Police cadets are to be congratulated

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:33am Thursday 24th July 2014

THEY are on the streets and making a difference.

Reassurance needed after teacher’s sacking

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEWS of the activities of a local school teacher, expelled from the profession for inappropriate behaviour with a female pupil, is alarming enough.

Raise a glass to saving our local pubs

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT has become a common tale: the demise of the local pub. Today this paper reports on how two more local pubs look set to pull their last pint.

A tragic warning of payday loan dangers

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

THERE can be no greater and more tragic illustration of the dangers of so-called payday loans than the sad death of Mr Ian Jordan.

Abolishing councils should not be totally ruled out

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:41am Friday 18th July 2014

IT was always a suggestion that was likely to raise eyebrows and voices.

Missed chances to boost city’s links with sea

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

7:32pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IT IS tempting to ask out loud what the Southampton city region has to do to further its ambitions to capitalise on its links to the sea?

Controversial but preferable transportation

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

6:09pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

CYCLING remains in the news with the Tour de France and its UK launch still in the public memory.

Sailing title disappearing over the horizon

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:36pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE irony is not lost on all but a few. Once Southampton carried the proud boast it was the Home of Ocean Sailing. Now it makes it plain it can no longer afford to host worldclass racing events.

Let the summer event good times continue

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:45am Monday 14th July 2014

THE grand success of the weekend’s many events in and around Southampton prove the point that there is a strong appetite for grand scale community occasions in the city region.

Could you help keep sun shining for club?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:38pm Thursday 10th July 2014

WANTED – a willing volunteer to help continue bringing sunshine into the lives of elderly folk in Chandler’s Ford.

Strike action may highlight split in society

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:44pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

WITHOUT doubt it will be the largest display of opposition to Government policy for many years.

Is it time for a rethink on council funding?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:02pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE future of cutbacks facing Southampton City Council, its staff and the people of the city is truly frightening.

A windfall for which we should be grateful

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:05pm Monday 7th July 2014

BY ANY criteria it is marvellous news for the region.

Public’s confidence in legal system was misplaced

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

6:17pm Friday 4th July 2014

HINDSIGHT is always crystal clear and it now seems obvious that convicted violent criminal Stuart Burton should have been remanded in custody when facing the latest in a long string of allegations, that he groomed and then slept with a 13-year-old girl.

Cycling law changes all a matter of timing

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:55pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THERE would seem to be immaculate timing at hand with news of calls for tougher anticycling event laws coming in the countdown to the start of this year’s Tour de France in the UK.

Cash boost reinforces region as arts hotbed

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:23pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ARTS projects in Hampshire have every right to be feeling very happy with the announcement of who gets what from the Arts Council.

City’s sea-based industrial base watered down

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE promise of hundreds of jobs if a successful bid to develop the former VT ship building site at Woolston gets the go-ahead is welcome indeed.

Border chiefs need to use compassion

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:58am Monday 30th June 2014

THE people charged with policing the UK’s borders deserve our support and admiration.

Clubs moving in to snap up Saints stars

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:13pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE England squad have hardly set foot on home soil again and it seems clubs are moving in for Southampton’s star players.

Timely inquiry into the First World War

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

TODAY sees the start of an inquiry in Southampton that has been a century in the making (see page 10).

At last Spitfire tribute can get off the ground

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:40pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

IT seems to have been talked about for years but last night plans for a giant statue in Southampton to celebrate the iconic Spitfire were backed by councillors.

It is the sea that gives our city a future

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:16am Tuesday 24th June 2014

PROOF, if that were needed, of Southampton’s position as a world leader in marine technology could well be found today in the application before the city council for an exciting development at the National Oceanography Centre.

Parking rules should apply to private firms too

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:55pm Monday 23rd June 2014

The Government is finally to take action on the use of CCTV to extract cash from hard pressed motorists.

Time to turn spotlight on to jobs for young

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:03pm Friday 20th June 2014

YESTERDAY’S announcement of a policy pledge from Labour to tackle youth unemployment by challenging young jobseekers to obtain better qualifications and training will strike a chord with many, not least those seeking work.

Tackling invisible killer for future generations

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:15am Monday 16th June 2014

AN INITIATIVE to get to the heart of Southampton’s poor air quality problem is probably not something that most people would have placed high on the political agenda.

