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Stephen Slominski

I'm the News Editor and admin for this site. I am a BJTC trained Journalist and a life-long Eastleigh resident.

Local busker through to regional final of Open Mic UK

An Eastleigh busker is through to the regional finals of a national contest to find unsigned talent. Last year singer-songwriter Koerie Willsdon made it to the semi-finals of the Open Mic UK contest – this year he hopes he can strum all the way the grand final with his own self-penned material. If he wins…

Mela returns to Eastleigh on Sunday

The free family festival that celebrates diversity with tastes and sounds from around the world has David Gower as Guest of Honour   Eastleigh residents will be able to sample tastes and sounds from around the world tomorrow (Sunday 21 July) when the annual Eastleigh Mela returns to the Leigh Road recreation ground. The popular…

Crescent pupils raise hedgehog awareness

Crescent Primary School pupils have been presented with awards by the Mayor for the best posters in a hedgehog awareness poster competition. “Is your garden Hog Happy?” is an Itchen Valley Country Park campaign to support Hedgehog Street, the national partnership between the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species to support…

Residents parking permits to go paperless

Council says new system will be a cost saving but permit charges still set to rise. It’s a ‘win win’ says Councillor. Eastleigh Borough Council will be replacing paper disc residents parking permits with “virtual’ permits that can be purchased and managed online. Residents in the borough’s 11 parking permit zones will begin to transition…

Bugsy Malone bring 1920s to The Point

Bishopstoke based Musical Theatre group brings the gangster comedy musical to town  Bishopstoke based musical theatre group Spot On Productions are bringing the much loved gangster comedy musical Bugsy Malone to The Point this July………. but with a twist! Bucking tradition, Spot on Productions are presenting the musical with a mixed cast of adults and…

Police appeal for witnesses after ‘serious’ collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a serious collision yesterday afternoon. Policed were called shortly after 3pm yesterday (June 21) to Bursledon following a collision involving a van and a motorbike on Providence Hill, close to the Windmill Lane junction The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man from Southampton, suffered serious…

MP Mims and Google visit Shamblehurst Primary

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies and Google paid a visit to Shamblehurst Primary School to hlp youngsters about onlne safety as part of Google’s Be internet Legends programme. Be Internet Legends is an educational programme aimed at 7 – 11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world – through online platforms, teaching…

Eastleigh council set to declare climate emergency

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Eastleigh Borough Council look set to become the latest local authority declare a climate emergency in response to the report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has led the Government to pledge that the UK will cut Greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050. Last week Hampshire County Council’s ruling cabinet declared…

Police ask for help in tracing missing Bishopstoke man

Updated. Please note, Mr Gosling has now been found. Police are asking help in finding a 75-year-old man who has gone missing in Bishopstoke. Ronald Gosling left his home address in Torch Close to head to his local shops at around 3.45pm this afternoon (Thursday 20 June) but has not been seen since. Police say…

County Council declares climate emergency

Hampshire takes a step closer towards carbon neutrality after cabinet members recommend the Council declare a Climate Emergency. Cllr Martin Todd: “It’s two steps forward and one step back”Yesterday, at the first Cabinet meeting to be chaired by HCC’s new Leader Councillor Keith Mans the first item on the agenda was a motion from Councillor…