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Final Post Office decisions announced

Post Office make public where axe will fall as 'consultation' ends.Dozens of post offices in Hampshire will close from next month, it was announced this morning.The Post Office announced its decision to close 61 of its 291 full-time sub post offices in rural and urban areas of Hampshire and the I

Packed public meeting makes clear opposition to new town

Steve Brine addresses a jam-packed meeting in Micheldever Station hosted by the Dever Society.The latest attempt by Zurich Eagle Star to build a major new town in the open countryside around Micheldever Station is receiving unanimous opposition from all your representatives and community groups. 

Arrival of Emily Jane Brine

Prospective Winchester MP and wife announce birth of their first child.Prospective Winchester MP, Steve Brine, and his wife Susie are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter. Emily Jane Brine was born at 1809 on Thursday November 22 2007 at Winchester's Royal Hampshire County Hospital,

Colden Common speed demands rise

Residents in Church Lane, Colden Common demand their new speed limit.Villagers in Colden Common are worried that speeding drivers are not only endangering lives, but also shaking their homes.Vibration from lorries in Church Lane is causing pictures to fall off the walls in some houses where resid

Eagle Star make bid to build new town

Local resolve as strong as ever against a new town on land at Micheldever Station as speculative proposal receives robust response.The latest attempt by Zurich Eagle Star to build a major new town in the open countryside around Micheldever Station is receiving unanimous opposition from all your r

Shadow Minister praises Post Office campaign

But it doesn't have to be this way says Alan Duncan MP in visit to Winchester.There are currently 21 sub-post offices in the Winchester constituency area.Three are proposed for closure under the Network Change Programme; Shawford Post Office at Shawford Parish Hall, Littleton Post Office and Chan

Home Office pulls plug on 101 number

Steve Brine critical of "short-sighted" move from Government.Hampshire’s non-emergency 101 police number is to be axed.The scheme will end in February 2008 after the Government decided to withdraw funding for the service.Since the scheme was set up last May as one of the first in the UK, it has r