MPs reject proposed amendment to Environment Bill HAMPSHIRE MPs are facing a backlash after rejecting a move aimed at preventing water companies from dumping raw sewage in rivers and the sea. An amendment to the Environment Bill was defeated in the House of Commons after almost all the Conservatives voted against the proposal, which was put forward in the Lords.
MPs met in Parliament to vote on Amendment 45 to the Environment Bill last week More than 10 Hampshire MPs have voted against amending the Environment Bill which currently allows water companies to dump raw sewage into rivers and seas. On Wednesday (October 20), MPs met in Parliament to vote on Amendment 45 to the Environment Bill relating to 'storm overflows', an amendment that would have made it a legal duty for water companies to stop dumping untreated sewage into waterways.
POLICE are continuing their search for a man who absconded from a secure unit in Thatcham. Raymond Jones, 62, escaped on Sunday, October 24 and hasn't been seen since. He is described as a white man, around 5ft 4 ins tall, skinny and is bald.
St John the Baptist School gets The Ernest Cook Trust grant A primary school in a Hampshire village have received a grant to help fund outdoor learning. St. John the Baptist Primary School, near Waltham Chase, received a £500 grant from The Ernest Cook Trust help engage children with the environment through learning.
HAMPSHIRE County Council’s work towards tackling climate change has been reported to cabinet members. This first Climate Change Annual Progress Report 2020 – 2021 sets out the significant progress that is being made since the launch of the authority’s Climate Change Strategy. Such work includes reducing carbon emissions and ensuring that Hampshire is prepared for the impacts of climate change.
By Timothy Edgley Community Reporter Calls have been made for more to be done to encourage victims to want to proceed with police action in rape and sexual offences cases. Hampshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Donna Jones, has told a panel of MPs that the Crown Prosecution Service should be less risk-averse when considering charging suspects of Rape And Serious Sexual Offences.
Two men, 18 and 20, are charged with murder after 'amazing' father of one, 23, 'was stabbed to death outside a Royal British Legion club in Hampshire'
Two men and a woman were stabbed in Lymington, Hampshire, on Friday night One of the men, 23, died from his injuries and has been named as Max Maguire Garon Jewell, 18, and Draven Jewell, 20, have been charged with murder Two men have been charged with the murder of a young father after he was stabbed to death following an argument at a Royal British Legion social club.
Fisherman Max Maguire was stabbed to death outside a Royal British Legion in the New Forest. Two men have been charged with the murder of an “amazing father with a heart of gold” who died after being stabbed outside a Royal British Legion. Fisherman Max Maguire died following the incident in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, in which another man and a woman also suffered stab wounds.
A Havant councillor who was only elected in May has been shortlisted for a national Young Councillor of the Year award. The Local Government Information Unit Cllr awards celebrate the contributions councillors make to their community that often go unrecognised. This year there were over 400 nominations from all across the country, with only one Hampshire councillor making the cut.
Two men have been charged with the murder of an “amazing father with a heart of gold” who died after being stabbed outside a Royal British Legion. Fisherman Max Maguire died following the incident in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, in which another man and a woman also suffered stab wounds.
Bonfire Night 2021: Best Hampshire fireworks displays taking place including in Southampton and Portsmouth
Time is running out to sort your tickets! Remember, remember the 5th of November! Looking for a specular firework display in Hampshire? There’s a number of exciting Bonfire Night and firework events taking place across the county in November. Watch the sky light up with amazing displays in areas including Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.
The first collections took place on Monday (October 25) New weekly food waste recycling and bin collections have begun in a Hampshire borough in what is the largest shake up to the bin collection service for years. Across Aldershot and Farnborough homes have been given new caddies to store their food waste at home, ready to be collected by the council every week.
Hampshire police detective who forged signatures in Andover murder investigation ‘made awful situation worse’
Detective Constable Robert Ferrow was convicted of forgery in September The detective who forged signatures and risked the investigation into the murder of a mother-of-five "made the most awful situation worse", a misconduct panel has been told. Detective Constable Robert Ferrow, of Hampshire Constabulary, was convicted of forgery and handed an an eight-month jail sentence back in September.
LAS Iguanas is set to open a new restaurant in Hampshire. The new Latin American themed chain will be opening a site in Southampton before the end of the year. Big Table Group, which also owns the Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge chains, said Las Iguanas has ‘exceeded all expectations’ after reopening following the relaxation of pandemic restrictions earlier this year.
‘MPs must vote to make it a legal obligation for water companies to end sewage pollution’ Environmental campaigners have condemned a parliamentary vote against amending a bill to stop water companies dumping raw sewage into Britain’s rivers. The group Surfers Against Sewage have warned that swimmers along the south coast could be at risk from the pollution.
TWO uninsured drivers have been punished following a ‘scarcely believable’ chance encounter that left police astonished. The incident took place on Friday afternoon when officers in Gosport stopped a vehicle in Minnitt Road. The 28-year-old man from Portsmouth was suspected for driving without insurance and had his vehicle seized.
GET your children vaccinated against flu to help reduce its spread in the community, a Hampshire GP has urged. Dr Tim Cooper, speaking on behalf of the Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said parents should sign consent forms for the free inoculation.
THE UK’s first fully electric Tesla-based hearse is set to make its debut in Hampshire The electric-powered hearse will be delivered to a regional co-operative services provider. Southern Co-op, which operates just under 60 funeral branches across Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire, has taken delivery of the new, ground-breaking Wisper based on the Tesla Model S.
A male police officer who harassed a female domestic abuse victim has been granted lifelong anonymity to “protect his welfare”. The specially trained domestic violence officer bombarded the young woman with messages as he pursued an “improper emotional relationship” with her a misconduct panel heard last week.
Hampshire police detective Robert Ferrow who doctored murder case papers would have been sacked if he didn't resign
A detective who forged signatures on a witness statement during an investigation into the murder of a mother-of-five ‘made the most awful situation worse’, a misconduct panel has been told. Detective Constable Robert Ferrow ‘grossly let down’ homicide investigators everywhere when he potentially put the prosecution of Lucy-Anne Rushton’s killer at risk, Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said.