Daily Echo: Politics

Victory for campaign as Government vows to tackle motorway noise

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

IT HAS taken more than a decade but finally thousands of people in Hampshire can look forward to an end of the noise nightmare that has plagued their lives.

UPDATE: Ashya King's parents have been released from custody tonight

Daily Echo:

4:35pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE PARENTS of Ashya King have been released from police custody this evening.

Campaigners beg Prime Minister to reunite Ashya and family

Daily Echo:

12:26pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS this afternoon have begged the Prime Minister to reunite Ashya with his parents tonight.

Former children's minister calls for end to case against Ashya's parents

Daily Echo:

11:28am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMER children's minister has called for the CPS to drop the case against Ashya King’s parents and criticised the decision to arrest them.

City bridge to stay shut for a further two-and-a-half months

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAJOR city bridge that was set to re-open in a few days will stay shut for another two-and-a-half months.

NHS workers could go on strike over pay dispute

Daily Echo: Strike threat in NHS pay dispute as 6,000 union workers are set to be balloted

12:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Thousands of NHS workers in Hampshire could go on strike over a pay dispute.

Touching tributes to former mayor

Daily Echo:

12:55pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a former Hampshire mayor who dedicated her life to helping others in the community she loved.

City constituency rests on 'knife-edge' as election approaches

Daily Echo: Itchen MP John Denham

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

STUDENTS and lecturers hold the key to a “knife-edge” Southampton constituency, a Tory pollster has concluded.

New hospital parking rules announced by government

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

5:21pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

RELATIVES of chronically ill patients at a Southampton hospital must be given free or cheap on-site parking under new rules announced by the Government.

Police sell-off saga hits ironic twist

Daily Echo:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

JUST two years ago it was a community hub where people would meet for lunch or stop off for a chat over a cup of tea with friends.

MoD reveals new rules in effort to prevent another tragedy like submarine shooting

Daily Echo:

2:10pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE Ministry of Defence has revealed its full response to a 13-second shooting spree at Southampton docks in 2011.

City offices to be converted into flats

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:11pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CITY council planners have given the go ahead to proposals to convert offices in Southampton into flats.

Olympic hero joins campaign to convince Scots to remain in the UK

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

11:36am Friday 8th August 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S famous faces have signed an open love letter to Scotland, urging the Scots to stay part of the UK.

Ideas wanted for redevelopment of leisure centre

Daily Echo: Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

12:23pm Monday 4th August 2014

RESIDENTS can share their ideas on how best to redevelopment a popular Hampshire leisure centre.

Bar refused permission to extend hours

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:15am Monday 4th August 2014

LICENSING chiefs in Southampton have refused permission for a bar in the city to extend its opening hours.

Top councillor calls for rival to quit

Daily Echo: Councillor Sean Woodward

3:27pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A TOP councillor has called for his political rival to quit - claiming he is incapable of fulfilling his council duties because he works abroad.

Council rips up more than £42,000 of parking fines

Daily Echo: Parking petmit sign

11:18am Saturday 2nd August 2014

MORE than £42,000 of parking fines handed out to foreign motorists in Southampton have been ripped up as the city council is unable to trace the drivers.

College gets expansion plan approval

Daily Echo: Peter Symonds has 144 National Union of Teachers members.

12:24pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

PETER Symonds sixth-form college has permission from Winchester City Council to build a two-storey social study building with solar panels at its campus in Fulflood.

City demonstration calls for end to Gaza conflict

Daily Echo:

12:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

DEMONSTRATORS held a vigil outside Southampton Civic Centre last night calling for an end to the conflict in Gaza.

Luxury cinema revealed for £70m city leisure complex

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THE Daily Echo can today reveal the luxury cinema chain that has signed up to become part of Southampton's £70million city centre development.

Multi-million pound community centre saved for residents

Daily Echo: The Eastpoint Centre

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON community centre which collapsed into administration six months ago is set to re-open.

Landlord to quit controversial pub days before licence hearing

Daily Echo:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE landlord of a controversial Southampton pub which police are bidding to have shut down has revealed that he is quitting.

City hotel could be turned into student housing and cinema

Daily Echo:

4:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ONE of Southampton’s best-known hotels could be shut down and turned into posh student digs and a cinema.

Gardeners and handymen jobs at risk under new council cutbacks

Daily Echo:

2:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GARDENERS and handymen are set to disappear from sheltered accommodation under £7.6million of county council cut backs.

Protests at £5m cuts to arts education grants

Daily Echo:

12:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

UP TO £5m will be slashed from education grants that fund music and the performing arts, in new cuts to hit Hampshire next year.

Cross party vote to postpone cuts to disabled activities

Daily Echo:

2:36pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS pleading with county bosses to rethink plans to slash funding for trips and activities for disabled children have won cross party support for a stay of execution.

Chancellor in city to promote new pension reforms

Daily Echo:

12:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne is in Southampton today on the day radical new pension reforms were announced.

