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Here you'll find links to some of the breaking news stories affecting Eastleigh and the surrounding area. All articles are provided by the Daily Echo and are for informational purposes only. They do not reflect the official position of Eastleigh Borough Council or Wessex House Business Centre.

Hampshire law firm takes on new recruit

Saturday 23rd September 2017


Denim rules as Hampshire law firm supports Jeans for Genes Day

Friday 22nd September 2017

STAFF at Ellis Jones Solicitors threw on their jeans today when they took part in the annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ appeal.

Hampshire maritime firm honoured by the Ministry of Defence for its support for the armed forces

Thursday 21st September 2017

A long-established Southampton-based marine and logistics company has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to supporting employees who have left the Armed Forces, or are still involved as reservists.

PHOTOS: New £1million store throws open its doors in Southampton

Wednesday 20th September 2017

A NEW £1 million jewellery shop has opened its doors at Southampton’s Westquay shopping centre.

PHOTOS: Visitors turn out in numbers for Daily Echo Jobs Fair

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Employment rates may be close to at an all time high but there has been steady stream of visitors to today's Echo Jobs Fair at Southampton's O2 Guildhall.

New name and new premises for Hampshire jewellery store

Tuesday 19th September 2017

A NEW £1 million jewellery shop has opened its doors at Southampton's Westquay shopping centre.

Southampton-based Carnival enjoys crop of wins at cruise awards

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Southampton-based Carnival UK is celebrating after several of its cruise brands picked up awards at a national ceremony.

ABP chief executive announces his decision to step down next year

Monday 18th September 2017

The chief executive of ABP, the company which owns the Port of Southampton, is to step down.

Care service expansion bringing 50 jobs to Southampton

Friday 15th September 2017

A UK-WIDE home care service is moving into Southampton, creating 50 new jobs.

Here's what will be on offer at the Daily Echo Jobs Fair

Thursday 14th September 2017

THE Daily Echo Job Fair is a must for job seekers and employers.

Port companies are latest to sign up for Daily Echo Jobs Fair

Wednesday 13th September 2017

WITH just a few days to go more companies are signing up to take part in the Daily Echo Jobs Fair.

Revealed: Construction to begin on £30million development which will bring 750 jobs to Hampshire

Tuesday 12th September 2017

A £30M DEVELOPMENT set to bring 750 jobs to Southampton is on track for completion in May 2018.

Hampshire architects celebrate a quarter of a century of growth

Tuesday 12th September 2017

ONE of Hampshire's largest architectural firms which has carried out projects at the county's hospitals, schools and universities is flying high after celebration a quarter of a century on the River Test.

Hampshire vehicle firm to open premises in West Yorkshire

Monday 11th September 2017

A HAMPSHIRE firm which specialises in vehicle conversions is to develop a new trading premises in West Yorkshire.

News brands 'should be rewarded more' for their contribution to social media

Thursday 7th September 2017

NEARLY half of all engagements on UK content on social media are powered by commercial news brands.

Unveiled: The latest store set to open at the Westquay centre

Thursday 7th September 2017

A “PREMIER lifestyle brand” is to open for business at Southampton’s Westquay shopping centre.

Latest store for Westquay unveiled

Wednesday 6th September 2017

A “PREMIER lifestyle brand” is to open for business at Southampton’s Westquay shopping centre.

More firms sign up to Echo jobs fair - and here's how you can get involved

Wednesday 6th September 2017

WITH just under a fortnight to go more companies are signing up to take part in the Echo Jobs fair.

Hampshire marketing firm takes on five interns from local universities

Tuesday 5th September 2017

FRESH Relevance, the marketing hub for online retailers, has welcomed the fourth intake to its successful annual intern programme. The company will help train five marketing, graphic design and computer science/engineering students from the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth.

Hampshire lawyer appointed to national social housing role

Tuesday 5th September 2017

A HAMPSHIRE lawyer has has been appointed as a board member of the South West Women in Social Housing (WISH) Group.

Hampshire law firm Thrings welcomes new commercial specialist as partner

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Law firm Thrings has continued its expansion in Hampshire with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist, Mary Chant, as partner.

Coming to Southampton: An enormous German beer festival which will 'bring £1million to the city'

Tuesday 5th September 2017

A HUGE new German-style beer festival will boost the Southampton economy by £1 million, organisers say.

New development set to take over Westquay units - including an existing store

Monday 4th September 2017

A SEVEN-DAY-A-WEEK bank is set to open in Southampton’s Westquay centre, bringing an estimated 25 new jobs to the city.

Hampshire landowners warned allowing Giant Hogweed to ruin wild could cost them dear

Monday 4th September 2017

LANDOWNERS are being warned to take control of one of the country’s most invasive plants or risk a heavy fine or potential imprisonment.

