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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.

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.…

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…

Builder to raise £50,000 for Chandler’s Ford based Cancer Charity

Builder Barratt Developments has announced plans to raise £50,000 for Chandler’s Ford based charity the Wessex Cancer Trust. The housebuilding group which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has announced the organisation as its official charity of the year and plans to undertake a variety of challenges and events in aid of the worthy…

Rogue tradesmen fined and jailed for defrauding elderly Eastleigh couple.

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One victim 92 ,the other an 81 year old cancer sufferer. 177 victims across south of England. Rogue tradesmen whose victims included an elderly Eastleigh couple – one of who was suffering with cancer – have received fines and jail sentences following action by Southampton Trading Standards Officers. Mrs and Mr Prince of Eastleigh, who…