Daily Echo: Politics

We don't want new Benefits Street show here say city leaders

Daily Echo: We don't want controversial show here say city leaders

7:28am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“WE don’t want it here.” That’s the call from senior figures in Southampton as a controversial documentary company aims to focus on immigration in the city.

Taxpayers' cash to be moved from crisis hit bank

Daily Echo: Rev Paul Flowers

10:24am Monday 14th April 2014

Council bosses are set to leave the crisis-hit Co-operative Bank and find a new home for millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash.

MEPs vote to end roaming charges

Daily Echo: MEPs vote to end roaming charges

10:32am Monday 14th April 2014

POLITICIANS representing Hampshire have voted to end roaming mobile telephone charges.

Time to end 'Big Brother' powers of police and council?

Daily Echo: Watching you: George Orwell's 1984

3:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

IT is more than 65 years since George Orwell created the concept of the all-seeing Big Brother for his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Labour picks another candidate for 2015 General Election

Daily Echo: Labour picks another candidate for 2015 General Election

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

LABOUR has chosen its candidate for the fight to become the next MP for Romsey and Southampton North.

County chiefs refuse 'living wage' request

Daily Echo: Hampshire County Council leader Roy Perry - anxious to avoid council tax increase.

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

COUNTY bosses have rejected a bid to raise the living standards of thousands of workers across Hampshire.

Home plans are a 'bungalow on steroids'

Daily Echo: David Harrison called for rethink

10:20am Sunday 13th April 2014

A TOTTON councillor has described a planning application to expand a home as looking like “a bungalow on steroids”.

Cash boost for flood support forces

Daily Echo:

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds of taxpayers’ money has been gifted to forces’ charities after the armed services stepped in to stop Hampshire towns and villages from flooding.

Firefighter jobs under threat for first time in £12m budget black hole

Daily Echo: Firefighter jobs under threat for first time in £12m budget black hole

9:56am Saturday 12th April 2014

FRONTLINE fire services in Hampshire are under threat for the first time as bosses bid to plug a £12million budget black hole, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Libraries ‘unsustainable’ under £900,000 of cuts

Daily Echo: Elizabeth Thompson in her art library.

11:14am Friday 11th April 2014

LIBRARY services in Hampshire will be left “unsustainable” after £900,000 of planned cuts, union bosses claim.

Bus service saved by ferry firm

Daily Echo: A City Link bus at Southampton Central Station

1:03pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE future of a threatened bus service in Southampton has been secured – but at a cost to many passengers.

Alex and Amelia flying the flag for Hampshire’s young people

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:35am Friday 11th April 2014

TWO young people are beginning their roles representing Hampshire’s youth.

Would-be MP fasts to highlight foodbanks

Daily Echo: Rowenna Davis

11:39am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE woman hoping to become one of Hampshire’s newest MPs is fasting to highlight the rising use of foodbanks.

'Victory for people power’ as polling station is saved

Daily Echo: Andrew Pope with local residents campaigning to save the polling station at the St George’s Centre in Calshot.

4:39pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating today after it was revealed that controversial plans to axe a Hampshire polling station are set to be scrapped.

Taxi drivers cancel strike threat as council agree to demands

Daily Echo: City cabbies call for review of taxi ranks

4:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE threat of strike action by Southampton cabbies has been averted.

Maria Miller resigns over expenses row

Daily Echo: Maria Miller

7:29am Wednesday 9th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE MP Maria Miller has resigned as Culture Secretary, Downing Street said this morning.

'City devolution' to be outlined by Miliband

Daily Echo: LIVING STANDARDS DOWN: Ed Miliband

9:23am Tuesday 8th April 2014

LABOUR is today expected to promise the “biggest devolution of power in 100 years” if they win the next election.

Cabbies threaten to blockade city centre

Daily Echo: Taxis in Southampton

4:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

TAXI drivers in Southampton could bring the city to a standstill over a double council U-turn they say will hit their livelihoods.

Threat of police station closure prompts protest

Daily Echo: UNDER THREAT: Eastleigh Police Station.

10:22am Monday 7th April 2014

THE future of a busy town centre police station today hangs in the balance.

£63m bill for floods clean-up

Daily Echo: Guy Blundall and Issac Whitcombe during the flooding in Winchester.

10:50am Monday 7th April 2014

THE final bill for the dealing with the worst winter storms in Hampshire for centuries is more than £63m, according to an official report.

Plan to convert historic building into city's first brew house

Daily Echo: The Wool House on the corner of Bugle Street and Town Quay in Southampton

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

THIS is what the interior of one of Southampton’s most historic buildings could soon look like.

Legal threat over 'political propaganda' on council website

Daily Echo: Cllr Simon Letts.

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

CIVIC chiefs in Southampton could face legal action if they attempt to put “political propaganda” on the council’s website and email bulletins.

Sandbags to be removed from city

Daily Echo: Winchester City Council leader Keith Wood

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

MORE than 13,000 sandbags are set to start disappearing from the streets of the Winchester district, the council leader said.

UPDATE: Delays in city again as motorists urged to steer clear

Daily Echo: GRIDLOCK: Motorists faced three-hour delays on roads in Southampton on Friday

4:00am Friday 4th April 2014

MOTORISTS are once more facing lengthy delays in Southampton.

Campaigners accuse council bosses of 'poisoning' residents through air pollution

Daily Echo: Green campaigners march through Winchester to protest against air pollution

4:54pm Friday 4th April 2014

GREEN campaigners have accused Hampshire council bosses of “poisoning” residents with air pollution.

Storm damage to cost taxpayer £400,000

Daily Echo: Storms of February 2014 - Milford on Sea

5:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A FEROCIOUS storm that battered the Hampshire coastline is set to cost taxpayers more than £400,000, it has been revealed.

