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Southampton Civic Centre

You're probably already familiar with our community newsletter "Focus". This Website is an on-line version of "Focus". If you visit this site regularly you'll see that we keep the site updated with information about Southampton and your community.

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Recent updates

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    Article: Jan 22, 2015

    Figures released today (Thursday 22 January) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the level of crime in England and Wales has fallen to a record low.

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) found that in the year ending September 2014, crime fell by 11 per cent compared with the previous year.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2015

    Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the rate of employment is at a record high of 30.8m.

    In the last three months employment rose by 37,000 and was up 512,000 on the year.

    For the first time since 2008 the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 per cent, falling 1.3 ​percentage points​ ​on the year to 5.8 per cent.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to stamp out the mental health stigma Nick Clegg has said today.

    Speaking at a mental health conference he was hosting with Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, Nick said:

    "Bit by bit, we are making progress: transforming people's attitudes and putting in place the reforms necessary to deliver long lasting improvements in our mental health services."

  • Article: Jan 16, 2015

    Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb is calling on the Conservatives and Labour to match his commitment to invest an extra £8bn a year in the NHS by 2020.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2015

    Victims of trafficking should be protected, not treated as criminals. Watch Catherine Bearder's speech to the European Parliament here.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2015

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg spoke tonight at the Journalists Charity about the events of the last week.

    Speaking about freedom on speech and the so-called Snoopers' Charter which the Tories want to introduce, his speech is as follows:

    I know that normally speeches at these gatherings are light-hearted, but the events of the last week have given events like this a greater importance.

  • Air Quality
    Article: Jan 15, 2015

    Negotiations over a European Parliament resolution on the Commission's 2015 Work Programme have broken down after the centre-right EPP and Conservative ECR groups decided they did not want to take part.

    Environmentalist campaigners had hoped the resolution would send a strong signal to the European Commission that it should not withdraw or water down proposed EU air quality and recycling targets.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats are the party of fair and successful economic policy, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has said today (Monday 12 January).

    Responding to the Conservatives plans to reduce the deficit by cutting spending and not increasing taxes for the wealthy, Danny said:

  • Article: Jan 9, 2015

    Following his first press conference of the year, Nick Clegg has today (January 5) recorded this message stating that Liberal Democrats will put national interests first in a way that is fair for all.

    You can watch Nick's message below.

    In his message Nick summarises the key points from his opening remarks.

  • Article: Jan 8, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have today (Tuesday 6 January) set out plans to safeguard the NHS for the future.

    NHS funding will increased by at least £8bn per year in real terms by 2020.

    The Liberal Democrats are the first party to present a plan to meet the financial needs of the NHS as set out by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England in his Five Year Forward View.

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