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Motorists face three weeks of misery with Avon Causeway closure

Motorists face three weeks of misery with Avon Causeway closure

Motorists face three weeks of misery with Avon Causeway closure

09 February 2024

A major route linking Christchurch with the New Forest is set to be shut for nearly three weeks


Vet brands animal cruelty ‘worst seen’ in his career as brothers jailed

Vet brands animal cruelty ‘worst seen’ in his career as brothers jailed

Vet brands animal cruelty ‘worst seen’ in his career as brothers jailed

23 January 2024

Two brothers have been jailed for sadistic animal cruelty offences which were said by a vet to be the worst case of abuse he had ever seen.


New Forest XL bully owner on the stigma surrounding her ‘big, friendly softie’

New Forest XL bully owner on the stigma surrounding her ‘big, friendly softie’

New Forest XL bully owner on the stigma surrounding her ‘big, friendly softie’

21 January 2024

An XL bully owner has described the hardship and emotional turmoil she has faced in the wake of new government restrictions on the breed.

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‘Get out and dig ditches’ flood-hit residents told

‘Get out and dig ditches’ flood-hit residents told

‘Get out and dig ditches’ flood-hit residents told

12 January 2024

Residents living in flood-hit communities have been told to “get out and dig ditches” to help prevent more wet weather misery.

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Girl charged with arson and assault after activity centre fire

Girl charged with arson and assault after activity centre fire

Girl charged with arson and assault after activity centre fire

12 January 2024

A teenager is facing arson and assault charges after an alleged deliberate blaze at a New Forest activity centre.


Roads closed and flood warnings continue as area mops up after ‘Biblical’ rainfall

Roads closed and flood warnings continue as area mops up after ‘Biblical’ rainfall

Roads closed and flood warnings continue as area mops up after ‘Biblical’ rainfall

05 January 2024

Heavy rainfall across the New Forest and Christchurch saw roads flooded and cars abandoned yesterday as well as the closure of a leisure centre.


Car ploughs into recently rechristened village bridge

Car ploughs into recently rechristened village bridge

Car ploughs into recently rechristened village bridge

21 December 2023

A motorist escaped unhurt after a car ploughed into a recently renamed bridge outside a Sopley pub.


Fire crews tackle suspected deliberate fire at New Forest activity centre

Fire crews tackle suspected deliberate fire at New Forest activity centre

Fire crews tackle suspected deliberate fire at New Forest activity centre

20 December 2023

A teenage girl received medical treatment after a suspected deliberate blaze at a New Forest activity centre.


Two villages set to lose their medical centres

Two villages set to lose their medical centres

Two villages set to lose their medical centres

19 December 2023

Village medical practices in Bransgore and Burton are set to close under plans announced by Christchurch Medical Partnership.

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Flooding victim’s fears for development of 100 homes nearby

Flooding victim’s fears for development of 100 homes nearby

Flooding victim’s fears for development of 100 homes nearby

29 November 2023

A villager who is regularly trapped in her home by floodwater says she fears a new housing development will make the problem worse.

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Controversial New Forest caravan park has lawful rights axed

Controversial New Forest caravan park has lawful rights axed

Controversial New Forest caravan park has lawful rights axed

23 October 2023

A £10m New Forest caravan park development has had its certificate of lawfulness revoked by the national park authority.


Pair hurt in crash on A35

Pair hurt in crash on A35

Pair hurt in crash on A35

19 October 2023

Two people were hurt in a crash between a van and a car near a busy junction on the A35 at Hinton.


Controversial New Forest caravan park site could lose lawful rights

Controversial New Forest caravan park site could lose lawful rights

Controversial New Forest caravan park site could lose lawful rights

18 October 2023

A controversial £10m mobile home park in the New Forest could have its certificate of lawfulness revoked as part of an ongoing planning battle.

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Royalty and motoring royalty stop by New Forest activity centre

Royalty and motoring royalty stop by New Forest activity centre

Royalty and motoring royalty stop by New Forest activity centre

16 October 2023

Princess Anne visited a New Forest activity centre alongside a Formula 1 legend to mark the launch of a £6.4m refurb project.


Police find suspected stolen bikes during visit to make unrelated arrest

Police find suspected stolen bikes during visit to make unrelated arrest

Police find suspected stolen bikes during visit to make unrelated arrest

13 October 2023

Police discovered two bicycles believed to have been stolen when they attended a Bransgore property to make an unrelated arrest.


Young conservationist honoured for work with marine life

Young conservationist honoured for work with marine life

Young conservationist honoured for work with marine life

28 September 2023

A budding conservationist from Bransgore was the youngest to receive a special award from the county’s wildlife trust for his work with marine life.


Culture Secretary visits New Forest activity centre ahead of funding announcement

Culture Secretary visits New Forest activity centre ahead of funding announcement

Culture Secretary visits New Forest activity centre ahead of funding announcement

27 September 2023

The Culture Secretary stopped by a New Forest activity centre this week in the run-up to a government announcement on a funding boost for youngsters.


Raiders steal jetski and ride-on mower in overnight raids

Raiders steal jetski and ride-on mower in overnight raids

Raiders steal jetski and ride-on mower in overnight raids

22 September 2023

Police are hunting thieves who stole a distinctive jetski and a ride-on mower in separate raids.


Plan to cut speed limits in villages

Plan to cut speed limits in villages

Plan to cut speed limits in villages

20 September 2023

Proposals to slash the speed limit on two Highcliffe roads from 40mph to 30mph have been welcomed by villagers.

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Biker hurt in crash with car near New Milton

Biker hurt in crash with car near New Milton

Biker hurt in crash with car near New Milton

08 September 2023

A motorcyclist in his 70s was badly hurt in a collision with a car at Hinton, near New Milton.


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