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Chris March has been a reporter for the A&T since 2005. His reporting beat includes New Milton Town Council and breaking news, including local crimes and emergency services call-outs.

Owner trips alleged shoplifter fleeing his Brockenhurst store

25 May 2022
Owner trips alleged shoplifter fleeing his Brockenhurst store

Owner trips alleged shoplifter fleeing his Brockenhurst store

25 May 2022

TWO alleged shoplifters got more than they bargained for when a Brockenhurst store owner gave chase after they raided twice within hours.


New Forest jubilee beacon lighting plea

24 May 2022
New Forest jubilee beacon lighting plea

New Forest jubilee beacon lighting plea

24 May 2022

QUEEN’S platinum jubilee event organisers in the New Forest are urged to alert firefighters to any planned beacon lightings to avoid false alarms.


Police alert after reports of a group armed with baseball bats near New Milton Rugby Club

24 May 2022
Police alert after reports of a group armed with baseball bats near New Milton Rugby Club

Police alert after reports of a group armed with baseball bats near New Milton Rugby Club

24 May 2022

POLICE swooped on New Milton Rugby Club’s Ashley field following reports of a group armed with baseball bats.

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£5,000 of fishing gear stolen from Brockenhurst pensioner's car

24 May 2022
£5,000 of fishing gear stolen from Brockenhurst pensioner's car

£5,000 of fishing gear stolen from Brockenhurst pensioner's car

24 May 2022

A BROCKENHURST pensioner’s lifelong hobby could be “out of the window” after thieves smashed into his car and stole £5,000 of fishing gear.


Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

23 May 2022
Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

23 May 2022

OFFICERS found a haul of cannabis, drug gear and ball bearings in a car which they seized in Christchurch.


Christchurch set for more electric vehicle charging bays

20 May 2022
Christchurch set for more electric vehicle charging bays

Christchurch set for more electric vehicle charging bays

20 May 2022

BCP Council is powering ahead with rolling out over 130 new publicly accessible electric vehicle charger bays, including sites across Christchurch.


Impatient drivers sound horns while medics battle to save baby's life in village high street

20 May 2022
Impatient drivers sound horns while medics battle to save baby's life in village high street

Impatient drivers sound horns while medics battle to save baby's life in village high street

20 May 2022

POLICE slammed impatient motorists who sounded their horns at an ambulance blocking a high street as crews battled to save a baby's life.

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Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

20 May 2022
Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

20 May 2022

SAVING two swimmers from drowning off Lepe beach earned an army captain a special commendation from the Queen.


Courier fraud cons residents out of £786k

20 May 2022
Courier fraud cons residents out of £786k

Courier fraud cons residents out of £786k

20 May 2022

POLICE are urging people to beware of courier fraud which has claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Seagull nest stops demolition of shops

20 May 2022
Seagull nest stops demolition of shops

Seagull nest stops demolition of shops

20 May 2022

THE demolition of a row of Highcliffe village centre shops has been halted – by a seagull.


Man hospitalised after attack at Christchurch railway station

18 May 2022
Man hospitalised after attack at Christchurch railway station

Man hospitalised after attack at Christchurch railway station

18 May 2022

TWO teenagers were arrested after a man was hospitalised following an attack at Christchurch railway station.


Ashley woman vandalised police cell

18 May 2022
Ashley woman vandalised police cell

Ashley woman vandalised police cell

18 May 2022

VANDALISING a police cell cost an Ashley woman £135 when she appeared before magistrates.


Pair arrested after drugs raid in Pennington

18 May 2022
Pair arrested after drugs raid in Pennington

Pair arrested after drugs raid in Pennington

18 May 2022

TWO people were arrested after police seized a stash of class A and B drugs in a raid on a Pennington property in the early hours of this morning.


Three arrested after cyclist hurt in hit-and-run

18 May 2022
Three arrested after cyclist hurt in hit-and-run

Three arrested after cyclist hurt in hit-and-run

18 May 2022

THREE people were arrested after a hit-and-run collision involving a car that hurt a cyclist and brought down power lines in Twiggs Lane, Marchwood.


Woman from Ireland arrested over night of raids on Fordingbridge outbuildings

17 May 2022
Woman from Ireland arrested over night of raids on Fordingbridge outbuildings

Woman from Ireland arrested over night of raids on Fordingbridge outbuildings

17 May 2022

A WOMAN from Ireland was one of two people arrested after power tools were stolen in eight raids on outbuildings around Fordingbridge in one night.


'The thud of the impact will haunt your sleep' – Forest speeders warned

17 May 2022
'The thud of the impact will haunt your sleep' – Forest speeders warned

'The thud of the impact will haunt your sleep' – Forest speeders warned

17 May 2022

A CAMPAIGN group has delivered a stark warning after a driver was caught at 64mph at a notorious New Forest animal accident blackspot.

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Special public meeting called over 178-home plans on New Milton greenbelt

17 May 2022
Special public meeting called over 178-home plans on New Milton greenbelt

Special public meeting called over 178-home plans on New Milton greenbelt

17 May 2022

RESIDENTS are invited to an extraordinary meeting called to discuss a developer’s bid for 178 homes on greenbelt land in New Milton.


Hunt for witnesses after sports car careers off A35

16 May 2022
Hunt for witnesses after sports car careers off A35

Hunt for witnesses after sports car careers off A35

16 May 2022

A DRIVER had to be cut free by firefighters after a high-performance sports car careered off the A35 Christchurch bypass into a ditch.


Movie magic for return of Lymington carnival

16 May 2022
Movie magic for return of Lymington carnival

Movie magic for return of Lymington carnival

16 May 2022

PEOPLE are invited to share some movie magic as the Lymington and Pennington Community Carnival and Fete returns after a Covid-enforced hiatus.


New Forest man in court over £32,500 cannabis charge

16 May 2022
New Forest man in court over £32,500 cannabis charge

New Forest man in court over £32,500 cannabis charge

16 May 2022

BEING involved in the supply of around £32,500 of cannabis landed a New Forest man with a suspended prison sentence.

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