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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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