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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.

Infant school praised by inspectors over its improvements

A SCHOOL has been praised by inspectors for making major improvements since their last visit. The Ofsted team rated Lydlynch Infant School in Totton ‘good’ overall, and particularly highlighted its well-planned lessons, higher attendance figures...

Bid for 86 caravans on ‘no limit’ New Forest site

THE owners of an isolated caravan site in the national park who are bidding to redevelop it with dozens of residential units could get the go-ahead without needing planning permission. The company has bought up...

Beaulieu man arrested over suspected barn arson attack

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that ripped through a barn containing 350 tons of hay and straw. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Hazel Copse...
Horse poisoning

Rider shocked by suspected poisoning of stallion at Horse of the Year qualifier

A HORSE lover has spoken of her shock and devastation after discovering her stallion was deliberately poisoned prior to entering a show ring. Karen Mustey, who together with partner Graham runs Burley Wagon Rides, had...
Totton Natwest

Town’s shuttered bank faces demolition under new proposals for flats

A BANK which closed two years ago because of a leaky roof could be demolished and replaced with nine flats. As reported in the A&T, Natwest in Commercial Road shut for business in August 2017...

Six years’ jail for debt-ridden dad who turned to drug-dealing

A MAN who admitted selling more than four kilos of cocaine in a bid to clear a £20,000 drug debt has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Javed Miah (30), previously of New Milton but then...

Mentally ill man fell through the cracks to cause ‘tsunami of misery’, court told

A MENTALLY ill man narrowly avoided jail for causing “a tsunami of misery” to people at the Arnewood Centre GP surgery in New Milton, as well as a health unit and church. Gordon Reeve (67),...

Father faces jail after drug dealing to escape £20,000 debt threats

A MAN who admitted selling more than four kilos of cocaine in a bid to clear a £20,000 drug debt was told to expect a custodial sentence. Javed Miah (30), previously of New Milton but...

Scheme for 100 new homes on farmland unveiled by housebuilder

PLANS have been unveiled for up to 100 new homes to be built on farmland on the edge of Totton. Developer Taylor Wimpey has not submitted a formal planning application to New Forest District Council,...
FairShare Southern Central

Food share charity celebrates five years of fighting hunger and waste

A CHARITY which distributes surplus food to people in need has celebrated its fifth anniversary. FareShare Southern Central, which has a base at Calmore industrial estate, is part of the UK’s largest charity to fight...
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