Category: People

Botley school pool nominated for Kumho cash

With the Olympic Torch passing through the neighbouring cities of Southampton and Portsmouth this weekend, the whole nation looking forward to the Olympic Games and many also thinking about the legacy of those games, local campaigners in Botley are busy trying to save the swimming pool at the local Primary School… No longer funded by Central or Local Government, the pool has [until…

Carry-On Carnival

Hedge End’s Carnival went ahead despite the atrocious summer weather this afternoon. The unseasonal heavy rain, which the Met Office attribute to the Jet Stream misbehaving, was at its heaviest of the day during the carnival procession, but the route was still lined with onlookers and the display of umbrellas was said by those riding on the floats, to…

Huhne partner loses £250k in harassment case

Chris Huhne’s partner and former press officer Carina Trimingham has lost her harassment case against the Daily Mail in the High Court today. Ms Trimingham had alleged that a series of article and readers comments in published in the newspaper and associated  website during the aftermath of Mr Huhne’s marriage breakup had repeatedly mocked her…

State of the art concept store boosts Hedge End

The recently refurbished Budgen’s store in Hedge End has brought state of the art grocery retailing to the village centre and attracted UK-wide attention thanks to an article in The Grocer, a well-respected industry-specific magazine that has been running for 150 years. The new store includes all of the latest innovations from the Budgen’s brand…

Local Author goes digital

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…

Eastleigh man to brave Atlantic on plastic raft

To mark Climate Week 2012 a handful of volunteers at Whale Nation a voluntary organisation that undertakes Humanitarian and conservation projects, have constructed a kayak made of recycled plastic bottles for a “Plastic Marathon.” A young British crew will set sail on a 27-mile course from Tenerife to La Gomera in the Canary Islands. Heading…