Chris Packham turns his campaigning sights on stopping HS2

WILDLIFE campaigner Chris Packham is preparing to fight the government in the courts to stop construction of the HS2 rail project. The TV presenter, who lives near Marchwood, has launched a legal action against the...

‘Pupils at risk’ as council prepares to axe school crossing patrol

MARCHWOOD Junior School pupils will be put at risk when a crossing patrol officer retires after the county council confirmed it would not fund a replacement, parents fear. Youngsters heading to and from class will...

Helicopter nose-dived into ground at military port, crash report reveals

A HELICOPTER had to be scrapped after it crashed while taking off at the Marchwood military port, an accident report has revealed. Almost immediately after leaving the ground to check its hovering capabilities, the Sikorsky...
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Dead fox dumped outside home of anti-hunt campaigner Chris Packham

A DEAD fox has been dumped outside the New Forest home of TV naturalist Chris Packham in apparent retaliation against his campaign to end hunting. Yesterday (Monday) the outspoken presenter tweeted a film of the...

Rest home told to improve over inspectors’ care concerns

A MARCHWOOD care home for older people and dementia sufferers fell below standards again at its latest inspection. Oaklands Rest Home was rated ‘requires improvement’ by national watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the...
Discovery yacht Group

Company boss quits over £1m compensation for leaky yacht

A YACHT company has been landed with a compensation bill of more than £1m after one of its new boats was found to have a catalogue of failings Discovery Yacht Group employs more than 100...
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...
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