A man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl he arranged to meet in Basingstoke over the internet has been put behind bars.
An international runner has won the Basingstoke Half Marathon
Five hundred jobs are set to be relocated to Basingstoke from across Surrey, Dorset and Hampshire with the building of a signal depot.
Police have launched a missing person investigation following the disappearance of 80 year old Francis Ebbs from his home in Basingstoke.
He was last seen by his wife when he took her a cup of tea shortly after 7am yesterday. He then left their Harold Jackson Terrace home and hasn't been seen since.
Police are searching the area for Mr Ebbs and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him or knows where he may be to call 101 immediately.
He is 5ft 9ins and when he left the house he was clean-shaven and wearing glasses.
Sergt Ian Dugdale said: “We are concerned as this behaviour is out of character and Mr Ebbs is without essential medication which he must take regularly.
“If anyone knows where he may be, if you have seen him either today or yesterday, we’d ask that you get in touch immediately.”
Hampshire Chief Constable Alex Marshall has gone on patrol in Basingstoke. He joined PC Rich Heard and Sgt Paul Markham. During the shift a man, recently released from prison, was spoken to. Another man wanted for shoplifting was arrested. Cycle patrols are used to engage with local people.
Firefighters at the site of a blaze in Basingstoke are using a mechanical digger to create a fire break as they struggle to contain the fire.
100 tonnes of rubbish at Basingstoke Skip Hire have been burning since 4am.
More than 30 firefighters are now at the scene.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with a major fire in Basingstoke.
Firefighters were called to the site on Wade Road at just before 4am.
It's understood that 100 tonnes of domestic waste are burning in an open "barn like" structure.
Fire crews from Hartley Wintney, Rushmoor & Basingstoke used their ‘blues and twos’ to help the trapped driver guide them in. Two firefighters trained in water rescue then carried the woman to safety. Hants Fire & Rescue have urged everyone to take extra precautions in the rain.
The family of a man who suffered serious head injuries during an attack involving at least 10 people in Hampshire - say they "just hope he wakes up and is ok".
Photos of Darren Wyatt in a coma have been released in the hope it will prompt anyone with information to come forward.
The 28 year old was attacked in Spoonwood Close in Basingstoke early last Sunday morning. Two men have been charged with GBH with intent.