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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.

‘Another very sad day for the Forest,’ says owner of stabbed sheep

THE owner of a New Forest sheep which was stabbed to death and left in a lane has spoken of her distress at the shocking incident. The body of the ewe was found in Kewlake...
Hythe police station

Parish councillors oppose new retirement homes at ex-police station

LOCAL councillors are opposing a new application by a developer to build retirement flats on the site of the former police station in Hythe. Previous proposals by McCarthy and Stone for 35 apartments on the...

Warning issued to New Forest horse-owners after equine disease outbreak

OWNERS of horses that have been to an equestrian centre at the centre of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus have been urged by the verderers not to ride them on the New...
McCarthy and Stone

Retirement developer back with fresh plan for old police station

A DEVELOPER whose plans to build retirement apartments at a former police station were rejected by a government inspector has submitted a fresh scheme. As reported in the A&T, the first proposals by McCarthy and...
Olga Marshall

Shock at pharmacist killed by toxic reaction to pain medication

A PHARMACIST who suffered from chronic pain died after her prescribed medication caused a toxic reaction, an inquest heard. Olga Marshall (51) was the community pharmacist in Bransgore for a number of years and then...
Totton Asda

More than 100 object to plans for supermarket car wash

MORE than 100 people are objecting to a car wash company's bid to set up a business operating from a Totton supermarket. Waves Valeting Services Ltd is proposing to take over 14 existing spaces in...

‘What are the chances?’ Care home resident discovers staff’s family link

A CARE home resident who was researching her family tree discovered she was related to two of the staff. Keen genealogist Janet Pack, who has lived at West Cliff Hall in Hythe for the last...

Bookings ‘guaranteed’ when leisure centres management goes private

REASSURANCES have been offered to a dance school owner who fears for the future of her business when the management of New Forest District Council leisure centres are taken over by a private company. The...
RNLI Calshot

‘They are my heroes’ – woman thanks her RNLI rescuers

A WOMAN who suffered serious injuries after falling from a yacht has returned to RNLI Calshot to thank the crew for rescuing her. Deckhand Tricia Harvey had been trying to disembark the moored vessel near...

Thieves smash through hairdresser’s door to snatch charity tins

THIEVES who smashed the window of a hairdressing salon and stole charity collections have been blasted as “scum” by the owner. Police are investigating after the incident at Elegance Hairdressing in Eling Lane in Totton...
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