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Woman pleads with drivers to ditch mobile phones after life-wrecking accident

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE woman has pleaded with thoughtless drivers to think twice after her life was “ruined” by a driver using a mobile phone.

UPDATE: Families rescued from flats as firefighters tackle major city blaze

Daily Echo:

4:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

SCORES of firefighters are this afternoon dealing with a major incident in a busy shopping street.

Historic building could become arts venue

Daily Echo: God's House Tower in Southampton

4:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ONE of Southampton’s most historic buildings could be set for a fresh lease of life as a community arts venue.

Spectacular £40m plans for former Meridian television site in Southampton

Daily Echo:

7:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Spectacular plans to transfoms form the former Meridian TV site in Southampton have been revealed.

Drive to boost apprenticeships could see thousands of new posts created in Southampton

Daily Echo:

10:48am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 6,000 new apprenticeships could be created in Southampton over the next three years.

700 new jobs plan for derelict city site

Daily Echo:

9:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS is the multi-million pound vision for a thriving new waterside district in Southampton that would create hundreds of new jobs and homes.

Uni staff to go on strike

Daily Echo: Exterior of Southampton University

6:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

UP TO 1,000 members of staff at the University of Southampton could go on strike as part of a row over pensions.

Police and fire move closer to sharing HQ

Daily Echo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ in Eastleigh.

6:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S fire and police services are a step closer to sharing headquarters after the Government announced a £2.6million grant.

Last chance to have say on plans for housing estate

Daily Echo:

11:28am Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE are just days left to have your say on major plans to overhaul a Southampton community.

Burglars tie up and threaten woman with knife in her own home

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of the terrifying mo-ment she was threatened with a knife and tied up by burglars in her own home.

'Health bosses stalling over fluoridation'

Daily Echo:

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Southampton's civic leader says the organisation behind plans to put fluoride into Hampshire’s tap water is stalling until after next year’s General Election.

Health bosses 'stalling for time' on fluoride plans

Daily Echo: CONTROVERSY: Health bosses want to put fluoride in tap water.

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S civic leader says the organisation behind plans to put fluoride into Hampshire’s tap water is stalling until after next year’s General Election.

Community publishes open letter against Immigration Street show

Daily Echo: The film crew in Derby Road on Tuesday

5:35pm Monday 13th October 2014

COMMUNITY leaders in Southampton have published an open letter calling on Channel 4 to axe controversial documentary Immigration Street.

The magnificent seven - buildings nominated from Solent Design Awards

Daily Echo:

11:46am Monday 13th October 2014

Seven buildings are on the shortlist to be named the South Coast’s best new buildings.

MP claims brawling cabbie's ban is 'derisory'

Daily Echo:

11:02am Monday 13th October 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON MP has described the one-month suspension of a cabbie’s licence for taking part in a mass brawl as “derisory”.

Students can find their dream career at Solent Skills Festival

Daily Echo:

10:59am Monday 13th October 2014

FROM teaching to the armed forces, and councils to the police, young people in Hampshire can find out about dozens of potential careers at a showpiece event.

Ex-sheriff 'has made neighbour's life a living hell'

Daily Echo:

2:58pm Saturday 11th October 2014

HE USED to be the Sheriff of Southampton – but now he stands accused of being the neighbour from hell.

£40m boost to fix city's potholes

Daily Echo:

7:57am Friday 10th October 2014

CIVIC chiefs in Southampton have pledged spending‎ £40million to fix the city's residential roads.

Thousands of hospital staff to walk out on strike

Daily Echo: UNISON members stage a picket outside Belle Vue Mills, Skipton

4:00am Friday 10th October 2014

UP TO 15,000 nurses, paramedics and other medical staff in Hampshire will walk out as part of a bitter dispute over pay.

City could have elected mayor

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

10:01am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PEOPLE in Southampton could soon be voting for the city’s first directly-elected mayor.

Music fans enjoy free gigs as festival returns to city

Daily Echo:

11:24am Monday 6th October 2014

THOUSANDS of music lovers flocked to venues across Southampton at the weekend as the Daily Echo-backed Music in the City festival returned.

Muslim leaders demand son of Hampshire pensioner is freed in Syria

Daily Echo:

6:50am Monday 6th October 2014

MUSLIM leaders have issued a plea to the terrorists holding a Hampshire pensioner’s son captive in Syria to set him free.

Blow for controversial biomass plans

Daily Echo: Artist's impression of the proposed biomass plant.

4:00am Monday 6th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS say they have fresh hope that a controversial biomass plant being planned for Southampton could be set for the scrapheap.

Residents puzzled by mystery pong

Daily Echo:

1:45pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHAT is the acrid smell hanging over part of Southampton?

