Category: Lifestyle

The Nature of Art in Wessex reaches Eastleigh

The Salisbury International Arts Festival has brought its Nature of Art In Wessex project to Eastleigh. The Nature of Art in Wessex involves communities in six different areas across the South of England, using the arts to help improve access to the natural environment. The communities develop the work themselves and all projects are featured as…

Great Expectations of a give-away in Hedge End

Hedge End Town Council is currently giving away Theatre tickets. The Berry Theatre will be celebrating its first birthday soon, and Hedge End Town Council is sponsoring that anniversary. The full programme of events can be seen in the online brochure Announced by Cllr Louise Bloom at the Community & Culture meeting of 14th February, as…

Hedge Enders pay twice…

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

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…

Santa slip up nets Hedge End Granny pay out

A Hedge End woman could be in line for a thirty grand pay out after slipping on a fake icicle while visiting Santa Claus in his grotto at Selfridges. The 73-year-old granny was having a family photo taken in the grotto at the posh store in London’s Oxford Street when she slipped and fell after skidding…

Good news for classic car owners

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…

Asthma and allergy sufferers to get expert advice

Local Asthma and allergy sufferers – along with people who have Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Diesease -will have a chance to talk to top medical experts about their condition next month. The AAIR Charity is to staging another open evening at the £5m Biomedical Research Unit at Southampton General Hospital (C Level West Wing) on Wednesday…

Woman saved by ‘secret’ sister

A Bishopstoke woman’s family is preparing to take on the BUPA Great South Run for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to raise money for research into the disease that led her to find the sister that she never knew she had. Doris Adams’ husband, Nigel, along with her two children, Paul and Sally, and Sally’s partner…

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…

Residents celebrate Royal Wedding

There was dancing in the streets of Eastleigh on Friday as the residents of Northlands Road, Newtown, threw a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The road, a popular route with rat runners, taxis and rally drivers was closed from 9 am. Residents, who had run up 400 feet of union jack bunting, set…

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…

Tree-mendous!

A new GoApe Tree Top Adventure has opened in Itchen Valley Country Park, and just in time for summer. For those of you that don’t know what GoApe is, their own description of “Tree Top Adventure” does the job. It’s a day out where you walk through the trees at dizzying heights, wearing a harness…

Easter break kids activities at The Hub

The Hub

The Hub in Bishopstoke Rd, Eastleigh will launch a new Children’s Activity Program over the Easter school holidays. ‘The Hub CAP’ will offer supervised sports and activity programmes to 8 – 13 year olds. Activities will include team games, sports and crafts and for the more adventurous, laser tag, orienteering and the climbing wall to…

Empty shelves in Eastleigh shops?

Eastleigh residents could be faced with the prospect of no food in the shops and what little there is being prohibitively expensive – that is the stark warning given by local college lecturer and environmentalist Dr Andrew Ross who was speaking at a recent film night and discussion held by Eastleigh Transitions Network at the…