Drug dealer killed in ‘frenzied’ attack by brothers, trial told

TWO brothers set upon a drug dealer like a “pack of wolves” before stabbing him to death on a driveway, the opening of a murder trial was told. Sidney and Charlie Cooper launched a “frenzied”...

VIDEO: Fury as CCTV shows vandals destroying silent soldier memorial

 SHOCK and disgust has been vented towards teenage vandals who attacked a silent soldier memorial in Blackfield, decapitating it and cutting it in half. The aluminium silhouette, which was one of many erected across the...
Hythe Neighbourhood Plan

Voters back hyper-local planning policies in village referendum

VOTERS have backed a set of hyper-local planning policies in Hythe and Dibden – although less than a fifth actually turned out to cast their ballots. It means the 77-page document will now be formally...

Saints score victory in bid to secure future of training ground

THE season has only just started but Southampton Football Club has already won an important victory by securing permanent approval for part of its training ground in Marchwood. The Premier League outfit applied to New...

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,...
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...

Thieves smash open pub fruit machine to grab £1,000

A GAMBLING machine containing around £1,000 was stolen in a raid on a Hythe pub before being emptied and dumped by a New Forest road. Burglars broke into Fountain Court Hotel in Frost Lane by...
Totton Esso

No-go for Burger King drive-through at town centre garage

PLANS for a 24-hour fast-food drive-through at a town centre petrol station have been refused by New Forest District Council. Euro Garages Ltd, which owns the Esso garage in Ringwood Road, Totton, applied to extend...

Retirement flats developer claims smaller block ‘not deliverable’ in Hythe planning battle

A BIGGER block of retirement flats should be allowed in the centre of Hythe because a smaller version is “not deliverable”, a developer argued at a public inquiry which kicked off this week. Churchill Retirement...

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...
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