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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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10:25am Friday 1st August 2014

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

Dog barking lands owner in court

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Storm continues to rage over Navitus Bay plans

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10:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

IT is one of the most controversial plans ever in the south.

Plans unveiled for new 32,000-panel solar farm

Daily Echo: Decision nears on Melksham solar farm proposal

4:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

MORE solar power could be heading for Hampshire – and the company behind the latest scheme claims nearby communities will benefit from the project.

Thousands oppose plans for off-shore windfarm

Daily Echo: DIVISIVE: Navitus Bay has split opinions locally

9:40am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE vast majority of the thousands of people who have registered to have their say on the Navitus Bay wind farm are opposing the plans.

Projects aiming to protect marine life

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10:05am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is running a project called Shoresearch which allows the public to learn about marine life while assisting with research of local beaches.

Wildlife trust's "woodland therapy" to boost mental health

Daily Echo: Bouldner Forest on the Isle of Wight.

10:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Most of us would agree that a walk in the outdoors is the best thing for reducing stress but have you ever wondered why this might be the case?

Homes lose water supply after steam engine damages hydrant

Daily Echo: A visitor tries out a steam engine

8:54pm Friday 20th June 2014

SEVERAL homes in a Hampshire village were without water tonight after a steam engine driver tampered with a hydrant.

Firm defends solar farm bid

Daily Echo: Decision nears on Melksham solar farm proposal

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE company behind plans for a huge solar farm in the Hampshire countryside has defended its scheme.

New row over major cycle race

Daily Echo: Wiggle cyclists in the New Forest at the weekend.

5:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

CYCLE event bosses are poised to slam the brakes on plans to send thousands of riders through the middle of a pony round-up.

Green energy recycling centre planned for Hampshire

Daily Echo: Artist's impression of how the centre would work

12:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A CENTRE that transforms waste into energy is set to be built in a Hampshire town.

Hundreds join the hunt for all creatures great and small

Daily Echo: Mark Zhang, seven, learns about the city's wildlife at the BioBlitz event

12:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

NATURE lovers learned about Southampton’s wildlife as they joined the hunt for all creatures great and small.

Hundreds of voles released into Hampshire river

Daily Echo: Hands on for Water Voles

10:41am Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN ONGOING project to reintroduce water voles back to Hampshire has taken another step forward with the release of 300 voles into the River Meon.

Volunteers wanted to help spruce up a beauty spot

Daily Echo: Infected ash trees in New Forest?

1:10pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A CITY nature reserve needs volunteers to spruce up the urban beauty spot on Sunday, June 29.

City is missing CO2 emissions target

Daily Echo: Winchester City Council aims to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent in four years.

10:48am Wednesday 18th June 2014

WINCHESTER civic chiefs are set to miss an ambitious green target.

Appeal in pipeline as wind farm is turned down

Daily Echo: Off shore wind farm a step closer

10:44am Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN ENERGY company looks set to appeal after its plan for a 14-turbine wind farm in Hampshire was refused.

Windfarm decision due today

Daily Echo: Outrage over £50m Hampshire windfarm plan

9:29am Monday 16th June 2014

COUNCILLORS are today due to decide on the biggest wind farm in Hampshire at a meeting in Winchester.

Hundreds of homes earmarked for green belt land

Daily Echo: Parish chiefs to see highly-praised affordable homes in Meon Valley

9:30am Friday 13th June 2014

HUNDREDS of homes could be built on greenbelt land, sparking up-roar amongst residents.

Hampshire set for weekend scorcher

Daily Echo: Revellers get ready to enjoy warm weather at the Isle of Wight Festival

8:49am Friday 13th June 2014

DIG out the sun cream and fire up the barbecue – it’s going to be a scorcher!

Village bursts into bloom in time for summer

Daily Echo: Pupils and teachers from St Francis Primary School and Knightwood Primary School join councillors to launch Valley Park in Bloom.

9:34am Friday 13th June 2014

VISITORS to a Hampshire village will be greeted by eye-catching floral displays this summer.

Fears over fresh attack at animal sanctuary

Daily Echo: Derek and Hazel Brown with their alpacas

8:31am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE OWNER of an animal sanctuary left devastated after two runaway dogs savagely attacked his animals fears they will strike again now they have been returned to their owners.

Dozens take part in naked bike ride

Daily Echo: Dozens take part in naked bike ride

7:56pm Friday 6th June 2014

DOZENS of people took part in Southampton's eight annual Naked Bike Ride today.

Giant solar farm planned for historic estate

Daily Echo: Green grazing: Agriculture and renewable energy would co-exist at the proposed solar farm. (1411507)

9:56am Friday 6th June 2014

A SOLAR farm the size of 80 football pitches could be built on land belonging to a historic Hampshire estate.

Concerns voiced over fracking

Daily Echo: Fracking campaigners’ anger as Government passes bill

4:21pm Friday 6th June 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from Hampshire communities came together to thrash out growing concerns over fracking.

Minister comes to Hampshire to assess flood damage

Daily Echo: How to help combat climate change

6:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

BRITAIN’S climate change minister is heading for Hampshire to assess the impact of the winter floods.

Asbestos waste centre given go-ahead

Daily Echo: Suspect asbestos being removed from a building. But not all asbestos is dangerous, says one expert

2:29pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Plans to create a new asbestos waste transfer station in a Hampshire community have today been given the go-ahead.

Met Office warns of thunder storms across Hampshire

Daily Echo: Lightening in Bridpport by Tony Logan

6:00am Thursday 22nd May 2014

BATTEN down the hatches - a thunder storm is approaching.

Gardeners grab prizes at Chelsea Flower Show

Daily Echo: President of Hillier Nurseries, John Hillier, joined family on the Hillier Exhibit for a group photograph to celebrate the 150th anniversary

10:30am Wednesday 21st May 2014

HAMPSHIRE’S top gardeners have scooped awards at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Oceanography Centre scientist's warning over rising sea level

Daily Echo: Southampton's National Oceanography Centre

12:00pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

ONE hundred and fifty million people worldwide are at risk from rising sea levels, according to a leading climate change scientist based in Southampton.

County gardeners win big at Chelsea Flower Show

Daily Echo: Hilliers goes for gold  again at Chelsea Flower Show

12:16pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S top gardeners are celebrating today after winning a host of awards at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Hampshire television presenter criticised over cancer comments

Daily Echo: Chris Packham

9:29am Tuesday 20th May 2014

HAMPSHIRE wildlife expert Chris Packham has come under fire for urging people to stop chasing cancer cures and instead focus on wildlife.

Plans for off-shore wind farm progress

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

5:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

PLANS are progressing for a giant off-shore wind farm off the Hampshire coast.

No fracking campaign for Forest

Daily Echo: The beautiful New Forest was rated in the top 25 rural places to live in the country

12:39pm Friday 16th May 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are set to fight moves to allow fracking to take place in the New Forest National Park, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Action on river pollution

Daily Echo: Permits will be issued to cut the levels of phosphate pollution being pumped into the River Itchen

11:29am Wednesday 14th May 2014

LEVELS of pollution in a river could be reduced after the Environment Agency announced plans to issue revised permits covering discharges from watercress farms.

New family cycle route

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:41am Wednesday 14th May 2014

FAMILIES can enjoy a new bike ride thanks to a 10-year deal between the New Forest National Park Authority and the Beaulieu Estate.



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