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...

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...
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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...

Last of stolen goats found – on Trotts Lane

TWO goats have been reunited with their owner 10 days after being stolen from a farm – and were found trotting along an aptly named road in Marchwood. Lulu and Dolly were among nine goats...

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 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...

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...

‘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...

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...
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