Hampshire's fluoride debate

Fluoride in water 'improves children's dental health'

Daily Echo: The General Dental Council has struck Leslie Thomas Cookson off its register

12:15pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Adding fluoride to water can improve the dental health of the Southampton's children, a new report suggests.

Fluoride 'safe and effective' insist health chiefs

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

10:39am Monday 3rd March 2014

THE organisation charged with putting fluoride into the tap water of tens of thousands of Hampshire residents has said the measure is “safe and effective.”

Fluoride branded ‘brain danger’ to our children

Daily Echo: Children are "missing out on fluoride"

4:00am Friday 28th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have called for Hampshire’s controversial fluoridation scheme to be scrapped after a damning report in a leading medical journal.

Fluoride answers demanded by MP

Daily Echo: Children are "missing out on fluoride"

4:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

AN MP has demanded answers on the future of fluoridation in Hampshire.

Controversial plan to put fluoride in 200,000 Hampshire homes could be sunk

Daily Echo: Public underwhelmed by fluoride roadshow

8:16am Saturday 20th July 2013

CONTROVERSIAL plans to introduce fluoridation in Hampshire could be dead in the water.

Talks to try to bring fluoride saga to an end

Daily Echo: Water bills to soar

5:00am Friday 12th July 2013

TOP LEVEL talks will be held next week as council chiefs join forces to try and bring an end to the fluoride saga once and for all.

Demonstration to put pressure on council over fluoridating water

Daily Echo: Children are "missing out on fluoride"

11:30am Friday 10th May 2013

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against plans to put fluoride in Hampshire’s water supplies are turning up the pressure on council chiefs to axe the project.

Fluoride WILL be added to Hampshire tap water

Daily Echo: Tap water in thousands of homes across Hampshire will soon contain fluoride

4:00am Monday 8th April 2013

Fluoride will be added to tap water in thousands of Hampshire homes – unless the scheme’s opponents find a last-ditch solution.

Councils 'will be able to turn off fluoride'

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

4:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013

COUNCILS will be able to turn off fluoride from Hampshire’s water supplies if people don’t want it, new Government guidelines say.

One pint of fluoridated water per day 'could be risk to children'

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

10:32am Thursday 17th January 2013

IT IS the most controversial public health issue to hit Hampshire for decades.

Faith groups unite to fight controversial fluoridation plans

Daily Echo: Fluoride gets green light after final challenge is thrown out

3:00pm Tuesday 8th January 2013

FAITH groups across Southampton are joining forces to battle against controversial plans to put fluoride in the water.

Council boss admits there are no funds to fight fluoride plans

Daily Echo: Fluoride gets green light after final challenge is thrown out

8:29am Monday 7th January 2013

THE race has begun to put fluoride into Hampshire water – even though most people may not want it.

Fluoride gets green light after final challenge is thrown out

Daily Echo: Fluoride gets green light after final challenge is thrown out

8:17am Friday 2nd November 2012

THE last formal attempt to stop health chiefs putting fluoride in Hampshire tap water has been rejected, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Government unveils scheme to avoid costly fluoride legal fights

5:20pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

THE Government has unveiled plans to avoid a repeat of the costly legal battle that blighted plans to add fluoride to Hampshire’s water supply.

Leading the battle to stop fluoride plans

Daily Echo: John Spottiswoode

10:27am Monday 28th May 2012

HE’S the man who will now lead the fight to stop fluoride being added to tap water in and around Southampton.

Anti-fluoride campaigners continue fight

Daily Echo: FLASHBACK: Anti-fluoride campaigners take their protest to the heart of Government.

9:50am Friday 25th May 2012

ANTI-fluoride campaigners are holding the AGM of their action group tomorrow.

Fluoridation may spread outside consultation area

Daily Echo: A Hampshire Against Fluoridation protest outside the Guildhall last September.

11:40am Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Water bosses have admitted fluoride might have to be added to the tap water of people who have never been asked their opinion on the controversial process if the scheme is to work, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Decision-making on fluoride was ‘terrible’

Daily Echo: Health chiefs welcome Southampton's fluoride decision

9:10am Saturday 10th December 2011

Southampton residents are having fluoride put in their water against their “expressed wishes”, the House of Lords has been told.

