Family pays tribute to ‘happy-go-lucky’ mum killed in crash

A DEVASTATED family has paid tribute to a “happy-go-lucky” mum-of-three from Totton who was killed in a crash in Southampton. Kim Bainbridge (51), of Buckthorn Close, was the passenger in a BMW 3 series when...
Loperwood Lane homes

Town council backs farmland redevelopment despite flooding concerns

TOWN councillors have backed controversial plans for 80 new homes in Totton despite raising concerns over flooding and access. The development of the 4.4-hectare Loperwood Lane site in Calmore, which is currently used for agricultural...

Infant school praised by inspectors over its improvements

A SCHOOL has been praised by inspectors for making major improvements since their last visit. The Ofsted team rated Lydlynch Infant School in Totton ‘good’ overall, and particularly highlighted its well-planned lessons, higher attendance figures...

Driver arrested after BMW crash which killed woman passenger

POLICE arrested a Totton driver after his passenger was killed in a car crash in Southampton at the weekend. The victim, a 51-year-old woman also from Totton, died at the scene of the incident which...
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...
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