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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.

New boat show regatta gets off to a racing start in Southampton Water

Tuesday 18th September 2018

A BRAND-new regatta set sail at the Southampton Boat Show

Hampshire air traffic control hub commits to gender diversity

Tuesday 18th September 2018

UK AIR traffic services provider NATS, based at Swanwick has become one of more than 50 aviation and aerospace companies to sign the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.

Paralympian Aaron inspires Hampshire Chamber members at Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday 18th September 2018

PARALYMPIAN Aaron Phipps helped Hampshire Chamber of Commerce celebrate a half century of involvement in the Southampton Boat Show.

Southampton the new home of hotly-anticipated celebrity cruise ship

Monday 17th September 2018

One of the world’s most hotly anticipated cruise ships, Celebrity Apex will be named in Southampton ahead of calling the port its home in 2020.

Boat show organisers unveil ship that will 'eat' and recycle plastic

Monday 17th September 2018

THE sponsors of the Southampton Boat Show have unveiled plans to create a pioneering vessel which would collect plastic from the ocean and recycle it as it goes.

Photographer hanging up her camera after decades behind the lens

Sunday 16th September 2018

PHOTOGRAPHER Maddie Attenborough is hanging up her camera and closing the shutters on her business in Alresford.

Music-in-film seminar day set to spread ‘movie magic’ across the South

Thursday 13th September 2018

Filmmakers, composers and songwriters keen to earn income from music in films and TV have a rare chance to quiz leading music and film industry experts at a face-to-face event in Southampton.

Southampton-based organisation completes successful test flight with huge piece of oil well capping machinery

Wednesday 12th September 2018

TIME is of the essence when dealing with oil spills but it's not always possible to react rapidly when huge pieces of machinery need to be moved.

More than 300 sign up for regatta to run alongside Southampon Boat Show

Tuesday 11th September 2018

HUNDREDS of businesspeople from Hampshire and further afield are set to take part in a brand-new sailing regatta running alongside the Southampton Boat Show.

Independent firm expands with new bigger base

Monday 10th September 2018

AN INDEPENDENT building supplies firm which celebrated it 40th year in business in 2017 has moved to new premises.

'Iron Man' designers in line for top award

Sunday 9th September 2018

A HAMPSHIRE firm formed by a team of nine facing the risk of redundancy at their previous employers is up for a major award after less than two years in business.

Daily Echo jobs fair 2018: Here's what you need to know

Friday 7th September 2018

BACK by popular demand – it’s the Daily Echo 2018 jobs fair.

City port firms celebrate success at the British Cruise Awards

Friday 7th September 2018

SOUTHAMPTON-BASED Carnival UK and ABP who own and run the city's port are both celebrating after success in the British Cruise Awards 2018.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell welcomes 2018 trainee intake

Friday 7th September 2018

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has welcomed more than 50 trainee solicitors to the firm.

John Lewis Partnership launches rebrand as it looks to boost its fortunes

Thursday 6th September 2018

THE John Lewis Partnership has officially launched its rebrand as the group looks to boost its fortunes during a difficult period for the high street.

Record breaking month for port traffic

Wednesday 5th September 2018

An extraordinary month at the Port of Southampton has ended with the busiest cruise weekend at Northern Europe’s cruise capital.

Southampton law firm moves to new HQ

Wednesday 5th September 2018

EXPANDING law firm Eric Robinson as announced its move to new headquarters within the Botleigh Grange Office Campus.

Southern construction club meeting discusses shortage of development sites

Wednesday 5th September 2018

A SHORTAGE of suitable sites for development was the main topic of discussion at the quarterly meeting of Southern Construction and Property Breakfast Club at the Ageas Hilton Hotel.

Paralympian and Kilimanjaro conqueror to address Hampshire business leaders at Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday 4th September 2018

A WHEELCHAIR rugby player who competed at the 2012 Paralympics will share his thoughts on staying resilient in the face of challenges when he addresses one of the regional business calendar’s social highlights.

Ringwood law firm hails addition of new partner and team as ‘a coup’

Tuesday 4th September 2018

RINGWOOD law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has bolstered its Wills, Trusts and Probate department with the appointment of new partner Carla Brown and her team.

SCRAPPED: 70 jobs lost as transport firm enters administration

Monday 3rd September 2018

SEVENTY jobs have been scrapped at a transport firm as it entered administration.

Iconic Newsquest publication celebrates 150th anniversary

Monday 3rd September 2018

AN ICONIC British brand which made the leap from print from digital has reached a major milestone.

Six new jobs as supermarket reopens following revamp

Sunday 2nd September 2018

ALDI in Fareham has reopened after a major revamp.

Southampton welcomes new energy efficient HERO

Friday 31st August 2018

The latest vessel in a new class of energy efficient automotive RoRos from Wallenius Wilhelmsen has made its maiden call to the Port of Southampton.

