Category: Community News

Eastleigh partner with Southampton Womens

The Spitfires and Southampton Women’s FC are delighted to announce a brand new partnership between the two clubs.   This collaboration between the two clubs is aimed at enhancing the women’s game in the Southampton area and work towards the development of the game.   Next season the partnership will see Southampton play a selection…

Police appeal for witnesses after ‘serious’ collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a serious collision yesterday afternoon. Policed were called shortly after 3pm yesterday (June 21) to Bursledon following a collision involving a van and a motorbike on Providence Hill, close to the Windmill Lane junction The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man from Southampton, suffered serious…

Eastleigh mum’s ‘headache’ was brain tumour

Symptoms ‘dismissed’ till visit to A&E. A young mum mistakenly prescribed painkillers for her brain tumour is sharing her story to raise awareness of the disease. Just one month on from brain surgery, Kirsty Barton, 28, is opening up about her terrifying ordeal. Kirsty’s symptoms, which included headaches so severe that she could barely get…

Police ask for help in tracing missing Bishopstoke man

Updated. Please note, Mr Gosling has now been found. Police are asking help in finding a 75-year-old man who has gone missing in Bishopstoke. Ronald Gosling left his home address in Torch Close to head to his local shops at around 3.45pm this afternoon (Thursday 20 June) but has not been seen since. Police say…

County Council declares climate emergency

Hampshire takes a step closer towards carbon neutrality after cabinet members recommend the Council declare a Climate Emergency. Cllr Martin Todd: “It’s two steps forward and one step back”Yesterday, at the first Cabinet meeting to be chaired by HCC’s new Leader Councillor Keith Mans the first item on the agenda was a motion from Councillor…

Mystery Eastleigh retiree quids in after Euromillions win

A mystery Eastleigh retiree, known only as Mr. H, has won £113,878.00 by playing online. Mr. H picked a personal selection of random numbers that matched the five main draw numbers and one lucky star number in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 24 May, 2019 using the National Lottery website. Andy Carter Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National…

Mayor shares cream tea with local carers

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Darshan Mann dropped into Brendoncare in Otterbourne to share a cream tea and an afternoon of entertainment with carers from Eastleigh and Winchester as part of National Carers Week. The  event was organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire who held many events across the County in…

Eastleigh sign Jack Payne

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed Ebbsfleet United’s Jack Payne on a one-year deal. The 27-year-old midfielder re-joins Eastleigh, having signed on a one-month loan last season. Whilst on loan at The Silverlake Stadium, Payne made five appearances and did not experience defeat in the blue of Eastleigh. Last season, in addition to his five appearances…

Eastleigh appoint new women’s manager

Eastleigh Football Club are thought to be delighted to announce Steve Davies as the new manager for their women’s team. Leaving AFC Bournemouth Women, Steve will bring with him a wealth of experience after spending the last 3 season with the Cherries. His successes included gaining 2 promotions, 3 Cup Finals and reaching the First…

West End suffers ‘spate’ of vehicle break-ins

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  Officers are appealing for information following a spate of thefts from vehicles and an attempted burglary in West End. Between 1am and 3.30am on Saturday (6 June) 12 vehicles were targeted while they were parked along Ivy Lane and  Eden Close. Access was gained to the vehicles and various items were stolen, such as…

Map reveals most searched for local celebrities

A DJ, a soap actor and a 17th Century witchfinder are all associated with places in Eastleigh A Judge who took part in the Salem Witch Trials, an Australian soap star and a radio and TV presenter are former Eastleigh residents who are the most searched for people from the Borough on Wikipedia. Data journalists…

Eastleigh Pride to return with more ‘glitz and glam’

Eastleigh BID promises a ‘fantastic line-up of acts’ for the September event Eastleigh Bid has announced that Eastleigh Pride will be returning for 2019 with even more “glitz and glam” following its success last year. The celebration will be taking place on Leigh Rd Recreation in September and organisers are already promising a strong selection…

Mayor celebrates Eid with Eastleigh’s Muslim community.

Eastleigh’s Muslim community have celebrated the end of Ramadan with an open-air ceremony attended by the Mayor of Eastleigh. Around 100 members of the Eastleigh Masjid and Islamic Centre took part in the Eid -Ul-Fitir ceremony on Leigh Road recreation ground yesterday (June 4). Traditionally the event takes place outdoors but this was the first…