‘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...

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...

Mother accused of murdering three-year-old daughter sobs during trial

A MOTHER sobbed in the dock as a court heard allegations that she murdered her three-year-old daughter by holding her in a bath full of water after searching the internet for “how to kill...

Axe-wielding club raiders make off with two boxes of Freddos

AXE-WIELDING raiders smashed their way into a social club near Fordingbridge but escaped with only two boxes of chocolate bars. Hundreds of pounds of damage was caused when the two offenders broke the lower glass...

Action for Happiness movement launches Fordingbridge course

A HAPPINESS movement is set to launch an eight-week course in the New Forest during which participants will explore life’s big questions. UK-based charity Action for Happiness runs sessions across the country aimed at creating...

Developer drawing up plans for 250 homes on the edge of Fordingbridge

PLANS are being drawn up by a developer to build up to 250 homes on fields on the edge of Fordingbridge. If eventually approved by New Forest District Council, they would be constructed by applicant...

New Forest church vicar praises fundraising response to theft of historic lead

  A VICAR has hailed the “amazing” response to an appeal he launched for £10,000 to help replace lead stolen from Damerham church roof over the New Year period. It is thought the thieves may have...

NHS awards ceremony makes stars of retiring nurses Christine and Carol

TWO retiring New Forest nurses have received lifetime achievement awards in Southern Heath NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Star Awards. They were former Fordinbridge mayoress Christine Lewendon, a staff nurse at Fordingbridge Hospital; and Dr Carol...

Couple’s lucky escape as lorry smashes into 15th century cottage in Breamore

A COUPLE had a lucky escape when a lorry smashed into their 15th century thatched cottage home. The food company vehicle ploughed into Japonica Cottage, opposite the Bat & Ball pub on the main road...

Campers furious as holidays cancelled for Sandy Balls’ £10m luxury makeover

ABOUT 250 campers have had their holidays cancelled at one of the biggest tourist attractions in the New Forest as it prepares for a £10m makeover. Sandy Balls near Fordingbridge will start work next month...
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