Van driver admits causing crash that killed Harley-Davidson biker

A VAN driver will be sentenced later this month by a crown court judge over a fatal crash on the A326 at Marchwood. Brian Moles (53) appeared at Southampton Crown Court and pleaded guilty to...
Waterside railway line

Call for railway line reopening runs up against cost objections

PLOUGHING millions into reopening the Waterside railway line to passengers would not be an “effective” use of resources, a district councillor has claimed. Conservative Cllr Alan Alvey lobbied instead for the cash to be splashed...
Fawley oil refinery

Letters: Fawley oil refinery expansion so short-sighted

SIR - It was with dismay and disbelief that I read in the A&T last week of Exxon Mobil’s plans to expand diesel production by 45% at its Fawley plant. The new plant project is...

Drugs and alcohol killed man who drank up to 24 cans of cider a...

A MAN who drank up to 24 cans of cider a day died from acute alcohol intoxication, an inquest heard. Karl Chambers (46) was found unconscious in bed by his partner Eileen Kiley at their...

Environmental concerns delay decision for 1,500 power station homes

A DECISION on approving the first stage of proposals for about 1,500 homes at Fawley power station has been delayed amid a string of environmental concerns from planners. A verdict on the outline application, which...
Chris Packham

Dead fox dumped outside home of anti-hunt campaigner Chris Packham

A DEAD fox has been dumped outside the New Forest home of TV naturalist Chris Packham in apparent retaliation against his campaign to end hunting. Yesterday (Monday) the outspoken presenter tweeted a film of the...

School sexting victim Megan speaks out in new police campaign

A TEENAGER who was left humiliated after a nude photo of her was spread on social media is backing a campaign led by Hampshire Constabulary to raise awareness of “sexting”. Megan Hinton (19), from Marchwood,...
Bluebird Care

CCTV: Thieves strip roof lead from care company’s offices

POLICE are investigating after lead was stolen from the roof of an office in Totton at the weekend. Two thieves targeted Bluebird Care in Salisbury Road during the night on Sunday at around 12.30am hours. The...
Fawley power station demolition

VIDEO: Going out with a bang – Fawley power station demolition begins

EXPLOSIVES blew up part of the former Fawley power station this morning (Thursday) in the first major demolition paving the way for a planned 1,500 homes. Contractors brought down with a bang the roof of...

Fawley oil refinery truck driver alleged bullying and cocaine use before death

A DUMPER truck driver hanged himself after allegedly being bullied by his boss over a pair of stolen boots and pressured into taking cocaine, it was claimed at an inquest. Tristan Wildman, who worked for...
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