Knifeman hunted by police for string of bookmaker robberies

A MAN brandished a knife at workers when he struck at a Holbury bookmakers in a string of terrifying raids across the county. Police hunting the suspect are linking the incident at Ladbrokes in Long...
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,...
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...
Gang Warily

Police investigate New Year’s Day body at recreation ground

POLICE are investigating after the body of a man was discovered at a recreation ground on New Year’s Day. Officers and paramedics were called to Gang Warily in Blackfield, Fawley, yesterday morning (Wednesday) after being...

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...

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 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...
Gill and Wayne Loveland

Gill Loveland: helped run company transporting world’s most precious cars

A WOMAN who for decades was responsible for the global transportation of some of the world’s most valuable cars has died aged 60. Gill Loveland, of Blackfield, had been a director of Marchwood-based Polygon International...
ExxonMobil oil refinery

Oil refinery plan for new diesel plant to create 1,000 construction jobs

UP to 1,000 construction jobs could be created after top executives at petrochemical giant ExxonMobil gave the green light to an £800m investment in Fawley oil refinery. The huge project is to expand ultra-low sulphur...

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...
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