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The very latest local news from around Southampton, brought to you in association with The Daily Echo.


Southampton children's care home boss guilty of 30 child sex offences

A CHILDREN'S home boss has been found guilty sexually abusing boys in his care during the late 70s and early 80s....

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Students win army competition for seventh year running

A team of 12 uniformed services students from Itchen Sixth Form College in Southampton have won a Wales army competition for the seventh year running....

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New £22 million city flats scheme

A NEW multi-million pound flats scheme is to be built in Southampton....

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Railway station 'forgets' to change clocks two days after they went forwards

PASSENGERS have been left angry after a railway station "forgot" to change its clocks to British Summer Time....

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Man sent obscene messages to girl and her mum

A SOUTHAMPTON man who sent a lewd photo to a teenage girl and her mum was caught out after his clothing was recognised, a court heard....

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Man dies after air ambulance rushed to Southampton park

A MAN has died after an incident near a Southampton park....

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Woman caught stealing children's toys - and is told to pay compensation from her benefits

A HAMPSHIRE woman who stole children's toys has been ordered to pay compensation from her benefits....

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Teen pregnancy rates plummet in Southampton

TEENAGE pregnancy rates have plummeted in Southampton in the last 17 years, according to new figures....

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Work begins tonight: Redbridge and Millbrook flyovers to be shut for 'noisy' roadworks

TWO of Southampton's busiest flyovers will be closed for a number of nights while "essential roadworks" are carried out, it has been announced....

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Union boss warns Hong Kong firm to 'make a killing off taxpayer' after Stagecoach lose South West Trains franchise

A Hong Kong-based company will help operate one of the biggest rail franchises in the country after a surprise announcement by the Government....

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