Voting is now open for prestigious women's business awards

Monday 4th September 2017

VOTING is now open for one of the most prestigious business awards in the south - The Venus Awards.

McDonald's faces first ever strike action after pay dispute

Monday 4th September 2017

Restaurant giant McDonald's is facing its first ever strike in the UK as workers at two sites walk out in a dispute over pay and conditions.

PHOTOS: Witch's Brew pub throws open its doors in Southampton neighbourhood

Monday 4th September 2017

A NEW Hampshire micro pub with a difference has thrown open its doors.

Campaigners say new supermarket plans will bring traffic gridlocks to Southampton neighbourhood

Saturday 2nd September 2017

CAMPAIGNERS have hit out at plans to build a multi-million-pound supermarket in an area that is already "gridlocked" at peak periods.

Adult social care in county to be revolutionised with new technological development

Friday 1st September 2017

VOICE activated technology will be trialled on elderly people receiving social care in Hampshire in a UK first.

Five business units available to rent at former MoD site on Hampshire Wiltshire border

Friday 1st September 2017

FIVE units in a former MoD site in a rural setting on Wiltshire/Hampshire border have become available to let.

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce appoints new executive chairman

Thursday 31st August 2017

ONE OF Hampshire's biggest business organisations has a new chief.

Southampton port employees urged to get to work on bikes

Thursday 31st August 2017

AN INCREASING number of companies based at the Port of Southampton are encouraging their employees to get on their bikes thanks to the national Cycle to Work scheme.

Shipowners ball raises £3,500 for two good causes in Hampshire

Thursday 31st August 2017

SOUTHAMPTON Shipowners Association annual summer ball for the port and business community raised more than £3,000 for two good causes through a prize raffle.

Council invests £2.7million to install electric car charging points

Wednesday 30th August 2017

NEW charging points are set to appear across the county in a bid to increase the use of electric cars.

New quirky attraction set for Southampton boat show 2017

Wednesday 30th August 2017

A QUIRKY attraction to get people out on the water has been unveiled for this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

PHOTOS: Get a glimpse of the multi-million pound hotel which could be coming to Hampshire

Tuesday 29th August 2017

A CONTROVERSIAL deal to bring a multi-million-pound business class hotel to Basingstoke has been given the go-ahead.

Research reveals how long Southampton workers take for their lunch break

Monday 28th August 2017

EMPLOYEES in Southampton now spend less time than ever on their lunch break.

'Depraved' paedophile admits raping and filming children

Monday 28th August 2017

A “DEPRAVED” and “vile” paedophile has been jailed for 26 years after admitting raping two children in Southampton.

Major supplier pays out more than £500,000 after sending out water unfit for humans

Saturday 26th August 2017

A MAJOR firm will pay out over £500,000 in fines after it sent out water unfit for human consumption to residents and businesses across Southampton.

Redundancies in Southampton port shake-up

Friday 25th August 2017

TEN people have taken redundancy after a shake-up at Southampton Docks.

Major Southampton law firm plans nearly 30 job losses

Thursday 24th August 2017

ONE of Southampton’s most prominent law companies is proposing to cut jobs, the Daily Echo can reveal.

New multi-million pound deal for Hampshire-based air traffic controller

Thursday 24th August 2017

A HAMPSHIRE-based air traffic controller has signed a multi-million-pound deal with an Irish airport.

More than 50 jobs created as new toy superstore opens its doors

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Up to 60 jobs have been created as a new toy superstore opened its doors in Hampshire.

Southampton seeing high demand for office space

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

NEW figures from property management company CBRE show that the Southampton office market is performing well, with high demand from professional services companies.

Southampton receives share of £138 million investment in research-business partnerships

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

A HAMPSHIRE university is to receive a double investment boost to aid its research work.

Hampshire business secures multi-million pound deal for Thailand infrastructure project

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

A HAMPSHIRE business has secured a multi-million pound deal to provide infrastructure for an international metro project thanks to government funding.

Hampshire firm recognised for work in humanitarian crises

Monday 21st August 2017

A HAMPSHIRE translation company has been honoured for its charity work with refugees and the victims of humanitarian disasters.

Worldwide pizza firm set up new shop in Southampton

Monday 21st August 2017

A WORLDWIDE pizza chain opens a new store in Southampton today creating 25 jobs.

Villagers back plans to reopen pub in Hampshire village

Monday 21st August 2017

VILLAGERS have backed plans to give a previously disused Hampshire pub a new lease of life.

Bad weather blamed for bad barbecue sales

Friday 18th August 2017

SALES at Hampshire-based DIY giant B&Q tumbled in the second quarter, with the firm blaming wetter than usual summer weather for the slump.