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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.

Axe to fall on trees near proposed housing site as councillors ‘reluctantly’ vote for...

THE axe will fall on 19 trees near a contentious Lymington site earmarked for development, after councillors reluctantly opted to fell them. Despite seven of the trees at Lower Pennington Lane being healthy, members of...

Lymington hospital to open another Covid ward as director warns of bigger threat from...

A SECOND ward will be opened up at Lymington hospital to treat the rising number of coronavirus patients, its clinical director has told the A&T, as she shares concerns how it would cope with...

Firm chosen to run New Forest leisure centres set to be revealed

THE firm picked to run New Forest’s health and leisure centres will be revealed next week. New Forest District Council has chosen the private company which will take over the running of its five health...

Intruder attacked man who was watching cage fighting on TV

A NEW Milton man was watching televised cage fight when a stranger bundled his way into his home and headbutted him, a court heard. Connor Chipcase was rushed to hospital after the attack by Jordan...

Nursery’s move from site planned for new homes attacked by neighbours as ‘slippery slope’...

PLANS by a plant nursery to relocate from land in Pennington earmarked for up to 100 homes have been attacked as a “slippery slope” towards further development. Adam Gore and Rebecca Savin want to move...
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Aldi given green light for New Milton store as councillors go against planners’ recommendation

DISCOUNT retailer Aldi is set to come to New Milton after district councillors went against planning officers’ recommendation to refuse it. Members of New Forest District Council’s planning committee approved Aldi’s plan for a store...

Council steps up ‘stay at home’ warning with postcard drop as area sees Covid...

A POSTCARD warning people to stay at home amid rapidly rising Covid-19 cases is being sent to every household in Christchurch. With infection rates doubling every five days in the BCP Council area, the authority...

Former New Milton surgery boss joins plea for public to follow rules as Hampshire...

A SENIOR doctor who formerly headed New Milton’s Arnewood Practice has joined Hampshire health leaders pleading for residents to follow lockdown rules as the next few weeks “will be the most difficult we have ever...

Twelve New Forest council seats recommended for axe as plan to redraw wards nears...

TWELVE district council seats have been recommended for the axe as the redrawing of the New Forest’s political map enters its final stages. The proposal to cut New Forest District Council to 48 members across...

Review into salt treatment on roads after spate of animal deaths is rejected

CIVIC chiefs have rejected a call to review treating icy roads with salt after a councillor suggested it could have contributed to recent animal crash deaths. Cllr David Harrison said Hampshire County Council chiefs should...
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