‘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...

Green light expected for £1bn 1,500-home outline plans at Fawley power station

PLANS to redevelop the former Fawley power station with 1,500 new homes and commercial properties are expected to be approved next week. As previously reported in the A&T, the consortium leading the near-£1bn scheme, Fawley Waterside,...

Blackfield and Lyndhurst libraries on the brink of closure

TWO New Forest libraries are among a number across Hampshire which have moved a step closer to shutting, putting up to 50 jobs at risk. Eight of the 48 council-run libraries across the county are...

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...
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