Basingstoke is to get a new Bishop, it has been announced today.
The Reverend Canon David Williams, who is currently Vicar of Christ Church Winchester, will be ordained in Winchester Cathedral on 19th September.
Welcoming him to his new role is Right Reverend Tim Dakin, the Bishop of Winchester.
He said, "I am absolutely delighted that David has been appointed the serve in this new way within the diocese.
"His work over the past 13 years, his understanding of the challenges and strengths of the local church and the relationships he has forged- both within Winchester and across the diocese- mean he is well-fitted for the task ahead."
These men are wanted in connection with an investigation into a serious incident that occurred in Basingstoke. We believe these men are in the Basingstoke area and would urge the public not to approach them but to contact police immediately by calling 101.
Police are appealing for help in tracing two men who are wanted in connection with an incident in Basingstoke.Darren Bryant, 30, from Skippetts Gardens in Basingstoke and Joseph Coady, 29, from Addlestone in Surrey are wanted by police investigating an assault on Bourdillion Gardens on Monday.
Extensive enquiries are being carried out in an attempt to locate these men but officers are keen to hear from anyone who knows where they are.
Police in Basingstoke are appealing for witnesses after a number of incidents where vehicles were broken into and a car was stolen. Overnight from Monday, June 9, into Tuesday, June 10, offenders broke into seven different cars.
A number of small electrical goods – sat navs and iPods – were stolen. The cars were parked in the Lychpit and Old Basing areas - Cowslip Bank, Crofters Meadow, Saxon Way, Little Basing and Pimpernel Way.
Offenders also broke into a house in Cowslip Crescent and stole the keys to a blue Volkswagen Golf GT FSI car, which was then stolen from the driveway.
I would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the relevant times or who has any information about these crimes. I would also like to remind people to remove all valuables from their cars when they park up for the night.”
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has contacted nearly 2000 housing benefit claimants to warn them of a mistake that means some of their personal details have been given out as part of a Freedom of Information request.
Names and addresses have been passed on but the council say no bank details were released.
The council will carry out its own internal review of its procedures and the Information Commissioner's Office will carry out a separate independent investigation.
Police investigating a violent assault in Basingstoke have released this efit of a man they want to speak to. The victim was punched during the attack which took place on Quilter Road on Saturday the 19th of April.
If you recognise or can identify the man from the E-fit please contact our Force Enquiry Centre quoting RMS 4414146764.
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Ballot boxes have appeared, ready to reveal their secrets at Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke.
This was a completely unprovoked attack in which a teenage boy sustained nasty injuries. Although rare, these types of incidents cannot be allowed to happen.This incident happened in a residential area where people may have been out going about their business. Did you see anything? Do you know who might be responsible?
Do you recognise this man? Police in Basingstoke want to speak to him about an assault where a teenage boy sustained a cracked cheekbone.
The 17-year-old victim was walking along Cayman Close towards Shakespeare Road in Popley, on his way to see a friend at about 10.30am on Saturday, May 10.
He was then approached from behind and punched in the face by an unknown man. He fell to the ground and looked up to see three men standing over him.
One of the men then kicked him in the face and then they all ran off.