Blackfield library

Campaigners hand in 800-name petition to save library

A PETITION of over 800 names calling for Blackfield library to be saved from closure has been handed to Hampshire County Council. As reported in the A&T, the council is considering closing 10 libraries in...
Blackfield library

Campaigners gather petition to save Blackfield library from cuts

MORE than 260 people have signed a petition launched by campaigners hoping to save Blackfield library from closure. As previously reported, Hampshire County Council is considering axing 10 libraries in the county as it looks...

Residents ‘horrified’ as horses tied up and stoned with marbles

HORSES have been pelted with stones and marbles and had their legs tied together in malicious attacks on paddocks in Fawley. The parish council has been left horrified by the incidents which have taken place...

‘He would put everyone first’ – mum’s tribute after sudden death of son

THE heartbroken mother of a Holbury man who died suddenly at home has paid tribute to her happy and caring son. Aaron Wells (21) had returned home from university in Essex one day earlier, on...

Police raid seizes £100,000 haul of home-grown cannabis

A SUSPECT leapt from a first floor window in a failed bid to evade police who raided a large cannabis ‘factory’ at a house in Roewood Road, Holbury, and seized around £100,000 of the...
tommy warner

Tommy Warner: Circus labourer able to balance park bench on his chin

A FORMER army sergeant who was well known for performing tricks he learned while working at a circus has died aged 89. Father-of-six Tommy Warner was born in Dalkey, a few miles from Dublin in...
Gang Warily

Man found dead at recreation ground on New Year’s Day is named

THE man whose body was found on New Year’s Day at Gang Warily recreation ground in Fawley has been named. The identity of 31-year-old Phillip Cavill was released by the coroner’s office in Winchester after...
Fawley power station plans

Fawley power station developer ‘on track’ for homes decision in April

THE company behind the redevelopment of Fawley power station with 1,500 new homes says it is on track for a decision by the end of April. The consortium leading the near-£1bn scheme, Fawley Waterside Ltd,...

Police call for witnesses after residents hit by night of vandalism

RESIDENTS suspect a gang of youths was responsible for an overnight spate of vandalism and theft in several Holbury streets. Vehicle windows were smashed and Christmas decoration electronics were stolen when the offenders struck during...
Hampshire County Council budget

Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries facing the axe to cut costs

LYNDHURST and Blackfield are among up to 10 Hampshire libraries facing the axe alongside dozens of jobs as county council bosses try to balance the books. The number of lending branches could drop from 48...
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