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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.

A chance to hear memories of old Eastleigh

Eastleigh folk will have a chance to hear for themselves how life was like in the town during the early years of the last century. Eastleigh and District Local History Society will be holding a workshop tonight to explore the use of collecting oral history, with an example of an Eastleigh resident recalling their memories…

 Toyah Willcox celebrates 40 years in show business 

One of Britain’s most iconic household names, singer Toyah Willcox, celebrates 40 years in show business with a show at the Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 26 May.  The original punk princess, this charismatic and outspoken performer’s show is a retrospective look over a career spanning four decades that saw her amass 13 Top 40…

Barton Peveril’s Bevan boxes clever

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Taylor Bevan has won the Great Britain Three Nations Boxing Championship at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Cardiff. The former Wyvern College pupil represents Wales and trains at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff. This victory comes after a very successful year for Barton Peveril student, who has…

Residents with ‘larger vehicles’ to pay to use council tip

Householders using pick-ups, vans, or ‘large trailers’ to dispose of domestic rubbish will have to pay from June. Lib Dems slam move as ‘short-sighted’Residents who use vans, pick-up trucks or tow ‘large trailers’ to take their household or garden rubbish to the tip will have to pay in future the County council has decided From…

‘The most rewarding thing I have ever done’

Hampshire mum tells of her experience as a foster-carer  A Hampshire foster carer is appealing for more people to become foster carers, during Fostercare Fortnight which starts on Monday (May 13). ‘Debbie’ lives on a farm with her husband and grown up children. She became a foster carer last year, looking after a young baby…

University staff back industrial action

Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action following a ballot of members of the University and College Union (UCU). The UCU say the University has written to them to say it wanted to get rid of 55 posts – around 10% of the workforce, citing increased costs in pensions as…

Brexit ‘act of self harm’ says Change UK Candidate

Former Conservative Richard Ashworth calls on Eastleigh voters opposed to Brexit to support him in the EU ElectionsWith campaigning for the Euro Elections on May 23 now in full swing Change UK candidate Richard Ashworth says he is committed to maintaining a strong voice inside the European Parliament for Hampshire – protecting jobs and inward…

McDonald’s tidy-up town centre

Staff from McDonald’s recently teamed up with the Town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to clean up the local area. A group from the Winchester and Eastleigh branches of the fast-food restaurant embarked on the challenge to give the area around the Wells Place eatery a much-needed refresh. The alleys behind the shops in the town…

Steve Brine urges new City Council to oppose Local Plan

Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP writes letter to Winchester Lib Dem leader  Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford has written to the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Winchester City Council to seek assurances over the line her new incoming administration will take on Eastleigh’s draft local plan which proposes the…

18 year-old charged over doorstep attack

Attack on December 21 caused the victim life-threatening injuries. A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault on the Pirelli Estate that took place just before Christmas. of a 23-year-old man that happened at 10.15pm, 2018 at a home in Eastleigh, have charged a man. On December 21 a 23-year-old man, from Eastleigh,…

Last vote for Eastleigh’s EU council tax-payers?

Today’s local elections may be the last chance for Eastleigh’s resident EU citizens to have a say in how their Council Tax is spent. Currently EU citizens are entitled to vote in local elections – or even stand as candidates and serve as councillors – but Eastleigh news has been told there are no plans…

Polling underway in Eastleigh

Voting in local elections today. Change of polling station for some Fair Oak Voters. The polling stations are open from 7 am this morning for voting in the Local council elections in 13 of Eastleigh Borough Council’s 14 wards. Last year every seat in the borough was contested in an ‘all-out’ election that resulted in…

Police release last CCTV images of Sagar Bhatti

Sagar Bhatti died seven weeks ago after being hit by vehicles on Woodside Avenue. Police were called to the scene  just before 6 am after receiving a report that two vehicles had collided with a pedestrian on Woodside Avenue. On arriving they found the victim, 23-year-old Sagar Bhatti, who  was pronounced dead at the scene. …

Eastleigh Scouts stage St George’s parade

Scouts honour their patron saint and renew their pledges. Food donation at Family Fun event highlights plight of Eastleigh’s hidden hungry.Scouts from all over Eastleigh have celebrated St George’s Day by parading through the town before gathering at the bandstand to renew their promises and donate food to Eastleigh Basics Food Bank. All UK Scouts…