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Naomi Collins

I am a BJTC trained journalist and a Community Reporter for Eastleigh News and Winchester News Online.

A community together – Fryern Funtasia 2019

The sun made an appearance on Bank Holiday Monday as Chandlers Ford’s Fryern Funtasia kicked into gear, opened by Eastleigh’s Mayor Bruce Tennent. As in prior years, the event hosted a wide variety of displays, including a maypole dance by the pupils of Fryern school – which was soon followed by a choir – and…

Lifeboat launched in Hamble Harbour rescue

Yesterday (May 4) Calshot Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) launched ‘Max Walls’ their Atlantic 85 lifeboat, following reports of a person in the water off Calshot. The person had fallen off a yacht – though had luckily been wearing their life jacket – and was pulled out by passengers still aboard the yacht who then…

Eastleigh’s firefighters remember their fallen

Wreaths also laid at London’s Holy Sepulchre today for Firefighters Memorial DayToday (Sunday May 5) saw a wreath laid at Londons Holy Sepulchre in honour of Firefighters Memorial Day by Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stew Adamson. Yesterday, across the service’s Hampshire stations, firefighters observed a minute’s silence at midday…

Mims : ‘They’re not voting for us due to Brexit delay’

Eastleigh’s MP blames ‘apathetic’ local Tories disillusionment with the Brexit process for Conservative losses on council   Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has blamed government difficulties over Brexit for the Conservative losses in yesterday’s local elections It was a rough night for Eastleigh’s Conservatives as they lost two of their council seats to the Liberal Democrats,…