Refuse lorry accident brings down power lines, cutting off homes

MORE than 50 properties were left without power after a refuse lorry ploughed into an overhead electricity line in Totton, snapping a pole and bringing cables down onto the road. The incident took place in...
Eling Park

Injured mum stranded in park after yobs steal her crutches

A WOMAN with a broken ankle was left stranded in a park with her children after yobs ran off with her crutches. Emma Westmacott (34), a senior healthcare support worker, had her mobility aids stolen...
Totton A35 crossing

Town crossing pushed for safety work after series of accidents

A PEDESTRIAN crossing which has been the scene of several accidents will be considered for improvements, Hampshire County Council has confirmed. The area under scrutiny, on the A35 Totton bypass and near the busy Rushington...
FareShare Southern Central

Charity gives 17,000 kids food as families face holiday ‘strain’

ABOUT 17,000 children have been fed this summer by a food charity based in Totton, it estimated, as some parents struggled to put meals on the table during the school holiday. FareShare Southern Central, which...

Police arrest five people after two hurt in town ‘street brawl’

FIVE people were arrested by police who responded to reports of a street brawl in Totton that left two people injured. Officers in a fleet of patrol cars rushed to an address in Salisbury Road...

‘I spent it all on holidays, cocaine and prostitutes,’ claims post office fraudster

A FORMER postmaster convicted of a fraud at his branch was ordered to repay £436,000 of his ill-gotten gains after a judge rejected his boasts he had squandered the money on a jet-setting lifestyle,...

‘I hope you die,’ rapper told partner in stream of 100 abusive texts

A RAPPER who sent his partner abusive messages and threatened to burn down their home because she was not “paying him sufficient attention” has been spared a jail sentence. James Vyse, of Rumbridge Street, Totton,...
A31 M27 closures

Operation Resilience roadworks to close busy junction for nine nights

A MAJOR junction near Totton will undergo a series of overnight road closures for maintenance roadworks next week. The resurfacing and bridge maintenance project by Hampshire County Council will affect the A35 from the Spicers...

Three officers hurt in struggle to arrest suspected knifeman

THREE police officers were injured as they tried to arrest a man in Totton suspected of carrying a knife. Marked cars arrived in Hounsdown Avenue in response to a resident’s report of violence and someone holding...
Totton Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts are left to count the cost of vandals and thieves

TWO Sea Scouts groups are counting the cost of crime after vandals and thieves targeted their equipment. Around 15 youths were captured on CCTV at Testwood Lakes in Totton on Wednesday 31st July, damaging a...
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