Eastleigh’s civic and political leaders have hailed a decision by the High Court to refuse an appeal over the legality of the planning permission that was granted for an extension of Southampton Airport’s runway.
Police are urging family members and friends of vulnerable people to be on their guard to protect loved ones from courier fraudsters after Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents lose thousands to courier fraud.
A Saturday story time has been added to the schedule at Bitterne Library, there’s a coffee morning and Jubilee events at Portswood – but unfortunately not a lot to report about the Cobbett Road library.
Foster Care Fortnight (May 9-22), the Fostering Network charity’s annual awareness-raising campaign, is stressing the need for more people to foster so children can be cared for locally rather than being placed away from their communities.
Labour has regained control of Southampton City Council in Thursday’s (May 5) local elections after a year of Conservative control, with local Tony Bunday, pictured, gaining a seat for the party in Bitterne Park, and Lisa Mitchell fending off the Greens to hold her Labour seat in Portwood.
Tony Bunday, who won a council seat for Labour in the local election on Thursday (May 5), said he believes he’ll be the first ever councillor for the party in Bitterne Park ward – certainly since Southampton became a unitary authority in 1997.
You can while away some time watching the wildlife on the Itchen near Woodmill, but just a few steps away in the car park the fly-tipping by the recycling banks continues. According to the BBC in 2016, "Fly-tipping costs councils in England and Wales more than £50m annually, and more than 900,000 reports of fly-tipping are received every year." Click through if you like looking at pictures of rubbish!
Candidates for all Southampton wards have been published for the May 5 local elections. Here are the hopefuls for Bitterne Park and Portswood wards – interestingly with no Liberal Democrat candidates standing in either.