Tag: Eastleigh

Eastleigh jobless claimant count rises

The latest employment figures for Eastleigh released today (March 21) show the largest number of job seekers claiming benefits since March 2014 and the third consecutive monthly rise but Jobcentre spokesman says figures have been skewed as a result of Universal Benefit rollout and the figure is below national and regional averages. There were 890…

Severe weather alert issued to drivers

  Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for snow. With snow forecast throughout the weekend, gritting teams will be working around the clock to treat roads and keep traffic moving on motorways and major A roads. It is expected that snow…

Barton Peveril closed tomorrow due to snow

Barton Peveril College have emailed students and parents to say they will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. The college says this due to a Met Office  amber weather warning for the region predicting snow and ice which they rate  as ‘likely’ and as ‘high impact’. The Eastleigh college says the majority of students get…

Man dies after police stop on M3

A man has died on the M3 at Eastleigh after being pulled over by the Police. The incident happened at around 1 am yesterday morning (Sunday 10th September) after a blue BMW was pulled over by a Hampshire Constabulary police car onto the hard shoulder of the M3 Southbound. Police say that the driver of…

Local radio show celebrates 20 years

For 20 years Julian Clegg’s breakfast show on BBC Radio Solent has been at the heart of the local community. Like most local morning shows there is the usual mix of local and international news along with the weather, sport and traffic updates but the USP of Julian Clegg show has always been the ready…

Another woman assaulted in Eastleigh town centre

Police are again appealing for witnesses following an assualt in Eastleigh Town Centre on Saturday night, just yards away from the scene of another assault 10 days ago. In both cases the victim was female. The  latest incident happened at some time between 3am and 4am on Saturday (July 8) on Leigh Road recreation ground.…

Eastleigh votes to leave EU

  The UK has voted to leave the EU and Like the majority of districts in Hampshire Eastleigh voted to leave on Thursday night. The final result was 39,902 to leave versus 36,172 to remain. In percentage terms Eastleigh’s result of 52.4% to leave and 47.5% to remain was quite close to the overall national…

Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

There are just three weeks left for Eastleigh residents to have their say on the latest version of the local plan which will determine the future of development in the borough, not just in terms of numbers and location of the new housing but also new roads, employment and community facilities from now until 2036.…

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…

Labour Launch General Election Campaign

Eastleigh’s Labour Party officially launched their election campaign this weekend and a good number of local activists turned out to support candidate Mark Latham. Also helping out was Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, who will be retiring from Parliament on March 30. Labour’s Leigh Road office has had an election facelift with new display sinage…

M27 closed till this evening following Eastleigh collision

Drivers using the M27 in Hampshire today are being advised to plan ahead, as repair work following a collision this morning means that delays to journeys are likely. Lane 3 will remain closed in both directions on the M27 between junction 5 (Eastleigh) and junction 7 (Hedge End) in Hampshire following a collision this morning.…

Eastleigh’s luxury sports car celebrates 50 years

Gordon-Keeble 50th Anniversary from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. A fleet of rare Gordon-Keeble Cars returned to their ‘birthplace’ to celebrate 50 years since production of the car started in 1964. Built at Southampton Airport, in the building also famous for the production of the early Spitfire aircraft, the cars were manufactured there until 1966. A…

Army Cadet’s Gold Award

An Army Cadet from Eastleigh has been presented with her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at St James Palace. Cadet Sergeant Major Groves is a cadet at the 11(Eastleigh) Platoon Detachment and has been a cadet for over 5 years. She has spent 12 months working towards her award, having completed both Bronze and Silver.…

It’s House vs House

The Lib Dem leader of Eastleigh Council is facing an electoral challenge from a Ukip candidate with the same surname it has emerged with the declaration of candidates for the local borough and parish elections.

Ukip top General Election poll in Eastleigh

  Ukip have topped an early poll on the outcome of the 2015 General Election published in the Mail on Sunday today. The poll conducted by Survation puts Ukip in the lead with 32% (+4), Conservatives 28% (+3), Lib Dems 27% (-5)  and Labour 12% (+2). This is the first time Ukip have ever been…