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Disabled have been 'abandoned by the council'

Daily Echo: Lynette Hall with daughter Jennie

2:30pm Friday 19th April 2013

“WE have been abandoned.” That is the verdict of a Southampton mum, who says that her profoundly disabled daughter will be “punished” by controversial cuts affecting the most vulnerable people in the city.

Boy offers money from the tooth fairy to save after-school club

Daily Echo: Children and helpers at the after-school club at Heathfield Junior School

4:29pm Friday 15th March 2013

IT was a gesture that would have melted any parent’s heart, a wide-eyed little boy offering to donate a few pounds from the tooth fairy to rescue his beloved after-school club.

REPRIEVE: Savage cuts and hikes in fees for vital care put on hold

Daily Echo: Mum Liz Chapman and son Robert

7:32am Wednesday 20th February 2013

SAVAGE funding cuts and hikes in day care costs for thousands of Southampton’s most vulnerable residents have been temporarily put on ice amid huge concerns about the drastic impact they would have.

Devoted mum to lose allowance for vulnerable sons

Daily Echo: DEVOTED: Margaret Tobutt, 72, with her twin sons, Allan, left, and Mark, right, at home in Southampton.

10:50am Tuesday 19th February 2013

A SOUTHAMPTON mum has devoted her life to caring for her twin boys, who have severe learning difficulties and disabilities, but is worried about the impact of council cuts on her and family.

Savage cuts threaten some of city's most vulnerable

Daily Echo: Liz Chapman’s son Robert is one of the vulnerable people set to lose out in the adult social care cuts

10:49am Monday 18th February 2013

THEY are some of the most vulnerable residents of Southampton whose families have chosen to devote their lives to care for them.

Fight over cuts just starting, say council rebels

Daily Echo: Protests outside Civic Centre ahead of crucial budget vote

11:49am Friday 15th February 2013

“THE fight is just beginning.” That is the message from rebel councillors taking a stand against savage cuts imposed in Southampton.

Worst cuts ever voted through by council

Daily Echo: Protests outside the Civic Centre

5:55pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

Betrayed - that was the reaction from the people at the heart of the worst ever cuts in Southampton's history - the public.

Southampton council budget meeting - live updates

Daily Echo: Southampton's Civic Centre Clock Tower

2:29pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

Live updates as Southampton City Council meets to decide its budget - with hundreds of jobs in the balance.

Protests outside Civic Centre ahead of crucial budget vote

Daily Echo: Protests outside Civic Centre ahead of crucial budget vote

2:11pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

Protestors gathered outside Southampton Civic Centre today as council chiefs prepared to vote on some of the worst public service cuts in the city's history.

Labour Rebels' budget proposals for Southampton

6:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013

What a group of Labour Rebels' propose as an alternative budget for Southampton City Council.

Lib Dem Bidget proposals for Southampton

6:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013

What the Liberal Democrat group proposes as an alternative budget for Southampton City Council.

Labour's budget for Southampton

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

6:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013

How Labour have broken down their budget for Southampton

Library battlers fight for long-term pledge

Daily Echo: Campaigners at Cobbett Road Library hand over their 500-name petition on Saturday.

11:00am Monday 11th February 2013

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save threatened libraries in Southampton have handed over two 500-name petitions to city leaders.

Here's how Southampton City Council plans to spend its £5.8m windfall

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

8:34am Wednesday 30th January 2013

Southampton City Council, which is facing £20 million worth of cuts, has received a £5.8m windfall. Here's how they plan to spend it.

£100k boost for libraries following cuts

Daily Echo: Southampton Central Library

9:25am Tuesday 22nd January 2013

SOUTHAMPTON'S libraries have been given a reprieve by civic chiefs dishing money back out into the city sparing them from the axe.

Lifeline to thousands of HIV sufferers facing the axe

Daily Echo: Paul Woodman and Donna Bone

12:46pm Saturday 1st December 2012

A lifeline service to thousands of HIV sufferers across Southampton is facing the axe, the Daily Echo can reveal today.

Housing bosses agree council homes plan

4:13pm Saturday 1st December 2012

WINCHESTER housing chiefs have approved the city council’s first application to build new homes in more than 25 years.