Councillors due to vote on fluoride

Daily Echo: Fluoride campaigners want a new poll

10:04am Wednesday 14th September 2011

Southampton councillors were today due to vote on calls for them to show their opposition to controversial plans to fluoridate the city’s water supplies.

Calls to bin fluoride plans after northern plans are scrapped

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

5:53pm Tuesday 13th September 2011

ANTI-fluoride campaigners have demanded that health chiefs scrap plans to add the chemical to Hampshire tap water, after a similar scheme elsewhere in the country was abandoned.

Councillors urged to make fluoride pledge

Daily Echo: Health chiefs welcome Southampton's fluoride decision

5:49pm Friday 9th September 2011

COUNCILLORS in Southampton are being urged to vow to oppose controversial plans to put fluoride in Hampshire tap water.

Fluoride to be added to water 'in months'

Daily Echo: Plans are still afoot to fluoridate Southampton's water

4:59pm Friday 17th June 2011

DISAPPOINTED campaigners admitted last night they have reached the “end of the road” in their legal bid to stop controversial plans to add fluoride to Hampshire’s tap water.

'We'd throw fluoridation out with SHA'

Daily Echo: Fluoride – just a month to D-day

9:30am Thursday 24th March 2011

HEALTH chiefs are wasting time and money pressing ahead with plans to fluoridate water supplies – because council bosses would be able to simply switch it off again once they are handed public health powers, it was claimed last night.

Legal challenge to fluoride ruling

Daily Echo: Gerri Milner

11:40am Saturday 19th February 2011

THE High Court ruling upholding health chiefs’ controversial decision to fluoridate Hampshire water supplies is to be legally challenged, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Fluoride challenge rejected in the High Court

Daily Echo: Health chiefs welcome Southampton's fluoride decision

2:30pm Friday 11th February 2011

THE legal challenge against the South Central Strategic Health Authority plan to add fluoride to Southampton's water has failed

Fluoride decision 'within weeks'

Daily Echo: Gerri Milner

9:42am Friday 21st January 2011

A HIGH Court judge has said it will be weeks before he reveals whether the decision to add fluoride to water supplies in Hampshire was legal.

Fluoride opponents' arguments were 'not evaluated'

Daily Echo: Proposed Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies

5:23pm Wednesday 19th January 2011

HEALTH bosses failed to properly evaluate key arguments against fluoridating water before approving a controversial scheme for Hampshire, a court heard.

Fluoridation plans 'need backing of residents'

Daily Echo: Water companies have been flooded with calls about leaks and burst pipes

12:53pm Wednesday 19th January 2011

GOVERNMENT ministers gave repeated assurances to parliament that fluoridation schemes would only go ahead if they were backed by affected residents, a court heard.

Fluoride row reaches High Court

Daily Echo: Are you ready for water metering?

11:34am Wednesday 19th January 2011

A LANDMARK court case that will decide the future of a controversial scheme to fluoridate Hampshire tap water was due to start today.

Fluoride fight could go to the government

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

11:40am Tuesday 18th January 2011

COUNCIL bosses could call on the Government to step in to stop health chiefs adding fluoride to Hampshire water supplies in the months before their powers disappear.

Fluoridation is 'politics not science'

Daily Echo: Dr. Paul Connett

7:42am Tuesday 14th September 2010

THE case for fluoride is based on politics not science, a US chemistry professor told campaigners trying to stop health chiefs adding it to the tap water of 200,000 homes.

Fluoride hearing is delayed until 2011

Daily Echo: Crucial fluoride meeting underway

10:11am Tuesday 31st August 2010

No decision on the fluoridation of water in Hampshire can be taken until next year because a legal bid to block it has been delayed again, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Fluoride plans for Southampton could be scrapped

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

5:40pm Tuesday 24th August 2010

PLANS to fluoridate Hampshire’s water could be axed as health chiefs lose powers to approve the controversial scheme.

What is happening to the fluoride scheme?

11:20am Saturday 7th August 2010

HEALTH chiefs had hoped fluoride would be in Hampshire’s water by the end of this year, but the scheme has been on hold since last June because of a legal challenge.

