Development fears for abandoned Waterside club site

FEARS have been raised that a community building which has lain empty for nearly three years could be lost to redevelopment. The former home of the now defunct Waterside Sports and Social Club in Holbury...

Man arrested after armed alert in Fawley

ARMED police swooped on a Fawley street amid reports a man had been spotted carrying a handgun. The alarm was raised shortly before 2pm last Friday, and on arrival at the scene in the Heather...
Fawley oil refinery

Councillors give go-ahead for £800m new diesel plant at oil refinery

THE green light has been given for a new £800m diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery which managers say will create and protect more than 2,000 jobs. This morning (Wednesday) New Forest district councillors voted...
Fawley oil refinery

Oil refinery’s £800m new diesel plant plan set for green light

AN £800m diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery has been slated for approval tomorrow (Wednesday) by New Forest councillors despite more than 100 objections. The huge investment at the ExxonMobil site, the largest refinery in...
Christopher Thomas

Youth football club founder gambled away kids’ kit money

A HOLBURY man who stole funds from the youth football team he founded to feed a gambling addiction has been blasted by the club for his actions. Christopher Thomas (31), of The Mill Pond, left...

VIDEO: Fury as CCTV shows vandals destroying silent soldier memorial

 SHOCK and disgust has been vented towards teenage vandals who attacked a silent soldier memorial in Blackfield, decapitating it and cutting it in half. The aluminium silhouette, which was one of many erected across the...
Fawley Express

Shopkeeper injured in ‘horrible’ attack after challenging suspected thieves

A SHOPKEEPER suffered head and facial injuries after he challenged a group of youths who allegedly shoplifted at his Fawley outlet and was attacked by them. Two 15-year-old boys from Hythe have been arrested on...
Fawley oil refinery

Fawley oil refinery tight-lipped over risk of no-deal Brexit tariffs

FAWLEY oil refinery has remained tight-lipped over reports that changes to trade tariffs from a no-deal Brexit could harm the UK’s fuel industry. The ExxonMobil installation is the largest in the country and provides 20%...
New Forest ponies

Dumped apples spark fresh plea to stop feeding New Forest animals

HUNDREDS of apples dumped in the New Forest has prompted a warning that they could kill ponies who gobble them up. The pile of more than 500 apples was discovered at Darkwater car park, near...
Warren Copse

New carving vandalised just hours after arrival at revamped nature trail

VANDALS damaged a hand-carved wooden owl which had only recently been installed at a nature trail. Fawley Parish Council has been working with the national park authority to enhance Warren Copse, an area of ancient...
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