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Larissa Patience

I'm Larissa Patience, a BJTC trained journalist and community reporter for Eastleigh News and Winchester News Online.

Hants and IOW probation service receives ‘good’ rating

But Napo call for service to be put back into public ownership HM Inspectorate of Probation has release a report today giving Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) a ‘good’ rating, the first group to do so since the rating system was introduced in 2018. HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys…

Bishopstoke charity wins £10,000 in grants

Open Sight Hampshire, based in Church Road, Bishopstoke, offers support to visually impaired peopleThe charity has been awarded £10,000 to continue to add to their services across the country. The Hubs, that are organised once a month, allow people with sight loss to get the assistance they need without travelling too far to unfamiliar places.…

Norovirus closes Thornden School

School closure in Chandler’s Ford after Norovirus outbreak.   Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford has announced they have closed the school due to an outbreak of the vomiting bug. We understand that up to 100 students and staff have been affected and students were sent home early yesterday. To avoid the continued spread of sickness…

Beano gets on his bike

Eastleigh striker James ‘Beano’ Constable to cycle 200 miles for charity. The Eastleigh forward is adding his support to the #TOO500, a cycling challenge for children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar. He has pledged to cycle 200 miles in 2 days to support the charity. The event is in it’s fifth year and aims to raise…