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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.

Where to recycle your Christmas tree

Real Christmas Trees can be recycled at a number of collection point between 2-14 January at the following sites: Brambridge Garden Centre, Brambridge Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh Haskins Garden Centre, West End Woodhouse Lane Car Park, Hedge End Mortimer Road Car Park, Botley Hound Parish Hall, Woolston Road, Netley Household Waste and Recycling Centre –…

Francis Benali receives MBE

Local footballing legend receives New Year Honour after raising over a million pounds for cancer research.  Local footballing legend Francis Benali has been awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours list. Benali, who spent most of his footballing career with the Saints, also made 22 appearances for Eastleigh FC between 2006 – 2007.…

Eastleigh goes to the polls

“Still too close to call here” say Lib Dems while pollsters puts Conservative in lead. Result in Winchester and Chandler’s Ford also predicted to be a tight contest between Conservatives and Lib Dems. Despite soggy and windy conditions in Eastleigh voting in the General Election is off to a busy start. According to opinion polling,…

Hundreds protest at Local Plan hearing

‘We are focused on winning’ says protest group ADD as Planing Inspector begins examination of housing plansHundreds of campaigners, along with local TV crews, converged on the Botleigh Grange Hotel yesterday morning as Action Against Destructive Development (ADD) staged a demonstration on the second day of the public examination of Eastleigh’s Council’s Local Plan. Organisers…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…