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Hampshire lawyer wins top award

Daily Echo:

12:39pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

HAMPSHIRE legal eagle Lynn Knight has been name as the Solent Lawyer of the Year.

City nightclub in bid to extend opening hours

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:56am Tuesday 7th July 2015

THE owners of a Southampton nightclub have applied to extend its opening hours.

Cash boost for 14 more Hampshire businesses thanks to local scheme

Daily Echo: Picture of the team of Healios Ltd, a company that has won funding in Daily Echo-backed Bridging the Gap scheme at their office in Mountbatten Business Centre, Milbrook, Southampton.

11:50am Tuesday 7th July 2015

FOURTEEN more businesses are set for a welcome boost as part of a Daily Echo-backed scheme.

Play to highlight abuse risks for youngsters growing up in Southampton

Daily Echo: A scene from Tom's Story

9:24am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A NEW play being performed in Southampton's schools will highlight the many challenges faced by young people growing up in the city.

Cross-party tribute to council stalwart

Daily Echo: Adrian Vinson Southampton City Council Leader  (31155500)

9:21am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A FORMER council leader has stood down from frontline politics in Southampton but is set to be honoured for his decades of service to the city.

Flat fire in Southampton

Daily Echo: Fire service tax bill up by £1

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a flat in Southampton last night.

Police bring women down from roof after complaints from residents

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police. (27151518)

7:58am Tuesday 7th July 2015

TWO women had to be brought down from the roof of a house after police were called to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Southampton experts forecast asteroid strikes on earth

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Hampshire scientists have created new software to predict an asteroid heading in our direction.

Southampton club looking to open later

Daily Echo: Stock image of two women in a nightclub

10:57am Monday 6th July 2015

THE owners of a Southampton nightclub have applied to extend its opening hours.

Major works set to start at Southampton hospital

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

5:00am Monday 6th July 2015

THE main entrance at Southampton General Hospital will close for half a year for major redevelopment work.

City families fury over personal details 'leaked' to UKIP pre-election

Daily Echo: Royston Smith

4:00am Sunday 5th July 2015

TEN Southampton families have complained to the Conservative Party about their personal information being shared with a UKIP candidate before the General Election.

Former Southampton drug addict in world record bid

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

A FORMER heroin addict from Southampton could become the first Briton to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole and back.

Red Arrows promise to return after third Southampton display is cancelled

Daily Echo: Picture by Richard Crease  - 31/08/14  -  RC310814Airfest56 -   Bournemouth Air Festival -    Red Arrows (30898404)

7:16am Friday 3rd July 2015

IT WAS third time unlucky for Southampton as the Red Arrows’ acrobatic display over the city was cancelled yet again.

Plans to transform eyesore welcomed

Daily Echo:

4:30am Friday 3rd July 2015

A £17m masterplan to breathe new life into an eyesore site in Hampshire and create 500 jobs is being welcomed by local traders.

School dancers qualify for competition finals

Daily Echo:

7:08pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A GROUP of dancers from The Romsey School proved their moves were too smooth as they qualified for area finals in a prestigious competition.

School’s sporting success shines as they demonstrate their talents

Daily Echo:

7:06pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Students at Westgate school in Winchester have been showing off their sporting prowess.

Saints’ fan Jagger, 7, waits for vital drug

Daily Echo: 29 May 2014 - Jagger Curtis who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy pictured with his parents James Curtis and Jules Geary  (30745579)

10:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A YOUNGSTER from Hampshire who suffers from a debilitating muscle-wasting condition must wait has had to wait another day to hear if he will have access to a new drug.

‘Southern Powerhouse’ in hands of minister

Daily Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 1st July 2015

HAMPSHIRE’S civic chiefs hope to hear by the end of the year whether plans for a “Southern Powerhouse” can become a reality.

'Drunk' shopkeeper loses licence

Daily Echo: Rachel Adams 3.6.15 Hatchers shop on High Road, Soton. (30334793)

5:35am Monday 29th June 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON shopkeeper has had his licence suspended after selling booze to a teenager while under the influence of alcohol.

Student flats plan for Southampton hotel withdrawn

Daily Echo: 29/07/14 - The Highfield House Hotel in Portswood, Southampton.

5:31am Monday 29th June 2015

PLANS to turn a popular Southampton hotel into student flats have been withdrawn.

Overnight closures at motorway junction

Daily Echo: RTC M27 near Junc 3 with M271.
Traffic queues.

Pic:  Sean Dillow, www.TheBigCheesePhotography.co.uk (30285324)

12:54pm Saturday 27th June 2015

WORK at junction three of the M27 at Nursling will continue with overnight closures in place for five nights from Monday (June 29).

349 student flats development planned for Southampton

Daily Echo: 349 student flats development planned for Southampton

10:50am Saturday 27th June 2015

PLANS for a 349-flat student hall of residence in Southampton are set to be unveiled.

More than 500 youngsters play it loud for Music on the Map Celebration

Daily Echo:

2:10pm Friday 26th June 2015

FROM guitars to violins and percussion to ukuleles, hundreds of youngsters picked up their instruments at a musical extravaganza in the city.

Ferry services will be cut over five days

Daily Echo: 5 July 2014 - Red Funnel Terminal in Southampton (30197866)

11:06am Friday 26th June 2015

RED Funnel Ferries will be running less services between Southampton and East Cowes for five days so maintenance work can take place.

New Aldi supermarket could bring new jobs to Southampton

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 25th June 2015

THIRTY five jobs could be created at a new budget supermarket in Southampton.

Public to get say on future of Southampton walk-in centre this weekend

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 25th June 2015

THE future of a closure-threatened walk-in centre in Southampton will be under the spotlight at a public meeting on Saturday.