MP welcomes U-turn on party's approach to bedroom tax

Daily Echo: Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton

6:49pm Thursday 17th July 2014

NICK Clegg is under pressure to axe the 'bedroom tax' immediately - instead of after the next election - after a surprise Liberal Democrat U-turn on the controversy.

Star campaigns to keep Scotland in UK

Daily Echo:

3:43pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE star is one of a host of celebrities who has spoken out against Scottish independence as part of a major “lovebombing” campaign.

VIDEO: Hundreds bring city to standstill in protest over Gaza crisis

Daily Echo:

7:07am Wednesday 16th July 2014

MORE than 200 protestors have brought Southampton to a standstill last night in a protest over the Gaza crisis.

Hampshire MP promoted in cabinet reshuffle

Daily Echo: New Forest MP Desmond Swayne

4:23pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP was promoted in David Cameron’s reshuffle – then immediately admitted many of his constituents would not like his new job.

Gove out of education as Cameron reshuffle's cabinet

Daily Echo:

10:19am Tuesday 15th July 2014

David Cameron has removed Michael Gove from the Education Department to become ''minister for TV'' with a brief to promote the Government's message in broadcast interviews as he shapes up to fight for a Conservative majority in next year's general election.

Mayor quits after being banned from town's pubs and clubs

Daily Echo:

10:54am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE mayor of a Hampshire town has quit after being banned from 36 pubs and clubs.

City not bidding to host prestigious sailing race

Daily Echo: Team Great Britain in action

5:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT IS ONE of the world’s most prestigious – and toughest – sailing events.

Southampton people have some of the highest levels of personal loan debt

11:46am Monday 14th July 2014

PEOPLE living in the postcode areas of Southampton, Peterborough and Newcastle upon Tyne have the highest levels of personal loan debt per person in Britain, according to figures from lenders.

'Substantial' damages for former MP Michael Mates

Daily Echo: Michael Mates

11:39am Monday 14th July 2014

FORMER East Hampshire MP Michael Mates, wrongly accused of breaking electoral law, has revealed he has accepted “substantial” damages from the Crown Prosecution Service.

City's waterfront vision for 2030

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Vistas from Sydney to South Africa and Copenhagen to Canada could inspire Southampton’s own £450million Royal Pier development.

Strike is 'first shot in longer battle'

Daily Echo:

10:28am Friday 11th July 2014

“THIS is just the beginning”. That was the vow from one of Britain’s most senior union bosses, speaking by the steps of a Hampshire council HQ as strikers across the county brought some public services to standstill.

Bad winter weather could cost council extra thousands

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

10:54am Friday 11th July 2014

LAST winter’s storms and flooding are set to cost Winchester City Council hundreds of thousands of pounds in repairs to its council houses.

Council axes tourist information service

Daily Echo: Westbury Manor Museum

6:54pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CHIEFS at a cash-strapped council have decided to axe its tourist information centre budget.

200 council jobs face axe in £30m black hole

Daily Echo: Southampton Civic Centre

6:10am Tuesday 8th July 2014

ALMOST 200 jobs could be axed in the latest round of multi-million pound council cuts, the Daily Echo can reveal.

£360m boost for 5,000 new jobs, 17,000 extra homes and a new ferry terminal

Daily Echo:

4:20am Monday 7th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE is set to receive a massive £360m boost in a deal that aims to create thousands of jobs and new homes and revitalise the economy.

Record number of bidders for city's super casino

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A record number of bidders have confirmed that they will battle it out for the right to open a super casino in Southampton.

Immigration bosses stop brother's life saving operation

Daily Echo: Musa Gibba, who needs a life-saving kidney transplant

9:24am Monday 30th June 2014

A SICK man has made a desperate appeal to immigration chiefs to let his brother into the country to save his life.

Delay shipyard closure until Scots vote, says MP

Daily Echo: Southampton Itchen MP John Denham

9:54am Friday 27th June 2014

THE closure of a Hampshire shipyard should be shelved at least until after Scotland votes on independence, an MP has told the Government.

National Park dumps boss over cycling controversy

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

10:53am Friday 27th June 2014

THE organisation that runs the New Forest National Park has dumped its chairman amid continuing controversy over mass cycling events.

Hampshire MP will be "expelled" from party says leader

Daily Echo: Mike Hancock

9:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP will be expelled from the Liberal Democrats, according to the party leader.

Hampshire MP issues apology to woman over "inappropriate and unprofessional" friendship

Daily Echo: Mike Hancock

3:15pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP has issued a public apology to a female constituent over an “inappropriate and unprofessional friendship”.

Jobless youngsters will lose benefits if they shun training under new Labour plans

Daily Echo: Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

10:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

JOBLESS young people will be stripped of benefits if they refuse to go on training schemes, under tough new Labour plans.

New plans revealed to build hundreds of homes on derelict television studios

Daily Echo: The former Meridian television studios in Southampton are subject to plans for 350 homes

5:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A DEVELOPER has launched plans for hundreds of new homes on the site of a derelict former Hampshire television studio.

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