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Allotment tenant started ‘extremely frightening’ fire that damaged homes

Allotment tenant started ‘extremely frightening’ fire that damaged homes

Allotment tenant started ‘extremely frightening’ fire that damaged homes

27 February 2024

A Ringwood allotment tenant could be evicted after starting an “extremely frightening” fire that damaged nearby homes.


Vital Forest service to continue thanks to grants

Vital Forest service to continue thanks to grants

Vital Forest service to continue thanks to grants

24 February 2024

An organisation which clears dead animals from the Forest has raised £10,000 to purchase a new trailer to ensure the essential service continues.


Milford Primary School pupils help unveil new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry

Milford Primary School pupils help unveil new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry

Milford Primary School pupils help unveil new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry

21 February 2024

Pupils from Milford Primary School enjoyed helping to unveil a new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry.


Load of children’s toys in large flytip at Forest beauty spot

Load of children’s toys in large flytip at Forest beauty spot

Load of children’s toys in large flytip at Forest beauty spot

20 February 2024

Flytippers have struck again at New Forest beauty spots, dumping children’s toys at Beaulieu’s aerodrome.


Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

20 February 2024

Volunteers at the National Coastwatch Institution’s Hengistbury Head base enjoyed a royal visit in the run-up to the charity’s 30th anniversary.


Lymington ‘has never looked so uncared-for’ – litter pickers

Lymington ‘has never looked so uncared-for’ – litter pickers

Lymington ‘has never looked so uncared-for’ – litter pickers

18 February 2024

Community-minded litter pickers said Lymington has “never looked so uncared for” after finding commercial waste dumped in the streets.


Forest flytipping on rise, figures show

Forest flytipping on rise, figures show

Forest flytipping on rise, figures show

16 February 2024

Flytipping incidents across the New Forest are on the rise, according to government figures.


Three rescued from village floodwater

Three rescued from village floodwater

Three rescued from village floodwater

09 February 2024

Three pensioners were rescued by firefighters today after a patient transport vehicle reportedly got stuck in floodwater.


‘Garotting flytippers with their intestines’ would reduce offences, New Forest MP says

‘Garotting flytippers with their intestines’ would reduce offences, New Forest MP says

‘Garotting flytippers with their intestines’ would reduce offences, New Forest MP says

01 February 2024

A New Forest MP has told Parliament that penalties for fly-tipping are “insufficient” ahead of proposals to close two tips in the area.


Deer on menu at local nurseries to help with culling

Deer on menu at local nurseries to help with culling

Deer on menu at local nurseries to help with culling

26 January 2024

A children’s nursery with branches in Christchurch and the New Forest is introducing deer to its menu to help with a culling of the animals.


Major enhancement set to make beauty spot ‘feather in the cap for New Milton’

Major enhancement set to make beauty spot ‘feather in the cap for New Milton’

Major enhancement set to make beauty spot ‘feather in the cap for New Milton’

24 January 2024

Councillors are looking forward to a local beauty spot becoming “a real feather in the cap for New Milton” following major improvement works.


Help wanted for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Help wanted for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Help wanted for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

23 January 2024

The world’s largest survey of garden birds – critical in monitoring declining species – needs people to join this weekend’s count.


Residents claim ‘victory’ in Jesmond Wood planning battle – but celebrations could be short-lived

Residents claim ‘victory’ in Jesmond Wood planning battle – but celebrations could be short-lived

Residents claim ‘victory’ in Jesmond Wood planning battle – but celebrations could be short-lived

23 January 2024

Highcliffe residents are claiming “victory” after developer withdraws his appeal over Jesmond Wood.

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Have say your on controversial quarry plans in New Forest

Have say your on controversial quarry plans in New Forest

Have say your on controversial quarry plans in New Forest

19 January 2024

People are being urged to have a say over controversial proposals that would lead to new mines and quarries being built on the Forest.


New Forest tip under threat of closure

New Forest tip under threat of closure

New Forest tip under threat of closure

16 January 2024

The potential closure of a New Forest household waste and recycling centre would be “a complete disaster” for the area, a councillor has warned.


Residents slammed for flytipping after call for action over ‘disgusting’ recycling site

Residents slammed for flytipping after call for action over ‘disgusting’ recycling site

Residents slammed for flytipping after call for action over ‘disgusting’ recycling site

16 January 2024

Residents have been slammed for flytipping at a Lymington recycling area after complaints about the ‘disgusting’ state of the site.

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‘A brilliant idea’ – hedgehog warning signs could be set for New Forest

‘A brilliant idea’ – hedgehog warning signs could be set for New Forest

‘A brilliant idea’ – hedgehog warning signs could be set for New Forest

15 January 2024

Hedgehog warning signs could pop up across the Forest after a rule change – and a local rescuer has welcomed the plan as “a brilliant idea”.


Pine martens thriving and breeding in New Forest, conservationists discover

Pine martens thriving and breeding in New Forest, conservationists discover

Pine martens thriving and breeding in New Forest, conservationists discover

14 January 2024

The pine marten population continues to expand across the New Forest, a study by conservationists has confirmed.


‘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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Approved waste incinerator unlikely to go ahead, says energy expert

Approved waste incinerator unlikely to go ahead, says energy expert

Approved waste incinerator unlikely to go ahead, says energy expert

11 January 2024

A power generating waste incinerator at Parley is unlikely to be built despite having planning approval, according to an energy expert.


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