Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Call in Army to drive rail strike buses, say Sussex MPs

Sussex MPs are calling for soldiers to drive rail replacement buses during the next round of Southern Rail strikes.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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From left, Andy Gibbs, Councillor Andy Lenaghan and Nick Kingston at West Beach car park on Hayling Island.

Calls made to get tougher with motor home parking on Hayling seafront

DEMANDS have been made to bring an end to a ‘parking free-for-all’ on Hayling seafront.

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Cabinet MP backs local ice cream business

An ICE-CREAM manufacturer has received the backing of a cabinet minister as the government pushes forward with a new ‘Buy British’ food campaign.

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Fly-tipping on Hayling Island

Fly-tipping fears over closure of island’s dump

THERE are fears the potential closure of a recycling centre to save cash could increase the area’s fly-tipping problems.

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Pullingers in Hayling Island

Redevelopment of Pullinger’s site on Hayling Island is refused

PLANS to build a large sheltered accommodation complex in a busy shopping district were refused.


HAVE your say on new county council division boundaries across Hampshire as part of a public consultation.

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Cllr Keith Mans

Hampshire to set up six food distribution points to help those in need

SIX distribution points will be set up around Hampshire so that community groups helping those facing hardship can collect donated food.

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New chairman says ash could be recycling rate answer

ASH that comes out of the bottom of incinerators could help the county to reach its recycling rate target, according to the new chairman of Hampshire’s waste partnership Project Integra.

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There are plans for more beach huts on Hayling Island

Fury over bid to build more beach huts on Hayling Island

PLANS for 40 new beach huts on Hayling Island have been met with fury.

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Paul Clarke faces four charges relating to indecent images of children

Sussex man refuses to pay council tax on terrorism beliefs

A Sussex man refused to pay his council tax because he believes the government take part in terrorist activities, a court heard today (Wednesday, October 7).

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Hampshire County Council facing ‘greatest financial challenge yet’, warns its leader

COUNCILLORS are tackling their ‘greatest financial challenge yet’ as the authority aims to save a further £98m in 2017/18, according to Hampshire County Council’s leader Roy Perry.

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Tory leader calls for support for Hampshire and Isle of Wight devolution bid

DEVOLUTION and a combined authority will add £3bn to the county’s economy, according to Hampshire council’s leader Roy Perry.

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They’re out on the roads again – Hampshire’s salting lorries come out of hibernation

SALTING lorries will be out on a trial run this weekend to check that the vehicles are in good working order in preparation for the winter.

Homes on Hayling seafront ''''Picture: Shaun Roster'www.shaunroster.smugmug.com

Hayling Island’s roads need to be scrutinised before more houses are built, say Ukip

CALLS have been made for a major review of Hayling’s infrastructure before any more houses are given the go-ahead.

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David Willetts

Former Havant MP David Willetts criticises Theresa May over foreign student limits

Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by her former colleague David Willetts for using “unreliable” statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain.

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The beach pods planned for Hayling Island Picture: HGP Architects

Plan for holiday pods on seafront causes controversy

PLANS to build holiday pods as part of a new gateway to Hayling Island have come under fire.

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Street lights, illuminated signs and bollards have been replaced or upgraded across Hampshire

Street lights across Hampshire are upgraded in £225m project

MORE than 150,000 street lights, illuminated signs and bollards have been replaced or upgraded across Hampshire in the biggest private finance initiative in the country.

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