Monica Langston: parish champion who ran village post office

PARISH champion Monica Langston, who ran Lyndhurst’s post office for many years, served as church warden and was a longstanding volunteer at the community centre, has died at the age of 87. Along with her...
Lyndhurst cat rescue

Second rooftop rescue leaves Jaffa the cat with seven lives left

A CAT needed to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stranded on the roof of a Lyndhurst home for the second time in weeks. The alarm was raised around 12.45pm on Saturday, with reports ginger...

Retirement flats refused as objectors call for more affordable homes

PLANS have been refused for a three-storey block of 27 retirement flats near the top of Lyndhurst high street over fears its size would spoil the area’s character. The national park authority rejected Churchill Retirement...
Philip Fawkes and Cllr Alexis

Conservative election candidate stands down over Brexit delay

A CONSERVATIVE local election candidate has stood down saying he would feel compelled to resign and fight for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party if the UK ends up holding a vote for the European Parliament. Former...

The Oak Inn: cosy atmosphere, quality food and community spirit

TUCKED away in the tiny hamlet of Bank about a mile south-west of Lyndhurst, the picturesque Oak Inn has a reputation for first class food inspired by local produce. The pub, which is owned by...
Horses

Help for New Forest horse owners at anti-crime advice evening

HORSE riders can find out how to keep safe and protect themselves from crime at a Hampshire Police event in Lyndhurst on Thursday evening. As well as a tack marking service, the free road show...
Toby Hoad directing his Comtois mares Fleur and Celine

New Forest conservationists step back in time with pair of heavy horses

AN AWARD-winning conservation charity has taken a step back in time after recruiting a team of heavy horses to deliver timber for their first charcoal burn of the season. Pondhead Conservation Trust was set up...
Lyndhurst Parish Council's office in the High Street

Parish council to close ‘money trap’ office to cut spending

Lyndhurst Parish Council is to close its "money trap" office in the village high street to save cash. The facility at 13 High Street, is open to members of the public for two days a...

New retirement homes scheme unveiled for Lyndhurst

ANOTHER retirement home scheme in Lyndhurst has been drawn up to take the place of two houses near the top of the high street. Churchill Retirement Living has put in plans to bulldoze a pair...

Walter Purvis Smith: mapping pioneer who led Ordnance Survey

TRIBUTES have been paid to Walter Purvis Smith, a mapping pioneer who became the first non-military Ordnance Survey director general in its 200-year history, who is being remembered at a thanksgiving service. The service for...
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