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Local student experiences work at Westminster

February 27, 2017
Local student experiences work at Westminster

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has hosted local 6th Form student Kate Heinrich-Jones for two days of work experience in her Westminster office and says she is keen to attract more students to experience working in Westminster. The MP said: “Work experience is such a helpful way for young adults to explore potential careers, and...
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Hendy Eastleigh 10k sells out

February 26, 2017
Eastleigh 10k 2016 start

This years Hendy Eastleigh 10k – the largest 10K in the south of England-  has sold out ahead of its closing date for the 33rd anniversary race.    Over 2750 runners from across the country will descend on Eastleigh for the popular and nationally recognised event that will take place on Sunday 19 March 2017....
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Abandoned beardie found in bag

February 17, 2017
Abandoned beardie found in bag

The RSPCA is investigating after a bearded dragon was abandoned in a bag in Hampshire on Sunday night. The animal welfare charity was called in the following morning (Monday 13 February) after a man discovered the lizard abandoned in Albert Street, Gosport. RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Jenny Preston collected the lizard which had...
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MP hails latest job figures

February 16, 2017
MP hails latest job figures

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has welcomed  news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years – down over 900,000 since 2010. In Eastleigh, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 1377...
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Biker burglars made off with jewellery

September 20, 2016
Biker burglars made off with jewellery

Two bikers  made off with a haul of jewellery following  a brazen broad daylight burglary in Hiltingbury. Police have issued CCTV stills of two people who broke into a house on Lakewood Road on Monday (September 19). The pair were captured on camera arriving and leaving on a motor bike between 11am and 11.20am but...
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Preview Video: Fun at for all at New Forest Show 2016

July 16, 2016

Organisers of the New Forest Show are predicting this year’s event will be better than ever. Details of the line-up for the show, which takes place later this month, were revealed at a launch at the showground. Chris Coneybeer was there. The show will run from the 26-28 July at the Showground, New Park,...
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Another woman assaulted in Eastleigh town centre

July 11, 2016
Another woman assaulted in Eastleigh town centre

Police are again appealing for witnesses following an assualt in Eastleigh Town Centre on Saturday night, just yards away from the scene of another assault 10 days ago. In both cases the victim was female. The  latest incident happened at some time between 3am and 4am on Saturday (July 8) on Leigh Road recreation...
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Police hunt Eastleigh purse snatcher

July 4, 2016
Police hunt Eastleigh purse snatcher

A woman was assaulted after giving chase to a man who snatched her purse. At some time between 9.30pm and 10pm on Thursday, June 30 the 20-year-old victim was walking between Leigh Road and Market Street when she was barged into from behind knocking her hand bag from her arm. A man then snatched...
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Puppets help break down age barrier

July 1, 2016
Puppets help break down age barrier

Eastleigh-based historical costumier Helen McArdle has made a set of eight puppets to be used in  workshops that help improve communication between young people and the elderly. Helen was commissioned to make the puppets by Emma Golby-Kirk, Heritage Project Manager for the Age Fusion Project at Age Concern Hampshire, which is funded by the Heritage...
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Police warn on bogus gardener in Hedge End

June 22, 2016
Police warn on bogus gardener in Hedge End

Police are warning residents in Hedge End after an elderly man paid for gardening work that wasn’t carried out. At around 2pm on yesterday,(Tuesday June 21) a man knocked on the door of a house on Mallard Gardens and claimed to be from the council. The man said there’d been a complaint about an...
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Vandals close paddling pool

June 20, 2016
Vandals close paddling pool

Eastleigh’s popular paddling pool has been put out of use by vandals and  is currently closed for repair . The pool at Fleming Park was closed on Saturday 18 June after it was vandalised overnight. The damage caused the pool to empty and work is now underway to fix the issue, however, it is...
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Super Hero babies to raise funds for charity

June 20, 2016
Super Hero babies to raise funds for charity

A fundraising team of babies will be summoning their super human powers during their hour long class to raise money for baby charity Tommy’s as they take part in a superhero ‘Sensathon’. On Thursday babies and toddlers will be sponsored to triumph against a set of superhero challenges to fund vital research into stillbirth,...
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Eastleigh guide gets top award

June 17, 2016
Eastleigh guide gets top award

A young woman from Eastleigh has risen to the challenge to achieve the highest award in Girlguiding. Natasha Jarvis, 25, was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons on Saturday 11 June by Chief Guide Valerie Le Vaillant, Girlguiding’s most senior volunteer. Adventurers and former Girlguiding members Anna McNuff and...
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Iguana found abandoned with broken leg in Winchester park

June 17, 2016
Iguana found abandoned with broken leg in Winchester park

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after an iguana was found abandoned in a local Winchester park last Friday (10 June) with a severely broken leg. A member of the public found the lizard in the public park on Cromwell Road in the Stanmore area of the town and took him home in a...
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Winchester Road in Fair Oak to remain closed after mains burst

June 14, 2016
Winchester Road in Fair Oak to remain closed after mains burst

Southern Water have announced they have repaired the burst water main in Fair Oak that caused traffic disruption this morning but the normally busy Winchester Road between Crowd Hill and Fishers Pond is likely to remain closed until 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday June 15). Water has been restored to all properties in Eastleigh but the...
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