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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.

Police look to move travellers camped at recreation ground

MEASURES are under way to move on a convoy of travellers who have illegally set up camp on a recreation ground in Totton. Around 20 vehicle towing caravans entered Eling recreation ground in Bartram Road,...

Primary school pupil with no symptoms tests positive for coronavirus

A PUPIL at a second New Forest school has tested positive for coronavirus – despite not showing any symptoms while there. James Nutbeam, headteacher at Cadland Primary in Holbury said the youngster “remains well” but...

Council objects to £1bn plans for Fawley power station

AN OBJECTION to plans to redevelop the former Fawley power station site with new homes and commercial properties has been made by Totton and Eling Town Council. Newly amended proposals for the near-£1bn scheme have...

School taking positive steps despite ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted rating

A SCHOOL rated as ‘requires improvement’ for the second time in a row has nevertheless made “real” steps forward, according to Ofsted inspectors. Pennington Church of England Junior School in Priestlands Road teaches 167 pupils...

Care home rated ‘outstanding’ for second year running

A RESIDENTIAL home for people with learning difficulties has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission for the second time in a row. Summerwood care home in Ashley Road, New Milton, opened in 2013...

Traders’ request for free parking in New Forest towns to help business is turned...

A REQUEST to suspend parking charges to encourage people to shop locally has been turned down by New Forest District Council. Ahead of non-essential shops reopening this week, Cllr Malcolm Wade, who represents Hythe and...

PICTURE GALLERY: Crow feats – Sway’s scarecrow tributes to key workers

SCARECROWS are popping up in people’s gardens in Sway to pay tribute to NHS staff and key workers. Around 15 homes in the village have so far joined in, with organisers expecting more as the...
McCarthy and Stone

Retirement flats plans for former police station are thrown out

PLANS to build retirement flats on the site of the former police station in Hythe have been turned down by New Forest District Council. As previously reported in the A&T, McCarthy and Stone wanted to...

Plea to keep cats indoors as RSPCA tackles soaring numbers of unwanted kittens

CAT owners are being urged by the RSPCA to keep their pet indoors if it is not neutered as numbers of unwanted kittens soar. The charity says it is facing a “cat crisis”, with more...

Residents’ fears over decision to turn vacant community centre into bedsits for homeless

  RESIDENTS have raised concerns over NFDC’s decision to turn a community centre in to five bedsits for short-term emergency housing. The Blackfield Neighbourhood Centre in Heather Road, which has been vacant since 2017, will be...
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