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Around 8000 BCE, the coast of what became England was reached by hunter-gatherers from the North Sea area; these people are known as the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age peoples. The oldest human remains discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago. Modern humans first arrived in Britain around 41,500 years ago, when they walked across the bridge that then linked Wales and England over what is now the English Channel. The island was re-colonised by Paleolithic peoples after the last glacial period of Quaternary glaciation.

The earliest evidence of human habitation in the UK has been found at Pontnewydd Cave in Wales near a long-standing Mes, Hampshire List ( Around 4000 BCE, Neolithic settlers arrived, and deforestation was complete by 2000 BCE. The residents lived in small family groups scattered across the countryside, and surviving trees from this period are often marked with multiple axe-cuttings. Numerous amber objects, probably for personal adornment, have been found at Cromer, one of the most famous being the "Norfolk Diamond" found in 1824.

In common with other regions on the edge of the British Isles, microliths are abundant, and there is evidence of Bracelet (hairstyle). Around 200 CE, the first inhabitants began to clear the forest and cultivate the land. This led to the clearance of deciduous forest, which was an integral part of the process of providing building material for the colonisers. Woods would have been cleared for pasture and fields, and to provide wild herbaceous plants for soup.

Exotic items originating from distant parts of the Roman Empire (so-called ‘Romano-British’ objects) begin to appear in large quantities in Colchester during this period, although locally made products begin to make a reappearance as well. A woodhenge was erected in the middle of the enclosure. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the earliest occupation occurred between 4800 and 4300 BC. The quality of that flint suggests that it had been widely traded. Analysis has identified microscopic surface scratches which can be seen under a magnifying glass, indicating that the material was deliberately worked with metal implements.


Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. It is bordered to the west by Dorset, to the north-west by Wiltshire, to the north by Berkshire and Surrey and to the east by West Sussex. The county town is Winchester, which is also the regional capital. The largest city is Southampton, which has been the headquarters of the South East England region since 2004. Hampshire was historically divided into four separate hundreds: Alcots or Allecks, Candovers, Kents and Wonfordscir.

From 1974 these became districts and in 1995 they were merged into one administrative county becoming an unbroken area under Hampshire County Council. Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England, featuring two national parks. The New Forest is in the southwest and south central area of the county and Southampton Water extends from Portsmouth to its east. The county is known as an area of outstanding natural beauty, particularly for its coastal landscapes of hills, heathland, and woodland.


Hampshire (/ˈhæmpsɪˌstər/ HAM-sih-stər) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The ceremonial county of Hampshire has no administrative function, but still retains some importance as one of the geographic sub-divisions of England. Although Winchester is the county town, people from Hampshire (or Hampshirites) are known colloquially as Hampshiremen if they meet two criteria: they are born within the largely circular commuting zone of the South Hampshire conurbation; or between the rivers Wey, Test and Itchen; and a significant proportion of their employment must also be within that conurbation.

Hampshire. Hampshire is the home to over 4. 5 million people living in some 840 communities. As of 2011, over 2. 5 million live in the South East of England region. Hampshire is a non-metropolitan county with no administrative functions and little ceremonial duties (other than as the location of the Sauderferne Palace—the official residence of The Queen's Lord Lieutenant); its primary function is as a ceremonial county and tourist region. There are twenty-nine settlements within the district.

The largest of these, in terms of population, is Winchester on the south coast with 29,604 residents, while Liphook is the largest in area. The smallest is Alton which covers an area of 17. 53 km2 (6. 75 sq mi). There are 840 rows in List of places in Hampshire. This list is complete and up-to-date as of 14 October 2016. Around 8000 BCE, the Neolithic era started and with it came new developments in human activity and apparent settlement.


Hampshire is split into 11 districts for local government purposes, administered by unitary authorities. The district areas were affected by the government's reorganisation of local administration in 2006, which came into effect on 1 April 2009. The county is mostly rural with just a few large towns; Southampton and Portsmouth being two of the most notable. Apart from a large part of the southwest (the New Forest area) the county has coastline on the English Channel, Solent and Bretagne; its boundaries were changed in 1974 (previously being mostly south of the River Itchen).

