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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.
Wildground Junior School

Junior school keeps ‘good’ mark from Ofsted inspectors

Wildground Junior School has again been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, highlighting its “happy and safe environment” and “strong curriculum”. The school has 210 pupils aged seven to 11 years old at its site in Armitage...

Depressed man ‘wrestling with mental health’ before railway suicide

A DEPRESSED man who was killed by a train sent a text message to his mother moments before, saying: “I can’t bear it anymore”. Patrick Norum (30), who had recently moved from Lyndhurst to Christchurch,...

Residents fear more than one involved in cult-style attacks in village

AT LEAST two people must be behind the spate of Satanic-style animal attacks in Bramshaw, villagers believe. As reported in the A&T on Monday, there are fears a Satanic-style cult is active in the area...
Totton Christmas lights

Town’s festive illuminations snatched by Christmas grinches

VOLUNTEERS have been shocked by the theft of Christmas lights as they were being installed in Totton early on Sunday morning. The star-shaped motifs were left at the bottom of each lamppost in the town...
Road Safety Week

Woman knocked down at pedestrian crossing speaks out for road safety

A WOMAN who was in a coma for almost three weeks after being knocked down on a pedestrian crossing is backing a campaign for better road safety. Steph Blake (22) underwent a six-hour operation to...
New Forest Activity Centre

National park refuses couple’s £1.5m eco-home as ‘not special enough’

A NEW £1.5m “eco-home” on a controversial site in Brockenhurst has been turned down by the national park authority after it was judged not to be special enough. Landowner Guy McNair-Wilson, an architectural designer who...
Lyndhurst Budgens

‘Our high streets are dying’ – village supermarket to close

A SUPERMARKET in Lyndhurst which has been run by the same couple for 14 years is set to close early next year. Budgens is expected to shut its doors in February when its current lease...

Man died from overdose after benefits payments stopped

A MAN found dead in his flat from an overdose had been worried about debts after his benefits were stopped, an inquest heard. Joseph Dias (50), of Davis Field, New Milton, lived alone with his...
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 3rd July and surrounded one...
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