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Senior reporter Jon Waller began working for the A&T in 2004 and has lived in the New Forest all his life. He covers local courts and healthcare, as well as Ringwood and Brockenhurst councils.
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Plan paving way for more than 10,000 new Forest homes is approved

MORE than 10,000 new homes can be built in the New Forest – including some greenbelt sites – after a major planning strategy was formally adopted to the anger of some protest groups. Government inspectors have...

Forest MPs send their best for Boris Johnson’s recovery after PM moved to intensive...

NEW Forest MPs Sir Desmond Swayne and Julian Lewis have sent their best wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson after it was announced he was in intensive care with coronavirus. The PM was first admitted...

Hospital fundraiser in honour of ‘fantastic father’ Andrew

THE family of a Ringwood man who died while battling gallstone pancreatitis have launched a fundraising drive to buy vital hospital equipment. Sophie Lockyer wants to help the wards and medics who tried to save...

Tributes to ‘wonderful and honourable’ Cllr Colin Bungey

TRIBUTES have been paid to long-serving councillor and former mayor of Christchurch Colin Bungey who has died. Cllr Bungey served on Christchurch Borough Council as an independent for 36 years and was made an honorary...

Some carry on camping at New Forest site despite lockdown

SOME people are still living on a New Forest campsite despite the company that runs it having claimed it was closed due to the coronavirus. Camping in the New Forest has insisted it is not...
Phone box

Plan to cut phone boxes partly put on hold by council chief

CIVIC chiefs are refusing to call time on 10 of the district’s public phone boxes, arguing they are needed to serve local communities. Deputy leader of New Forest District Council, Edward Heron, has officially objected...

Coronavirus: Hotels on standby if NHS needs extra beds

NEW Forest hotels are on standby to help with patients during the coronavirus crisis. The manager of the Balmer Lawn Hotel at Brockenhurst, Michael Clitheroe, confirmed to the A&T they had received an approach some...
New Milton Asian hornet

Beekeepers prepare to resist invasion of the Asian hornets

BEEKEPERS will be on the lookout for the Asian hornet as part of a special effort to keep the invaders away from their hives. Small bait stations will be handed out by the New Forest...
Peter Bennett

Jailed sex offender branded ‘danger to children’ dies aged 80

A PROLIFIC sex offender from Somerford has died four months after being put behind bars. Peter Bennett, who was 80, had been in Winchester Prison when he fell ill and later died at the city’s...

Man jailed for threatening to burn down woman’s house

THREATENING to burn down a woman’s house landed a Bransgore man with an 18-week jail term. Wayne James (37), of Burnt House Lane, had denied stalking the female victim over four days last October. However, Southampton...
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