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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.

Disability charity makes urgent funding plea to help stay open

A CHARITY has launched an urgent fundraising appeal so it can continue to support people with learning disabilities and autism during the coronavirus crisis. The Minstead Trust was set up in 1986 and currently helps...
Chris Barrett

Heartbroken family of coronavirus victim urge public to stay at home

THE heartbroken family of a New Forest man who died from coronavirus have urged people to stick to the rules imposed by the Prime Minister to stay safe. Father-of-two Chris Barrett (75), from Dibden Purlieu,...
FareShare southern central

Food charity appeals for help as volunteers self-isolate

A CHARITY which distributes surplus food to those in need is appealing for help as it loses volunteers to coronavirus self-isolation when demand is expected to soar. Fare Share southern central, which has had a...
Coronavirus support groups

Community groups get busy helping vulnerable and isolated

MORE community groups are springing up locally to support vulnerable people and those self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic. BCP Council has joined up with local volunteers to launch the Together We Can scheme to help...

Town train station shares £20m disability access cash

DISABLED passengers are set to benefit from improved access at Totton railway station thanks to a share of £20m of government funding. Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced earlier this month that 124 stations across the...
Forest Park School

Headteacher blasts vandals after attack on special needs school

VANDALS who damaged playground equipment at a special needs school in Totton have been blasted by the headteacher. The incident at Forest Park School in Commercial Road took place between 9pm and 9pm on Saturday...
A326

Cyclists oppose £8.1m main road upgrades over ‘speed risks’

A CYCLING group is objecting to Hampshire County Council’s multi-million-pound plans to improve one of the busiest roads in the New Forest. The southern end of the A326, which links the Waterside, Totton and the...
Bluebird Care

CCTV: Thieves strip roof lead from care company’s offices

POLICE are investigating after lead was stolen from the roof of an office in Totton at the weekend. Two thieves targeted Bluebird Care in Salisbury Road during the night on Sunday at around 12.30am hours. The...
Blackfield library

Campaigners hand in 800-name petition to save library

A PETITION of over 800 names calling for Blackfield library to be saved from closure has been handed to Hampshire County Council. As reported in the A&T, the council is considering closing 10 libraries in...

Attacks on deer spark plea for owners to control their dogs

DOG owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a spate of deer attacks in the New Forest. Over the last few weeks Forestry England has received a series of reports of...
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