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...

Bikers to raffle late friend’s restored Harley in £10k thank you to hospice

A GROUP of motorcycle enthusiasts have restored a Harley Davidson motorcycle that belonged to a friend who died from cancer – and will raffle it in aid of Oakhaven Hospice to say thank you...

Power station congestion fears drive new call to reopen Waterside railway line

AN OUTSPOKEN district councillor has called for the Waterside railway line to be reopened to ease the traffic burden a major new development could cause. There are fears that if the £1bn plan to redevelop...

Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...
Fawley oil refinery noise

Couple complain of noise ‘torture’ from oil refinery steam leak

A COUPLE living near Fawley’s oil refinery say their lives are being made a misery because of an energy plant which emits a constant rumbling noise. Christine and Jack Frost have spent years creating a...
Fawley power station

More than 150 objections to Fawley power station redevelopment plan

MORE than 150 objections have been lodged against plans to redevelop the former Fawley power station with 1,500 new homes. Concerns about the near-£1bn scheme has grown amid fears that a new community at the...
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