Driver escapes injury after car ploughs into pole

A MOTORIST escaped serious injury after his car careered off a road and ploughed into a pole in Holbury. Firefighters responded to the collision involving a black Ford Fiesta which took place on Ipers Bridge...

Primary school pupil with no symptoms tests positive for coronavirus

A PUPIL at a second New Forest school has tested positive for coronavirus – despite not showing any symptoms while there. James Nutbeam, headteacher at Cadland Primary in Holbury said the youngster “remains well” but...

Council objects to £1bn plans for Fawley power station

AN OBJECTION to plans to redevelop the former Fawley power station site with new homes and commercial properties has been made by Totton and Eling Town Council. Newly amended proposals for the near-£1bn scheme have...

Owner of Forest flytip made to clean up mess after bills found in rubbish

THE owner of rubbish flytipped in the New Forest was made to clear it up and fined after being tracked down through details found in the pile. Parcel packaging and phone bills among the bags...
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11-storey glass tower removed as £1bn Fawley housing scheme plans amended

AN 11-STOREY glass tower which was to form one of the most impressive landmarks in the Fawley power station redevelopment has been removed, under revised plans. Newly amended proposals submitted to New Forest District Council...

Residents’ fears over decision to turn vacant community centre into bedsits for homeless

  RESIDENTS have raised concerns over NFDC’s decision to turn a community centre in to five bedsits for short-term emergency housing. The Blackfield Neighbourhood Centre in Heather Road, which has been vacant since 2017, will be...
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Inquest into death of RAF veteran whose body was found at recreation ground

AN RAF veteran found dead at a New Forest recreation ground on New Year’s Day took his own life, an inquest heard. Winchester Coroner’s Court was told Phillip Cavill (31) had suffered from depression and...
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Decision on Fawley power station’s 1,500-home redevelopment is pushed back

A DECISION on the redevelopment of Fawley power station, which includes building 1,500 new homes, has been deferred until August. The consortium leading the near-£1bn scheme, Fawley Waterside, has already seen a decision pushed back from...

Homes evacuated after wartime shell found in garden

HOMES were evacuated after a resident found an unexploded wartime shell in a neighbour’s garden in Fawley. The discovery at an address in Heather Road was reported just after 11am last Wednesday, and police helped...

‘His kindness knew no limits’ – tributes to Fawley crash victim

A DEVASTATED family has paid tribute to a Royal Engineers staff sergeant who died following a single-vehicle crash on the Fawley Bypass. Gareth Carter (40), of West Common, Langley, was pronounced dead at the scene...
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