Police urge to ‘shop an arsonist’ after Forest fire

POLICE are urging people to shop suspected arsonists after a patrol discovered a gorse blaze in a New Forest beauty spot. Hardley firefighters responded after the officers raised the alarm around 6.20pm on Saturday about...
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,...

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...

Three months’ jail for attacking woman and three police officers

ATTACKING a woman in her own home and assaulting three police officers landed a man with a three-month prison sentence. Gavin Martin (29), of Newlands Close, Blackfield, pleaded guilty to assaulting Patricia Owen by beating...
Fawley power station

Councillors back power station redevelopment despite transport fears

MORE than 100 residents tried to cram into a meeting about the redevelopment of Fawley power station which heard fresh warnings about the impact of 1,500 new homes on the local roads. Parish councillors voted...
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

Power station developers have ‘fight on their hands’ to demolish landmark chimney

DEVELOPERS of a new smart city proposed on the site of the former Fawley power station have been warned they are “in for a fight” over the demolition of the landmark 650ft tower after...
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

Bus firm attacks ‘nonsensical’ transport plans for Fawley power station homes

A BUS firm has attacked “nonsensical” transport plans for the 1,500-home redevelopment of Fawley power station and called for more than £1m to upgrade services amid residents’ fears of gridlock on the roads. The huge...
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...
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