Daily Echo: Politics

'Ambitions' of developers called into question over 6,000 home plans

Daily Echo:

12:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CAMPAIGNER has called into question the ambitions of developers seeking to build a 6,000-home town in Hampshire.

Bus services facing cuts across Hampshire - but threat to ferry lifted

Daily Echo: Image for Hythe Ferry

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A THREAT to a centuries old Hampshire ferry link has been lifted after county bosses stepped back from axing a vital subsidy.

Police and fire move closer to sharing HQ

Daily Echo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ in Eastleigh.

6:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S fire and police services are a step closer to sharing headquarters after the Government announced a £2.6million grant.

Fears over 'boundaries' of 6,000 home development

Daily Echo:

1:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about where a controversial 6,000-home development will draw its boundaries.

Laser factory visited by minister

Daily Echo:

11:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

A SENIOR government minister visited Hampshire today to shed light on a high-tech programme to kick-start the county's economy.

Angry protesters campaign against plans for 6,000 new homes

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

PROTESTERS blew air horns, chanted and waved placards as they marched against plans for a new 6,000-home town in Hampshire.

UPDATE: Mass protest against 6,000 home plan

Daily Echo:

10:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HUNDREDS of angry campaigners protested outside Fareham council offices as the Welborne public examination began.

Community publishes open letter against Immigration Street show

Daily Echo: The film crew in Derby Road on Tuesday

5:35pm Monday 13th October 2014

COMMUNITY leaders in Southampton have published an open letter calling on Channel 4 to axe controversial documentary Immigration Street.

Thousands of hospital staff to walk out on strike

Daily Echo: UNISON members stage a picket outside Belle Vue Mills, Skipton

4:00am Friday 10th October 2014

UP TO 15,000 nurses, paramedics and other medical staff in Hampshire will walk out as part of a bitter dispute over pay.

Future of city walk-in centre at risk

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON walk in centre is to close - with fears it could be a permanent move.

Protest against EU-USA trade deal

Daily Echo: FLYING THE FLAG: An in or out referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is likely in the next parliament

4:41pm Friday 10th October 2014

SCORES of people will take to the streets of Southampton tomorrow to protest against a controversial trade deal between the EU and USA.

Tory tax cuts 'will take food out of the mouths of the poor'

Daily Echo: Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton

9:30am Monday 6th October 2014

TORY plans for tax cuts for the wealthy would “take food out of the mouths of very poor people”, Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton says.

Protest against controversial city centre development

Daily Echo:

7:14pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MORE than 100 people were this evening demonstrating against the £150 million Silver Hill scheme in Winchester city centre.

Thousands of jobs secured in navy base deal

Daily Echo:

9:50am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A £600m Royal Navy contract securing more than 2,000 jobs in Hampshire has been hailed as a show of the county’s “great maritime strength”.

Benefits cuts to hit 12,000 working families

Daily Echo:

8:48am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ALMOST 12,000 families in Southampton will be hit by the Chancellor's latest benefit cut - despite being in work.

Gosport MP welcomes income tracker report findings

Daily Echo: Caroline Dinenage

10:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP has welcomed a rise in discretionary income.

Labour fires election starting gun in Southampton

Daily Echo:

10:46am Monday 29th September 2014

THE Labour Party in Southampton has fired the starting gun for next May’s General Election.

£2m cycling plans for Forest revealed

Daily Echo: Police launch inquiries after sabotage at cycling event

4:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

CYCLISTS suffered a blow when plans for a Boris Bikes-style scheme in the New Forest were axed – despite having already secured Government funding.

UPDATE: 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.

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