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Fears health services could "vanish" due to funding cuts

Daily Echo: Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith (36983836)

5:04am Saturday 5th September 2015

CIVIC chiefs in Southampton fear some of the city's health services could "vanish" due to proposed Government funding cuts.

Green organisation handed top award

Daily Echo: 12 April 2012 - Southampton Councillors and party representatives take part in a speed dating session to sell their party to voters in 5 minutes -Tory council leader Cllr Royston Smith. (34541066)

10:44am Friday 4th September 2015

AN ORGANISATION set up to boost the South's low carbon and environmental technology firms has been handed a top award.

Free event to launch art exhibition

Daily Echo: City Art Gallery, Southampton Saturday 14th May 2011. Stock, exterior. (37530995)

10:39am Friday 4th September 2015

A FREE event will launch the latest exhibition at Southampton's City Art Gallery.

Saints legend backs heart attack survivor's defibrillator bid

Daily Echo: Rachel Adams 22.8.15 Charity Fun Day at Royal Victoria Park in aid of Brian Marshall. Pic: 3 legged race. (36297835)

4:32am Friday 4th September 2015

IT'S the small device that probably saved a Hampshire grandfather's life.

Thieves steal safe from Hampshire pub

Daily Echo:

2:54pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

THIEVES broke into a Hampshire pub before making off with a safe containing cash.

Half of city youngsters missing out on nursery places

Daily Echo: Southampton City Council cabinet member for education Dan Jeffery (36965106)

12:32pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

HALF of eligible youngsters in Southampton are missing out on nursery places.

Southampton headteacher to help struggling schools

Daily Echo: 13 Dec 2012 - Thornhill Primary School celebrate becoming the most improved school in England - (centre l-r) Deputy head Kerry Harris (soon to be co-head) and school head Ellen Humphries celebrate their success with all their pupils and teaching team (373

12:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON headteacher has been appointed to a top role where she will help to support struggling schools.

Shared house plan for city high street

Daily Echo:

10:48am Thursday 3rd September 2015

PLANS to turn a family home in Southampton into a shared house have been filed with the city council.

City flats bid refused

Daily Echo:

10:47am Thursday 3rd September 2015

PLANS to create eight new flats at a site behind Bitterne Road in Southampton have been refused by city council planners.

Port to mark Merchant Navy Day

Daily Echo: Holyrood Church, High Street, Southampton, Merchant Navy Association holding annual special service for families and friends of those lost at sea in war and peacetime.  30/8/15.
Mayor Linda Norris placing the first wreath (37014084)

10:10am Thursday 3rd September 2015

THE Red Ensign, emblem of the Merchant Navy, will fly at each of Associated British Ports’ (ABP) 21 UK ports, including Southampton, to mark Merchant Navy Day today.

'Southern powerhouse' plans that could bring thousands of homes and jobs to Hampshire to be sent to Government

Daily Echo:

12:28pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

PLANS for a “historic” devolution deal that could lead to thousands of new homes, transport improvements across Hampshire and create hundreds of jobs are set to be sent to Government ministers.

Councillors to lead fight against closure of Southampton health centre

Daily Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

OPPOSITION councillors say they will oppose the proposed closure of Southampton’s Bitterne walk-in centre.

World's biggest car carrier to make first appearance in Southampton

Daily Echo: World's biggest car carrier to make first appearance in Southampton

4:44pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

THE world’s biggest car carrier is set to make its first appearance in Southampton next week.

Devolution could protect Hampshire communities from large-scale developments

Daily Echo: Councillor Sean Woodward

4:30am Tuesday 1st September 2015

A HAMPSHIRE council leader says that he hopes a devolution of powers to Hampshire could provide more protection for communities potentially affected by hundreds of new homes.

Hampshire firm bought out by rival

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 1st September 2015

A HAMPSHIRE marine firm has completed the purchase of a neighbouring marine engineering company.

City's new £140m technology centre in bid to serve booze

Daily Echo: City's new £140m technology centre in bid to serve booze

3:48pm Monday 31st August 2015

BOOZE could soon be on sale at receptions and events at a £140m new technology centre at the University of Southampton.

Work set to finish on Hampshire crossing

Daily Echo:

3:42pm Monday 31st August 2015

WORK is set to finish on a puffin crossing in Twyford.

Support Southampton hospital by having a will written

Daily Echo: Exterior shots / GV / stock of Southampton General Hospital. Sent to us by SGH for use in any future articles. (27553699)

3:16pm Monday 31st August 2015

PEOPLE in Hampshire can support the work of Southampton Hospital Charity by having their wills written in September.

Forum to discuss future of Southampton's new arts complex

Daily Echo: Forum to discuss future of Southampton's new arts complex

2:07pm Monday 31st August 2015

CULTURE vultures in Southampton are being urged to take part in a discussion about the future of the city’s new arts complex.

Public forum to discuss Southampton's problems

Daily Echo:

12:30pm Monday 31st August 2015

THE Western Docks Consultation Forum will hold an open meeting in Southampton next month.

Hampshire sailors set off on challenge of a lifetime

Daily Echo: The Clipper Race yachts passing under Tower Bridge at the official launch of the race (37015347)

9:26am Monday 31st August 2015

IT’S one of the most challenging sporting events on the globe.

PICTURES & VIDEO: Southampton's Got Talent steals the show

Daily Echo:

4:10am Tuesday 1st September 2015

FROM magicians and dancers to singers as young as 11, a popular event showed that Southampton’s got plenty of talent.

More vulnerable children living in foster care in Hampshire - here's how you can help

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 1st September 2015

PEOPLE in Hampshire are being urged to come forward and change vulnerable children’s lives as it was revealed there has been a big rise in the number of youngsters living in foster care.

