Fawley bungalow destroyed as fire spreads to outbuildings

A BUNGALOW was destroyed after being engulfed by flames which spread to five nearby outbuildings at Fawley. Multiple fire crews responded to the blaze which broke out at the property in Badminston Drove around 3.15pm...

Couple arrested after death of baby found ‘seriously unwell’ in Hythe flats

A  MONTH-OLD baby boy has died after being found “seriously unwell” at a flat in Hythe where a couple living there were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The boy, one of twins, died in...

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,...

Failing pre-school in Dibden Purlieu relaunched under new management

A Dibden Purlieu pre-school has officially opened its own nursery which replaces a former preschool on the site. The former Wildground Preschool, which was led by a voluntary management committee, closed last year after Ofsted visited...

Knifeman hunted by police for string of bookmaker robberies

A MAN brandished a knife at workers when he struck at a Holbury bookmakers in a string of terrifying raids across the county. Police hunting the suspect are linking the incident at Ladbrokes in Long...

Retirement flats developer claims smaller block ‘not deliverable’ in Hythe planning battle

A BIGGER block of retirement flats should be allowed in the centre of Hythe because a smaller version is “not deliverable”, a developer argued at a public inquiry which kicked off this week. Churchill Retirement...

Fawley oil refinery truck driver alleged bullying and cocaine use before death

A DUMPER truck driver hanged himself after allegedly being bullied by his boss over a pair of stolen boots and pressured into taking cocaine, it was claimed at an inquest. Tristan Wildman, who worked for...

Councillor expects hundreds after calling public meeting on Totton crime

HUNDREDS of people are expected to attend a public meeting about the crime situation in Totton. The event has been organised by Cllr Neville Penman who said he wanted to give residents the chance to...

Stalker chef jailed for 18 months for hunting ex-wife

A CHEF who left his estranged wife suicidal after “obsessively” stalking her has been jailed for 18 months. Darren Lambert-King (30) terrified ex-wife Emily Lambert with his weird behaviour, making fake online profiles to track...

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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