Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Monks Brook bursts it’s banks

  Monks Brook has burst it’s banks and inundated Fleming Park as continuing rain keeps Eastleigh on Flood alert. Eastleigh Police have warned drivers to avoid driving tonight (Friday 14 February) due to large  number of fallen trees brought down by strong  winds. The latest Environment Agency warning is as follows: Water levels in the…

Eastleigh back on flood alert

The Environment Agency has contacted householders in Bishopstoke and Eastleigh this evening warning them: “Flooding is expected. Take immediate action” Continued heavy rain has exacerbated already precariously high river levels at Bishopstoke. Yesterday Allbrook Hill was closed due to flooding at the Railway Arch and the playing fields at Bishopstoke and land at Brambridge and…

EASTLEIGH ON FLOOD ALERT

    Homes in Eastleigh are in danger of flooding this morning following persistent overnight rain which is expected to continue throughout the day the Environment Agency has warned. The agency has put a red alert in place which reaches along the River Itchen from Bishopstoke to Shawford urging nearby householders and businesses to take…

Care for yourself, say the BMA

A new poster campaign aimed at helping patients get the help they need this winter has been launched by the British Medical Association. The posters, distributed to all GP practices across the South West encourages patients to self-care , for example when suffering from colds or sore throat, rather than visiting their local GP or…

Flu hit Hospital restricts visiting

Wards at Royal Hants County Hospital Winchester have announced restricted visiting hours  following an outbreak of flu with vomiting and diarrhoea. Starting today and over the weekend visitors will only be allowed to visit for one hour between 6.30pm – 7.30pm only, to restrict the possible transmission of the bug and help prevent further cases.…

Wyvern College in emergency closure

    Wyvern College in Fair Oak has closed today following a ‘major’ gas leak on the site. The school has posted the following statement on their website: Emergency Closure Emergency Closure of Wyvern Friday 6th December There is currently a major gas leak on the Wyvern site and we have had to take the…

Fryern mums fund Haiyan shelters

  A group of Chandler’s Ford mums have raised over six hundred pounds to help out victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The mums, who  have children at local schools, held a cake and toy sale with proceeds going to Shelter Box, a disaster relief charity which provides victims with a boxed survival kit. Parents and children…

Berrywood pupil rescues Southampton Airport Fire Service

A Berrywood School pupil went to the rescue of Southampton Airport Fire Service after they put out a call for a new health and safety training badge. Nine year old Alex Miller from the school in Hedge End designed the badge as part of a Hampshire-wide competition for school pupils organised by the Airport Fire…

Fire crews back on duty

Hampshire Fire crews are now back on duty following tonight’s strike which ended at 11pm. Hampshire Fire rescue have said they were able to respond to a number of emergency calls throughout Hampshire within their normal 20 minute response time. During the strike action there were 41 fire appliances available to respond to emergencies across…

Firefighters strike on bonfire weekend

  Although many local people will be celebrating bonfire night this evening,  firefighters are out on strike and manning picket lines They are joining thousands of colleagues nationally after negotiations over proposed changes to their pension arrangements broke down. The firefighters say they are upset that the proposed pension reforms will see them working till…

Roof destroyed after lightning strike

A home in Shirrel Heath had its roof completely destroyed by fire following a thunderstorm last nigh. Around 45 firefighters from Wickham, Bishops Waltham, Droxford, Fareham and Hightown attended a five pump roof fire in a two storey dwelling last night at around 8pm Firefighters had to use breathing apparatus and an aerial ladder platform…

RSPCA hunt for owner of neglected pet

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly collie type dog was found straying and in a poorly condition in the Buttsash area of Hythe. The dark brindle-coloured dog was found on Netley View Estate by a member of the public who kindly took her in and contacted the New Forest District Council dog…

Fire destroys industrial unit in Fair Oak

An industrial unit off Allington Lane was totally destroyed by fire yesterday evening. The fire broke out at about 4.20pm within a vehicle repair workshop but blaze escalated into a major incident after an acetylene welding cylinder exploded. Ambulances and police cars raced to the scene close to Allington Manor but there were no casualties…

“Walk in my boots” dares striking Eastleigh fireman

A striking Eastleigh firefighter has dared government minister Brandon Lewis to ‘walk in my boots’ and experience for himself the reality of life on the fire service frontline before making changes to the firefighter’s pension scheme. Fireman Justin Boyle was speaking to Eastleigh News while on a picket line outside Eastleigh’s fire station as hundreds…