City's rubbish row could be over
Southampton's rubbish row could be over
A dispute which left rubbish rotting on Southampton's streets could soon be resolved.
Trade unions have agreed to end legal and industrial action against Southampton City Council after a deal was reached over pay and conditions. Union members will vote on the settlement in September.
Cleaning up after the flytippers
Council officers in the South are being forced to deal with more cases of fly-tipping as people try to avoid the costs of recycling by dumping rubbish.
A new survey by the GMB shows that officers in Southampton were called to 8,708 cases of fly-tipping, the highest across the South.
While in Medway the local authority dealt with 3,130 separate incidents including a case where a man dumped builder's rubbish onto the door of a charity shop.
Litter louts ruin the seaside
Litter louts spoil Brighton Beach
Beer bottles, sleeping bags and plastic sacks are strewn over Brighton Beach, following this week's sunny weather.
Litter louts have left behind piles of junk, which local cleaners have struggled to clean up.