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Stephen Slominski

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

Hedge End Choir ‘frustrated’ by new Covid guidance

Government says singing indoors is dangerous for amateurs but ok for professionalsMembers of a Hedge End Choir say they are disappointed and frustrated by new guidance issued by the government which prohibits amateur singers from performing or rehearsing indoors in groups of more than six while professional groups have been exempted from any restriction –…

West End Club renews friendships

West End Club renews friendships as lockdown eases Members and volunteers of the Brendoncare West End Friendship Club enjoyed a socially distanced walk as a way to celebrate their first face-to-face meeting in over a year. The walk, at part of May’s National Walking Month 2021, took place at Heath Grange, West End and seven…

Student to live for a week on refugee rations

A local student will be attempting to survive for a week on the same rations as a Syrian refugee in order to raise awareness of their plight and to help raise funds to buy vital food and supplies for them. Between the 13 -19 of June, Fishers Pond resident Victoria Miller will join thousands of…

CCTV operator spotted park attack

    The quick work of one of the Council’s Eastleigh town centre CCTV operators alerted the Police to an assault and also provided vital evidence that led to the conviction a 20-year-old man. Jeremy Blake Simmons of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Southampton Crown Court last September.   He…

Local Cancer Nurse tells of tough year

It’s been a tough year for nurses and to mark International Nurses Day (12 May) and European Cancer Nursing Day (18 May), Marianne Oswell, a Clinical Nurse Specialist – Metastatic Breast Cancer,  who is based at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester – has sent us a personal insight into what it’s been like on…

Eastleigh hit by spate of shed break-ins

Police offer crime prevention advice after thefts from outbuildings Police in Eastleigh are warning residents they should take steps to ensure their outbuildings are secure after a spate in thefts from sheds and garages in the area over the past fortnight. The police say their officers will be ‘vigilant while on patrol’ and have issued…

Hamble Lifeboat in late night rescue

Five people were rescued from a boat drifting on the Solent after the vessel developed engine failure The Hamble Lifeboat, supported by Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team, was launched after the boat ran into difficulties north-east of Calshot spit at 11.34pm Wednesday night (May 12). The lifeboat crew were on the scene within half-an-hour before securing…