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...

Council ‘crestfallen’ after vandals attacked First World War memorial figure

VANDALISM to one of the tributes put up in memory of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War have left members of Marchwood Parish Council “crestfallen”. The silent soldier and silent...

The Bold Forester: brave £1m investment transforms Marchwood pub

THEY say first impressions count, and what a first impression the Bold Forester makes – particularly if you knew the pub of old, writes Chris Chester. Reopened only a few weeks ago, owners Debbie and Dwayne...

Marchwood Junior School shut as norovirus bug strikes pupils and staff

AN OUTBREAK of norovirus caused Marchwood Junior School to close on Monday for specialist deep cleaning to take place. More than 45 children and staff became unwell on Friday with the bug, which causes extreme...

Saints FC seek to keep Marchwood training ground on land once marked for affordable...

SOUTHAMPTON Football Club has launched a bid to retain training facilities on land in Marchwood that council planners had hoped could one day provide 70 affordable homes for local people. The Premier League outfit has...
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