Browsing All posts tagged under »Southampton«

Unions & campaigners to rally outisde Council as Southampton’s budget is set

February 15, 2012 by


Union members and anti-cuts campaigners are to rally outside the Civic Centre later today as Southampton’s councillors meet to debate and set the budget for the coming year. It is expected that many of the austerity measures proposed and discussed in the past year will be rubber stamped, which campaigners say will ensure further job […]

Southampton Marches Against Cuts (and campaign to save Bitterne Walk-in Centre)

February 9, 2011 by


Saturday 5th Feb 2011 Southampton saw a mixture of Trade unionists, community campaigners, students and socialists march into the city centre to protest against  business and Government cuts – both local and national – which they say will have a detrimental effect on essential services, pay levels and jobs in Southampton. Shoppers and passers-by stopped […]

New to The Blowhole – Local Activist Directory

July 31, 2010 by


The Dolphin’s Blowhole has put together a Directory of local community& activist groups and projects in Southampton so that people can find them and get involved with them more easily – if we’ve missed any out or it needs updating email us to let us know!  Enjoy, and spread the link to anyone you know […]

The Librarians Strike Back

July 14, 2010 by


Following the librarians’ strike on the 21st June, which opposed the cuts facing Southampton’s libraries, senior members of the region’s UNISON union branch have met with Southampton City Council to negotiate the cuts. The aim was to oppose the Councils plans for the libraries: 7 librarian posts are to be replaced by volunteers- who may […]

Residents fight to save Pub from Demolition

May 28, 2010 by


Photographer: David Smith, local resident Residents and students have fought against the looming demolition of two pubs on Burgess Road, The Crown And Sceptre and The Gate. The pubs were acquired by the University of Southampton soon after their closures and are scheduled for demolition in June in order to “introduce landscaping to the [campus]” […]

Election Time in Southampton

May 5, 2010 by


The UK will hold one of its most hotly contested General Elections ever tomorrow, with parts of Southampton potentially crucial in tipping the balance between the parties.  In this article, the Dolphin’s Blowhole will give you a run-down on some of the candidates for our city, and issues surrounding this election. Southampton North and Romsey […]

The Blowhole’s Mission

December 10, 2009 by


Hello there, and welcome to The Dolphin’s Blowhole, Southampton’s new alternative media platform for residents, students and activists. As you may have noticed, this site was in fact first set up a year ago, with few updates since then.  This was due to myself, as a migratory porpoise, taking a sabbatical from these mild waters […]