Up to 40 jobs set to go at luxury yacht builder Fairline

UP to 40 jobs at Hythe luxury yacht builder Fairline are facing the axe, it has been revealed. Staff were told the news on Monday and have already held meetings with bosses as part of...
The crown court in Southampton

Pensioner jailed for historic child sex abuse will ‘likely die in prison’

A PENSIONER who sexually abused two young girls is likely to die in jail after he was imprisoned for 18 years. There were gasps and tears from the packed public gallery inside Southampton Crown Court...
Vivid Homes

Residents fear homes approval will trap them with flooding problem

RESIDENTS who say their land is being flooded after unauthorised changes to a nearby housing development fear the scheme may be about to get the green light and leave them stuck with the problem. The...

Red Funnel ferry crew praised for rescuing sailor in distress

THE crew of a Red Funnel vehicle ferry have been praised after helping to rescue a man whose boat capsized off Hythe. Just five minutes after departing from Southampton for the 6am service to East...
Hythe Neighbourhood Plan

Voters set to go to the polls in October in hyper-local referendum

VOTERS in Hythe and Dibden could go to the polls as early as October in a referendum to decide whether to accept a hyper-local set of development policies for their parish. After four years of...
Hythe police station

Developer loses challenge for retirement flats on police station

PLANS to knock down the former Hythe police station to make way for a block of retirement flats likened to a “prison” have been rejected by a government inspector who said they would spoil...
The crown court in Southampton

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...
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