Pilot boasts ‘textbook landing’ after emergency put-down in New Forest

IT was on a wing and a prayer that a pilot escaped unhurt after being forced to make an emergency landing in a remote part of the New Forest when the engine of his...
Fordingbridge housing

Plans for 800 new homes would worsen town’s traffic problem, warn councillors

PLANS for more than 800 new homes on the edge of Fordingbridge have been attacked by local councillors as likely to intensify congestion on the roads. Three sites around the town have been proposed for...
Fordingbridge car parking

Petition demanding parking improvements prompts enforcement pledge

PARKING patrols are to be stepped up in Fordingbridge after hundreds of residents signed a petition demanding a main road in the town be made safer. New Forest District Council has agreed to calls for...
New Queen Inn

The New Queen Inn set to reign again after company takeover

THE new owner of a Forest pub close to the River Avon has an ambition to put the premises back on the map as the place to dine when it re-opens after a revamp. The...
Fordingbridge Festival

Town gearing up for week-long celebration of culture and creativity

FORDINGBRIDGE is gearing up for a week of culture and creativity – including a real-life re-enactment of one of Britain’s most famous works of art. The town’s artists and performers will be showing off their...

Win tickets to drive-in movie experience at old New Forest aerodrome

Competition closed FILM buffs can enjoy a weekend of classic movies and recent blockbusters at a pop-up drive-in cinema near Bransgore. The special events, which will run from 14th-16th June, will show classics like Pretty Woman,...

Man sought after shoplift suspect spat at store worker

POLICE have released an image of a man they want to trace after a Sainsbury's staff member was assaulted when she confronted a shoplifter in Ringwood. A man was seen leaving the store in Meeting...
Starting pistols

New Forest man arrested in National Crime Agency ‘gun-running’ operation

A RINGWOOD man was arrested and two guns seized in an operation by the National Crime Agency. The suspect, who lived in the town and was in his 40s, was detained on suspicion of importing...

Fordingbridge man due in court over alleged cannabis production

A FORDINGBRIDGE man is due to appear in court facing accusations of cannabis production and supply. Thomas Farrant (29), of Tanners Lane, Sandleheath, will appear before Southampton magistrates on Tuesday 28th May, Hampshire Police revealed. The...

Pensioner accused of making over 650 indecent photos of children

A PENSIONER accused of making hundreds of indecent photos of children is to have his case heard at crown court. Roger Gray (70), of Heather Grange, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, is alleged to have had a...
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