Paramedic treating patient has 999 vehicle slapped with parking fine

A PARAMEDIC was hit with a parking fine by a traffic warden while she was treating a patient. The Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) was parked in Bargates, Christchurch, on Tuesday when a Dorset County Council...

Hit-and-run sheep deaths renew calls for more New Forest road signs

THE owner of two sheep mutilated in a horrific hit-and-run incident on Monday evening has called for better signage on New Forest roads. The animals, which were discovered on the B3079 just outside Bramshaw Church...

National parks review chair comes face to face with New Forest concerns

THE MAN leading a government review of national parks came face to face with the concerns of New Forest people when he visited as part of a national tour. Julian Glover was appointed in May...

New Forest businesses left in internet slow lane as superfast cash runs out

BUSINESSES in isolated areas in the New Forest are being left left without a reliable internet connection after it was judged too expensive to link them up. They are among the 2.6% of dwellings in...
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Hampshire County Council leader urges government to pay £25m Redbridge causeway repairs

THE leader of Hampshire County Council (HCC) has publicly called on the government to stump up £25m for repairs to keep traffic flowing unhindered over a key river crossing between the New Forest and...

Foresters join London demonstration for ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit deal

CAMPAIGNERS from the New Forest were among up to 700,000 protestors estimated to have marched through London last week to demand a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Six coaches left from Ringwood and Southampton...

New Forest Tour bus passengers spent £630,000 as heatwave boosts use

MORE than £630,000 was spent locally by bus passengers on the New Forest Tour this year as customer numbers jumped by 15% in the sunny weather, the national park authority has revealed. The popular open...

Town council names-promise unlocks permission for Ringwood war memorial revamp

REFURBISHING Ringwood’s war memorial has been given the go-ahead after promises by the town council not to change the presentation of the names. The scheme for the Grade II listed structure in Christchurch Road was...

Round-Britain litter campaigner stops off at Lepe Country Park

  AN ARMY veteran aiming to litter-pick the entire coastline of Britain stopped off in the New Forest to help inspire local campaigners. Wayne Dixon arrived at Lepe Country Park with his canine travelling companion Koda...

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

A DEADLY fish disease has struck in the New Forest forcing the closure of several angling hot spots. Orchard Lakes, near New Milton, was confirmed last Wednesday as suffering the Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease which...
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