Tag: Eastleigh

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…

Free diabetes tests in town this week

The people of Eastleigh are invited to a Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow where they will find out if they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes and get valuable information about diet and physical activity. The roadshow, run by Diabetes UK in partnership with Bupa, will be visiting at the Corner of High Street and Leigh…

Eastleigh folk queue for pizza

  Eastleigh residents were queuing in the street for free pizza today with the official opening of Papa John’s latest Pizza takeaway. At one point the line of eager customers stretched down High Street to the Daily Echo office. Deputy Mayor Tony Noyce assisted by his wife Janice and branch manager Serjhan Cinar cut the…

Huhne goes home

Eastleigh’s former MP Chris Huhne has been released from prison after serving just eight weeks of an eight month sentence. Huhne, a former Secretary of State, will continue to serve his sentence under a ‘Home Detention Curfew” order though it would appear that home for Chris Huhne is in London – and not Eastleigh as…

Ukip surge in County elections UPDATED

In a sensational result Ukip have consolidated their surprise by-election performance and returned three county councillors in Eastleigh taking the seats from the Liberal Democrats while the Conservatives comfortably held their seat in Chandler’s Ford and overall control of the County Council with a reduced majority. Ukip won 10 seats in the county – their…

Eastleigh’s bandstand vandalised

Eastleigh residents will be shocked to discover that the town’s landmark bandstand, so often the centre of community events, has been extensively vandalised. The Victorian edifice which stands proudly in the Town Centre recreation ground was only renovated two years ago but now faces further repairs after mindless yobs left almost every panel of the…

Local English Democrat Chairman defects to Ukip

  Eastleigh’s Ukip branch has welcomed another high profile defector from a rival party. John Edwards – the Chairman of Hampshire English Democrats – has resigned his position and signed up to the Euro-sceptics. Waiting to greet him at Ukip’s Market Street HQ were two of Eastleigh’s former Lib Dem councillors, Glynn Davies-Dear and Andy…

Man knocked to ground in vicious assault

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Police at Eastleigh are appealing for witnesses after a 58-year-old Chandlers Ford man was attacked and suffered serious eye and facial injuries. Between 10 and 10.30pm Wednesday, February 20, the man was walking home from Eastleigh train station.  As he walked along Leigh Road, near the Co-op and Pirelli premises, a car pulled up at…

US School Shooting victim came from Eastleigh

  A six year-old boy who formerly lived in Eastleigh has been named as a victim of the most recent American school shooting rampage which has claimed the lives of 20 children, six members of staff, the gunman and the gunman’s mother. The latest atrocity happened on Friday (December 14) at Sandy Hook Elementary School…

Mayor to switch on Christmas Lights tomorrow

      Eastleigh is getting set to enjoy a festive season of fun with the launch of the town’s Christmas celebrations and family fun day on Saturday 24 November 2012. The day-long celebrations, that each year attracts thousands of local people to the town, will culminate with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Eastleigh,…

Actor champions Eastleigh kid’s charity

A charity which runs a drama school in Eastleigh and aims to create opportunities for disadvantaged youngsters has been adopted by the sponsors of an theatrical awards ceremony and will represented at their ceremony this year by top West End actor Ed Stoppard InterAct has been chosen by the prestigious Whatsonstage.com Awards as its charity of…