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Gazette could be life-saver

The Basingstoke Gazette has launched a bid to save the life of one of its readers. Duncan Gray is a 37-year-old father of two who is dying of leukaemia. The Gazette revealed last month that a worldwide search of registered

Dog attack child identified as paper wins court re-think

The Basingstoke Gazette has successfully persuaded a crown court judge to lift a restriction banning the identification of an eight-year-old who had been attacked by a dog. Dana Breslin, from Oakridge, Basingstoke, was left with scarring to her ear and

'Terror' twosome identified by Gazette

The identity of two teenage sisters who have been terrorising people in Basingstoke have been revealed – thanks to The Basingstoke Gazette. It succeeded in getting magistrates to agree to lift reporting restrictions on the sisters, aged 17 and 15,

"Crap town…?"Not Basingstoke!

The Basingstoke Gazette does not take insults about its home town lightly. The paper, which recently launched a Basingstoke – A Place To Be Proud Of campaign, was amazed to hear how a new book – Crap Towns – rated

Gazette aims to put pride back into Basingstoke

Basingstoke – A Place To Be Proud Of – is the slogan of a new campaign by Gazette Newspapers. The newspaper is aiming to change people’s perceptions of Basingstoke. In a front page article editor Mark Jones called on readers

Crime hotline set up by Gazette

The Basingstoke Gazette has joined forces with Hampshire Constabulary to launch a burglary hotline. The hotline, part of the paper’s Burglary – Let’s Beat It campaign, has been put in place by The Gazette but will only be answered by

Health chiefs cave in to Gazette's screening plea

The Basingstoke Gazette has won its campaign to stop a vital breast screening service from being moved out of the town. The paper has been battling to keep the cancer detection service in Basingstoke since June, when it was revealed

Living proof that Post campaign is a life-saver

A man is alive today after staff used a Nottingham Evening Post defibrillator to re-start his heart. The campaigning newspaper has been raising cash to get the medical machinery placed in key areas across Nottinghamshire as part of its Start-a-Heart

News staff rewarded for region's success

News staff who helped make Newsquest South West a success have been rewarded at an awards ceremony to recognise their contribution. It was the first event of its kind for the area’s daily and weekly newspapers, and the top prize

Business award win for Gazette

Gazette Newspapers in Basingstoke has been presented with a prestigious award – The Mayor’s Award to Business. Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Coun Rita Burgess chose the firm, which publishes The Basingstoke Gazette and The Basingstoke Extra, for the honour. The