Residents have 'lost confidence' in borough, says councillor

Basingstoke Gazette: An artist's impression of how the Manydown development could look

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SENIOR Conservative councillor has claimed that residents in some parts of Basingstoke have “lost confidence” in the borough council over its handling of the Manydown development.

Grants available for flood victims

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAMPSHIRE residents who have been affected by flooding can now apply for grants up to £5,000 to help make properties more flood-resilient in the future.

Borough looks to help the homeless

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8:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

VITAL funds to provide temporary housing for homeless people are to be released by the borough council.

Maria Miller asked to clarify reference to her role in the Leveson Report

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

DO you feel you were the victim of a press witch-hunt? That was the question put to Maria Miller on Tuesday by The Gazette after the MP sent in her latest “How I See It” column.

Maria Miller expenses scandal hits sales of charity calendar

Basingstoke Gazette: Brian James with the charity calendar featuring Maria Miller.

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HAVING the local MP in his cover picture seemed like a good idea when Brian James launched a charity calendar.

POLL RESULT - 88 per cent say Maria Miller should resign as Basingstoke MP

Basingstoke Gazette: 88 per cent of respondents to a Gazette poll said Maria Miller should resign as Basingstoke's MP.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

SHOULD Maria Miller resign as Basingstoke’s MP? That was the question put to Gazette readers in a poll that was launched on this website last Wednesday – the day that Mrs Miller bowed to mounting pressure and resigned from her position as Culture Secretary, at the heart of the Government.

"I have made mistakes - I have apologised" says Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller today admits that she has “made mistakes” – and she is vowing to work hard for her constituents following her decision to quit as Culture Secretary.

North East Hampshire MP defends Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller, Sir George Young and James Arbuthnot

11:22am Monday 14th April 2014

THE MP for North East Hampshire has backed Basingstoke MP Maria Miller following her resignation as Culture Secretary.

Conservative Association chairman and Onnalee Cubitt resign over party snub

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Onnalee Cubitt

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

THE chairman of the Basing and Lychpit branch of the Basingstoke Conservative Association has resigned after a popular borough councillor was prevented from standing for the party in next month’s borough elections.

North West Hampshire MP defends Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

Basingstoke Gazette: Sir George Young, who was next to Basingstoke MP Maria Miller as she made her 32-second apology speech in the House of Commons on April 3

5:32pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE MP for North West Hampshire has backed Basingstoke MP Maria Miller following her resignation as Culture Secretary.

Maria Miller's new home - a five-bedroom, £1.2million Tudor property in Mapledurwell

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller's new home in Mapledurwell.

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THIS is Maria Miller’s new £1.2million property in Mapledurwell.

Maria Miller's resignation welcomed by MP who sparked investigation

Basingstoke Gazette: John Mann, the MP whose complaint sparked an investigation into Maria Miller's expenses.

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE MP whose complaint sparked an investigation into Maria Miller’s second home expense claims, has welcomed her resignation as Culture Secretary.

Conservative vice-chairman sacked following comments on Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

10:49am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE vice-chairman of the Conservative Party has been sacked after he tweeted that it was “about time” that Basingstoke MP Maria Miller resigned.

UKIP Leader says Maria Miller's apology shows lack of "comprehension"

Basingstoke Gazette: Nigel Farage

11:02pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that Basingstoke MP Maria Miller’s apology to Gazette readers on Tuesday showed “a lack of comprehension”.

Labour MP urges Maria Miller to reject severance pay

Basingstoke Gazette: Labour MP John Mann

4:14pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A LABOUR MP, whose complaint led to an investigation into Basingstoke MP Maria Miller’s expenses, has called for the former Culture Secretary to reject a severance pay package.

Conservative party chairman says Maria Miller "was becoming the news"

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE CONSERVATIVE party chairman has said that Maria Miller “was becoming the story” and preventing coverage of other news when asked about her resignation.

Prime Minister defends decision to back Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

Basingstoke Gazette: David Cameron hailed Accenture's 2,000 jobs drive

12:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron this afternoon defended his decision to back Basingstoke MP Maria Miller.

POLL - Should Maria Miller resign as Basingstoke's MP?

Basingstoke Gazette: MARIA MILLER: The Culture Secretary had to apologise to MPs

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

IN THE wake of her resignation as Culture Secretary, The Gazette is asking the people of Basingstoke whether they think Maria Miller should give up her position as MP for the town.

Maria Miller says resigning is "the right thing to do"

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller

11:12am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller has given a television interview to the BBC saying she takes “full responsibility for the situation” and that she is resigning because “this has become an enormous distraction”.

Maria Miller timeline: How the expenses scandal unfolded

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller

10:37am Wednesday 9th April 2014

1995- Maria Miller and her husband buy a house in Wimbledon for £234,000. Her parents and brothers move in.

Maria Miller's position as Culture Secretary was "untenable" says Liberal Democrat candidate

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

9:56am Wednesday 9th April 2014

MARIA Miller’s position as Culture Secretary was untenable – that is the verdict from the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate challenging the Basingstoke MP in the 2015 General Election.

David Cameron letter in full

Basingstoke Gazette: David Cameron hailed Accenture's 2,000 jobs drive

9:38am Wednesday 9th April 2014

REPLY FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

Maria Miller resignation letter in full

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller in Southampton yesterday.

9:28am Wednesday 9th April 2014

LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER

UKIP leader says Basingstoke MP Maria Miller should have been "sacked"

Basingstoke Gazette: Alan Stone, left, with UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

9:16am Wednesday 9th April 2014

SHE should have been sacked – that was the view of the Basingstoke UKIP leader who is set to challenge Maria Miller for her seat at next year’s General Election.

