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Councillors divided over response on care home axe

28 February 2024
Councillors divided over response on care home axe

Councillors divided over response on care home axe

28 February 2024

The closure of a Lymington care home has divided the town council over its response.


Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

27 February 2024
Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

27 February 2024

The childcare strategy for the BCP area has been reviewed in response to a projected fall in both birth rates and qualified childminders.


Councillors and locals object to greenbelt barn plan

25 February 2024
Councillors and locals object to greenbelt barn plan

Councillors and locals object to greenbelt barn plan

25 February 2024

Town councillors and local residents have voiced their opposition to plans to build a barn on green belt land in Lymington.


Speed limits cut on two major roads

24 February 2024
Speed limits cut on two major roads

Speed limits cut on two major roads

24 February 2024

Speed limits on two major Christchurch roads have been reduced.


Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

22 February 2024
Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

22 February 2024

School children from Christchurch were shocked to learn there are nine teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke during a cookery and nutrition masterclass.


Dad to take on London Marathon in honour of young son born with rare condition

22 February 2024
Dad to take on London Marathon in honour of young son born with rare condition

Dad to take on London Marathon in honour of young son born with rare condition

22 February 2024

A devoted dad is set to run the London Marathon in support of his son who was born with a rare, life-changing medical condition.


Glamping site plans in Lymington home garden recommended for refusal

21 February 2024
Glamping site plans in Lymington home garden recommended for refusal

Glamping site plans in Lymington home garden recommended for refusal

21 February 2024

Plans to continue using a garden in an urban Lymington street as a glamping site have been recommended for refusal.

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Load of children’s toys in large flytip at Forest beauty spot

20 February 2024
Load of children’s toys in large flytip at Forest beauty spot

Load of children’s toys in large flytip at Forest beauty spot

20 February 2024

Flytippers have struck again at New Forest beauty spots, dumping children’s toys at Beaulieu’s aerodrome.


Forest council employee took bribes from roofer for work

20 February 2024
Forest council employee took bribes from roofer for work

Forest council employee took bribes from roofer for work

20 February 2024

An ex-NFDC worker has been jailed for more than four years after he took bribes from a roofer who would then submit inflated work invoices.


Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

20 February 2024
Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

20 February 2024

Christchurch residents are being urged to join in a “long overdue” consultation on the future direction for BCP Council’s library service.


Thieves steal electric and push bikes from Pennington garages

19 February 2024
Thieves steal electric and push bikes from Pennington garages

Thieves steal electric and push bikes from Pennington garages

19 February 2024

Thieves stole five bicycles after breaking into garages in Pennington.


Freight firm secures future with courier buyout

19 February 2024
Freight firm secures future with courier buyout

Freight firm secures future with courier buyout

19 February 2024

A Totton freight company says it is taking the next step towards securing its future growth after buying out a courier business.


Letter: Better provision for cycling on New Forest would be helpful

18 February 2024
Letter: Better provision for cycling on New Forest would be helpful

Letter: Better provision for cycling on New Forest would be helpful

18 February 2024

‘There’s no way I would allow my daughter to ride on some of the Forest’s roads alone.’


Lymington ‘has never looked so uncared-for’ – litter pickers

18 February 2024
Lymington ‘has never looked so uncared-for’ – litter pickers

Lymington ‘has never looked so uncared-for’ – litter pickers

18 February 2024

Community-minded litter pickers said Lymington has “never looked so uncared for” after finding commercial waste dumped in the streets.


Campaign call for WWII heroes to be honoured

17 February 2024
Campaign call for WWII heroes to be honoured

Campaign call for WWII heroes to be honoured

17 February 2024

A campaign has been launched to commemorate a Second World War hero from the New Forest.


Double award win for island ferry

17 February 2024
Double award win for island ferry

Double award win for island ferry

17 February 2024

Lymington’s Wightlink ferry service has won two awards for offering “ethical and environmentally friendly” choices to its customers.


Letter: Beach access at Milford would be nice

17 February 2024
Letter: Beach access at Milford would be nice

Letter: Beach access at Milford would be nice

17 February 2024

‘What happened to the steps that offered access in years past?’


Forest flytipping on rise, figures show

16 February 2024
Forest flytipping on rise, figures show

Forest flytipping on rise, figures show

16 February 2024

Flytipping incidents across the New Forest are on the rise, according to government figures.


Dinner dance fundraiser for little Esmé

15 February 2024
Dinner dance fundraiser for little Esmé

Dinner dance fundraiser for little Esmé

15 February 2024

A fundraising dinner dance will be held in aid of a three-year-old girl from Christchurch who suffers around 100 seizures per day.


Flippin’ poor weather for pancake race day

14 February 2024
Flippin’ poor weather for pancake race day

Flippin’ poor weather for pancake race day

14 February 2024

Children and the young at heart braved downpours and chilly weather to take part in Brockenhurst’s annual community pancake races.


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