Instagram boss and rap star top off Tom’s pizza oven investment success

POSTING a crowd funding appeal to take his world class stone oven business to the next level, Tom Gozney set a 30-day limit to achieve £500,000. Just over an hour later, that target had...
Horse poisoning

Rider shocked by suspected poisoning of stallion at Horse of the Year qualifier

A HORSE lover has spoken of her shock and devastation after discovering her stallion was deliberately poisoned prior to entering a show ring. Karen Mustey, who together with partner Graham runs Burley Wagon Rides, had...

Coffee shop ruling makes a mug of council’s cafe ban

CHRISTCHURCH is to get its 15th coffee shop after a planning inspector ruled that  councillors were wrong to turn down an application on the grounds the town was overrun with them. The town hit the...
Lymington bollard

Council guilty of safety failings after girl badly injured by faulty bollard

HAMPSHIRE County Council has been found guilty of flouting health and safety laws over an incident in which a six-year old girl was badly injured by a defective iron bollard in Lymington. It emerged during...

Former failing school celebrates turnaround in latest Ofsted inspection

A FORDINGBRIDGE school is celebrating after being rated ‘outstanding’ in three categories of an Ofsted inspection report just two years after being told it needed to get better. The Burgate School and Sixth Form was...
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...

Forest film festival duo signed by American distributor

A CRIME thriller made by a husband-and-wife team and screened at the New Forest Film Festival has been snapped up by an American distributor. Do Something, Jake was scripted by Caroline Spence and directed by...
Steamer point homes

Four-storey designs unveiled for clifftop apartments scheme

DEVELOPERS revealed their plans to build houses and flats on a clifftop site in Christchurch at a public exhibition. Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd have bought the former Coastguard training centre at Steamer Point with the main...
New Forest orchids

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council ‘vandalism’

A RETIRED landscape gardener is furious after finding that Hampshire County Council's road maintenance teams have once again hacked down a patch of wild orchids on a New Forest verge. The plants - common spotted...
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