Controversial landmark tower to remain empty for a year

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL landmark tower - known by locals as the 'fag butt' - will now sit empty for a year, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Fluoride questions 'ignored'

Daily Echo: Councillor Roy Perry

10:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CIVIC chiefs in Hampshire have accused health bosses of ignoring them over the future of plans to add fluoride to the tap water of 200,000 people in the county.

One in ten Southampton three-year-olds has tooth decay

Daily Echo:

7:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE in ten three-year-olds in Southampton suffer from tooth decay.

Views across the city from top of clock tower

Daily Echo:

5:26pm Monday 29th September 2014

THIS is the stunning view of Southampton, taken from the top of one of the city's most famous landmarks.

Investors looking to sell port share ‘not all bad’

Daily Echo: Port fruit deal to create 60 new jobs

10:14am Friday 26th September 2014

THE potential sale of a third of Southampton’s port operator has been hailed as a “great opportunity” for the city.

REVEALED: Fresh plans drawn up to transform empty shopping centre

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 26th September 2014

FRESH plans have been drawn up to flatten an empty shopping centre in the heart of Southampton and replace it with hundreds of new businesses and homes.

£900,000 pot of gold for Hampshire businesses

Daily Echo:

10:27am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT’S the “pot of gold” that has pumped almost £900,000 into the Solent’s economy and created 130 jobs.

Hampshire pair head north to help save the Union

Daily Echo:

11:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two men from Hampshire are travelling more than 400 miles in a bid to save the 300-year-old link between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Construction of £9.8m housing complex to begin

Daily Echo:

2:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

WORK to build a £9.8m new housing complex in a Southampton community is continuing at a pace.

£9.2m - that's how much the council makes from parking

Daily Echo: Parking wardens to strike

12:20pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Southampton City Council has made £9.2m from parking charges in the past year – but now angry traders are urging them to rethink their controversial new night-time fees

Student flats plan for city office block

Daily Echo:

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

PLANS have been handed in to turn former council offices at the heart of Southampton into student flats.

Hampshire MPs join fight to keep Union together

Daily Echo:

2:34pm Friday 12th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE MPs have teamed up with the Daily Echo to try and keep the Union together ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.

Parents beg council not to cut services for vulnerable adults

Daily Echo:

12:51pm Friday 12th September 2014

PARENTS and carers have made an emotional plea to council chiefs to scrap cuts to services for some of Southampton’s most vulnerable residents.

Late-night levy one-step closer

Daily Echo: Become official beer taster for Oddbins

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A LATE-NIGHT levy of bars and clubs in Southampton could be approved next week.

Scotland referendum: How a 'yes' vote could hit business

Daily Echo:

11:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

Bosses don’t want to lose Scotland

Decision due on late-night bar levy

Daily Echo:

10:01am Thursday 11th September 2014

A LATE-NIGHT levy on Southampton’s bars, pubs and clubs could be given the green light next week.

500 new homes as part of estate regeneration

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

CIVIC chiefs have unveiled a bold blueprint to transform a Southampton community over the next decade.

Job opportunities at new £5.5m city centre hotel

Daily Echo:

12:23pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MAJOR hotel chain is looking for new workers ahead of the opening of a £5.5m new branch in Southampton.

Civic halls to fly the flag in bid to save the Union

Daily Echo:

12:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Union flag will fly over council halls in Hampshire as civic chiefs back the bid to save the Union.

Former Ford worker sets up his own business

Daily Echo:

10:39am Tuesday 9th September 2014

HIS future looked bleak when he was one of 500 people to lose their jobs as Southampton’s Ford Transit plant closed last year, but Bryan Palmer has bounced back to set up his very own firm with the help of a fund made available for former employees who wanted to go into business for themselves.

A great loss for all if the Scots vote yes

Daily Echo:

10:35am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Daily Echo is going to Scotland in the battle to save the UK.

Green light for flats plan behind Southampton pub

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

7:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

NEW plans to build flats at the rear of a Southampton pub have been approved.

Plan to convert Southampton offices into flats

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:16pm Saturday 6th September 2014

PLANS to change the use of offices in Southampton into flats have been lodged with the city council.

Eight things that would change if Scotland becomes independent

Daily Echo: Andy in happier times

12:10pm Saturday 6th September 2014

EIGHT things that would change if Scotland becomes independent:

Hampshire says: We want to stick together

Daily Echo:

11:37am Saturday 6th September 2014

STAY with us – that is the message from Hampshire to Scots as the most important vote in the UK’s history looms.

£2.5m plans for country park go on show

Daily Echo: Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh

9:40am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE public can get their first glimpse of plans to upgrade leisure facilities at a lake.

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