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Dog Watch

Police scheme asks dog walkers for leads to combat crime

A DOG WATCH scheme encouraging owners to report suspicious activity has been launched by Hampshire police. It is starting in the New Forest, with a view to rolling it out across the county during 2020. The...
A row of wheelie bins

Council asks residents’ views for new waste collection system

RESIDENTS’ views are being sought on how New Forest District Council collects household waste and recycling. Researchers working on behalf of the authority will be knocking on doors from now until 14th February to invite...
Barton cliffs

Landslip sparks warning to keep away from eroding cliffs

WALKERS are being urged to stay away from the edge at Barton cliffs after wet weather sparked fears of further landslips. The latest was near the eastern boundary of the Hoburne Naish holiday park at...
BCP Council

New council aims to eliminate hunger in plans for 2020

MEMBERS of the ruling cabinet at BCP Council gathered at Highcliffe Castle to set out their aims for the new unitary authority’s first full year of operation, including eliminating hunger among residents. It came into...

Repeat shoplifter jailed after raid on town’s Tesco Express

A WOMAN who shoplifted from the Tesco Express store in New Milton has been jailed for five months. Lena Leanne Brown (30), of Andrews Lane, Ashley, admitted taking goods worth £53 from the Old Milton...
New Forest Basics Bank

Rising food bank demand blamed on jobs market and Universal Credit

MORE than 400 extra parcels of provisions were handed out by New Forest Basics Bank in the run-up to Christmas. Volunteers at the Lymington-based charity were busier than ever during 2019 with a rise in...
Priestlands School

School’s new study centre named in honour of former head

THE new school study centre at Lymington’s Priestlands School has been named in honour of former headteacher Chris Willsher. Town mayor Cllr Anne Corbridge and other councillors joined Chris for the opening ceremony of the...

Village’s new Men’s Shed project preparing to get to work

THE first official meeting of the newly-formed Lyndhurst Men’s Shed is being held next week. It follows on from a successful event in December organised by Pete Trodd, the organiser of a similar project at...
New Forest point to point

PICTURES: Boxing Day point-to-point wet and wild in the rain

TORRENTIAL rain failed to dampen the spirits of competitors in the annual New Forest point-to-point races on Boxing Day. Riders splashed their way to the finish line at Godshill, enduring some of the worst conditions...

Man detained after appearing in court on wounding with intent charge

A MAN has appeared in court accused of a serious assault in Lymington. Martin Williamson (45), of Lymington Road, Brockenhurst, has been charged with wounding with intent. An investigation was launched after a 30-year-old man from...
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