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Ben Craig is editor of the A&T. He grew up in the New Forest and first started working at the newspaper in 2002. An avid hiker, he can often be found at the weekends out walking in the national park.

New Forest wheelie bins – what's next with NFDC's waste plans?

27 June 2022
New Forest wheelie bins – what's next with NFDC's waste plans?

New Forest wheelie bins – what's next with NFDC's waste plans?

27 June 2022

AS THE clock ticks down to the big council vote next month, here’s how things stand.

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Trial date set for pub firm over Olivia nightclub death

17 June 2022
Trial date set for pub firm over Olivia nightclub death

Trial date set for pub firm over Olivia nightclub death

17 June 2022

THE health-and-safety trial of Stonegate Pub Company over the death of Milford student Olivia Burt will be held next year.

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New Forest MP Lewis calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to go

07 June 2022
New Forest MP Lewis calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to go

New Forest MP Lewis calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to go

07 June 2022

NEW Forest East MP Julian Lewis has called for Boris Johnson to be replaced, accusing him of running a government of "habitual" wrongdoing.


'Put up or shut up' Christchurch MP tells Boris Johnson critics

07 June 2022
'Put up or shut up' Christchurch MP tells Boris Johnson critics

'Put up or shut up' Christchurch MP tells Boris Johnson critics

07 June 2022

CHRISTCHURCH MP Sir Chris Chope has revealed he voted for Boris Johnson in the confidence ballot and urged party critics to "put up or shut up".


Swayne backs Boris Johnson in confidence vote

07 June 2022
Swayne backs Boris Johnson in confidence vote

Swayne backs Boris Johnson in confidence vote

07 June 2022

NEW Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne maintained his support of Boris Johnson by backing him in last night's (Monday) confidence vote.

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NFDC rejects plea for new consultation on wheelie bins

30 May 2022
NFDC rejects plea for new consultation on wheelie bins

NFDC rejects plea for new consultation on wheelie bins

30 May 2022

NEW Forest District Council has rejected calls by a local civic group to consult the public again over the roll-out of wheelie bins.

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Jury sent home for weekend in Max Maguire murder trial

27 May 2022
Jury sent home for weekend in Max Maguire murder trial

Jury sent home for weekend in Max Maguire murder trial

27 May 2022

THERE will be no verdict this week in the trial of the alleged murder of Max Maguire in Lymington after the jury was sent home.


New Milton entertainer jailed for 13 years for child sex offences

27 May 2022
New Milton entertainer jailed for 13 years for child sex offences

New Milton entertainer jailed for 13 years for child sex offences

27 May 2022

A SEX offender has been jailed for more than 13 years for crimes in the New Forest including the rape of a child under 13.


Councillor slams 'satanic' badger corpse dumped near school

26 May 2022
Councillor slams 'satanic' badger corpse dumped near school

Councillor slams 'satanic' badger corpse dumped near school

26 May 2022

A BADGER corpse reportedly left on a route to Hounsdown School in Totton has been described by a local councillor as an "immature, thoughtless act".


Town gardeners open doors for museum

13 May 2022
Town gardeners open doors for museum

Town gardeners open doors for museum

13 May 2022

GARDENERS in Lymington will open their gates to visitors in aid of the town's St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery.


Grants of £5,000 available for projects helping the New Forest

06 May 2022
Grants of £5,000 available for projects helping the New Forest

Grants of £5,000 available for projects helping the New Forest

06 May 2022

GRANTS of up to £5,000 are up for grabs for projects aimed at looking after the New Forest.


CCTV: Appeal to find women seen near crash which killed New Milton pensioner

29 April 2022
CCTV: Appeal to find women seen near crash which killed New Milton pensioner

CCTV: Appeal to find women seen near crash which killed New Milton pensioner

29 April 2022

POLICE are seeking two woman who may hold vital information about a suspected hit-and-run crash that killed a retired district nurse in New Milton.


Bird's nest stops reopening of road near A35 bridge work

28 April 2022
Bird's nest stops reopening of road near A35 bridge work

Bird's nest stops reopening of road near A35 bridge work

28 April 2022

A BIRD'S nest has stopped the promised reopening of a popular road linking the New Forest either side of the A35.


NPA officers back plans for 62 homes on fields in New Forest village

22 April 2022
NPA officers back plans for 62 homes on fields in New Forest village

NPA officers back plans for 62 homes on fields in New Forest village

22 April 2022

PROPOSALS for 62 homes in Ashurst have been earmarked for approval by national park planning officers despite nearly 250 objections.


Police find body in search for missing Totton woman

22 April 2022
Police find body in search for missing Totton woman

Police find body in search for missing Totton woman

22 April 2022

POLICE searching for 57-year-old Hannah Leigh, from Totton, have found a body.


Lyndhurst health centre future in doubt after management pull-out

16 April 2022
Lyndhurst health centre future in doubt after management pull-out

Lyndhurst health centre future in doubt after management pull-out

16 April 2022

THE future of the former Fenwick hospital in Lyndhurst has been thrown into doubt after the group that runs it pulled out.

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Woman had children in car during 90mph police pursuit through Totton

14 April 2022
Woman had children in car during 90mph police pursuit through Totton

Woman had children in car during 90mph police pursuit through Totton

14 April 2022

A WOMAN pursued by police through Totton hit a top speed of 90mph in her BMW with children inside, a court heard.


Opening date revealed for New Milton Marks & Spencer

14 April 2022
Opening date revealed for New Milton Marks & Spencer

Opening date revealed for New Milton Marks & Spencer

14 April 2022

THE doors of New's Milton Marks & Spencer will open at 10am on Thursday 21st April, the company has revealed.


Obituary: John Fawcett – New Forest deer expert

14 April 2022
Obituary: John Fawcett – New Forest deer expert

Obituary: John Fawcett – New Forest deer expert

14 April 2022

A DISTINGUISHED scientist with a lifelong love of New Forest deer has died at the of 92.


Boy (11) suffers 'serious injuries' in collision with car

12 April 2022
Boy (11) suffers 'serious injuries' in collision with car

Boy (11) suffers 'serious injuries' in collision with car

12 April 2022

A YOUNG boy suffered "serious injuries" in a collision with a car in in Ashley lane, Hordle, this afternoon (Tuesday), police have said.


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