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Posts Tagged ‘ Daily Echo ’

Rose Bowl could go bust say Echo

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November 23, 2011
Rose bowl West end

West End’s Rose Bowl cricket ground has been on the verge of going bust says The Daily Echo. Echo Chief Reporter Julian Robinson claims to have had sight of a top secret report from Eastleigh council finance boss Nick Tustian which states that the cricket ground was in danger of going into administration earlier...
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Council ditch Echo

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June 9, 2011
Council ditch Echo

Eastleigh Borough Council have dropped the Daily Echo as a partner in the production of the council’s own freebie newspaper ‘Borough News’. A recent freedom of information request showed that from 2007 – 2010 the council had spent almost £340,000 with Echo owners Newsquest – the borough news contract was said to be worth...
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Big Brother is watching you…

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April 20, 2011
Big Brother is watching you…

Eastleigh council spends more on CCTV surveillance than major cities like Coventry, Oxford or Preston shock figures reveal. The recent addition of two temporary CCTV cameras in upper market street to monitor bus station activity has thrown the use of CCTV in the town centre into the spotlight. Despite assurances from the council that...
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Council hails supermarket expansion

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April 20, 2011
Council hails supermarket expansion

Fears for the future of small independent in the Town centre have arisen as supermarket giant Sainsbury’s announce plans to ‘revitalise Eastleigh Town centre’. Meanwhile video cameras mounted on high masts have recently appeared around Upper Market Street monitoring traffic in and out of the Bus station – this follows the publication in the Daily Echo...
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Echo Staff Strike Back

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December 29, 2010
Echo Staff Strike Back

Local journalists say they will be sending Daily Echo bosses a special Christmas present in the New Year – a further three days of strike action. NUJ members at the Newsquest owned paper, which also produces Eastleigh News Extra and Eastleigh Borough News have already held two 48 hour stoppages which they say are...
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Echo Dispute Deepens

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December 16, 2010
Echo Dispute Deepens

Working relations at the strike torn Daily Echo, which also produces Eastleigh News Extra and Eastleigh Borough News, have worsened with NUJ members to be balloted on further strike action. The striking Journo’s have been angered to discover that the management are rewarding workers who did not take part in the walk outs with...
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Journalists Now Busking On Street

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December 9, 2010
Journalists Now Busking On Street

Echo journalists want to wish you a merry Christmas Striking journalists felt as frozen as a Daily Echo pay packet yesterday as they took to busking the streets of Southampton with a selection seasonal songs. The cash strapped correspondent’s braved sub zero temperatures in protest at an ongoing two year pay freeze imposed by...
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Local Hacks to Strike Again

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November 30, 2010
Local Hacks to Strike Again

Staff at local newspapers The Daily Echo and Eastleigh News Extra are set to resume strike action next week after talks with management broke down. The jaded journo’s have announced they will be back on the picket line on December 7 and 8 in protest at an ongoing two year pay freeze, the cessation...
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Echo Ed: “Pay Stays Frozen”

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November 19, 2010
Echo Ed: “Pay Stays Frozen”

Journalists at Eastleigh News Extra and the Daily Echo who agreed to suspend strike action in return for talks on pay have been told by their editor that the ongoing pay freeze and closure of the pension fund is non negotiable. In a statement to Journalism.co.uk, Editor Ian Murray said: “The wage freeze remains...
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Local News Strike Off

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November 16, 2010
Local News Strike Off

Four days of strike action by National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members working at BBC South and at local newspaper The Daily Echo – scheduled to take place this week – have now been called off. Both the BBC and Daily Echo were hit last week with 48 hour stoppages by NUJ members however...
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Walk of Shame

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November 9, 2010
Walk of Shame

Echo editor Ian Murray couldn’t look his own reporters in the eye as he was forced to walk through a picket line outside Southampton Art Gallery today. Mr Murray was playing host to Lady Buscombe, head of the Press Complaints Commission and had arranged a public meeting at the art gallery, but the boss...
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Echo Top Boss in £600k Pay Shocker

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October 25, 2010
Echo Top Boss in £600k Pay Shocker

Local Echo journalists will be shocked today to discover the size of their Chairman’s pay packet. Paul Davidson top boss at ‘Newsquest’ – the company that publishes our local newspapers including the Echo, Hampshire Chronicle and Eastleigh News Extra saw his pay rocket from £501,234 to £609,385 this year while his staff have been...
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Echo Staff in Strike Threat

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October 20, 2010
Echo Staff in Strike Threat

Staff working on popular local newspapers ‘The Daily Echo’ and ‘Hampshire Chronicle’ have voted an overwhelming 95% in favour of taking industrial action over a two year pay freeze. The journalists are employed by news publisher ‘Newsquest’ which has a monopoly of local titles including the Echo, Hampshire Chronicle and weekly freebie ‘News Extra’...
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Keith House Calls for Transparency Over Council Pay

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July 6, 2010
Keith House Calls for Transparency Over Council Pay

The Leader of Eastleigh council Keith House, has called for an inquiry into the payment of almost £80,000 worth of bonuses to Hampshire county council staff. The payments had been authorised by the Conservative leader of Hampshire County council without, it was alleged, the knowledge of other councillors at a time when cuts were...
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Eastleigh Jobless Total Hits 14 Year High

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February 17, 2010
Eastleigh Jobless Total Hits 14 Year High

Figures issued by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Eastleigh jumped 5.7% in the last quarter to reach it’s highest level since 1996. Meanwhile during the same period the number of  vacancies available at Eastleigh’s Jobcentre  fell 58%. In January there were a total of...
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