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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.

Car wedged on barrier after crash on A35

29 February 2024
Car wedged on barrier after crash on A35

Car wedged on barrier after crash on A35

29 February 2024

Firefighters had to help a person out of a car which became wedged on a barrier after a crash on the A35 near Christchurch.


New Forest teen among five arrested as suspected stolen goods seized

29 February 2024
New Forest teen among five arrested as suspected stolen goods seized

New Forest teen among five arrested as suspected stolen goods seized

29 February 2024

A New Forest teenager was among five people arrested as police seized hauls of suspected stolen goods in Dorset towns.


Teen dies after car ploughs into tree off main road

27 February 2024
Teen dies after car ploughs into tree off main road

Teen dies after car ploughs into tree off main road

27 February 2024

A motorist has died after a car ploughed into a tree off a main road near Somerley yesterday (Monday) morning.


Allotment tenant started ‘extremely frightening’ fire that damaged homes

27 February 2024
Allotment tenant started ‘extremely frightening’ fire that damaged homes

Allotment tenant started ‘extremely frightening’ fire that damaged homes

27 February 2024

A Ringwood allotment tenant could be evicted after starting an “extremely frightening” fire that damaged nearby homes.


Jail term for string of thefts during suspended sentence

27 February 2024
Jail term for string of thefts during suspended sentence

Jail term for string of thefts during suspended sentence

27 February 2024

Stealing hundreds of pounds of goods and fuel in a string of offences during a suspended sentence landed a Totton man with 18 weeks in jail.


Keeping holiday accommodation will benefit Forest, appeal argues

27 February 2024
Keeping holiday accommodation will benefit Forest, appeal argues

Keeping holiday accommodation will benefit Forest, appeal argues

27 February 2024

Retaining a tourist accommodation development would benefit the New Forest environmentally and economically, an appeal has argued.


Police appeal for collision witnesses to come forward

26 February 2024
Police appeal for collision witnesses to come forward

Police appeal for collision witnesses to come forward

26 February 2024

Police want to trace the drivers of a car and a van seen near a collision between a truck and a pedestrian at Christchurch.


Hunt for raiders who hit town bank

26 February 2024
Hunt for raiders who hit town bank

Hunt for raiders who hit town bank

26 February 2024

Three burglars forced their way into a Christchurch bank with angle grinders and crowbars in the early hours.


Main road partially closed after serious crash

26 February 2024
Main road partially closed after serious crash

Main road partially closed after serious crash

26 February 2024

A main road at Ashley Heath is partially closed this morning (Monday) as emergency crews deal with a serious collision.


Motorcyclist dies in crash with car

26 February 2024
Motorcyclist dies in crash with car

Motorcyclist dies in crash with car

26 February 2024

A motorcyclist died in a crash with a car at Ashley Heath last Friday evening.


Probe into fatal motorcyclist crash in Christchurch continues 16 months on

26 February 2024
Probe into fatal motorcyclist crash in Christchurch continues 16 months on

Probe into fatal motorcyclist crash in Christchurch continues 16 months on

26 February 2024

Police are continuing to probe a crash that killed a motorcyclist on a busy Christchurch road over 16 months on.


Flippin’ late – ‘electric’ atmosphere as hundreds pound village high street for delayed pancake races

23 February 2024
Flippin’ late – ‘electric’ atmosphere as hundreds pound village high street for delayed pancake races

Flippin’ late – ‘electric’ atmosphere as hundreds pound village high street for delayed pancake races

23 February 2024

The sight of old children’s favourite Andy Pandy dashing along the high street was one of the highlights of Beaulieu’s annual pancake races.


Shoplifter jailed for 11 thefts from three stores

23 February 2024
Shoplifter jailed for 11 thefts from three stores

Shoplifter jailed for 11 thefts from three stores

23 February 2024

A persistent shoplifter who stole hundreds of pounds of groceries and cosmetics in a string of thefts from Hythe stores has been jailed.


Police commissioner launches partnership to combat violence

22 February 2024
Police commissioner launches partnership to combat violence

Police commissioner launches partnership to combat violence

22 February 2024

A new collaborative approach has been launched in a bid to combat serious violence across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

21 February 2024
Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

21 February 2024

A pedestrian was badly hurt in a collision with a truck in Christchurch on Monday afternoon.


Capsized boat find sparks shoreline search near Barton

21 February 2024
Capsized boat find sparks shoreline search near Barton

Capsized boat find sparks shoreline search near Barton

21 February 2024

Rescuers launched a shoreline search after a capsized boat was found on the beach near Barton.


Fire crews free man trapped under car on Lymington street

20 February 2024
Fire crews free man trapped under car on Lymington street

Fire crews free man trapped under car on Lymington street

20 February 2024

Firefighters rescued a man who became trapped under a car while working on it on a Lymington street.


Hunt for wanted man who escaped custody

20 February 2024
Hunt for wanted man who escaped custody

Hunt for wanted man who escaped custody

20 February 2024

Police are hunting a Fawley man wanted on recall to prison following escape from lawful custody.


Councillor putting best foot forward for walks in aid of hospice that cared for his late wife

20 February 2024
Councillor putting best foot forward for walks in aid of hospice that cared for his late wife

Councillor putting best foot forward for walks in aid of hospice that cared for his late wife

20 February 2024

A New Milton town councillor is preparing to complete two walks, at home and abroad, to raise funds for the hospice that cared for his late wife.


Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

20 February 2024
Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

20 February 2024

Volunteers at the National Coastwatch Institution’s Hengistbury Head base enjoyed a royal visit in the run-up to the charity’s 30th anniversary.


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