Hants police welcome first ‘home grown’ chief

by Laura Slominski

Chief Constable Scott Chilton hants policeScott Chilton, a 49-year-old police veteran with 31 years of experience, has taken up his position as Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s first ‘home grown’ chief constable, with a “commitment to provide exceptional local policing”.

So. Farewell Then City Red buses

bus first no 7 city red at bitterne parkIt's goodbye from Sunday (Feb 19) to First's City Red buses in Southampton, and hello to several new Bluestar bus routes aiming to fill the gaps. Bluestar says many of these are the same as City Red's, but some route numbers will change.

Police incident & arrest in Macnaghten Road

Macnaghten Rd incident 19 1 23 Updated: Part of Macnaghten Road in Bittene Park has been taped off by police this morning (Jan 19). It followed a disturbance outside a house. Police have confirmed an arrest has been made. A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said:

Council approves number plate recognition camera plan

By Jamie Shapiro, Local Democracy Reporter

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A plan for extra traffic powers which will allow Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras across Southampton has been approved by the city council’s cabinet, and the first could appear in the summer – provided the Department for Transport agrees.