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Today will see councillor Jeremy Moulton make his last attempt to try and save local lollipop services. The announcement was initially made to try and save money. The 49 patrols that currently exist at primary schools around Southampton cost £208,000 a year to run.Cllr Moulton told the Daily Echo: "Not all schools will be in a position to meet the costs of having a lollipop man or woman, or feel that it’s right that they should pay them. It’s not a school’s responsibility - it’s a highways safety issue which is the council’s responsibility."The proposal has been backed by many, including Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith who has written a letter to the leader of Southampton City Council.46 infant and junior schools will be left without any school crossing patrol staff if the decision doesn't go in Cllr Moulton's way.Independent councillor Keith Morrell, who is the leader of the Independent Anti-Cuts group, has told the Daily Echo: "I don’t believe the council should be expecting schools to fund this when the school budgets are already being cut.He continued: "I will be backing Cllr Moulton with his motion, it is not fair to put the schools in this position when it is a roads issue and the safety of children should be of the highest importance.” Most local schools have expanded in recent years meaning that if these services were axed it would be simply dangerous around school grounds which are close to roads.The full council meeting will be held at 2 o'clock today (Wednesday 16th March)By Eleanor Pomeroy Voice FM's The Big Breakfast Fry-Up team.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 08:28

Victor Wanyama to return for Saints

After serving a suspension for his third red card, Victor Wanyama will return for Southampton against Liverpool this Sunday. Wanyama picked up his third red card back in early February against West Ham, and has not featured for Ronald Koeman’s team since. The Kenyan will be in the squad for Sunday’s clash after more than a month long absence. Captain Jose Fonte will also return from suspension, after being away for one week, missing the 2-1 victory over Stoke City. Fonte picked up a red card against Sunderland, where Saints drew 1-1 with the Black Cats at St Mary’s. Saints host Liverpool this Sunday at home, with Jurgen Klopp’s side playing catch-up due to postponed matches. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSport Voice FM's The Big Breakfast Fry-Up team.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 08:00

Eastleigh FC beat Bromley 2-0

Eastleigh football club managed to bag their third win in seven days when they beat Bromley 2-0 at the Silverlake stadium last night. Both goals came in the first half from Yemi Odubade who scored in the 24th minute and man of the match Jai Reason scoring in the 34th minute. Eastleigh now sit 7th in the Vanarama National League with 62 points, the same as Dover, Braintree and Tranmere who currently sit in fourth, fifth and sixth places.The recent form of the Spitfires is keeping their play off place hopes alive. The side has won four out of their last five games and they certainly don't look like their impressive momentum will be slowing down any time soon.Manager Chris Todd tweeted after the game: "Very Happy #spitfires #keepbuilding #missionplayoffs."By Eleanor Pomeroy Voice FM's Big Breakfast Fry-Up team.
Little Mix kicked off their Get Weird tour in style, after lighting up the stage in their first gig in Cardiff, and have now rocked Bournemouth. The girls travelled to the South coast last night to perform music from their latest album, Get Weird, as well as some of their older hits. Jade Thirwell, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson took the Bournemouth International stage, rocking sparkly costumes and wowing the crowd. The girl group now head up to Newcastle to continue on their tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM's The Big Breakfast Fry-Up team. 
Sadio Mane has had his red card overturned by the FA, after a claim of “wrongful dismissal” on Tuesday. Mane was originally sent off against Stoke City, where Southampton recorded a 2-1 win. On Monday Saints announced that they would appeal to the FA, after initially threatening after the victory. Referee Lee Mason sent off the Senegalese International in the dying minutes of the game, and was up for a four match ban due to already having a red card under his belt. An FA Statement read: “An Independent Regulatory Commission has today (Tuesday 15th March 2016) upheld a wrongful dismissal claim in relation to Southampton’s Sadio Mane. “The forward, who was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Stoke City on Saturday (12th March 2016), will therefore not serve any suspension.” As a result, Mane will be available for Sunday’s clash against Liverpool at St Mary’s on Sunday. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Big Breakfast Fry-Up For more sport updates: @blaggsnclewesey
Jay Rodriguez returned to competitive football last night for the first time in five months after tearing his cruciate ligament 18 months ago. The Southampton striker managed to get 60 minutes under his belt for the under 21's. The team travelled to Hartlepool where they beat Middlesborough 3-1 in the Under 21's Premier League. The 26 year old returned to full training in February and looked dangerous for Martin Hunter's side last night. Rodriguez last night tweeted: "60 mins into the tank today! Can't wait to be back playing now.. #WeMarchOn" This is another crucial step in Rodriguez long recovery process following his operation in November. At the time of his operation it was thought that he would only be out of action for two months. Hopefully the Southampton star will be back in full action for the first team soon.
Eastleigh’s experienced midfielder Ben Strevens has been made Chris Todd’s right-hand man at conference side Eastleigh. The 35-year-old replaces Shaun North, who joined in October 2015 after previously working with both Cheltenham and Bristol Rovers as a coach. Manager Todd said: “I’m doing it for the best of the club, myself and the players. “It just wasn’t working and I decided to let him go. “I thank him for his effort for his time at the football club but you move on because that’s football,” he told BBC Radio Solent. The dismissal came just before their 1-0 victory over Chester on Saturday, and before their game against Bromley tonight (Tuesday) at 7.45pm. Eastleigh are chasing their third win in eight days against The Ravens and the Silverlake Stadium.
James Vince stunned his fellow Englishmen as he guest starred for a Mumbai Cricket Association XI, along with Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler and David Willey. The captain of Hampshire Cricket Club was up at number three and hit 45 runs of 38 balls, but the side eventually lost by 14 runs. England won their second and final warm-up match ahead of their opening World T20 match against West Indies on Wednesday. Vince was paired with Buttler and together they scored 47 in five overs, but were both dismissed by precision yorkers from Chris Jordan. Meanwhile, David Willey scored a hattrick against his England teammates. The England team used this opportunity to give all of their squad a game ahead of Wednesday.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:21

Weather wreaks havoc with Hampshire roads

Pandemonium has fallen upon Hampshire today, with flooding taking a tight grip on the county.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:51

Spitfires bow out of FA Cup

Eastleigh Football Club travelled to Bolton last night for their FA Cup third round replay. The Voice FM Fry-Up team went to cover the match...