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Local man in charity cycle trip

March 22, 2017
Local man in charity cycle trip

A Chandler’s Ford man is planning to cycle from London to Amsterdam this May in aid of cancer charity Marie Curie. Ed Pearce will be joining a party of 25 fundraisers who will be cycling the 134 miles in two days. The 45 year-old sales managers has always loved cycling but after his father-in-law...
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Eastleigh MP’s escape from Westminster terror

March 22, 2017
Eastleigh MP’s escape from Westminster terror

A shaken Mims Davies, Eastleigh’s MPm has described how she narrowly missed this afternoon’s deadly terror attack at Westminster in which one woman died several people, including a police office, have been injured. The MP described the dramatic events to Eastleigh News during a telephone call from a “place of safety” near the House of Commons...
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Favourite breezes to Eastleigh 10k win

March 21, 2017

Pre-race favourite Joshua Grace breezed to a win in Sunday’s Hendy Eastleigh 10k race on his first attempt despite the windy conditions. Grace started the race as the runner with the quickest personal best over 10k and had taken the lead by the 6k feeding station which he had managed to stretch out by...
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‘Please help us before someone is killed’

March 18, 2017
‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount...
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Local jobs set to grow..

March 15, 2017
Local jobs set to grow..

  Eastleigh’s Council Leader Keith House says the council is “working hard to create jobs” after today’s unemployment figures showed a small rise in the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in the borough. While the UK is experiencing record low levels of joblessness this downward trend contrasts with Eastleigh where although the JSA...
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Buskers wanted for bandstand gigs

March 14, 2017
Buskers wanted for bandstand gigs

Buskers and bands are being invited to take part in this summer’s season of gigs at the Leigh Rd bandstand. The Southampton Co-Operative (SoCo) music project is once again organising the popular weekend public concerts for Eastleigh Borough Council. SoCo are looking for bands, solo performers and ensembles to ‘fill the town with music’...
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Councillor resigns from Eastleigh Council

March 13, 2017
Councillor resigns from Eastleigh Council

Keith Trenchard, one of the three Liberal Democrat councillor’s who serves Eastleigh’s Central Ward has handed in his resignation today triggering a by-election which is likely to be held in May. Until recently Trenchard had been a managing director at local transport company Airlynx Express but he decided to leave to start up his...
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Hedge End J7 to get £2.5m upgrade

March 11, 2017
Hedge End J7 to get £2.5m upgrade

News that the government has pledged to improve the motorway junction at Hedge End has drawn a mixed reaction from Eastleigh’s politicians. While Eastleigh’s MP took to Twitter to hail the news, the Council Leader described the £2.5 million earmarked for a traffic light upgrade as a “token sum.” In a statement Mims Davies,...
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Spring clean brightens up Mansbridge

March 9, 2017

Over 70 people took part in the Mansbridge Clean Sweep on Saturday March 4 as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s national initiative, the Big Spring Clean. Local residents of Eastleigh based housing association Radian were joined in the community litter pick by The Sheriff of Southampton, Councillor Les Harris, Caroline Nokes MP and Councillor...
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Sainsbury’s Eastleigh ready for Red Nose Day

March 7, 2017
Sainsbury’s Eastleigh ready for Red Nose Day

Staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in  Eastleigh will be raising funds and raising a laugh for Red Nose Day. Over the next few weeks, Sainsbury’s staff all over the UK will be working hard to raise money for the annual charity event which this year takes place on Friday 24 March. Fundraising activities at the...
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Local author launches adult epic fantasy

March 6, 2017

A local writer who overcame childhood dyslexia to become a university lecturer has unveiled her latest novel at a book launch in Winchester. Madeleine Vaughn read extracts from Blood of the Delphi and signed copies for fans at a special event at Waterstones on the High Street. The book follows on from The Sons...
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Council buy car boot site for housing

March 4, 2017
Council buy car boot site for housing

It’s been running for 32 years but in a few months time traders at Bursledon car boot sale will have to find a new venue after Eastleigh Borough Council purchased the site complete with planning permission for 182 new houses. Bursledon’s Local Area Committee granted permission for a new housing estate on the boot...
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Solent Gardeners Fayre returns to Eastleigh

March 2, 2017

If gardening or arts and crafts is your thing then there is treat in store for you when Southampton Rotary Club bring their annual Solent Gardeners Fayre and Craft show to Eastleigh on June 4. As usual growers and nurseries will be selling plants and all manner of things horticultural alongside busy craft stalls....
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Fair Oak faces 30 weeks of traffic disruption

March 2, 2017
Fair Oak faces 30 weeks of traffic disruption

Unlucky residents in Fair Oak face eight months of motoring misery commencing March 13. Southern Water will be building a 1km sewer to connect the new housing development at Crowd Hill to the sewage network The sewer will start in Sandy Lane – which has already been marked out for the diggers – at...
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Council Tax frozen again

February 27, 2017
Council Tax frozen again

Eastleigh Borough Council has frozen its Council Tax for 2017-18 – delivering a record 14-year period of real-term cuts in council tax for residents. According to figures released by the council, the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household this year remains at £130.07, or just over £2.50 per week. Despite...
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