Quick-thinking neighbours praised as firefighters rescue woman (70)

QUICK-THINKING neighbours have been praised for raising the alarm about an early-hours house fire in Holbury which resulted in a resident being taken to hospital. Responding to a call-out around 1.50am on Saturday, firefighters rescued...

Former Scout volunteer caught by paedophile hunter handed suspended jail term

A FORMER senior ferry officer and Scout volunteer was snared by a paedophile hunter after sending inappropriate online messages to what he thought was a 13-year-old boy. Matthew Parker (41) was living in Holbury when...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Fawley power station to promise ‘green industrial revolution’

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to wind turbine company MHI Vestas based at the Fawley power station site today (Wednesday) to unveil a “green industrial revolution” investment pledge worth £83bn. Mr Corbyn dropped...
Fawley power station demolition

VIDEO: Going out with a bang – Fawley power station demolition begins

EXPLOSIVES blew up part of the former Fawley power station this morning (Thursday) in the first major demolition paving the way for a planned 1,500 homes. Contractors brought down with a bang the roof of...

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...
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