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Local Democracy Reporting Service
The A&T has partnered with the BBC's Local Democracy Reporting Service to bring you news from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Hampshire County Council and Dorset Council.
royal bournemouth hospital

Hospital birth centre relocates as coronavirus hits staffing levels

THE birth centre at Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been closed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on staffing levels. In a statement, the hospital said women would instead be relocated to the maternity...
Hampshire County Council

Union urges council to halt redundancies during outbreak

A UNION is calling on Hampshire County Council bosses to halt redundancies and disciplinary action against employees calling in sick. The authority recently approved plans to save £80m by 2021 in a move that put...

‘Help our NHS heroes’ – charity kicks off fundraising campaign

A CAMPAIGN has been launched a campaign to support NHS staff working around the clock amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Southampton Hospitals Charity (SHC) aims to raise money to support the mental health and wellbeing...

Coronavirus: BCP Council prepares for crisis to worsen

A SERIES of measures are being worked on by BCP Council as it prepares for the expected worsening of the coronavirus pandemic. Plans to co-ordinate local community groups offering support and redeploy its workforce are...
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Councillors seek answers on report into NHS trust’s ‘unacceptable saga’

COUNCILLORS have demanded to speak to senior executives at a local NHS trust over an independent report which described its handling of patients’ deaths as an “unacceptable saga”. Members of Hampshire County Council spoke out...

Hampshire parents fined £500,000 as unauthorised school absences rise

HAMPSHIRE parents have been fined more than £500,000 in a year for taking their children out of school, it has been revealed. New data has shown that the number of fines issued for unauthorised school...
Pennyfarthing Homes

Proposals for 69-bed care home attacked as ‘too big’ by residents

PROPOSALS for a new 69-bed care home in Christchurch have been submitted to council planners. New Milton-based Pennyfarthing Homes has applied for permission to build the new facility on land behind Hurn Way, writes Josh...
beryl bikes

Beryl bikes ready to roll into town later this year

THE rollout of pay-as-you-ride Beryl bikes into Christchurch is expected to take place later this year. BCP Council’s cabinet member for transport, Cllr Andy Hadley, said it would be subsidising the expansion as part of...

Budget plans: council tax to rise as county focuses on adult care

COUNCIL tax is set to increase to help fund multi-million-pound investments to boost Hampshire’s economy over the next three years. Under plans by the county council’s Conservative administration for the 2020/21 budget, there will be...
Beach House fire

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire more than a year ago. Beach House had to be demolished...
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