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‘I blew it’ admits football talent jailed for £30,000 drugs haul

A NEW MILTON man who was on course to become a professional footballer before becoming addicted to cannabis told a judge: “I blew it.” Connor Robertson had won a scholarship to America through his talents...

Victim of faulty cattlegrid crash being ‘ignored’ by council

A BURLEY woman who crashed her car due a faulty cattlegrid has accused Hampshire County Council of causing her extra distress by ignoring her insurance claim. Angry care worker Karen Peckham is seeking £425 from...

Crowbar-wielding intruders chased off in raid on special needs farm

A MAN was struck with a crowbar-type weapon as intruders for the third time targeted a farm which offers assisted learning for people with special needs. One of the four offenders hit Gregory Finch (31)...

Fire attack shut only toilets in New Milton town centre

A SUSPECTED arson attack on New Milton town centre’s only public toilet block resulted in it being kept closed during the busy market day. Firefighters responded to reports of a small blaze at the New...

Repair bills mount as BMX riders chop down trees for jumps

“WE need to take action.” This was the declaration by a leading New Milton councillor amid continued reports of BMX riders causing thousands of pounds of damage to woodland at Long Meadow in Barton...

Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

TESTS are under way to find a way of slowing the erosion of Barton cliffs, which is creeping towards scores of expensive seafront homes at a rate of one metre a year. A £200,000 Environment...

Designer Jack Lawrence first to move into IncuHive New Milton

GRAPHIC design and branding business Tails Creative, which prides itself on being on-trend, was the first to join the A&T’s IncuHive New Milton. Founded by designer Jack Lawrence, the business works with local and national...

Mayor cuts ribbon to £93,000 New Milton play park

FAMILIES and councillors gathered for the official opening of a newly refurbished and expanded play park on Doe Copse Way in New Milton. The ribbon to the £93,000 facility, off Stem Lane, was cut by...

Man bitten by ‘escaped pet snake’ in New Milton garden

A MAN who was bitten by what is believed to be an escaped pet snake has warned others to be vigilant. James Griffiths was rushed to hospital on Monday following the incident in the back...
George Stickland was born in Bashley

George Stickland: stationer and Bashley football fan ‘knew everyone’

WELL-KNOWN New Milton stationer and newsagent George Stickland has died at the age of 92. A familiar face in the town, George and his brother John ran Murray’s on Station Road for 40 years. He was...
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