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Reporter Carolyn Griffith joined the A&T in 2007 after graduating from university with a degree in journalism. Her patch includes Totton, the Waterside and Lyndhurst. She regularly attends court hearings and inquests.

Obituary: Doug Clark – former Royal Navy commander and member of Ringwood musical society

A FORMER commander in the Royal Navy who was a longstanding member of the Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society has died aged 99. Douglas Clark, who lived in the town, served for over 30 years...

Sammy Miller honoured in motoring awards for museum work

FORMER motorcycle champion Sammy Miller has been recognised for his museum with a personal achievement accolade from the Historic Motoring Awards. The prizes, organised by Octane magazine, celebrate the best in the industry and are...
Ringwood School

Assembly ‘not to blame’ for third coronavirus case at school

THE head of a school which has confirmed a third case of coronavirus has rubbished claims that an assembly was to blame for the spread. Ringwood School in Parsonage Barn Lane sent letters to parents...

Priestlands School confirms second coronavirus case

A MEMBER of the school community at Priestlands in Pennington has become its second to test positive with coronavirus, the head has confirmed. Headteacher Peter Main said the positive test result came last week but...

Man charged over £6,000 raids on businesses in Lymington and New Milton

POLICE have charged a man following a spate of burglaries in which nearly £6,000 worth of goods was stolen from businesses in Lymington and New Milton. Stephen Joseph Dempsey (46), of Lower Buckland Road in...
Loperwood Lane homes

80-home development at Calmore approved

DETAILED plans for 80 new homes near Totton – more than half of which will be affordable – have been approved by New Forest District Council. Affordable housing developer Aster Communities plans to turn the...

Obituary: David Birtchnell – founder of Highcliffe furniture shop Birtchnells

THE founder of a family-run business in Highcliffe who was known for his dedication to customers has died aged 74. David Birtchnell set up Birtchnells Furniture Shop in Highcliffe in 1980 with his wife, Valerie....

‘Voice of reason’ Steve retires from parish council after 43 years

A PARISH councillor who has retired after serving the community for 43 years was praised for his “significant and invaluable” contribution. Steve Cattell (77) moved to Minstead after marrying his wife Pat 55 years ago...

Covid-enforced isolation of school bubble called off early

A BUBBLE of schoolchildren who were initially told to self-isolate after a confirmed case of coronavirus have been told they no longer need to, following advice from Public Health England. Hordle Primary School said in...

Company in hot water with regulators over customer complaints

SOUTHERN Water has been named by industry regulators as one of the worst for the way it deals with customer complaints. The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) revealed the findings in its latest annual household...
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