Category: People

Professional Dancers Inspire Students

Two professional dancers who participated in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics have recently led workshops for A-level Dance students at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. The workshops at Barton Peveril College were led by Jose Agudo and Andrej Petrovic, who are rehearsal directors from the Akram Khan Dance Company.   Jose and Andrej were among 50…

Crystal plays suspect in “Lewis”

Former Barton Peveril College and Mountbatten School drama student, Crystal Leaity, will be on the nation’s television screens next month when she appears alongside Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Alison Steadman and James Fox in the latest series of ITV detective drama Lewis. Crystal (19), from Southampton, studied Film, Drama and Performing Arts at Barton Peveril,…

Musician visits Naomi House

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Frank Turner visited the Naomi House children’s hospice last Thursday, 29th November, to meet the children and entertain them with a few of his songs. Originally from Meonstoke, Frank studied alongside Prince William at Eton college and was formerly a member of the band Million Dead. His acoustic music has taken him all…

Paralympian visits Naomi House

British wheelchair tennis player, Peter Norfolk OBE, visited Naomi House recently, looking at the facilities at the hospice and getting a feel for the happy and memorable place that the children and their families stay in. After a motorbike accident left Peter paraplegic, he decided to start playing tennis and took to the courts in a wheelchair.…

Olympic medallists to get Freedom of the Borough

  The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two  Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.  The decision to award  honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement…

Eastleigh’s naked rambler heading home once again

Eastleigh’s own ‘Naked Rambler’ aka Stephen Gough has been released from prison in Scotland earlier today where he has finished serving the latest in a string of sentences totaling six years for refusing to wear any clothing while hiking around the country. Gough left Saughton Prison in Edinburgh the same way he went in – stark naked except for…

Eastleigh soldier honoured for bravery

An Army engineer from Eastleigh who risked his life to help victims after an Afghan minibus hit a roadside bomb by saving a child who lost a leg in the explosion, has been awarded a Queens Commendation for Bravery. Sapper Ryan Pavey 24, was the lead searcher for a team tasked with clearing the infamous…

Benjamin joins up!

Twenty six year old Benjamin Lee from Eastleigh has undergone a life changing experience, enlisting into the Army by swearing his Oath of Allegiance at a prestigious ceremony at the Army Careers Information Office in Southampton. Benjamin participated in an entry Attestation Parade, a traditional ceremony in front of friends, family, and senior Army officials…

Eastleigh Police pay tribute to fallen colleagues

Police and civilian staff lined up outside Eastleigh Police station at 11 am this morning to observe a minutes silence as a mark of respect for colleagues in the Greater Manchester Police force who were murdered yesterday. Two unarmed Police officers, Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed in a gun and grenade…

Scout’s Honour: John’s 80 years in Scouting

Scouts, beavers and cubs of 4th Chandler’s Ford (Hiltingbury) Scouts, along with leaders both past and present,  gathered together at their district campsite on Sunday to pay tribute to John Goble, their group president who is celebrating an incredible 80 years of involvement  in the scout movement. The youngsters,  mostly aged between 6 – 14,…

Eastleigh’s Naked Rambler gets another 5 months

    Stephen Gough the Eastleigh man also known as the Naked Rambler has been jailed for 5 months for a ‘breach of the peace’. The former Chamberlayne Road resident refuses to wear clothes and has spent the last six years in and out of jail in Scotland– the majority of the time in solitary…

Hamble gets its own Golden Post Box!

Folk in Hamble will be posting their letters in a golden post box which has been specially painted by Royal Mail in honour of the Villages Olympic gold medal winner Dani King. The pillar box sited in Hamble Square was painted this morning by Royal Mail workmen. Dani brought home Eastleigh Borough’s first Olympic Gold…

Eastleigh’s Dani King pedaling for gold today

Eastleigh cycling sensation Dani King steps on to the Olympic stage today in the qualifying heat of the Women’s Team Pursuit at the Olympic Velodrome alongside fellow GB pursuit team members Joanna Rowsell and Laura trot. The talented trio have already have already won the world team pursuit title this year and are hot contenders…

Mayor formally opens the Velmore Centre

Velmore residents were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kyrle  to formally open the new Velmore Centre today, an event that they had all been excitedly anticipating. Although the recently extended and refurbished facilities have actually been in use for the last couple of months, including for the Diamond Jubilee, today was about bringing together everybody who has been…

Naked Rambler remanded for trial

Stephen Gough, the Naked Rambler who has spent the best part of six years in jail for refusing to wear clothes, will remain in prison until August 23 following his appearance in Kirkcaldy Sherriff court this afternoon. Mr Gough, 53, was charged that he had “conducted himself in a disorderly manner and committed a breach…