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Former Councillor faces child sex charges

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November 9, 2017
Former Councillor faces child sex charges

The former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council has appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court today charged with child sex offences. Mark McCormick (48) is alleged to have carried a number of indecent assaults against children under the age 16 between 1997 and 2014. McCormick, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea and was...
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Builder keeps brickworks steaming

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October 20, 2017
Builder keeps brickworks steaming

Bursledon Brickworks museum is celebrating a windfall donation – appropriately enough, from a local builder! Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, who are currently building a development on the edge of the village has given the museum a £500 boost went towards the cost of fuel to run a steam engine at the museum’s open day....
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Drivers warned to avoid exposed M27 during Storm Aileen

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September 12, 2017
Drivers warned to avoid exposed M27 during Storm Aileen

Drivers of lorries, caravans and motorbikes have been warned to avoid the exposed section of the M7 between Hedge End and Locks Heath tonight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen. Highways England has issued an amber ‘be aware’ alert across the country in response to a Met Office forecast of strong winds and heavy...
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Man dies in Pony and Trap accident

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March 30, 2017
Man dies in Pony and Trap accident

A man has died after a late night collision between a car and a pony and trap in Bursledon on Sunday night. The 33-year-old man, from Guildford, travelling in the trap suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later. The police were called to Portsmouth...
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Council buy car boot site for housing

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March 4, 2017
Council buy car boot site for housing

It’s been running for 32 years but in a few months time traders at Bursledon car boot sale will have to find a new venue after Eastleigh Borough Council purchased the site complete with planning permission for 182 new houses. Bursledon’s Local Area Committee granted permission for a new housing estate on the boot...
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Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

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May 18, 2015
New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015:...
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Gove: Miliband attack was ‘shocking and personal’

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April 25, 2015

Gove on Milliband from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. Conservative Chief Whip Michael Gove has hit back at Ed Miliband’s criticism of Tory policy in Libya. While campaigning in Eastleigh yesterday Gove told Eastleigh News that the Labour leader had tried ‘pin the blame’ for recent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean on David Cameron “in...
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Council successfully prosecutes waste offender

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June 16, 2014
Council successfully prosecutes waste offender

The Council has successfully prosecuted a resident for illegally disposing of general waste in Bursledon. The defendant, Mr Peter Rowell of Bishopstoke was fined £200 and ordered to pay £480 costs to the Council with a £20 victim surcharge. Following a report in May 2013 of an abandoned caravan in Shop Lane, Bursledon an...
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MP Mike joins diabetes fund raisers

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June 16, 2014
MP Mike joins diabetes fund raisers

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton, was among volunteers collecting on behalf of Diabetes UK at Tesco Bursledon on Saturday. This was part of a ‘Big Collection’ weekend event at 300 Tesco stores nationwide designed to raise £300,000 to support the 3.2 million people living with diabetes in the UK and help find the further...
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Ukip policies “anti working class” says Labour MEP candidate

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April 27, 2014
Ukip policies “anti working class” says Labour MEP candidate

  Ukip policies “are directly against working class people” according to South East Labour MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds. Dodds, who was speaking at a European Elections husting’s organised by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older Peoples Forum explained: “They (Ukip) say working class people should pay the same rate of tax as the richest millionaires they...
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New Lowford Centre Unveiled

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March 22, 2014

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this...
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Eighty new houses on way for Netley

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February 28, 2014
Eighty new houses on way for Netley

Some of the land that is allocated for development in Eastleigh’s new local plan took another step closer to the bulldozer this evening, as the Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee approved (subject to various conditions) the outline planning applications for two significant developments on land that was formerly part of a ‘strategic...
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Wartime Bunker Unearthed

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October 8, 2013

Engineers have uncovered a World War II bunker, said to be  of “national significance”, while digging a trench on the former airfield site at Hamble. The bunker was found on land behind Hamble Lane by engineers from contractor 4Delivery who were laying a new sewer for Southern Water. During World War 2, Hamble’s North Airfield...
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Police investigate suspicious incident in Bursledon

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August 20, 2013
Blue Police Lamp

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious incident was reported to them that happened in Bursledon. Officers were informed that witnesses had heard a loud scream sometime between 8 and 8.15pm last night, Monday, August 19 and that one person had seen a red car with a young girl, aged about 10, in...
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Crews fight roof fire in Bursledon

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June 10, 2013
Crews fight roof fire in Bursledon

Nearly 60 firefighters battled to save three terraced properties in Bursledon tonight (June 10). Control operators mobilised crews following a 999 call at 16:45 to Salterns Lane and crews arrived to discover the roof of one of the three-storey properties well alight. The roof of the first property collapsed, while the rest of the building...
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