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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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Top bosses lined up for Hampshire conference

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July 28, 2014
Top bosses lined up for Hampshire conference

Three of Hampshire’s leading company bosses have been lined up to speak at the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce conference in October. The head of the UK’s leading port operator ABP will be joined by the founder of an award-winning personal lubricants firm and a lead generation specialist whose own company has increased turnover by...
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Local Pub in D-Day door dispute

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June 9, 2014
Local Pub in D-Day door dispute

An Eastleigh publican has described online rumours that he won’t serve military veterans as “nonsense”. Chas Stone, the owner of Stones, was responding to social media messages that were posted following an incident on Friday night – the day of the D-day commemorations- when a group of ex-servicemen were turned away from the popular...
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Free mentoring package for local firms

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May 16, 2014
Free mentoring package for local firms

  Local firms active in aviation, marine and engineering are in line for free mentoring and coaching under a dedicated package of help from WSX Enterprise thanks to a new government backed scheme. The Fareham-based, not-for-profit support organisation has been appointed to deliver a government-funded programme in the South East called Air, Land and...
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Mayor opens new Costa Cafe in Chandler’s Ford

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May 4, 2014
Mayor opens new Costa Cafe in Chandler’s Ford

Coffee lovers in Chandler’s Ford have a new place to relax over a latte as cafe chain Costa Coffee have opened thier latest franchise at Fryern Arcade First to sample a cappuccino was Eastleigh Mayor Malcolm Cross who said: “I am delighted to be opening the new Costa coffee store in Chandler’s Ford. The...
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Free town centre parking extended

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April 29, 2014
Free town centre parking extended

  Free ‘on road’ parking extended in Eastleigh town centre Local residents and visitors to the town are reminded that the free ‘on road’ parking scheme in Eastleigh town centre has been extended until the end of May 2014. Visitors to the town will be able to continue to enjoy free ‘on road’ pay...
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New cruise ship launched in Southampton

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January 20, 2014
New cruise ship launched in Southampton

  The port of Southampton played host to the launch of a new state of the art super sized cruise liner this week. Eastleigh photographer Andrew Gordon of Broomhill Photography took these stunning shots of the colourful crusie ship against the ominous skyline of rain-lashed Hampshire before Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest vessel set off...
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Chandler’s Ford’s own ‘Oxford’ school in court

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December 20, 2013
Chandler’s Ford’s own ‘Oxford’ school in court

A law school based in Chandler’s Ford has been ordered to drop the word ‘Oxford’ from its name the BBC has reported. The University of Oxford has won an action against the ‘Oxford Law School’ – which was registered to an address in Colvin Gardens – after a judge in the Intellectual  Property Enterprises...
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Disgraced bank boss has local links

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November 20, 2013
Disgraced bank boss has local links

  The former banking boss who is currently the centre of drug misuse allegations has strong local connections it has been revealed. The Rev Paul Flowers’ father worked for Eastleigh Borough Council and Flowers himself was a student at Barton Peveril before becoming a Minister at Hedge End’s Methodist church in 1978. The Reverend’s...
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Cable’s £3 million boost to local green economy

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October 21, 2013
Cable’s £3 million boost to local green economy

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced  £3 million pounds worth of Regional Growth Funding for the “Future Solent Green Growth Programme” while visiting their inaugural conference at the Ageas Bowl on Friday. Future Solent is a partnership of local business leaders, politicians and green tech experts who are trying to stimulate sustainable economic growth...
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