Art sell off 'would be impossible' says councillor

Daily Echo: A prized Rodin sculpture is part of Southampton's art collection

5:38pm Wednesday 28th November 2012

A CAMPAIGNER-turned-councillor who fought controversial plans to sell some of Southampton’s £190m art collection has insisted she believes it is still impossible for the council to flog any of its masterpieces.

Lifeline for child carers faces the axe

Daily Echo: Lifeline for child carers faces the axe

3:45pm Monday 26th November 2012

THEY are the charities and organisations providing a lifeline to the most needy and vulnerable children in Southampton.

Council budget cuts: we reveal the facts

Daily Echo: Polls close across Hampshire

11:10am Sunday 18th November 2012

The Daily Echo investigates the numbers behind the bitter war of words between Southampton's ruling Labour group, their Conservative predecessors and the trade unions.

Leader’s budget silence to pensioners forum ‘made mockery of meeting’

Daily Echo: Councillor Richard Williams leader of Southampton City Council

5:41pm Friday 16th November 2012

AS leader of Southampton’s City Council he has to answer tough questions about his decisions.

Unions drawing up action campaign

Daily Echo: Union boss Mike Tucker

5:15pm Friday 16th November 2012

UNION members yesterday prepared the way for industrial action over council budget cuts in Southampton that could see up to 327 staff lose their jobs.

Pensioners face £300 bill due to council cuts

Daily Echo: A pensioner tries to keep warm

12:55pm Friday 16th November 2012

PENSIONERS could have to pay up to £300 more under Labour plans to slash the Southampton council’s budget by nearly £20m next year, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Bid to fight off austerity cuts hurt by 'squabbling'

Daily Echo: Mike King raises the Socialist Party flag at the Civic Centre.

11:10am Thursday 15th November 2012

A bid to form a united front among Southampton politicians against the Government’s austerity drive on council finances collapsed last night amid party political squabbling.

Fears of return to rubbish mountains

Daily Echo: Strikes by binmen last year over cuts brough rubbish to city streets

12:29pm Wednesday 14th November 2012

STREETS and parks littered with rubbish, pensioners struggling to pay their bills, and a rise in youth crime and vandalism.

HORRENDOUS - fall out from worst cuts EVER

Daily Echo: Council workers protest over cuts.

7:57am Tuesday 13th November 2012

Southampton is today reeling from the worst cuts in its history.

£20m saved in council budget - but 300 jobs go to pay for it

Daily Echo: Previous cuts sparked union protests

7:53am Tuesday 13th November 2012

THREE hundred jobs will be axed and services slashed in Southampton’s deepest ever council budget cuts.

Redundancy pay offs to cost cash strapped council £4m

Daily Echo: Council boss Richard Williams

7:37am Tuesday 13th November 2012

About £4m has been set aside for redundancy pay-offs.

List of where the axe will fall in council cuts

Daily Echo: Strikes by binmen last year over cuts brough rubbish to city streets

7:32am Tuesday 13th November 2012

Labour's budget plans at a glance.

Who is to blame for £20m cuts?

Daily Echo: Inquiry into council leader will be led by independent investigator

7:35am Tuesday 13th November 2012

A ROW blew up last night between unions, Labour and the Conservatives over who is to blame for the council’s financial mess.

Council to sell off mayor's TR1 number plate

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

7:31am Tuesday 13th November 2012

THE dire state of the council’s finances will see the city’s mayor stripped of the trappings of office in a bid to raise hundreds of thousands.

300 city council jobs cut confirmed

4:00pm Monday 12th November 2012

UP to 300 jobs will be slashed at Southampton City Council in the authority's worst ever financial crisis.

Hundreds of council staff face jobs axe

Daily Echo: Previous job cuts have sparked council protests

8:08am Monday 12th November 2012

Today is D-Day for hundreds of council workers in Southampton facing job cuts

Labour is accused of "betraying" council staff

Daily Echo: Unions protest at council cuts last year

7:53am Monday 12th November 2012

LABOUR is today accused of “betraying” council workers in Southampton as it unveils sweeping council cuts to jobs and services to tackle the city’s worst ever cash crisis.

Cut backs are result of perfect storm - city finance boss

Daily Echo: Cut backs are result of perfect storm - city finance boss

7:56am Monday 12th November 2012

COUNCILS across the country are facing an unprecedented squeeze on their budgets as part of the Government’s austerity drive to cut the national deficit.



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