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Archive of Eastleigh News stories about Botley

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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Cake Bake raises funds

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December 2, 2015
Cake Bake raises funds

All manner of mouthwatering homemade cakes were on display in Botley Market Hall as part of a national ‘Cake Bake event’ in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in The Young (CRY). The event was organised by local couple Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed who died suddenly two years...
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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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Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

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November 30, 2014
Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

It was a different sort of Black Friday for Botley folk opposed to development at Boorley Green after a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to grant outline planning permission for up to 1,400 new homes at Boorley was dismissed by a High Court Judge. Botley Parish Action Group (BPAG) had brought the...
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Warning after E-Cigarette sparks Botley blaze

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November 7, 2014
Warning after E-Cigarette sparks Botley blaze

      A Botley family escaped from a fire in their home after an e-cigarette exploded after being plugged into an unsuitable charger. This recent incident, in which thankfully no-one was injured, is the latest in a string of incidents in the UK involving the use of cheap or inappropriate chargers. After the...
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BPAG win High Court appeal

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September 3, 2014
BPAG win High Court appeal

Campaigners opposed to housing development at Boorley Green were celebrating last night after they won a High Court appeal granting a judicial review of the planning decision to build 1,400 new homes in the village. Botley Parish Action Group had previously been turned down twice but the group persisted despite Eastleigh Council leader Keith...
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Botley gets public defibrillators

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June 10, 2014
Botley gets public defibrillators

Two cardiac defibrillators just installed at Botley can be accessed by the public in an emergency at any time The first of two Botley Parish Council funded ‘community Public Access Defibrillators’ (cPADs) is now ‘live’ at The Botley Centre and listed with the 999 emergency services. Hundreds of people use the site every week...
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Marta Andreasen: One size doesn’t fit all

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May 8, 2014
Marta Andreasen: One size doesn’t fit all

Whilst BBC Question Time were recording at the Berry Theatre in Hedge End this evening, Eastleigh News caught up with Marta Andreasen MEP as she joined local Conservatives on the campaign trail in Botley. Marta was formerly the Chief Accountant for the European Commission, but was suspended only a few months after starting that...
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Boorley Green appeal bid fails again

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May 2, 2014
Boorley Green appeal bid fails again

Campaigners opposed to a large housing development at Boorley Green have suffered another setback today after a judge ruled against their appeal contesting a decision not agree to a judicial review into the plans. This is the second time has been knocked back and the Botley Parish Action Group and Botley Park Golfers issued...
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Botley Councillor stands down

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April 12, 2014
Botley Councillor stands down

Long serving Botley Councillor Cathie Fraser will be standing down from her Borough seat at next month’s local elections and has already stood down from her seat on Botley Parish Council. Fraser also relinquishes her cabinet seat where she held the portfolio on health. The Liberal Democrat also sat on the Police and Crime...
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Boorley campaigners take fight to appeal

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March 3, 2014
Boorley campaigners take fight to appeal

Campaigners in Botley will appeal against a High Court decision not to allow a judicial review of council plans for 1,400 new houses at Boorley Green – a decision the campaigners describe as a ‘travesty of justice’ Last month a  Judge sided with the council saying their reasons for granting planning permission were adequate. ...
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BPAG weigh up options

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February 13, 2014
BPAG weigh up options

Campaigners opposed to house building at Boorley Green are considering if they are going to appeal against yesterday’s court decision not to grant them  a judicial review. A spokesperson for Botley Parish Action Group told Eastleigh News that it was ‘premature’ to think the process was over and that they still had seven days...
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Flood warnings for Itchen and Hamble

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January 2, 2014
Flood warnings for Itchen and Hamble

The Environment Agency have issued flood warnings for the estuaries of the River Itchen and the River Hamble. The flooding is expected to occur when a storm surge co-incides with high tide and a period of heavy rain on Friday morning. Apart from the coastal areas around Netley and Hamble and the tidal section...
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A welcome visitor to Eastleigh…

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October 31, 2013

Steam will return to Hedge End and Eastleigh briefly on 5th December, when passengers can travel to Bath behind two ‘Black Five’ locos hauling The Cathedrals Express. The event is also likely to attract steam enthusiasts and train-spotters to all the other stations along the route, many of whom will find Botley a good vantage point as...
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Busy night for local firefighters

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October 11, 2013
Busy night for local firefighters

Firefighters from Eastleigh joined other crews form around the county to deal with a series of incidents last night including the rescue of 30 chickens
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