More than 19,000 people have signed a petition to remove 'anti-homeless' bars from benches in Bournemouth town centre.Read the full story ›
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The plight of the homeless has been particularly acute over the last week as evening temperatures plummeted.
It's thought that more people will be sleeping rough this Christmas than ever before. But in Brighton a new European strategy to end homelessness has hit the streets - a city where rough sleepers have increased ten-fold since 2010.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to rough sleepers Paul Whiteman, Kayleigh Hannah and Chris Hughes, as well as organiser of Galvanise Brighton Kerry Holgate and volunteer Ellie Jack.
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Southampton is already the country's busiest port and now it is getting even busier with the opening of a new car terminal.
The £50 million project will allow even more cars built in Oxford and Swindon to be exported around the world.
Richard Slee reports.
Richard spoke to Michael Rye, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Terminals, Alistair Welch, Director of the Port of Southampton and Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Trade Minister.
Hampshire County Council has an annual budget of almost £2 billion pounds. That money is spent on public services like education, roads, libraries, public health and waste disposal.
So far - since central Government's funding began to be cut in 2008 - the council has saved £340 million from its budget.
Because of the rising cost of adult social care - like services for the elderly - it has increased council tax. Despite that, it says it faces a budget shortfall of £140 million.
We have been reporting for some time now, the extent of the financial challenge that we continue to face. With our revenue support grant from Government soon coming to an end, together with rising inflation and significant increases in the numbers of elderly people, younger adults and children needing care - the pressures are mounting.
Members of the public, for good reasons, tend not to see the children in the care of the County Council, or those on the 'at risk register', but there is no doubt in my mind that they must be our highest priority to protect.
We are limited on the level by which we can increase council tax, and changes to the law would be needed to enable us to introduce or increase charges for some services - even though residents have indicated they would prefer to make contributions for some discretionary services rather than lose them.
The financial outlook remains extremely challenging. It's going to be very difficult indeed to achieve a further £140 million of savings, on top of the £340 million of spending reductions we have had to make since our funding from central Government began to reduce in 2008.
A final decision on where the cuts will be come wil be made by full council on November 2.
Work is continuing on the regeneration of Wokingham town centre - but some traders are concerned they could go out of business. The borough council has been criticised for the lack of support - but it says the work is essential to meet the future needs of residents.
Linden Reader, owner of The Dollshouse Boutique, tells ITV News Meridian how it's affecting her:
A £500 million regeneration plan for Hastings seafront will be unveiled today.
The Hastings Harbour Quarter project will transform the town while preserving and enhancing the town's maritime heritage.
It will also create jobs, extra parking and a working marina for up to 600 vessels.
The project aims to 1,300 homes including those for harbour workers.
A public consultation will be held about the size, location and access arrangements.
This is truly a transformational potential development for the people of Hastings. The intention is to construct a 'halo' development as an exemplar for seaside towns and communities. We believe that this development will provide many much-needed jobs and continue the regeneration of Hastings which has seen tremendous improvements in the last few years."
Work is progressing on a multi-million pound development in Southampton.
This time-lapse footage shows how the city's former fruit and vegetable market is being transformed.
The £60 million scheme off Queensway involves the building of more than 200 apartments plus commercial space.
A collection of original illustrations for the iconic Ladybird books is to go on display at the Museum of Rural Life in Reading.
The artwork is from the 1950s, 60s and 70s on jobs of the day and includes the miner, the sailor and the lifeboatman.
Mel Bloor has been to take a look.
Mel spoke to Clare Plascow, Collections Officer, Museum of Rural Life in Reading.