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Antonella Lazzeri

Antonella Lazzeri
Senior reporter Antonella Lazzeri has returned to her local roots after decades of reporting around the world. A mum of one, she covers news, features and anything that readers think people should know.

Man who threatened trader handed pre-sentence restraining order and curfew

A MAN who threatened the owner of a New Milton tanning salon has been given a restraining order and night-time curfew until he appears before Southampton magistrates for sentencing next week. David Channell (52), of...
Gino Rowson

‘Loved’ man (22) who bought drugs on dark web died from overdose

A YOUNG man born at a New Age traveller camp started smoking when he was just nine, used cannabis at 10 and was hooked on heroin and cocaine in his teens, an inquest heard. Gino...

Steer clear of prickly porkers making pigs of themselves during pannage

PEOPLE are being urged not to approach piglets in the New Forest during pannage season over fears they might be attacked by a protective sow. Over the summer there have been several incidents involving ponies...

Parents’ marathon effort to help school fill nearly £80,000 shortfall

A HEADTEACHER whose budget has been cut by nearly £80,000 has praised “truly amazing” parents for coming to the aid of pupils by fundraising and volunteering. Rachel Goplen, who leads Sway Primary School, hailed their...

Ban this man from our town, demands ‘scared stiff’ harassment victim

A NEW MILTON businesswoman is demanding a man she claims has kept up a daily campaign of harassment is banned from the town after he was found guilty of throwing a pair of scissors...

Childhood memories of Figgures toy shop inspire Jane to open store

CHILDHOOD memories of standing in her family’s toy shop full of excitement at all the wondrous things on display has led Jane Scott to open her own store. She is part of the Figgures dynasty...

Dog caught on discarded fish hook left ‘howling in agony’

A LABRADOR was left “howling in agony” after a three-inch barbed fish hook left on a Barton beach became embedded in his paw. It is the fourth pet in just two months to have been...
New Milton

Man charged after New Milton town centre ‘rampage’

A MAN from New Milton has been charged with causing criminal damage after allegedly going on a smashing spree in the town. David Bryan Emblen (37), of Antler Drive, has been bailed to appear at...
Solent Grange

Green light for caravan park expansion would ‘destroy’ wildlife, say villagers

ANGRY villagers say a decision to allow a controversial mobile home company to expand by building more lodges will “destroy” the area’s beauty and wildlife. New Forest District Council has granted a certificate of lawful...
Naked Jam

Naked Jam dressed to impress with top award for no-butter curd

A SWAY jam maker has won a top award for a new product that she decided to make after meeting a little girl who was allergic to butter. Jennifer Williams, of Naked Jam, was demonstrating...
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