DELAYS have hit an £85,000 lifeline to reopen a Christchurch play park which has been shut for more than two years.
A TRIAL of plant-based plastic bollards is being carried out by Hampshire County Council.
CREATORS of royal TV drama The Crown apologised to Ringwood residents after they were "bombarded" with loud fireworks while filming at Somerley House.
NEW Forest horse riders have welcomed changes to the Highway Code aiming to give them greater protection on the roads.
A NEW Milton baby born with a serious genetic disorder has been given new hope after being treated with the world’s most expensive drug.
FOR Tony Pearse, the sea was a lifetime passion which saw him serve in the navy then spend the rest of his life working a succession of related jobs.
THE New Forest has been voted the best national park in Europe and 10th best in the world – ahead of even the Grand Canyon in the US.
A CRATE full of guinea pigs was dumped in a field in Bransgore, leaving one of them just hours from death.
A BRITAIN’S Got Talent-style competition will find a new town crier for Christchurch.
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help thousands of toads safely cross a road near Ringwood on their annual migration to breed.
AN eco-themed sermon on people doing their bit to “preserve the wonderful natural world God gave us” was delivered by Emily Albury.
A DEVELOPER has applied to demolish a house and bungalow in Walkford to build nine homes.
A MOTHER sobbed as she watched her 16-year-old son appear in the dock charged with the murder of Edward Reeve who was found dead in his Walkford home.
A WILDLIFE rescue service is warning people not to take injured deer to a vet after once finding one lying across a grandmother’s lap in a car.
A PLAN for 11 homes in Christchurch was refused after historians said they would be built on top of potentially important archaeological treasures.
AN application to build 19 affordable homes has been submitted for greenbelt land on the edge of New Milton.
A SIX-year restoration project to secure the future of Lymington’s All Saints Church has come to an end with a re-dedication ceremony.
A DEVASTATED animal rescue centre boss has revealed how thieves torched a cattery containing three animals.
A PLAN to allow six “self-build” starter homes on the site of a former turkey farm in the greenbelt has sparked objections in Hordle.
WORK is due to start in early January on refurbishing the toilets at Lymington quay following the abandonment of a controversial £1.2m replacement.