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New Forest schools shortlisted for car-free trials at pick-up and drop-off times

New Forest schools shortlisted for car-free trials at pick-up and drop-off times

New Forest schools shortlisted for car-free trials at pick-up and drop-off times

11 March 2021

THREE NEW Forest schools have been shortlisted to take part in a trial scheme to create car-free areas at pick-up and drop-off times...


Tribute to 'huge character' Philip Pearce-Smith who set up League of Venturers rescue group for youngsters

Tribute to 'huge character' Philip Pearce-Smith who set up League of Venturers rescue group for youngsters

Tribute to 'huge character' Philip Pearce-Smith who set up League of Venturers rescue group for youngsters

09 March 2021

THE founder of a Waterside search and rescue group for youngsters who was made an MBE for services to the community has died aged 88...


Man arrested after early-morning burglary in Holbury

Man arrested after early-morning burglary in Holbury

Man arrested after early-morning burglary in Holbury

05 March 2021

A MAN has been arrested following a break-in at a Holbury home in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday) morning. ...


New Forest drug dealer given three years' jail

New Forest drug dealer given three years' jail

New Forest drug dealer given three years' jail

01 March 2021

A NEW Forest drug dealer was sent to prison for three years while his former partner whom he abused and “coerced” into dealing was spared jail...


The power of theatre – new play planned on the history of Fawley Power Station

The power of theatre – new play planned on the history of Fawley Power Station

The power of theatre – new play planned on the history of Fawley Power Station

17 February 2021

THE history of Fawley Power Station is to be explored in a new play – with a theatre calling for contributions from anyone who worked there...


Sailors stuck in mud winched to safety by rescue helicopter

Sailors stuck in mud winched to safety by rescue helicopter

Sailors stuck in mud winched to safety by rescue helicopter

31 December 2020

Lifeboats were unable to get close to the pair TWO sailors had to be winched to safety after their boat became stuck in mud near Fawley Power Station. Coastguard…


Demolition approved for 'eyesore' building – but area will lose its only space for performing arts

Demolition approved for 'eyesore' building – but area will lose its only space for performing arts

Demolition approved for 'eyesore' building – but area will lose its only space for performing arts

12 November 2020

The Holbury Club has been empty since 2016 A FORMER social club has been given the green light to be torn down and replaced with a smaller venue in a…


Police investigate village's early morning hedge fires

Police investigate village's early morning hedge fires

Police investigate village's early morning hedge fires

03 November 2020

Firefighters were called out at 12.40am (picture: HFRS) POLICE are investigation two hedge blazes which firefighters had to stop spreading to nearby homes…


New dad jailed after throwing pint glass at barman, scarring his face

New dad jailed after throwing pint glass at barman, scarring his face

New dad jailed after throwing pint glass at barman, scarring his face

23 October 2020

The courts of justice in Southampton A NEW father who scarred a barman’s face by drunkenly hurling a pint glass at him from close range has been jailed…


Two-year-old tried to fight off his father who was strangling former partner

Two-year-old tried to fight off his father who was strangling former partner

Two-year-old tried to fight off his father who was strangling former partner

07 October 2020

The case was heard at Southampton Crown Court A TWO-YEAR-OLD child threw punches at his father in a desperate attempt to stop him strangling his estranged…


'Horrible mistake' led to death of student who would 'light up any room' with his smile

'Horrible mistake' led to death of student who would 'light up any room' with his smile

'Horrible mistake' led to death of student who would 'light up any room' with his smile

27 September 2020

Aaron Wells died in December last year A “LOVELY and kind” Holbury student who secretly struggled to cope with university life died after taking an accidental…


Fawley refinery blames low cloud for alarm over 'orange glow'

Fawley refinery blames low cloud for alarm over 'orange glow'

Fawley refinery blames low cloud for alarm over 'orange glow'

18 August 2020

Flaring at Fawley Refinery (picture: Crystal Violet Louise Cooper) FAWLEY oil refinery has apologised and blamed low-lying cloud for prompting hundreds…


Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

30 July 2020

From left, managing director of South Western Railway Mark Hopwood, Network Rail chair Sir Peter Hendy and rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris A SOUTH Western…


£1bn homes plan at Fawley power station site clears second major hurdle

£1bn homes plan at Fawley power station site clears second major hurdle

£1bn homes plan at Fawley power station site clears second major hurdle

28 July 2020

A watercolour of designs for the development THE second major hurdle in a developer’s plans to build 1,500 new homes and commercial properties on the…


1,500-home plans for Fawley power station given thumbs up by New Forest councillors

1,500-home plans for Fawley power station given thumbs up by New Forest councillors

1,500-home plans for Fawley power station given thumbs up by New Forest councillors

27 July 2020

A CGI of plans for the Fawley power station site CONTROVERSIAL proposals to redevelop the Fawley power station site with 1,500 new homes and commercial…


Closure of New Forest libraries a 'devastating blow'

Closure of New Forest libraries a 'devastating blow'

Closure of New Forest libraries a 'devastating blow'

21 July 2020

Lyndhurst library looks set to close THE proposed closure of Hampshire libraries, including branches at Lyndhurst and Blackfield, has been described as…


Green light expected for £1bn 1,500-home outline plans at Fawley power station

Green light expected for £1bn 1,500-home outline plans at Fawley power station

Green light expected for £1bn 1,500-home outline plans at Fawley power station

20 July 2020

Among the houses would be 470 affordable homes PLANS to redevelop the former Fawley power station with 1,500 new homes and commercial properties are expected…


Blackfield and Lyndhurst libraries on the brink of closure

Blackfield and Lyndhurst libraries on the brink of closure

Blackfield and Lyndhurst libraries on the brink of closure

20 July 2020

Blackfield library looks set to close TWO New Forest libraries are among a number across Hampshire which have moved a step closer to shutting, putting…


Driver escapes injury after car ploughs into pole

Driver escapes injury after car ploughs into pole

Driver escapes injury after car ploughs into pole

23 June 2020

The driver was able to free himself from the wreckage (picture: HFRS) A MOTORIST escaped serious injury after his car careered off a road and ploughed…


Primary school pupil with no symptoms tests positive for coronavirus

Primary school pupil with no symptoms tests positive for coronavirus

Primary school pupil with no symptoms tests positive for coronavirus

23 June 2020

Those within the child's bubble at Cadland Primary School have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days (picture: Google) A PUPIL at a second New Forest…


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