The ceremonial county of Hampshire also includes the Isle of Wight, which is governed by the unitary authorities of the Isle of Wight Council on the island and Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester city councils on the mainland. It does not include a number of small communities on the "island" which rely on others for local government services such as welfare, elderly transport and planning etc. These are Bembridge, Chale, Havenstreet, St Helens, Seaview and Ventnor which are located in the unparished area that makes up about half of the "island".

Hampshire can also be considered as an unofficial region of England, along with the Isle of Wight. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are grouped together for some statistical purposes by the Office for National Statistics, but on its own it is not a NUTS region. The island was administered as part of Hampshire until 1890, under the County of Southampton until 1970 and then formed a non-metropolitan county in itself with the name Isle of Wight (referred to as such still); this was abolished in 1996.

Hampshire is divided into eleven local government districts. From north to south these are Hart, Eastleigh, Winchester, Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley, West Hampshire, Havant, East Hampshire, Coastal Hampshire and Gosport. All of these district councils have their headquarters in the county with the exception of Havant Borough Council which is based in Havant. Hampshire is divided into 11 major regions, which contain the 36 districts and the known non-metropolitan districts of Eastleigh and Winchester, as well as 4 of the 39 Parliamentary constituency constituencies that cover all of Hampshire.

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Hampshire's economy is largely service-based, with 75% of the workforce being employed in services. Employment is largely focused in the administrative, distribution, IT, scientific and research sectors. Southampton is a major distribution centre for the UK; it is Europe's largest container port, handling 38. 5million TEU (TEU twenty-foot equivalent unit) worth of goods in 2012 and accounting for 11% of the UK's total trade. This port also services cruise ships operating worldwide.

One of the major employers in Southampton and the surrounding area is the technology industry. Significant employers include Ordnance Survey, Wace Group plc, Microsoft,. Hampshire's economy is dominated by services. The two main cities of Southampton and Portsmouth have advanced service-based economies, together with the University of Southampton, theissannery and a large military population associated with the Royal Navy and British Army. Heavy industry, such as vehicle manufacture, has largely been replaced by services, although there are major manufacturing facilities in Southampton including the engine plant for the new Airbus A400M Atlas military transport, owned by Rolls Royce Motor Cars.


Hampshire has relatively strong economic links with the capital, London, and is strongly influenced by this. Portsmouth and Southampton are among the 20 largest English cities by GDP, and have similar economic strengths to the larger UK conurbations outside of London: Manchester, Birmingham and the Leeds/Bradford Urban Area. Hampshire is an affluent county and one of the richest in the UK. It has a GDP per capita similar to that of the whole of the UK.

There are three tiers to this economic prosperity; London, Southampton and Portsmouth. These three tiers contribute to over 50% of Hampshire's economy. The services sector accounts for of the county's GDP, followed by the tourism industry and manufacturing. The largest sectors by employment are business services, health and social work activities, public administration, and manufacturing respectively. Hampshire contains The South East of England regions MasterCard Economic Complexity Index (ECI) has consistently rated Hampshire's economy one of the strongest in the UK.

The ECI is a way for. Five of the ten largest non-capital companies in Southern England are located in Hampshire: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, British Airways and BAE Systems. The County itself is an important UK economic region established by the UK Government's Office for National Statistics. The Glastonbury lake village site was settled by farmers around 5000 BCE and is one of the oldest known settlements in Great Britain.


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There are two NHS hospitals in Southampton, the Royal South Hants Hospital and the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The Royal South Hants was formally opened on 20 June 1896 as the Itchen Boroughs Hospital under the control of Southampton Borough Council. It is now a foundation trust hospital. The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust runs 'Mayflower', which provides emergency, intensive care and maternity services. There are two NHS hospitals serving Southampton.

