Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Police appeal for witnesses after ‘serious’ collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a serious collision yesterday afternoon. Policed were called shortly after 3pm yesterday (June 21) to Bursledon following a collision involving a van and a motorbike on Providence Hill, close to the Windmill Lane junction The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man from Southampton, suffered serious…

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…

MP calls for better roads for cyclists and treatment for brain injury victims

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has spoken from personal experience of how a brain injury can impact the lives of victims and their families and has highlighted the need for local roads to become safer for cyclists. Davies attended an event held by Headway UK campaigners to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and the need…