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...

Multi-million pound revamp for Brockenhurst hotel

A BROCKENHURST hotel that once hosted former US President Theodore Roosevelt has undergone a major multi-million-pound refurbishment. The Forest Park Country Hotel has been transformed into a destination country house with an eco-friendly ethos and...

Gates put up at Brockenhurst Primary School amid safety fears

HUGE gates and screening put up at Brockenhurst Primary School following claims by the headteacher that passers-by have been talking to pupils and even taking photos of them have angered some parents. The measures, which...

Survivor of attempted suicide by train kills himself in Brockenhurst

A MAN killed himself on the railway line at Brockenhurst in the same spot where he suffered life-changing injuries after stepping in front of a train in 2012, an inquest heard. Paul Arnold (29), from...

Youth accused of stealing haul of goods during college football match

A TEENAGER has appeared in court accused of stealing a designer watch among a haul of items snatched during a football match at Brockenhurst College. The 16-year-old from Totton, who cannot be named for legal...

Council searching for new business to save village post office

PUB landlords and business owners in Brockenhurst could be approached to see if they are interested in taking on the village’s post office. Parish councillors are fighting for its future because current postmistress Elizabeth Kernaghan...
Burton Common fire

Firefighters issue warning after outbreak of heathland blazes

AS temperatures soared to record levels over the weekend, firefighters were busy dealing with an outbreak of heath blazes. Crews from Hampshire and Dorset teamed up to battle a huge fire which swept through heathland...

Brockenhurst Post Office set for closure this summer

BROCKENHURST’S post office will shut this summer – unless somebody comes forward to take over the business. Postmistress Elizabeth Kernaghan has announced she is to step down after a year in the role at the...

College football match thieves grab watch gifted by dead mum

A FATHER has spoken of the devastation caused when a watch gifted from his wife to their son before she died was stolen by thieves who raided changing rooms at Brockenhurst College. The theft took...
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 have spoken of their frightening experience being airlifted from a cruise liner after its engines failed during a storm off the coast of Norway. Retired village GP Dr Derek Browne and...
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