Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Witness appeal following fatal collision in Fair Oak

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on Allington Lane, close to the junction with Hogwood Lane, in Fair Oak on Thursday. The emergency services  were called at 12.35pm following reports that a silver Skoda had left the road and had landed on the railway tracks. The incident resulted in the closure…

Allington Lane closure – police update

Allington Lane will remain closed for the afternoon following a ‘serious’ collision police have said. Hampshire Constabulary say they were called to an accident on Allington Lane at 12.35 pm close to junction with Hogwood Lane following reports that a Skoda had left the road and had gone onto the railway tracks. In a statement…

More money on way for life saving defibs

A couple from Botley who have been campaigning to establish a countrywide network of  public access defibrillators were surprised to find the chancellor of exchequer has once again earmarked funds in last week’s budget to buy more of the life saving machines. Graham and Anne hunter met George Osborne will he was visiting Botley Mill…

Muslim community helps keep Hamble Lifeboat afloat

  Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) have donated £500 to Hamble Lifeboat Station one of  Mayor Jane Welsh’s chosen charities. The AMC who say their motto is “love for all, hatred for none” raised the money during one of  three ‘Charity Walks for Peace’ they held last year, which raised over £300,000 for…

Fire Service faces up to cuts with Tech

Hampshire fire chiefs are proposing to cut jobs in the county’s Fire and Rescue Service over the next few years. The proposals come in a report to be discussed by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority next week. New technology like an advanced high pressure water jet that can cut through steel is part of the…

Waitrose helps out RNLI

Waitrose in Chandler’s Ford have held a collection at their store in aid of the RNLI as part of their chosen charity of the year campaign. The amount collected was £733.01 which added to the money raised during their sponsored rowing event in the Summer, means the Chandler’s Ford branch has contributed £1,183.13 to help…

Cheapy charger causes Hampshire house blaze

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people about fake, unbranded chargers after a House caught fire in Waterlooville yesterday. Crews were called to Jasmine Grove yesterday afternoon after reports of a fire which had started in the bedroom and was most likely caused by an unofficial phone charger. HFRS say with Christmas well on…

Lost dog rescued from well

An overnight dog hunt had a happy ending as a four-year-old labradoodle was pulled safely from a well in Eastleigh this morning. Lily had gone missing while being walked in woods off Chestnut Avenue yesterday afternoon, sparking a hunt that carried on into the early hours and spread into a social media appeal on Facebook.…

Scheme to fund public defibrillators goes live

Pic:Katatonia/Pond5 The British Heart Foundation has just launched a scheme to role out a nationwide network of life saving heart defibrillators thanks in part to the campaigning efforts of a local couple. There are more than 30,000 cardiac arrests in the UK every year and while currently only one in ten cases survive, the BHF…

Hampshire firefighters fly out to Nepal

Specialist Fire Fighters and Officers based at Eastleigh’s Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ are flying out to disaster struck Nepal tonight to join in with an International rescue mission. At least 2,500 people were killed as a result of the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck on Saturday . Many thousands more are without shelter or are…

Fire fighting dogs hang up their boots

Two Hampshire fire investigation dogs have retired after helping put dozens of criminals behind bars. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s search dogs Saxon and Inca are hanging up their boots after 126 (dog) years loyal service. The two Labradors between them have attended more than 500 operational incidents where they have been vital in securing…

M27 closed till this evening following Eastleigh collision

Drivers using the M27 in Hampshire today are being advised to plan ahead, as repair work following a collision this morning means that delays to journeys are likely. Lane 3 will remain closed in both directions on the M27 between junction 5 (Eastleigh) and junction 7 (Hedge End) in Hampshire following a collision this morning.…

Police appeal after fatal crash in Newtown

Police are appealing for other drivers to come forward following a fatal collision between a blue Ford Focus and a black Citroen Xsara Picasso on Newtown Road in Eastleigh at around 10.20am on Tuesday, December 16. The Ford Focus was travelling towards Romsey Road when it was involved in a low speed collision with the…

Log fire starts house fire

Three fire appliances had to tackle a house fire in Eastleigh tonight after one unlucky householder tried to get his log fire going with an accelerant believed to be lighter fuel. Bellevue Road in Newtown was closed to traffic as firefighters from Eastleigh quickly brought the blaze under control at about 10 pm. Bellevue residents…

Warning after E-Cigarette sparks Botley blaze

      A Botley family escaped from a fire in their home after an e-cigarette exploded after being plugged into an unsuitable charger. This recent incident, in which thankfully no-one was injured, is the latest in a string of incidents in the UK involving the use of cheap or inappropriate chargers. After the 999…