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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.

Knifeman hunted by police for string of bookmaker robberies

A MAN brandished a knife at workers when he struck at a Holbury bookmakers in a string of terrifying raids across the county. Police hunting the suspect are linking the incident at Ladbrokes in Long...

Lymington man who died of overdose ‘on medication since he was 16’

A LYMINGTON man with a long-standing history of depression and anxiety died after taking an overdose of his prescription medication. Samuel Hayes (22), of Fairlea Road, was found by his mother Kirsty around 6.30pm on...

Police investigate mystery blaze that destroyed Totton shed company building

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of a blaze at a shed building company’s warehouse in Totton. As reported in the A&T, around 30 firefighters battled to contain the inferno which engulfed Solent Sheds, a...

Family fundraising in memory of Matthew who committed suicide after brain injuries

THE family of a Lymington man who committed suicide after brain damage suffered in a hit-and-run accident led to a downward spiral of depression are raising money to help others with head injuries. Matthew Cummings...

New Forest star of the show in prime time ‘wild wood’ BBC documentary

A NEW documentary exploring the New Forest and why its ancient woodlands are nationally important aired this week. Presented by writer and environmentalist Peter Owen-Jones, Wild Woods followed a year in the life of the...

Second summer drinker walked to his death on the A31, inquest told

A LORRY driver who died after he stepped into the path of a car on the A31 may have been walking to get food from a nearby service station, an inquest heard. Gregory Prince (32),...

Rare visitors bring twitchers flocking to Asda car park in Totton

TWITCHERS descended on a supermarket car park to spot a flock of birds rarely seen in the south. Armed with cameras and binoculars, many gathered at Asda in Totton to see the waxwings, which were...

Council ‘crestfallen’ after vandals attacked First World War memorial figure

VANDALISM to one of the tributes put up in memory of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War have left members of Marchwood Parish Council “crestfallen”. The silent soldier and silent...

Work starts at Tatchbury Mount on new mental health unit for young people

WORK to create a new specialist mental health unit for children and adolescents has got under way near Totton. The new state-of-the-art facility at Tatchbury Mount in Calmore will be a low secure hospital with...

Totton Sailability group offers the chance for fun on the water

PEOPLE with disabilities are being encouraged to join a free local group which offers sailing trips and lessons on the water. Testwood Lakes Sailability is based within the building of the 4th New Forest North...
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