Category: Eastleigh

We Will Remember Them…

The centre of Eastleigh came to a stop today (Sunday 14th November) as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen of two world wars. Led by his worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell and his chaplain the Reverend Ian Bird, representatives from all political parties,…

Future of Vue Secured

The future of The Swan Centre’s flagship multi screen cinema looks certain today with the announcement that the Vue cinema chain has been sold to private equity firm Doughty Hanson for £450 million. Vue made a gross profit of £60 million last year against a debt pile of £335 million. The deal will see senior…

Civic Offices Could Go

Eastleigh council boss Keith House has outlined his plans for implementing the cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review – plans which could include selling the current civic offices as part of an austerity drive. In a statement delivered to council on Thursday, Mr House sought to assure members and residents that the council could…

Echo Staff in Strike Threat

Staff working on popular local newspapers ‘The Daily Echo’ and ‘Hampshire Chronicle’ have voted an overwhelming 95% in favour of taking industrial action over a two year pay freeze. The journalists are employed by news publisher ‘Newsquest’ which has a monopoly of local titles including the Echo, Hampshire Chronicle and weekly freebie ‘News Extra’ –…

HAT Full of Praise on Pothole Progress

Members of Eastleigh’s Hampshire action team (Eastleigh HAT) have been updated by the County Council’s Highways Department on progress being made on ‘Operation Restore’, the ongoing programme to repair local roads after the disastrous severe winter conditions had left the Borough’s roads pitted with potholes. So far this year the County Council has carried out…

Subdued Retail Sector Weighs on Town Centre

As the recession continues to bite, business lettings in Eastleigh remain languishing in the doldrums as the recent consultation paper on the Eastleigh Town Access plan acknowledged, describing the Town Centre as ‘Underperforming’. A report issued last week by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said economic growth in the third quarter was “considerably” slower…

Georgina Edmonds update

Detectives leading  ‘Operation Columbian’ the two year investigation into the brutal murder of widow Georgina Edmonds at her Brambridge home, have just released the following Statement: “A 32-year-old Eastleigh man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Georgina Edmonds has been re-bailed until January 11 2011 pending further inquiries.” The suspect had originally been arrested at an address in…

Even more van break ins

More power tools worth hundreds of pounds have been taken in anther spate of overnight van – break ins in Eastleigh. This time three vehicles  in  two days were hit in central Eastleigh . Thieves struck in Newtown  stealing equipment from vehicles parked in Archers Road and The Crescent a van in Goldsmith Road was also…

Les Miserables Anniversary at Eastleigh Cinema

Vue Eastleigh will be screening the one-off 25th Anniversary performance of the World’s longest running musical, Les Miserables. The Cinema, located in the Swan Centre will be showing this stunning interpretation of  Victor Hugo’s on masterpiece on Sunday 3 October The special performance from the O2 arena in London, which sold out in record time…