Category: People

Eastleigh Drain Men Scoop Lottery Million!!

A syndicate of 11 workers from BSS Drainage on Eastleigh’s Boyatt Wood Industrial Estate are celebrating after scooping a £954,934 Lotto jackpot on Saturday 26th June 2010. The syndicate, who range in age from 37 to 67, are all in a state of shock since their win, scooping exactly £86,812.18p each. One syndicate member, who…

Aviva staff sign up for Eastleigh night Shift

Staff from insurance giant Aviva, will sleep rough on the streets of Eastleigh this Friday to highlight the issue of street children. The Sleep Out is part of Aviva’s ‘Street to School’ programme which is designed to help vulnerable children get off the streets and back into education. Aviva employees from all over the town…

Eastleigh man hooks old Trout

An  Eastleigh angler has landed Farmoor Reservoir’s biggest ever fish – a brown trout which weighed in at a staggering 17.5lb. Fly  fisherman  Richard  Martin  hooked  the  monster from the banks of the Oxford beauty spot. His  catch  broke  the  reservoir’s  previous  record – another brown trout caught in October 2008 – by 3Ib. Mr…

Eastleigh’s new Mayor Installed

Thursday night saw the annual Mayor making ceremony take place at the Towns Civic Offices as the outgoing Mayoress Pamela Holden- Brown made way for new Mayor John Caldwell – the Conservative councillor for Hiltingbury East. Mrs Holden-Brown had a vote of thanks proposed and seconded by councillors Haulwen Broadhurst and Graham Smith while John…

Police concerned for missing Woman

Police in Eastleigh are concerned for the welfare of a woman who has gone missing from her home in Chandler’s Ford. 43-year-old Tutiernawati Darsim Suhana was last seen by a neighbour outside her home in Kingsway, Chandler’s Ford at around 11.30am on April 30. Tutiernawati, originally from Indonesia, had lived and worked at the address…

Moorgreen Volunteer meets Royalty

Les Clements has been a volunteer and League of Friends member at Moorgreen Hospital for more than 18 years. His volunteering started not long after he retired from work, when wife Doreen – who spent 52 years in nursing – was still working at the time and she said to him one day ‘If I’m…

Eastleigh Mourns. Updated

Following yesterdays tragedy, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced they are in the process of setting up an online Book of Condolence and have issued details of how donations can be made to the families of Firefighters James Shears and Alan Bannon.

Kilimanjaro here I come!

A man from Northlands Road in Eastleigh is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro just months after receiving surgery to combat an aggressive bone cancer which led to the bone in his upper right arm being removed and replaced with a steel rod. Peter Barty 39, wants to use the climb to raise funds for Macmillan…

Trapped tenant in poverty plea

As a full time assistant on the pharmacy counter in the Swan Centre’s Boots branch, Dominic Smith, is a familiar face to most Eastleigh townsfolk. However many would be surprised to discover he is one of growing number of people who despite being in full time work have fallen into the poverty trap. These are…

Kids get crafty for Mother’s Day

Kids were being crafty at the Swan Centre Eastleigh when they got an early start on planning gifts for Mother’s Day and got stuck into making some fabulous Mothering Sunday picture cards. After making their masterpiece they had their picture taken, along with their crafty creation and the photograph printed off to display in their…

Donate a kidney for Jesus!

Eastleigh shoppers, well used to having to dodge canvassers selling charity subscriptions, had a new hazard to sidestep yesterday in the form of representatives from minority Christian sect the ‘Jesus Christians’ who were working the streets spreading their message by trying to interest passers by in copies of their promotional DVD. Not many people may…

Update: Rose Bowl Tragedy

The family of construction worker Philip Carsley, who died in an industrial accident at the Hampshire Rose Bowl, are devastated with the news of his death. The following statement has been issued by Hampshire Police on behalf or Mr Carsley’s family in Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire:

A Night on the Town

Yesterday night, one of the coldest of the year, a small group of local church goers prepare to walk Eastleigh’s frozen streets in order to help or talk to anyone who might come their way. They are the ‘Street Pastors’ and they have been doing so every Friday night since July. It has been claimed…

Hedge End Cop gets Top Gong

Hedge End Special Constable Warner Baker is to receive an MBE in the Queens New Year honours list it has been announced. He has been based at Hedge End since 1991 and was promoted to the rank of section officer 8 years ago.