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£70,000 Christmas challenge to make Southampton sparkle once more

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

IT’S the £70,000 challenge that could see Christmas lights sparkling in Southampton city centre once more.

£5,000 reward in hunt for burglars who targeted Saints legend Benali

Daily Echo: Francis Benali enters London and is greeted at QPR's Loftus Road stadium as Benali's Big Run goes into the final straight.

11:12am Friday 19th December 2014

A REWARD of up to £5,000 is being offered for information about the theft of items from Saints legend Francis Benali's Southampton home.

Fears over hundreds of new homes being built

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 19th December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fear hundreds of “unwanted” new homes could be built in Hampshire after a Government planning inspector threw out a council’s development blueprint.

130 jobs to be lost as care services are axed

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre home of the cash-strapped city council

7:43am Wednesday 17th December 2014

CIVIC chiefs last night gave the green light to axing services for some of Southampton’s most vulnerable residents.

Councillors accused of missing vital meeting to attend Christmas dinner

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

THREE councillors have been accused of choosing to go to a Christmas dinner rather than attend an important meeting on the future of a site in their ward.

Vulnerable adult services to close next year

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre home of the cash-strapped city council

6:14pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A CARE home, respite centre and day services for vulnerable adults in Southampton will close next year.

Bank to move 1,000 staff out of Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:21am Tuesday 16th December 2014

ONE of Southampton's biggest employers will leave the city next year.

Win a £100 gift card from M&S this Christmas

Daily Echo:

2:10pm Monday 15th December 2014

IT COULD provide you with all you need to celebrate the big day in style.

Bid to cash in on funding to prevent floods

Daily Echo:

11:10am Monday 15th December 2014

New project could help to generate more money from Government

Auction to help give Hampshire toddler perfect Christmas present

Daily Echo: James Mills needs a £50,000 for a vital operation to help him walk

8:10pm Friday 12th December 2014

DAILY Echo readers could give brave Hampshire toddler James Mills the perfect early Christmas present.

Booze ban for off-licence after selling alcohol to teens as young as 15

Daily Echo: BREAK FREE: The Life Church in Newton Aycliffe has joined forces with The Keys Project to help people break free from alcohol and drug addiction.

4:09pm Friday 12th December 2014

A HAMPSHIRE off-licence is to be closed after staff sold alcohol to teenagers as young as 15.

Plans for 1,100 new homes to be revealed today

Daily Echo:

10:55am Friday 12th December 2014

AN EXHIBITION will take place today to show plans that could see 1,100 new homes built on land in Hampshire.

Special immigration meeting arranged in city tomorrow

Daily Echo: Southampton Solent University.

10:41am Friday 12th December 2014

IMMIGRATION will be on the agenda at a specially-arranged public meeting in Southampton tomorrow.

Nativity 2014 - Three Kings of Weston Shore

Daily Echo:

9:20am Friday 12th December 2014

THREE pupils at a Southampton school were transformed into the three Kings of Weston Shore in our latest Nativity focus.

Firefighters honoured at celebration ceremony

Daily Echo:

11:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

THE county’s finest firefighters were recognised at a glitzy awards ceremony at the service’s headquarters last night.

UPDATE: Witness describes dramatic rescue after man falls from bridge

Daily Echo:

5:57pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A WITNESS has described the dramatic attempts to rescue a man who plunged 15ft into a Hampshire river.

New car showroom set to bring jobs boost

Daily Echo:

12:08pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

MORE than 20 new jobs could be created at a £2.5m new car showroom in Hampshire.

Closer look at pier plans for Southampton

Daily Echo:

7:46am Tuesday 9th December 2014

RESIDENTS have had their first chance to have their say on major plans for a new ferry terminal on Southampton’s waterfront.

Southampton's priceless heirlooms could be left 'unguarded'

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

5:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

PRICELESS heirlooms in Southampton’s Civic Centre could be left “unguarded” due to ongoing budget cuts, it is feared.

Home-made firework exploded in man's hand

Daily Echo:

3:10pm Monday 8th December 2014

Army bomb squad called in after student suffered severe injury

Specialist teams continue search at city centre 'explosion' home

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 8th December 2014

SPECIALIST teams were yesterday continuing to search a Southampton home where a man was left injured by homemade firework.

Parents dropped off kids with booze at party before police were called

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 8th December 2014

PARENTS dropped off their kids with alcohol at a party that got so out-of-control police had to be called.

Security guards praised after reviving heart attack victim in Southampton

Daily Echo:

4:00am Monday 8th December 2014

TWO security guards have been praised after their quick actions helped resuscitate a man who suffered a heart attack in a busy Hampshire high street.

Community at odds over pub expansion plan

Daily Echo: Anthony Nicholls in the Butcher's Hook in Bitterne Park Triangle

5:30am Monday 8th December 2014

PLANS to expand Hampshire’s first micropub have split a city community.

UPDATE: Heavy delays after city rail chaos

Daily Echo: Stationary trains at Southampton Central station following the closure of the lines.

3:23pm Saturday 6th December 2014

A TRESPASSER is causing delays and cancellations for travellers at Southampton Central station this afternoon.

