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43 Peter Symonds students get offers from Oxbridge

Daily Echo:

5:01pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THIS bunch of bright sparks have already secured offers from the top universities in the country.

Marwell reveals new animal for this year's art trail

Daily Echo:

6:34pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

ZEBRAS will be spotted across Southampton next summer after it was revealed the stripy animal will be the animal of choice for this year’s trail.

Residents evacuated after fire at Southampton flats

Daily Echo:

2:06pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze that has broken out in student halls in Southampton.

GAGGED: Children's service boss silenced over failings when three young boys died

Daily Echo:

4:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

THE MAN at the helm of children's services in Southampton when four young boys died within months of each other has been gagged from revealing what went wrong, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Why a death like that of schoolboy Blake Fowler should never happen again

Daily Echo:

5:00am Sunday 22nd February 2015

The shocking story of the seven-year-old boy who died after years of neglect and abuse has forced a major rethink by local authorities to avoid a tragedy happening again.

IN HIDING: Mother and step-father of boy who suffered years of abuse and neglect flee home

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 20th February 2015

THE MOTHER and step-father of a seven year old boy who suffered years of abuse and neglect in their care have gone into hiding.

BLAKE FOWLER: Family of neglected boy who died after years of abuse bid to have criminal case reviewed

Daily Echo: Blake Fowler

6:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

THE FAMILY of Blake Fowler who a damning report concluded was the victim of years of abuse and neglect before he died, are to bidding to have the criminal case reviewed.

Police searching for mobile phone in hunt for missing Southampton mum

Daily Echo:

9:39am Wednesday 18th February 2015

MORE searches are being carried out today as police intensify their efforts to find missing Southampton mum Charlene McClusky.

Agencies apologise for the failings that led to young boy's death

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

WHETHER Blake Fowler would have been alive today if the authorities had taken the action they should have done will never be known for certain.

Neglected boy, 7, left watching porn, given vodka to drink and lived in fear before his death

Daily Echo: Blake Fowler

6:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE true story behind the horrific errors and years of abuse that led to the death of seven-year-old Blake Fowler - and still no one has been called to account.

Is 50 Shades of Grey spicing up Southampton's love lives?

Daily Echo:

10:13am Saturday 14th February 2015

VALENTINE’S DAY – a time for romance, candlelight and flowers, but this year it is set to have a slightly more saucy edge to it with the eagerly anticipated release of 50 Shades of Grey.

Motorbikes caught doing 123mph in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Advanced Motorcycle Lectures

5:30am Thursday 12th February 2015

TWO MOTORCYCLISTS were clocked speeding at more than 100 mph on the same stretch of a Hampshire road.

MP calls for rethink on degrees

Daily Echo:

1:18pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

SOUTHAMPTON Itchen MP John Denham has called for a rethink on higher education, suggesting that a change to three-year degree courses should be considered to meet the needs of businesses.

City adoption list halved in two months

Daily Echo:

11:00am Monday 9th February 2015

THE number of children waiting to be adopted in Southampton has more than halved in two months.

Early exam joy for pupils

Daily Echo:

11:20am Thursday 5th February 2015

WHILST summer is the time for students to sweat out their exams, some pupils have got in on the act early.

3D platform allows skiers to race across the world

Daily Echo:

4:59pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

SOUTHAMPTON technicians are today leading a groundbreaking battle that will see a professional skier race against two online gamers in the world's first interactive 'mixed reality' downhill ski race.

Fears grow for missing Hampshire man

Daily Echo:

12:43pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A POLICE search is underway for a man who has gone missing from his Hampshire home.

Thugs beat dog walker and rob him of £200

Daily Echo:

9:40am Thursday 29th January 2015

A DOG-walker was kicked in the stomach and robbed by a gang of thugs.

Teens more likely to smoke in Southampton and Hampshire than in other parts of the country

Daily Echo: Shocking statistics behind schoolchildren's smoking habit

12:00pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

TEENAGERS are more likely to smoke in Southampton and Hampshire than in other parts of the country, new figures have revealed.

Tributes after student falls to their death from high rise flats

Daily Echo:

12:06pm Saturday 24th January 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a student who fell from a high rise flat complex in Southampton.

£60 fines for parents who allow children to repeatedly skip school

Daily Echo: TRUANCY: School truancy rates in Bradford are joint worst in Yorkshire

3:53pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

SCHOOLS in Hampshire are set to get tougher with parents who allow their children to repeatedly skip school.

Student dies after plunging 60ft from high rise flats

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 16th January 2015

A STUDENT has plunged to his death from a high rise flat complex in Southampton.

£1m grant for University of Southampton to fund research into global marine and maritime issues

Daily Echo:

10:50am Thursday 15th January 2015

MORE than £1m has been awarded to the University of Southampton to fund research into global marine and maritime issues.

FOOD REVIEW: Shrimp and Burger, Bedford Place, Southampton

Daily Echo:

12:35pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

GETTING a top class burger without having to pay the earth is something of a rarity these days.

University awarded £1m to help tackle future maritime challenges

Daily Echo:

9:53am Wednesday 14th January 2015

MORE than £1m has been awarded to the University of Southampton to fund research into global marine and maritime issues.

Defiant family's march urging funding for life-prolonging treatment

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

A HAMPSHIRE family will be pounding the streets of London today in a bid to urge health chiefs to fund a life-prolonging treatment for their little boy.

'Get vaccinated' urge doctors as flu virus mutates

Daily Echo:

7:57am Friday 9th January 2015

DOCTORS have urged the public to still get vaccinated against flu, despite the jab not protecting them against a severe new strain.

BANNED: School bans pupils from eating crisps

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 9th January 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON school has banned pupils from eating crisps.

Families in Southampton set to benefit from lottery funding

Daily Echo:

1:06pm Thursday 8th January 2015

FAMILIES living in a Southampton community are set to benefit from more than a quarter of a million pounds worth of lottery funding.

Severe flu strain doubles emergency hospital admissions

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

11:38am Thursday 8th January 2015

A SEVERE strain of the flu has led to double the amount of emergency admissions to Southampton General Hospital.

Meet the Hampshire actress sharing the billboard with a Hollywood A-lister

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 8th January 2015

SHE was tipped as a star of tomorrow and Hampshire actress Rosie Day is certainly living up to that billing.

How could they? - car vandals leave disabled girl stranded

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 7th January 2015

CAR owners have been left counting the cost after vandals went on a rampage using a catapult in drive-by style attacks.

Vandals smash up almost 50 cars in rampage

Daily Echo:

12:27pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

VANDALS damaged almost 50 cars in a series of overnight crime sprees.

Take That star ties the knot

Daily Echo: Take That star Howard Donald

9:50am Tuesday 6th January 2015

TAKE That singer and Hampshire resident Howard Donald has tied the knot.

Hampshire nurse to spend Christmas Day fighting Ebola

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

SHE could have been at home in Hampshire surrounded by her family and friends – but brave nurse Natalie Mounter knew there was only one place she had to be on Christmas Day.

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.

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