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Senior reporter Michelle Hyde has worked for the A&T since 1999, covering hard and soft news across the New Forest and Christchurch. She predominantly covers stories in Christchurch.

New Forest planners reject Burley man’s bid to rebuild ‘rotten’ cottage

THE owner of a damp and rotting New Forest cottage has lost his attempt to demolish and replace it with a new home in a bid to save almost £100k on repair costs. Alan Jupe’s...

Riverside ‘house of tomorrow’ finally wins the day with national park planners

A BID to extend and modernise a home by the Lymington River to create a “house for tomorrow” has been passed on its fifth attempt. Mr and Mrs Teal’s application for Sumaya in Undershore Road...

Stickler for the rules MP caught out over ‘disregard’ for planning rules

AN MP with a record of blocking popular legislation in the name of sticking to protocol has been accused of trying to get around the planning process in a bid to rebuild his New...

Christchurch Tories to fight their own party over council merger ‘sell-out’

FIVE Conservative members of Christchurch council have pledged to stand as Independents when the authority merges with Bournemouth and Poole to prevent the town being “dominated”' by its bigger neighbours. The borough council’s current leader,...

Dave Mitchell: longstanding Lymington fisherman whose family run a shellfish business

A LYMINGTON fisherman for half a century whose family run a shellfish business has died aged 77. Dave Mitchell was born in Yeovil in 1941 and moved to Coastguard Cottages in Lymington with his family...

Oak Lodge School in Dibden Purlieu grows with £940,000 Acorns investment

MORE places have been created to meet rising demand at a special school, thanks to a £940,000 investment from Hampshire County Council. The funding for new buildings and additional car park spaces at Oak Lodge...

Make a New Year resolution with New Forest volunteer fair at Lyndhurst

PEOPLE who want to help out local groups and organisations in the new year can find out how to get involved at a showcase event. The national park authority organised volunteer fair, from 10.30am to...

Unanswered questions as new coastal country park in Christchurch gets the green light

UNANSWERED questions and concerns about a proposed coastal country park in Christchurch did not stop councillors from carrying a majority vote to give the plan the green light. The borough council’s own bid for the...

New Forest’s Halo partnership celebrates first anniversary of environmental work

THE first anniversary of an innovative partnership aiming to boost the natural environment was marked with a conference attended by more than 70 delegates. The Green Halo Partnership brings together groups from across central southern...

New Forest in shock after pony found dead in suspected shotgun shooting

THE Forest community was left shocked and disgusted after a pony was found dead with suspected shotgun pellet wounds near Fordingbridge. A resident of Hale Purlieu reported hearing shotgun fire at 7pm on Tuesday, and...
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