Category: Community News

Panto cast go shopping in Winchester

The cast of Theatre Royal Winchester’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast took time out of their busy performance schedule to do a bit of Christmas shopping in The Brooks Shopping Centre, sponsors of this year’s show. Dame Dotty (Julian Eardley) and Beast (Nathan Turner) took some time to try on the latest fashion whilst Malevolent…

Assault update: Police carry out house to house enquiries

Police are carrying out house to house enquiries on Eastleigh’s Pirelli estate today following the arrest of two teenagers on suspicion of attempted murder. As a result of the  bloody doorstep assault on Friday night, a 23-year-old Winchester man is still in hospital with life-threatening injuries and two 17-year-olds and a 48-year-old man from Bursledon…

Arrests following ‘attempted murder’ in Eastleigh

Two Eastleigh teens have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a man arrested in suspicion of causing GBH following a violent incident on the Pirelli estate last night (December 21). Police were called to Heinz Burt Close at around 10.15pm where a 23-year-old man, from Winchester was found with a serious head injury.…

Eastleigh beat Harrogate Town 2-1

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh beat Harrogate Town today 2-1 at The Silverlake Stadium as goals from Ben Williamson and second half substitute Cavaghn Miley proved to be enough for The Spitfires to earn all three points. Eastleigh were without Ryan Cresswell who recently left the club and Callum Howe returned the Silverlake Stadium as he started…

Barton Peveril hosts annual STEM Day

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Day last Friday 14th December, for pupils from Brookfield Community School, Crestwood Community School, The Hamble School, The Toynbee School, Wildern School, Wyvern College, The Mountbatten School and The Romsey School. The 105 school pupils had a range of workshops throughout the…

Twin sisters win Mayor of Eastleigh’s Christmas card competition

Sparkling snowmen and snowwomen, cheeky little elves and winter wonderland scenes were just some of the designs that captured the festive spirit in the Mayor of Eastleigh’s design a Christmas card competition. But it was two bright and colourful pictures both featuring Father Christmas with his reindeer-driven sleigh that caught the eye of the judges…

Eastleigh College get in the festive spirit

Staff from Eastleigh College recently hosted a festive Christmas Jumper Day, which in total raised a fantastic total of £200 for charity! All funds raised will be donated to the chosen College charity, Child Bereavement UK. Outfits included dressing-up, hats, tinsel and flashing lights. Prizes were given to those who came first and second in…

Council purchases town centre Post Office site

The Council has purchased the former Post Office site on High Street, Eastleigh. The Post Office building, that is a key strategic site with a prominent retail frontage onto the middle of the High Street, was purchased for £650,000.  The building includes the Sorting Office and Production House, that is currently home to a Creative…

Work well underway on new football hub

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Bruce Tennent was on hand to help with the development of a new high class facility as the construction of a new £8m state-of-the art football hub progresses at Monks Brook playing fields, Eastleigh. The Council has joined forces with the Football Association (FA) to develop an FA Parklife Football Hub…

Barton Peveril Students Make It Count

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Further Mathematics students achieved a fantastic set of results in the national Senior Maths Challenge, this year. 13 students achieved a Gold Certificate, 37 earned a Silver Certificate and 52 gained a Bronze Certificate. Former Thornden School pupil Patrick Winter, who won the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge earlier this year,…

Eastleigh lose away to Wrexham

Wrexham returned to winning ways after three games without a victory as they beat Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh despite The Spitfire being five games unbeaten away going into the game at the Racecourse. James Jennings’ cross-come-shot after less than two minutes found its way past Max Stryjek and into the back of the Eastleigh net. Bobby…

Traditional family panto, opens at Theatre Royal Winchester

Theatre Royal Winchester’s traditional family pantomime Beauty and the Beast is now open and receiving rave reviews from audience members!   Beauty and the Beast is a traditional family pantomime written and directed by James Barry – marking his fourteenth Christmas production at the venue. This enchanting story-driven show features original songs written by Simon…

Eastleigh College student wins gold at National Finals of WorldSkills UK

Apprentice Dominic Dray recently won Gold in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, at the WorldSkills UK Live Event, held at the NEC, Birmingham. Dominic’s title, as the National SkillFridge champion, means he has been crowned as the UK’s best Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprentice. He will now join the elite Team UK, having the potential to…

Local vet retires after 30 years

A Bursledon vet who has cared for thousands of pets in a career spanning more than 30 years is set to retire. Martin Fogden first joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre, in Bursledon along with his wife Jacquie in 1992 – in an era pre-internet and email. Martin became a partner in 1994 and has seen Adelaide…