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…

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…

“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…