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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.

Raiders rip out £2,500 metal kennels at farm attraction

THE owner of a popular farm attraction near Ashurst has warned locals to be “extra vigilant” after metal dog kennels were stolen from the site. Thieves struck at Longdown Activity Farm, in Deerleap Lane, in...
Jamie Davis

Inquest into death of PTSD-sufferer Jamie Davis

AN ARMY veteran suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from seeing a comrade killed in Afghanistan took his own life, an inquest heard. As reported in the A&T, veteran Jamie Davis (30) was found hanged at Testwood...
Lymington shops

‘Shop local, save jobs’ – campaign for business bounce-back

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in Lymington to encourage people to use their local retailers in a bid to reboot the economy. Civic group the Lymington Society came up with the “shop local, save jobs”...
Zane Gills

Lymington pro-sailor drowned after night out in Barcelona, inquest told

A PROFESSIONAL sailor drowned in Spain after falling overboard following a night of heavy drinking, an inquest heard. Zane Gills (36), an Australian who had a home in Lymington with wife Sarah, had been visiting...

New Forest camping firm urged to rethink 2020 sites closure decision

PLANS to keep major New Forest campsites closed, despite the government giving the go-ahead for holidays, will affect businesses and lead to unlawful wild camping, locals have warned. Independent operating company Camping in the Forest...

Homeowner may have to tear down house in row over extension

A HOMEOWNER who extended his property in the national park without permission has been told by planners that he might have to tear it down after he was refused a replacement on the same...

Clean-up plans for contaminated land given town council backing

CLEAN-UP proposals for contaminated land at Eling Wharf have been backed by Totton and Eling Town Council. Southampton port owners ABP paid nearly £14m in 2018 for the prime Waterside site in Totton, which ended...

Inquest into death of ‘caring, compassionate’ 29-year-old whose car crashed into tree

A SUICIDE verdict has been recorded on a man who died when his car crashed into a tree just weeks after he sought help for depression. Harry Turner (29), from Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton, suffered...

Charity set to host its annual fete virtually

A CHARITY which supports people with learning disabilities and autism will host its annual fete virtually due to the restrictions on public events. The Minstead Trust was set up in 1986 and currently helps more...

Police look to move travellers camped at recreation ground

MEASURES are under way to move on a convoy of travellers who have illegally set up camp on a recreation ground in Totton. Around 20 vehicle towing caravans entered Eling recreation ground in Bartram Road,...
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