Lymington knife arrest

Councillor defends backing policy that opened way for parking charges

A COUNCILLOR who spoke out against new parking charges on Lymington High Street has defended voting more than a year ago in favour of the policy that cleared the way for them to be...
Brockenhurst station

Weekend bus replacements for emergency work on derailment damage

BUS replacement services will link Winchester to Brockenhurst station on Saturday as emergency works close sections of the railway line this weekend. Passengers are advised to check before they travel as engineers continue to repair...

Appeal for more SpeedWatch volunteers as drivers flout limits

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to bolster a community speed crackdown returning to New Milton as figures show many drivers continue to flout the limits. Town councillors were astonished to hear that speed limit reminder (SLR)...
South Western Railway

South Western Railway boosts passenger compensation for strikes

IMPROVED compensation is being offered by South Western Railway to passengers whose travel was disrupted by the strikes in December last year. There were a combined 27 days of industrial action by the RMT union...

Parking firm suffers defeat in planning battle over enforcement camera

A CAR park enforcement camera which has led to dozens of drivers facing big penalty charges may have to be removed after district planners refused to give it permission. The pole-mounted automatic number plate recognition...

Councillors consider new parking charges to solve shortage of spaces

COUNCILLORS will consider charging motorists for long-term parking in Totton due to a shortage of spaces. The problem is particularly bad in the mornings, with many of the area’s free car parks full between 9am...
beryl bikes

Beryl bikes ready to roll into town later this year

THE rollout of pay-as-you-ride Beryl bikes into Christchurch is expected to take place later this year. BCP Council’s cabinet member for transport, Cllr Andy Hadley, said it would be subsidising the expansion as part of...

Long rush-hour delays as car destroyed in roadside blaze

A ROADSIDE car fire in Totton caused rush-hour traffic delays of up to 45 minutes for drivers this morning (Tuesday). Part of the A326 west Totton bypass, between Spicers Hill at Colbury and Netley Marsh,...

Weekend of rail misery ahead as work on damaged track continues

COMMUTERS face more of misery on the rail network over the weekend following the derailment of a freight train. Passengers have already endured two days of delays, diversions and route cancellations since the train came...
South Western Railway

Second day of misery for rail users as derailed train causes delays and cancellations

RAIL users in the region  face another day of disruption today (Wednesday) as a derailed freight train brings further delays, diversions and route cancellations. Engineers worked through the night to remove carriages from the track...
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