Totton Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion building facing demolition over revamp costs

A HALL used by the Royal British Legion for more than 80 years is set to be demolished after estimates revealed it would cost thousands of pounds to bring it up to modern standards. The...
Totton Esso

No-go for Burger King drive-through at town centre garage

PLANS for a 24-hour fast-food drive-through at a town centre petrol station have been refused by New Forest District Council. Euro Garages Ltd, which owns the Esso garage in Ringwood Road, Totton, applied to extend...

‘He would put everyone first’ – mum’s tribute after sudden death of son

THE heartbroken mother of a Holbury man who died suddenly at home has paid tribute to her happy and caring son. Aaron Wells (21) had returned home from university in Essex one day earlier, on...
Totton safe place

Town’s ‘safe place’ network offers residents refuge from yobs

BUSINESSES have come together in Totton to create a network of refuges for anyone who feels threatened on the streets. The Totton Safe Place initiative was the idea of Sharon Eyre, who runs Gentlemen’s League...

Thieves smash open pub fruit machine to grab £1,000

A GAMBLING machine containing around £1,000 was stolen in a raid on a Hythe pub before being emptied and dumped by a New Forest road. Burglars broke into Fountain Court Hotel in Frost Lane by...

Police raid seizes £100,000 haul of home-grown cannabis

A SUSPECT leapt from a first floor window in a failed bid to evade police who raided a large cannabis ‘factory’ at a house in Roewood Road, Holbury, and seized around £100,000 of 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...

Long rush-hour delays as car destroyed in roadside blaze

A ROADSIDE car fire in Totton caused rush-hour traffic delays of up to 45 minutes for drivers this morning (Tuesday). Part of the A326 west Totton bypass, between Spicers Hill at Colbury and Netley Marsh,...

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...

Expansion to take centre stage for theatre group Hanger Farm

AN INCLUSIVE theatre group which aims to improve lives through performing arts is set to expand thanks to funding of £20,000. Hanger Farm Community Theatre is part of the Minstead Trust, which was set up...
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