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...

Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

A SOUTH Western Railway train has been run on the Totton-to-Hythe line to investigate its potential reopening more than 50 years after regular passenger services stopped. This follows a successful submission to the Department for...

£1bn homes plan at Fawley power station site clears second major hurdle

THE second major hurdle in a developer’s plans to build 1,500 new homes and commercial properties on the Fawley power station site has been overcome after the national park authority gave its approval. Yesterday the...

1,500-home plans for Fawley power station given thumbs up by New Forest councillors

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to redevelop the Fawley power station site with 1,500 new homes and commercial properties have won the backing of New Forest councillors. Following a lengthy four-and-a-half-hour online meeting of the district council’s planning...
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Closure of New Forest libraries a ‘devastating blow’

THE proposed closure of Hampshire libraries, including branches at Lyndhurst and Blackfield, has been described as “a devastating blow for communities”. The county council has announced its intention to close eight of its 48 libraries and reduce the...
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