Around 50,000 women and 20,000 men in their fifties and sixties are set to miss out entirely on the new state pension between now and 2030 because they don’t have the minimum number of qualifying years under new rules, according to charity Age UK.
A new petition opposing public space protection orders in Southampton, which petitioners say "pose a threat to civil liberties and [criminalise] homelessness and begging," has been launched on website 38 Degrees.
If you visited The Dolphin pub after a gap of a few years, you'd be forgiven for thinking that not much had changed. But the more you look, the more you'll see, hear and taste all kinds of changes since Inez Williams and Stephen Wicken, pictured, took over the St Denys local last year.
Bitterne Park playwright Deborah Gearing's latest play UpBeat – the story of a brother and sister as they chart the ebb and flow of their lives on a journey from youthful rebellion to adult ideals – visits a host of venues across the region in March and April.
A Spitfire flew over Cobden Bridge at around 10.20am on Friday, as part of celebrations for the plane's 80th anniversary. Tim Forcer captured the flypast on camera over Cobden Bridge, and sent this report.
Is Southampton really a property hotspot? Director of Enfields Bitterne, Kevin Ashley, takes a look at current market conditions for those thinking of buying or selling a property around Bitterne Park.
There was a great view from Cobden Bridge on Thursday morning (Feb 25) - you can see a few more snaps in this series over on our Facebook page, where we regularly post pics - old and new - from around the area.
Update: according to the Echo the search "for a 25-year old man" is continuing Sunday. A search and rescue operation was mounted at around 10pm on Saturday night (Feb 13) which will have been heard by many in Bitterne Park and St Denys, and which appeared to centre around areas near Cobden Bridge.
We've been following the progress of this black swan couple and their five cygnets on the Itchen around our patch this year, and this recent photo by Jacqueline Bromley shows the family looks like it's still doing fine (Read More for larger version).
We've just received this intriguing video: "At noon today [Feb 10, 2016] high tide was a mighty 4.8 meters and the 'Poo Barge' was forced to wait at the railway bridge for the water to drop before continuing on its journey," writes our correspondent L. Weedy.