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Carolyn Griffith

Carolyn Griffith
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.
FairShare Southern Central

Food share charity celebrates five years of fighting hunger and waste

A CHARITY which distributes surplus food to people in need has celebrated its fifth anniversary. FareShare Southern Central, which has a base at Calmore industrial estate, is part of the UK’s largest charity to fight...
Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...

NHS trust bans smoking on all New Forest hospital sites

PATIENTS, visitors and staff can no longer smoke onsite at any of the hospitals run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The ban, which includes hospitals at Lymington, Fordingbridge, Hythe and Milford and the Fenwick...

Survivor of attempted suicide by train kills himself in Brockenhurst

A MAN killed himself on the railway line at Brockenhurst in the same spot where he suffered life-changing injuries after stepping in front of a train in 2012, an inquest heard. Paul Arnold (29), from...

Thieves snatch baby bunnies from family ice cream parlour

BABY bunnies have been stolen from the garden of an ice cream parlour. The incident occurred at Carlos Ices and Tea Rooms in Romsey Road, West Wellow, on Sunday night. A police spokesperson confirmed that a...

Gang of supermarket raiders snatch cigarettes and empty tills

POLICE are hunting raiders who broke into a supermarket in Totton and stole a quantity of cigarettes this morning (Tuesday). Hampshire Police confirmed officers were called at 3.45am following the break-in at Morrisons in Spruce...
Tweedy Laundry flats

Residents forced to flee their homes from launderette fire

RESIDENTS living above a launderette had to flee to safety when a blaze broke out last night (Monday). The alarm was raised just before 9pm and fire crews raced to Tweedy Laundry in Rumbridge Street,...

Drugs and alcohol killed man who drank up to 24 cans of cider a...

A MAN who drank up to 24 cans of cider a day died from acute alcohol intoxication, an inquest heard. Karl Chambers (46) was found unconscious in bed by his partner Eileen Kiley at their...
Retirement flats plan

Developer wins planning battle for block of 43 retirement flats

A DEVELOPER has won an appeal to build 43 retirement properties in Hythe. Churchill Retirement Living was initially refused permission for the new homes on the site of the former builders’ merchant, PC Building Supplies,...
Princess Anne Hospital

Princess Anne Hospital ranked among best in the world

A MATERNITY hospital where many New Forest mums have given birth has been ranked among the best in the world. A total of 1,000 hospitals from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Korea,...
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