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Ian Sheridan

BJTC trained Community Reporter. Contact me at [email protected]

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.

Mims Davies Pic:Eastleigh News

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…