Category: Community News

Murder inquiry after body found in Bursledon

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at his home in Bursledon. A 73-year-old man was found dead after police were called to a property on Boundary Road this morning (December 3). A 38-year-old man A 63-year-old woman remain in police custody while officers at the scene…

‘Stop arms sales to Saudi’ pleads Bishopstoke church

Members of St Mary’s and St Paul’s Church Bishopstoke are calling on the Government to act for peace and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it takes part in Christian Aid’s ‘Be A Peacemaker’ appeal. More than half of Yemen’s population live on the brink of famine due to war. Church members have signed a…

New ‘Spitfire Party’ flies to rescue of Brexit

Eastleigh’s own maverick politician, Ray Hall, is hoping to build on the success of his Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party which finished sixth out of the fourteen candidates in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election with the launch of a new political party. The Spitfire Party plans to contest seats locally and more widely across the UK.…

Eastleigh win 3-1 away to Maidstone United

Paul McCallum scored twice as Ben Strevens’ Spitfires continued their fine away form with victory at struggling Maidstone. McCallum added to Joseph Jones’ first-half opener with two headers in the second period as Eastleigh made it five straight away wins in the National League. The Spitfires looked like being frustrated in the opening period, with…

2019 Hampshire Cricket Fixtures Announced

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have this morning announced the 2019 Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures, with the full Vitality Blast fixtures to be released at 5pm this evening. Hampshire will contest back-to-back home fixtures to begin the season as James Vince’s side host Essex in the opening round…

Eastleigh earn point at home to Chesterfield

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh earned a point at home to Chesterfield on Saturday despite taking an early lead through Alex Wynter. The Spitfires took the lead when a Mark Yeates corner was flicked on and Wynter headed in at the back post. Minutes later Chesterfield goalkeeper Callum Burton pulled off a fine reflex save to keep…

Salvation Army launch Christmas toy appeal

Eastleigh’s Salvation Army is appealing for Christmas presents so that local families who are struggling to buy gifts for their children can make sure there is a surprise for them under the Christmas tree this year. Commissioner Charles Swansbury of The Salvation Army’s Southern Division said: The Christmas Story inspires us as a church to…

Cake sale to raise funds for Cardiac Screening

Colourful cup cakes

There’ll be lots of tasty home-baked treats on offer tomorrow (November 23) at Botley Market Hall as part of an annual Charity cake sale that can help save young lives. The CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Cake Bake is an annual event held across the country by families who have lost loved ones to Young Sudden Cardiac…

Family pay tribute to Boyatt Wood man.

  The family of an Eastleigh man who died in a collision near Fishers Pond on Friday have released a tribute. Officers were called at 6.06am on Friday 16 November to Portsmouth Road, near the junction with Thompsons Lane which leads to Marwell Zoo. The collision involved an Orange Renault Megane and a black Alfa…

Chandler’s Ford driver in blue badge fraud

A former Hampshire County Council worker from Chandler’s Ford has been fined for illegally using her husband’s ‘blue badge’ parking permit while on HCC business following a clamp down on Blue Badge fraud by Portsmouth City Council. Natasha Smallwood 45, illegally parked her Mercedes SLK outside Portsmouth Family Courts, while she was attending  hearings on…

Paul McCallum scored twice as Eastleigh beat Barrow 3-0 away

Ben Streven’s Spitfires National League strugglers Barrow on Saturday in comfortable style with a 3-0 victory at Holker Street. Eastleigh came into the match having lost just one of their past 10 league games, while Barrow were on a five-match losing streak in all competitions. The visitors needed just 14 minutes to take the lead…

Hedge End OAP hit by bus dies

An 88-year old man has died in Hospital after he was hit by a bus in Hedge End. The man was crossing Upper Northam Road at about 6pm on Friday evening (November 16) when he was struck by a Xelabus single decker. Following the incident, the road was closed for three hours while emergency services…

Aldi for Budgens site?

  Hopes that the site of former Budgens’ supermarket in Hedge End will be re-opening as a branch of Aldi supermarkets seem to have been dashed today after a Eastleigh Borough Council spokesperson denied rumours that the German discounter was coming to the village but Council Leader Keith House has not ruled it out. Last…

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…