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...

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...

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,...
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...

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...
Chris Packham

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...

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...

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...

‘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...
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