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Internet boost for county as 60,000 homes have superfast broadband

Daily Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 4th August 2015

ALMOST 60,000 homes across Hampshire are now benefitting from superfast broadband.

New £36m university complex could bring dozens of jobs to Southampton

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 4th August 2015

A MULTI-MILLION pound new teaching and research building at a Hampshire university could create dozens of new jobs.

Helpful binmen a breath of fresh air for gran, 66 ’s work praised by grandmother

Daily Echo: Jill Matthews who has praised the dustmen for their hard work and attitude near her home in Outer Circle, Southampton..13/7/15.Daniel Ranson, Jill and Dean Best. (31868887)

11:19am Monday 3rd August 2015

THEY are the hard-working binmen who put a smile on this grandmother’s face on a weekly basis.

Residents show their opposition to industrial development on field

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 3rd August 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a distribution park on the outskirts of Southampton are set to go before planning chiefs.

‘Apply pressure’ over walk-in centre plans

Daily Echo: Exteror, Bitterne Health Centre and Bitterne Walk-in Centre (30005662)

6:02am Sunday 2nd August 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON MP has called on Hampshire health chiefs to pay "their share" of funding for a threatened walk-in centre to keep it open.

Battle brewing over plans for new homes in Southampton

Daily Echo: Flats in Townhill Park

4:00am Sunday 2nd August 2015

IT'S the issue that has sparked a fierce debate over how thousands of new council homes are built in Southampton.

Residents asked what to prioritise in the budget

Daily Echo: Sterling notes and coins

12:32pm Saturday 1st August 2015

PEOPLE in Southampton are being asked to list the council services they believe are most important ahead of the next budget.

Free cup for youth

Daily Echo: Participants at the 2014 Hampshire Constabulary Community Cup (33727769)

12:30pm Saturday 1st August 2015

SOUTHAMPTON'S youngsters are being invited to take part in a free football tournament on August 19.

Restaurants make bids for WestQuay Watermark licences in Southampton

Daily Echo: Restaurants make bids for WestQuay Watermark licences in Southampton

4:22pm Friday 31st July 2015

THREE of the restaurants taking place in Southampton's emerging WestQuay Watermark complex have applied for their licences.

Investigation launched after fire at Hampshire factory

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

9:02am Friday 31st July 2015

FIRE crews were called to a blaze at a derelict factory in Hampshire in the early hours of the morning.

BINGO! New £5m club to bring 50 jobs to Southampton

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 31st July 2015

FIFTY jobs are set to be created at a huge new bingo club that is set to open in Southampton.

CCTV released in hammer bank raid investigation

Daily Echo:

2:25pm Thursday 30th July 2015

POLICE have released CCTV footage in a bid to track down the masked raiders who attempted to rob a bank in Southampton.

Oriental dessert boutique plan is set for approval

Daily Echo: Portswood, Southampton.

7:55am Thursday 30th July 2015

PLANS to create a new restaurant and cafe on a Southampton high street are set to go before planning chiefs.

Southampton's £5m railway station regeneration almost complete

Daily Echo: An artist's impression of what the area north of Southampton Central Railway Station will look like  (33457555)

7:45am Thursday 30th July 2015

MULTI-million-pound work to overhaul the area around Southampton Central Railway Station is set to finish weeks early.

Southampton's 'most expensive road' set for overhaul - just five years after it was laid

Daily Echo:

1:00am Friday 31st July 2015

SOUTHAMPTON'S most notorious stretch of road is set for a major overhaul, just five years after it was laid.

Police step up investigation after armed raid at Southampton bank

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

POLICE are hunting for a van after two men wearing masks and brandishing weapons burst into a bank in Southampton in a terrifying robbery attempt.

Council urged to press ahead with revamp of Southampton estates

Daily Echo:

4:30am Wednesday 29th July 2015

CIVIC chiefs are being urged to press on with plans to overhaul a Southampton estate due to the ever-increasing housing waiting list.

Southampton businesses urge action over city's 'terrible traffic and transport'

Daily Echo: Businesses have urged Southampton City Council to act to cut congestion in the city (32795887)

2:44pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

BUSINESS leaders in Southampton have urged civic chiefs to make solving the city’s traffic woes a priority.

REVEALED: Southampton shopping centre could be demolished to bring hundreds of jobs and homes to city

Daily Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A DEAL has been struck that could see Southampton's dilapidated Bargate Shopping Centre torn down and replaced with a thriving complex of businesses and homes.

Supermarket giant Tesco blamed for closure of Southampton shop

Daily Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A CONVENIENCE store in a Southampton shopping parade will shut its doors for the last time this Saturday.

Good Samaritan in bid to return shopping to rightful owner

Daily Echo: Asda in Totton

4:42pm Monday 27th July 2015

A GOOD Samaritan is looking for a shopper who mislaid their shopping to come forward and collect it.

Police launch search for missing teen

Daily Echo:

12:10am Tuesday 28th July 2015

POLICE are searching for a Hampshire teenager who has gone missing.

Plans in place for Mayflower anniversary celebration

Daily Echo: The Mayflower in 1620. Free to use picture from Google. (32734233)

11:52am Monday 27th July 2015

IT MAY be five years away but plans are already being drawn up for how Southampton should mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

'Mass brawl' city pub set to become shop

Daily Echo: CCTV of brawl in Dorchester pub, Bevois Valley. Man in check shirt kicks his victim after throwing him to the ground. (32739450)

10:46am Monday 27th July 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON pub which closed after a mass brawl could be set to reopen as a shop.

