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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.

Ringwood Carnival cancelled for only second time in 100 years

RINGWOOD carnival has been cancelled for only the second time in its near 100-year history because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled for 19th September but on Monday morning Alix Gardner, press officer...
Aldi New Milton

Aldi to press ahead with plans for New Milton store after scheme near Tesco...

DISCOUNT retail giant Aldi has said it will not walk away from developing a store in New Milton after its bid to develop an out-of-town site was refused. Members of New Forest District Council’s planning...
Local MPs

Local MPs refuse to join calls to sack Dominic Cummings

LOCAL MPs have refused to call for the sacking of the Prime Minister’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, after he apparently broke the coronavirus lockdown by driving 260 miles from London to Durham. New Forest West...

The battle ahead to attract tourist numbers and save ailing New Forest businesses

NEW Forest firms battling for survival must win the “hearts and minds” of local people as they look to attract visitors back to the area when they reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, a tourism...

Fears for future of commoning in New Forest amid cash uncertainty

THE future of commoning in the New Forest is under threat amid uncertainty over payments, district chiefs have warned. Those still involved with the ancient practice of turning out cattle onto the Forest are supported...

Campaign to educate owners on responsible dog walking in the New Forest

A MAJOR campaign has been launched to encourage New Forest dog owners to walk their pets responsibly. The New Forest Dog Owners Group (NFDOG) is seeking to highlight good and safe practices following incidents of...

Ellingham Show organisers hope for third time lucky after two consecutive events cancelled

THE organisers of the popular Ellingham Show cancelled by the coronavirus have defiantly vowed: “We’ll be back in 2021.” It is the second year running the Ellingham and Ringwood Agricultural Society’s showcase event has been...
Brockenhurst post office

Opening date revealed for new village Post Office

BROCKENHURST’S Post Office will be open for businesses at its new home from 10th June, it has been confirmed. Karen and Richard Dance, the owners of its new base, the Welcome store, said they were...

Tips’ opening hours to be extended after long queues and reports staff spat at

OPENING hours at tips will be extended from tomorrow (Saturday) to combat problems including staff abuse caused by long queues. The household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) at Pennington and Marchwood will open until 6pm, extended...
Aldi New Milton

Aldi’s plans for New Milton supermarket set to be thrown out

A BID by discount retail giant Aldi to build a supermarket on the edge of New Milton is slated to be thrown out at a crunch meeting next week. The German grocery chain wants to...
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