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Plans to merge children's services in Hampshire

A ten-week public consultation has started on plans to merge all children's services in Hampshire as the council tries to plug a £98m funding shortfall.

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Campaign fights plans to merge children's centres

A campaign is underway in Hampshire to prevent the closure of dozens of children's centres. Plans currently being debated would mean 54 being reduced to just 11.

Sure start centres in the New Forest, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Winchester and the Test Valley are under threat.

Leading the fight is Catherine Ovenden who says her centre played a vital role when she was a new mum. Richard Jones reports.

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