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Solar farm construction begins

Daily Echo:

5:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CONSTRUCTION has started at a Hampshire solar farm that will provide enough power for the equivalent of 11,000 homes.

Indian summer continues in Hampshire

Daily Echo:

9:59am Monday 27th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE is set for an extended Indian summer with more fine weather on the way today.

Denials that plans for 6,000 homes are 'unaffordable'

Daily Echo:

5:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DEVELOPER has been forced to deny accusations that plans for a controversial 6,000-home town in Hampshire are unaffordable and undeliverable.

Angry residents make views known on plans for 250 new homes

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DOZENS of residents made their views known at the unveiling of proposals for a controversial new development.

Joint attack on plans for 6,000 new homes

Daily Echo:

11:03am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A JOINT attack on controversial plans for a new 6,000-home town in Hampshire has been launched by community group representatives.

'Ambitions' of developers called into question over 6,000 home plans

Daily Echo:

12:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CAMPAIGNER has called into question the ambitions of developers seeking to build a 6,000-home town in Hampshire.

Billionaire loses fight to build multi-million pound mansion near Beaulieu

Daily Echo: Jim Ratcliffe

10:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

One of Britain's wealthiest tycoons has lost the latest round of his battle to build a multi-million pound mansion on the Hampshire coastline.

Fears over 'boundaries' of 6,000 home development

Daily Echo:

1:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about where a controversial 6,000-home development will draw its boundaries.

The perfect place for autumn walks

Daily Echo:

10:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IT’S October – the trees are turning red, now is a great time to get outside and enjoy this autumnal array of colour.

Bosom buddies put discarded bras to good use

Daily Echo:

10:11am Tuesday 7th October 2014

FOUR Hampshire friends have teamed up to create beautiful dresses from an unusual material – bras.

Foundry Lane Primary School wins Southampton in Bloom title again

Daily Echo:

10:06am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THESE green-fingered pupils have proved that you are never too young to be crowned blooming marvellous.

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.

Survey of bass in the Solent

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10:50am Monday 6th October 2014

A SURVEY is under way to find out if there are plenty more bass fish in the sea.

Wildlife still active at night time

Daily Echo:

11:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

As we step into autumn and the days get increasingly short, many of us may be preparing to say goodbye to the natural wonders we’ve been able to enjoy in our gardens during the spring and summer months.

Record year for green travel in the Forest

Daily Echo:

11:51am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NATIONAL Park chiefs are celebrating a record year for green transport in the New Forest after 50,000 visitors switched from cars to buses.

Calls for Chinese lanterns to be banned

Daily Echo: Chinese lanterns

4:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ORGANISATIONS have called for “dangerous” Chinese lanterns to be banned across the New Forest.

Revenue promise to landowners for fracking

Daily Echo: Fracking campaigners’ anger as Government passes bill

5:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE-BASED oil tycoon is bidding to spark a shale gas boom by handing out millions of pounds to landowners and communities affected by fracking.

Devil's weed - the plant that can cause comas - found in Hampshire garden

Daily Echo:

9:46am Friday 26th September 2014

HE always knew there was something weird about the slightly sinister- looking plant growing in his back garden.

New £63m sewage works to end nasty niffs

Daily Echo:

10:27am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WORK on a new £63m sewage works that will banish the pong plaguing a Southampton neighbourhood is set to begin by next Monday.

Young meerkats venture outside for the first time

Daily Echo:

11:07am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HOW meer-kute!

Mammal watching talk

Daily Echo: The otter that was seen on the bat walk through the wild river reserve

1:12pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A RENOWNED birder and author will give a talk in Hampshire on how the mammal watching is less popular than bird watching.

Hampshire among top 10 retirement destinations

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8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE is one of the top 10 places to retire to, according to a new survey.

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.

Flood meeting postponed

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11:15am Thursday 11th September 2014

A PUBLIC meeting over flooding in the Upper Itchen valley has been postponed.

£2.5m water sports centre scheme is unveiled...to just five people

Daily Echo:

11:48am Wednesday 10th September 2014

£2.5M proposals to create a new water sports centre at Eastleigh’s Lakeside Country Park went on show to the public yesterday - but just five people turned up to have a look.

Life thrives in county waterways

Daily Echo:

2:51pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

IF you close your eyes and imagine a beautiful place in the UK countryside, there is a good chance it has water in it.

VIDEO: Exotic birds hatched on island

Daily Echo:

9:52am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

EIGHT exotic bee-eater birds have hatched on the Isle of Wight.

