Man arrested after early-morning burglary in Holbury

A MAN has been arrested following a break-in at a Holbury home in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday) morning. Police tracked down the suspect, who matched a description provided by the victim of the...

New Forest drug dealer given three years’ jail

A NEW Forest drug dealer was sent to prison for three years while his former partner whom he abused and “coerced” into dealing was spared jail. Mother-of-two Katie White (30) described herself in texts as...
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The power of theatre – new play planned on the history of Fawley Power...

THE history of Fawley Power Station is to be explored in a new play – with a theatre calling for contributions from anyone who worked there. Writer David Lane is developing a piece in partnership...

Sailors stuck in mud winched to safety by rescue helicopter

TWO sailors had to be winched to safety after their boat became stuck in mud near Fawley Power Station. Coastguard rescue teams from Lymington and Hill Head were sent along with a Calshot RNLI crew...

Demolition approved for ‘eyesore’ building – but area will lose its only space for...

A FORMER social club has been given the green light to be torn down and replaced with a smaller venue in a move that will boost sports teams but lose the Waterside its only...

Police investigate village’s early morning hedge fires

POLICE are investigation two hedge blazes which firefighters had to stop spreading to nearby homes and vehicles in Holbury in the early hours. Called out to Westbourne Avenue around 12.40am on Tuesday, a Hardley crew...

New dad jailed after throwing pint glass at barman, scarring his face

A NEW father who scarred a barman’s face by drunkenly hurling a pint glass at him from close range has been jailed for 12 months. Elliot Tibbit threw the glass at Gavin Hart, who was...

Two-year-old tried to fight off his father who was strangling former partner

A TWO-YEAR-OLD child threw punches at his father in a desperate attempt to stop him strangling his estranged partner while high on cocaine, Southampton Crown Court heard. Victim Samantha Lamb said she thought she was...

‘Horrible mistake’ led to death of student who would ‘light up any room’ with...

A “LOVELY and kind” Holbury student who secretly struggled to cope with university life died after taking an accidental drug overdose, an inquest ruled. Aaron Wells (21) had likely consumed medication used by his cancer...

Fawley refinery blames low cloud for alarm over ‘orange glow’

FAWLEY oil refinery has apologised and blamed low-lying cloud for prompting hundreds of calls to the fire service from concerned residents who thought there was a large fire. The unusually vivid orange glow in the...
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