Tag: Daily Echo

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 at…

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 Eastleigh…

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 by…

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 in…

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 ‘Loyalty…

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 and…

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’ –…