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Veteran politician hits the campaign trail in Hampshire to back Lib Dem candidate

Daily Echo:

1:38pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

‎VETERAN politician Shirley Williams hit the campaign trail on a visit to a Hampshire town.

Drivers waste 80 HOURS stuck in traffic on Southampton's roads

Daily Echo:

4:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015

FED up drivers are spending an extra 80 hours a year stuck in jams on Southampton’s roads, it can be revealed.

ELECTION 2015: Parties begin to battle for Number 10

Daily Echo: Local MP's are calling on David Cameron to halt the lifting of restrictions.

3:55pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

PUBLIC spending and business took centre stage yesterday as the general election campaign started in earnest.

Rose Road charity to close its shops

Daily Echo:

10:28am Tuesday 31st March 2015

A LEADING Hampshire charity is closing all three of its shops due to falling profits, with four jobs set to be axed.

Worker breaks leg in construction site accident at WestQuay in Southampton

Daily Echo:

7:51am Tuesday 31st March 2015

FIRE crews rescued a man who had fallen down a trench at a construction site in Southampton and broken his leg.

Falling profits forces children's charity to axe all of its shops

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

A LEADING Hampshire charity is closing all three of its shops due to falling profits, with four jobs set to be axed.

Labour officially launch election campaign in Southampton

Daily Echo:

10:27am Monday 30th March 2015

HAMPSHIRE’S would-be MPs have been busy campaigning for months already – but today is the day the election campaign formally begins.

£3.7m overhaul of tatty Southampton council homes unveiled

Daily Echo:

8:55am Monday 30th March 2015

A MULTI-MILLION-pound project to overhaul tatty council homes in a Southampton estate has been completed.

Southampton GPs to expand services after £3m Government boost

Daily Echo: A group of doctors has suggested that GPs should charge certain patients for some services

5:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

THOUSANDS of people across Southampton will soon be able to see GPs during evenings and over weekends after a £3m Government cash boost.

Southampton's £40m arts complex a step closer

Daily Echo:

3:35pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A MAJOR landmark has been reached in the creation of Southampton's £40m arts complex.

Museum evacuated after fire alert

Daily Echo: The SeaCity Museum

1:25pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

DOZENS of people, including 60 school children were evacuated from a Hampshire museum.

Boost for rail passengers as part of £50m extra cash

Daily Echo:

12:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

RAIL services in Hampshire will share in a £50m funding boost that will create thousands of new seats.

Golf course sold

Daily Echo: Golf club gaffe could cost New Forest £100,000

9:55am Wednesday 25th March 2015

A POPULAR Hampshire golf course has been sold.

Community hero helps kick-start Southampton's new £80m leisure complex

Daily Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 18th March 2015

A COMMUNITY hero from Southampton helped to kick-start construction work at the city's £80m new leisure complex.

Family's plea to help find missing man

Daily Echo:

7:39am Tuesday 17th March 2015

THE family of a missing man have made an emotional appeal for information.

Sky Ride is coming back! See hundreds of pictures from previous Sky Rides in our special gallery

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

THOUSANDS of cyclists will take to the streets of Southampton once more as a popular one-day event returns to the city.

Appeal after much-loved wooden bear stolen

Daily Echo:

11:10am Monday 16th March 2015

HIS wooden muzzle and raised paw have been a familiar sight in a Hampshire town for more than a decade, delighting generations of youngsters, but now residents are being urged to “go on a bear hunt” to find much-loved Bruno the brown bear after he was stolen by thieves.

It's Benali's big bash!

Daily Echo:

9:02pm Sunday 15th March 2015

SAINTS legend Francis Benali swapped his running gear for a smart black suit as he hosted a glitzy dinner to celebrate his remarkable charity exploits and raise even more money for Cancer Research UK.

Hotel plan could create 60 jobs

Daily Echo:

4:00am Monday 16th March 2015

A MULTI-MILLION pound new hotel could create up to 60 jobs in Southampton.

Southampton could be set for park and ride scheme

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 16th March 2015

PARK and ride schemes could be one of the answers to solving Southampton’s air pollution crisis, the Daily Echo can reveal.

UPDATE: Two arrested after four injured by car in busy city centre nightspot

Daily Echo:

12:10am Monday 16th March 2015

FOUR people are in hospital after being hit by a car in a busy Southampton nightspot.

Burlesque, belly-laughs and British food favourites - new venue opening today has it all under one roof

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

SOUTHAMPTON’S newest venue will be the city’s first fringe-style cabaret theatre which will host touring theatre companies and productions put on by local groups.

Police hunt for thief who stole electrical goods from John Lewis

Daily Echo:

2:33pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

THIS is the man police want to speak to about a theft of electrical equipment from John Lewis in Southampton.

MISSING: Concern grows for teenager missing after the death of her mother

Daily Echo:

10:54am Wednesday 11th March 2015

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing Hampshire teenager who reportedly suffered a breakdown in a town centre.

Burglars chased off from Southampton home

Daily Echo: Hampshire police need more cash.

