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Rise in children exploited by drugs bosses, councillors told

15 February 2022
Rise in children exploited by drugs bosses, councillors told

Rise in children exploited by drugs bosses, councillors told

15 February 2022

THE number of children being exploited by county lines drug dealers in Hampshire is continuing to rise, county councillors have been warned.


Council under fire for £54m beach hut loans plan

11 February 2022
Council under fire for £54m beach hut loans plan

Council under fire for £54m beach hut loans plan

11 February 2022

BCP Council has come under fire for proposing to use beach huts, such as those at Mudeford, as collateral for loans to invest in the area.

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Deputy police commissioner resigns over equality comments

10 February 2022
Deputy police commissioner resigns over equality comments

Deputy police commissioner resigns over equality comments

10 February 2022

THE deputy police and crime commissioner for Hampshire has resigned after backlash from controversial comments about gender equality.


Police commissioner 'sorry' for maximum council tax hike

07 February 2022
Police commissioner 'sorry' for maximum council tax hike

Police commissioner 'sorry' for maximum council tax hike

07 February 2022

DORSET’S police and crime commissioner has apologised for making the maximum increase possible in the force's budget next year.


Hampshire residents hit with £10 police rise in their council tax

04 February 2022
Hampshire residents hit with £10 police rise in their council tax

Hampshire residents hit with £10 police rise in their council tax

04 February 2022

HAMPSHIRE police's share of the council tax is set to increase by around £10 per year to pay for more officers.

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Third of council children's services roles not filled by permanent staff

04 February 2022
Third of council children's services roles not filled by permanent staff

Third of council children's services roles not filled by permanent staff

04 February 2022

ALMOST a third of social work posts at BCP Council's children’s services are not filled by permanent staff.


Hampshire police given dirt bikes to chase down troublemakers

01 February 2022
Hampshire police given dirt bikes to chase down troublemakers

Hampshire police given dirt bikes to chase down troublemakers

01 February 2022

HAMPSHIRE police officers will soon be riding dirt bikes in a fresh bid to tackle anti-social behaviour.


Hampshire care recruitment drive sees eight new starters with more than 30 vacancies

31 January 2022
Hampshire care recruitment drive sees eight new starters with more than 30 vacancies

Hampshire care recruitment drive sees eight new starters with more than 30 vacancies

31 January 2022

A RECRUITMENT drive for the social care sector is showing “promising signs”, according to the county council – despite less than 10 new starters.


Booking system set to stay at New Forest tips

25 January 2022
Booking system set to stay at New Forest tips

Booking system set to stay at New Forest tips

25 January 2022

THE booking system introduced to stop queues at Hampshire tips should stay, a council has recommended.


Government rescue needed for future of Hampshire County Council finances

24 January 2022
Government rescue needed for future of Hampshire County Council finances

Government rescue needed for future of Hampshire County Council finances

24 January 2022

GOVERNMENT support is desperately needed to rescue Hampshire County Council’s finances in the years ahead, its leader has said.

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'Out of character' flats approved for Walkford road

21 January 2022
'Out of character' flats approved for Walkford road

'Out of character' flats approved for Walkford road

21 January 2022

FOURTEEN "out of character" flats in Chewton Farm Road, Walkford, have been given the go-ahead by BCP Council.


NHS trust action plan slammed as 'shameful' by bereaved sister

14 January 2022
NHS trust action plan slammed as 'shameful' by bereaved sister

NHS trust action plan slammed as 'shameful' by bereaved sister

14 January 2022

A BEREAVED sister has criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s "shameful" action plan following an investigation last year.


Afghan refugees turning down homes in Hampshire

14 January 2022
Afghan refugees turning down homes in Hampshire

Afghan refugees turning down homes in Hampshire

14 January 2022

AFGHAN refugee families in Hampshire are turning down offers for permanent accommodation with hopes of living closer to relatives elsewhere in the UK.

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Council meetings accused of being 'superspreader events'

11 January 2022
Council meetings accused of being 'superspreader events'

Council meetings accused of being 'superspreader events'

11 January 2022

THE leader of Hampshire County Council has promised "every precaution is being taken" to make meetings Covid-safe.


Memorial approved for flying pioneer Rolls at Hengistbury Head

11 January 2022
Memorial approved for flying pioneer Rolls at Hengistbury Head

Memorial approved for flying pioneer Rolls at Hengistbury Head

11 January 2022

A DISPLAY has been approved by BCP Council at Hengistbury Head to honour an aviation pioneer who was the first to die in the UK in a powered flight.


Pandemic home-learning has 'slowed development' of Hampshire pupils

10 January 2022
Pandemic home-learning has 'slowed development' of Hampshire pupils

Pandemic home-learning has 'slowed development' of Hampshire pupils

10 January 2022

HAMPSHIRE children having to learn from home due to the pandemic are not developing as fast as previous year groups, according to a report.


Materials shortage hikes price of Hampshire roadworks

30 December 2021
Materials shortage hikes price of Hampshire roadworks

Materials shortage hikes price of Hampshire roadworks

30 December 2021

A SHORTAGE of raw materials has made roadworks "significantly" more expensive, according to a report by Hampshire County Council.

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Hope for closed Lyndhurst care home amid council pledge to keep open struggling sites

23 December 2021
Hope for closed Lyndhurst care home amid council pledge to keep open struggling sites

Hope for closed Lyndhurst care home amid council pledge to keep open struggling sites

23 December 2021

A SENIOR councillor has promised that "temporarily" shut care homes like Cranleigh Paddock in Lyndhurst will not stay closed for good.


Deputy Hampshire police boss 'sorry' for 'fewer women' comments

23 December 2021
Deputy Hampshire police boss 'sorry' for 'fewer women' comments

Deputy Hampshire police boss 'sorry' for 'fewer women' comments

23 December 2021

A DEPUTY police and crime commissioner has apologised over wanting a reduction in the number of women working in a Hampshire fire service department.

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Warning over spiralling mental health of Hampshire youngsters

22 December 2021
Warning over spiralling mental health of Hampshire youngsters

Warning over spiralling mental health of Hampshire youngsters

22 December 2021

MEDICAL experts have warned that mental health of young people across Hampshire is worsening.


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