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Ian Sheridan

BJTC trained Community Reporter. Contact me at ian@eastleighnews.co.uk

‘I will work with with any party for my community’

Ray Dean, admits that running as an Independent is quite challenging Councillor Ray Dean, the Independent candidate for Bishopstoke is defending the one of the three seats the Independent group won last year from the Liberal Democrats who had angered many residents by voting in favour of the Council’s Local Plan that will see 6,000…

‘The Green party can make a difference’

Jack Stapleton says local government can benefit from the fresh ideas and new thinking offered by the Green Party. Horton Heath resident Jack Stapleton – the Green party candidate for Fair Oak and Horton Heath in Thursday’s local election – says fresh thinking and new ideas could transform local government by involving everybody in the…

‘A vote for Ukip is a vote for Change’

 UKIP candidate Martin Lyon wants voters to vote for change. The former Hampshire County and Councillor is standing in the Eastleigh Borough Council elections for the Fair Oak and Horton Heath seat. He thinks the local Liberal Democrats are operating local housing policy based on national decisions. While these might be good decisions nationally,…

New primary school for Boorley Park

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds has agreed for the Government to partner with Wildern Academy Trust in funding the new primary school.  Local MP, Mims Davies has welcomed this confirmation. She said “Making sure that we have enough school places for children living in our area is a key concern for many of…

Local Mums to celebrate breastfeeding.

  Thousands of Mums and babies are expected to take part in ‘The Big Breastfeeding Café’ on May 1. The nationwide initiative, now in it’s fourth year, will connect mothers to celebrate their personal breastfeeding experiences. In addition to Cafés being hosted by mothers in their own homes and independent coffee shops, national chain Coffee#1…

Eastleigh MP welcomes new law on upskirting.

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Mims Davies, Eastleigh MP, has welcomed new legislation on upskirting which has officially been made a criminal offence in England and Wales She says; it is deeply upsetting to hear the many stories of upskirting victims. “It’s a complete invasion of privacy and extremely distressing.” Gina Martin, former victim and leading campaigner is happy that the Voyeurism…

Hospital services rated ‘Outstanding’

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for providing effective services by the Care Quality Commission. The inspection focussed on the quality of four core services; urgent and emergency care, medicine, maternity and outpatients. Although there was a good overall rating, Maternity safety and outpatient services both…

Hand knitted chicks laying Easter eggs for charity

The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity in West End has received over 50 hand-knitted chicks with chocolates inside. These will be sold to raise funds just in time for Easter. Care workers at Fisher’s Pond based Caremark Winchester & Eastleigh have been busy knitting since March and were able to hand them over recently. Calum Gray, Managing…

BREXIT: Council plans for ‘worst’

No Deal exit this Friday could lead to ‘knock on effect on local roads says Hampshire County CouncilWith the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looming ever larger, Hampshire Council say they have planned ‘for the worst’ if the UK crashes out of the EU this Friday. If a deal cannot be agreed it is feared…