10:22am Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE owner of a home in Southampton interrupted burglars who were ransacking their home.

Investigation launched after man plunges from Southampton tower block

Daily Echo:

12:10am Thursday 12th March 2015

POLICE are investigating the death of a man at a tower block in Southampton.

BRITANNIA: Stars out in force for Royal occasion

Daily Echo:

7:20am Wednesday 11th March 2015

FAMOUS faces were out in force as the Queen named Britannia at Southampton’s dockside.

PICTURES: Confetti rains down as Queen names Britannia in Southampton

Daily Echo:

12:39pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A SHOWER of red, blue and white confetti rained down as the Queen named the cruise liner Britannia in Southampton today.

REVIEW: Paul Weller

Daily Echo:

9:50am Monday 9th March 2015

WATCHING Paul Weller rip through a 24-song, two encore set in less than two hours it is hard to think that The Jam’s first single was released back in 1977.

Bid to prise more power away from Westminster and give it to Hampshire

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

9:00am Sunday 8th March 2015

SOUTH Hampshire’s civic leaders have taken the next step on the road to creating a new authority to grab key powers for the South from Westminster.

March against closure of city care home

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 7th March 2015

DOZENS of people will march through Southampton today to protest at the closure of a city care home.

Tributes paid to pensioner killed in high street crash in Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:05am Friday 6th March 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-known former fireman after his car crashed into a bench on a busy Southampton street.

Club's plea to open until 4am - or face closure due to new 'tax'

Daily Echo:

11:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

BOSSES at a Southampton music venue say they have been forced to launch a bid to stay open until 4am due to a new tax imposed on bars and clubs by the city council.

New £140m centre is shaping the future of shipping

Daily Echo:

1:27pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

IT’S the new £140m centre that could lead to ground-breaking research being developed in Southampton.

Just days left for campaign to save Southampton libraries

Daily Echo:

7:53am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THERE are just days left for residents to have their say on the future of closure-threatened libraries in Southampton.

Sixth man charged for string of burglaries across Hampshire

Daily Echo:

12:07pm Friday 27th February 2015

A SIXTH man has been charged by police following a string of burglaries across Hampshire and the south.

Search is on for hero to launch £80m scheme

Daily Echo:

10:40am Monday 23rd February 2015

THE hunt is on for a community hero to mark the start of work on an £80m leisure scheme set to transform the heart of Southampton.

First look at £70m 1,000-home complex set for Hampshire

Daily Echo:

9:59am Monday 23rd February 2015

THIS is the vision for more than 1,000 new homes on the outskirts of a Hampshire town.

Three men charged with attempted murder after stabbing

Daily Echo:

12:10am Monday 23rd February 2015

Three men will appear in court today charged with with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Hampshire.

UPDATE: Police search Hampshire road after woman attacked

Daily Echo:

4:50am Monday 23rd February 2015

POLICE have today cordoned off a Hampshire road after a woman was assaulted during the early hours of this morning.

'Hundreds still love Eliot' - friends support perv ex-teacher who kept boys' underwear

Daily Echo:

3:27pm Saturday 21st February 2015

FRIENDS of disgraced ex-teacher Eliot Easterby have defended the former Scout leader, saying he is a “kind man” and a “great guy”.

Illegal immigrant forced to work as slave in £4.2 million cannabis factory

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 20th February 2015

AN ILLEGAL immigrant forced to work as a slave in a Southampton drug factory became so desperate that he phoned the police to give himself up.

Lib Dems name General Election candidates for Southampton seats

Daily Echo:

6:30am Friday 20th February 2015

THE Liberal Democrats have named their candidates to fight the General Election in two Southampton seats.

Woman attacked in Lovers Walk in Southampton

Daily Echo: Lovers' Walk, Southampton

12:29pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A WOMAN was knocked to the floor after being attacked in Southampton.

Update: Red Jet ferry stranded in Southampton Water

Daily Echo: Fewer Isle of Wight ferries announced

9:47am Thursday 19th February 2015

DOZENS of people are stranded on a high-speed ferry which suffered a malfunction after leaving Southampton.

Pervert teacher kept secret hoard of boys' pants

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

A HAMPSHIRE teacher was found with hoards of boys underpants when police raided his home.

Ex-teacher guilty after hundreds of indecent images found at his home

Daily Echo:

3:11pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A FORMER teacher and scout leader is facing jail after being found guilty of possessing hundreds of indecent images of young boys.

Blueprint on how to tackle domestic abuse in Southampton gets go-ahead

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

6:22pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

COUNCILLORS‎ have agreed their blueprint on how to tackle domestic abuse in Southampton.

Sprinklers will be fitted at three Southampton tower blocks

Daily Echo: Shirley Towers

6:20pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

SPRINKLERS will be fitted in three council tower blocks in Southampton after a coroner urged councils to act following the deaths of two firefighters.

Major £16million plans to expand Southampton school given green light

Daily Echo:

6:14pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

PLANS to rebuild a secondary school in Southampton and increase its size by 300 places have finally been given the green light.

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