Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

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…

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…