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About Eastleigh News

What is Eastleigh News?

Eastleigh News is Eastleigh’s only independent online news website written by people who actually live in Eastleigh.The growth of the internet has seen the rise of Citizen journalism and a proliferation of micro ‘Hyperlocal’ news websites while at the same time legacy local media is under pressure to show profit.

A strong local press is vital for local democracy.

Since it began in December 2009 and as of October 2017 the site has had almost 2 million page views, 48 different contributors have posted 3,000 articles and there are 7,000 subscribers. The record number of pageviews for a single article is 90,000 pageviews the record number of monthly pageviews is 80,000 pageviews.

Some of the contributors here have been student journalists who have gone on to work for Sky, ITV and the BBC.

So news blog for Eastleigh that is independent. It s not owned by a  foreign media giant neither is it dependent on any advertiser or political party.

Eastleigh News is a member of the Independent Community News Network of hyperlocal publishers.


A display ad that will run on every page will cost only £50 for 10,000 pageviews with no VAT to pay – all revenue goes to cover costs. By advertising here you are supporting grassroots journalism.


Your contributions – comments, photos, opinions, articles and stories about Eastleigh are welcome here.

We can’t pay for contributions and all reporting is done voluntarily.

Please send any material for submission or address enquires to: news@eastleighnews.co.uk

All contributions subject to following terms and conditions.

Editorial and Posting Policy

The opinions and views left by site users in comments and blog posts are theirs alone and are not endorsed by Eastleigh News who will not be held responsible for them. Neither should it be assumed that contributors subscribe or endorse views held by the site owner or other contributors.

Eastleigh News links to third party websites and is not be responsible for content on them.

We ask all contributors to ensure their comments are not offensive, illegal or profane in any way.

By submitting comments or articles users agree to accept these conditions.

Any comments or blog posts submitted which are found to be in breach of these conditions, or that have been submitted wiht false or missing contact details, will be removed.

Repeated breach of this policy by any one user will result in suspension of posting rights without warning.

Eastleigh News reserves the right to withhold, withdraw or edit any material submitted.

Copyright and use of images and materials

All images and articles on Eastleigh News are subject to copyright but are free for non commercial use always provided author names and credits are preserved.

If the photograph you wish to use contains a watermark please do not crop it out and please acknowledge source and author of any piece you wish to use preferably with a backlink.

To licence materials for commercial use please contact licence@eastleighnews.co.uk.

If you are concerned that material on this site has breached your copyright then please email admin@eastleighnews.co.uk.

Right of Reply

You may leave a comment on any story using the comment box at the foot of the post page or you may submit a full post for consideration by emailing it to news@eastleighnews.co.uk.

Any comments or articles submitted by way of reply to previously published material will still be subject to the Editorial and Posting Policy outlined above.


If you are concerned by any comments, posts or articles published on this site please contact admin@eastleighnews.co.uk or ring 02380345305.


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Page last updated:  25 October 2017

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