Resignation is too little too late, according to Basingstoke Labour candidate Paul Harvey

Basingstoke Gazette: Resignation is too little too late, according to Basingstoke Labour candidate Paul Harvey

9:09am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller’s resignation is too little too late, according to the town’s Labour Parliamentary candidate for next year’s General Election.

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller resigns as Culture Secretary

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller in Southampton yesterday.

7:48am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller has resigned from her position as Culture Secretary at the heart of Government, this morning, following the public row over her public expenses.

Miller: 'I have let you down'

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller

5:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MP 'devastated' over expenses saga.

Maria Miller petition gets 150,000 signatures

Basingstoke Gazette: Matthew Lawrence

3:26pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A PETITION calling for a Basingstoke MP Maria Miller to pay back £45,000 in expense claims or resign has received more than 150,000 signatures.

Maria Miller "will not resign" say Hampshire Conservatives

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller "will not resign" say Hampshire Conservatives

3:08pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MARIA Miller “is an outstanding MP for Basingstoke”, the Hampshire Conservative Federation has claimed.

Scottish MP calls for Metropolitan police investigation into Basingstoke MP's expenses

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller will 'have to repay thousands' over expenses claims

5:35pm Friday 4th April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller could face a further inquiry into her expenses after a Scottish MP called for the Metropolitan Police to investigate her expense claims further.

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller told to apologise in a Commons statement

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller will 'have to repay thousands' over expenses claims

11:34am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller will have to repay £5,800 and has been told to apologise to ministers in the House of Commons despite being cleared of wrongly claiming expenses on a second home.

Report into Basingstoke MP Maria Miller to be published today

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller will 'have to repay thousands' over expenses claims

9:28am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller may be ordered to pay back £5,000 and apologise when an investigation into her expenses is published today.

Brighton Hill South councillor to stand down on Friday

Basingstoke Gazette: David Eyre, head teacher at Brighton Hill Community College

5:25pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A BRIGHTON Hill South councillor is to stand down on Friday.

Maria Miller will 'have to repay thousands' over expenses claims

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller will 'have to repay thousands' over expenses claims

10:25am Saturday 29th March 2014

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller will have to repay thousands of pounds and apologise over expenses claims, it is reported.

Village agent scheme could be expanded to support rural communities

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

1:42pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A SCHEME which supports people living in rural communities could be expanded.

Cost to repair damaged Hampshire roads could be £36million

Basingstoke Gazette: Cost to repair damaged Hampshire roads could be £36million

3:36pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE cost of damage to Hampshire’s roads caused by bad weather could be in the region of £36million.

Political leaders give their views on borough council review findings

Basingstoke Gazette: Review criticises borough councillors 'poor behaviour'

1:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

LAST week's exclusive coverage of a Peer Challenge Team's review of how Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has produced plenty of talking points.

Borough council forms special committee to debate Manydown development

Basingstoke Gazette: Manydown land - one of the sites earmarked for new homes

11:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

A NEW scrutiny committee has been formed to debate future plans for the Manydown development.

Budget 2014: Osborne woos savers and pensioners

Basingstoke Gazette: Budget 2014: live coverage

10:53am Wednesday 19th March 2014

George Osborne pledged to share the benefits of economic recovery with pensioners and savers today as he delivered his penultimate Budget before the general election.

Lack of Local Plan is problem for borough council

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6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE absence of a current Local Plan – one that will determine how many homes are built in Basingstoke and Deane in the next 15 years – is “a continuing problem and a drain on resources”.

Shares sale nets borough council £400,000

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr John Izett

1:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council is set to pocket more than £400,000 after selling shares in a Basingstoke-based company.

Full extent of flood damage still not known

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Seán Woodward

1:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

THE full extent of the damage caused by flooding is not yet known, according to the environment chief at Hampshire County Council.

Review team calls for all-out elections in Basingstoke and Deane

Basingstoke Gazette: Tony Curtis

11:00am Monday 17th March 2014

WORKING in what is effectively a hung council, with elections three out of every four years, is hindering progress at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, according to the review team.

'Poor behaviour by borough councillors' affecting staff morale

Basingstoke Gazette: Review criticises borough councillors 'poor behaviour'

8:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

“THE primary reason for staff morale not being high appeared to be the poor behaviour of some members across all parties.”

Borough council struggles with high staff sickness levels

Basingstoke Gazette: Review criticises borough councillors 'poor behaviour'

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

SICKNESS is above the expected levels at the borough council – and renewed efforts to manage it have not gone down well with all of the staff, according to the review team.

Borough council appeals for £500,000 in Government funding to cover cost of flooding

Basingstoke Gazette: Parts of Buckskin remain under water.

11:00am Friday 14th March 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council is set to apply for up to £500,000 from the Government to cover the cost of the flood relief efforts in the borough.

Review criticises borough councillors' 'poor behaviour'

Basingstoke Gazette: Review criticises borough councillors 'poor behaviour'

9:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE poor behaviour of some councillors, partisan politics, and uncertainty over the future are damaging the effectiveness of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, and having an adverse impact on staff morale.

MP Maria Miller urges musicians and film-makers to enter Parliament competition

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke MP Maria Miller

8:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

FILM-MAKERS and musicians in the borough are being urged by Basingstoke MP Maria Miller to enter two of Parliament’s largest competitions.

Fears that new homes in Old Basing could be at risk of flooding

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Onnalee Cubitt

11:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

NEW homes proposed for Old Basing could be at risk of flooding – that is the fear of one borough councillor.

New homes total to remain at 748 after council vote

Basingstoke Gazette: Mark Ruffell

1:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A RECOMENDATION to build 807 new homes a year in the borough for the next 15 years has been rejected after Cabinet members from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council decided to stick with the previously agreed figure of 748.






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