Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

EXPANDING operations at a sand and gravel quarry has been given the go-ahead despite warnings from residents and councillors that it would have an “intolerable” impact on their lives. A Hampshire County Council committee approved...

Developer to fight council over refusal of police station flats plan

A DEVELOPER has challenged the refusal of its plans to build a block of retirement flats – which were previously likened to a prison - on the site of a disused police station. McCarthy &...

Brothers jailed for life over murder of 26-year-old man

TWO brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 26-year-old in Totton in an attack compared to that of a “pack of wolves”. Charlie George Thomas Cooper (19), of Ashby...
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Gill Loveland: helped run company transporting world’s most precious cars

A WOMAN who for decades was responsible for the global transportation of some of the world’s most valuable cars has died aged 60. Gill Loveland, of Blackfield, had been a director of Marchwood-based Polygon International...
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Prospect of 65 jobs secures green light for new business units

A DEVELOPER has said about 65 new jobs could be created by plans for industrial units given the go-ahead on an “eyesore” site behind homes in Fawley. The set of 24 small business spaces were...
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Charity shop seeking mystery donor of ‘substantial’ camera collection

THE manager of a charity shop is attempting to trace a man who donated his late father's camera collection after it raised a “substantial” amount for the organisation. The man, who did not give his...

Dropped Radio Solent DJ’s biggest fan petitions for return to the airwaves

AN avid Radio Solent listener has started a petition to get her favourite presenter reinstated after he has been taken off the air following 45 years of service. Margaret Amy was left saddened and dismayed...

Three-year ban for driving at more than four times drink limit

DRIVING while more than four times the drink limit landed a motorist with a three-year ban from the roads. Rebecca Patience (44), of Testwood Crescent, Totton, admitted getting behind the wheel of a Renault Master...

Drug dealer killed in ‘frenzied’ attack by brothers, trial told

TWO brothers set upon a drug dealer like a “pack of wolves” before stabbing him to death on a driveway, the opening of a murder trial was told. Sidney and Charlie Cooper launched a “frenzied”...

Suspected drug-driver arrested after two-vehicle crash at Dibden

A SUSPECTED drug-driver was arrested following a collision between a car and a van at Dibden. The smash involving a Ford Focus and a Ford Transit van took place on the brow of the hill...
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