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Footballer found dead the day he was due in court on rape charge, inquest hears

17 May 2021
Footballer found dead the day he was due in court on rape charge, inquest hears

Footballer found dead the day he was due in court on rape charge, inquest hears

17 May 2021

A footballer who was accused of rape hanged himself on the morning he was due in court, an inquest heard.


100 new homes in Fordingbridge refused

11 May 2021
100 new homes in Fordingbridge refused

100 new homes in Fordingbridge refused

11 May 2021

PLANS for a large new housing estate in Fordingbridge have been refused after New Forest District Council received 70 letters of objection.


Warning as stallions released on to New Forest

10 May 2021
Warning as stallions released on to New Forest

Warning as stallions released on to New Forest

10 May 2021

MEMBERS of the public are being warned to keep their distance from pony herds as 20 stallions are released on to the Forest.


New Forest MP backs residents' fight against £600m desalination plant at Fawley

27 April 2021
New Forest MP backs residents' fight against £600m desalination plant at Fawley

New Forest MP backs residents' fight against £600m desalination plant at Fawley

27 April 2021

A New Forest MP has spoken out amid local concern over plans for a £600m desalination plant at Fawley.

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Book to raise funds for threatened Hythe ferry

23 April 2021
Book to raise funds for threatened Hythe ferry

Book to raise funds for threatened Hythe ferry

23 April 2021

A book which tells the tale of a friendly seal has been launched to help raise £10,000 for the under-threat Hythe ferry.


Obituary: Purewell Electrical co-founder Doreen Griffiths dies aged 87

23 April 2021
Obituary: Purewell Electrical co-founder Doreen Griffiths dies aged 87

Obituary: Purewell Electrical co-founder Doreen Griffiths dies aged 87

23 April 2021

The co-founder of a longstanding Christchurch electrical shop has died aged 87.


Opposition to £600m water plant plan

16 April 2021
Opposition to £600m water plant plan

Opposition to £600m water plant plan

16 April 2021

PLANS to build a £600m desalination plant near Fawley have been met with criticism from New Forest District Council.


Car collision with litter-picking woman

12 April 2021
Car collision with litter-picking woman

Car collision with litter-picking woman

12 April 2021

NFDC is urging volunteer litter pickers to ensure their personal safety after a woman was hit by a car


Millionaires help build bird boxes for wildlife group

09 April 2021
Millionaires help build bird boxes for wildlife group

Millionaires help build bird boxes for wildlife group

09 April 2021

A COMMUNITY group set up to champion wildlife has taken delivery of 20 bird nest boxes built by millionaires.


Totton site free for new homes after council given approval to move depot

07 April 2021
Totton site free for new homes after council given approval to move depot

Totton site free for new homes after council given approval to move depot

07 April 2021

A NEW £5.5m waste and services council depot has been given the go-ahead to be built on the Waterside, freeing up a site in Totton to be developed for housing...


Couple ordered to tear down their New Forest home over building changes

02 April 2021
Couple ordered to tear down their New Forest home over building changes

Couple ordered to tear down their New Forest home over building changes

02 April 2021

A THREE-BEDROOM house in the New Forest that was built bigger than approved plans must be torn down, the national park authority has ordered...


Promise to keep toll staff at historic crossing after row over automatic barrier plans

01 April 2021
Promise to keep toll staff at historic crossing after row over automatic barrier plans

Promise to keep toll staff at historic crossing after row over automatic barrier plans

01 April 2021

TOWN councillors have agreed not to install an automated barrier at a historic toll bridge in Totton, or make the staff who man it redundant...


Row over plan to replace Eling toll bridge staff with automated barrier

31 March 2021
Row over plan to replace Eling toll bridge staff with automated barrier

Row over plan to replace Eling toll bridge staff with automated barrier

31 March 2021

A ROW over a suggestion that the staff who man the historic toll bridge at Eling could be replaced with an automated barrier has resulted in a petition with more than 800 signatures...


County council switches to electric on 190 vehicles

23 March 2021
County council switches to electric on 190 vehicles

County council switches to electric on 190 vehicles

23 March 2021

HAMPSHIRE County Council is set to replace 190 of its diesel and petrol vehicles with electric ones to help tackle carbon emissions...


Scrap thieves nearly hit cyclist after fleeing scene in car

23 March 2021
Scrap thieves nearly hit cyclist after fleeing scene in car

Scrap thieves nearly hit cyclist after fleeing scene in car

23 March 2021

THIEVES who stole scrap metal from a country park near Ringwood almost collided with a cyclist as they fled in a vehicle with no lights on...


Campaign to bring back Lyndhurst's overhead Christmas lights

21 March 2021
Campaign to bring back Lyndhurst's overhead Christmas lights

Campaign to bring back Lyndhurst's overhead Christmas lights

21 March 2021

A LYNDHURST resident is campaigning for the return of the popular string lights which used to hang above the high street at Christmas before they were stopped over health and safety concerns...


The volunteer teams filling thousands of rubbish bags cleaning up New Forest streets

21 March 2021
The volunteer teams filling thousands of rubbish bags cleaning up New Forest streets

The volunteer teams filling thousands of rubbish bags cleaning up New Forest streets

21 March 2021

THOUSANDS of bags of rubbish are being collected by volunteers who dedicate their time to clearing litter from New Forest streets...


Developer must stump up £1.7m to expand schools if given green light for 400 homes in Fordingbridge

17 March 2021
Developer must stump up £1.7m to expand schools if given green light for 400 homes in Fordingbridge

Developer must stump up £1.7m to expand schools if given green light for 400 homes in Fordingbridge

17 March 2021

A £1.7M contribution to expand local schools will be needed if a developer is granted permission to build just over 400 new homes in Fordingbridge, according to Hampshire County Council...


Community's fury over plans for £600m water plant at Fawley

17 March 2021
Community's fury over plans for £600m water plant at Fawley

Community's fury over plans for £600m water plant at Fawley

17 March 2021

A COMMUNITY has risen up against plans to build a £600m desalination plant near Fawley...


Plans for 63 new homes on edge of Fordingbridge

14 March 2021
Plans for 63 new homes on edge of Fordingbridge

Plans for 63 new homes on edge of Fordingbridge

14 March 2021

A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to build 63 new dwellings in Fordingbridge, including 16 designated as “affordable”...


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