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A reporter with the A&T since 2005, Chris March covers New Milton Town Council and writes about some of the crimes, road accidents and fires that take place across the New Forest and Christchurch.

Supermarket sweep suspects sought after alcohol theft

A PROBE has been launched into the theft of around £100 of alcohol from Tesco in New Milton. The Caird Avenue superstore was targeted just after midday on Sunday when two men entered before one...
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Police still hunting man with dragon tattoo after ‘murder attempt’

A MANHUNT is continuing for Martin Williamson, a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Lymington three weeks ago. Martin Williamson is still at large following the attack on a 30-year-old man in...

UPDATE: Man comes forward after police appeal over ‘bus attack’

POLICE have spoken to a man they wanted to trace after a pensioner was reportedly violently kicked off a bus in Christchurch. The local victim, who is in his 70s, was targeted after boarding the...

Smash-and-grab raiders take £28k of medals, coins and jewellery

ANTIQUE coins, medals and jewellery valued at around £28,000 were stolen when thieves raided a pick-up truck on a driveway in Walkford, near Highcliffe. The Mitsubishi’s windows were smashed while it was parked outside a...

New youth club launching to help combat anti-social behaviour

A NEW youth club is set to be launched soon, partly to help tackle anti-social behaviour. Aimed at youngsters aged 11 and upwards, it will be run on a four-week trial basis at New Milton...

One in five drivers caught speeding at animal accident blackspot

A FIFTH of vehicles speed-checked at an animal accident blackspot road in the New Forest were caught going over the 40mph limit. The troubling find was made when volunteers from the New Forest Roads Campaign...
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Town councillors show support for new Aldi supermarket

A GERMAN retail giant Aldi’s plans for a major new supermarket in New Milton have won support from town councillors - with just one proviso about its lorry movements. Members of the planning committee were...
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Bank workers foil £4,000 phone scam against pensioner (82)

POLICE are urging people to watch out for financial scams after bank workers foiled an attempt to con a New Milton pensioner out of £4,000. On Monday officers received a report that the 82-year-old woman...

Growing for gold – town takes top prize at Britain in Bloom awards

TEAMWORK was praised for sowing the seeds of success when colourful flower displays saw New Milton reap a top accolade at the Britain in Bloom awards. Having already claimed the silver gilt three consecutive times...

Drug waste dumped in New Forest amid rash of fly-tipping

POLICE have launched a probe into a rash of fly-tipping in the New Forest that included the apparent remnants of a cannabis factory. Soil, heaters and fans, along with remains of the class B drug,...
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