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...

Work starts at Tatchbury Mount on new mental health unit for young people

WORK to create a new specialist mental health unit for children and adolescents has got under way near Totton. The new state-of-the-art facility at Tatchbury Mount in Calmore will be a low secure hospital with...

NHS awards ceremony makes stars of retiring nurses Christine and Carol

TWO retiring New Forest nurses have received lifetime achievement awards in Southern Heath NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Star Awards. They were former Fordinbridge mayoress Christine Lewendon, a staff nurse at Fordingbridge Hospital; and Dr Carol...

Totton charity shop boss ‘sick’ to discover Christmas burglary

THE manager of a charity shop said she was left “sick to the pit of my stomach” after returning to work over Christmas to discover it had been burgled. Nicki Desty got the nasty surprise...

Oak Lodge School in Dibden Purlieu grows with £940,000 Acorns investment

MORE places have been created to meet rising demand at a special school, thanks to a £940,000 investment from Hampshire County Council. The funding for new buildings and additional car park spaces at Oak Lodge...

Totton Sailability group offers the chance for fun on the water

PEOPLE with disabilities are being encouraged to join a free local group which offers sailing trips and lessons on the water. Testwood Lakes Sailability is based within the building of the 4th New Forest North...

Indian takeaway in Totton hit by zero food hygiene rating

A TAKEAWAY has been given a zero food hygiene rating by New Forest District Council after an inspection discovered poor standards of cleanliness. Nicoles Indian in Salisbury Road, Totton, was visited at the end of...

Men’s Shed group celebrate securing site in Totton to build log cabin base

A GROUP aiming to combat loneliness among local residents in Totton has secured a site in the town centre to build a new base. Members of the Men’s Shed group are now fundraising to install...

Police make arrest after knife-wielding robber snatches cash from Co-op store in Totton

POLICE arrested a 27-year-old man after cash was stolen from a convenience shop during an armed robbery. The incident at the Co-op in Rumbridge Street, Totton, took place around 8.45pm on Sunday. A man is said...

Residents digging deep to fight Hythe quarry plan for ‘noisy’ new machinery

RESIDENTS living near a sand and gravel quarry in Hythe have hit out at an application to allow extra machinery onsite to sort through materials. TJ Transport Ltd, which operates Forest Lodge Home Farm in...
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