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist services, while the Royal South Hants Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a District General Hospital; it has several hospitals within its catchment area. A third hospital, St Mary's Hospital, which was run by the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, closed in March 2010 with services transferred to the Royal South Hants. Healthcare services are mainly provided by the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Health Care NHS Trust, and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Public healthcare services are provided by Hampshire County Council. Private healthcare is provided by companies including Bupa, HCA International and Nuffield Health. The University Hospital of North Staffordshire also has a minor injuries unit in Portswood. There are three NHS acute hospitals in Southampton, as well as a primary care trust. Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust runs the two main acute hospitals, the Royal South Hants and the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

The major private hospital is Spire New Hall Hospital which features a breast MRI centre and a solarium, but was bought by the TCS Group in 2017. (ref: There are four main NHS hospitals in the county: the Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH) in Winchester, Winchester City Hospital and Farnham Memorial Hospital (both run by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), Salisbury District Hospital (run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust) and St Mary's Hospital (run by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust).

Green belt

Most greenbelt land is agricultural or consists of woodland, but there are urban parks that at times can have a recreational function; many dormitory towns and villages include in their names the word "green". The "Green Belt" in Britain is not a single defensive barrier surrounding an urban area—at least, not originally. It is after all, merely a belt. Instead, it consists of stretches of countryside that separate built-up areas within a region from one another or from the outside world.

Such boundaries tend to be linguistic from topographical in origin. In addition, historic county boundaries are often preserved along these lines: Kent's Sewardstonebury Common and Dacres Wood being the extreme southeast of Greater London, while Berkshire and Buckinghamshire share. Green belt is a statutory planning policy used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Their aim is to restrict inappropriate development on "strategic" sites close to built-up areas. Green belt was first introduced in the United Kingdom in the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, though it only affected a limited number of cities.

It was extended across the whole country by further acts of Parliament, most recently the New Towns Act 1981. Created in 1958 when the county councils Wiltshire and Hampshire consulted on green belt boundaries. The then separate Southampton Corporation added their support, and on 8 March 1959 the Town and Country Planning (Development Plan Procedure) (England) Order 1958 came into force. The previously defined Southampton Green Belt was enclosed and enlarged to create the current inner and outer green belt.

Part of the Hampshire green belt lies within the New Forest District, but not all of it. I suggest you read up on green belt policy and then only include the green belt that is contiguous with the national park in your article's section on protected countryside. The City of Portsmouth has a green belt area. The Hampshire unitary authorities of Basingstoke and Deane, and Southampton do not have green belt areas, although their neighbouring districts within the wider ceremonial county of Hampshire do.


Hampshire borders East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. The county is often considered to include the South Downs—a chain of chalk hills that run north/south between Portsmouth and Winchester — as an upland area located at the southern end of the Low Weald with the same landscape characteristics as the North and South Downs at its northern extreme. Wealden clay in the east of Hampshire is a combination of clay and sandstone.

Ham Hill in the South Downs National Park is the highest point on a limestone ridge running through Hampshire called Southwest England's Geopark, which continues into East Devon's Cranborne Chase area. To the north lie parallel chalk escarpments (known as wolds. The South Downs Way National Trail crosses through Hampshire. Other long-distance footpaths include the Greensand Way, Monarch's Way, and the Wealdway. There is some evidence of human occupation in Hampshire from the Mesolithic period (circa 10,000 BC) and a few Roman remains have been found including a villa at Binstead, but it was the Saxons who brought major change to this area of England.


At the southern tip of England, Hampshire turns sharply to face the Channel Islands. The northern � and windward � coastline is deeply indented with a number of bays (including Southampton Water and Portsmouth Harbour) and protected inlets. This gives Hampshire a much milder climate than most areas of the British Isles, especially in winter. Summers are warm but rarely hot with temperatures generally hovering around the 19�C mark. In winter the temperature can typically fall to -4�C in inland areas but sea breezes help coastal locations (such as Bournemouth which averages 2�C cooler than Southampton) remain milder.

The main requirements for the milder climate are lying within the south-westerly air flow from the Azores high and at least 40% of sunshine. This means that it is far enough from the coast and generally free from fogs. The south coast has more rainfall than areas to the north, east and west because the hills give protection from rain-bearing winds. Some regions have significant drizzle for much of the time but this averages out over the county as a whole to produce a relatively dry climate with high levels of sunshine.

