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Start date for £5.5m A35 Holmsley Bridge replacement

Start date for £5.5m A35 Holmsley Bridge replacement

Start date for £5.5m A35 Holmsley Bridge replacement

16 March 2021

A £5.5m project to replace the worn-out Holmsley Bridge on the A35 will start in earnest in August, Hampshire County Council has announced...


Another mass dumping of mattresses in the New Forest

Another mass dumping of mattresses in the New Forest

Another mass dumping of mattresses in the New Forest

01 February 2021

ANOTHER mass dumping of mattresses has been found in the New Forest, costing hundreds to clear away...


Thousands raised for New Forest schools' home-study laptops

Thousands raised for New Forest schools' home-study laptops

Thousands raised for New Forest schools' home-study laptops

01 February 2021

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised across the New Forest to help fill the shortage of laptops for pupils studying at home...


A35 set for three weeks of traffic lights at Holmsley Bridge

A35 set for three weeks of traffic lights at Holmsley Bridge

A35 set for three weeks of traffic lights at Holmsley Bridge

10 January 2021

MOTORISTS will have to contend with temporary traffic lights on one of the main routes through the New Forest as preparations begin for a £5.5m bridge replacement scheme...


A year's repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

A year's repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

A year's repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

09 December 2020

A 40mph precautionary speed limit applies at Holmsley bridge WORK to replace a deteriorating bridge on a major route through the New Forest will begin…


'We will miss her presence' – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

'We will miss her presence' – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

'We will miss her presence' – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

05 December 2020

Dionis Macnair was made an MBE in 2010 THE first woman to serve on the Verderers’ Court, Dionis Macnair, has retired nearly half a century after first…


Convicted New Forest trader set for US prison argues against sentence on coronavirus grounds

Convicted New Forest trader set for US prison argues against sentence on coronavirus grounds

Convicted New Forest trader set for US prison argues against sentence on coronavirus grounds

03 December 2020

Mark Johnson leaves US District Court in Brooklyn in 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) LAWYERS acting for a Burley trader convicted of a £3.5bn energy deal…


Road under Holmsley bridge set for temporary closure

Road under Holmsley bridge set for temporary closure

Road under Holmsley bridge set for temporary closure

23 November 2020

Holmsley bridge is set for repairs worth £5.5m THE road running underneath Holmsley bridge will be temporarily closed for an inspection ahead of major…


New Forest currency trader faces US jail after latest appeal fails

New Forest currency trader faces US jail after latest appeal fails

New Forest currency trader faces US jail after latest appeal fails

14 November 2020

Mark Johnson leaving the US District Court in Brooklyn in 2016 (picture: AP/Kathy Willens) A NEW Forest man could return to a US jail after his second…


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...


Four rescued from car after engine cuts out as driver tried to cross New Forest ford

Four rescued from car after engine cuts out as driver tried to cross New Forest ford

Four rescued from car after engine cuts out as driver tried to cross New Forest ford

26 October 2020

The Mercedes got stuck in Mill Lawn Brook watersplash, Burley (photo: Simon Rowley) FOUR people had to be rescued by firefighters after their car was…


New coffee shop and playpark approved on site of derelict buildings in village centre

New coffee shop and playpark approved on site of derelict buildings in village centre

New coffee shop and playpark approved on site of derelict buildings in village centre

17 October 2020

The derelict buildings behind Shappen Stores will be redeveloped in to a café and play area A NEW coffee shop, children’s playpark and entertainment space…


New Forest Fairy Festival cancelled by Public Health England

New Forest Fairy Festival cancelled by Public Health England

New Forest Fairy Festival cancelled by Public Health England

24 September 2020

The New Forest Fairy Festival was to be held this weekend THE New Forest Fairy Festival, due to have been held in Burley this weekend, has been cancelled. Organisers…


New appeal in the US for Forest money trader convicted of £3.5bn fraud

New appeal in the US for Forest money trader convicted of £3.5bn fraud

New appeal in the US for Forest money trader convicted of £3.5bn fraud

12 September 2020

Mark Johnson was HSBC Bank's head of foreign exchange cash trading A BURLEY currency trader who faces jail in the US unless he can overturn his conviction…


PICTURES: Puppy love as thousands turn up for revamped Dogstival

PICTURES: Puppy love as thousands turn up for revamped Dogstival

PICTURES: Puppy love as thousands turn up for revamped Dogstival

07 September 2020

MORE than 6,500 people flocked to Dogstival over the weekend, enjoying the sunshine and the freedom to attend an event after so many have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic...


Asbestos alert over latest pile of waste dumped in New Forest

Asbestos alert over latest pile of waste dumped in New Forest

Asbestos alert over latest pile of waste dumped in New Forest

03 August 2020

Waste containing what appears to be asbestos was dumped at Dur Hill, near Burley (pictures: Forestry England) A PILE of hazardous waste containing what…


Major New Forest outdoor events confirmed to return this summer

Major New Forest outdoor events confirmed to return this summer

Major New Forest outdoor events confirmed to return this summer

02 August 2020

This year's Dogstival will be held at Burley Park (picture: Steve West) TWO major New Forest events have confirmed their return this summer following…


Police hunting motorist who drove off from three-vehicle smash

Police hunting motorist who drove off from three-vehicle smash

Police hunting motorist who drove off from three-vehicle smash

02 July 2020

(Photo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue) POLICE are hunting a driver who failed to stop following a three-vehicle collision on the A31 near Burley which resulted…


'Generations of memories' lost in destroyed stable after bonfire spreads

'Generations of memories' lost in destroyed stable after bonfire spreads

'Generations of memories' lost in destroyed stable after bonfire spreads

08 June 2020

A firefighter battles the flames (picture: Becky Browning) “GENERATIONS of memories” were lost when flames spread from a bonfire and ripped through former…


Plans to demolish village centre buildings for playpark, entertainment space and coffee shop

Plans to demolish village centre buildings for playpark, entertainment space and coffee shop

Plans to demolish village centre buildings for playpark, entertainment space and coffee shop

31 May 2020

The butcher and post office would continue trading PLANS for a new entertainment space, children’s playpark and coffee shop in the centre of Burley have…


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