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Stephen Slominski

I'm Stephen Slominski, reporter and admin for this site. I am a BJTC trained Journalist and have lived and worked in Eastleigh all my life.

Bishopstoke assault leaves three injured

Two youths have been arrested after an assault in a Bishopstoke Police say three people, an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 50-year-old, were injured in the incident in Glebe Meadow Park, Riverside at about 7pm on Good Friday. A 16-year-old boy from Fair Oak and a 19-year-old from Bognor Regis have been arrested in connection…

Guest threatened to ‘knock out’ hotel receptionist

A man who lost his temper and threatened to ‘knock out’ a staff member of a local hotel has appeared in court in Chester. The court heard that Kevin Jones, 35, of Brook Street, Chester had thrown his key card at a woman receptionist at the Holiday Inn Express in West End when he couldn’t access his…

McMenemy surprises hospice families at Saints match

St Mary’s stadium had some special guests watching the Saints vs. Wolves match on Saturday. Four families, who use Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults, were invited down to watch the match from a VIP box, complete with a buffet lunch and a surprise visit from local footie legend – the…

Eastleigh man suffers broken jaw in assault

Police have issued CCTV images of four men they would like to trace as part of investigation into an assault at Revolutions in Bedford Place just after 2am on Sunday 7 April. A 31-man-year old from Eastleigh suffered a broken jaw as a result. The police say “If you recognise any of these men, or if…

Southampton to get its first woman Bishop

Debbie Sellin is set to become the first woman to be the Bishop of Southampton, and will also be first woman to be a Bishop in the Diocese of Winchester. Downing Street has today announced that the Queen has accepted the nomination of the Reverend Canon Deborah Sellin as the next Bishop of Southampton. Sellin…

Youths try to rob boy on Leigh Rd Rec

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after two youths demanded money from a 14 year-old-boy on Leigh Rd recreation. A man who saw the incident – which took place in broad daylight near the bandstand on Saturday afternoon (April 13) – spoke to the boy’s father after the incident and police would…

Man attacked by youths with bottle

A man was attacked and robbed in Eastleigh on Saturday by two youths armed with a bottle, The man in his 30s, was walking on Lawn Road just after midnight on Saturday 13 April when two young men demanded his wallet and mobile phone. He was then struck over the head with a glass bottle,…

MP celebrates tourism week with local businesses

Taking a break from the turmoil of Westminster’s Brexit crisis Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies visited the town’s popular local The Good Companions in Leigh Road, and the Gleneagles Equestrian Centre in Allington Lane to mark English Tourism Week. Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week which campaigns to raise the profile of the industry…

Police hunt stolen cigarettes

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Armed gang stealing cash and smokes from local shops. Police want to know who is trading stolen goods . Police want to know where stolen cigarettes are being sold on following a series of armed robberies and burglaries against local convenience stores. Shops in Eastleigh, Southampton, Romsey, North Baddesley, and Totton have already been targeted…

Fake taxi caught in Eastleigh

Council officers prosecute two drivers after going undercover A fake taxi driver and a licensed private hire driver caught illegally plying for fares have been successfully prosecuted by Eastleigh Borough Council as part of  routine undercover operations. In a rare case for the Borough, which raises serious public safety issues, unlicensed driver Dennis Hewlett of…

Wildern School pool to be refurbished

Forty-year-old community swimming pool to undergo extensive makeover Planning permission has been granted for an extensive refurbishment of the main swimming pool at Wildern School in Hedge End. As part of the project, the popular community swimming facility will benefit from a complete overhaul of its roof and the addition of new spectator seating. Work…

Detectives appeal over death of Chandler’s Ford man

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sagar Bhatti in Chandler’s Ford are renewing their appeal for information. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sagar on the evening of Saturday, 9 March or during the early hours of Sunday, 10 March to help piece together his movements in the hours before…

Brine: Article 50 could still be on table

The Conservative MP for remain supporting Winchester and Chandler’s Ford resigns Ministerial post to vote for Parliamentary control of Brexit Process. Tells BBC that revoke or second referendum options could still be on table. Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford has said he thinks that a second referendum – or legislation to…