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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.

Town council looks to spice up Ringwood market to halt declining trade

RINGWOOD’S struggling weekly Wednesday market could get a revamp next spring, the mayor has revealed. Cllr Tony Ring told the latest town council meeting he had accompanied Cllr Tim Ward to meetings with Edward Morant,...

Wet winter weather prompts Alabama Rot alert to New Forest dog owners

DOG owners have been warned to be on the look-out for symptoms of a deadly disease that has claimed the lives of a number of dogs in the New Forest. The Kennel Club, the largest...

Lymington singer Carly Varley hits the right notes to win Dorset Venus Award

A LYMINGTON singer is celebrating winning a coveted accolade and making the finals of a national contest that carries the top prize of a recording contract. Solo acoustic guitar act Carley Varley triumphed in the...

Councillors raise concern over rats ‘immune to poison’ running round Ringwood

PEST controllers are struggling to deal with huge increases in rat numbers in Ringwood, with a councillor claiming the vermin have become immune to poison. Marianne Giles, who runs the 4Zero café in the town,...

Police forces unite to clamp down on Christmas drink-driving

THERE could be fatal consequences if drivers get behind the wheel after consuming drink or drugs this festive season, police warned at the start of their annual festive crackdown. The Hampshire and Dorset forces have...

Sway villagers furious as First World War armistice memorials decapitated

VANDALS tore off the heads of Royal British Legion silhouettes of a soldier and nurse at Sway in an act that has outraged villagers. The figures, installed at Jubilee Field to mark the centenary of...

Citizens Advice unveils new base at Ringwood library for ‘highly valued’ help

A VITAL advice service has unveiled its new Ringwood base after teaming up with the town’s library. Citizens Advice moved into the Christchurch Road facility after it was handed a £17,000 grant from the county...

Ex-Arnewood School secretary appeals against conviction for slapping pupil

A FORMER school secretary is challenging her conviction for assaulting a pupil. Jane Farmer (56), of Book Avenue, New Milton, was convicted of one count of assault by beating and sentenced to do 100 hours...

Christchurch barrister jailed in the US for $14m tax fraud

A BARRISTER has been ordered to serve 20 months in a US prison after he was found guilty of fraudulently trying to hide $14m in overseas accounts. Michael Little, a member of Kings Bench Chambers...

Internet troll ‘sadist’ jailed for online posts that desecrated memory of Olivia Burt

A “SICK sadist” who “desecrated” the memory of a Milford student crushed to death in a nightclub queue by posting abuse about her online has been jailed for 14 months. Internet troll Paul Hind defaced...
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