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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.

Hundreds sign petition for crossing at busy Lymington quay access

10 June 2022
Hundreds sign petition for crossing at busy Lymington quay access

Hundreds sign petition for crossing at busy Lymington quay access

10 June 2022

CAMPAIGNERS from Lymington's Bottom of the Town Group have submitted a petition calling for a crossing at the busy Captains Row access to the Quay


Christchurch MP given slap on wrist over Covid claim

10 June 2022
Christchurch MP given slap on wrist over Covid claim

Christchurch MP given slap on wrist over Covid claim

10 June 2022

CHRISTCHURCH MP Sir Chris Chope received a slap on the wrist from over his claim more than 10,000 people had reacted badly to Covid jabs.

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Brockenhurst man ordered to wear tag after attacking staff at New Milton store

08 June 2022
Brockenhurst man ordered to wear tag after attacking staff at New Milton store

Brockenhurst man ordered to wear tag after attacking staff at New Milton store

08 June 2022

A BROCKENHURST man who harassed and assaulted shop staff was ordered to wear an electronic tag for three months.


New Forest golf centre given post-pandemic £50,000 rent reduction

08 June 2022
New Forest golf centre given post-pandemic £50,000 rent reduction

New Forest golf centre given post-pandemic £50,000 rent reduction

08 June 2022

DIBDEN Golf Centre has been given a temporary £50,000 annual rent reduction by New Forest District Council to help it recover from the pandemic.


NFDC approves air quality policies slammed as 'not robust enough'

07 June 2022
NFDC approves air quality policies slammed as 'not robust enough'

NFDC approves air quality policies slammed as 'not robust enough'

07 June 2022

OPPOSITION councillors have criticised new policies for monitoring the impact of development on air quality in the New Forest as not "robust enough".


Inside the New Forest riverbank home which could be yours for a cool £4.5m

06 June 2022
Inside the New Forest riverbank home which could be yours for a cool £4.5m

Inside the New Forest riverbank home which could be yours for a cool £4.5m

06 June 2022

A FOUR-BEDROOM single-storey home set on the banks of Beaulieu River which comes with its own pontoon has gone on sale with a guide price of £4.5m.

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New Forest residents feeling the squeeze of cost-of-living crisis

06 June 2022
New Forest residents feeling the squeeze of cost-of-living crisis

New Forest residents feeling the squeeze of cost-of-living crisis

06 June 2022

LOCAL households are feeling the squeeze from the cost-of-living crisis as a New Forest charity reported a threefold rise in people asking for help.


U-turn on fence plan for New Forest play park despite winning 'nuisance noise' court battle

03 June 2022
U-turn on fence plan for New Forest play park despite winning 'nuisance noise' court battle

U-turn on fence plan for New Forest play park despite winning 'nuisance noise' court battle

03 June 2022

A VILLAGE trust which fought off a legal bid to force it to lock a “nuisance” play park in Brockenhurst overnight has now submitted fencing plans.


Businesses hit by A31 work offered support

31 May 2022
Businesses hit by A31 work offered support

Businesses hit by A31 work offered support

31 May 2022

BUSINESSES in Ringwood affected by the major scheme to improve the A31 have been invited to a support day with free advice.


Draven Jewell found not guilty of murdering Pennington dad Max Maguire

30 May 2022
Draven Jewell found not guilty of murdering Pennington dad Max Maguire

Draven Jewell found not guilty of murdering Pennington dad Max Maguire

30 May 2022

A MAN accused of murdering Pennington dad Max Maguire has been cleared of the charge but found guilty of his manslaughter.


Plans approved for former Lymington High Street post office

30 May 2022
Plans approved for former Lymington High Street post office

Plans approved for former Lymington High Street post office

30 May 2022

APPROVAL has been given for the Royal Mail to turn Lymington’s empty former post office into parcel centre.

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Duchess sees off veterans heading to New Milton charity's Himalayas trek

27 May 2022
Duchess sees off veterans heading to New Milton charity's Himalayas trek

Duchess sees off veterans heading to New Milton charity's Himalayas trek

27 May 2022

A GROUP of amputee and injured military veterans were given a royal send off before embarking on a 12-day Himalayas trek.


Parish council asked for 'dangerous' bridge limit suspension, roads boss says

27 May 2022
Parish council asked for 'dangerous' bridge limit suspension, roads boss says

Parish council asked for 'dangerous' bridge limit suspension, roads boss says

27 May 2022

THE “highly dangerous” suspension of a bridge weight limit in Brockenhurst was requested by the parish council, according to Hampshire’s roads chief.


New Forest leisure centre membership down a fifth on pre-Covid levels

27 May 2022
New Forest leisure centre membership down a fifth on pre-Covid levels

New Forest leisure centre membership down a fifth on pre-Covid levels

27 May 2022

MEMBERSHIP at the New Forest’s five public leisure centres are down by nearly a fifth on pre-Covid levels, it has emerged.


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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