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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.
Annie Baughan

Popular GP might have blacked out moments before fatal car crash

A POPULAR GP who died after her car collided with a lorry had a heart abnormality which could have caused her to black out at the wheel, an inquest heard. Dr Annie Baughan (61) had...
New Forest armed siege

Police-siege man admits threatening to set fire to home

A MAN arrested by police after an armed siege at a home in New Milton has admitted making threats and causing damage. Officers were called to quiet Brecon Close on 22nd July and surrounded one...
Waterside train line

Parish council backs campaign to reopen Waterside railway line

A CAMPAIGN to bring back a passenger service on the Waterside train line has been backed by Marchwood Parish Council. The line closed to the public in the late 1960s but continued to serve Marchwood...
Totton Lidl

Supermarket expansion would close next door shops, plans reveal

PLANS have been unveiled to extend a Lidl supermarket on the edge of Totton – which would result in the loss of neighbouring stores. The application has been submitted by London Metric Property which in...
6 Barrels Totton

Micro-pub to roll out the barrel after council gives go-ahead

A NEW micro-pub has been given the green light by New Forest District Council for a licence to sell alcohol every day until 11.30pm. As reported in the A&T, the new business called 6 Barrels...
Hythe Primary School

Primary school garden dedicated to memory of popular teacher

A SENSORY garden built by staff, parents and children in memory of a popular teacher has been officially opened at a Waterside school. The unused piece of land at Hythe Primary School has been transformed...
New Forest ticks

Tick-borne brain disease discovered near the New Forest

A BRAIN disease spread to humans by ticks has been identified in the UK for the first time after a tourist became ill visiting the New Forest. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the...

Former Totton social club site set for affordable housing

AFFORDABLE housing is being planned for the site of a former social club after New Forest District Council said it was buying it. As reported in the A&T, Testwood Working Men’s Club in Salisbury Road,...

Village cancels fireworks display after new parking restrictions cause congestion

A BID to protect New Forest verges by installing dragons’ teeth to deter parking vehicles has caused such congestion that villagers have cancelled their fireworks display. Some residents of East Boldre claim parking has been...

Drug addict took his life at girlfriend’s home

A RINGWOOD man who had a long-standing addiction to drugs was found hanged at his girlfriend’s home, an inquest heard. Clifford Lee (37), who suffered from anxiety and depression, had told his GP that he...
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