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Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

October 14, 2018
Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

A former chair of Bursledon Parish Council, who opposed the introduction of child safe-guarding measures at the village community centre, has been sentenced to a total of 17 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to historic charges of rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Mark...
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Ex Parish Council Chair admits child sex offences

September 19, 2018
Mark McCormick

A former Bursledon parish councillor, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday, Mark McCormick, 49, of Griffon Close, Bursledon, admitted raping a 16-year-old girl, multiple incidents of indecent assault on  children, and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child. McCormick,...
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Vandals force paddling pool closure

July 9, 2018
Vandals force paddling pool closure

The  paddling pool in Eastleigh’s Fleming Park, which has been hugely popular during the current heatwave, will be closed for repairs this Wednesday (11 July) following vandalism to a recently laid surface. Over the weekend vandals tore up the pool’s rubber crumb lining and, while the current condition of the facility doesn’t present a...
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Councillors propose ‘modest’ 8% pay rise

June 26, 2018
Councillors propose ‘modest’ 8% pay rise

Councillors in Eastleigh have voted to recommend an inflation busting 8% pay rise for themselves – that is twice the 4% proposed by an independent pay review panel – although the overall cost of members allowances will be reduced. In comparison, in the last pay round Eastleigh Borough Council- which boasts a rental income...
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Local Plan consultation starts Monday

June 22, 2018
Local Plan consultation starts Monday

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Chief Executive Nick Tustian has signed off the Local Plan today. With all the evidence and technical reports in place the long awaited public consultation can now finally get underway . The consultation starts at 12 noon on Monday (June 25) and will run until 12 midnight on Monday 6th August....
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Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

June 22, 2018
Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

The future of hundreds high tech manufacturing jobs in Hampshire could depend on Brexit the European aerospace company Airbus has warned. According to a report in todays Times newspaper, Airbus is preparing to stop building aircraft wings at its British plants –  and move production abroad to China or mainland Europe – due to...
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Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

June 21, 2018
Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

Armed cops and a police chopper were scrambled to sleepy Valley Park in the early hours of Thursday morning (June 21) following a burglary at the Tesco Express in Pilgrims Close when three suspects made off with the shop’s tills. It’s alleged that three men had ram-raided the shuttered store and were pursued in...
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Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

June 21, 2018
Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

The Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House, has hit out at a planning consultant’s ‘lobbying’ against a South Hampshire Green Belt. Yesterday Eastleigh News reported remarks made by Robin Shepherd of Southampton-based planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore who said that proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of...
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Green Belt proposals could hit local prosperity

June 20, 2018
Green Belt proposals could hit local prosperity

Proposals for a new Green Belt to restrict building in South Hampshire should be carefully considered to ensure they do not adversely affect growth and prosperity in the region, a leading planning expert has warned. Robin Shepherd of planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has said proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the...
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Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

June 20, 2018
Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

Local campaigners opposed to the construction of thousands of new homes on countryside North of Bishopstoke say they are ‘delighted’ to have been given the support of a local butterfly conservation group. A spokesperson for Action Against Destructive Development told Eastleigh News that wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation was the latest group “to add to...
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Beer and Skiffle at St Mary’s

June 19, 2018

Beer was flowing and toes were tapping at St Mary’s stadium for the return of the annual Southampton Beer Festival (June 8-9). The festival organised by the South Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is now in its 22nd year and this is the second year it has been held at...
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Hedge End store Fabb Sofas in administration

June 12, 2018
Hedge End store Fabb Sofas in administration

Furniture retailer chain Fabb Sofas – whose flagship store is in Hedge End Retail Park -has ceased trading and gone into administration leading to a potential 185 job losses nationwide. The retailer, set up by DFS founder Lord Kirkham, opened  in Hedge End  in October 2016 moving into the old Kiddicare building and then...
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‘Finances stretched’ warn County Council

June 11, 2018
‘Finances stretched’ warn County Council

Hampshire County Council’s ruling Conservative Cabinet say adopting innovative technology like robot grass-cutters and Amazon’s Alexa will help save money and to protect vital services but the Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition has slammed the Council for failing to generate new income and has described the county finances as “a mess.” HCC admit...
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Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

June 9, 2018
Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

  The former Chairman of Eastleigh Football Club,  Paul Murray has received an MBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours lists for “services to charity and the community in Winchester.” The local businessman who had business interests based in School Lane, Chandler’s Ford has also served as Chairman of Winchester City FC and is a...
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Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

June 8, 2018
Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

UPDATE: 21/06/18 Planned industrial action on SWR train services from June 21 – 23 has been called off following talks between RMT union and SWR mediated by ACAS. Trains will be running as normal on these dates. Rail users in Eastleigh will face disruption to their journeys later this month as rail union RMT...
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