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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.

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…

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…