Drugs raid leads to arrest for insulting a traffic warden

Daily Echo: A parking enforcement officer

1:55pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

POLICE are searching a home in Southampton as part of an ongoing drugs investigation.

REVEALED: Huge new £12m care home to open for hundreds of residents

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A £12 million, 80-bed care home could open on the site of a soon-to-close dementia home in Southampton.

City shopkeeper to learn licence fate after being found drunk at work

Daily Echo: City shopkeeper to learn licence fate after being found drunk at work

7:10am Monday 22nd June 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON shopkeeper will find out whether he has lost his licence after being found drunk at his store.

D-day for £40m plans to convert former TV studio into hundreds of homes

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 22nd June 2015

PLANNING chiefs in Southampton are set to decide on £40m plans to overhaul the city’s former Meridian television studio site.

Hampshire politician blasted for joining far-right group

Daily Echo: Hampshire politician blasted for joining far-right group

1:59pm Saturday 20th June 2015

A POLITICIAN representing Hampshire has been criticised for joining a far-right group in the European Parliament.

Work to start on new £60m Southampton housing scheme

Daily Echo:

4:00am Sunday 21st June 2015

WORK is set to start on a £60m flat and business complex in Southampton after the land was formally handed over by civic chiefs.

Fresh 'southern powerhouse’ bid unveiled as north set to forge ahead with new self-governing powers

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 20th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE’S council leaders have united to win fresh powers so they can form a “Southern powerhouse”.

Residents to fight for footpath as civic chiefs plan to build homes on Southampton school site

Daily Echo: Residents to fight for footpath as civic chiefs plan to build homes on Southampton school site

11:36am Friday 19th June 2015

RESIDENTS in a Southampton community are calling for civic chiefs to protect a well-used footpath in their plans to build homes on a former school.

Duo sentenced over drug/drink-fuelled brawl in Southampton street

Daily Echo: Southampton Crown Court, stock exterior. Thursday 29th March 2012. (26304822)

8:00am Friday 19th June 2015

A WOMAN and teenager from Southampton narrowly avoided jail for their roles in a drug and drink-fuelled brawl on a city street.

New plans for huge 130ft Spitfire monument take flight

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 18th June 2015

A GIANT, 130ft tribute to the iconic Spitfire could tower over Southampton’s waterfront by autumn 2018.

Man accused of killing popular biker took phone call seconds before death crash, court hears

Daily Echo: Carol Carr.

2:37pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

A MOTORIST accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving was concentrating on picking up a colleague as opposed to other road users at the time of the collision, a court has heard.

New vehicle for search missions

Daily Echo: Rachel Adams 15.6.15 Launch of Hamsphire Constabulary's new incident control vehicle at Victoria House, Hamble Lane. Pictured: Simon Hayes (Police and Crime Commissioner) cuts the ribbon with Search and Rescue volunteers  (29244280)

11:11am Wednesday 17th June 2015

IT'S the vehicle that's set to spearhead the search for vulnerable missing people across Hampshire.

Bid to save Southampton's most endangered Victorian buildings

Daily Echo: Above Bar Street in Southampton as seen from the Bargate in the 1890s.

8:21am Wednesday 17th June 2015

THE hunt for some of Hampshire's most endangered buildings is on.

Walk-in centre closure plans brought back to life

Daily Echo:

3:52pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

PLANS to close Southampton’s Bitterne Walk-In Centre have been put forward again.

Calls for Southampton councillor to quit over service cuts

Daily Echo: Calls for Southampton councillor to quit over service cuts

11:24am Tuesday 16th June 2015

THE man in charge of adult social care in Southampton is facing calls to quit over his handling of service cutbacks

Youngsters take on tractor at family village carnival

Daily Echo: Everett Scout troop on their float which has Mexico's Day of The Dead as a theme. Copythorne Carnival, Scout Hut in Romsey Road         Saturday 7th June 2014 (29048185)

6:47am Tuesday 16th June 2015

FOR the 67th year villagers in Copythorne enjoyed a host of competitions, activities and music at the annual village carnival.

Seaworks event attracts top marine firms to Southampton

Daily Echo: A demonstration at last year's Seawork exhibition

5:26am Tuesday 16th June 2015

HUNDREDS of the world's leading marine and maritime firms will flock to Southampton today (Tues, June 16) for the start of Seawork International 2015.

Charity’s supporters challenge MPs on the climate

Daily Echo: Barren ground

2:56pm Monday 15th June 2015

SUPPORTERS from a Southampton-based charity will be challenging the city's MPs to act on climate change at an event on Wednesday (June 17).

Investigation into spate of vehicle thefts


2:33pm Monday 15th June 2015

POLICE are investigating a spate of thefts from vehicles in West End.

Boys 'shot by BB gun'

Daily Echo:

1:05pm Monday 15th June 2015

POLICE believe two youngsters were injured in a Hampshire park after being shot by a ball bearing gun.

Hampshire MP backing party policy on housing

Daily Echo:

9:30am Monday 15th June 2015

A Hampshire MP has spoken in support of her party’s plans for housing.

MPs battle for Lib Dem leadership in Southampton

Daily Echo: Norman Lamb (left) and Tim Farron at the hustings

6:26pm Sunday 14th June 2015

THE two men hoping to become Liberal Democrat leader have faced each other in Southampton.

Sir Ian Botham opens new Beefy's restaurant

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 15th June 2015

IF A MAN with a nickname like Beefy opens a restaurant, you know steaks are going to be high on the menu.

Spate of vehicle thefts

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police. (27151518)

11:37am Saturday 13th June 2015

POLICE are investigating a spate of thefts from vehicles in West End.

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