Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

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…

Local Dr brings life-changing eye surgery to Africa

Mercy Ships from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. A Southampton eye specialist has told Eastleigh News about his work on board a charity funded hospital ship as part of World Sight day. Every year Richard Newsom – a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General hospital – gives up two weeks of his leave to sail to the…

New Police and Fire service HQ to boost town

Hampshire Constabualry will be moving 100 police officers and support staff into the Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ on Leigh Rd and will share the facility with the fire and rescue service to form a new strategic police and fire service HQ, the first of its kind in the country. The move which it is…

Botley gets public defibrillators

Two cardiac defibrillators just installed at Botley can be accessed by the public in an emergency at any time The first of two Botley Parish Council funded ‘community Public Access Defibrillators’ (cPADs) is now ‘live’ at The Botley Centre and listed with the 999 emergency services. Hundreds of people use the site every week for…

Local Health Chief in public focus event

Eastleigh folk will get a chance to question a local health chief and listen to a talk by a specialist in the treatment of blood clots and heamophilia during a “Health Focus Event” at Fleming Park next week Health Focus events are an opportunity for the local community to meet and ask questions of the…

Hampshire firefighters in Balkan rescue mission

Two Hampshire firefighters have flown to the Balkans to assist with a pan-European relief effort after parts of the region suffered the worst flooding in their history. States of emergency have been declared in areas of Serbia and Bosnia, with rivers bursting banks and landslides burying homes. Three people are known to have died so…

Chief Fire Officer to retire

  After ten years at the helm of Hampshire’s Fire and Rescue Service Chief Officer John Bonney has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Bonney, who has been with HFRS for 13 years, announced this week to the organization’s 1,800 staff that he will step down on 31 December…

Broken glass found in store’s kids comics

  Local shops were alerted to a potential glass hazard when part of a broken bottle was discovered among the kids comics at Tesco Express on Twyford Road early this morning. Local mum Lesley Ferguson spotted the danger before her toddler could get near it and reported it to the duty manager. The Allbrook resident…

Seriously ill may have further to travel

Seriously ill patients from Eastleigh, suffering from acute medical emergencies like stroke or heart attack, will have to travel further for treatment in future under proposals being considered by Hampshire Hospitals the Chief Executive has confirmed. Plans are being drawn up to relocate major trauma services away from the Royal Hants County Hospital in Winchester…

Firefighters set to strike again

The Fire Brigades Union has announced a further series of strikes in protest to proposed changes to their pensions after talks with government and employers failed to produce a breakthrough. English and Welsh firefighters will strike on: – Friday 2 May, between noon and 5pm – Saturday 3 May, between 2pm and 2am – Sunday…

Air ambulance called to Allbrook Way crash

The Air Ambulance was called today to a crash on Allbrook Way, the A335 link road between Junction 12 on the M3 and Twyford Road. Several vehicles were involved in the incident which occurred at 12.15 and five persons were injured with two trapped in their vehicles. The busy route was closed to traffic in…

Woman dies after West End crash

A woman has died following a crash in West End earlier this morning. The 50 year-old woman was riding a Yamaha 900 motorbike when it crashed with a grey Vauxhall Insigna at the junction of Southern Road and Moorhill Road at about 8.45 am. The woman was rushed to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries…