Tag: Eastleigh

Eastleigh jobless figures continue to fall

The number of people who are unemployed n Eastleigh  as measured by the number of job seekers claiming JSA has dropped for the eighth month in a row. There are now 1,462 jobseekers in Eastleigh or 1.9% of the local working age population – down from 1,750 , or 2.2%, in March . This is…

Air Ambulance scrambled in Derby Rd drama

Police and emergency services – a total of five police cars, two ambulances and the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance – all converged on Derby Rd earlier this evening (October 16) after it was reported a boy had been knocked off his bicycle. A 16 year-old student on his way home from college had been…

Eastleigh’s naked rambler heading home once again

Eastleigh’s own ‘Naked Rambler’ aka Stephen Gough has been released from prison in Scotland earlier today where he has finished serving the latest in a string of sentences totaling six years for refusing to wear any clothing while hiking around the country. Gough left Saughton Prison in Edinburgh the same way he went in – stark naked except for…

Hundreds sign up for Park Sport

Park Sport 2012 is proving more popular than ever so ‘don’t miss out and sign up soon’  that’s the message from Eastleigh Borough Council as hundreds of local children have already signed up for this years summer scheme – fishing has already sold out and many others are filling up fast! Now in its eighth…

Tommy Green: Eastleigh’s Olympic Hero

You may be familiar with  ‘Tommy Green Walk’ a small cul-de-sac on the Pirelli estate, but how much do you know about the man it is named after – Eastleigh’s first Olympic hero? Len Mackenzie married Edna, one of Tommy Green’s daughters. The couple who are in their 80s, now live near Redditch in Worcestershire.…

Eastleigh’s Vue offers discount cinema tickets for all!

Eastleigh’s popular multi screen cinema Vue has announced a range of money saving deals for the summer holidays, so even if it’s still raining there will be still something for the kids to do. The Swan Centre movie house is extending its weekend ‘Kids Am’ deal to run throughout the school holidays. Family friendly favourites…

86 year-old shopper robbed on her birthday

  Heartless thieves have been targeting elderly shoppers out and about in the town centre during a busy market day today. During a spate of thefts from women this morning one vulnerable lady celebrating her 86th birthday was robbed of £250. The shocked woman, who has to use a ‘zimmer’ frame to get around, was robbed…

Eastleigh makes a new Mayor…

Eastleigh Bourough Council has a new Mayor. At the annual Mayor-making ceremony this evening, 10th May 2012,  Cllr Rupert Kyrle was elected to the position of Mayor with Cllr Malcolm Cross elected as Deputy Mayor. The Mayor is the Borough of Eastleigh’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected at the annual meeting of the Council in May. The Mayor chairs the…

Huhne expenses under scrutiny again

Eastleigh’s under fire MP Chris Huhne claimed nearly £10,000 in expenses for a survey on constituency boundary changes that could lead to him losing his seat the Daily Telegraph has reported. The Liberal Democrat MP, who recently resigned his cabinet post in order to defend charges of perverting the course of justice, initiated the survey…

Old rail track to be recycled at Eastleigh

  The Network Rail depot in Eastleigh has a new rail recycling facility which  bosses say will save them £4m a year. The new facility can produce 216m lengths of serviceable rail, recycled from used rail removed from around the railway. The recycled lengths are up to 70% cheaper than new rail and can be…

BNP more popular than Lib Dems?

An online poll suggests Eastleigh residents are most in tune with Labour party policy and would  prefer to vote BNP rather than Lib Dem – even though there are no BNP candidates actually standing. Lib Dems come bottom of the poll in intriguing result from the website  Vote for Policies  which is trying to encourage voters…

Thunderstorm brings disruption to town centre

A sudden thunderstorm brought disruption to central Eastleigh yesterday afternoon. Virgin broadband users in the town centre with cable modems lost their internet connection for a couple of hours following the lightening storm and Eastleigh’s antiqued and overloaded drainage system showed  once again it was unable to cope with a sudden deluge. Flash floods occurred…

Titanic centenary gets underway…

As the centenary of the the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage approaches, Eastleigh is busy exploring its connections with the ship. A season of events centred on the Berry Theatre in Hedge End, but getting out & about across the Borough, is looking at some of the stories behind the story of the Titanic. Already revealed…

‘Game over’ for Game?

Another retailer in the Eastleigh flag ship swan centre is reported to be struggling. Game, part of a 600 strong chain of  video game stores that employ an average of 10 staff per store – have announced suppliers are refusing them stock amid concerns over the groups credit worthiness. The company is locked in negotiations…

Chopper coppers nick lead lifter

Residents in Central Eastleigh yesterday evening, disturbed by the sound of a low flying aircraft, were surprised on looking out to find a helicopter with searchlight circling round Chamberlayne Road. Just before 8.30 pm Police were alerted by a member of public in Chamberlayne Road who’d heard loud noises coming from the nearby Norwood school…