Lets get to work! Ribbon-cutting officially opens Fawley Men’s Shed

  A BASE to help men find companionship and share skills has been officially opened. A group of locals set up the Fawley Men’s Shed in May and took over a derelict building owned by the...

CQC inspectors tell Agincare care provider to improve performance

A CARE service that operates across the Waterside has been rated below standard by the national watchdog for the second time in 18 months. Agincare Southampton was again told it ‘requires improvement’ after Care Quality...

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...

New Forest traders face £100 city congestion charge in plans to tackle pollution hotspot

PLANS to cut pollution on the edge of the New Forest which could levy a £100 daily congestion charge on commercial vehicles entering Southampton will be revealed next month. The two neighbouring councils have been...

‘Exciting opportunity’ as Hanger Farm arts centre taken over by Minstead Trust

THE chief executive of a charity which has officially taken over the running of an arts centre has called the move “an exciting opportunity”. As reported in the A&T, users of the Hanger Farm complex...

Lidl faces local opposition in bid for late-night alcohol licence in Hythe

COUNCILLORS have queued up to oppose supermarket giant Lidl’s bid to sell “cheap alcohol” late at night at its new store under construction in Hythe. The company wants a drinks licence to match its planned...

Pupils urged not to walk home alone after series of ‘worrying’ incidents

SCHOOLCHILDREN are being urged not to walk home alone after a series of “worrying” incidents in which pupils were approached by men. Hounsdown School assistant headteacher Belinda Langley-Bliss has sent out a safety alert letter...

‘Perfectionist’ vet took her own life with animal drug, inquest told

A NEW FOREST vet described as a “perfectionist” committed suicide with animal anaesthetic because she feared she was not good enough at her job. Rita Mesquita (35) administered a massive dose of a sedative drug that she...

Members race to avert closure of Testwood Club after 70 years in Totton

MEMBERS of a popular Totton social club set up 70 years ago have banded together in an attempt to save it after shock news that it is to close this weekend. A post on the...

Hythe pier heritage group reaches ‘key milestone’ with new status

THE campaign to preserve the 137-year-old Hythe pier has passed a “key milestone” by having its charitable aims recognised by the taxman. The Hythe Pier Heritage Association (HPHA) has successfully applied to HMRC to become...
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