Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...

Fly-tip ‘blight’ takes three days and £4,000 to clear up

A MAJOR operation to clear a large fly-tip in Calshot, which included a haul of white goods, cost £4,000 in taxpayers’ money. The dump on land to the rear of Tristan Close has only recently...
Fawley power station plans

£1bn power station redevelopment takes major step forward

AFTER nearly six months’ delay, a major step has been taken to redevelop Fawley power station as plans were finally handed in for a futuristic “smart town” bristling with technology and home to at...

Developer blames giant bush for ‘uncomfortable’ building blunder

A DEVELOPER which built a terrace of houses too close to neighbours has been allowed to keep them standing. The trio of properties were part of a seven-unit scheme in Fawley constructed by Elite Homes...
Eurovision Moldova

Totton calling! Town boasts links to Moldova’s Eurovision entry

THE song which will be Moldova’s 2019 Eurovision entry has been penned by a former resident of Totton. Composer Georgios Kalpakidis began his song writing career while living in the town years ago, and even...
Fawley oil refinery

Letters: Fawley oil refinery expansion so short-sighted

SIR - It was with dismay and disbelief that I read in the A&T last week of Exxon Mobil’s plans to expand diesel production by 45% at its Fawley plant. The new plant project is...

Man jailed for mistaken CS gas ‘retribution’ attack

HIGH on cocaine and alcohol, a man sprayed CS gas into the home of a sick pensioner wrongly believing that people who robbed him at knifepoint were in there. Christopher Lambert (27) went to the...
NFDC local Plan

Council tax fraudster forced to pay back almost double

A MAN who defrauded New Forest District Council out of thousands of pounds in a tax reduction scam has been forced to pay out almost double the amount. The outcome of the case against David...
Sir Vince Cable visits

Election race heats up as parties count down to polling day

THE local elections race is into its final week after parties clashed in Hythe when the national leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, visited to support his party’s campaign. Sir Vince, whose wife...
ExxonMobil oil refinery

Oil refinery plan for new diesel plant to create 1,000 construction jobs

UP to 1,000 construction jobs could be created after top executives at petrochemical giant ExxonMobil gave the green light to an £800m investment in Fawley oil refinery. The huge project is to expand ultra-low sulphur...
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