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Carolyn Griffith

Carolyn Griffith
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.

‘Pupils at risk’ as council prepares to axe school crossing patrol

MARCHWOOD Junior School pupils will be put at risk when a crossing patrol officer retires after the county council confirmed it would not fund a replacement, parents fear. Youngsters heading to and from class will...

Expansion to take centre stage for theatre group Hanger Farm

AN INCLUSIVE theatre group which aims to improve lives through performing arts is set to expand thanks to funding of £20,000. Hanger Farm Community Theatre is part of the Minstead Trust, which was set up...
Waterside train line

Waterside rail campaigners eye £500m government cash to relaunch service

PLANS by the government to set aside £500m to restore passenger railway services has been welcomed by campaigners who want to see trains running again on the Waterside. Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed on Tuesday...

Equine therapy group at risk if new home can’t be found for horses

AN ORGANISATION which offers equine therapy for people is under threat if it cannot find a new paddock for its two horses. The Horse Raft, which is run by Sally Bennetts, has been operating for...

‘Wonderful’ response to appeal for trust’s minibus hit by arson

THE Countryside Education Trust charity has been overwhelmed after hundreds of pounds was raised to replace one of its vehicles that was destroyed in an arson attack. As reported in the A&T, the minibus belonging to...
Lymington RNLI

Lifeboat man dashes from own 40th birthday party to attend mid-strife crisis

THE helm of Lymington lifeboat interrupted his 40th birthday celebrations to join colleagues on their first rescue of the year. The volunteers were scrambled following reports a seven-metre motorboat had run aground near the Isle...
Lyndhurst Park Hotel

‘High class’ homes plan expected soon for Lyndhurst Park Hotel

A PLANNING application to redevelop Lyndhurst Park Hotel is expected to be submitted in March and will include new homes, holiday lets and shops, a village councillor has confirmed. As reported in the A&T, the...
New Forest District Council

New council vans plug in to cut out carbon emissions

FOUR new zero-emission electric vans have been purchased by New Forest District Council as it looks to reduce its environmental impact. Two of the distinctive vehicles will be used by members of the council’s cleaning...
tommy warner

Tommy Warner: Circus labourer able to balance park bench on his chin

A FORMER army sergeant who was well known for performing tricks he learned while working at a circus has died aged 89. Father-of-six Tommy Warner was born in Dalkey, a few miles from Dublin in...
Wessex Cancer Trust

Cancer charity in battle for survival raises third of fundraising target

A CANCER charity which needs to raise £600,000 by the end of the month or risk closure has so far received over a third of that amount in donations. Wessex Cancer Trust, which costs £100,000...
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