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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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Hampshire Chamber to deliver start-up support

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October 18, 2013
Hampshire Chamber to deliver start-up support

A partnership service signposting business start-ups in the SO postcode area to expert advice and help is launching with help from Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. Southampton Business Start-up offers a package of practical steps designed to put budding entrepreneurs in touch with an extensive and well-qualified support network. The service, which has the backing...
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Factory bosses promise action on resident concerns

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August 4, 2013
Factory bosses promise action on resident concerns

  Disgruntled residents in Hamble’s Cliffe Avenue who say they are fed up  with noise, traffic and litter from the nearby GE Aviation factory  have been assured by the plant’s US bosses that their concerns are being taken ‘seriously’. In Eastleigh News last week Ray Turner told of a series of complaints from locals which...
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Local car dealer helps Charity for injured servicemen

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August 2, 2013
Local car dealer helps Charity for injured servicemen

    Local car dealership Hendy Kia is helping injured  servicemen and women by continuing its support of a leading sailing charity. The Leigh Road based retailer is supporting ‘Toe in the Water’ by providing the local charity with a Kia Sportage SUV. Toe in the Water is an initiative that aims to inspire men...
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Winter draws on…

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July 5, 2013

With the warmest weekend of the year (so far)  predicted, with the sun set to shine on Hedge End Carnival on Satuday (6th July), on Eastleigh Mela and the Mayor on Sunday (7th July) and with Hants Fire & Rescue warning about barbecue safety, elsewhere in the Borough of Eastleigh, staff at Southampton airport have been thinking...
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Magna workers edge closer to industrial action

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March 13, 2013

Workers at Magna Seating on the airport Industrial estate have voted to ballot for industrial action after the company failed to reach an agreement with them despite five months of negotiations. The company which employs around 30 people supply seats for the Ford Transit plant next door but Ford have decided to close the...
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Dave tells Maria “You can do it”

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February 15, 2013

    The Prime Minister paid a flying visit to Eastleigh yesterday when he dropped into the B&Q headquarters in support of Maria Hutchings by-election campaign. It had been known that the PM was planning a visit to the constituency but the exact destination was kept a secret until the last minute. The retail...
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Chancellor slams local development plans

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February 13, 2013

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as added his voice to the row over the Council’s housing plans for Eastleigh by saying that they are in the ‘wrong areas’. The Chancellor was speaking as he accompanied Conservative party Candidate Maria Hutchings around the Prysmian factory in Bishopstoke. By-election Lib Dem rival...
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Block Busted

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January 21, 2013
Block Busted

Blockbuster become the latest chain with a local presence to go into administration - can the Eastleigh stores avoid closure?
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Eastleigh Uncut joins Starbucks protest

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December 9, 2012
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UKuncut activists from Eastleigh joined forces with other anti-cut protestors from around the South Coast to stage a demonstration outside the Southampton branch of Starbucks yesterday (Saturday December 8)  – Part  of a nationwide protest being held that day at over 50 Starbucks coffee shops The action was intended to highlight an alleged £25...
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