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Vouchers connect city firms to faster service

Daily Echo: Hampshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stewart Dunn with Jan Ward from Corrotherm, Richard Brown from Lawson HIS and Neil Phillips from CMA Recruitment Group

9:48am Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Homes venture could be under way next year

Daily Echo: Cllr Warwick Payne speaking at the opening of the Hinkler Place development, Thornhill        Tuesday 2nd July 2013. (26146926)

9:31am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A NEW Southampton City Council venture designed to lead to hundreds of new city homes could be up and running next year.

Calls for data on violent attacks on police as estimates reveal at least 1,000 officers assaulted each year

Daily Echo:

5:00am Sunday 24th May 2015

THE man who represents rank-and-file police in Hampshire has called for better data to show the true extent of violent assaults against officers.

Empty Southampton warehouse set to become 'shopping Mecca' and create hundreds of jobs

Daily Echo: Empty Southampton warehouse set to become 'shopping Mecca' and create hundreds of jobs

4:02am Saturday 23rd May 2015

AN EMPTY Hampshire warehouse could become the county's next shopping Mecca after plans were approved for hundreds of stalls were approved.

Major delays in Hampshire after fire closes road

Daily Echo:

6:16pm Friday 22nd May 2015

COMMUTERS in Eastleigh are facing rush hour delays after a fire caused the closure of a main road in the town.

Titanic parcel label put up for auction

Daily Echo: Titanic walk

5:41pm Friday 22nd May 2015

THE label on a parcel that missed its intended owner on the doomed Titanic liner by just hours has been put up for auction.

Woman's body found in woodland

Daily Echo:

4:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a body was found in a park in Hampshire.

Children’s author celebrates new library with pupils

Daily Echo: 21 May 2015 - Launch of the new library and Discover centre at Shamblehurst Primary School in Hedge End. Children's author Ali Sparkes pictured with pupils and staff at the school (26854356)

7:55am Friday 22nd May 2015

A POPULAR children's author helped the children of a Hampshire school celebrate the opening of their new library.

Southampton block to double in height as conversion to flats is approved

Daily Echo: Southampton block to double in height as conversion to flats is approved

7:32am Friday 22nd May 2015

ALMOST 30 new flats are set to be created at a site in central Southampton.

Fresh plans for 750 job distribution park on city field fail to win over neighbouring residents

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

FRESH plans have been filed to create a distribution park on the outskirts of Southampton - but residents have vowed to continue their fight against the controversial development.

More than 100,000 youngsters living in poverty in Hampshire because of benefit freeze

Daily Echo:

12:10am Friday 22nd May 2015

THOUSANDS of families in the South are being forced to cut back on heating and food because of the decision not to increase certain benefits, according to new research.

Southampton's new mayor formally sworn into duties at ceremony

Daily Echo:

9:25am Thursday 21st May 2015

SOUTHAMPTON has a new Mayor after Linda Norris became the 793rd person to hold the position.

Work on Southampton clock tower finally nearing the end

Daily Echo: Work on Southampton clock tower finally nearing the end

9:22am Thursday 21st May 2015

WORK on Southampton's Civic Centre Clock Tower is set to be completed in July.

Historic Wickham horse fair starts today

Daily Echo: Wickham Horse Fair                         Tuesday 20th May 2014 (26575003)

10:04am Wednesday 20th May 2015

THE nation's biggest and oldest horse fair will take place in Hampshire again today (Weds, May 20).

Ceremony to formally unveil new Southampton mayor

Daily Echo: Ceremony to formally unveil new Southampton mayor

10:01am Wednesday 20th May 2015

THE new Mayor of Southampton will be formally unveiled today (Weds, March 20).

Jamie Oliver to open new restaurant in Southampton

Daily Echo: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver

9:25am Wednesday 20th May 2015

HE’S known for whipping up meals in minutes, bringing good food to the masses and campaigning for better grub in our schools.

Woman treated for dog bite injuries after fire at Southampton home

Daily Echo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attending a blaze in Southampton

7:23pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A WOMAN was treated for a dog bite after a kitchen blaze at a home in Southampton.

D-Day for campaigners last-ditch bid to save Southampton care home

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

CAMPAIGNERS will today (Weds, May 20) urge council leaders to overturn their decision to close a Southampton care home.

Entrepreneur wants your help in getting her idea in front of Virgin's Richard Branson

Daily Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A HAMPSHIRE entrepreneur is pleading with people in the county to help her pitch her business idea to Richard Branson.

Hopes for hundreds of new jobs at Ford factory site in Southampton

Daily Echo: New planning application made for Ford factory site

4:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

THE site of Southampton's former Ford Transit plant is set to be marketed for sale, and there are hopes a deal could bring manufacturing and hundreds of jobs back to the site.

REVIEW: The Prodigy, Bournemouth International Centre

Daily Echo:

4:30pm Saturday 16th May 2015

YOU may have thought that The Prodigy would have mellowed with age, that the millions of album sales, mansions and success in general would have dulled their anger.

Ex-Southampton MP reflects on 20-plus years serving the city

Daily Echo:

10:00am Sunday 17th May 2015

FOR MORE than two decades he been fighting Southampton’s corner in the House of Commons.

Downton Abbey star teams up with Hampshire hospice

Daily Echo: Hugh Bonneville

12:23pm Saturday 16th May 2015

THE star of TV hit Downton Abbey and blockbuster Paddington has narrated a charity appeal telling the story of a Hampshire girl who tragically lost her life at the aged of just two.

REVIEW: The Prodigy at the BIC

Daily Echo:

1:13am Friday 15th May 2015

YOU may have thought that The Prodigy would have mellowed with age, that the millions of album sales, mansions and success in general would have dulled their anger.