Cycle hire scheme could be coming to Southampton

Daily Echo: The 'Boris Bike' hire scheme has come to parts of Wandsworth

12:37pm Friday 29th August 2014

IT is the pedal powered scheme that transformed the City of London’s transport system – and it could be coming to Southampton.

Thousands of wasps take over bedroom

Daily Echo:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THOUSANDS of wasps turned a spare bedroom in a Hampshire home into a giant nest.

Trust calls on Government to vaccinate badgers against bTB

Daily Echo:

11:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

VACCINATION schemes are a practical and cost-effective option in dealing with bovine tuberculosis in badgers, an animal trust claims.

You can volunteer with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Daily Echo:

11:01am Wednesday 27th August 2014

September is fast approaching, which is usually the month when everything starts again – school is back on, the holidays are over and there are a lot of opportunities on the horizon.

Severe weather warning issued for Hampshire

Daily Echo:

1:45pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

HAMPSHIRE has been issued with a severe weather warning by Met Office experts.

Fresh opposition to major wind farm plan

Daily Echo: The developer behind the Navitus Bay wind farm has defended offered payments to marine firms

10:04am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE fight to stop a major wind farm from being built off the coast of Hampshire has been stepped up.

Best place to live 'a favourite for rats'

Daily Echo: Rats as big as cats spotted in Southampton

10:24am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT MAY have been named the best place in the country to live, but one Hampshire community is also a top spot for attracting... rats.

Blind campaigner spearheads move to clear up streets

Daily Echo:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

PAMELA Bird has never let her lack of sight hold her back.

Southampton family-run firm wins top environmental award

Daily Echo:

11:52am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A FAMILY-run Hampshire renewable energy firm has scooped a top environmental award after fending off competition from hundreds of other companies.

£1m study of the seabed launched for controversial windfarm

Daily Echo: DIVISIVE: Navitus Bay has split opinions locally

11:35am Monday 11th August 2014

BOSSES behind controversial plans for a huge wind farm off the Hampshire coast have launched a £1m study of the sea bed.

Hundreds of thousands spent on fly-tipping fight

Daily Echo:

11:08am Friday 8th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON has retained its unenviable position of being the worst place in Hampshire for fly-tipping.

Billionaire’s plans to beat rising sea

Daily Echo: Jim Ratcliffe

12:34pm Friday 8th August 2014

HE has been dubbed Britain’s most successful post-war industrialist and is one of the country’s richest men.

Police tracking wallaby after sighting in countryside

Daily Echo: Devastated wallaby appeals for help to find the dog which mauled seven pets

10:08am Tuesday 5th August 2014

POLICE are tracking a wallaby that may have escaped into the Hampshire countryside.

Fresh concerns over horses welfare

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 4th August 2014

FRESH concerns have been raised by residents about the welfare of horses in a Hampshire field over fears they are not being fed and watered properly.

Zoo celebrates arrival of meerkat babies

Daily Echo:

10:25am Friday 1st August 2014

A HAT-TRICK of cuteness has arrived at a Hampshire zoo.

Dog barking lands owner in court

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PAIR of dogs have landed their owner in hot water after neighbours made noise complaints about constant barking.

'Leave your phone behind' when visiting Forest

Daily Echo:

11:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Visitors exploring the New Forest National Park are being urged to leave their mobile phones behind.

First ash dieback case in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Be tree-wise to ash dieback

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE first Hampshire case of a disease that threatens to wipe out ash trees across the country has been found, the Daily Echo can reveal.

£3m boost for sustainable transport initiatives

Daily Echo:

10:46am Wednesday 16th July 2014

CYCLING and public transport in Hampshire and Southampton is to get a £3m boost.

City's air pollution 'deadly' until 2030

Daily Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AIR pollution will continue to kill scores of people every year in Southampton until 2030, the Government has admitted.

Solar farm plan decision due tonight

Daily Echo:

10:28am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PROPOSALS to build Britain's largest solar farm in the Hampshire countryside look set to be shunted into the shade.

Village set for multi-million pound flood prevention scheme

Daily Echo: Council leader Roy Perry during the clean up ay Hambledon

10:50am Monday 14th July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE village has been awarded almost £4m to help in the battle against flooding.

Find out more about beekeeping

Daily Echo: New bio-pesticide raises hope for protecting honey bees

9:28am Friday 11th July 2014

FIND out more about beekeeping.



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