M27 closure

Motorists warned of M27 closure for 1,000-tonne bridge replacement

MOTORISTS using the M27 face another weekend closure for a new bridge deck weighing over 1,000 tonnes to be lifted into place in a spectacular operation near Romsey. Major diversions will be in place between...
Loperwood Lane homes

Housing association seeks to clear final hurdle with 80-home farmland plan

  A HOUSING association is seeking to clear the final planning hurdle to build 80 new homes on fields on the edge of Totton. Half of the properties will be designated as affordable, said the application...
Totton Natwest

Town’s shuttered bank faces demolition under new proposals for flats

A BANK which closed two years ago because of a leaky roof could be demolished and replaced with nine flats. As reported in the A&T, Natwest in Commercial Road shut for business in August 2017...

Ten years’ jail for ‘dangerous’ thug who bottled friend and carjacked driver

A “DANGEROUS” thug who repeatedly bottled a friend and then carjacked a motorist as he fled the scene has been jailed for 10 years. Bradie Shkensberg was sent down at Southampton Crown Court by Judge...

Scheme for 100 new homes on farmland unveiled by housebuilder

PLANS have been unveiled for up to 100 new homes to be built on farmland on the edge of Totton. Developer Taylor Wimpey has not submitted a formal planning application to New Forest District Council,...

‘It’s all I wanted. I just wanted to be a mum’

TUCKED away somewhere, Michelle Meech has a picture of herself and husband Dave holding a photo of a tiny embryo. At the time, it represented to them a “perfect little baby”, but several years on...
FairShare Southern Central

Food share charity celebrates five years of fighting hunger and waste

A CHARITY which distributes surplus food to people in need has celebrated its fifth anniversary. FareShare Southern Central, which has a base at Calmore industrial estate, is part of the UK’s largest charity to fight...
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...

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...
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