Chris Chope Tory leadership

Tory candidate branded ‘cowardly’ in election spat with former party official

THE Conservatives’ general election campaign in Christchurch has been hit by an escalating war of words after the local party’s deputy chairman resigned in a spat with candidate Sir Chris Chope. Rhys Gadsby announced on...
European elections

Who wants your vote? General election candidates unveiled

MORE than a dozen candidates have put their names forward in the New Forest and Christchurch for what has been described as the most significant general election in a generation. The deadline for candidates’ nominations...
Hampshire County Council

Councillors approve budget to axe jobs, cut services and hike charges

BUDGET plans to cut Hampshire County Council services in a bid to save £80m have been given the green light, putting more than 270 jobs at risk. Street lights are to be switched off for...
Hampshire County Council budget

Council set to approve budget cuts hitting services and up to 270 jobs

A BUDGET which could further hit Hampshire County Council services and put more than 270 jobs at risk is set to be approved tomorrow (Thursday) as part of a move that will help the...
Brexit

Election battleground to be housing, social care and Brexit, say candidates

PARTIES are gearing up in the New Forest and Christchurch for a general election after MPs put the country on course for a national vote on 12th December. Mental health, affordable housing and social care...
Local MPs

Calling general election would break Brexit ‘deadlock’, Tory duo say

BRING on an election – that is the view of two local MPs amid more debate over leaving the EU, while a third prefers exiting without a deal. Sir Desmond Swayne, Julian Lewis and Sir...

Forest fly-tipping fears over new waste charge plans

A HAMPSHIRE councillor has raised concerns over proposals to charge residents to dump non-household waste at rubbish tips. Cllr Alan Dowden fears that asking residents to pay for disposal of non-household wood waste such as...

Thousands of council magazines destroyed rather than sent to residents

AN investigation has been launched after up to 9,000 copies of BCP Council’s magazine were sent directly to be recycled as waste rather than being delivered to homes. The authority is looking into photos that...
Hampshire County Council

No-deal Brexit to cost taxpayers millions, ruling councillors warned

LEAVING the EU without a deal could cost Hampshire County Council millions of pounds, a high-level report has warned. As negotiations between the UK and EU were reported to be close to collapsing this week,...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Fawley power station to promise ‘green industrial revolution’

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to wind turbine company MHI Vestas based at the Fawley power station site today (Wednesday) to unveil a “green industrial revolution” investment pledge worth £83bn. Mr Corbyn dropped...
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