ABP introduce hand held speed guns to enforce limits on roads in port of Southampton

Friday 31st August 2018

Visitors to the port of Southampton could start seeing handheld mobile speed cameras at the side of the roads.

Tony returns to the port 61 years on

Friday 31st August 2018

THE last time Tony Bowden set foot in the Port of Southampton average homes cost £2,000 and only one in five had a washing machine.

City centre retail unit sells for more than £4 million

Thursday 30th August 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON city centre retail unit has changed hands for more than £4 million.

New electric vans pushes Royal Mail 'into the future'

Wednesday 29th August 2018

ROYAL Mail has deployed six electric vans in its delivery office in Hythe in Hampshire.

Chandler's Ford-based Selwood adds Caterpillars to its fleet after signing deal with Finning

Wednesday 29th August 2018

HAMPSHIRE plant hire specialist Selwood has formed a partnership with a major dealer to add Caterpillar machines to its fleet for the first time.

Demand at Segensworth estate highlights shortage of small industrial units

Tuesday 28th August 2018

A LACK of industrial space for small businesses has led to huge demand for units on a commercial estate owned and managed by Hampshire County Council.

Stewardship scheme needs reform, say CLA

Monday 20th August 2018

Hopes of a ‘Green Brexit’ are at risk if the Government does not make immediate improvements to the Countryside Stewardship scheme, according to the CLA.

Hampshire beer maker names its new head brewer

Thursday 16th August 2018

RINGWOOD Brewery has appointed Maurice Walton as head brewer following the retirement of Jeff Drew.

Acclaimed hairdressers opens second branch in town creating 10 jobs

Friday 10th August 2018

ACCLAIMED hairdresser Guy Kremer, has opened a second Hampshire salon as he plans to a create a franchise chain across the south west.

£150k refit of village shopping area underway

Friday 10th August 2018

WORK to revamp a shopping area in Hamble has begun.

PHOTOS: From Southampton to Houston, the length of city's newest sewage filter is huge

Friday 10th August 2018

A 'SPACE AGE' membrane used to filter water at Southampton's newest treatment work is so large it could almost stretch from Southampton to Houston, Texas – home of Nasa.

Celebrating independence in Southgate Street

Friday 10th August 2018

THE Southgate Street Soiree saw six independent businesses open their doors to the public one evening recently.

South coast property investors are looking for quality over quantity says latest report by Lambert Smith Hampton

Wednesday 8th August 2018

CHOOSY investors are opting for quality over quantity in the south coast industrial property market.

New mobility store comes to Southampton

Wednesday 8th August 2018

A NEW discount mobility store has opened in Southampton.

Business boom: Employment figures in Hampshire at record high

Tuesday 7th August 2018

EMPLOYMENT in Hampshire hit a record high last year, with almost a million residents in work.

New £3 million investment at firm to create 32 new jobs

Tuesday 7th August 2018

A SPINOUT firm from the University of Southampton has received £3 million investment which will help create more than 30 jobs and support the expansion of world's first self-powered rail monitoring system

Hack event to help Winchester businesses

Tuesday 7th August 2018

CIVIC chiefs are inviting people to come together for an event to help local businesses.

Romsey woman helps thousands of businesses with online networking

Monday 6th August 2018

A ROMSEY woman has helped thousands of businesses across Hampshire after setting up her own networking group online.

Developer buys historic Southampton building

Monday 6th August 2018

PRIMMER Olds B.A.S acting for private investors have sold the freehold interest in Eastgate House, Town Quay Southampton.

Hampshire builders merchants recalls its brewing heritage with launch of limited edition beer

Thursday 2nd August 2018

ONE of Southampton’s oldest companies has teamed up with one of its newest to celebrate its brewing heritage.

Clients and colleagues gather for reception to mark opening of Thrings' office in Romsey

Wednesday 1st August 2018

CLIENTS, commercial advisors and professional colleagues joined members of Thrings’ legal and business services teams in the summer sunshine to mark the official opening of its new offices in Romsey.

Economic development boss emphasises importance of exports in leaving EU

Wednesday 1st August 2018

AN economic development boss in Test Valley has said that exports are key to Britain's economic future as the 'uncertainty' of Brexit continues.

Bursledon motor home dealer wins Rising Star award

Wednesday 1st August 2018

A HAMPSHIRE motorhome dealership carried of two honours at recent awards ceremonies.

Hampshire networking group switches meetings to Saints' stadium

Tuesday 31st July 2018

A Hampshire lunchtime networking group for business owners has taken on a new lease of life after moving to Southampton Football Stadium.

Two promotions at Eastleigh-based training trust

Tuesday 31st July 2018

EASTLEIGH-BASED Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), one of the UK’s largest technical and vocational training providers, has made two significant appointments to its senior leadership team.

Southampton architects look to the land, sea and sky with their latest projects

Tuesday 31st July 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON-BASED architects and master-planners is celebrating the completion of three major projects on land, sea and air worth a total of more than £10 million.