New infection control figures released

Steve Brine gives qualified welcome to improving infection control figures from the Winchester & Eastleigh NHS Trust.New figures from the Health Protection Agency show that the Trust running Winchester's hospital is on target with infection control.Each NHS Trust has an upper target for MRSA

"Needless" attack on local voluntary drivers

Local Conservatives criticise reduction in mileage allowance for crucial voluntary drivers.Voluntary Drivers across the area have been hit by a reduction in their mileage allowance in a Government curb on the Social Services voluntary transport scheme.New legislation which comes into force in Jan

Hampshire County Leader's challenge to Minister

Ken Thornber reacts angrily to 'kick in the teeth' comments from Local Gov Minister.Hampshire County Council Leader Ken Thornber is furious over the comments made by Local Government Minister John Healey in a national newspaper today.

Otterbourne residents gather following murder

Parish Council hold meeting in public to hear local views and receive investigation update from Hampshire Police.Residents of Otterbourne and Brambridge near Winchester gathered this evening (Weds 23 Jan 2008) in the wake of a recent murder in the area. Otterbourne Parish Council hosted a meeting

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,