Hythe police station

Parish councillors oppose new retirement homes at ex-police station

LOCAL councillors are opposing a new application by a developer to build retirement flats on the site of the former police station in Hythe. Previous proposals by McCarthy and Stone for 35 apartments on the...

Five teens arrested after couple flee attempted baseball bat robbery

FIVE teenagers were arrested after baseball bat-wielding would-be robbers targeted a man and a woman in Upper Mullins Lane, Hythe. The victims were approached by five males who demanded they hand over personal belongings after...
McCarthy and Stone

Retirement developer back with fresh plan for old police station

A DEVELOPER whose plans to build retirement apartments at a former police station were rejected by a government inspector has submitted a fresh scheme. As reported in the A&T, the first proposals by McCarthy and...

Suspected drug dealer arrested by police in dawn raid

A SUSPECTED drugs dealer was arrested after police carried out a raid on a Hythe home in the early hours of the morning. Officers swooped on the address in Knightstone Grange around 5.45am last Friday...

‘What are the chances?’ Care home resident discovers staff’s family link

A CARE home resident who was researching her family tree discovered she was related to two of the staff. Keen genealogist Janet Pack, who has lived at West Cliff Hall in Hythe for the last...

Bookings ‘guaranteed’ when leisure centres management goes private

REASSURANCES have been offered to a dance school owner who fears for the future of her business when the management of New Forest District Council leisure centres are taken over by a private company. The...
Coppice Gate

Safety campaigners: ‘It’s a matter of time before someone is hurt’

RESIDENTS and councillors calling for action on a “dangerous” junction have warned it is only a matter of time before someone is hurt. People living at Coppice Gate, a retirement development in Beaulieu Road, Dibden...

Spitfire inspiration behind name for new village centre homes

THE founder of the company which created the Spitfire will be honoured through the naming of a new block of retirement flats in Hythe. Hubert Lodge in South Street has been named after Hubert Scott-Paine...

Shop thief snatches purse with obituaries of victim’s children

AN elderly mother lost the obituaries for two of her children when her purse was stolen in a Dibden supermarket. The 81-year-old victim was targeted as she shopped in Tesco in Sizer Way sometime between...

Pensioner jailed for eight years for abusing two girls

A PENSIONER who abused two young girls has been jailed for eight years. Paedophile Gordon Renaut was blasted at Southampton Crown Court for committing what Judge Nicholas Rowland described as a “gross breach of trust”. One of...
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