Robbers armed with ‘Nazi SS blade’ sentenced for betting shop raids

TWO men who carried out a spree of armed betting shop robberies – including one at Holbury – have been jailed for a total of 24 years. James Frampton and Michael Purkiss each received 12...

Three months’ jail for attacking woman and three police officers

ATTACKING a woman in her own home and assaulting three police officers landed a man with a three-month prison sentence. Gavin Martin (29), of Newlands Close, Blackfield, pleaded guilty to assaulting Patricia Owen by beating...
Dan Snow honours list

Dan Snow delighted at ‘surprising’ MBE in Queen’s birthday honours list

TV historian Dan Snow has expressed his surprise and appreciation at being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Mr Snow, who lives in Exbury, was made an MBE for services to history alongside hundreds...
Fawley power station

Councillors back power station redevelopment despite transport fears

MORE than 100 residents tried to cram into a meeting about the redevelopment of Fawley power station which heard fresh warnings about the impact of 1,500 new homes on the local roads. Parish councillors voted...
Fawley oil refinery

Councillors back £800m new oil refinery plants to safeguard 2,000 jobs

PARISH councillors have backed an £800m new diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery to help safeguard the future of more than 2,000 jobs. The proposal submitted by petrochemicals giant ExxonMobil to New Forest District Council...

Power station developers have ‘fight on their hands’ to demolish landmark chimney

DEVELOPERS of a new smart city proposed on the site of the former Fawley power station have been warned they are “in for a fight” over the demolition of the landmark 650ft tower after...

Scheme for 100 new homes on farmland unveiled by housebuilder

PLANS have been unveiled for up to 100 new homes to be built on farmland on the edge of Totton. Developer Taylor Wimpey has not submitted a formal planning application to New Forest District Council,...

‘It’s all I wanted. I just wanted to be a mum’

TUCKED away somewhere, Michelle Meech has a picture of herself and husband Dave holding a photo of a tiny embryo. At the time, it represented to them a “perfect little baby”, but several years on...

Planners to vote on bid to blow up Fawley power station chimney

A MAJOR hurdle for the explosive demolition of Fawley power station is set to be cleared to help make way for a 1,500-home redevelopment worth nearly £1bn. The plans include blowing up the 650ft landmark...
Hythe police station

Retirement developer to fight council over ‘ugly’ flats scheme at police station

A RETIREMENT developer will go head to head with New Forest District Council next month at a public inquiry into plans to replace a former police station with a block of flats. McCarthy and Stone...
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