Fawley power station

Explosive end unveiled for Fawley power station set for 1,500-home transformation

AN explosive end to Fawley power station moved a step closer with demolition plans submitted to New Forest District Council. If the dramatic operation gets the go-ahead as expected, the facility, which closed in 2013,...
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...

Lets get to work! Ribbon-cutting officially opens Fawley Men’s Shed

  A BASE to help men find companionship and share skills has been officially opened. A group of locals set up the Fawley Men’s Shed in May and took over a derelict building owned by the...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

Tributes to Blackfield and Langley assistant manager Chris Farrell, a ‘gentleman’ of football

SYMPATHY flooded in from the local footballing scene following the death of Blackfield and Langley FC assistant manager Chris Farrell. Chris died on Wednesday morning after a number of heart attacks, according to the club,...
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%...
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