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Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

28 September 2020
Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

28 September 2020

Hatchet Pond has seen a number of visitors over the summer AN urgent action plan to protect Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu – one of the UK’s most important…


Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

30 July 2020
Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

30 July 2020

From left, managing director of South Western Railway Mark Hopwood, Network Rail chair Sir Peter Hendy and rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris A SOUTH Western…


School's food parcels help more than 900 families

18 July 2020
School's food parcels help more than 900 families

School's food parcels help more than 900 families

18 July 2020

School staff and governors worked together on the scheme MORE than 900 families have been helped with vital food supplies during lockdown thanks to a…


Wightlink sets date for return of Lymington ferry crossings

01 July 2020
Wightlink sets date for return of Lymington ferry crossings

Wightlink sets date for return of Lymington ferry crossings

01 July 2020

Wightlink's Lymington ferry service was suspended in March WIGHTLINK is to resume services on the Lymington ferry route to Yarmouth on Friday 17th July. All…


Former Christchurch MP Baroness Diana Maddock dies

29 June 2020
Former Christchurch MP Baroness Diana Maddock dies

Former Christchurch MP Baroness Diana Maddock dies

29 June 2020

Baroness Diana Maddock served as a councillor, MP and president of the Liberal Democrats THE former Christchurch Liberal Democrat MP Baroness Diana Maddock…


New boss takes reins at commoners group

28 June 2020
New boss takes reins at commoners group

New boss takes reins at commoners group

28 June 2020

Charlotte Lines is the new acting chair of the CDA THE Commoners’ Defence Association has a new leader in the saddle. Charlotte Lines has been appointed…


Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

22 June 2020
Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

22 June 2020

The Squirrels are a familiar feature at the southern entrance to Brockenhurst PROPOSALS to replace a set of historic buildings in Brockenhurst with a…


Forest car parks closed to protect rare birds after visitor numbers soar

21 June 2020
Forest car parks closed to protect rare birds after visitor numbers soar

Forest car parks closed to protect rare birds after visitor numbers soar

21 June 2020

Dog walkers have been urged to keep to paths THE big rise in the number of people visiting the New Forest has prompted the authorities to close several…


Pipes play for Jimmy as he celebrates his century

21 June 2020
Pipes play for Jimmy as he celebrates his century

Pipes play for Jimmy as he celebrates his century

21 June 2020

Jimmy Gordon Oak Mount Care Home manager Debbie Churchward BAGPIPES celebrated the 100th birthday of well-known Ringwood resident Jimmy Gordon who has…


Countess of Wessex gives New Forest food charity a royal hand

19 June 2020
Countess of Wessex gives New Forest food charity a royal hand

Countess of Wessex gives New Forest food charity a royal hand

19 June 2020

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on her visit to Fareshare Southern Central in Totton (picture: Chris Moorhouse) VOLUNTEERS at FareShare Southern Central’s…


16 years' jail for former New Forest man who brutally raped woman in park

19 June 2020
16 years' jail for former New Forest man who brutally raped woman in park

16 years' jail for former New Forest man who brutally raped woman in park

19 June 2020

Luke West has lived in Ashley and Cadnam A FORMER New Forest man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the brutal rape of a woman as she walked…


Land swap deal urged for safety work at notorious Forest blackspot

19 June 2020
Land swap deal urged for safety work at notorious Forest blackspot

Land swap deal urged for safety work at notorious Forest blackspot

19 June 2020

Calls to improve safety at accident blackspot Ipley Crossroads have continued for several years (Photo: Google) THE verderers are being urged to agree…


Village inn and golf club on the market for £4 million

18 June 2020
Village inn and golf club on the market for £4 million

Village inn and golf club on the market for £4 million

18 June 2020

Bell Inn and Bramshaw Golf Club were put on the market in 2018 for £4.5m A HISTORIC New Forest golf club and village inn have been put up for sale with…


Updated local coronavirus deaths map – check your area

17 June 2020
Updated local coronavirus deaths map – check your area

Updated local coronavirus deaths map – check your area

17 June 2020

  THIS updated interactive map, enabling residents to see the number of coronavirus deaths in their area, shows New Milton with the highest total locally. The…


Local Travis Perkins branches under threat as firm set to close 165 outlets and axe 2,500 jobs

16 June 2020
Local Travis Perkins branches under threat as firm set to close 165 outlets and axe 2,500 jobs

Local Travis Perkins branches under threat as firm set to close 165 outlets and axe 2,500 jobs

16 June 2020

Travis Perkins also owns Wickes and Toolstation BUILDERS merchant Travis Perkins, which has outlets in Christchurch, New Milton, Ringwood and Lymington,…


Jobs at New Forest hotel under threat as owner may cut 1,800 roles across its sites

16 June 2020
Jobs at New Forest hotel under threat as owner may cut 1,800 roles across its sites

Jobs at New Forest hotel under threat as owner may cut 1,800 roles across its sites

16 June 2020

Elmers Court is one of 31 sites owned by Macdonald Hotels THE company which owns Elmers Court hotel and resort at Lymington could shed hundreds of staff…


Alan Girling: Property developer, chartered surveyor and farmer

05 September 2019
Alan Girling: Property developer, chartered surveyor and farmer

Alan Girling: Property developer, chartered surveyor and farmer

05 September 2019

Alan Girling was born on the Isle of Wight in 1939 RETIRED property developer and farmer Alan Girling has died aged 80 after a long illness. He was born…


Children targeted in spate of Lymington street robberies

26 June 2019
Children targeted in spate of Lymington street robberies

Children targeted in spate of Lymington street robberies

26 June 2019

Police have arrested four people in connection with the incidents FOUR people have been arrested following a spate of street robberies in the Lymington…


Dr Ivor Johnston: Much-loved Lymington GP with personality and humour

24 May 2019
Dr Ivor Johnston: Much-loved Lymington GP with personality and humour

Dr Ivor Johnston: Much-loved Lymington GP with personality and humour

24 May 2019

Dr Ivor Johnston, a Lymington GP for four decades, died aged 85 MUCH-LOVED loved Lymington GP for four decades, Dr Ivor Johnston, has died after battling…


New mayor takes the reins as Christchurch Town Council takes shape

22 May 2019
New mayor takes the reins as Christchurch Town Council takes shape

New mayor takes the reins as Christchurch Town Council takes shape

22 May 2019

Cllr Lesley Dedman (right) with Cllr Sue Bungey THE last mayor of the now defunct Christchurch Borough Council has been named as the first mayor of the…


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