. The county has a climate closer to the coastal areas of Sussex than to other parts of southern England, along with south-eastern and western areas of the Cotswolds. The chalk hills and vales reflect the sun's rays and warm up quickly in spring, but are prone to cold winds, especially during winter. This can give rise to sharp frosts on clear nights. There is a wide range of independent and state schools serving Gosport.


The population of the ceremonial county alone was around 1. 5 million in 2001. It is forecast that the population of the urban area will grow by 24% to 1. 7 million by 2026, and the population of the administrative county will grow by 16% to 1,693,000, with an additional 9% rise in Southampton city’s population to 239,600. Gosport itself has two secondary schools, Hamble Community School and the all-girls independent St Vincent's Catholic School, which were administered by Hampshire County Council until May 2013.

Ethnicity and religion

Southampton is sometimes said to be one of the most diverse cities in the UK, (along with Bracknell, Luton and Slough). The city has a growing percentage of ethnic minorities. Minorities represent 15. 8% of the population and are mainly found in East Park, Thornhill, Bitterne Park, Peartree Green, Redbridge and Portswood. A 2009 report by the New Policy Institute shows that Southampton has one of the biggest economic disparities between white British people and ethnic minorities in the country, with an income deficit of £12,264 between these two groups.

. Southampton has the highest proportion of Muslims in the country outside London, with as many as 110,000 (including 5,000 British-born Muslims) living in the city of Southampton itself and another 12,000 in Southampton's satellite towns of Netley and Weston-Super-Mare. The University of Southampton has a significant number of postgraduate students from the Middle East comprising 12 per cent of its student body. Southampton is ethnically diverse: in 2009 it was named as the most diverse borough in the UK with the highest proportion of non-white ethnic groups, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

While 10 per cent of UK residents are black or minority ethnic (BME), "Southampton has 32. 9 per cent, almost four times as many. ". Elderly people are the only group that has experienced a population increase in Southampton; there were more women than men in Southampton and the average age of the city's residents at the 2011 census was 40. 2 years—with 29. 5 per cent of the population being under 20 years old.


Air is a limited-edition live album by ambient techno musicians Biosphere and Herbert Gronemeyer, known either as Biosphere 7 or HiBi. Recorded in July 2001 at the Southampton International Airport (which was closed for a whole Sunday to allow the recording), the recording comprises eight tracks that reflect on life in England, nature, and how childhood memories are related to travelling. The music is characterised by the use of field recordings—which encompass the sounds of aircraft taking off and landing at an airport—and vocal samples of children describing their earliest memories.


There are ferry routes to the European mainland scheduled in [2011] thumb350px with significant numbers of passengers and vehicles. The major operators being Red Funnel, Wightlink and Hovertravel on the routes to Southampton. Portsmouth is served by Portsmouth International Port which also provides a passenger and vehicle service to Le Havre in northern France. There are also scheduled services to Cherbourg, Caen, and St Malo in France and Santander in northern Spain with Condor Ferries.

There are regular passenger and car ferries between Portsmouth and Le Havre, Cherbourg and St. Malo to the north of the Solent, and Plymouth (for Cornwall) to the south. There are occasional ferries from Poole (for the Isle of Wight) and Weymouth (for the Channel Islands) to Cherbourg in winter. The Portsmouth-Cherbourg ferry, operated by Brittany Ferries, is one of the busiest in Europe. There are regular passenger and vehicle ferries between Southampton and Portsmouth, Lymington to Yarmouth, and Lymington to Le Havre in France.


The importance of the Port of Southampton to road, air and sea trade, and the city itself as a venue for international conferences and pressure by the region's local authorities for greater integration with Portsmouth led county councillors in February 2006 to propose a merger of the two Hampshire counties. The proposed name for this new administrative entity is South Hampshire. A poll in December 2006 showed that 74% of residents agreed with this proposal, although Eastleigh Borough Council was strongly opposed.

