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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.

Mayor shares cream tea with local carers

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Darshan Mann dropped into Brendoncare in Otterbourne to share a cream tea and an afternoon of entertainment with carers from Eastleigh and Winchester as part of National Carers Week. The  event was organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire who held many events across the County in…

Council challenged on residents parking charges

No concessions for elderly or less well-off. Free permits scrapped. Second car permits could cost £100 Eastleigh Borough Council have been challenged to make concessions for less well-off car owners as they negotiate a new residents parking scheme that will see free permits scrapped for established residents and charges for first and second cars rising.…

Sports Minister and FA Chief visit new football hub

Sports Minister Mims Davies and the Chief Executive of the Football Association Mark Bullingham paid a visit to Stoneham Lane yesterday to see how work at the new multi-million pounds football hub is progressing. Based on the site of the Monks Brook playing field, the new facility consists of one full-size stadium pitch with seating…

West End suffers ‘spate’ of vehicle break-ins

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  Officers are appealing for information following a spate of thefts from vehicles and an attempted burglary in West End. Between 1am and 3.30am on Saturday (6 June) 12 vehicles were targeted while they were parked along Ivy Lane and  Eden Close. Access was gained to the vehicles and various items were stolen, such as…

Map reveals most searched for local celebrities

A DJ, a soap actor and a 17th Century witchfinder are all associated with places in Eastleigh A Judge who took part in the Salem Witch Trials, an Australian soap star and a radio and TV presenter are former Eastleigh residents who are the most searched for people from the Borough on Wikipedia. Data journalists…

Eastleigh Pride to return with more ‘glitz and glam’

Eastleigh BID promises a ‘fantastic line-up of acts’ for the September event Eastleigh Bid has announced that Eastleigh Pride will be returning for 2019 with even more “glitz and glam” following its success last year. The celebration will be taking place on Leigh Rd Recreation in September and organisers are already promising a strong selection…

Archaeologists seek pilot of WW2 wreck

Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber that crash-landed in Solent in 1943 brought to surface Archaeologists are keen to trace the pilot of a WW2 warplane that crashed into the Solent 75 years ago This week marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and  specialist divers have completed an operation to retrieve the wreckage of the 1943 Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber…

Theatre stages D-Day tribute of celebration and entertainment.

New Theatre Royal Southsea is offering free admission to ex-servicemen and their families on Sunday (June 9) Singers, actors and performers from both sides of the English Channel will be Celebrating  the D-Day campaign, with  a very special evening of celebration and entertainment at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal on Sunday 9 June. Packed with stirring stories, powerful…

Eastleigh’s ‘impressive’ leisure centre wins design award

Eastleigh’s new leisure centre at Fleming Park has won a design award. ‘Places Leisure Eastleigh’  has received the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South Regional Award. The architects, AHR were praised for creating “an open, inclusive space truly loved by its users”. The building opened in November 2017 as a replacement for Fleming Park…

Mayor celebrates Eid with Eastleigh’s Muslim community.

Eastleigh’s Muslim community have celebrated the end of Ramadan with an open-air ceremony attended by the Mayor of Eastleigh. Around 100 members of the Eastleigh Masjid and Islamic Centre took part in the Eid -Ul-Fitir ceremony on Leigh Road recreation ground yesterday (June 4). Traditionally the event takes place outdoors but this was the first…