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Boat skipper spared jail to save livelihoods of his fishing crew

A FISHERMAN who breached a suspended sentence order was spared jail to protect the livelihoods of two men he works with. Michael Stimson (36) of Ladycross Road, Hythe, had been ordered to complete 150 hours...
Vivid Homes

Planning chief ‘optimistic’ for solution to four-year affordable homes wrangle

A SOLUTION might be in sight for 45 new affordable homes in Hythe which have lain empty amid a four-year wrangle with council planners over drainage blamed for flooding neighbouring properties. The development off Fawley...
Hythe garages

Council accused of wasting taxpayers’ cash as garages ‘left to rot’

NEW FOREST District Council has been accused of squandering taxpayers’ money and blighting neighbourhoods with rental garages “left to rot”. The Conservative administration was attacked for failing to look after properly some of around 200...

Blaze engulfs first floor and roof of fish and chip shop

FLAMES ripped through the first floor of a fish and chip shop in the second emergency at the premises in 24 hours. Around 25 firefighters from across the New Forest responded to the blaze which...
Hythe police station

Retirement developer to fight council over ‘ugly’ flats scheme at police station

A RETIREMENT developer will go head to head with New Forest District Council next month at a public inquiry into plans to replace a former police station with a block of flats. McCarthy and Stone...
Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...
Sir Vince Cable visits

Election race heats up as parties count down to polling day

THE local elections race is into its final week after parties clashed in Hythe when the national leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, visited to support his party’s campaign. Sir Vince, whose wife...
Retirement flats plan

Developer wins planning battle for block of 43 retirement flats

A DEVELOPER has won an appeal to build 43 retirement properties in Hythe. Churchill Retirement Living was initially refused permission for the new homes on the site of the former builders’ merchant, PC Building Supplies,...
Jackie White with bruise

Hit-and-run driver left disabled woman in ‘horrendous’ pain

A PEDESTRIAN has spoken of her shock after she was the victim of a hit-and-run in Hythe, which left her with severe bruising. Police are searching for the driver or a black or dark blue...

Sea Scouts hit funding target to save base from the waves

A DONATION from ExxonMobil has enabled Hythe Sea Scouts to hit their £80,000 fundraising target to build sea defences to stop their clubhouse being washed away. The group launched an appeal in 2016 after dramatic...
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