A clever move by councillor over EU plans

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:34pm Saturday 14th June 2014

IT’S NOT often that an MP offers to resign, even before they have been made an MP.

Beautiful game continues to cast a spell

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:53am Thursday 12th June 2014

MIRED in controversy, unpopular we are told even with many in the host nation, today’s opening of the 2014 World Cup could be a damp squib – but most likely it will be the start of a wonderful few weeks of sporting excellence.

Tough times for colleges as cutbacks bite

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:03am Wednesday 11th June 2014

ARE we betraying a generation of young students, or is the academic world of colleges coming to terms finally with the realities of the recent financial crisis?

Who will pay for work on flood defences?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:42am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THAT work needs to be carried out to prevent a repeat of this winter’s flooding in Hampshire is a given.

Views of both sides deserve to be heard

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:52am Monday 9th June 2014

THAT a developer is planning a project that could bring 750 jobs to Southampton, as the Daily Echo reports today on page 4, is something everybody should welcome.

Remembering how much we owe veterans

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:54pm Friday 6th June 2014

WE should not really be surprised at the outpouring of emotion and sheer determination of veterans taking part in today’s D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration events.

Democracy in national parks a welcome idea

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:39pm Thursday 5th June 2014

PROPOSALS to democratise how national parks are run are an interesting twist in the history of the New Forest.

Welborne project will be tip of the iceberg

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:51pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

ONE OF the region’s most interesting housing projects takes another step towards reality, as this paper reports today.

Controversy is overshadowing World Cup

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:47am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

THE current furore over the 2022 World Cup planned for Qatar is in danger of overwhelming the games that will begin in Brazil in just over a week’s time.

Communities must accept new housing

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:43pm Monday 2nd June 2014

IT IS good news indeed that 120 people have been able to get a foot on the property ladder in Southampton thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme.

Better late than never to re-look at case

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:57am Friday 30th May 2014

MISTAKES can be made, errors slip through and bad things happen.

Strong Saints presence important for city

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:39pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

ON SIMPLE decisions the future prosperity of cities can depend.

Sorry catalogue of unacceptable failings

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:48pm Friday 23rd May 2014

WHEN we send young men and women to fight for this country overseas, the least they should expect is that they are protected by their own side.

Private probation firms need fast results

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:10pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE term “private firm” seems to go hand in hand with fears over public disaster these days.

High Five: We’ve won the battle – but not the war

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:49pm Monday 19th May 2014

IT’S fantastic news, but the fight is not over yet. That’s message from those behind the Daily Echo-backed High Five Appeal that will transform the lives of young heart patients attending Southampton General Hospital.

Fracking should have no place in Forest

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:45pm Friday 16th May 2014

YOU would assume that when the powers-that-be create a national park, it would mean it would have a special status that would protect it from many of the indignities heaped on other areas.

£1.6m football cash would be icing on cake

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:16pm Thursday 15th May 2014

IT’S often a winning formula.

Is city finally getting an Olympic legacy?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

6:02pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A SPORTING legacy was promised when Britain won the right to host the Olympics.

Saints’ achievement a boost for the city

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:53am Monday 12th May 2014

YESTERDAY’S 1-1 draw with Manchester United for Southampton FC before an ecstatic home crowd at St Mary’s Stadium marked the end of what had been a remarkable season for the city’s team.

Vital to do all we can for dementia sufferers

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:35pm Friday 9th May 2014

IT is difficult to imagine a more terrible condition than dementia.

We need action to deal with air pollution

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:12pm Thursday 8th May 2014

LIVING in Southampton is putting our health at risk – and that is official.

Good idea but will enough people buy into it?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:08pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

The promise that local people can take control of what happens in their community is one hardly anybody would turn down.

Crackdown on banned drivers long overdue

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:20am Tuesday 6th May 2014

TOUGHER sentences for disqualified drivers are promised by the Government today, as we report on page 18.

One day they may be singing their thanks

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:13pm Friday 2nd May 2014

AT first glance the idea that the Government has given successful Southampton rock band Band of Skulls a grant of thousands of pounds to promote themselves is surprising.

An important success for our campaign

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:08am Thursday 1st May 2014

NEWS that the Government is to place emphasis on provision of life-saving defibrillators for schools underscores the campaigning message by this paper.



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