The Viking cruise ship Viking Sky with Dr Derek Browne (inset)

Brockenhurst couple airlifted to safety in terrifying cruise ship evacuation

A COUPLE from Brockenhurst had to be airlifted to safety from a cruise liner after its engines failed during a storm off the coast of Norway. Retired village GP Dr Derek Browne and his wife...
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Orangutan tries to steal motorbike after release aided by New Forest charity

A GIANT orangutan that was released into the wild in Borneo with help from a Brockenhurst-based charity had to be recaptured after it tried to steal a motorbike. Tiger had been rescued as a baby...

Mother Nature puts stop to weekend opening of new wild play park

MOTHER Nature has put a stop to the opening of a new wild play park in Sway tomorrow (Saturday). A balancing snake, giant wooden tunnel and mini-beast hotel are some of the new activities that...

Reflections: Early New Forest churches with ancient origins

THE early New Forest churches are characterised by two qualities: the first is that the sites chosen tended to be on elevated mounds or ridges and the second is poverty. We must assume they were...

Woodlands B&B marks first birthday

A KITCHEN café, deli and boutique B&B in Woodlands is celebrating its first birthday. Spot in the Woods, formerly Hotel TerraVina, has received rave reviews since opening its doors. It is run by Nina Bassett,...
Sway Newsagents and Post Office on Station Road

Sway post office is due to close after new owners purchase shop

SWAY post office is set to close its doors after the new owners have decided not to keep it running. The announcement about the future of the counter in Sway Newsagents on Station Road was...
A road sign for East Boldre

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

COUNCILLORS are teaming up to try to find a way of replacing a Saturday bus facing the axe from subsidy cuts. Members of Boldre and East Boldre parish councils were due to have met on...
The contractors wading into the lake to net the carp

Furious fisherman protest against Hatchet Pond carp removal

FISHERMEN are furious over the removal of carp from a New Forest pond in a bid to improve its water quality. The work is being carried out at Hatchet Pond near East Boldre by the...
Brockenhurst level crossing accident

New Forest rail line reopened after level crossing accident

A ROAD accident at Brockenhurst’s level crossing brought services between Bournemouth and Southampton Central to a complete halt this morning. Disruption was expected to last until about 10am with South Western Railway warning of cancellations,...

Brockenhurst FC footballer suspended after drugs revelation

A FOOTBALLER caught with a huge stash of drugs for dealing has been suspended by his club which claimed it did not know about his offending. Jude Nwachukwu (25) played for Brockenhurst FC last Tuesday...
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