Daily Echo: Politics

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.

Prime Minister criticised as city braces itself for new port battle

Daily Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed Dudley Council for spending thosands on a referendum about a referendum

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

FIRST we had cruise wars, now a new front is opening in the war between Southampton and its port rival Liverpool.

Last ditch attempt to get Sir Ben to base America's Cup bid in Southampton

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie: our ablest of seamen

9:24am Monday 16th June 2014

CIVIC chiefs have launched a lastditch bid to bring Sir Ben Ainslie and the promise of 1,000 jobs to Southampton.

Children 'crammed into supersize classes'

Daily Echo: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

6:00am Monday 16th June 2014

INFANTS across the county are being crammed into ‘supersized’ classes because of a growing shortage of places, new figures show.

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.

Heart unit decision delayed again

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

6:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A DECISION on the future of children’s heart surgery in Southampton has been delayed again – prompting warnings that the confusion will cost lives.

'Hold EU vote or I quit Tories’ says city's parliamentary candidate

Daily Echo: Cllr Royston Smith

9:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

THE man bidding to become a Southampton MP at the next General Election has pledged to quit the Conservatives if his party does not deliver a referendum on the European Union.

School celebrates £2m boost

Daily Echo: Headteacher Chris Wilshire celebrates Priestlands £2m grant with students

10:10am Friday 13th June 2014

STUDENTS at a Hampshire school are celebrating a £2m Government funding boost.

Senior UKIP councillor quits after arrest

Daily Echo: Cllr Tony Hooke, deputy UKIP leader, said a cross-party meeting was being held on November 11 to come up with a plan to stop job cuts

5:10am Thursday 12th June 2014

A SENIOR Ukip politician has resigned from his party following a scuffle with a protester during the election campaign.

No action taken against election candidate arrested on suspicion of "religious or racial harassment"

Daily Echo: Police officers speak to election candidate Paul Weston

6:07pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

CHARGES have been dropped against an election candidate arrested in Winchester on suspicion of racial or religious harassment.

Charges dropped against politician arrested on suspicion of religious harrassment

Daily Echo: Police officers speak to election candidate Paul Weston

5:52pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

CHARGES have been dropped against an election candidate arrested in Hamsphire on suspicion of racial or religious harassment.

Museum's £430k shortfall plugged by taxpayers

Daily Echo: SeaCity Museum in line for top design award

10:35am Monday 9th June 2014

TAXPAYERS in Southampton have been left with a £430,000 bill to prop up the SeaCity Museum.

Fourth councillor defects to UKIP

Daily Echo: UKIP councillors Chris Lagdon, Mel Molyneux, Ian Molyneux and group leader Ron Scrivens celebrate Mel joining the party. All four were once Conservative party members.

2:32pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A FOURTH member of a Hampshire council has quit the Conservatives and defected to UKIP.

UKIP MP candidate educated in city

Daily Echo: Roger Helmer

2:53pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THE controversial politician hoping to become UKIP’s first MP was educated in Southampton.

Hampshire politician reflects on 'life-changing' D-Day memories

Daily Echo: Cllr Peter Edgar visiting a D-Day memorial in Stokes Bay

10:35am Thursday 5th June 2014

ONE of Hampshire’s leading politicians has spoken of his “life-changing” experience watching D-Day preparations.

Live All the drama of the council elections - as it happened

Daily Echo: Thousands of people will be going to the polls tomorrow

10:34pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

The polling stations have closed and the results are coming in - follow all the drama from the council elections across Hampshire.

Tories hold Winchester as UKIP make an impact

Daily Echo:

3:44pm Friday 23rd May 2014

THERE weren't many purple UKIP rosettes on show but the party has arrived as a political force on Winchester City Council.

Key battleground in Euro elections

Daily Echo: A guide to how members of the European Parliament are elected

3:15pm Friday 16th May 2014

IT’S the $1.3 trillion budget that will be spent everywhere from Southampton to Sofia and Winchester to Warsaw.

Hampshire MP just misses out on a Commons top job

Daily Echo: Rebel MP Julian Lewis’s salvo fails to block Army axe

5:17pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

CONSERVATIVE MP Julian Lewis was left disappointed yesterday when he missed out on a top Commons job – by a whisker.

MP joins Bring Back Our Girls campaign

Daily Echo: MPs join the Bring Back Our Girls campaign

9:35am Wednesday 14th May 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP has joined fellow MPs in backing an international campaign to get kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls home.

Top fire officer to stand down

Daily Echo: John Bonney

11:24am Friday 9th May 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S chief fire officer will be stepping down from his role after a decade in the top job.

Fracking 'must go ahead soon' despite fears over water supply

Daily Echo: No fracking in Essex

4:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

FRACKING must go ahead as quickly as possible, peers say today - despite fears that it could wreck Hampshire's water supply.

Monster Raving Loony Party launches European election campaign in Winchester pubs

Daily Echo: Party leader Alan Hope with his ‘Cabinet’.

11:10am Tuesday 6th May 2014

THE Official Monster Raving Loony Party has launched its European elections campaign in Hampshire.

Judge jailed for lying to police in Huhne scandal

Daily Echo: Constance Briscoe outside Southwark crown Court

10:42am Friday 2nd May 2014

Disgraced barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe has been jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal.

War on empty homes 'being won'

Daily Echo: Rented homes stock lost in Right-to-Buy

10:19am Thursday 1st May 2014

THE war on empty homes in Southampton – blamed for blight and a housing shortage – is slowly being won, new figures suggest.

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