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...

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...
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...

Drug-dealing footballer back on the pitch hours after sentencing

A DRUG-DEALING footballer was back playing for his New Forest club hours after being sentenced for possessing a huge stash of cannabis. Jude Nwachukwu was pulled over by police last year, and a subsequent search...

Brockenhurst FC star spared jail over £12,000 cannabis haul

A BROCKENHURST FC player who was caught with more than £12,000 worth of cannabis for dealing has narrowly avoided being sent to jail. Jude Nwachukwu (25), who was signed to the team in 2015 and...

New Forest councillor reveals ambitions for top job after Tory leader announces resignation

BROCKENHURST councillor Keith Mans has told the A&T he is “highly likely” to contest the leadership of Hampshire County Council after top Conservative Cllr Roy Perry announced his resignation. Cllr Perry revealed to last week’s...

Spend millions on opening up New Forest railway lines, urge public transport campaigners

A SHARE of £4.8bn of government funding should go towards reopening the Waterside railway to passengers and even building a new link between Brockenhurst and Ringwood, a transport campaign group has urged. A report published...

Brockenhurst College students take education funding campaign to MPs

STUDENTS who launched a petition calling on the government to increase further education funding watched the issue debated in parliament after gaining more than 70,000 signatures. Charlotte Jones and Hannah Powis, who are studying A-level...
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