Green Party launches city election campaign

Daily Echo:

3:17pm Saturday 6th December 2014

A GREEN Party candidate today formally launched her bid to become Southampton Test MP.

Black Friday records could be broken as thousands set to hit shops

Daily Echo:

10:20am Saturday 6th December 2014

Today is one of the busiest shopping days of the year – as thousands of people descend on stores across Hampshire in a bid to bag a Christmas bargain.

'It's a shambles' - carers' fury over cuts

Daily Echo:

8:32am Friday 5th December 2014

ANGRY carers last night confronted council chiefs over plans to cut services for some of Southampton’s most vulnerable people.

TOP 10: Bond Villains

Daily Echo:

4:47pm Thursday 4th December 2014

AS THE title and cast of the latest Bond film are announced, we look back at the top ten deadly villains the secret agent has faced in his 23 previous outings.

Civic chiefs start process that could lead to giant Solent City authority

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:48am Thursday 4th December 2014

CIVIC chiefs will write to a top Government minister to start the process that could lead to the creation of a giant Solent City authority.

First look at new dock plans

Daily Echo:

7:48am Thursday 4th December 2014

THIS is the vision for what a new ferry terminal in Southampton could look like.

Major Hampshire transport improvements promised in Autumn Statement

Daily Echo:

2:30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

MAJOR transport improvements, a freeze in fuel duty and a major overhaul of stamp duty have formed part of this year's Autumn Statement.

LIVE: Autumn Statement 2014

Daily Echo:

12:09pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Follow the Daily Echo's live coverage of the 2014 Autumn Statement and how it will affect Southampton and wider Hampshire.

Plans to be revealed for new £15m ferry terminal

Daily Echo:

11:13am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

PLANS for a new £15m ferry terminal in Southampton's flagship Royal Pier development are set to go on display.

Hampshire braces itself for Autumn Statement impact

Daily Echo: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

5:30am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

THOUSANDS of Hampshire residents await news over Government spending to be revealed in today's Autumn Statement.

Businesses hope for good news in George's Autumn Statement

Daily Echo: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, will deliver his fifth Autumn Statement on December 3.

11:15am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

TOMORROW Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement.

Three buildings celebrate success in architecture awards

Daily Echo:

10:36am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

NEW school and university buildings and a museum were named the winners in awards celebrating the best new architecture in the Solent region.

Council cuts set to hit services for vulnerable

Daily Echo: Lynette Hall with daughter Jennie

8:44am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

VITAL services helping Southampton’s most vulnerable residents could be “decimated” with council chiefs looking to press on with more than £1.5m of cuts and slashing almost 130 jobs.

Multiple crashes causing delays for morning rush hour

Daily Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

MOTORISTS are facing major delays this morning after crashes on several main routes in Hampshire.

Funfair withdraws Hampshire bid

Daily Echo: FREE RIDES: Schoolchildren enjoy the dodgems

12:33pm Friday 28th November 2014

PLANS to allow a funfair to use land in Hampshire as a permanent base have been withdrawn.

Art gallery to host painting workshop

Daily Echo: Children's art workshop at Southampton's City Art Gallery

12:20pm Friday 28th November 2014

A PAINTING workshop at Southampton’s City Art Gallery will take place tomorrow.

City museum to host Christmas spectacular

Daily Echo: The Tudor House Museum.

11:48am Friday 28th November 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S Tudor House museum will host a two-day Christmas spectacular on December 6 and 7.

New platform could be added to railway station

Daily Echo: Stationary trains at Southampton Central station following the closure of the lines.

7:27am Friday 28th November 2014

TWO new platforms could be added to Southampton Central railway station.

Thousands of shoppers braced for Black Friday bonanza

Daily Echo: Huge rise in Christmas shoppers at WestQuay

4:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

BRACE yourself - it's set to be a shopping day unlike any other.

REVEALED: The staggering cost paid out by drivers using the Itchen Bridge

Daily Echo: Anger grows over Itchen Bridge charges

4:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE Itchen Bridge has raked in tens of millions of pounds since it opened - and more than £20million in the past seven years alone.

Leadership is key at South Coast Business Works 2015

Daily Echo:

12:41pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

LEADERSHIP will be the subject of a keynote speech at the South Coast Business Works 2015.

Rejected plans for directly elected mayor a 'missed opportunity'

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

11:43am Tuesday 25th November 2014

BUSINESS leaders in Southampton say the rejection of plans for a directly elected city mayor and fewer elections is a “missed opportunity” for the city.

Leadership the subject of keynote speech at business event

Daily Echo:

11:15am Tuesday 25th November 2014

LEADERSHIP will be the subject of a keynote speech at the South Coast Business Works 2015, taking place in Southampton next year.

Future of former police building to be decided

Daily Echo:

11:53am Monday 24th November 2014

PLANS to sell off and knock down a historic police building in Southampton and build new homes could receive the go-ahead tomorrow.

Car parking charges in huge shake-up across city

Daily Echo:

8:39am Monday 24th November 2014

THE cost of parking in Southampton city centre could fall as part of a shake-up of charges that will be brought in next year.

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