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Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital expansion plan could create up to 800 new jobs, claims NHS

MAJOR plans have been submitted to expand Royal Bournemouth Hospital which could create up to 800 new jobs. Part of the controversial proposed shake-up of NHS services across Dorset, the hospital has been earmarked for...

New BCP leader’s promise to the public: No more secrets

THE new leader of BCP Council has said she wants to overhaul the “secretive” approach taken by its predecessor authorities. Cllr Vikki Slade said that running one of the largest councils in the country was...
Christchurch tax

Residents set for tax cut in new council plan to speed up funding ‘fairness’

CHRISTCHURCH residents are due for a tax cut as plans to bring rates in the new unitary council into line more quickly are overhauled. Fresh proposals, outlined in a report to the first meeting of...
Hampshire County Council

Tory council leader joins cross-party call for more government funding

THE new leader of Hampshire County Council has joined a cross-party call to government for a “significant injection of funding” after a report showed authorities across the country could be facing a £51.8bn funding...
Hampshire County Council

New Forest councillor takes charge at Hampshire County Council

HAMPSHIRE County Council has a new leader at the helm – Brockenhurst councillor Keith Mans, writes Maria Zaccaro of the Local Democracy Reporting Service. Emotions were running high at The Castle in Winchester as Conservative...
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Parties urged to keep talking over control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

THE chief executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has urged political groups to continue discussions to form a controlling administration. Ahead of the first meeting of the new unitary authority on Tuesday, Graham Farrant...
Hampshire school dinners

Weather, Brexit and staff costs blamed for Hampshire school dinners price rise

THE cost of a school meal in Hampshire will go up at the beginning of the new academic year. From September parents will have to pay £2.40 for a two-course hot meal – an increase...

New Forest councillor on course to become Hampshire leader

THE new leader of Hampshire County Council has been announced - and he is a New Forest councillor, writes Maria Zaccaro of the Local Democracy Reporting Service. Cllr Keith Mans, current Conservative deputy leader and...
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