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PLANS to allow a funfair to use land in Hampshire as a permanent base have been withdrawn.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

Free parking for Christmas shoppers in Southampton

Daily Echo: Parking Meter

7:54am Monday 24th November 2014

SHOPPERS can enjoy free Christmas parking in Southampton city centre, starting today.

NHS staff out on strike

Daily Echo:

7:49am Monday 24th November 2014

STAFF at Hampshire hospitals will strike this morning as part of an ongoing battle with the Government over pay.

Selling Sports Centre land ‘a last resort’

Daily Echo: Southampton Sports Centre from the air

10:54am Friday 21st November 2014

CITY council bosses have admitted selling off land at Southampton Sports Centre could be a possibility, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Girl's plea to save library

Daily Echo:

10:58am Thursday 20th November 2014

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl has made a passionate plea to council chiefs to save her beloved library.

Biomass plant plan to be given go ahead in city

Daily Echo: Kilnsey Trekking centre introduces one of the first district biomass heating schemes in to the Dales .Picture shows the wooden pelets used for bedding and Biomass. (9450077)

8:35am Wednesday 19th November 2014

PLANS to cut the energy bills of hundreds of Southampton residents by building a new power plant are finally set to go ahead.

Public to have their say on city council plans to axe hundreds of jobs and £31 million services

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

6:40am Wednesday 19th November 2014

The Southampton public are to be given their say on city council plans to axe £31million of service sand hundreds of jobs.

Scrapped! Parking charges to be relaxed in run-up to Christmas

Daily Echo: Parking petmit sign

6:02pm Monday 17th November 2014

SHOPPERS in Southampton city centre are set for some seasonal cheer after civic chiefs confirmed some parking charges will be scrapped in the run-up to Christmas.

Campaigners win fight against new private hire plans

Daily Echo:

11:20am Monday 17th November 2014

Campaigners are celebrating after controversial plans to change who is allowed to drive private hire vehicles in Hampshire were dropped.

Answers demanded over traffic lights chaos

Daily Echo:

7:30am Saturday 15th November 2014

ANSWERS are being demanded as to why traffic lights at a busy Southampton junction have been out of action for more than three days.

Saints urged to pay living wage to staff who only earn fraction of millionaire players

Daily Echo: Pictures from the Barclay's Premier League match between Swansea City and Saints. The unauthorised downloading, editing, copying, or distribution of this image is strictly prohibited.

5:20am Saturday 15th November 2014

THE pay gap could not be any bigger.

Third day of traffic light disruption

Daily Echo:

9:23am Friday 14th November 2014

MOTORISTS are facing a third day of disruption as traffic lights at a busy city junction have still not been fixed.

90,000 people across Southampton to share in major £130million healthcare revolution

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 14th November 2014

THE FUTURE care of almost 90,000 people in Southampton will be revolutionised through a groundbreaking £130m project being launched in the city, the Daily Echo can exclusively reveal.

'Councillors should go, not libraries' say campaigners

Daily Echo:

11:40am Thursday 13th November 2014

Campaigners will call on Southampton’s civic leaders to axe a third of councillors in a bid to save five city libraries.

Long waits after traffic light failure

Daily Echo: Turn left arrow traffic light

11:39am Thursday 13th November 2014

MOTORISTS on a busy junction in Southampton have faced disruption after a traffic lights fault.

TV star joins fight to save city's libraries

Daily Echo:

8:13am Wednesday 12th November 2014

TELEVISION naturalist Chris Packham has joined the fight to save Southampton’s libraries.

Hampshire inventor scoops pair of awards

Daily Echo:

1:06pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

A HAMPSHIRE inventor has won two accolades at a prestigious national awards show.

600 more jobs to be lost at council?

Daily Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

SCORES of jobs and five libraries could go in the latest round of cutbacks at Southampton City Council.

Campaigners will fight plans to close city libraries

Daily Echo:

5:50pm Monday 10th November 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to fight against the potential closure of five libraries in Southampton.

Big Bang fireworks extravaganza lights up city sky

Daily Echo:

11:58am Monday 10th November 2014

IT went off with a Big Bang.

New stage of railway station revamp to start

Daily Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 9th November 2014

FRESH work to overhaul the area around Southampton’s Central railway station and provide a new home for a popular market will begin within weeks.

VIDEO: Crowds wowed at Southampton's fireworks spectacular

Daily Echo:

12:10am Sunday 9th November 2014

AN AUDIENCE of thousands was delighted by a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the sky above Southampton tonight.

Long delays after two car crash on motorway

Daily Echo: The traffic building up on the M27

6:02pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A TWO-VEHICLE collision is causing long delays for motorists travelling on a busy Hampshire motorway this evening.

Fury over homes plan for sports centre

Daily Echo:

11:18am Wednesday 5th November 2014

LAND at Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre could be sold for housing, the Daily Echo can reveal.

City politician launches General Election campaign

Daily Echo:

5:10am Wednesday 5th November 2014

Conservative city councillor Jeremy Moulton has fired the starting gun on his campaign to become Southampton Test MP at next year’s General Election.

City shop named England's top convenience store

Daily Echo:

3:37pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

STAFF are celebrating after their shop was named England’s top convenience store.

Desperate to end a date? There's an app for that

Daily Echo:

9:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

A FIRM has come up with a phone app to help you escape from the date from hell.

SOLVED: Experts reveal mysterious yellow liquid plaguing tower block

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

THE mystery of a yellow liquid seeping through the ceiling of a city tower block has been revealed.

UKIP reveals candidates set to fight for key seats

Daily Echo:

10:21am Monday 3rd November 2014

UKIP has announced its candidates to stand in two key seats in Hampshire at next year’s General Election.

Mysterious yellow liquid plagues tower block

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

IT’S a mysterious yellow liquid that wouldn’t look out of place in a horror film.

Police conference comes to city

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes

12:12pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

POLICE, lawyers and academics will unite for a conference revealing the devastating impact of crime on victims.

Youngsters clean up city neighbourhood

Daily Echo:

11:53am Sunday 2nd November 2014

DOZENS of youngsters from Southampton cleaned up a city neighbourhood as part of a community initiative.

Art gallery to host children's club

Daily Echo: Southampton Art Gallery, which is home to a £150m collection of works.

2:43pm Saturday 1st November 2014

THE next Mini Monets Club for budding young artists will take place on November 15.

Hundreds have their say on plans for elected mayor

Daily Echo: Council leader Simon Letts.

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

MORE than 900 people have had their say on plans for a Boris Johnson-style elected mayor in Southampton.

Heat is on for desert explorers

Daily Echo:

11:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

Six intrepid adventurers will take on one of the world’s most inhospitable deserts for a Hampshire hospital’s charity.

New hope for future of Bitterne Walk-in Centre

Daily Echo:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt could overturn controversial plans to close a walk-in centre in Southampton.

'Appalling tooth decay' in city to be tackled

Daily Echo: Fraser and Charlie get to grips with teeth brushing

4:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

“APPALLING” tooth decay problems among youngsters in Southampton could be tackled by a series of new initiatives which could be rolled out in the city.

Prestigious hotel in running for top awards

Daily Echo:

11:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Staff at one of Hampshire’s top hotels are celebrating after the establishment was nominated for a string of top awards.

SHUT DOWN: The disgusting care home where dementia patients were at risk of infection from soiled clothes and staff smoked while they called for help

Daily Echo:

7:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON care home has been closed down after a series of “disgusting” failings.

Call to give more police officers tasers

Daily Echo: Cops to train 200 more officers with Tasers

4:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE’S police chiefs will meet today over plans to arm more officers with tasers.

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