Meeting to improve city estate

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:09pm Friday 4th April 2014

PEOPLE living on a Southampton estate can suggest ways to improve the area at a walkabout event.

Strike ballot over cuts to motoring expenses

Daily Echo: Unite and Unison holding a protest against council cuts

9:26am Friday 28th March 2014

THOUSANDS of county council staff in Hampshire are poised to ballot for industrial action after bosses moved to slash their motoring expenses.

Giant electricity substation against villagers' wishes - MP

Daily Echo: MP Caroline Nokes.

12:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A GIANT electricity substation will be built on a wildlife haven against the wishes of villagers, a Southampton MP has protested.

Former mayor in line for top award

Daily Echo: Parvin Damani

2:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

A FORMER Mayor of Southampton has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Striking teachers hold rally

Daily Echo: Pete Sopowski addresses the crowd

12:29pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

TEACHERS left their classrooms and gathered this morning in Southampton in a one day walk out over pay and conditions.

Teachers strike: 20,000 pupils to stay away from school today

Daily Echo: The strike in Southampton today

4:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MORE than 20,000 pupils will stay at home today as teachers strike in the latest walkout over pay and conditions.

Is the ferry faster than the car?

Daily Echo: Daily Echo reporter Chris Yandell arrives at Lymington ferry terminal ahead of his trip

12:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

EYEBROWS were raised when a Hampshire MP told Parliament it might be quicker to commute from the New Forest to Portsmouth via the Isle of Wight than battle congestion on the M27. We put her claims to the test.

Schools could close due to strike action

Daily Echo: Teachers on a protest march in Southampton during strike action

10:31am Friday 21st March 2014

MORE than a dozen schools in Hampshire will be severely disrupted if a planned strike by teachers goes ahead next week.

Flood cash 'a drop in the ocean' compared to what is needed

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

IT’S just a drop in the ocean. That was a council boss’s reaction after the Government revealed how much money it is handing out to fix roads and other infrastructure devastated by the winter floods.

Uncertainty over future of Eastpoint

Daily Echo: The Eastpoint Centre

11:56am Friday 21st March 2014

IT was supposed to be the centrepiece of a Southampton community.

Council rakes in £28,000 from fining drivers - in just ten weeks

Daily Echo: Council rakes in £30,000 from ticketing drivers - in just ten weeks

8:14am Thursday 20th March 2014

DRIVERS who have failed to pay a controversial new night-time parking charge have helped Southampton council bosses rake in £28,000 – in just three months, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Budget 2014: Osborne woos savers and pensioners

Daily Echo: Budget 2014: live coverage

10:53am Wednesday 19th March 2014

George Osborne pledged to share the benefits of economic recovery with pensioners and savers today as he delivered his penultimate Budget before the general election.

Three-year residency rule for Southampton Council house

Daily Echo: Call for action over lack of new homes being built

11:11am Wednesday 19th March 2014

ONLY people who have lived in Southampton for three years or more will be able to get on the council housing list after councillors agreed to new proposals.

Call for crackdown on estate agent boards

Daily Echo: Strict new rules are proposed on the use of estate agent boards

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

FORESTS of ‘to let’ and ‘for sale’ signs could become a thing of the past in Southampton.

Business bosses plead for boost from today's Budget

Daily Echo: Chancellor George osborne

9:53am Wednesday 19th March 2014

CAPTAINS of industry across Hampshire are pleading for the Chancellor to announce initiatives that will boost the region’s economy when he reveals his Budget today.

Quicker to travel across Hampshire via the Isle of Wight than by car, says MP

Daily Echo: CONTROVERSIAL: The W-class ferry that travels between Lymington and the Isle of Wight

5:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Some Hampshire commuters can get from one end of the county to the other quicker if they go via the Isle of Wight by ferry, it has been revealed.

New £1 introduced to fight off fraudsters

Daily Echo: The new £1 coin that has been introduced to fight off fraudsters

12:10am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A NEW £1 coin will be introduced to beat clever fraudsters targeting the current one, George Osborne will reveal today.

£350k bill for clock tower repairs after storm damage

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre's clock tower with part of the roof missing

4:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Cash-strapped city council bosses are facing up to paying £350,000 to restore Southampton's iconic clock tower to its former glory.

Southampton's new evening parking charges branded a farce by councillors

Daily Echo: Controversial new night-time parking charges have been introduced in Southampton.

11:12am Monday 17th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON'S controversial new evening parking fees have been branded “a farce” by opposition councillors, who are demanding a rethink.

Minister cancels flood meeting to discuss help for residents

Daily Echo: Floods of February 2014 - Romsey

3:34pm Monday 17th March 2014

A MEETING to discuss funding for flood-hit areas has been cancelled.

Plans to insulate homes left hanging after Government U-turn

Daily Echo: Image for Energy Smart (martha dealing)

10:28am Monday 17th March 2014

PLANS to insulate 1,500 draughty homes in Southampton and cut energy bills are hanging by a thread after a Government U-turn.

Plans for over 200 homes thrown out

Daily Echo: Residents at last night’s public meeting to consider housing at Netley.

9:49am Friday 14th March 2014

CIVIC leaders last night unanimously refused controversial plans for up to 225 homes and a 60-bed care home.

City must 'think hard about best place for new housing'

Daily Echo: Hogg the Builder: Camblesforth - Kilnwick and Hornby

12:43pm Friday 14th March 2014

WINCHESTER needs to think hard about the best places for new housing, according to civic campaigners.

UKIP to hold open meeting

Daily Echo: Councillor Ray Finch

5:36pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) will hold an open meeting in Southampton on Monday.



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