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Mims Davies re-elected as Eastleigh MP

June 9, 2017

The Conservative candidate Mims Davies has been re-elected as the MP for Eastleigh in Thursday’s General Election. While the Conservatives have lost seats and seen majorities reduced across the country Davies has increased her share of the vote in Eastleigh constituency – indeed both Labour and the Conservatives were the beneficiaries of a collapse...
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‘I’d chain myself to the railings’

June 8, 2017

Lib Dem hopeful Mike Thornton has told Eastleigh News he would “chain myself to the railings” to prevent development on Stokepark Woods in Bishopstoke. The location of future housing in the emerging local plan has become an election issue with the Conservative candidate Mims Davies backing protestors who are opposed to options B and...
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Ukip PPC: ‘Eastleigh deserves better’

June 7, 2017

Eastleigh Ukip candidate Malcolm Jones has told Eastleigh News that “Eastleigh deserves better”; that the Town’s Infrastructure problems are so bad that only a ‘local man’ can solve them and that he doesn’t believe polls which show support for Ukip has slumped to around 4%. The candidate whose campaign placards feature the strap line...
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‘Labour offers a real change’

June 7, 2017

Eastleigh voters who want progressive policies should consider voting Labour not Liberal Democrat says the town’s Labour candidate as new poll shows Labour could push the Lib Dems into third place. Jill Payne, is bidding to become Eastleigh’s first Labour MP, says there is little difference between the parliamentary voting record of the town’s...
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Mims: ‘I haven’t broken any promises’

June 7, 2017

Conservative candidate Mims Davies has hit back at her Liberal Democrat election rival saying “I haven’t broken any promises”. Davies is seeking re-election to the seat she won from Mike Thornton in 2015. At the same time the Lib Dem is looking to build on his recent County election win (in Bishopstoke) to revive...
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Go ‘commando’ and change a life!

May 25, 2017
Go ‘commando’ and change a life!

A local charity is challenging employees to release their ‘inner commando’ – and change children’s lives for the better. Southampton-based maritime charity Sailors’ Society is set to launch a new, ultra-physical fundraising event. The Commando Challenge, on 14-16 July, will see teams of three compete in a variety of pulse-raising activities, including canoeing, climbing,...
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Report: Eastleigh General Election Hustings 2017

May 25, 2017
Report: Eastleigh General Election Hustings 2017

Eastleigh’s Parliamentary hopefuls have taken part in an General Election hustings at Kings Community Church Hedge End where around 120 local people gathered to listen to the wannabe MPs answer selected pre-submitted questions in a two hour session chaired by Nigel Paterson. All five candidates took part and included Eastleigh’s most recent MP Mims Davies...
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Police Commissioner reacts to Manchester bombing

May 23, 2017
Police Commissioner reacts to Manchester bombing

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Michael Lane has condemned last night’s suspected terrorist attack at a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester and has called on the public to “stay vigilant”. In a statement Commissioner  Lane said: “My thoughts and prayers are with, and for, all the people of Manchester and all...
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TV Star to launch new rose for Austen 200th

May 18, 2017
TV Star to launch new rose for Austen 200th

Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire is continuing its bicentenary commemorations with the launch of a Jane Austen Rose. The rose, developed by Harkness Roses, will be unveiled by Jane Austen’s House Museum ambassador Alan Titchmarsh at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 22. Harkness Roses are generously donating a percentage of their proceeds...
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Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

May 18, 2017
Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

Children at Stoke Park Infant School in Eastleigh are enjoying the first phase of a new ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’, thanks to a donation from house builder Linden Homes. The donation of £500 was gifted to Stoke Park Infant Association, which has been fundraising for the project. The creation of the ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’ will...
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Eastleigh Farms to lose £1.6m of EU cash

May 18, 2017
Eastleigh Farms to lose £1.6m of EU cash

Environmental charity Friends of the Earth have warned that £1.6m of EU green farming subsidies in Eastleigh could be lost after the  general election unless the next government acts. The campaigners say the money is currently going to local farms under Environmental Stewardship funding agreements and that the cash is vital for both farmers and...
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General Election scuppers MP’s Bill

April 19, 2017
General Election scuppers MP’s Bill

A Bill, successfully proposed by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies to introduce background checks on parish council candidates and end horizontal multi-hatting in local government has been effectively scuppered by the forthcoming General Election. Mrs. Davies delivered her Ten Minute Rule Bill on Parish Council Governance (Principles of Public Life) yesterday, hours after the Prime...
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Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

April 6, 2017
Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

Campaigners battling for the introduction of a safe crossing outside Toynbee School are asking Hampshire County Council to replace a ‘School Ahead’ sign that has disappeared from Bodycoats Rd giving drivers no warning that children may be crossing. Last month local mum Suzy Woolford begged HCC for help ‘before someone is killed’ on Bodycoats...
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Guinea pigs left to die in woods

April 5, 2017
Guinea pigs left to die in woods

A local animal shelter is looking after two terrifed guinea pigs after they were found abandoned in a cage in the middle of a Wiltshire wood. The RSPCA was called on Saturday evening  to Southampton Road, in Alderbury, Salisbury. A man had found two Guinea pigs dumped with a dirty cage in the woods...
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Burglars strike twice on same day

March 29, 2017
Burglars strike twice on same day

Two homes were burgled within hours of each other in West End last week. The daytime raids took place on Wednesday (22 March) and in both cases glass panels were smashed to force entry. One of the homes targeted was at Catherine Close where sometime between 9am and 2pm, a full length glass front...
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