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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.

Firefighters battle blaze which destroys Marchwood barn

30 June 2022
Firefighters battle blaze which destroys Marchwood barn

Firefighters battle blaze which destroys Marchwood barn

30 June 2022

FIREFIGHTERS from across the New Forest battled through the night to contain a blaze which destroyed a Marchwood barn.


Stolen vans dumped and torched in New Forest

30 June 2022
Stolen vans dumped and torched in New Forest

Stolen vans dumped and torched in New Forest

30 June 2022

THIEVES who dumped and torched two stolen vans have causing substantial damage to an area of the New Forest.


Large fire at New Milton Sand and Ballast site

29 June 2022
Large fire at New Milton Sand and Ballast site

Large fire at New Milton Sand and Ballast site

29 June 2022

FIREFIGHTERS spent more than four-and-a-half hours battling a large blaze at New Milton Sand and Ballast in Pennington.


Two crashes on A31 near Ringwood in just over 48 hours

29 June 2022
Two crashes on A31 near Ringwood in just over 48 hours

Two crashes on A31 near Ringwood in just over 48 hours

29 June 2022

TWO motorists escaped serious injury in dramatic collisions on the A31 near Ringwood within just over 48 hours.


Plans for New Milton's last air raid shelter could be shelved

28 June 2022
Plans for New Milton's last air raid shelter could be shelved

Plans for New Milton's last air raid shelter could be shelved

28 June 2022

PLANS to protect New Milton’s last remaining air raid shelter could be dropped by the town council over legal costs of up to £9,000.


Police catch 'ghost driver' in Christchurch

28 June 2022
Police catch 'ghost driver' in Christchurch

Police catch 'ghost driver' in Christchurch

28 June 2022

POLICE encountered a so-called ‘ghost driver’ in Christchurch who was flouting a roads ban.


Police probe after dog kills neighbour's cat

28 June 2022
Police probe after dog kills neighbour's cat

Police probe after dog kills neighbour's cat

28 June 2022

POLICE are investigating after a Sway resident’s cat was fatally wounded in an attack by a dog which reportedly escaped from a neighbouring home.

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Bike confiscation warnings for motorcyclists caught performing stunts on New Forest heath

27 June 2022
Bike confiscation warnings for motorcyclists caught performing stunts on New Forest heath

Bike confiscation warnings for motorcyclists caught performing stunts on New Forest heath

27 June 2022

THREE motorcyclists caught performing stunts on Beaulieu Heath aerodrome were warned by police that their bikes could be seized.

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'What’s with the parking?' – angry note left on policeman's car as he chased suspect

27 June 2022
'What’s with the parking?' – angry note left on policeman's car as he chased suspect

'What’s with the parking?' – angry note left on policeman's car as he chased suspect

27 June 2022

AN ANGRY resident left a note on a police car criticising an officer’s parking as he was attacked while responding to an assault in Lymington.


Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

27 June 2022
Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

27 June 2022

A LYMINGTON antique dealer is set to clean up after discovering two rare sand paintings by a world-renowned artist.


Call for dog walkers to ‘scoop it up’ at New Milton meadows

24 June 2022
Call for dog walkers to ‘scoop it up’ at New Milton meadows

Call for dog walkers to ‘scoop it up’ at New Milton meadows

24 June 2022

DOG walkers are urged not to cause a stink at a New Milton beauty spot as conservationists launched a 'Pick up the Poo!' campaign.

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Head teachers at New Milton and Christchurch secondary schools step down

24 June 2022
Head teachers at New Milton and Christchurch secondary schools step down

Head teachers at New Milton and Christchurch secondary schools step down

24 June 2022

CHANGES are coming to two secondary schools in the New Forest and Christchurch as their head teachers prepare to step down.


Driver could have car seized over passenger swearing at schoolchildren waiting at bus stop

24 June 2022
Driver could have car seized over passenger swearing at schoolchildren waiting at bus stop

Driver could have car seized over passenger swearing at schoolchildren waiting at bus stop

24 June 2022

A MOTORIST was warned his car could be seized after his passenger hurled abuse at schoolchildren waiting at a Lyndhurst bus stop.


Man 'threatened with broken bottle' in Ringwood

23 June 2022
Man 'threatened with broken bottle' in Ringwood

Man 'threatened with broken bottle' in Ringwood

23 June 2022

A MAN was allegedly threatened with a broken bottle in the second offensive weapon incident reported in Ringwood town centre in 10 days.


Discounted open-top New Forest bus rides for locals

23 June 2022
Discounted open-top New Forest bus rides for locals

Discounted open-top New Forest bus rides for locals

23 June 2022

DISCOUNTED fares are being offered to New Forest residents as the district’s popular open-top bus tours return this summer.

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Illegal blazes found in New Forest and Christchurch woods

23 June 2022
Illegal blazes found in New Forest and Christchurch woods

Illegal blazes found in New Forest and Christchurch woods

23 June 2022

POLICE and firefighters hit out at those flouting open fire bans in New Forest and Christchurch woodland amid the hot weather.


Lymington 18-year-old in court over assault

22 June 2022
Lymington 18-year-old in court over assault

Lymington 18-year-old in court over assault

22 June 2022

ATTACKING a man resulted in a Lymington teenager being told by magistrates to undergo rehabilitation activity.


CCTV picture released after bicycle stolen outside Christchurch McDonald's

22 June 2022
CCTV picture released after bicycle stolen outside Christchurch McDonald's

CCTV picture released after bicycle stolen outside Christchurch McDonald's

22 June 2022

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a person they want to find after a bicycle was stolen from outside Christchurch McDonald's.


Hunt for man caught on CCTV after radios stolen from ferry and pier

21 June 2022
Hunt for man caught on CCTV after radios stolen from ferry and pier

Hunt for man caught on CCTV after radios stolen from ferry and pier

21 June 2022

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to find after radios were stolen from Hythe Ferry and Hythe Pier in the early hours.


Rise in Ringwood anti-social behaviour sees police dispersal order

20 June 2022
Rise in Ringwood anti-social behaviour sees police dispersal order

Rise in Ringwood anti-social behaviour sees police dispersal order

20 June 2022

A SURGE in anti-social behaviour in Ringwood town centre prompted police to enforce a weekend dispersal order.


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