Shock resignations plunge Labour group into chaos

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

4:00am Friday 15th May 2015

THE Labour group running Southampton City Council has been plunged into chaos after two senior leaders have quit.

Southampton roads to be closed for more than a week for works

Daily Echo:

7:43am Wednesday 13th May 2015

SEVERAL roads in Woolston will be closed for more than a week for resurfacing work.

Hampshire nightspot in bid to extend opening hours

Daily Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 13th May 2015

THE owners of a Hampshire nightspot will face councillors over their bid to extend its opening hours.

Hampshire MP promoted to minister

Daily Echo: Caroline Dinenage

10:07am Tuesday 12th May 2015

A HAMPSHIRE MP has been named as a minister in David Cameron’s reshuffle.

UPDATE Hampshire MP named as minister - after fearing he had been given the chop

Daily Echo:

7:13am Tuesday 12th May 2015

A NEW FOREST MP returned to work on Monday morning - but found himself locked out of his office and all his belongings packed into boxes.

Hundreds ill due to vomiting bug outbreak on cruise ship

Daily Echo: Delayed cruise ship Balmoral set to leave

11:53am Monday 11th May 2015

A CRUISE liner has been forced to return to Southampton after dozens of passengers were laid low with a “gastroenteritis-type” bug.

ELECTION 2015: Southampton Itchen opts for Conservatives after 23 years

Daily Echo:

6:19am Friday 8th May 2015

The eastern side of Southampton turned blue for the first time in 23 years as the Conservatives celebrated a major election victory in the city.

ELECTION 2015: Make your vote count today

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

TODAY is the day to make your vote count.

ELECTION 2015: Last push for candidates ahead of polling day

Daily Echo:

12:22pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

POLITICIANS across Hampshire have embarked on one last push for YOUR vote.

ELECTION 2015: Economy and what the parties would do about it

Daily Echo: UK Banknotes And Coins (22155041)

10:38am Wednesday 6th May 2015

FROM the multi-million pound schemes that could transport Hampshire to the money you pay for your rent, fuel and shopping, it affects every walk of life.

ELECTION 2015: What the parties say on Europe and immigration

Daily Echo: FLYING THE FLAG: An in or out referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is likely in the next parliament

10:06am Wednesday 6th May 2015

THE UK's membership of the European Union and immigration are two of the thorniest issues the parties will tackle in the run-up to the General Election.

Women in "serious condition" after crash between fire engine and car

Daily Echo:

12:10am Wednesday 6th May 2015

TWO people have been taken to hospital after a fire engine collided with a car in Southampton.

Residents evacuated as fire crews tackle blaze at Hampshire home

Daily Echo:

12:40am Tuesday 5th May 2015

FIRE crews are currently tackling a blaze at a house in Chandler's Ford last night.

Shock after second suspected murder in Southampton in just four days

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

A MURDER probe has been launched after a man died of serious injuries in Southampton - the second suspected murder in the city in just four days.

UPDATE: Murder probe launched after injured man dies in Southampton

Daily Echo:

12:40am Tuesday 5th May 2015

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after victim dies from serious injuries in Southampton.

REVEALED: Hampshire landlords claiming millions of pounds in housing benefits

Daily Echo: Affordable housing scheme launched

5:00am Monday 4th May 2015

LANDLORDS in Hampshire are claiming millions of pounds in housing benefits, according to new figures.

ELECTION 2015: Southampton candidate hits out at rival over health centre claims

Daily Echo: Royston Smith

7:01pm Friday 1st May 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON election candidate has hit out at a rival, saying she has falsely claimed he wanted to close a threatened health centre.

ELECTION 2015: Chancellor pledges £2.4bn transport improvements for the south

Daily Echo: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during a visit to meet with apprentices at Manchester United Football Club, in Trafford Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 20, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joel Goodman/PA Wire. (2121587

12:10am Saturday 2nd May 2015

CHANCELLOR George Osborne will today pledge to start £2.4billion of transport improvements in the South within 100 days of a Conservative election victory.

ELECTION 2015: Tom Watson attacks Tories on economy in Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:20am Thursday 30th April 2015

A SENIOR Labour figure hit out at the Tories’ record on the economy during a visit to Southampton.

ELECTION 2015: William Hague turns down sausage rolls from UKIP candidate in Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:16am Thursday 30th April 2015

WITH the election race entering its final leg, taxes – and sausage rolls – were on the menu as a top Conservative dropped in on a key Southampton seat.

Anger from councillor over Tory candidate being 'parachuted in'

Daily Echo:

2:55pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A CONSERVATIVE councillor has hit out at party chiefs for “parachuting in” a General Election candidate from outside a Hampshire constituency.

Hague in Southampton to help Tory campaign

Daily Echo:

2:15pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

FORMER Conservative party leader William Hague went walkabout in Southampton as he ‎backed one of his party's candidates.

Labour reiterate calls to keep Southampton walk-in centre open

Daily Echo:

5:32pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

THE future of health services in Southampton – and in particular a closure-threatened walk-in centre – were on the agenda again as a Labour heavyweight visited the city.

Nick Clegg rallies support in Eastleigh

Daily Echo:

11:12am Monday 27th April 2015

LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg issued a rallying call to supporters as he visited the home of Hampshire cricket.

Ex-Coalition duo clash while backing their candidates

Daily Echo:

5:38pm Friday 24th April 2015

FORMER Coalition partners traded blows as they backed two candidates vying for a key Hampshire seat.

UKIP candidate under fire after comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler at Southampton meeting

Daily Echo:

11:41am Friday 24th April 2015

A UKIP candidate has been criticised for quoting Adolf Hitler at a hustings event in Southampton.

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