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Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council 'vandalism'

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council 'vandalism'

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council 'vandalism'

20 June 2019

Doug Hounsome by the A35 in 2016 after the orchids were mown down for the second time A RETIRED landscape gardener is furious after finding that Hampshire…


Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

16 May 2019

SIR - The Environment Agency recently warned that over the next 30 years the flood risk to coastal towns is likely to be worse than previously thought…


New Forest beauty spot fly-tippers slammed for 'lack of respect'

New Forest beauty spot fly-tippers slammed for 'lack of respect'

New Forest beauty spot fly-tippers slammed for 'lack of respect'

17 April 2019

The waste was cordoned off to protect the local wildlife (Photo: Forestry England) OFFENDERS responsible for fly-tipping waste at a New Forest beauty…


Protesting pupils take to the streets to 'save our planet'

Protesting pupils take to the streets to 'save our planet'

Protesting pupils take to the streets to 'save our planet'

17 April 2019

Pupils and parents from William Gilpin school gathered outside the town hall PUPILS from William Gilpin School at Pilley stood with youngsters all over…


Plant nursery sorry for urging gardeners to 'stock up' on slug poison awaiting ban

Plant nursery sorry for urging gardeners to 'stock up' on slug poison awaiting ban

Plant nursery sorry for urging gardeners to 'stock up' on slug poison awaiting ban

09 April 2019

A PLANT nursery has apologised and stopped selling a slug poison that will be banned in a few months after putting up a sign urging shoppers to “stock up”...


Supersonic 'air spade' to breathe life into ailing century-old tree

Supersonic 'air spade' to breathe life into ailing century-old tree

Supersonic 'air spade' to breathe life into ailing century-old tree

28 March 2019

Tree experts using the 'air spade' to loosen soil round the 50ft Atlas cedar at Appletree Court, Lyndhurst COUNCIL staff are rooting for a 120-year-old…


Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

14 March 2019

Previous ground investigations at Barton TESTS are under way to find a way of slowing the erosion of Barton cliffs, which is creeping towards scores of…


Walkers warned of dangers of eroding clifftop footpath

Walkers warned of dangers of eroding clifftop footpath

Walkers warned of dangers of eroding clifftop footpath

07 March 2019

The eroded path at taddiford gap between Barton and Milford (Photo: Mark Janicki) WORSENING erosion of a popular clifftop footpath has prompted fears…


Beach hut owners' fury as council hands out demolition orders

Beach hut owners' fury as council hands out demolition orders

Beach hut owners' fury as council hands out demolition orders

22 February 2019

The beach huts at Hordle Cliff near Milford OWNERS are furious after 20 beach huts worth thousands of pounds were ordered to be demolished by New Forest…


Environment probe launched into New Forest 'sludge dumping' claim

Environment probe launched into New Forest 'sludge dumping' claim

Environment probe launched into New Forest 'sludge dumping' claim

15 February 2019

The EEG waste truck was spotted on the B3054 between Beaulieu and Lymington A WASTE firm has had its working relationship with Hampshire County Council…


'We are coming for you,' eco-abusers warned as Chris Packham launches green legal group

'We are coming for you,' eco-abusers warned as Chris Packham launches green legal group

'We are coming for you,' eco-abusers warned as Chris Packham launches green legal group

15 February 2019

Chris Packham has helped launch the new Wild Justice group “WE are coming for you.” TV naturalist Chris Packham has sounded that warning to those abusing…


Parley recycling firm invests in 'ultra-green' technology

Parley recycling firm invests in 'ultra-green' technology

Parley recycling firm invests in 'ultra-green' technology

15 February 2019

Eco’s operations director Justin Dampney (right) and sales director Peter Hardy with the new Untha electric shredder A RECYCLING firm says a new half-a-million…


New Forest star of the show in prime time 'wild wood' BBC documentary

New Forest star of the show in prime time 'wild wood' BBC documentary

New Forest star of the show in prime time 'wild wood' BBC documentary

11 January 2019

Peter Owen Jones meets a goshawk chick during New Forest: a Year in the Wild Wood (Photo: BBC) A NEW documentary exploring the New Forest and why its…


Fishermen in tide of opposition to proposed new regulations on nets

Fishermen in tide of opposition to proposed new regulations on nets

Fishermen in tide of opposition to proposed new regulations on nets

28 December 2018

A fishing boat A TIDE of opposition has surfaced against a plan to impose new net fishing regulations in local waters, amid claims it fails to safeguard…


New Forest's Halo partnership celebrates first anniversary of environmental work

New Forest's Halo partnership celebrates first anniversary of environmental work

New Forest's Halo partnership celebrates first anniversary of environmental work

14 December 2018

Green Halo delegates with New Forest National Park Authority chief executive Alison Barnes (front, third right) THE first anniversary of an innovative…


Milford beach hut owners fear eviction by council as coastal erosion worsens

Milford beach hut owners fear eviction by council as coastal erosion worsens

Milford beach hut owners fear eviction by council as coastal erosion worsens

07 December 2018

Council workers attempt to shore up some of the huts at Hordle Cliff, Milford BEACH hut owners at a coastal beauty spot fear they will be kicked off by…


Blashford Lakes gain £250,000 funding for nature reserve facelift

Blashford Lakes gain £250,000 funding for nature reserve facelift

Blashford Lakes gain £250,000 funding for nature reserve facelift

30 November 2018

Blashford Lakes nature reserve A WILDLIFE trust has successfully secured nearly a quarter of a million pounds for improvements to the Blashford Lakes…


Council closes two New Forest beaches amid coastal erosion danger

Council closes two New Forest beaches amid coastal erosion danger

Council closes two New Forest beaches amid coastal erosion danger

30 November 2018

Beach hut at Hordle Cliff, near Milford (Photo: Steve West) A SECTION of shingle at Hordle Cliff near Milford was closed after erosion under the beach…


Round-Britain litter campaigner stops off at Lepe Country Park

Round-Britain litter campaigner stops off at Lepe Country Park

Round-Britain litter campaigner stops off at Lepe Country Park

26 October 2018

  Wayne Dand Koda (front) with litter-pickers at Lepe Country Park AN ARMY veteran aiming to litter-pick the entire coastline of Britain stopped…


Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

12 October 2018

Hatchet Pond has been temporarily closed by the Forestry Commission A DEADLY fish disease has struck in the New Forest forcing the closure of several…


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