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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.

‘Rat run’ exit onto main road could be blocked off in the New Year

A CONTENTIOUS “rat-run” may be blocked off in January as part of a major £13.5m scheme to widen the A31, Ringwood councillors heard. Members of the town council’s planning committee voted 5-4 to lobby Highways...
Leon Crouch

Industrialist, ex-Saints chair and charity supporter Leon Crouch dies aged 70

WELL-KNOWN Lymington industrialist, philanthropist and charity supporter Leon Crouch – who served two brief spells as chairman of Southampton Football Club – has died. Mr Crouch, who was 70 and the father of three daughters,...

PHOTOS: Most Wanted campaign reveals top Hampshire suspects

THESE are the faces of some the most wanted suspects being hunted by Hampshire Police. The mug shots have been released by the Crimestoppers charity to mark the launch of its Most Wanted campaign for...

Developer submits ‘landmark’ plans for former coastguard centre

A DEVELOPER has formally submitted its plans to revamp the former coastguard training centre overlooking Christchurch Bay with a mixture of flats and homes. Pennyfarthing Homes wants permission from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP)...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Schools alert over ‘attempted child snatch’ was false alarm, say police

REPORTS that a driver tried to snatch a child in Bransgore were a false alarm, according to Hampshire police. Highcliffe School had issued a warning to parents after one of its pupils was invited by a...
Wightlink

Helicopter rescues ferry passenger who fell overboard

A MAN was pulled from the Solent by a helicopter after falling overboard from the Lymington ferry. HM Coastguard’s rescue helicopter was despatched from Lee-on-Solent to pluck the man from the sea after he fell...

Teacher’s heartbreak at death of son after music festival

A NEW MILTON schoolteacher has spoken of her devastation after her son died having been taken ill at Reading Festival. The news that university student Corey Kendall had passed away was publicly shared in a...
A338 roadworks

Drivers warned of overnight road closures at major junction

MOTORISTS could face long delays due to a series of overnight road closures starting tomorrow (Tuesday) amid major junction improvement work near Hurn. It is part of the next phase of constructing a more efficient...
Lymington market

Bus firm compensates traders after collision with market stall

A BUS firm has agreed to compensate two sisters after one its vehicles damaged their stall at Lymington market. Morebus (Lymington and Ringwood) is set to pay over £500 to Lesley Yates and Alison Muter,...

Solicitor threatens charity with legal action over ‘noisy’ play park

A SOLICITOR has threatened legal action against the charity which runs Brockenhurst’s multi-use games area, claiming noisy youngsters are causing her family “significant nuisance”. Marie Sampson says youths use the Highwood Road facility which borders...
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