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Local firms step up to the plate after government rejects holiday food voucher extension

26 October 2020
Local firms step up to the plate after government rejects holiday food voucher extension

Local firms step up to the plate after government rejects holiday food voucher extension

26 October 2020

The government decided not to extend school holiday food vouchers (file photo) BUSINESSES are rallying behind the high-profile free school meals campaign…


Scrapping town's free parking will 'hit workers and shoppers'

25 October 2020
Scrapping town's free parking will 'hit workers and shoppers'

Scrapping town's free parking will 'hit workers and shoppers'

25 October 2020

Totton's Westfield Road car park is currently free to use (picture: Google) SCRAPPING free parking in Totton town centre will hit shoppers and low-paid…


Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

21 October 2020
Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

21 October 2020

This is set to be a familiar sight across the New Forest, under council plans MORE than 90% of homes in the New Forest look set for wheelie bins after…


Discount scheme to boost Forest pubs and restaurants

18 October 2020
Discount scheme to boost Forest pubs and restaurants

Discount scheme to boost Forest pubs and restaurants

18 October 2020

The tea rooms at Furzey Gardens is among those taking part DINERS eating out at pubs and restaurants in the New Forest can enjoy midweek deals while aiding…


Marshals to patrol New Forest streets ensuring residents follow Covid rules

16 October 2020
Marshals to patrol New Forest streets ensuring residents follow Covid rules

Marshals to patrol New Forest streets ensuring residents follow Covid rules

16 October 2020

The marshals may be seen at Lymington market SO-CALLED Covid marshals will soon be patrolling New Forest town centres, parks and train stations to make…


New Forest set for rubbish service revamp – including wheelie bins and alternate collections

16 October 2020
New Forest set for rubbish service revamp – including wheelie bins and alternate collections

New Forest set for rubbish service revamp – including wheelie bins and alternate collections

16 October 2020

We could be seeing a lot more of these on New Forest streets WHEELIE bins and alternate weekly rubbish collections are being planned for the New Forest…


Obituary: Peter Baker – former Ringwood councillor was passionate about social equality and ‘always immaculately dressed’

16 October 2020
Obituary: Peter Baker – former Ringwood councillor was passionate about social equality and ‘always immaculately dressed’

Obituary: Peter Baker – former Ringwood councillor was passionate about social equality and ‘always immaculately dressed’

16 October 2020

Peter Baker A FORMER Ringwood councillor and banker with a strong interest in politics, social justice and football has died at the age of 94. The son…


Parking charges plan for Lymington High Street shelved

15 October 2020
Parking charges plan for Lymington High Street shelved

Parking charges plan for Lymington High Street shelved

15 October 2020

Many Lymington High Street have come out against the charges plan TRADERS and shoppers breathed a sigh of relief after it was announced plans for parking…


Developer runs out of time on plan to pump sewage into stream

14 October 2020
Developer runs out of time on plan to pump sewage into stream

Developer runs out of time on plan to pump sewage into stream

14 October 2020

Vernon Dene is still under construction AN application by the owner of a development for 85 mobile homes to pump sewage into a New Forest stream has been…


Police warn online daters of 'romance fraud' as locals scammed out of £2.4m

11 October 2020
Police warn online daters of 'romance fraud' as locals scammed out of £2.4m

Police warn online daters of 'romance fraud' as locals scammed out of £2.4m

11 October 2020

Nearly 300 reports of romance fraud were made across Hampshire and Dorset ONLINE daters are being warned to guard against ‘romance fraud’. As part of…


Under-threat cycling cafe powers on after plans to turn it into housing are refused

08 October 2020
Under-threat cycling cafe powers on after plans to turn it into housing are refused

Under-threat cycling cafe powers on after plans to turn it into housing are refused

08 October 2020

Peter Moore runs Cafe Velo in Star Lane THE owner of a popular cycling café in Ringwood says he will be staying in the saddle after controversial plans…


Coronavirus fears shut New Forest Birth Centre until January

08 October 2020
Coronavirus fears shut New Forest Birth Centre until January

Coronavirus fears shut New Forest Birth Centre until January

08 October 2020

The New Forest Birth Centre is at Ashurst Hospital A BIRTHING centre in Ashurst has temporarily closed because of fears over unsafe staffing levels due…


Thomas Tripp in Lymington set to reopen – with a new name

07 October 2020
Thomas Tripp in Lymington set to reopen – with a new name

Thomas Tripp in Lymington set to reopen – with a new name

07 October 2020

Joe Hibberd (left) and Henry Fry have taken over Lymington’s Thomas Tripp ONE of the Lymington’s best-known pubs will be opening its doors again after…


Paultons Park tops the table for fourth year running, says TripAdvisor

08 August 2019
Paultons Park tops the table for fourth year running, says TripAdvisor

Paultons Park tops the table for fourth year running, says TripAdvisor

08 August 2019

The Flight of the Pterosaur ride at Paultons Park PAULTONS PARK has been named the UK’s number one amusement park by TripAdvisor for the fourth year running. The…


Labour calls for rethink on leisure centre 'privatisation' plans

27 July 2019
Labour calls for rethink on leisure centre 'privatisation' plans

Labour calls for rethink on leisure centre 'privatisation' plans

27 July 2019

The New Forest West branch of the Labour party OPPONENTS of New Forest District Council’s contentious plan to hand the management of public leisure centres…


Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

27 June 2019
Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

27 June 2019

SIR - It was interesting to read last week of Mr Hounsome’s battle with Hampshire County Council regarding their mismanagement of flower-rich roadside…


Met Office issues severe thunderstorms warning

24 June 2019
Met Office issues severe thunderstorms warning

Met Office issues severe thunderstorms warning

24 June 2019

Dark clouds over the New Forest (:Photo: stock image) THUNDERSTORMS have been forecast for the New Forest and Christchurch tomorrow as the Met Office…


Menswear manager Kevin moves to pastures new with gardening service

07 June 2019
Menswear manager Kevin moves to pastures new with gardening service

Menswear manager Kevin moves to pastures new with gardening service

07 June 2019

Kevin Curry has left Osbornes menswear shop in Lymington to start up a gardening business MENSWEAR shop manager Kevin Curry has moved on to pastures new…


Airport business park expansion set to create nearly 2,000 new jobs

23 May 2019
Airport business park expansion set to create nearly 2,000 new jobs

Airport business park expansion set to create nearly 2,000 new jobs

23 May 2019

Aviation Business Park is home to 200 businesses Up to 1,900 jobs will be created at Bournemouth Airport’s business park if plans to extend the site are…


Yacht club's revamped events facilities now available for hire

16 May 2019
Yacht club's revamped events facilities now available for hire

Yacht club's revamped events facilities now available for hire

16 May 2019

Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s rear commodore of house, Roger Wilson, at the facility THE Royal Lymington Yacht Club has revamped its corporate events and…


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