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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.

Plans for 79 homes on Lyndhurst Park Hotel site are backed by parish council

THE redevelopment of the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel has received the backing of the parish council, despite confirmation it would include just eight affordable homes. The application for the property, which is owned by Christchurch-based...

Obituary: Heather MacDermott – Lymington community nurse was ‘a pure ray of sunshine’

A WELL-KNOWN community nurse who dedicated her life to helping others has died aged 61. Heather MacDermott, from Barton, worked at Lymington hospital for most of her career, initially as a staff nurse before becoming...

Plan to demolish buildings and build one-bed flats at Totton gateway

AN APPLICATION for 11 new flats is an opportunity to regenerate one of the gateways to Totton, a developer has claimed. Applicant Mr Kalirai of 220230 Ltd wants to demolish the buildings at 93-95 Commercial...

Obituary: Tina Britton – former manager of Lymington care home was dedicated to her...

THE former manager of a care home in Lymington has died aged 48, just 11 months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Tina Britton, who worked at Solent Mead Care Home, spent the last...

Council trials vegetable oil for refuse lorries

A COUNCIL is looking to become more environmentally friendly by running two of its refuse vehicles on hydrotreated vegetable oil. BCP Council has partnered with Crown Oil for the trial as part of its climate...

Totton pub to be demolished as six new homes approved for site

SIX new homes can be built on the site of a former pub in Totton after the scheme was granted planning permission from NFDC. The Player’s in Water Lane, which has been boarded up since...
Renaissance Retirement

Developer appeals refusal of 44 retirement apartments at Stanford Hill, Lymington

A DEVELOPER has launched an appeal against New Forest District Council’s refusal of 44 new retirement apartments it hoped to build at one of the gateways into Lymington. Renaissance Retirement, which was bought by developer...

Drive-through Covid test site opening for three days in Fordingbridge car park

A NEW temporary coronavirus test site is being opened in Fordingbridge to help residents in more rural areas to get checked. The A338 slip road car park, owned by New Forest District Council, will be...

Plan for six ‘affordable’ homes on Totton farmland

AN application to build six affordable homes on farmland in Totton has been submitted to the national park authority. Outline plans for Great Fletchwood Farm House by Trant Estates Ltd state that the 0.64-hectare site...

Covid vaccine snub for police officers slammed by Hampshire federation as ‘shocking and upsetting’

THE decision not to prioritise police officers for the Covid-19 vaccine has been called “shocking and upsetting” by the Hampshire federation. Speaking at a press conference this week, health and social care secretary Matt...
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