Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...
Fawley oil refinery noise

Couple complain of noise ‘torture’ from oil refinery steam leak

A COUPLE living near Fawley’s oil refinery say their lives are being made a misery because of an energy plant which emits a constant rumbling noise. Christine and Jack Frost have spent years creating a...
Fawley power station

More than 150 objections to Fawley power station redevelopment plan

MORE than 150 objections have been lodged against plans to redevelop the former Fawley power station with 1,500 new homes. Concerns about the near-£1bn scheme has grown amid fears that a new community at the...

Police urge to ‘shop an arsonist’ after Forest fire

POLICE are urging people to shop suspected arsonists after a patrol discovered a gorse blaze in a New Forest beauty spot. Hardley firefighters responded after the officers raised the alarm around 6.20pm on Saturday about...
Fawley Armed Forces Day

Armed forces day has high hopes to be bigger and better than ever

FAWLEY is gearing up for what organisers hope will be the biggest and best armed forces day the parish has ever held. The annual event tomorrow (Saturday) is into its eighth year of military-themed activities,...

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...
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...
Fawley power station

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...
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