Tory MP’s anger at fluoride silence

Daily Echo: Julian Lewis MP

2:40pm Thursday 22nd July 2010

ANOTHER Tory Hampshire MP has attacked his own party for failing to deliver its promises to change the law on fluoridation.

Call for Clegg to scrap SHA’s laws over fluoride

Daily Echo: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has unveiled proposals to reform the voting system and revise boundaries

10:10am Thursday 8th July 2010

HAMPSHIRE campaigners are calling on the Deputy Prime Minister to scrap the law governing the way fluoride can be added to water supplies.

Anger as government 'goes back' on fluoride pledge

Daily Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron is thought to be ready to announce the details of an inquiry into alleged torture of terror suspects

5:00pm Monday 5th July 2010

THE Government has been accused to abandoning a campaign to stop fluoride being added to Hampshire water supplies.

Leader calls on new health secretary to stop fluoride plans

Daily Echo: Councillor Ken Thornber, leader of Hampshire County Council

6:20pm Thursday 10th June 2010

HAMPSHIRE’S top politician is urging the new health secretary to step in to stop fluoride being added to the water supply of almost 200,000 homes.

Brown washes hands of calls for fluoride vote

Daily Echo: Gordon Brown during his visit to Southampton Solent University

9:48am Tuesday 27th April 2010

Labour sought to give its campaign for re-election in Southampton a boost with a visit from PM Gordon Brown.

Ditch MPs who back fluoride

Daily Echo: Health chiefs welcome Southampton's fluoride decision

11:02am Thursday 15th April 2010

FRIENDS of the Earth has called on voters to reject candidates who support water fluoridation in Hampshire.

The people demand to have their say

Daily Echo: PROTEST: Hampshire Against Fluoridation members at Southampton Civic Centre.  Echo picture by Joanna Mann

1:20pm Monday 22nd March 2010

Southampton city councillors to call on health authority for a public vote on fluoride

Call for fluoride referendum

Daily Echo: Health chiefs welcome Southampton's fluoride decision

4:21pm Wednesday 17th March 2010

SOUTHAMPTON civic chiefs have called for people to be given their say on controversial plans to fluoridate Hampshire's tap water.

Fluoride protestors demo at key meeting

Daily Echo: Fluoride protesters gather outside the Civic Centre yesterday

2:00pm Wednesday 17th March 2010

ANTI-fluoride campaigners have been demonstrating against the controversial plans ahead of a council vote that could call for the public to be given a final say on the scheme.

Open letter on fluoride to Strategic Health Authority

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

2:32pm Friday 26th February 2010

AN OPEN letter from anti-fluoride protestors to the board members of the South Central Strategic Health Authority.

List of signatories against fluoridation of Southampton's water

Daily Echo: Health chiefs welcome Southampton's fluoride decision

2:42pm Friday 26th February 2010

Full list of the signatories of Hampshire Against Fluoridation's open letter to South Central Strategic Health Authority.

Fluoride protestors aim to have law overturned

Daily Echo: Members of Hampshire Against Fluoride with MPs Chris Huhne, Sandra Gidley and Julian Lewis

6:40pm Wednesday 17th February 2010

Hampshire Against Fluoridation is writing to the 220 politicians as part of their latest battle over plans to add fluoride to Southampton's water.

Medicine claim in fluoride fight

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

11:55am Thursday 31st December 2009

CAMPAIGNERS have lodged a new bid to have fluoride banned from Southampton’s tap water because it is not licensed as a medicine.

Conservatives pledge review over fluoride

Daily Echo: No winners yet in fluoride debate

2:29pm Tuesday 6th October 2009

A TORY Government would insist on public backing for fluoride being added to Hampshire water supplies, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Courts to rule on fluoride decision

Daily Echo: Southampton's fluoride row goes to Number 10

7:30pm Monday 7th September 2009

ONE of Britain’s top judges has given the go-ahead for plans to fluoridate Hampshire water supplies to be challenged in Court.

Ombudsman: we won’t look at fluoride verdict

Daily Echo: Hampshire Against Fluoride protest outside the Civic Centre

9:20am Friday 24th July 2009

HEALTH regulators will not scrutinise the controversial decision to fluoridate Hampshire water supplies.



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