Fawley Armed Forces Day

Armed forces day has high hopes to be bigger and better than ever

FAWLEY is gearing up for what organisers hope will be the biggest and best armed forces day the parish has ever held. The annual event tomorrow (Saturday) is into its eighth year of military-themed activities,...

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...
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...
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%...
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...
Fawley oil refinery

Councillors back £800m new oil refinery plants to safeguard 2,000 jobs

PARISH councillors have backed an £800m new diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery to help safeguard the future of more than 2,000 jobs. The proposal submitted by petrochemicals giant ExxonMobil to New Forest District Council...
Fawley power station

Planners to vote on bid to blow up Fawley power station chimney

A MAJOR hurdle for the explosive demolition of Fawley power station is set to be cleared to help make way for a 1,500-home redevelopment worth nearly £1bn. The plans include blowing up the 650ft landmark...
Fawley power station plans

£1bn power station redevelopment takes major step forward

AFTER nearly six months’ delay, a major step has been taken to redevelop Fawley power station as plans were finally handed in for a futuristic “smart town” bristling with technology and home to at...
Fawley oil refinery

Lung disease worker had asbestos ‘snowball fights’ at oil refinery

A FORMER Fawley oil refinery employee used to have “snowball fights with asbestos” during his time working there, a coroner was told. Walter White (93) was taken ill at a care home where he was...

Robbers armed with ‘Nazi SS blade’ sentenced for betting shop raids

TWO men who carried out a spree of armed betting shop robberies – including one at Holbury – have been jailed for a total of 24 years. James Frampton and Michael Purkiss each received 12...
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