‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...
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