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Antonella Lazzeri was a Fleet Street journalist for over 30 years. She has returned to her roots in the New Forest and Christchurch to cover subjects that matter to the community.

Nappy plea at splash park as toddler picks up pooh

18 August 2022
Nappy plea at splash park as toddler picks up pooh

Nappy plea at splash park as toddler picks up pooh

18 August 2022

A mum revealed how her child picked up pooh at the Quomps splash park in Christchurch after parents ignored signs for toddlers to wear swim nappies.


Cat loses leg after being shot in New Milton

17 August 2022
Cat loses leg after being shot in New Milton

Cat loses leg after being shot in New Milton

17 August 2022

A DISTRAUGHT cat owner has revealed how her pet had to have a leg amputated after it was shot with an air rifle.


Land at Hurst Spit up for grabs for £200,000

16 August 2022
Land at Hurst Spit up for grabs for £200,000

Land at Hurst Spit up for grabs for £200,000

16 August 2022

LAND on Hurst spit could be bought as a “trophy purchase” to show off to friends, an estate agent has suggested.


Man who spent three months up a 60ft New Forest tree filming goshawks

06 August 2022
Man who spent three months up a 60ft New Forest tree filming goshawks

Man who spent three months up a 60ft New Forest tree filming goshawks

06 August 2022

WATCHING the tiny goshawk fledglings spread their wings and take to the skies over the New Forest was a momentous moment for James Aldred.


Hope for victims of Ringwood conman undertaker

03 August 2022
Hope for victims of Ringwood conman undertaker

Hope for victims of Ringwood conman undertaker

03 August 2022

HUNDREDS of people conned by a New Forest funeral director who died of Covid could get their money back.


'Disgraceful' – inspector deletes 22 sites from protection in Highcliffe and Walkford plan

02 August 2022
'Disgraceful' – inspector deletes 22 sites from protection in Highcliffe and Walkford plan

'Disgraceful' – inspector deletes 22 sites from protection in Highcliffe and Walkford plan

02 August 2022

HIGHCLIFFE Castle is among nearly two dozen green spaces to lose out on extra protection in a proposed set of hyperlocal planning policies.


Mum’s battle for disabled daughter to touch the sea

30 July 2022
Mum’s battle for disabled daughter to touch the sea

Mum’s battle for disabled daughter to touch the sea

30 July 2022

A CHRISTCHURCH mum is campaigning for better disabled access to a beach after finding it impossible to get near the sea with her buggy-bound daughter.


Police drop probe into woodland cleared at Highcliffe site

29 July 2022
Police drop probe into woodland cleared at Highcliffe site

Police drop probe into woodland cleared at Highcliffe site

29 July 2022

POLICE have dropped an investigation into a landowner accused of wrongly clearing undergrowth at the site of development proposals in Highcliffe.


Local cross-channel swimmers hoping to see off sickness

28 July 2022
Local cross-channel swimmers hoping to see off sickness

Local cross-channel swimmers hoping to see off sickness

28 July 2022

THE threat of sea sickness is one of the obstacles facing a team of six swimmers preparing to relay their way across the English Channel for charity.


Teens guilty of murdering Edward Reeves in 'brutal' attack

27 July 2022
Teens guilty of murdering Edward Reeves in 'brutal' attack

Teens guilty of murdering Edward Reeves in 'brutal' attack

27 July 2022

TWO teens who subjected Edward Reeve to a “brutal” and “unrelenting” attack on New Year's Eve have been found guilty of his murder.


Christchurch leisure centre best in south-west for second year

22 July 2022
Christchurch leisure centre best in south-west for second year

Christchurch leisure centre best in south-west for second year

22 July 2022

STAFF at 2Riversmeet leisure centre are celebrating again after winning the Southwest Leisure Centre of the Year Award for the second time in a row.


Walkford murder trial: Teen tells court his friend stabbed victim – 'I’d never seen him like that'

21 July 2022
Walkford murder trial: Teen tells court his friend stabbed victim – 'I’d never seen him like that'

Walkford murder trial: Teen tells court his friend stabbed victim – 'I’d never seen him like that'

21 July 2022

A TEEN accused of murder told a court that his friend from Christchurch started stabbing the victim after a “heated argument” over a stolen computer.


Bursting the Bublé – fans hit out at 'disgraceful' New Milton concert

21 July 2022
Bursting the Bublé – fans hit out at 'disgraceful' New Milton concert

Bursting the Bublé – fans hit out at 'disgraceful' New Milton concert

21 July 2022

FURIOUS Michael Bublé fans have hit out at organisers of a concert in New Milton which ended up as a “festival in a field”.


Walkford murder trial: Teen admits he 'did nothing' to help victim after stabbing

20 July 2022
Walkford murder trial: Teen admits he 'did nothing' to help victim after stabbing

Walkford murder trial: Teen admits he 'did nothing' to help victim after stabbing

20 July 2022

A TEEN accused of murdering Edward Reeve told a jury he had done nothing to help him after leaving him “dying in his cold house” on New Year's Eve.


Walkford murder trial: Teen admits stabbing victim 'in self-defence'

18 July 2022
Walkford murder trial: Teen admits stabbing victim 'in self-defence'

Walkford murder trial: Teen admits stabbing victim 'in self-defence'

18 July 2022

A TEENAGER accused of murdering a Walkford man has admitted stabbing him but claimed it was in self-defence after being threatened with a dumbbell.


'Are we in paradise?' Ukrainian refugees on their new home in the New Forest

15 July 2022
'Are we in paradise?' Ukrainian refugees on their new home in the New Forest

'Are we in paradise?' Ukrainian refugees on their new home in the New Forest

15 July 2022

STANDING in a traditional English country garden in Milford, no one has to tell Ukrainian refugee Natalie Korolevych how lucky she is.


'A true community man' – tributes to former Christchurch mayor Nick Geary

12 July 2022
'A true community man' – tributes to former Christchurch mayor Nick Geary

'A true community man' – tributes to former Christchurch mayor Nick Geary

12 July 2022

FLAGS at RNLI Mudeford lifeboat station flew at half-mast in honour of former Christchurch mayor Nick Geary after his death.


Walkford murder trial: Accused teens told girl 'we've killed this guy', court hears

05 July 2022
Walkford murder trial: Accused teens told girl 'we've killed this guy', court hears

Walkford murder trial: Accused teens told girl 'we've killed this guy', court hears

05 July 2022

A FIFTEEN-year-old girl has told a court two teenage boys boasted to her and two friends about how they had “just killed this guy”.


Walkford murder trial: Video of teens with victim shown to jury

05 July 2022
Walkford murder trial: Video of teens with victim shown to jury

Walkford murder trial: Video of teens with victim shown to jury

05 July 2022

A JURY at the trial of two teens accused of murdering Walkford man Edward Reeve was shown footage recovered from one of their phones.


Walkford murder trial: Victim suffered 'brutal and unrelenting attack' at hands of 16-year-olds

04 July 2022
Walkford murder trial: Victim suffered 'brutal and unrelenting attack' at hands of 16-year-olds

Walkford murder trial: Victim suffered 'brutal and unrelenting attack' at hands of 16-year-olds

04 July 2022

TWO teens carried out a “brutal and unrelenting attack” on a vulnerable man, stabbing and slashing him 12 times, the jury in a murder trial has heard.

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