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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.
South Western Railway

More than 40% of SWR rail services were late, latest figures reveal

LESS than two-thirds of South Western Railway’s services ran on time, according to the latest figures from the national rail regulator. The operator, which has been hit by years of strike action by the RMT...

Ava’s got the write idea as hundreds of letters sent to isolated elderly

ELDERLY people isolated due to the coronavirus crisis are receiving letters from kind-hearted children to lift their spirits. One project to connect youngsters with the elderly has been set up by Ashurst mum Claire Ahrens,...

‘Another blow for Lyndhurst’ as village’s last petrol station closes

THE closure of Lyndhurst’s last petrol station – which is set to shut for good this week – has been branded a great loss to the village. Pat’s Garage in Romsey Road was established in...

Plans to demolish village centre buildings for playpark, entertainment space and coffee shop

PLANS for a new entertainment space, children’s playpark and coffee shop in the centre of Burley have been submitted to the national park authority. Applicant Nigel Blow wants to demolish several derelict buildings on land...

PICTURE GALLERY: Care crows – villages get creative with tributes to key workers

RESIDENTS have thrown themselves into a competition to brighten their gardens at the same time as paying tribute to key workers. The Behind the Hedge challenge was for households in the villages of Hale and...

More than 50 reports of animals dumped in Hampshire during the lockdown

THERE have been more than 50 reports of dumped animals in Hampshire made to the RSPCA since the government-imposed lockdown. This comes from a national figure of over 1,600 as the charity – which relies...

Tom’s in the saddle for NHS with 128km ride at home

A SCHOOLBOY got on his bike to raise more than £500 for the NHS by riding over 100km without leaving his home. Tom Wilks (9), from Nomansland, is a member of Sotonia Cycling Club and...
Waterside train line

Probe into reopening Waterside railway awarded share of £500m

A PROJECT to investigate reopening the Waterside railway line for passengers has been granted a share of £500m government funding. As previously reported in the A&T, Hampshire County Council launched a funding bid in March...
New Forest Marathon

New Forest Marathon still going ahead in September

THE organisers of the New Forest Marathon, which is being held in September, have confirmed they expect it to go ahead despite the current lockdown restrictions. The event, which attracts 5,000 runners, is due...

Plan for homes on field thrown out after 50 objections

PLANNING permission for nine new homes near Ringwood has been refused after 50 members of the public objected. Mark Walker Project Management Ltd submitted outline plans to New Forest District Council to demolish a property...
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