Refuse lorry accident brings down power lines, cutting off homes

MORE than 50 properties were left without power after a refuse lorry ploughed into an overhead electricity line in Totton, snapping a pole and bringing cables down onto the road. The incident took place in...

Development fears for abandoned Waterside club site

FEARS have been raised that a community building which has lain empty for nearly three years could be lost to redevelopment. The former home of the now defunct Waterside Sports and Social Club in Holbury...

Man arrested after armed alert in Fawley

ARMED police swooped on a Fawley street amid reports a man had been spotted carrying a handgun. The alarm was raised shortly before 2pm last Friday, and on arrival at the scene in the Heather...

‘Hot Fuzz’ as police van catches fire with prisoner inside

AN arrest took an unexpected and dramatic turn when the police van carrying the suspect caught fire in a Calmore street. The vehicle began to fill with smoke moments after officers had put the man...
Calshot Tower

Watch tower volunteers on a high with award from the Queen

VOLUNTEERS who help maintain the safety of one of the busiest waterways in the UK have been given an award from the Queen. Calshot Tower watchkeepers, who are part of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI),...
Fawley oil refinery

Councillors give go-ahead for £800m new diesel plant at oil refinery

THE green light has been given for a new £800m diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery which managers say will create and protect more than 2,000 jobs. This morning (Wednesday) New Forest district councillors voted...
Fawley oil refinery

Oil refinery’s £800m new diesel plant plan set for green light

AN £800m diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery has been slated for approval tomorrow (Wednesday) by New Forest councillors despite more than 100 objections. The huge investment at the ExxonMobil site, the largest refinery in...
Waterside railway line

Waterside railway campaign calls for district council backing

CAMPAIGNERS pushing to re-open the Waterside railway line to passengers are hoping to recruit the support of New Forest District Council. Cllr David Harrison, who is leading the drive, will put a motion to a...
Eling Park

Injured mum stranded in park after yobs steal her crutches

A WOMAN with a broken ankle was left stranded in a park with her children after yobs ran off with her crutches. Emma Westmacott (34), a senior healthcare support worker, had her mobility aids stolen...
Totton A35 crossing

Town crossing pushed for safety work after series of accidents

A PEDESTRIAN crossing which has been the scene of several accidents will be considered for improvements, Hampshire County Council has confirmed. The area under scrutiny, on the A35 Totton bypass and near the busy Rushington...
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