Tag: Newtown

Road signs changed after spelling howler

Red-faced contractors have replaced a set of road signs after local residents were surprised to see that their road had been renamed. The new signs had been paid for out of developer’s contributions but contractors had left a W out of Newtown. A council spokesman said that the contractors had been responsible for the error…

Local woman in alleyway bleach attack

A local woman had to be taken to hospital yesterday after an assailant squirted a liquid, thought to be bleach, at her head. It happened in an alleyway between Newtown Road and George Street between 9.20 and 9.30am on Monday May 12. The 46-year-old local woman has told officers someone approached her from behind and…

Newtown toasts Queen with street parties

Despite gloomy skies residents in Newtown have celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties today. The predicted rain held off to allow residents in Newtown Road, George Street and Northlands Road to sit down together for a barbeque ‘big lunch’ while children played football and skipped in the traffic free streets. The terrace houses,…

Council: No events to celebrate Jubilee

Despite a recent Mori poll showing that 80% of the public support the monarchy while only 13% want to see the UK as a republic – Eastleigh Borough Council plan to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee –simply by wishing her all the best. The council have not organised any celebrations During February’s full council meeting…

Newtown assault yob in court

A member of a drunken gang that set upon a 55 year old Newtown man in July has been sentenced after an appearance at the Youth Court last week. The youngster pleaded guilty to assault and using words or behaviour to cause alarm or distress. The youth was sentenced to a 12 month rehabilitation order,…

Crunk Juce Crazies beat up Eastleigh man

A gang of yobs high on ‘Crunk Juce’ turned on an Eastleigh resident who asked them to move off his property and then beat him up. The group of up to seven underage teeny yobs – both male and female – had been guzzling cans of  the new alco-pop drink ‘Crunk Juce’ while loitering in…

Daylight Robbery in Newtown

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Daring daytime burglars struck in Newtown yesterday (Monday March 28) forcing the front door of a flat on Bellvue Road sometime between 8.40am and 5.45pm. The flat was turned over by the thieves and an undisclosed amount of cash, around 50 XBox 360 and Sony Playstation3 games and a Southampton FC season ticket were stolen.…