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Portland Coastguard's harbourside station starts shifting operations to Hampshire and will be complete by the end of the week. From today, the National Maritime Operation Centre will be taking over responsibility from Portland coastguard station, a spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.
Dave York, from First's Hoeford depot in Fareham, will be going to Blackpool this weekend to compete in the annual contest. Up against him will be 120 other First Bus drivers from around the UK, including Andy Attwood from the Southampton depot.
A special reception was held to mark her 20 years service, including a Beating the Retreat by the Band of the Scots Guards. The invitation-only event was attended by 341 people, from charity representatives and military personnel to the Mayors of Southampton , Winchester , Eastleigh , Test Valley, Fareham and Gosport .
Queen Alexandra Hospital's A&E department had to send patients to Southampton yesterday as it was too busy to cope. On average the Cosham hospital sees around 10 patients an hour in A&E but during yesterday afternoon's 'unprecendented' peak, 30 people an hour were turning up.
Secretary Anton Hanney said that many villagers were worried about a 'double whammy threat' of development as the new 6,000-home town Welborne is planned for fields nearby, as well as more than 200 new homes on greenfield sites to the north and east in the village. He said that while the residents' association recognises the need for more housing, and points out that 45 homes have been built in the village over recent years, the building of another 200 homes would worsen the 'intolerable strain that Welborne threatens to inflict on Wickham's infrastructure'.
Southampton Itchen MP John Denham is taking dozens of copies of Saturday's paper - in which we threw our weight behind the Better Together campaign - north of the border with him this week. There are just nine days until Scots will head to the polls for the independence referendum on September 18 and the Daily Echo has joined the fight to convince our fellow Brits north of the border they are better off as part of the UK.
ANOTHER tenant for Fareham's civic offices is being lined up as the council looks to save money by sharing facilities.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:33 am
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