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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
Starbucks logo

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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Online shoppers in Cyber Monday Xmas spree

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December 2, 2012
Online shoppers in Cyber Monday Xmas spree

  Web based retailing giant Amazon is anticipating the biggest internet spending spree of the year this evening  during what is dubbed ‘Cyber Monday’ as Christmas shoppers get ready to avoid crowds and town parking charges by maxing  out the plastic on high tech goodies – often cheap compared to high street prices. The...
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Magna Dispute: A worker speaks out

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November 29, 2012
Magna Dispute: A worker speaks out

Workers at Magna, the  plant on the airport industrial estate that supplies Ford with  seats for the Transit, are pondering whether to vote for a strike ballot as they wait to discover if the company will improve their redundancy package. The workforce have been told they will be made redundant as their only customer, the...
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Not in our backyard! B&Q say no to tip

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November 29, 2012
Not in our backyard! B&Q say no to tip

DIY retail giant B&Q are one of a number of local businesses and investors who say  they could move away if Eastleigh Borough Council pursue plans to build a new Waste Recycling Centre next door to their headquarters on Stoney Croft Rise off Chestnut Avenue. Eastleigh Borough Council have submitted a planning application to...
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48 Comet jobs to go from Hedge End

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November 22, 2012
48 Comet jobs to go from Hedge End

The administrators for stricken electrical retailer Comet has announced its latest job cuts which will see the closure of their Hedge End Home delivery depot with the loss of 48 jobs out of a total of 603 delivery hubs across the country. Only three weeks ago Comet were advertising vacancies locally for £7.79 ph...
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Huhne backs Hedge End’s innovation

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November 21, 2012

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne, and Hedge End Town Council, have formally announced on their websites today, the news that Hedge End has been awarded “a £10,000 Government boost to help local traders in the Town”  As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Hedge End also a Town Team Partner, the money has been awarded as part of...
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“Why manufacturing matters”

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October 29, 2012
“Why manufacturing matters”

Bill Ford, the Executive Chairman of Ford and a great-grandson of the Company founder Henry Ford believes that vehicle manufacturing is a major contributor to the economy and has described the damage to local communities when factories close. As Ford workers from the Transit Plant at Swaythling and Barton Park in Eastleigh meet today...
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New routes to boost Southampton Airport

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October 10, 2012
New routes to boost Southampton Airport

Latest  passenger numbers have continued to remain depressed at Southampton Airport but its Managing Director David Lees has told Eastleigh News the airport is weathering economic headwinds far better than other regional airports and is optimistic that new routes for 2013 will lead to growth. A report to the Joint Airport Consultative Committee which...
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B&Q axe 220 local posts

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October 9, 2012
B&Q axe 220 local posts

A year after B&Q opened their new 300,000 square feet head office in Chandler’s Ford they have announced they will be sacking 220 staff. Today’s announcement follows the news that profits at the DIY retailer had fallen by £30 million after another typical British summer had caused sales of hosepipes to plummet by 25...
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Lauren makes final cut

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September 30, 2012
Lauren makes final cut

A  Chandler’s Ford hairdressing apprentice, Lauren Hill, 17 has been selected as one of only eight UK finalists for the 2012 title of Hairdressing Student of the Year. Chosen to represent the South region from hundreds of entries by a judging panel boasting celebrity hairdressers Patrick Cameron, Andrew Barton, and Lisa Shepherd, Lauren has...
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Report: One in seven use community websites

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September 29, 2012
Report: One in seven use community websites

Research published by communications regulator OFCOM into the size of the UK ‘hyperlocal’ sector reveals that around one in seven (14%) UK adults say they use local community websites at least monthly. OFCOM’s 2012 Communications Market Report says that local community websites are very important to those that use them, with 37% of users...
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Fleming Park Hairdressers Celebrate first anniversary

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September 25, 2012
Fleming Park Hairdressers Celebrate first anniversary

Ventura Hair design – the hairdressing salon that is based in Fleming Park – will be celebrating its first successful year of trading at the sports and leisure centre by throwing a party and hiring more staff! Salon owner Heidi is looking for more qualified and experienced hairdressers to join the team and is...
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A Great Place to Be

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August 10, 2012

A .co.uk domain is a great place to be for UK businesses who want to grow their online presence. Johnathan Jones, the Commercial Director of Cornish company Tregothnan.co.uk, says the distinctive ‘British’ branding a .co.uk domain name brings to his business has seen his small part-time horticultural company blossom into a  £1.2 million a...
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