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Jonathan Waller grew up in the New Forest and has worked at the A&T for more than 16 years. He is a senior reporter whose beat includes New Forest District Council and the courts.

Jail for New Milton drug dealer who attacked man with baseball bat

24 May 2022
Jail for New Milton drug dealer who attacked man with baseball bat

Jail for New Milton drug dealer who attacked man with baseball bat

24 May 2022

A DRUG dealer struck a man with a baseball bat before pulling out a knife and telling another that he would "skin him alive".

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Lymington woman attacked police officer

23 May 2022
Lymington woman attacked police officer

Lymington woman attacked police officer

23 May 2022

ATTACKING a police constable landed a Lymington woman with a £100 fine.


Plea to replace A35 fences which are a 'pushover' for animals

23 May 2022
Plea to replace A35 fences which are a 'pushover' for animals

Plea to replace A35 fences which are a 'pushover' for animals

23 May 2022

FENCES alongside the A35 need replacing or hungry animals could cause a hazard to motorists, a parish councillor warned.


Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after falling from window in Ringwood

20 May 2022
Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after falling from window in Ringwood

Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after falling from window in Ringwood

20 May 2022

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was taken to hospital after falling from a second-storey window in Ringwood.


Villagers call for brakes on 'highly dangerous' removal of bridge weight limit

20 May 2022
Villagers call for brakes on 'highly dangerous' removal of bridge weight limit

Villagers call for brakes on 'highly dangerous' removal of bridge weight limit

20 May 2022

THE lifting of weight restrictions on a Brockenhurst bridge has been branded “highly dangerous” by angry residents.


NFDC makes mystery 'biggest' commercial investment

19 May 2022
NFDC makes mystery 'biggest' commercial investment

NFDC makes mystery 'biggest' commercial investment

19 May 2022

THE "biggest" single commercial investment by New Forest District Council has been signed off by the ruling cabinet.

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Four days of road closures on Waterside announced

19 May 2022
Four days of road closures on Waterside announced

Four days of road closures on Waterside announced

19 May 2022

A SERIES of road closures are set to take place across the Waterside over the coming days, Hampshire County Council has announced.

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Christchurch facilities neglect claim sees BCP handover promise

19 May 2022
Christchurch facilities neglect claim sees BCP handover promise

Christchurch facilities neglect claim sees BCP handover promise

19 May 2022

CLAIMS that BCP Council has let Christchurch recreation facilities go to “rack and ruin” prompted a pledge to fulfil a handover promise.


Max Maguire murder trial: Jury hears accused acted in self-defence

18 May 2022
Max Maguire murder trial: Jury hears accused acted in self-defence

Max Maguire murder trial: Jury hears accused acted in self-defence

18 May 2022

A MAN accused of stabbing to death Max Maguire in Lymington claimed he acted in self-defence when his brother was attacked, a jury was told.


Four New Forest areas in UK's top 20% most income deprived

18 May 2022
Four New Forest areas in UK's top 20% most income deprived

Four New Forest areas in UK's top 20% most income deprived

18 May 2022

A SPECIAL committee could be set up to monitor four New Forest neighbourhoods ranked in the top 20% nationwide for income deprivation.

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Closures start on A31 near Ringwood amid bridge demolition

17 May 2022
Closures start on A31 near Ringwood amid bridge demolition

Closures start on A31 near Ringwood amid bridge demolition

17 May 2022

TODAY (Tuesday) will see the first of seven brief closures of the A31 amid a major ongoing project to upgrade the route.

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'Brilliant' – CQC rating caps turnaround at New Milton care home

17 May 2022
'Brilliant' – CQC rating caps turnaround at New Milton care home

'Brilliant' – CQC rating caps turnaround at New Milton care home

17 May 2022

A ONCE failing New Milton care home has achieved a turnaround to be praised as ‘good’ by the national watchdog.


New ID plans for next New Forest elections

17 May 2022
New ID plans for next New Forest elections

New ID plans for next New Forest elections

17 May 2022

RESIDENTS without a suitable form of ID will have to apply to New Forest District Council for a special voter card later this year.

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Inside the sprawling Burley mansion on market for £7.75m

17 May 2022
Inside the sprawling Burley mansion on market for £7.75m

Inside the sprawling Burley mansion on market for £7.75m

17 May 2022

ONE of the foremost properties in the New Forest has hit the market for £7.75m.


Jury ordered to clear one of two brothers accused of murder

16 May 2022
Jury ordered to clear one of two brothers accused of murder

Jury ordered to clear one of two brothers accused of murder

16 May 2022

ONE of the brothers standing trial over the murder of Lymington fisherman Max Maguire has been cleared.


'Tragic accident' of baby's drowning in bath at Christchurch home

16 May 2022
'Tragic accident' of baby's drowning in bath at Christchurch home

'Tragic accident' of baby's drowning in bath at Christchurch home

16 May 2022

A NINE-MONTH-OLD baby drowned in the bath in a "tragic accident" after her mother passed out at their Christchurch home, an inquest heard.


Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

14 May 2022
Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

14 May 2022

THEY were the lumberjills: members of the Women’s Timber Corps launched 80 years ago which sent hundreds to work in the New Forest during WWII.


Brockenhurst festival to return this summer

13 May 2022
Brockenhurst festival to return this summer

Brockenhurst festival to return this summer

13 May 2022

AFTER a two-year absence due to the pandemic, a family friendly beer festival in Brockenhurst is back this summer.


'Party pub' wins bid to build outside bar despite neighbour objections

12 May 2022
'Party pub' wins bid to build outside bar despite neighbour objections

'Party pub' wins bid to build outside bar despite neighbour objections

12 May 2022

A CHRISTCHURCH inn has been given permission to install a bar in its garden despite claims by objectors it was already an "open-air party pub".


16-year-olds deny murder of Walkford man

12 May 2022
16-year-olds deny murder of Walkford man

16-year-olds deny murder of Walkford man

12 May 2022

TWO boys will stand trial at Winchester Crown Court after they pleaded not guilty to murdering Walkford man Edward Reeve.


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