An iconic church in Ramsgate is in line for a hundreds of thousands of pounds of lottery cash.
Universities in the South are pioneering a brand new way to learn. Why go to lectures if your lectures can come to you?
George Osborne has unveiled tax breaks for controversial fracking in a bid to create the "most generous" regime for shale gas in the world.
It's been a day of winners and losers for part of the Thames Valley. Children's centre's in Oxfordshire have been saved but £64m is to be cut from services over the next four years. Cary Johnston reports.
– Hewlett Packard spokesperson
HP commenced consultation for Q1 FY14 on November 28th, 2013 in the UK regarding potential workforce changes for 2014. _The proposed UK workforce management plan is part of HP’s global multi-year productivity initiative that was announced on May 23, 2012, and updated at its Securities Analysts Meeting on October 9, 2013, to address current market and business pressures in support of HP’s turnaround in EMEA.
– Hewlett Packard spokesperson
HP remains committed to supporting the employability of its employees through a number of internal initiatives, including re-skilling, redeployment and support to obtain alternative employment as appropriate.
– Unite national officer, Ian Tonks
For the last five years HP has been addicted to a culture of job cuts in the UK to such an extent that its highly skilled workforce has little faith in the way the company is being managed and will be going forward. Unite will be doing everything possible to mitigate these job losses which are a hammer blow to the UK’s IT sector and very distressing for employees in the run-up to Christmas.
More than 1100 jobs at Hewlett Packard (HP) are to be lost at the beginning of 2014 - just under a months time.
A total of 618 jobs could be lost at the company's Bracknell base. Many of those facing redundancy either work from home or within the organisations employing HP.
The company blamed falling demand and reorganisation for the job losses that it wants to implement in the first three months of 2014.
With household budgets under pressure, there's a warning that many families in the South may take on quick-fix loans just to get through the cost of Christmas next month - and pay for it in the New Year.
Today in Southampton protesters gathered outside businesses offering pay-day loans, to highlight the possible dangers of high interest debt. Mel Bloor reports.
A 46-year-old woman has been given a suspended 12 week custodial sentence after pleading guilty to benefit fraud after dishonestly claiming over £9000.
Penny Smith was charged with dishonestly obtaining Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Income Support between July 2011 and February 2013.
Mrs Smith, from St Ebbes, claimed a total of £9075.33 and was sentenced at Oxford Magistrates’ Court to 12 weeks custody suspended for 12 months. She also has to obey a three month curfew between the hours of 6pm and 6am as well as paying £350 costs.
She will have to pay back the overpaid benefit to both Oxford City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions.
The number of people who do not own a car in the South East has increased by 4% according to a report by the British Car Auction.
In 2012, the figure was 26% of people, this year it is 30%.
The report in brief:
- 72% of families own at least one car
- There has been a 1% increase in two car families year on year
- Two car ownership in the North has increased to 29% from 16% in 2012
- Families with three cars or more has risen to 10% from 3% in the South West
- 14% say they will certainly or quite likely buy a car in the next year compared to 11% in 2012
Ludovico Einaudi is playing with his 11-piece band at the Bournemouth International Centre. Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians - wowing audiences across the globe.
Pat Coyne, BH Live Director of Venues said; “This event really highlights the diversity of events at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Thousands of people came along to see Chase and Status on Wednesday and on Friday people will be coming from all over the South to enjoy a stunning evening of classical music and performance!"
An iconic, gothic-style church in Kent could be in line for hundreds of thousands of pounds of Lottery cash. St Augustine's in Ramsgate was built by the renowned architect Augustus Pugin, who also designed Big Ben in London.
The Church wants to build a visitor centre honouring both Pugin and St Augustine, as David Johns now reports.