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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.

Dog put down after suspected case of Alabama rot in the New Forest

A DOG had to be put down after likely contracting the deadly Alabama rot disease while walking in the New Forest – sparking a warning to owners. The case involving a red fox Labrador occurred...

Man jailed for 18 years after holding fake gun to woman’s head and raping...

A MAN who held a fake gun to a woman’s head and raped her during a massage appointment in Christchurch has been jailed for 18 years. Neil Glover (47) attacked the victim – a woman...

Thousands have their say on controversial New Forest wheelie bins waste plan

NEARLY 3,800 residents and organisations responded to New Forest District Council’s controversial waste proposals which could see wheelie bins introduced. Cllr Alison Hoare, cabinet member for the environment, said the authority “pleased” at the response,...

Forest MP Swayne votes against ‘malicious’ third lockdown

THE third lockdown has been branded “malicious” by New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne who was among 16 voting against the new laws. Despite rising infection and death rates, Sir Desmond told the House...

‘Pull together and look out for your neighbours’ – plea from New Forest council...

THE leader of New Forest District Council has called on residents to “pull together” amid the third national lockdown – and also appealed for people “look out” for their neighbours. Cllr Barry Rickman made the...

Safety concerns see axe poised on 19 trees near Lymington housing site

A CONTENTIOUS plan to axe 19 trees close to a Lymington site earmarked for up to 100 homes has been recommended for approval. The final decision will be made by New Forest District Council’s planning...

Pony express – New Forest to feature in first stamp series of the new...

AN idyllic scene depicting the New Forest is set to feature as one of 10 special Royal Mail stamps celebrating the 70th anniversary of Britain’s national parks. It is the first of the Royal Mail’s...

Drive to protect narrow roads as ‘quiet lanes’ near Lymington site planned for 100...

A COMMUNITY group has applied for special status to protect the character of a series of narrow roads near a controversial development. Pennington and Lymington Lanes Society (Palls) wants Hampshire County Council to make the...

Appeal fails to extend Ringwood sex offender’s one-year prison sentence

THE one-year prison sentence given to a Ringwood sex offender will not be extended, it has been confirmed. A complaint had been made to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) that the term given to Jack...

The 120-year-old plan for a tunnel from the New Forest to the Isle of...

TRAVELLING across the Solent is reputed to be one of the most expensive per mile in the world. But 120 years ago there were plans to bypass ferries altogether by building a tunnel linking...
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