Tag: Christmas

‘Stop arms sales to Saudi’ pleads Bishopstoke church

  Members of St Mary’s and St Paul’s Church Bishopstoke are calling on the Government to act for peace and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it takes part in Christian Aid’s ‘Be A Peacemaker’ appeal. More than half of Yemen’s population live on the brink of famine due to war. Church members have signed…

Eastleigh MP holds Christmas card comp for kids

Mims Davies MP is holding her annual Christmas card competition – sponsored by  Eastleigh Football Club. She has chosen to ask the pupils of the schools and preschools in the constituency to design the Christmas card she will be sending to her colleagues in Parliament and friends in her constituency. The MP says she has…

Christmas messages from the Bishops of Winchester and Southampton

   The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester As Christmas shoppers wrap themselves in hats, coats and scarves, the bitter cold reminds us of those for whom the winter, and even Christmas-time is itself a struggle.  People without houses face more than usually inhospitable conditions, and many, many others struggle to pay bills for…

Eastleigh residents encouraged to recycle this Christmas

Eastleigh Borough residents are being encouraged to recycle all they can this Christmas and are reminded that there will be some changes to collection days over the festive period. Recycling and waste collections will continue as normal up to and including 23 December and then resume on Wednesday 28 December. Collections will be a day…

Christmas celebrations at Bishopstoke Park

Residents, staff, families and local school children enjoyed the Christmas celebrations at Anchor’s Bishopstoke Park retirement village near Winchester and Eastleigh this week, as it hosted a Christmas party. Stoke Park Junior school children met Santa and reindeer in his grotto and took photos on the sleigh, before singing Christmas carols in the Bistro. Residents…

Chandler’s Ford group perform Christmas nativity

Chandlers Ford youngsters will perform a modern-day Nativity to help support people in developing countries to break free from poverty this Christmas. On Tuesday 20 December, at 7.30pm, St Edward the Confessor Church in Chandlers Ford will be hosting a special performance of ‘The Gift: A Modern Nativity’ for one night only. The performance, arranged…

Botley set for Boxing Day Blood donation

Around Christmas blood stocks can drop and in  Botley there are still plenty of appointment slots available for their Boxing Day blood donation session.  The need for blood is constant including the festive season. Providing life saving blood and platelets to patients across the country doesn’t stop over Christmas. With the weather getting worse, people…

Dine with Santa at the Swan Centre

Santa will be making a special trip to The Swan Centre on Sunday 11th December when children can come and join him for a ‘Dine with Santa’ experience. Enjoy a meal and lots of festive fun with Santa and his elves in some of our restaurants. Breakfast with Santa at Boswells at 10am: £4.50 Brunch with…

Tax man reminds couples to claim Christmas cash

The Tax Office have issued reminder to married couples to check if they are getting their full allowance. With 500,000 people eligible for receiving Marriage Allowance in the South East, married couples are being reminded to apply for a Christmas cash boost by today. Applying online for Marriage Allowance – a tax break for married…

Council promise “Christmassy” atmosphere for Eastleigh shoppers

Eastleigh’s council bosses promise the run-up to Christmas will be easier in the Town Centre this year with late night shopping, some free or discounted parking, entertainment and a “Christmassy” atmosphere with a new seasonal market. Town centre retailers, the Business Improvement District (BID) and Eastleigh Borough Council are joining forces to ease the burden…

Radio Solent to host free Christmas event

Local radio station Radio Solent has been inspired to get together with local charities this Christmas to host a special live broadcast community event following the appearance last month of a lonely pensioner, Bill Palmer, on the Alex Dyke Show. DJ Dyke sent a taxi round to bring the 95 year-old listener to the BBC…

Have a Safer Christmas this year

          Christmas is a time to celebrate and have fun. But for some it can provide opportunity to take advantage of those who are vulnerable and susceptable to crime.   Eastleigh police want you to have a safer Christmas this year and under the banner of “Operation Cracker” they are cracking…

Police:17 drink-drive arrests so far

Police officers have already arrested 17 people – including one from the Eastleigh/Romsey district on suspicion of drink-driving just two days into Hampshire Constabulary’s ‘Smashed’ campaign. Between 12.01am on Saturday and 11.59pm on Sunday, 17 people, 13 men and 4 women between the ages of 18 to 64 were arrested on suspicion of driving while…

Jamie Oliver bows out in style…

After 11 hugely successful years Jamie Oliver’s final television advert with Sainsbury’s will be broadcast tonight for the first time. The advert, which has a Christmas pantomime theme, will be premiered during the break for X-Factor on ITV. The advert, filmed on location at London’s famous Adelphi theatre, features Jamie cooking a delicious Christmas dinner…