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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.

Specialist to perform robotic joint replacements

Nuffield Wessex Hospital

Chandler’s Ford hospital offering pioneering new treatment  A local knee specialist is to begin offering patients access to pioneering robotic joint replacement surgery at the Wessex Nuffield Hospital in Chandler’s Ford. Amir Qureshi, a consultant knee and limb reconstruction surgeon, is set to begin partial and total knee replacements in the city using the technology…

Strike ballot opens at University

Union warns of action if Uni refuses to rule out compulsory redundancies.  Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Winchester University are being balloted for strike action in a row over jobs. The Union has said the University wants to get rid of 55 posts and have refused to rule out compulsory redundancies…

Bishopstoke assault leaves three injured

Two youths have been arrested after an assault in a Bishopstoke Police say three people, an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 50-year-old, were injured in the incident in Glebe Meadow Park, Riverside at about 7pm on Good Friday. A 16-year-old boy from Fair Oak and a 19-year-old from Bognor Regis were arrested in connection with…

Guest threatened to ‘knock out’ hotel receptionist

A man who lost his temper and threatened to ‘knock out’ a staff member of a local hotel has appeared in court in Chester. The court heard that Kevin Jones, 35, of Brook Street, Chester had thrown his key card at a woman receptionist at the Holiday Inn Express in West End when he couldn’t access his…

McMenemy surprises hospice families at Saints match

St Mary’s stadium had some special guests watching the Saints vs. Wolves match on Saturday. Four families, who use Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults, were invited down to watch the match from a VIP box, complete with a buffet lunch and a surprise visit from local footie legend – the…

Eastleigh man suffers broken jaw in assault

Police have issued CCTV images of four men they would like to trace as part of investigation into an assault at Revolutions in Bedford Place just after 2am on Sunday 7 April. A 31-man-year old from Eastleigh suffered a broken jaw as a result. The police say “If you recognise any of these men, or if…

Southampton to get its first woman Bishop

Debbie Sellin is set to become the first woman to be the Bishop of Southampton, and will also be first woman to be a Bishop in the Diocese of Winchester. Downing Street has today announced that the Queen has accepted the nomination of the Reverend Canon Deborah Sellin as the next Bishop of Southampton. Sellin…

Youths try to rob boy on Leigh Rd Rec

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after two youths demanded money from a 14 year-old-boy on Leigh Rd recreation. A man who saw the incident – which took place in broad daylight near the bandstand on Saturday afternoon (April 13) – spoke to the boy’s father after the incident and police would…

Man attacked by youths with bottle

A man was attacked and robbed in Eastleigh on Saturday by two youths armed with a bottle, The man in his 30s, was walking on Lawn Road just after midnight on Saturday 13 April when two young men demanded his wallet and mobile phone. He was then struck over the head with a glass bottle,…

MP celebrates tourism week with local businesses

Taking a break from the turmoil of Westminster’s Brexit crisis Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies visited the town’s popular local The Good Companions in Leigh Road, and the Gleneagles Equestrian Centre in Allington Lane to mark English Tourism Week. Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week which campaigns to raise the profile of the industry…

Police hunt stolen cigarettes

Blue Police Lamp

Armed gang stealing cash and smokes from local shops. Police want to know who is trading stolen goods . Police want to know where stolen cigarettes are being sold on following a series of armed robberies and burglaries against local convenience stores. Shops in Eastleigh, Southampton, Romsey, North Baddesley, and Totton have already been targeted…

Fake taxi caught in Eastleigh

Council officers prosecute two drivers after going undercover A fake taxi driver and a licensed private hire driver caught illegally plying for fares have been successfully prosecuted by Eastleigh Borough Council as part of  routine undercover operations. In a rare case for the Borough, which raises serious public safety issues, unlicensed driver Dennis Hewlett of…