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'Sharp as a tack' Stella beats Covid to reach her century

'Sharp as a tack' Stella beats Covid to reach her century

'Sharp as a tack' Stella beats Covid to reach her century

30 January 2021

TO be diagnosed with Covid-19 two days before your 100th birthday would leave most people reeling. It certainly worried the family of great-grandmother Stella Hunt who celebrated the century milestone last Saturday...


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

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...


'Disgusting' vandalism of Christmas tree on Barton clifftop

'Disgusting' vandalism of Christmas tree on Barton clifftop

'Disgusting' vandalism of Christmas tree on Barton clifftop

24 December 2020

Vandals hacked down a Christmas tree on Barton clifftop, but efforts have since been made to repair it “IT’S disgusting” – this was the reaction of a…


Dog walker airlifted from notorious Barton mudflats

Dog walker airlifted from notorious Barton mudflats

Dog walker airlifted from notorious Barton mudflats

20 November 2020

Rescue teams at the scene (pictures: Southbourne Coastguard) A DOG walker had to be airlifted by helicopter after becoming stuck waist-deep in mud on…


Thrown out – plan to demolish home in exclusive road and replace with four houses

Thrown out – plan to demolish home in exclusive road and replace with four houses

Thrown out – plan to demolish home in exclusive road and replace with four houses

20 November 2020

The scheme was planned for Barton Common Lane (picture: Google) A BID to demolish a home in an exclusive Barton road to make way for four houses was narrowly…


PICTURES: Remembrance under lockdown – communities honour the fallen

PICTURES: Remembrance under lockdown – communities honour the fallen

PICTURES: Remembrance under lockdown – communities honour the fallen

09 November 2020

PEOPLE across the New Forest and Christchurch honoured the fallen differently this year as the pandemic forced the scaling-back of annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations...


Raiders take £7,000 worth of jewels, fragrances and cash from home

Raiders take £7,000 worth of jewels, fragrances and cash from home

Raiders take £7,000 worth of jewels, fragrances and cash from home

08 November 2020

The thieves targeted a home on Barton Lane (picture: Google) JEWELLERY, cash and fragrances to the value of £7,000 were stolen by thieves from a Barton…


How you can take part in local Remembrance events

How you can take part in local Remembrance events

How you can take part in local Remembrance events

06 November 2020

DETERMINED to mark this year’s Remembrance despite tough new Covid lockdown laws, the community of Pennington came together a few days early to lay wreaths at the village’s war memorial...


Rescuers race against rising tide to help woman hurt on rocks

Rescuers race against rising tide to help woman hurt on rocks

Rescuers race against rising tide to help woman hurt on rocks

03 November 2020

Emergency services at Barton beach (picture: SCAS) RESCUE teams raced against time to help a walker who had fallen on rocks at Barton beach as the tide…


Lockdown cancels town Remembrance Day commemorations

Lockdown cancels town Remembrance Day commemorations

Lockdown cancels town Remembrance Day commemorations

02 November 2020

Harmeet Singh Brar from Sikh Council Hampshire said he intended to still lay a wreath at the Indian memorial THE new month-long national lockdown has…


Women's group serves up plates protest at Forest MP's office over school meals vote

Women's group serves up plates protest at Forest MP's office over school meals vote

Women's group serves up plates protest at Forest MP's office over school meals vote

28 October 2020

Plates left at Sir Desmond Swayne's constituency office in Barton A LOAD of empty plates was dumped at the entrance to a New Forest MP’s constituency…


Dead porpoise washed ashore at Barton beach

Dead porpoise washed ashore at Barton beach

Dead porpoise washed ashore at Barton beach

26 October 2020

The porpoise had been dead "for some time" COASTGUARD officers were sent to Barton beach after a large, dead porpoise was washed ashore. Responding to…


Town council votes against plans to demolish house for four new homes

Town council votes against plans to demolish house for four new homes

Town council votes against plans to demolish house for four new homes

25 October 2020

The homes would be built in Barton Common Lane (picture: Google) PLANS to replace a Barton home with four new houses have been opposed by town councillors. Property…


Two cut free from car after crash at Barton

Two cut free from car after crash at Barton

Two cut free from car after crash at Barton

20 October 2020

The injured pair were handed over to paramedics FIREFIGHTERS had to free two elderly people from an overturned vehicle following a crash on the A337 at…


'Ridiculous' raid on 21 beach huts costs owners thousands as thieves escape with coffee, tea, cushions and towels

'Ridiculous' raid on 21 beach huts costs owners thousands as thieves escape with coffee, tea, cushions and towels

'Ridiculous' raid on 21 beach huts costs owners thousands as thieves escape with coffee, tea, cushions and towels

08 October 2020

The mess inside Roy Edwin's Barton beach hut following the raid MORE than 20 Barton beach huts were ransacked causing thousands of pounds worth of damage…


Dog owner's plea to fishermen after pet hurt on discarded fish hook

Dog owner's plea to fishermen after pet hurt on discarded fish hook

Dog owner's plea to fishermen after pet hurt on discarded fish hook

03 October 2020

It's not the first time a dog has been hurt on a hook at Barton beach A DOG owner is appealing to fishermen to take their hooks home after her pet had…


Byron Road lights display among swathe of popular events axed as organisers reconsider amid growing infection rates

Byron Road lights display among swathe of popular events axed as organisers reconsider amid growing infection rates

Byron Road lights display among swathe of popular events axed as organisers reconsider amid growing infection rates

18 September 2020

The Byron Road lights have raised more than £80,000 over the years (photo: Becky Bryant) A STRING of popular events have been cancelled across the New…


Barton pilot killed in Battle of Britain remembered on 80th anniversary

Barton pilot killed in Battle of Britain remembered on 80th anniversary

Barton pilot killed in Battle of Britain remembered on 80th anniversary

15 September 2020

Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain (photo: © IWM CH 1508) THE memory of an RAF pilot from Barton killed in action aged 20 has been honoured as this year…


New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

09 August 2020

One of the new anti-litter billboards BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to…


Woman rescued from cliff face after fracturing ankle

Woman rescued from cliff face after fracturing ankle

Woman rescued from cliff face after fracturing ankle

31 July 2020

The casualty is taken to the lifeboat EMERGENCY crews rescued a woman who fractured her ankle on Barton cliff face yesterday (Thursday) evening. Lymington’s…


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