.

The 37-year old was walking near the junction of Diana Close and Elizabeth Road when he was approached by a youth pushing a cycle and two other youths.

One snatched his mobile phone and another grabbed his silver necklace with a black cross.

He was then stabbed in the abdomen with an unknown implement.

The three youths then ran off.

The man managed to get some passers-by to come to his aid.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for his injury.

The youths are described as male, aged between 17 and 20.

They were all wearing black hoodies with their faces masked.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call the Northern Investigation Centre in Basingstoke on 101.

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Southampton runner wins Basingstoke Half Marathon

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1,200 people took part in the Basingstoke Half Marathon at the weekend.

Matt Bennett from Southampton Athletics Club won yesterday's race, crossing the finishing line in just over 72 minutes.

The event is now in its seventh year.

Mel Bloor was there for us.

Mel spoke to Race Director, Felicity Edwards.

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Arrest after 40 cars have tyres slashed in Basingstoke

A man's been arrested after reports that up to 40 cars had their tyres slashed during an overnight vandalism spree in Basingstoke.

Vehicles were damaged on a number of streets in the Popley area, including Bermuda Close, John Hunt Drive, Malta Close, Montserrat Place, Pershore Road, and Timor Close.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and remains in custody at this time.

Officers would still like to hear from any witnesses, or anyone who would like to report a similar incident that has not done so already.

Teenage driver's lucky escape after crashing into fence

The wooden posts went through the windscreen Credit: @SCAS_HART

A teenage driver has had a lucky escape after his car left the road and crashed through a fence near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Two wooden posts went straight though his windscreen on the driver's side. Luckily he escaped major injury, the posts missed his head - instead passing either side of him - pinning him in his seat.

It happened off the B3046 at Preston Candover. Paramedics from the South Central Ambulance Service were called to the scene. The teenager was taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

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