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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.
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...

Micro-pub serving alcohol until midnight planned for Totton

A NEW micro-pub serving alcohol until midnight could open in Totton if New Forest District Council approves its licensing application. Called 6 Barrels, it would sell craft ales, lager, cider, wine, spirits, hot and soft...

The charming two-bed cottage where people aren’t allowed to live – but is fine...

A PROPERTY in the New Forest with two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen has been branded “the most exclusive pig shed in England” as the national park authority refuses to allow anyone to live...

Jail for man who attacked partner and threatened to burn friend’s farm

A FISHERMAN who repeatedly attacked his partner and threatened to burn down a former friend's farm has been jailed for 21 months. Michael Stimson (36), of Ladycross Road, Hythe, targeted Shannon Simmonds multiple times in...
Totton Burger King

Council objects to 24-hour Burger King drive-through in town centre

A COUNCIL is opposing plans for a 24-hour fast-food drive-through at a town centre petrol station after initially recommending it for approval. Euro Garages Ltd, which owns the Esso-run petrol station in Ringwood Road, Totton,...
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