Since devolution in 1999 Hampshire County Council has lost power over areas such as major road building schemes, public transport, criminal investigation, fire service and social services which are all now the responsibility of elected local councils. There are several smaller national and regional roads, such as the A31 along the eastern edge of the county and M3 at Winchester. The A303 is an important trunk route from London to southwest England, running along the eastern border of Hampshire and roughly parallel to the A34 which runs from Basingstoke in Hampshire through Newbury and Oxford to Worcester.

The A37 links Bournemouth to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol, thus providing a link between Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester, Exeter and the South Midlands. National Express coaches run direct bus services from locations across London including Victoria Coach Station and Golders Green Coach Station to Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth. National Express also operates coach services within the county itself. Rail transport in Hampshire began with the London and Southampton Railway in 1838, which was followed by the longer London and Brighton Railway in 1841.

The Great Western Railway (GWR) extended this line to Weymouth, via Basingstoke and Reading in 1847, merging with the L&SR in 1848. The Great Western Main Line from London to Bristol runs on the northern boundary of Hampshire, through Basingstoke and Reading. The West Coast Main Line runs close to the north-west of Hampshire with stops at Bournemouth Airport, Southampton, Winchester and Farnborough. Most of the county, excluding the New Forest, is served by these lines.

The Southampton and Dorchester Railway was built through the New Forest from Southampton to Dorchester in the 1830s; it became part of the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1848. The M3 motorway bisects the county on an east-west axis from London to Southampton. The A31 trunk road crosses from east to west through the centre of the county and there are a number of other major trunk roads. The other ferry services which operate from Portsmouth, Fishbourne, Lymington (New Forest), Yarmouth and Freshwater are principally used for recreational purposes.


West Hampshire is largely contained within the low-lying area of the Hampshire Basin, a Cretaceous depression mainly covered by chalk and clay. The basin is bounded by four hill ranges, the South Downs along the south coast, the Hartdowns, to the east of Winchester, and the Meon and Forest hills further from Southampton. The River Test runs through the county from east to west, distinctive for its very high tide range at up to 7 metres (23 ft) as well as for numerous picturesque chalk stream valleys.

Inland waterways

The River Thames flows through the middle of the county and is the major tributary of the River Severn. The tributaries or sub-tributaries (including streams that feed directly into other streams) of the River Thames include: Itchin, Otterbourne, Test, Bourne, Blackwater, Basingstoke Canal at Basingstoke, River Loddon, River Wey, Ock. It flows for a distance of 639 kilometres (397 mi) from its source at Thames Head in Gloucestershire to its confluence with the River Severn near Brentford, Greater London.

The river helps form an important commercial corridor in southwestern England. The name "Thames" comes from the Brittonic. Inland waterways of Hampshire include River Itchen, which runs for 101 miles (163 km) from Salisbury to Southampton, and was once navigable as far upstream as Winchester. It is the longest river that is entirely in Hampshire. Other rivers within the county include the Beaulieu River, Blackwater River, Bourne Creek, Lymington River, Meon River and Stour. The rivers have been used as a source of power for mills for hundreds of years.

The main rivers in Hampshire include the River Nadder, River Wey, River Avon (which flows through Christchurch), the Itchen and the Test. The shoreline of Hampshire has altered significantly over both recent and geological time. The Isle of Wight was formerly contiguous with the mainland, but a combination of channel silting and sea level rise have caused a significant island to become separated from the mainland. These are complemented by stately stands of mature trees that line its banks and that provide habitats for some scarce flora species.


Southampton has a number of orchestras, bands and groups, including the Southampton Bach Choir, the Mayflower Sinfonia, City of Southampton Brass Band, St. Mary's Church Choir, and Wessex Youth Opera (WYO). The WYO performs an annual opera at Winchester Cathedral each February. Hampshire County Youth Orchestra perform at Thornden Hall near Tadley. Hightown Music Services for children and young people is based in Basingstoke. A group of re-enactors and Hampshire residents have formed the St Albans Band.

