Daily Echo: Politics

Plans to allow city to control bus routes and fares

Daily Echo: Bus fares shake-up set to be rolled out in city

4:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs in Southampton will be given London-style powers to set bus routes and fares, Labour will vow today.

Jobs risk as council seeks to save £4.7m

Daily Echo:

6:40am Sunday 21st September 2014

JOBS could be at risk at a Hampshire council that needs to find nearly £5m in savings.

Could Hampshire have more power over its own destiny?

Daily Echo: Can a church solve they mystery of King Alfred's resting place?

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

IN the wake of the referendum results yesterday, jubilant Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to “change the UK for the better”.

County bosses rule out preserving historic ship

Daily Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council bosses have ruled out backing the preservation of one of the Royal Navy’s best loved ships because of cost and lack of space to berth it.

Cyclists raise cash for hospice

Daily Echo:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A TEAM of cyclists have raised thousands of pounds for charity after completing a gruelling 90-mile ride across the county.

Minister to stand down after referendum result

Daily Echo: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

4:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

ALEX Salmond today said he would be standing down as Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader.

City MP comes under fire over car comments

Daily Echo: Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead

12:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

ONE of Hampshire’s top politicians has come under fire after writing an article contemplating a future shake-up of car ownership to cut congestion.

Protesters a step closer to stopping axe falling on bus passes

Daily Echo:

10:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

Disability campaigners are a step closer to overturning a controversial city council scheme to axe disabled bus passes.

Scottish independence: What do you think?

Daily Echo:

11:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

With the nation's focus on what the voters of Scotland are doing today, we want to know what your opinion is.

Hampshire MPs join fight to keep Union together

Daily Echo:

2:34pm Friday 12th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE MPs have teamed up with the Daily Echo to try and keep the Union together ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.

Parents beg council not to cut services for vulnerable adults

Daily Echo:

12:51pm Friday 12th September 2014

PARENTS and carers have made an emotional plea to council chiefs to scrap cuts to services for some of Southampton’s most vulnerable residents.

Historic town centre to get multi-million pound makeover

Daily Echo:

12:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HISTORIC Hampshire town centre is to be made more pedestrian-friendly in a multi-million-pound project.

MP calls for tougher penalties for firms who fail to pay bills

Daily Echo: Have your say on Town Team

12:38pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP has called for the Government to give tougher penalties to companies that do not pay their bills on time.

Plans approved for homes on former bakery site

Daily Echo:

4:19pm Friday 12th September 2014

PLANS for a 120-home development on a former Hovis bakery site have been approved despite concerns of nearby residents.

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.

Decision due on late-night bar levy

Daily Echo:

10:01am Thursday 11th September 2014

A LATE-NIGHT levy on Southampton’s bars, pubs and clubs could be given the green light next week.

Gun fees freeze 'a setback' for public safety

Daily Echo: RIFLE SHOOTING: Tiverton club wide of the target

4:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE’S chief constable has attacked a shock decision to freeze fees for gun licences – describing it as a “significant setback” to improving public safety.

Police called to MP's massive party - twice

Daily Echo: WARNING: George Hollingbery

5:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP held a raucous party, which attracted not one, but two call outs from police officers.

£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.

Plans to knock down police offices for new homes move closer

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

PLANS to knock down former police offices in Southampton and replace them with homes have been submitted.

Mobile library stops saved but more jobs to go in council cuts

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SEVENTEEN mobile library stops are to be saved from cuts – but county bosses are pressing ahead with axing paid staff at three libraries.

UPDATE: Ashya's parents reunited with son but cannot take him from hospital

Daily Echo:

12:37pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A LAWYER representing the parents of five-year-old Ashya King says they cannot remove him from the Spanish hospital where he is being treated for a brain tumour.

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.

Ashya parents to hold press conference ahead of being reunited with son

Daily Echo:

9:23am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE parents of Ashya King have been reunited with their five-year-old son and are expected to tell their story at a press conference this morning.

UPDATED: Ashya King's parents set to see their son

Daily Echo:

4:35pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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

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.

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