Time to step back and consider Ashya

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:35am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE sad saga of little Ashya King continues today and is in danger of becoming a media circus.

Difficult issues to be resolved in Ashya case

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:01am Monday 1st September 2014

THE hunt for missing five-year-old Hampshire boy Ashya King, now happily concluded with his discovery in Spain, poses a number of difficult questions for us all.

Roadworks extension a misery for motorists

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

NEWS that roadworks to the Central Bridge in Southampton are to be extended for another six weeks will send many drivers round the bend.

Keeping the city at the forefront of cancer fight

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

ONLY those living with cancer and its uncertainties or their families can truly understand the effects of the disease.

So sad that our society has come to this

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT is another sad and worrying indictment of the times we live in.

£250K small price to pay for the Bargate

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOR more than 800 years it has stood proud as a symbol of our city.

Tesco store decision is bad news for jobs

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE decision by supermarket giant Tesco to withdraw from their multi-million pound plans to create a new premises in Romsey will no doubt be welcomed by some campaigners.

Throwing a stick in the spokes of cycling

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE decision to reject plans for a ‘Boris- Bikes’-style cycle hire scheme for the New Forest would appear to underscore the mistrust that now exists between the form of transport and residents in the National Park.

Sunday no day of rest for city’s busy port

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEWS that a large part of Southampton’s port will now open for business on a Sunday to meet demand will be viewed as a mixed blessing.

Betting firm jibe a joke too far for fans?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:35am Monday 18th August 2014

IT was all just a bit of fun, but were national betting company Paddy Power being a bit too clever when using recent and somewhat raw events at Southampton Football Club to poke fun at fans who travelled to watch their team at Liverpool yesterday?

Back to the future for city police presence?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:47pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CITY centre policing in Southampton is again under the microscope and on the verge of a shake-up – not long after the city’s state-of-theart new police station was unveiled.

Legacy that is giving so many a bright future

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:32pm Friday 15th August 2014

IT may have been another fantastic round of A-level results for Hampshire’s youngsters but it is time when thoughts move on to what’s next.

All credit to our A-level record breakers

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

7:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT is the day of reckoning for the south’s A-level students.

Making public transport more inviting

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

HOW do you go about tempting people out of their cars and on to public transport?

Ticking debt timebomb won’t go away

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:49pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Households in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – traditionally seen as among the most affluent parts of the country – collectively owe £139 million, as we report today.

Those potholes will be repaired after all

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:43pm Monday 11th August 2014

COMMON sense has prevailed.

We need a solution to fly-tipping problem

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:46pm Friday 8th August 2014

FLY-tipping has always been with us.

Lucy’s family deserve answers over her death

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:08pm Thursday 7th August 2014

IT is hard enough for any family to cope with the sudden death of a loved one.

African Caribbean spirit will live on in the city

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:37am Wednesday 6th August 2014

IN the end it is not the building that counts but the people.

Lessons still to be learned 100 years on

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:05pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE lights have gone out again.

We owe such a debt for our freedom

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:25pm Monday 4th August 2014

WE cannot know truly how the world was 100 years ago today.

Get ready for take-off with airport sale

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:23pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

THE proposed sell-off of Southampton Airport by owners Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) raises the possibility of one of the region’s most important assets taking off in a big way.

More realistic project brings fresh hope

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:42pm Friday 1st August 2014

NEWS that Southampton's Eastpoint Centre looks to have been saved for the future is welcome indeed.

Grand plan or victims of circumstances?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:58pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is presented as a mystery whodunit.

City must be accommodating to students

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CAN a city have too much in the way of student accommodation?

Dash for gas is recipe for confrontation

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WE are at the start of a long debate over so-called fracking.

Cuts to music funding don’t hit the right note

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:48am Friday 25th July 2014

The creative arts is an area where the UK excels and as the rest of the world competes to beat this nation in producing goods at a cheaper more competitive price.

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.



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