Bus route axed as part of city-wide shake up

Daily Echo: Bus route axed as part of city-wide shake up

10:34am Monday 27th July 2015

ONE route will be axed while others will change as part of a major shake-up of Southampton’s bus services.

PICTURES & VIDEO: Take an amazing video tour around £80 million WestQuay Watermark complex

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

SOUTHAMPTON’S medieval city walls stand side by side with the towering glass face of the city’s £80m new leisure complex.

City park to be transformed into outdoor cinema

Daily Echo:

1:56pm Saturday 25th July 2015

IT IS BEST known as a place for a stroll or summer events.

'Child snatch' was a misunderstanding

Daily Echo: Thornhill residents can speak to police about crime worries

3:08pm Friday 24th July 2015

POLICE investigating allegations of an attempted child snatch at a car boot sale say it was in fact a “misunderstanding”.

Clampdown on rogue landlords rolled out

Daily Echo: Undated library filer of to let signs. The buy-to-let market has come to a standstill as rising interest rates and flat property prices take their toll, figures showed, Friday May 27, 2005. The number of new landlords looking to rent properties stagnated

10:42am Friday 24th July 2015

A CRACKDOWN on rogue landlords in Southampton will be rolled out to other areas of the city following the success of the initial project.

Global lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret to open in Hampshire shopping centre

Daily Echo:

8:00am Friday 24th July 2015

Lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret is set to open its first store on the South Coast at a Southampton shopping centre.

New £3m pioneering underwater robot centre completed

Daily Echo:

9:00am Friday 24th July 2015

WORK on a £3M new centre to create innovative robotic underwater vehicles in Southampton has been completed.

Man in hospital after falling off scaffolding

Daily Echo:

1:02pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

A MAN has been treated by paramedics after falling off scaffolding in Southampton.

Road rage driver threw items at motorist as he drove along

Daily Echo: Temporary traffic lights caused chaos in Sidbury this morning

7:24am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A MAN brandished a ratchet at a fellow motorist before following her down the road and throwing items at her car.

Protesters slam religious bosses' church home plan

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

RELIGIOUS leaders are under fire for refusing to allow another Christian group to buy a church and instead lining it up for housing.

Award hope for uni leavers firms group

Daily Echo:

12:20pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

AN INITIATIVE coordinated by a Hampshire university to support entrepreneurs has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Hampshire school's 'marsh' transformed into playground

Daily Echo: The new equipment at Hazel Wood School

12:27pm Monday 20th July 2015

PART of a Hampshire school’s grounds have been transformed from a flood-hit marsh into a new playground.

Spinal cord injury legal specialists scoop award

Daily Echo:

11:56am Monday 20th July 2015

AN INNOVATIVE Hampshire legal firm working with sufferers of spinal cord injuries has scooped a top award.

Top city museums could be under new management 'to save millions'

Daily Echo: Top city museums could be under new management 'to save millions'

7:18am Monday 20th July 2015

THREE of Southampton’s top museums could soon be under new management.

Councillor's 30 years of hard work recognised

Daily Echo: Adrian Vinson Southampton City Council Leader  (32437073)

6:16am Sunday 19th July 2015

FORMER Southampton City Council leader Adrian Vinson has been made an honorary alderman in recognition of 30 years of service.

Huge redevelopment of Southampton estates 'could be 30 years away'

Daily Echo: Huge redevelopment of Southampton estates 'could be 30 years away'

12:26pm Saturday 18th July 2015

THERE are fears residents in Southampton will be waiting for decades for new council flats due to changes in the estate regeneration plan.

Southampton eyes park and ride amid growing air pollution crisis

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 18th July 2015

SOUTHAMPTON could finally be set for a park and ride to ease its traffic and pollution woes.

Latest victim of city's 'most expensive road' calls for action after fracturing hip

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 18th July 2015

A SOUTHAMPTON man is calling on the council to act after fracturing his hip on a notorious city road.

Major delays after lorry bursts into flames on Hampshire road

Daily Echo:

8:02am Friday 17th July 2015

A LORRY carrying 20 tonnes of tarmac has burst into flames on a Hampshire road, leading to major delays for motorists.

‘What are we waiting for?’ – fury over delays over run-down estate's long awaited regeneration

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 17th July 2015

Residents in a Southampton community are demanding that council housing chiefs get a move on with £100m plans to rejuvenate their dilapidated estate.

Fresh calls for city housing boss to resign for 'wasting millions of pounds'

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

SOUTHAMPTON’S housing chief is facing fresh calls to quit over claims he has “wasted millions of pounds” through delays to the city’s estate regeneration plans.

Southampton art could be sold to plug council's £3m black hole

Daily Echo: Three new restaurants added to Southampton's arts complex

4:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

FRESH calls are being made to sell off some of Southampton’s art collection to fund some of £3m work needed in two key art projects.

City law firm appoints new partner

Daily Echo: Luc Algar, from Moore Blatch Solicitors (31575416)

12:43pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

SOUTHAMPTON law firm Moore Blatch has recruited Luc Algar as a new partner in its real estate team.

Hampshire firm seals £3m deal with supermarket giant

Daily Echo: James Bannister from Onecom (31545471)

12:43pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A HAMPSHIRE firm has inked a major, £3m deal with one of the UK’s largest retailers.

Decision looms on plans to turn Southampton club into shop

Daily Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 14th July 2015

PLANS to turn a former private members club in Southampton into a Co-Op convenience store will go before councillors tonight.

On march to save Walk-in Centre

Daily Echo:

4:30am Monday 13th July 2015

CAMPAIGNERS took to the streets of Southampton in their battle against the closure of the Bitterne Walk-in Centre.

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