Category: Lifestyle

Local Author goes digital

Matt Shaw

A Hedge End author has embraced digital technology and is now writing exclusively for the Kindle platform. Matt Shaw started writing creatively at the age of 12 then experimented with the concept of writing screenplays before self-publishing his first book “The Autobiography of a Nobody” [n.b. subsequently re-titled “I’m fine”]. Delighted with the results of…

Hedge End’s bid is on track…

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Hedge End’s Finance & Administration Committee have agreed to proceed with the Town’s bid to become a Portas Pilot. The Portas Pilot competition was launched in February by the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and Mary Portas.  The competition aims to choose 12 towns to become Portas Pilots,…

Hedge Enders pay twice…

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Hedge End residents are contributing twice towards the Eastleigh Festival of Music & Mela, an annual event that draws large crowds into the Town Centre. At the Community & Culture committee meeting of 14th February, Hedge End Town Council was asked to contribute £500 to the Asian Welfare & Cultural Association, which would be put…

Flybe proud of its Valentines

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Figures just released by Flybe, with Valentines Day firmly in mind,  show that 6% of its workforce admit to being in a relationship with a work colleague That statistic includes more than 30 couples who are working together as cabin crew and flight deck staff. Exeter based Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s…

Good news for classic car owners

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Eastleigh’s classic cars and motorbikes could be exempted from the MoT test under proposals published for consultation today by Roads Minister Mike Penning. Classic and historic vehicles are often very well maintained by their owners and have a much lower accident and MoT failure rate than newer cars. The current requirement for these vehicles to…

Tesco money-off codes

If you are thinking of buying something online this weekend Eastleigh News has some Tesco discount codes for you which will save you money and earn you double clubcard points too. As you may have noticed Eastleigh News advertises Tesco and every month they send an email with a bunch of money-off codes to share…

Vintage bus parts go missing

A group of transport enthusiasts who are restoring a vintage bus are asking local residents to help track down vital parts that went missing in Eastleigh some years ago. Southampton and District Transport Heritage trust are restoring JOW 928 – a unique former Southampton Corporation single deck bus which they have owned since 1976 Work…

Eastleigh is cancer hotspot

Eastleigh residents have been identified as being among those at the greatest risk of bowel cancer in Hampshire according to the bowel cancer awareness project who based their findings on the assessment of a combination of lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and bowel cancer mortality rates. To coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness…