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...
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...

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...

Family’s precious pictures of lost baby stolen by car park thieves

A FAMILY was left devastated after treasured photographs of a baby who died were stolen when their car was broken into at a New Forest beauty spot. Thieves struck at Godshill Inclosure in Woodgreen, near...

Man in court accused of trying to murder parents and grandmother

A MAN has appeared in court accused of trying to kill his parents and elderly grandmother at their New Forest home. Jonathan Keal (34) did not enter a plea to three attempted murder allegations, which...

Booby-trapped chicken used as bait to ‘kill’ dogs, warns RSPCA

BOOBY-TRAPPED chicken pieces were found dangling from a tree near Fordingbridge in what the RSPCA says was a deliberate attempt to injure or kill dogs. A member of the public discovered the three pieces of...

New Forest Water Park looks back on last three decades

THE owner of a Fordingbridge water park that is now one of the largest of its kind in the UK looks back over the last three decades as it marks its 30th anniversary. Mark Jury...

Care home slated by family over ‘horrifying’ legionnaires death

A WOMAN has described the “horrifying” experience of watching her brother die from legionnaires’ disease he contracted while living at a New Forest care home. Joanne Denyer emotionally recalled the awful suffering 56-year-old Andy Clegg...
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