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Carolyn Griffith

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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.

Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...
Rebecca Allan

‘Kind and caring’ Rebecca (23) died in bus collision in Australia

A MOTHER has paid tribute to her "bright, kind and caring" daughter who died in Australia after being struck by a bus, whose driver later took his own life. Rebecca Allan (23), from Halewood Way...
Fawley oil refinery noise

Couple complain of noise ‘torture’ from oil refinery steam leak

A COUPLE living near Fawley’s oil refinery say their lives are being made a misery because of an energy plant which emits a constant rumbling noise. Christine and Jack Frost have spent years creating a...
Lyndhurst traffic

‘Near-miss’ accidents revealed in survey by village road safety campaigners

A SURVEY conducted by concerned Lyndhurst residents has highlighted worrying traffic issues including a string of near-misses in one part of the village. Rashmi Stacey teamed up with other locals to create the Campaign for...
Loperwood Lane homes

Town council backs farmland redevelopment despite flooding concerns

TOWN councillors have backed controversial plans for 80 new homes in Totton despite raising concerns over flooding and access. The development of the 4.4-hectare Loperwood Lane site in Calmore, which is currently used for agricultural...

Infant school praised by inspectors over its improvements

A SCHOOL has been praised by inspectors for making major improvements since their last visit. The Ofsted team rated Lydlynch Infant School in Totton ‘good’ overall, and particularly highlighted its well-planned lessons, higher attendance figures...

Bid for 86 caravans on ‘no limit’ New Forest site

THE owners of an isolated caravan site in the national park who are bidding to redevelop it with dozens of residential units could get the go-ahead without needing planning permission. The company has bought up...

UPDATE: Beaulieu man arrested over suspected barn arson attack

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that ripped through a barn containing 350 tons of hay and straw. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Hazel Copse...
Horse poisoning

Rider shocked by suspected poisoning of stallion at Horse of the Year qualifier

A HORSE lover has spoken of her shock and devastation after discovering her stallion was deliberately poisoned prior to entering a show ring. Karen Mustey, who together with partner Graham runs Burley Wagon Rides, had...
Totton Natwest

Town’s shuttered bank faces demolition under new proposals for flats

A BANK which closed two years ago because of a leaky roof could be demolished and replaced with nine flats. As reported in the A&T, Natwest in Commercial Road shut for business in August 2017...
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