Category: Eastleigh

More Van break-ins

Police are appealing for witnesses after nearly £15,000 worth of power tools were stolen from three vans in Eastleigh. The thefts took place overnight between Monday June 14 and Tuesday June 15 in the Nightingale Avenue area. Two of the vans were parked in Sandmartin Close and the third was parked in Woodpecker Way. PC…

Pirelli Fire Update

Two youths have been arrested on suspicion of arson following the fire at the former Pirelli, now Prysmian site in Eastleigh. The fire started at 2.50pm yesterday afternoon, (June 13) at the derelict Pirelli Sports Club in Passfield Avenue. The fire is being treated as suspicious and a joint investigation is being carried out between…

Old School Rules

Eastleigh News has nominated the former Cranbury Road Infant School – now serving as Eastleigh College Education Annexe – for inclusion on the register of ‘most at risk buildings in the country’ as compiled by the Victorian Society, a heritage charity which campaigns for the preservation of Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

Eastleigh man hooks old Trout

An  Eastleigh angler has landed Farmoor Reservoir’s biggest ever fish – a brown trout which weighed in at a staggering 17.5lb. Fly  fisherman  Richard  Martin  hooked  the  monster from the banks of the Oxford beauty spot. His  catch  broke  the  reservoir’s  previous  record – another brown trout caught in October 2008 – by 3Ib. Mr…

Two out of three ain’t bad

Sky News award winning special correspondent David Bowden has been spotted on the streets of Eastleigh out in search of Leo Barraclough the Brighton based Labour party candidate for Eastleigh. Eastleigh News bumped into David and his team who were filming in Market Street Tuesday morning. They were shooting sequences for their election coverage and…

Swan Centre Library reopens

Eastleigh Public Library in the Swan Centre reopened today following its four month long refit. The interior space and layout has been redesigned and there is new shelving and equipment on display. However, the most radical change is that the issue and return of books are no longer handled by librarians wielding date stamps. Instead…

Eastleigh Airport deserted

Eastleigh Airport’s busy departure terminal was deserted this evening as air travellers heeded warnings to stay away due to the Icelandic Volcanic Ash cloud which was drifting over Britain. Every single flight was cancelled and there was just 6 staff on the check in desks handling phone calls while two retail workers replenished the shelves…