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Son's murder has "ruined" family, says heartbroken mother

Daily Echo:

6:30am Friday 19th December 2014

The mother of murder victim Choudhry Zishan has said his death has ruined her family in every way possible.

Cash crisis college principal to stand down

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 19th December 2014

THE principal of a Hampshire college that is being forced to merge owing to a cash crisis is to step down.

College 'not financially viable' and could be merged

Daily Echo:

1:45pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A HAMPSHIRE college could be merged by the next academic year owing to a cash crisis that threatens its future.

Southampton Airport's £1bn sale finalised

Daily Echo:

11:52am Thursday 18th December 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Airport bosses have said it will be business as usual after it was taken over by a new firm.

Romsey Primary rated 'good' by Ofsted

Daily Echo:

11:39am Thursday 18th December 2014

CHRISTMAS came early for one Hampshire school after government inspectors rated it “good” for the first time in its history.

Brothers facing life in prison for murder

Daily Echo:

8:23am Thursday 18th December 2014

THEY committed the most brutal of crimes together and are today facing life in prison together.

University of Southampton among best in the country for research

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE UNIVERSITY of Southampton has been named among the best in the country for the impact its research has had on the world.

Police defend officers who came across brothers shortly before murder

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police superintendent Paul Barton

4:46pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

HAMPSHIRE police have defended the actions of officers who came into contact with the McKinley brothers shortly before they carried out the brutal murder of Choudhry Zishan.

UPDATE: Brothers guilty of murdering newsagent

Daily Echo:

2:21pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

TWO BROTHERS have been found guilty of murdering a Hampshire newsagent just yards from his home.

UPDATE: Jury sent home in newsagent murder trial

Daily Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE JURY in the trial of two brother accused of murdering a Hampshire newsagent have retired to consider their verdicts.

School league tables: City schools are rocketing up the performance tables

Daily Echo:

10:15am Thursday 11th December 2014

THE rise and rise of Southampton schools continues with the city rocketing up performance league tables again.

School league tables - how did your school do?

Daily Echo:

9:30am Thursday 11th December 2014

PRIMARY schools in Southampton continue their climb as the latest school league tables are released.

Win £100 to spend at Tesco

Daily Echo:

12:34pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

PREPARING for Christmas rarely happens without several trips to the supermarket. Today we can make that ritual a little bit easier as we are giving away a £100 gift card for Tesco.

In-depth review launched into hospital deaths

Daily Echo:

11:06am Wednesday 10th December 2014

A HILLSBOROUGH-style review into the care and subsequent deaths of older people at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has been launched.

Probe continues after man injured in firework 'explosion'

Daily Echo:

4:30am Sunday 7th December 2014

POLICE were last night continuing to search a Hampshire property where a man was injured by a homemade firework.

UPDATE AND VIDEO: Man taken to hospital and house cordoned off after 'explosion'

Daily Echo:

12:28pm Saturday 6th December 2014

POLICE have cordoned off a Southampton home and a man has been taken to hospital for burns injuries suffered in an explosion.

Lorry blaze brings major route to standstill

Daily Echo:

6:10am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

MOTORISTS were stuck in miles of tailbacks after a lorry blaze brought a busy Hamsphire road to a standstill.

Young entrepreneurs pitch big ideas

Daily Echo:

2:10pm Friday 28th November 2014

BUDDING entrepreneurs had the chance to shine at a presentation event at Itchen College.

LIVE: Trial begins of two brothers accused of murdering Hampshire newsagent

Daily Echo:

1:46pm Thursday 27th November 2014

The trial of two brothers accused of murdering Hampshire newsagent Choudhry Zishan is due to start this afternoon.

School goes from rock bottom to top of the class in a year

Daily Echo:

11:10am Tuesday 25th November 2014

Just one year ago one city secondary school was rated as one of the worst in the county, now they have turned fortunes around to be rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

100 children waiting to be adopted

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4:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

TODAY the Daily Echo is backing a major campaign to try and find more parents who are willing adopt children after figures revealed almost 100 children in Hampshire are on adoption waiting lists.

Academy honours success of its students with glittering awards ceremony

Daily Echo:

11:30am Monday 24th November 2014

BUSINESS leaders of the future were honoured at an inaugural awards ceremony at a Hampshire school.

Determined Alex takes his first steps towards walking up the aisle

Daily Echo:

4:00am Monday 24th November 2014

DETERMINED Alex Lewis has taken his first unaided steps - a year after losing all four of his limbs to Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Thousands turn out to launch countdown to Christmas

Daily Echo:

5:18pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

THE countdown to Christmas is officially underway in two Hampshire towns as thousands gathered to watch the annual festive lights switch-on.

