Southern Water customers in line for pay-outs after Ofwat penalty

CUSTOMERS of Southern Water are in line for rebates after the supply and disposal giant was hit with a £126m record penalty by industry regulator Ofwat for years of “reckless” mismanagement allowing sewage leaks...

Drivers caught speeding in Forest animal accident blackspot

A TOTAL of 44 motorists were caught in just one hour speeding on the New Forest’s worst road for animal accidents. One motorcyclist was clocked doing 61mph in the 40 zone when members of the...

Tractor and trailer adapted for disabled stolen from Moors Valley

A TRACTOR with a specially designed trailer which provided tours for elderly care home residents and people with disabilities has been stolen from Moors Valley Country Park. The green John Deere tractor was taken along...

Dog owner sorry for pets’ vicious attack on spaniel at Fordingbrdige

A DOG owner has apologised after her pets savaged a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and has agreed to muzzle one of them. As reported in the A&T last week, 10-year-old Flash was set upon by...

No to cycle lanes on A338 at Ringwood in wake of fatal

TRAFFIC chiefs have ruled out putting a cycle lane on the busy A338 dual carriageway near Ringwood in the wake of a fatal accident. Christopher Gibbs (30) was riding home from work on the unlit...

Revamped Lymington pub wins bid for entertainment licence

A REVAMPED pub has won its bid to have music every day despite strong objections from nearby residents who claimed it would become a late-night noisy drinking den. Star Pubs and Bars Ltd, which owns...

End of an era as Gary Parsons parks up his fleet of trucks

AFTER half a century in the haulage industry it is the end of the road for New Milton-based contractor Gary Parsons as he reires at the age of 70. His fleet of blue lorries have...
Police

Children targeted in spate of Lymington street robberies

FOUR people have been arrested following a spate of street robberies in the Lymington area. Three incidents are said to have taken place between 8.30pm and 9.30pm last Tuesday. Police say the first one is being...

Peregrine falcon chicks prepare to leave New Milton water tower nest

A BROOD of peregrine falcon chicks on New Milton’s water tower are preparing to fly the nest after surviving “against all odds”. The prospects for the hatchlings did not look good when, in April, the...

Outrage over wrecking spree at New Milton Rugby Club

YOUTHS have been blamed for an overnight vandalism spree at New Milton Rugby Club in which roof tiles were ripped away and goalposts broken. Frustrated by the “wanton” damage amounting to hundreds of pounds, club...
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