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Call to delay local elections as door-to-door canvassing is suspended

29 January 2021
Call to delay local elections as door-to-door canvassing is suspended

Call to delay local elections as door-to-door canvassing is suspended

29 January 2021

LOCAL elections in May should be delayed, according to a leading opposition councillor, after door-to-door campaigning was suspended by the government amid the pandemic...


New Forest charity offering transport to coronavirus vaccine appointments

26 January 2021
New Forest charity offering transport to coronavirus vaccine appointments

New Forest charity offering transport to coronavirus vaccine appointments

26 January 2021

A CHARITY is offering affordable transport for New Forest residents to carry them safely to their coronavirus vaccination appointments...


First shared ownership homes reserved for New Forest locals on sale

24 January 2021
First shared ownership homes reserved for New Forest locals on sale

First shared ownership homes reserved for New Forest locals on sale

24 January 2021

THE first of New Forest District Council’s shared ownership homes have gone on sale reserved for locals to help them get on the property ladder...


A trip to the needles – couple get Covid jabs for 60th wedding anniversary

23 January 2021
A trip to the needles – couple get Covid jabs for 60th wedding anniversary

A trip to the needles – couple get Covid jabs for 60th wedding anniversary

23 January 2021

A BARTON couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by having their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine...


Obituary: Colin Fagan – former president of Lymington Rowing Club who was an ‘inspirational’ coach

23 January 2021
Obituary: Colin Fagan – former president of Lymington Rowing Club who was an ‘inspirational’ coach

Obituary: Colin Fagan – former president of Lymington Rowing Club who was an ‘inspirational’ coach

23 January 2021

LYMINGTON Rowing Club president Colin Fagan, who spent more than two decades with the organisation, has died aged 81...


Roundabout rejected for New Forest crossroads blackspot as safety plan approved

21 January 2021
Roundabout rejected for New Forest crossroads blackspot as safety plan approved

Roundabout rejected for New Forest crossroads blackspot as safety plan approved

21 January 2021

A £450,000 scheme to make a dangerous crossroads safer has been unanimously approved by the national park authority after calls for a roundabout were rejected...


Oak trees illegally felled in New Forest

19 January 2021
Oak trees illegally felled in New Forest

Oak trees illegally felled in New Forest

19 January 2021

TWELVE oak trees were illegally felled at a New Forest site, and the national park authority has taken out a High Court injunction to save more from the axe...


130-year-old buildings set for revamp in next stage of £220k Hythe Pier improvements

17 January 2021
130-year-old buildings set for revamp in next stage of £220k Hythe Pier improvements

130-year-old buildings set for revamp in next stage of £220k Hythe Pier improvements

17 January 2021

THE next stage in a £220,000 project to restore Hythe Pier will focus on its revamping buildings which date as far back as 1894...


Plans for four new homes in Dibden Purlieu rejected again

17 January 2021
Plans for four new homes in Dibden Purlieu rejected again

Plans for four new homes in Dibden Purlieu rejected again

17 January 2021

PLANS to build four new homes in Dibden Purlieu have been turned down at appeal by a planning inspector for the second time...


'We have had enough' – councillors quit group overseeing New Forest leisure centres outsourcing

14 January 2021
'We have had enough' – councillors quit group overseeing New Forest leisure centres outsourcing

'We have had enough' – councillors quit group overseeing New Forest leisure centres outsourcing

14 January 2021

TWO councillors have resigned from a working group tasked with overseeing a private company taking over the management of New Forest District Council’s leisure centres...


Ringwood pub pulls award for its lockdown efforts

10 January 2021
Ringwood pub pulls award for its lockdown efforts

Ringwood pub pulls award for its lockdown efforts

10 January 2021

A PUB which fed NHS staff and hungry school children and kept locals entertained in lockdown has won an award for its efforts...


Covid test centre in Christchurch to increase opening from two to seven days a week

05 January 2021
Covid test centre in Christchurch to increase opening from two to seven days a week

Covid test centre in Christchurch to increase opening from two to seven days a week

05 January 2021

A CORONAVIRUS test centre in Christchurch is set to increase its capacity by opening seven days a week...


Three schools in Totton and Lymington stay closed amid unions' coronavirus safety warning

04 January 2021
Three schools in Totton and Lymington stay closed amid unions' coronavirus safety warning

Three schools in Totton and Lymington stay closed amid unions' coronavirus safety warning

04 January 2021

THREE schools which were due to reopen today (Monday) have told parents not to send their children in after unions warned it was not safe for staff to teach...


Bid for forestry skills school hits stumbling block

01 January 2021
Bid for forestry skills school hits stumbling block

Bid for forestry skills school hits stumbling block

01 January 2021

A COMMONER who hoped to use land to run a school dedicated to passing on forestry skills has hit a stumbling block...


Obituary: Dr Derek Browne – former Brockenhurst GP and exercise enthusiast

28 December 2020
Obituary: Dr Derek Browne – former Brockenhurst GP and exercise enthusiast

Obituary: Dr Derek Browne – former Brockenhurst GP and exercise enthusiast

28 December 2020

Dr Derek Browne retired in 2002 after 27 years as a GP A POPULAR and well-respected Brockenhurst GP who served for almost 30 years at the same practice…


Restoration of historic royal Hythe Pier carriage is on track

19 December 2020
Restoration of historic royal Hythe Pier carriage is on track

Restoration of historic royal Hythe Pier carriage is on track

19 December 2020

A TEAM of conservationists are making fast progress on renovating a historic train carriage which is part of a set that once carried royalty along Hythe pier...


Work starts on new nature haven cottage named in memory of teen naturalist Cameron

18 December 2020
Work starts on new nature haven cottage named in memory of teen naturalist Cameron

Work starts on new nature haven cottage named in memory of teen naturalist Cameron

18 December 2020

Keen naturalist Cameron Bespolka (16) died in a skiing accident in Austria in 2013 WORK is under way on a new residential education centre in the New…


New cafe and stage in plans to revamp disused Totton church

18 December 2020
New cafe and stage in plans to revamp disused Totton church

New cafe and stage in plans to revamp disused Totton church

18 December 2020

Parishioners at St Winfrid’s have held services at AFC Totton since 2018 PLANS have been submitted to revitalise a Totton church which has been closed…


A year's repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

09 December 2020
A year's repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

A year's repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

09 December 2020

A 40mph precautionary speed limit applies at Holmsley bridge WORK to replace a deteriorating bridge on a major route through the New Forest will begin…


Tesco set to take over empty Budgens site in Lyndhurst

09 December 2020
Tesco set to take over empty Budgens site in Lyndhurst

Tesco set to take over empty Budgens site in Lyndhurst

09 December 2020

Budgens on Lyndhurst high street closed in February A SUPERMARKET in Lyndhurst which has lain empty since closing in February is set to reopen as a Tesco…


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