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Jon Waller

Jon Waller
Senior reporter Jon Waller began working for the A&T in 2004 and has lived in the New Forest all his life. He covers local courts and healthcare, as well as Ringwood and Brockenhurst councils.

Drug-driver jailed for crashing into ambulance on emergency call

A DRIVER has been jailed for 14 months for crashing into an ambulance on a 999 call while he was being chased by police through Christchurch. Adam Vaughan (32) was under a driving ban and...

Hundred bikers roar into care home for Jean’s 100th birthday surprise

ONE hundred motorbikes roared into a Sway care home as part of a special surprise to mark the 100th birthday of resident Jean Broadley. The spectacle at Gracewell care home was organised by Jean’s son...

Family plans legal action after dream holiday turns into nightmare

A FAMILY from New Milton whose dream holiday to Egypt was turned into a nightmare by severe gastric illness is planning to take legal action against the tour operator. Rachel Gepheart, along with her partner...
Annie Baughan

Hundreds attend celebration of much-loved GP killed in car accident

THE life of a hugely respected and popular GP was celebrated at a special thanksgiving service in Brockenhurst attended by more than 300 people. Dr Annie Baughan, who lived in Sway and died aged 61...
The crown court in Southampton

Jail for drug-using burglar snared by DNA evidence

A BARTON woman woke in the early hours of New Year’s Day to find a burglar in the garden after he had just raided her house. Michael Humphreys, of Station Road, New Milton, was jailed...
Molly's Den

Molly’s Den company collapses after shotgun death of owner

A VINTAGE sales operation in Christchurch has collapsed following the company behind it going into administration after its owner shot himself. Molly’s Den rented out an area of the Emporium shopping village in Bridge Street,...
The crown court in Southampton

Boat skipper spared jail to save livelihoods of his fishing crew

A FISHERMAN who breached a suspended sentence order was spared jail to protect the livelihoods of two men he works with. Michael Stimson (36) of Ladycross Road, Hythe, had been ordered to complete 150 hours...
Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital operations at risk in staff overtime dispute over pensions

OPERATIONS could be delayed or even cancelled at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital because consultants are not prepared to work overtime shifts due to changes to their pension taxation. Currently there are 53 theatre lists –...

Planners throw out bid for ‘sardine tin’ homes behind village’s listed pub

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build four houses on derelict land behind a Milford pub has been unanimously refused by New Forest District Council’s planning committee. Bayview Developments Ltd sought permission for two semi-detached three-bedroom properties...
Brockenhurst takeaway death

Brockenhurst takeaway chef died after ‘blow to the head with a ladle’, inquest told

A BROCKENHURST takeaway chef died from bleeding on the brain after a "scuffle" with the senior chef in which he was possibly struck on the head with a ladle, an inquest heard. Xiu Bin Wang...
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