Category: Eastleigh

Comet sold off for £2!

Electrical retailer Comet, who have a superstore in Woodside avenue, has been sold today to a private equity company for just £2 leaving employees to face an uncertain future. French parent company Kesa were anxious to offload the struggling chain after revenues dived by 22%. The bad news comes days after it was announced that…

Eastleigh Blogger in St Pauls protest camp

A blogger from Eastleigh is currently in the thick of the controversial ‘Occupy London’ protest at St Pauls Cathedral. Matthew Myatt – a professional photo- journalist who contributes regularly to Eastleigh News went to report on the protest and ended up  working there as the official photographer for Occupied Times – a weekly newspaper printed…

No Government boost for Eastleigh

Department for Business Innovation & Skills

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills have jointly announced today, an investment of £950m  to “Create and safeguard more than 200,000 jobs across England”. But none of that investment is targeted at Eastleigh. The bids that have been successful in the South East Region are: Portsmouth Naval Base Property…

B&Q open new Chesnut Ave HQ

To local residents and commuters who have put with months of disruption during construction it has been a long time in coming, but this afternoon yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur will be officially opening the  new Chesnut Avenue headquarters of DIY giant B&Q this afternoon. The large scale development at Chandlers Ford covers over 300,000 sq…

‘Significant’ boundary changes for Eastleigh

Proposed changes to size of parliamentary constituency are published by the Boundary Commission today sparking speculation as to safety of Chris Huhne’s Eastleigh seat in a future election if the recommendations are adopted. The Commission claim the Eastleigh constituency will be ‘significantly reconfigured’ under the proposals which aim to ensure all seats have the same…