The Household Cavalry Tattoo, an annual charity event supporting the Pegasus Association, is held in July and August at Cowdray Park. The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra's first performance in 2000 was held at St Albans Cathedral. The largest music group based in Hampshire is the Winchester Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1919. The orchestra gives 12 concerts each year and manages the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra. There are also smaller orchestras in Basingstoke, Farnham, Alton and Winchester:.

All the performing arts are supported by Hampshire's many theatre companies. Hampshire Theatre Workshop is based in Winchester, and The Marlowe Theatre is based in Aldershot. Salisbury Playhouse and New Milton's White Rock Theatre are also important regional theatres. Hampshire has several successful music venues; The Anvil in Basingstoke, The Brook in Winchester, the 1865 Club in Winchester and Southampton Village Hall all play host to a variety of local and big-name acts. There are many local bands and musical projects in Hampshire.

Annual events

There are also many other annual festivals. Alresford plays host to Alresford Music in the Park. Every May bank holiday weekend, the village of Ashurst in the north of the county plays host to its annual history festival. Petersfield in the south west, has been home to the Petersfield Festival for over 30 years which includes a carnival parade through the town. Godshill near Newport is home to a village fete and jazz festival called Jamboree.

. Buglife AGM 2019 is being held in Lyndhurst on Sunday 21st February at the Basford Hall Hotel from 9. 30am to 5. 00pm. The meeting will start with a free session on wildlife gardening in the morning and then go on into the AGM. You are welcome to attend for part or all of the AGM or to participate in the gardeners'workshop. Tickets are £7 which includes a buffet lunch at 1:40pm. The New Forest Festival of Music and the Arts has been hosted in the New Forest by the Sacred Music Festival since 1989.

Currently lasting for three days, it is a festival of classical music in the open air: most concerts take place in the grounds of one of the large country houses near Ludgershall, northern edge of forest. The Victoria County History series was published between 1901 and 1992 in 69 volumes covering the history of the area since 1839. Titles have included John Newman, "Alton: Portrait of a Town" (1997). The New Forest has been almost continuously forested since 1086 but before that it was mostly cleared for farming.

. It is impossible to list every annual event that takes place in the New Forest, as every weekend somewhere within its boundaries there is an event of some description. The venues are rotated around so that each achieves the recognition it deserves. Xtra Mile Recordings acts as a support network for bands based in the county, with an online directory and regular events to showcase local talent. There are international ferry services to France and the Netherlands.


Press freedom is a major concern in Hampshire, as it is across the UK. A 2010 report by human rights charity Article 19 found that Hampshire Police had refused to return journalists'equipment, effectively preventing them from carrying out their jobs. The article also cited a number of cases where police had acted to prevent the public from taking photographs of incidents, and in other cases had forced members of the press to delete photographs they had already taken.

. Bournemouth has two local newspapers, the Bournemouth Echo and The Dorset Echo, both published twice weekly. North of Southampton, the area covered by the South West Hampshire region has its own paper, The Daily Echo which has its headquarters in Bournemouth. The New Forest has three weekly papers: The New Forester (Fordingbridge), The Eyeworth New-Pos t (Rownhams) and the Brockenhurst Record. There are two free local weekly papers - the Rippleway Echo East and the North Hampshire Chronicle.

The Basingstoke Gazette is a paid-for newspaper which publishes every Thursday. There are also a number of paid-for local papers, including the Winton Bulletin, the Winchester and District Observer and the Mid Hants Observer, all published on a bi-weekly basis. The Hampshire Chronicle has been published daily except Sunday since 1774, making it one of the oldest newspapers in the United Kingdom. Further papers have been bought and merged to form the current Chronicle series.

The daily title has the largest circulation and its sister paper, The Surrey Observer, has a circulation of about 10,000. . There are also a number of popular magazines covering arts, culture and entertainment topics. Hampshire Life Magazine is published quarterly by HCC in association with Hampshire County Council, while Southampton Mag is produced twice a year by the University of Southampton Students'Union. Newspapers and magazines are also available in the Isle of Wight, which is served primarily by the Daily Echo, although Radio Isle of Wight publishes a more localised title.