Controversial hospital Burger King outlet to shut

Daily Echo:

4:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

For almost 20 years Burger King has had an outlet at Southampton General Hospital, which has prompted criticism from health organisations and even Parliament.

'No' to cull of councillors - but what do they do?

Daily Echo:

11:35am Friday 21st November 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S politicians have been asked to justify their positions in office after rejecting plans to axe a third of their number over fears their workload would be too big.

New £10m private junior school taking shape

Daily Echo:

12:48pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A NEW private junior school in Winchester will see a rise in its intake of pupils by as much as 70 per cent.

Motorway crash victim named by police

Daily Echo:

2:01pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

POLICE have today named a woman who was killed after a crash on a Hampshire motorway.

Couple together for 70 years died within a day of each other

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON couple who were together for 70 years died within just a day of each other.

Don't sell off our sports centre land - for anything!

Daily Echo: Southampton Sports Centre from the air

9:42am Saturday 8th November 2014

A CAMPAIGN group has urged council chiefs to keep a historic sports centre in its entirety - and not sell it off for housing land.

Students' outstanding achievements recognised

Daily Echo:

12:22pm Friday 7th November 2014

TOASTING the success of students from City College Southampton was in full swing last night as a ceremony was staged to recognise achievement.

Acid bath blaze sparks chemical alert

Daily Echo: Hazmat teams in Nursling

1:35pm Thursday 6th November 2014

THERE has been a chemical alert after an acid bath caught fire.

Schools set to expand - at last

Daily Echo:

11:32am Thursday 6th November 2014

PLANS to expand two schools in Southam-pton look like they are finally getting off the drawing board.

Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated by the WI

Daily Echo: 'Sho won't do it so I go to a prostitute'

12:47pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

PLANS that were feared could have led to the further criminalisation of prostitutes have been defeated thanks to a long running campaign spearheaded by the Hampshire Women's Institute.

Lecturers launch boycott over pensions row

Daily Echo: Exterior of Southampton University

7:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

TODAY lecturers at the a Hampshire university will begin a boycott of marking in a national row over pensions.

Motorway tailbacks after four-car collision

Daily Echo:

1:38pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

AN accident is causing tailbacks on the M27 after four cars were involved in a collision.

Thieves in £3,000 raid on bike shed

Daily Echo: Hampshire police need more cash.

11:48am Sunday 2nd November 2014

CYCLISTS in Eastleigh are being urged to be on their guard after more than £3,000 worth of bikes were stolen.

Taking cars away 'was a last resort'

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

MOVING cars from a Southampton street to allow workmen to repaint the road markings was a “last resort”, according to council bosses.

Jail for driver after he went eight miles in the wrong direction on motorway

Daily Echo:

5:03pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTORIST has been jailed after he drove for eight miles in the wrong direction up the motorway.

Harry Styles and Breaking Bad - in a Jack O'Lantern

Daily Echo:

1:09pm Friday 31st October 2014

PUMPKIN carving has been taken to a whole new level by one Hampshire dad who latest masterpiece was inspired by his daughter's love of One Direction.

Locked in a cell for Hallowe'en - in tribute to Harry Houdini

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BEING locked in a cold dark cell on Hallowe’en is most people’s idea of a nightmare.

UPDATED: Road reopened after motorbike crash causes delays

Daily Echo:

2:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to avoid a busy Southampton road after a collision between a car and motorbike.

Mourners gather for Pennie's funeral

Daily Echo:

2:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOURNERS have today gathered in Southampton for the funeral of Pennie Davis.

Students 'let down' by poor marking have exam results increased

Daily Echo: RAISING STANDARDS: The two-year Schools Challenge Cymru scheme is the latest in a series of measures to drive up Welsh exam results.

3:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STUDENTS across Hampshire have been let down by poor exam marking according to headteachers across the county.

Celebrating Hampshire's first class citizens

Daily Echo:

12:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

IT was a ceremony to remember for hundreds of teenagers as their graduation was staged last night.

City slashing truancy rates

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 17th October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON is winning the truancy battle after latest figures showed the number of pupils skipping school has halved in the past four years.

UPDATED: Man taken to hospital after chemical spill at Hampshire college

Daily Echo:

3:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ROADS around a Hampshire college have been closed after a suspected chemical spill in the car park.

Students scramble at annual 'bunfight'

Daily Echo:

9:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

MORE than 5,500 students turned out to make sure they made the most of their time at Southampton University.

X-Factor star goes back to school

Daily Echo:

10:52am Thursday 9th October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON youngsters got a taste of The X Factor when former finalist Kitty Brucknell performed at their school.

Ebola advice issued to universities

Daily Echo: Handout photo issued by the MoD of a medical exercise which took place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York, before more than 100 Army medics are sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

5:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

UNIVERSITIES in Hampshire have been issued with guidance over what to do if a student contracts Ebola.

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