Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Eastleigh to feature in 3 day disaster drill

Eastleigh Fire station will feature in a three-day training exercise which started today (May 14). Eight locations across Hampshire  – including the HFRS station in Eastleigh  – will be used to simulate a major disaster in which 2,000 people and 40 organisations will take part. Storm surges, severe flooding, mudslides and collapsing buildings will be…

Lib Dems consolidate hold on Eastleigh

Conservatives now smallest party after losing two seats. Independents hold Bishopstoke and become the second party. Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats have successfully defended all their seats and won two seats from the Conservatives to consolidate their control of the council in yesterday’s Local Elections (May 2). The Conservatives are now the third and smallest party on…

Hamble Xmas yacht rescue

Both the RNLI Calshot lifeboat and Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team came to the rescue of a stranded yacht outside the entrance to the River Hamble on Boxing Day. At about 5 pm the RNLI received a call from a 37ft yacht that was hard aground Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat Willet was launched with three volunteer crew…

Family pay tribute to Boyatt Wood man.

  The family of an Eastleigh man who died in a collision near Fishers Pond on Friday have released a tribute. Officers were called at 6.06am on Friday 16 November to Portsmouth Road, near the junction with Thompsons Lane which leads to Marwell Zoo. The collision involved an Orange Renault Megane and a black Alfa…

Hedge End OAP hit by bus dies

An 88-year old man has died in Hospital after he was hit by a bus in Hedge End. The man was crossing Upper Northam Road at about 6pm on Friday evening (November 16) when he was struck by a Xelabus single decker. Following the incident, the road was closed for three hours while emergency services…

MP praises vital Hamble Lifeboat

  Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, joined Trustee, Liam Dobbin, and colleagues at Hamble Lifeboat this week to gain an understanding of their role and the challenges they face as an independent lifeboat station. Hamble Lifeboat, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is located on the Hamble peninsular and plays a vital part in marine…

Mum praises life saving Air Ambulance team

Hampshire Air Ambulance

The mother of an 11 year-old girl who was badly injured in a road accident has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance as local law firm Irwin Mitchell donate £11,000 to keep the vital emergency service flying. Maisie Godden-Hall, who was involved in a serious road traffic incident shortly after celebrating her eleventh…

Man dies after police stop on M3

A man has died on the M3 at Eastleigh after being pulled over by the Police. The incident happened at around 1 am yesterday morning (Sunday 10th September) after a blue BMW was pulled over by a Hampshire Constabulary police car onto the hard shoulder of the M3 Southbound. Police say that the driver of…

Police Commissioner reacts to Manchester bombing

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Michael Lane has condemned last night’s suspected terrorist attack at a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester and has called on the public to “stay vigilant”. In a statement Commissioner  Lane said: “My thoughts and prayers are with, and for, all the people of Manchester and all the…

Man dies in Pony and Trap accident

A man has died after a late night collision between a car and a pony and trap in Bursledon on Sunday night. The 33-year-old man, from Guildford, travelling in the trap suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later. The police were called to Portsmouth Road…

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

Family pay tribute as Fair Oak crash victim named

  The family of a man who died following Thursday’s crash on Allington Lane have paid tribute to him while Police continue to appeal for witnesses. Christopher Whyton, 32, of Coxford Road, Lordswood died after his Skoda left the road on Thursday and   ended up beside the railway tracks. In a statement released by police…