Tag: Poundland

Police appeal after heartless purse snatch

Eastleigh Police today released a photo of a man they would like to speak to after purse was stolen from a shopper. A purse containing nearly £100 and bus passes belonging to a woman with learning difficulties was taken from her handbag while she was shopping in the town’s poundland just before midday last Friday…

Pound Shops to take VAT hit

Two popular retailers in Eastleigh are facing tougher trading conditions thanks to today’s rise in VAT which saw the rate climb from 17.5% to 20%. Fixed price discount stores Poundland,which took over the Woollies site last year, and the ‘99p store’ at the Swan Centre will have to find ways to absorb the 2½ percent…

Eastleigh Jobless Total Hits 14 Year High

Figures issued by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Eastleigh jumped 5.7% in the last quarter to reach it’s highest level since 1996. Meanwhile during the same period the number of  vacancies available at Eastleigh’s Jobcentre  fell 58%. In January there were a total of  just…

Emmerdale star wows Eastleigh’s shoppers

The tills were ringing once again in the towns former Woolworth store  as Poundland gave shoppers a taste of TV soap razzamataz to celebrate it’s offical opening. As an instore DJ got the crowd bopping Emmerdale Farm’s Jeff Hordley AKA ‘nasty’ Caine Dingle declared the store open and signed autographs for star struck shoppers. Long…

It’s a Jobs bonanza!

After a year as Eastleigh’s biggest eyesore, Woolworth will be reopening as a branch of Poundland it has been announced. It will start trading in February and is currently advertising vacancies in the Job Centre. This is the second piece of good news this week for the towns 2000 job seekers. Yesterday the Daily Echo…