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Eastleigh based tourism company wins top international award

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February 23, 2017
Eastleigh based tourism company wins top international award

Eastleigh based company Tourism South East (TSE) successfully overcame opposition from VisitScotland and London & Partners to win a prestigious award for its marketing of South East England to overseas visitors during 2016. The award was presented at the UKInbound Gala Dinner in Plymouth. UKInbound CEO Deirdre Wells OBE, commented: ‘We were delighted to...
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Local landscapers win customer service award

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February 22, 2017
Local landscapers win customer service award

An Eastleigh landscaping firm are celebrating seven years in business today with the news that they been awarded the title of “Best Customer Service” by a leading home renovation and design website. Aural Landscapes, who are based in West End, were chosen by members of the Houzz.com online community of home building, home improvement...
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MP hails latest job figures

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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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Film Expo South ‘A big hit’

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February 7, 2017
Dalek

The second Film Expo South event took place at Ageas Bowl last Friday bringing together practitioners and experts from every level of film making under one roof making it a one-stop-shop for film makers. Theoretically, it would have been possible to walk in with an idea for a film, pitch it and walk out...
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Don’t risk DIY recession warns PM

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May 24, 2016
Don’t risk DIY recession warns PM

The two most powerful men in the country, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, were in Eastleigh on Monday morning to reveal the findings of the latest HM Treasury analysis of the short term effects that leaving the EU would have on the UK. Both men are usually very busy with...
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Minister ‘impressed’ by local farm food shop

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March 28, 2016
Customer paying at shop counter

A local farm food shop made a big impression of Food and Farming Minister when she dropped by recently for a recent visit. Liz Truss was at J S Gourmet Foods at the recommendation of Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies to see for herself just how popular locally sourced and produced organic food is with...
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Local legend becomes comic book hero

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February 23, 2016
Local legend becomes comic book hero

Southampton’s legendary icon Sir Bevis of Hampton is to become a comic book hero for the first time, thanks to a collaboration between emerging writer Matt Beames and Tec Hub’s Marcus Pullen of Blue Donut Studios. Marcus, one of the founding members of Eastleigh’s digital business hub, will design and draw the illustrations based...
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New toy store opens in Swan Centre

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December 11, 2015
New toy store opens in Swan Centre

A new toy shop will officially open in the Swan Centre on Saturday- just in time for Christmas and will be celebrating with special promotions and a charity trolley dash The 3,000 sq ft store is the latest branch of The Entertainer chain of toyshops. Throughout the day and there will be  special appearances...
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Chandler’s Ford accountants in Brussels Sprouts Xmas challenge

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December 2, 2015
Chandler’s Ford accountants in Brussels Sprouts Xmas challenge

A Chandler’s Ford based firm of accountants is inviting folk to guess the number of Brussel Sprouts they have on display in their reception and win a Christmas treat! The Managing Director of HWB, Geoff Rhodes, has filled a two meter tube with more than 60kg of  sprouts and has Christmas revellers to guess...
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‘I don’t live in Gatwick!’ insists Tory candidate

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March 16, 2015
Mims Davies,Eastleigh

The Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Mims Davies has hit back at stories being circulated that she lives near Gatwick
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Jobs Minister dismisses ‘part-time myth’

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January 24, 2015

Employment Minister Esther McVey has described claims that job growth is being fueled by part-time and temporary work as “scare stories” and “a myth.” The jobs Secretary was in town to record an episode of BBC Question Time and prior to the recording visited G W Martin engineering works accompanied by the Conservative candidate...
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Chancellor in surprise Botley visit

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December 13, 2014

Botley was the surprise setting yesterday for the announcement of a new series of national savings bonds by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne The Chancellor was meeting a group of local pensioners in the newly opened Courtyard Bistro at Botley Mill, one of number start-up enterprises at the historic venue. The new bonds...
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Clegg blasts Eastleigh Ukip

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November 17, 2014

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has accused Ukip of pretending that blaming foreigners can solve problems in Eastleigh. Deputy Prime Minister Clegg made the remarks while on a visit to the Prysmian factory in Eastleigh to celebrate 100 years of cable making in the south by the company that was formerly owned by Pirelli...
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Britain’s Best Pharmacist is in Bishopstoke

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November 6, 2014

The small village of Bishopstoke might seem an unlikely setting to find Britain’s best pharmacist but Sultan Dajani , who runs Wainwrights chemist at Riverside, has just won the title in a competition organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in conjunction with Woman’s Weekly magazine. Sultan, also known as Sid to his customers, is...
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Stoneham development plans spark local protest

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November 1, 2014
Save Stoneham Park

Local people in Eastleigh say historic and beautiful parkland will be lost forever if developers are allowed to build 1,100 homes at Stoneham Park. The land used to form part of the Fleming estate and borders grounds that were originally landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Eastleigh Borough Council has identified the...
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