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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.

Eastleigh Mosque to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitre on Leigh Rd Rec

Tuesday’s open-air celebration is a first for the TownMembers of the local Muslim community will be holding their first open-air act of community worship in Eastleigh on the town’s recreation ground next week which will be attended by the Borough’s Mayor Cllr Darshan Mann. The early morning service, called the Eid-Ul-Fitre, marks the end of…

More vehicle charging points for Hampshire

Electric cars are sparking a green revolution in Hampshire   Hampshire County Council is speeding ahead with its roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, to help residents and visitors get plugged in. There were 55% more electric cars registered in Hampshire last year compared to the previous year. The latest Department for Transport statistics show…

Hedge End superstore to feature in BBC reality TV series

Customers and Staff at Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s superstore will find themselves the stars of a new BBC reality series as cameras go behind the scenes to document a year in the life of the supermarket. The series of six 1-hour long episodes which has been given the title of ‘Inside the supermarket’ and coincides with…

Man charged over Pirelli Estate attack bailed till June 28

An 18-year-old from Eastleigh charged with attacking a man on the Pirelli Estate just before Christmas has been bailed to appear at Southampton Crown Court on June 28. Brandon Engert 18, of Heinz Burt Close appeared at Southampton Magistrates court yesterday. The teenager has been charged with causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent following an…

Police warn on Fair Oak thefts from cars

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Police fear cars are being left unlocked. Thieves steal tin of mints from one vehicle.  Police are warning residents in Fair Oak to make sure their cars are locked after a spate of thefts from cars in the Fair Oak area. The Police have had eight reports of theft from vehicles recently, affecting cars on…

Hants teen takes GCSE – then flies solo!

A Winchester teenager has won their wings having just turned 16. Elizabeth Ormston who is still a pupil at Kings’ school Winchester, has flown solo for the first time straight after sitting a GCSE exam. At 16 years-and-8-days Ormston is even younger than Eloeyse Cripps who was previousy the yougest person to fly solo out…

Eastleigh begins EU count process

  The counting of votes cast in Thursday’s European Elections is currently underway at Eastleigh’s Civic Offices with a result expected at 10pm. The sealed ballot boxes, including boxes containing postal votes that have been stored since Thursday are now in the process of being opened and ‘verified’ in order to check they contain the…

MP helps students plant trees in Eastleigh schools visit

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has visited Wildern School and both sites of Crestwood Community School in Eastleigh to complete her tree planting tour as part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy Project.  Having recently kicked off the tour at Hamble Primary school, the MP said she was ‘delighted’ to offer the same opportunity to older students…

Armed police carry out ‘raid’ in Central Eastleigh

Armed police were deployed on the streets of Eastleigh yesterday (Saturday May 26) as officers carried out a ‘raid’ on Derby Road address. At around 3.45 pm police, using their vehicles as road blocks, temporarily sealed off Derby Road to traffic between its junction with Southampton Road and High Street while officers supported by colleagues…

Eastleigh to take women’s side into FA Women’s National League

Eastleigh Football Club have announced plans to take their ladies’ team into the FA Women’s National League, which includes playing home matches at The Silverlake Stadium and brand new bespoke team wear, bringing parity between their men’s and ladies’ sides. From the 2019/2020 season, the women will play all home games at The Silverlake Stadium,…

Paddling pool opens today!

Fleming Park is ready for the summerThe outdoor paddling pool at Fleming Park is scheduled to open today (Saturday 25 May) in time for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and half term. The popular summertime attraction is provided by the Council in partnership with the nearby Leisure Centre and thousands of local families flock to…