Waterside train line

Parish council backs campaign to reopen Waterside railway line

A CAMPAIGN to bring back a passenger service on the Waterside train line has been backed by Marchwood Parish Council. The line closed to the public in the late 1960s but continued to serve Marchwood...

Man (73) forced to move house by stone-throwing harassment campaign

A PENSIONER was forced to move house after a stone-throwing harassment campaign against him, a court heard. Stephen Harwood (34), of Evergreen Close, Marchwood, was convicted of harassing a 73-year-old man for more than a...

Motorist who ‘ignored’ road signs before fatal collision is spared prison

A DELIVERY driver who killed a motorcyclist in a collision at Marchwood after ignoring a host of road signs was spared an immediate prison sentence by a judge. Brian Moles (53) got distracted while following...

Van driver admits causing crash that killed Harley-Davidson biker

A VAN driver will be sentenced later this month by a crown court judge over a fatal crash on the A326 at Marchwood. Brian Moles (53) appeared at Southampton Crown Court and pleaded guilty to...

Warning to neighbours as fire crews tackle large waste blaze

NEARBY residents and businesses are being urged to keep their doors and windows closed as around 30 firefighters battle a large blaze at a Marchwood waste disposal centre. The alarm was raised around 8.45am today,...

Saints score victory in bid to secure future of training ground

THE season has only just started but Southampton Football Club has already won an important victory by securing permanent approval for part of its training ground in Marchwood. The Premier League outfit applied to New...
Fawley power station plans

Parish council objects to power station homes over ‘traffic risk to pupils’

A PARISH council is objecting “in the strongest possible terms” to plans to develop Fawley power station amid rising fears of the impact on the roads of 1,500 new homes. Marchwood councillors voiced their opposition...

Armed raiders target New Forest pub in cash snatch

FOUR heavily armed raiders stormed a New Forest pub and stole cash from tills in one of three raids – sparking a warning to bar staff by police not to work alone at night. A...

School sexting victim Megan speaks out in new police campaign

A TEENAGER who was left humiliated after a nude photo of her was spread on social media is backing a campaign led by Hampshire Constabulary to raise awareness of “sexting”. Megan Hinton (19), from Marchwood,...

Elaine’s poetry helps Breast Cancer Haven’s national fundraising drive

POET Elaine Challis felt so compelled to help people with a breast cancer diagnosis that she put pen to paper to write a poem for a charity campaign. Elaine, from Marchwood, is helping to raise...
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