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Chris March

Chris March
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.
Hangersley power cut

‘Bird strike’ cut power supply to hundreds of New Forest homes

A BIRD flying into an electricity line resulted in hundreds of properties being left without power in a New Forest hamlet. The alarm was raised around 4.30pm on Sunday after the incident in Hangersley Hill,...
New Milton charity collectors

Charities missing out as fundraisers put off town events by red tape ‘farce’

CHARITY stallholders have been put off attending New Milton events due to the current policy for street collections, according to a community stalwart who branded the situation “a farce”. Addressing the town council’s amenities committee...

Police make appeal for CCTV footage after teenage boy attacked

CCTV and dashcam footage is being sought as police investigate an assault which left a teenager with facial injuries. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was attacked in the area of The Square in Pennington sometime...
New Milton pedal cars

PICTURES: Thrills and spills at the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix

HUNDREDS of spectators lined the streets to enjoy the traditional thrills and spills of the New Forest’s annual pedal car grand prix. It was New Milton’s turn to host the popular event, which it shares...

Family pays tribute to ‘happy-go-lucky’ mum killed in crash

A DEVASTATED family has paid tribute to a “happy-go-lucky” mum-of-three from Totton who was killed in a crash in Southampton. Kim Bainbridge (51), of Buckthorn Close, was the passenger in a BMW 3 series when...
Pedal car grand prix

Pedal car teams ready to race in weekend’s New Forest grand prix

THE chequered flag will be waved in New Milton once again when the town takes its turn to host the thrills and spills of the New Forest’s annual pedal car grand prix. Spectators will line...

Raiders cut through workshop roof to steal valuable power tools

THIEVES cut their way through the roof of a Cadnam workshop before stealing hundreds of pounds of power tools in an overnight raid. The owner of the outbuilding at an address in Cadnam Lane, who...
Efford tip closed

Bomb alert forces evacuation at New Forest waste centre

THE waste recycling depot at Lymington was evacuated and closed off to the public after the discovery of a suspected explosive device. Police responded to reports a piece of old military ordnance had been found...

Deli owner ‘heartbroken’ after thieves cause damage worth thousands

THE owner of a deli in Mudeford was left “heartbroken” after thieves caused thousands of pounds of damage in a break-in. Speaking to the A&T, Andrea Fullwood, who has run Deli-Licious Dorset in Falcon Drive...

Blaze engulfs first floor and roof of fish and chip shop

FLAMES ripped through the first floor of a fish and chip shop in the second emergency at the premises in 24 hours. Around 25 firefighters from across the New Forest responded to the blaze which...
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