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Local vet retires after 30 years

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December 4, 2018
Local vet retires after 30 years

A Bursledon vet who has cared for thousands of pets in a career spanning more than 30 years is set to retire. Martin Fogden first joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre, in Bursledon along with his wife Jacquie in 1992 – in an era pre-internet and email. Martin became a partner in 1994 and has seen...
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Aldi for Budgens site?

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November 16, 2018
Aldi for Budgens site?

  Hopes that the site of former Budgens’ supermarket in Hedge End will be re-opening as a branch of Aldi supermarkets seem to have been dashed today after a Eastleigh Borough Council spokesperson denied rumours that the German discounter was coming to the village but Council Leader Keith House has not ruled it out....
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Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

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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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Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

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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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New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

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May 27, 2018
New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

The old Brook Social Club site in Fair Oak square is once again open for business as a shop after the Mayor of Eastleigh officially opened a new Co-op Welcome Store in the Village Centre. The village landmark that was converted into a supermarket by Morrisions has been empty again since 2016 after the...
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Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

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March 28, 2018
Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

  Selwood is helping to bring Easter joy to hundreds of young carers and vulnerable children after donating 200 chocolate eggs to charity. The leading pump and plant company, based in Chandler’s Ford, donated the Easter eggs to Honeypot Children’s Charity and the colourful gifts were personally delivered by Richard Brown, Managing Director –...
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Eastleigh Council’s links to arms exports

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March 22, 2018
Eastleigh Council’s links to arms exports

As a result of a recent £19 million acquisition, Eastleigh Borough Council is now leasing out factory premises to Chinese-owned aerospace defence company AIM Aviation. The premises at Bournemouth Airport is home to AIM Altitude who specialise in fitting out commercial aircraft cabin interiors but in addition to a leading-edge civilian business that boasts...
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MP hints at more Town Centre housing

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February 21, 2018
MP hints at more Town Centre housing

Eastleigh’s MP has revealed a brown field site ‘in the centre of Eastleigh’ – currently owned by Network Rail could be re-developed for housing. In a press release Mims Davies describes a recent meeting she had with roads minister Jesse Norman in which she presented the case for a Chickenhall Lane link road but...
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Railway Works changes hands in £20 million deal

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January 10, 2018
Railway Works changes hands in £20 million deal

The former British Railway Locomotive Engineering works which was once the heart of Eastleigh, has been sold in a £20 million deal. Key Property Investments (KPI), a joint venture between leading UK developer St. Modwen and Kuwait based Salhia Real Estate Company, has sold the works, currently a multi-let train maintenance facility, to the...
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Free evening parking in Swan Centre

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December 12, 2017
Free evening parking in Swan Centre

Eastleigh Borough Council has announced that as from today (12 December) there will no longer be a charge to park in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre car parks in the evenings (from 6pm) giving local people the opportunity to park for free while they enjoy the town’s leisure facilities including a cinema, gym, bowling alley and...
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New Vets4Pets opens in Hedge End

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September 14, 2017
New Vets4Pets opens in Hedge End

Eastleigh pet owners now have a new veterinary surgery to take their furry friends to after vets Przemyslaw Jelonek and Andrew Thornton opened the doors to their brand new Vets4Pets practice located inside the new Pets at Home store at Hedge End Retail Park. Eastleigh Mayor Councillor Mo Sollitt, accompanied by Eastleigh MP Mims...
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Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

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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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Law firm selects White Building Southampton

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April 6, 2017
Law firm selects White Building Southampton

Top national law firm selects award-winning development for new South Coast base Top 100 UK Law Firm Keoghs is the latest high-profile tenant to choose the award-winning White Building in Southampton as its new regional base. Keoghs, a leading provider of claims-related services to the insurance industry, has chosen the landmark development for its...
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Work begins at South Central, Southampton

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March 27, 2017
Work begins at South Central, Southampton

Work has started at South Central development at Test Lane, the first speculative new industrial development close to the Port of Southampton in a decade. The development will create three new storage and distribution units with a combined value of over £30m. The site’s strategic location, within two miles of Dock Gate 20 of...
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Wessex Swim School move venue

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March 8, 2017
Wessex Swim School move venue

Eastleigh-based Wessex Swim School has expanded its portfolio of pools with the addition of a brand-new location in Bishop’s Waltham. It brings the number of locations Wessex Swim School operates to five and gives people even better access to the company’s popular services. Wessex Swim School, headquartered in Market Street in Eastleigh, was established...
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