Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Planned homes might be ‘left to burn’ to protect environment

HOMES on a proposed major new development near Ringwood could be left to burn down if there was a blaze in order to protect rare animal species, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned. The...
MP Tobias Ellwood, Dr Henry Goodall and Second World War veteran Laurie Weede

Modern technology tells stirring story of RAF’s New Forest airfields

NEW state-of-the-art displays telling the story of New Forest airfields during the Second World War has been unveiled at a memorial and heritage centre in Bransgore. The Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) welcomed...

‘I miss her so much’ says father of murdered Bethan

A HEARTBROKEN father told how he desperately missed “being a daddy” as his wife was jailed for life at Winchester Crown Court for drowning their three-year old daughter in the bath. Claire Colebourn (36) was...

Faith and diet give hope to mum-of-six with terminal cancer

EIGHT months after receiving a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis, Sopley mum-of-six Hannah Welberry says adopting a plant-based diet and putting her faith in God has given her hope for the future. The inspirational mum, who...

Husband charged with murder 20 years after pregnant wife went missing

A RINGWOOD man has been charged with murdering his pregnant wife 20 years after he reported her missing. Andrew Griggs (56), of Ringwood Road, St Leonards, appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of...

Churchill ranked second in Sunday Times top 100

A RETIREMENT homes developer in Ringwood has been ranked number two in The Sunday Times’ top 100 Best Companies To Work For 2019 awards. Churchill Retirement Living also won a special Wellbeing Award in recognition...
Ringwood cemetery is run by the town council

Families win right to decorate children’s graves in town cemetery

FAMILIES can continue to decorate child graves in Ringwood with ornaments, articles and kerbstones. Over the past decade or so some of the spaces for children aged 12 and under in the local cemetery –...

Drivers face year and a half of roadworks in major A31 revamp

A MAJOR £13.5m project to revamp the A31 will take up to 78 weeks to complete, it has been revealed - more than double the original estimate. The overhaul proposal by Highways England suggests widening...

Teenager threatened at knifepoint in robbery attempt

A TEENAGER was threatened at knifepoint in an attempted robbery in a Ringwood alleyway on Saturday night. The victim, a 17-year-old local boy, was targeted by the male offender around 10.25pm. He was walking along the...

Colebourn trial: I drowned my own daughter

A THREE-YEAR OLD girl pleaded with her mother not to give her a bath moments before she was drowned by being held down under the water, a court heard. Little Bethan Colebourn told her mum...
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