Hampshire sailors set off on epic Clipper Race adventure

Daily Echo:

5:08pm Sunday 30th August 2015

DOZENS of Hampshire sailors have set on an epic round-the-world adventure after the Clipper Race began this afternoon.

Power cut blacks out more than 1,000 Hampshire homes

Daily Echo: 40-hour power-cut angers residents

5:05pm Sunday 30th August 2015

MORE than 1,000 properties in Hampshire are without power this evening due to a major power cut.

Labour race 'electrifying' voters in Hampshire

Daily Echo: How will Labour battle impact Hampshire?

5:02am Sunday 30th August 2015

IT’S the leadership contest some say has “electrified” Labour and that will take the party back to its roots.

Staff become heroes for Hampshire hospice

Daily Echo: Naomi House children's hospice

10:18am Saturday 29th August 2015

STAFF at a store in Hampshire will become caped crusaders and daring superheroes for one day of fundraising.

Learn about history of female equality in Southampton

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:09pm Friday 28th August 2015

YOU can learn about the history of women's equality at Dukes Keep in Southampton today (Aug 28).

Fun of the fairground to return to Southampton

Daily Echo: 5 things to do at Gunwharf Quays this Bank Holiday

8:35am Friday 28th August 2015

THE B. Cole and Son Family Fairground will be back in Southampton's Common for five days.

Two men arrested over life-risking stunt on Southampton railway line

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police. (27151518)

12:10am Friday 28th August 2015

TWO men have been arrested after CCTV was released showing one man risking his life by trespassing on a railway line in Southampton.

How safe do you feel in Southampton?

Daily Echo: Above Bar Street as it is today

6:40am Friday 28th August 2015

PEOPLE in Southampton are being asked to say how safe they feel in their area as part of a council survey.

Bingo fans look forward to new club opening in Southampton

Daily Echo:

8:31am Wednesday 26th August 2015

BINGO-LOVERS in Southampton can sign up for the new Gala venue in Antelope Park.

Hundreds greet Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn

Daily Echo:

12:10am Wednesday 26th August 2015

LABOUR leadersehip frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn spoke to hundreds of supporters in Hampshire.

'Southern Powerhouse' could create thousands of homes and jobs

Daily Echo:

4:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

THOUSANDS of new jobs and homes could be created if bids for a "Southern Powerhouse" in Hampshire get the nod from Government ministers.

Princess to be guest of honour at Southampton's Festival of Remembrance

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

THE great-granddaughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination sparked the First World War, will be the guest of honour at this year’s Festival of Remembrance in Southampton.

Helping hand for teens planning their futures

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

ADVICE is on hand for thousands of Hampshire youngsters who are preparing for the future after their GCSE results.

Former Hampshire policeman believed dead in Shoreham air disaster

Daily Echo:

1:00am Tuesday 25th August 2015

A FORMER Hampshire police officer is believed to have been killed after a vintage aircraft crash in Shoreham.

Hampshire Police brought in on probe into fatal Shoreham air crash tragedy

Daily Echo:

4:30am Tuesday 25th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE police officers are helping with the investigation into a fatal air crash that killed at least 11 people.

Southampton coffee shop in expansion

Daily Echo: The new Mettricks coffee house in Above Bar, Southampton (36226711)

12:13pm Monday 24th August 2015

AN INDEPENDENT coffee house in Southampton has expanded to open its second outlet next to one of the city’s most historic landmarks.

City MP to hold referendum over assisted dying bill

Daily Echo: Royston Smith

7:40am Monday 24th August 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON MP will hold a referendum with city residents before he votes on whether terminally ill people should be allowed to end their own lives.

Super-Fran takes on Superman for charity award

Daily Echo:

7:00am Monday 24th August 2015

ONE'S the tireless man of steel who's gone above and beyond the call of duty to help others - and the other one's Superman.

Plans to axe libraries in Southampton halted

Daily Echo:

4:30am Monday 24th August 2015

PLANS that will see Southampton City Council no longer running six libraries have been stalled by opposition councillors.

City pub that closed after brawl set for big transformation

Daily Echo: CCTV of brawl in Dorchester pub, Bevois Valley. Man in check shirt kicks his victim after throwing him to the ground. (32739450)

5:02am Sunday 23rd August 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON pub that closed after a mass brawl and criticism from police is set for new use as a shop.

Southampton council 'struggling' with surge of children taken into care

Daily Echo: Sharp drop in adoption applications

4:00am Sunday 23rd August 2015

THE growing number of children being taken into care in Southampton is has sparked concern the authority may struggle to cope in the future.

PHOTOS: Demolition of Ford factory nears completion

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 22nd August 2015

IT’S the iconic building that has towered over north Southampton for years.

It’s game time - get your own business on board

Daily Echo:

3:04pm Friday 21st August 2015

IT’S the board game that has brought the streets of Southampton to dining tables across the UK.

Hampshire bus firm to say final goodbyes on one last journey

Daily Echo: Brian Botley MD of Brijan Tours who was awarded the freedom of London  (35785970)

8:16am Thursday 20th August 2015

FOR decades its buses and coaches were a familiar sight on the roads of Hampshire, taking thousands of county residents from A to B.

Which Southampton building could win award for being the worst in Britain?

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

Nicknamed the “fag butt", it has been shortlisted as one of the country’s worst new buildings.

Popular Southampton bar to reopen as 'brewhouse and barbecue'

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 18th August 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON bar that suddenly closed its doors last month is set to reopen under new management and a new name.

Decision day for future of six under threat Southampton libraries

Daily Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 18th August 2015

IT’S decision day on the future of six Southampton libraries.

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