Stephen Slominski

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

Locals commit to keep fit

In another sign that the local economy may have turned a corner, Eastleigh’s residents appear determined to stick to their New Year’s resolutions to diet and exercise by joining private gyms . Not even the recession or the sub zero temperatures have stopped them flocking to sign up at the Towns fitness centres.

The Library relocates

Eastleigh library re-opened its doors today in a new location. While the Swan Centre facility undergoes a refit, a limited service will be run from the exhibition room in the Town’s Museum.

Is he one of us?

Two years since frail widow Georgina Edmonds was brutally battered to death in her Brambridge home, Police have announced a breakthrough in their investigation. Months of forensic work has identified DNA traces left by the Killer.

It's all bin changed….

The big freeze has resulted in delays in collecting the backlog of Christmas household waste. All Waste Collections together with street cleaning, litter picking and litter bin emptying were suspended last week due to adverse weather conditions.

A Night on the Town

Yesterday night, one of the coldest of the year, a small group of local church goers prepare to walk Eastleigh’s frozen streets in order to help or talk to anyone who might come their way. They are the ‘Street Pastors’ and they have been doing so every Friday night since July. It has been claimed…

Winter Whiteout!

Traffic chaos came to Eastleigh this evening as the rush hour traffic was once again affected by snowfalls on top of a frozen road surface – the second time in a fortnight.

Business Blackout!

Many Eastleigh Town Centre businesses were left counting the cost this afternoon as the normally busy Market Street was hit by a power cut. ‘The power went this morning for a while then came back on then went completely at about 2pm’ said a worker at Longs greengrocers who were still managing to trade. Many…

Calling all Entrepreneurs!

If you have been thinking of a making a fresh start this New Year by starting your own business, then it’s time to get your skates on and put your business plan into action – the deadline for applications for Eastleigh Council’s ‘Business Start Up’ grant is January 11th!

Goodbye to all that….

As the New Year was ushered in, most of Eastleigh’s credit crunched citizens bid a ‘good riddance’ to 2009 – a year which saw the unemployment rate for the town double. 2009 had started with the closure of the Woolworth store in the Leigh Road precinct. Exactly 12 months later the large store space remains…

Petrol Station in Handgun Holdup

Police are appealing for witnesses following an early morning holdup at the Texaco filling station on the A335, Southampton Rd. At about 5.30 am this morning the late night cashier was threatened by a masked man holding what appeared to be a firearm. As the cashier ran to take cover and alert the Police, the…

Hedge End Cop gets Top Gong

Hedge End Special Constable Warner Baker is to receive an MBE in the Queens New Year honours list it has been announced. He has been based at Hedge End since 1991 and was promoted to the rank of section officer 8 years ago.

Gatso ‘Terrorists’ target Eastleigh

It has been reported in the Daily Echo that a ‘Gatso’ style speed camera, worth £40,000 and sited on the B3037 Bishopstoke Rd was destroyed by an ‘explosion’ at about 2.30 am. It is unclear as to whether this was as a result of indivduals acting alone or as part of a wider campaign. This…

Store Wars

Evidence of retail price deflation has descended on Eastleigh with the opening of a new discount store ’89p Extra’ in the Towns High Street. The new store will provide competition for the exsisting 99p Stores outlet in The Swan centre which it claims to undercut. This will be a new experience for the 99p store…