Category: People

Eastleigh actress inspired by Old Library

The Eastleigh born actress and producer Rebecca Vaughan takes to the stage tonight to bring Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters to life in her own theatrical production, Austen’s Women. The show at Basingstoke’s Central Studio described as “tightly corseted but frilly, flowing and flamboyant in all the right places” features Austen’s leading ladies –…

Home sweet home…

chalet room

The homeless family who had been living in the Council’s own car park after they being allegedly told to ‘get rid’ of their pet dogs have now been found suitable accommodation. Within hours of Eastleigh News publishing the details of their plight both the BBC and The Daily Echo descended on the civic offices car…

Radian to get new skipper

Social landlord Radian Group today announced that Richard Hastilow has been appointed as its new Chairman. A successful naval captain and businessman, Richard takes over the Eastleigh based Housing association which has an annual turnover of £100m and provides almost 18,000 homes as well as support for some 400 people with disabilities. He replaces Mike…

Wear clothes or stay in jail

Stephen Gough - the Naked Rambler

Eastleigh’s most famous resident Stephen Gough, known as the Naked Rambler has been warned he could face life imprisonment if he did not start wearing clothes. The 51 year old ex royal marine was appearing in Perth Sherriff court (Scotland) following his arrest seconds after leaving prison having completed an 18 month sentence for breach…

Local snapper sets council puzzler

An award winning freelance photographer from Eastleigh, is about to release the third instalment in as series of catalogues of photographs he has taken in the borough. Matthew Myatt’s latest collection, ‘Dark Eastleigh’ follows in the footsteps of ‘Beyond the Bandstand’ and ‘Further beyond the bandstand’ by exploring hidden local views. He is currently challenging…

Freya Aiming High!

A young javelin star supported by Asda Eastleigh is celebrating after being selected for the first ever Youth Olympics which takes place in Singapore on 14-16 August in front of 370,000 spectators. Freya Jones has been supported by Asda Eastleigh and SportsAid’s Sporting Chance initiative which has seen her receive £500 funding for training and…