Fawley power station plans

Bus firm attacks ‘nonsensical’ transport plans for Fawley power station homes

A BUS firm has attacked “nonsensical” transport plans for the 1,500-home redevelopment of Fawley power station and called for more than £1m to upgrade services amid residents’ fears of gridlock on the roads. The huge...
Dogstival

Visitors praise ‘fantastic’ Dogstival despite Chris Packham absence

A BARKING success was the verdict of thousands of dog owners who descended on the UK's first ever Dogstival held in Lymington over the weekend. Dogs of every kind – from toy poodles to Great...

Pilot boasts ‘textbook landing’ after emergency put-down in New Forest

IT was on a wing and a prayer that a pilot escaped unhurt after being forced to make an emergency landing in a remote part of the New Forest when the engine of his...
Dan Snow

Council investigates Dan Snow claim that Brexit Party leaflet arrived in postal vote envelope

NEW FOREST District Council is investigating a claim by TV historian Dan Snow that a Brexit Party leaflet was delivered to his New Forest home in the same official envelope carrying his postal ballot...
Burley working men's club

Meeting to decide future of working men’s club as support fades

A MEETING to decide the future of Burley working men’s club is due at the end of May after several volunteers announced their plans to retire. The facility, known locally as the Wathen Bartlett, is...
Layby on A31

Closing main road laybys would be ‘disaster’ for Forest, claims senior councillor

GETTING rid of laybys on two New Forest main roads would be an “absolute disaster”, a district councillor has warned. The gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between Holmsley and Lyndhurst, and on...
Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...
Pylewell House

Reflections: Pylewell Park – uncovering the story of a local landmark

IT was during my explorations and researches into the notebooks of the Rev. Henry Comyn (1777-1851), compiled whilst he was curate of Boldre parish between 1811 and 1817, that I became aware of the...
Milford beach huts

Taxpayers face £13,000 bill to fix ‘flimsy’ doors on £2.3m beach huts

TAXPAYERS must cough up yet more money for beach huts in Milford that have now been found to have “unsuitable” doors just two years after being built. New Forest District Council faces a £13,000 bill...
Chris Packham and Scratchy

Chris Packham backs ‘fabulous’ dog festival after withdrawing over death threats

CHRIS PACKHAM has urged people to turn up and support a dog festival he was due to host this weekend after it cancelled his appearance amid death threats made against him for an anti-shooting...
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