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From Our Files: Cheese politics...son reunited...commoning in court

19 August 2022
From Our Files: Cheese politics...son reunited...commoning in court

From Our Files: Cheese politics...son reunited...commoning in court

19 August 2022

SEE what was making the headlines in decades gone by


Police: Stop calling about abandoned cars, lost or barking dogs, loud music and rowdy neighbours

19 August 2022
Police: Stop calling about abandoned cars, lost or barking dogs, loud music and rowdy neighbours

Police: Stop calling about abandoned cars, lost or barking dogs, loud music and rowdy neighbours

19 August 2022

PEOPLE have been urged by Dorset Police to think twice before dialling 999 or 101 as officers face a surge in demand.


Council to fix bollard after complaints that it is 'an accident waiting to happen'.

17 August 2022
Council to fix bollard after complaints that it is 'an accident waiting to happen'.

Council to fix bollard after complaints that it is 'an accident waiting to happen'.

17 August 2022

HAMPSHIRE County Council will repair a broken bollard after a Lymington woman who reported it was passed from pillar to post to get it fixed.


Burglar jailed for raid on retirement home

17 August 2022
Burglar jailed for raid on retirement home

Burglar jailed for raid on retirement home

17 August 2022

FORMER Christchurch man Matthew Crouch was jailed for two years for burgling the home in broad daylight.


Met Office extends thunderstorm warning

15 August 2022
Met Office extends thunderstorm warning

Met Office extends thunderstorm warning

15 August 2022

A THUNDERSTORM warning that includes the New Forest and Christchurch has been extended by the Met Office to three days.


Thunderstorm warning for New Forest and Christchurch

12 August 2022
Thunderstorm warning for New Forest and Christchurch

Thunderstorm warning for New Forest and Christchurch

12 August 2022

THUNDERSTORMS could strike the New Forest and Christchurch next week, the Met Office has warned.


Met Office issues extreme heat warning as temperatures set to climb

10 August 2022
Met Office issues extreme heat warning as temperatures set to climb

Met Office issues extreme heat warning as temperatures set to climb

10 August 2022

AN amber weather warning for extreme heat this week has been issued by the Met Office for an area including the New Forest and Christchurch.


Yellow Buses collapses with loss of around 250 jobs

05 August 2022
Yellow Buses collapses with loss of around 250 jobs

Yellow Buses collapses with loss of around 250 jobs

05 August 2022

YELLOW Buses collapsed last night (Thursday) after administrators were unable to finalise a deal to rescue the company.


Fuel prices and Covid behind Yellow Buses' demise

04 August 2022
Fuel prices and Covid behind Yellow Buses' demise

Fuel prices and Covid behind Yellow Buses' demise

04 August 2022

ADMINISTRATORS have been called in to Yellow Buses which serves passengers across Christchurch and the western side of the New Forest.


Princess Anne's return visit to Royal Lymington Yacht Club

02 August 2022
Princess Anne's return visit to Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Princess Anne's return visit to Royal Lymington Yacht Club

02 August 2022

PRINCESS Anne was welcomed to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club for her second visit in two months to meet young sailors in their youth regatta week.


Southern Water to impose hosepipe ban

29 July 2022
Southern Water to impose hosepipe ban

Southern Water to impose hosepipe ban

29 July 2022

NEW Forest households will be banned from using hosepipes from Friday 5th August as Southern Water makes a countywide response to the drought.

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When Lymington High Street parking charges will start

29 July 2022
When Lymington High Street parking charges will start

When Lymington High Street parking charges will start

29 July 2022

CONTROVERSIAL new parking restrictions in Lymington High Street will come into force on Tuesday.

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Huge blaze destroys Mudeford church

15 July 2022
Huge blaze destroys Mudeford church

Huge blaze destroys Mudeford church

15 July 2022

A HUGE fire swept through All Saints Church in Mudeford Lane in Mudeford last night (Thursday).


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.


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