Ram-raiders use digger to rip cash machine from wall at petrol station

DRAMATIC damage was caused when a cash machine was ripped from a wall in a ram-raid on a petrol station shop in Blashford in the early hours. A digger is believed to have been used...

‘Prank or incompetence’ blamed by Dan Snow for Brexit Party postal vote claim

TV HISTORIAN Dan Snow has backed down over claims that a Brexit Party leaflet was delivered to his New Forest home in the same envelope as his postal ballot. Pro-remain Mr Snow (40), who lives...
Fawley power station plans

Bus firm attacks ‘nonsensical’ transport plans for Fawley power station homes

A BUS firm has attacked “nonsensical” transport plans for the 1,500-home redevelopment of Fawley power station and called for more than £1m to upgrade services amid residents’ fears of gridlock on the roads. The huge...
Dan Snow

Council investigates Dan Snow claim of Brexit Party leaflet in postal vote envelope

NEW FOREST District Council is investigating a claim by TV historian Dan Snow that a Brexit Party leaflet was delivered to his New Forest home in the same official envelope carrying his postal ballot...
Dogstival

Visitors praise ‘fantastic’ Dogstival despite missing Chris Packham

A BARKING success was the verdict of thousands of dog owners who descended on the UK's first ever Dogstival held in Lymington over the weekend. Dogs of every kind – from toy poodles to Great...

Pilot claims ‘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...
Burley working men's club

Meeting to decide future of working men’s club as support fades

A MEETING to decide the future of Burley working men’s club is due at the end of May after several volunteers announced their plans to retire. The facility, known locally as the Wathen Bartlett, is...
Layby on A31

Closing main road laybys would be ‘disaster’ for Forest, claims senior councillor

GETTING rid of laybys on two New Forest main roads would be an “absolute disaster”, a district councillor has warned. The gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between Holmsley and Lyndhurst, and on...
Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...
Milford beach huts

Taxpayers face £13,000 bill to fix ‘flimsy’ doors on £2.3m beach huts

TAXPAYERS must cough up yet more money for beach huts in Milford that have now been found to have “unsuitable” doors just two years after being built. New Forest District Council faces a £13,000 bill...
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