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Rival frozen out as cold war whipped up between ice cream sellers

A POPULAR Milford beauty spot was at the centre of a cold war after rival ice cream traders went head to head on a sunny afternoon. Despite operating her ice cream business at New Lane...

Motorbike legend Sammy Miller gets green light for museum expansion

MOTORBIKE legend Sammy Miller has won permission at the second attempt to expand his museum near New Milton. The former champion racer was refused permission last year by New Forest District Council for a two-storey...

Highcliffe Castle cook up some future history with time capsule concealed in oven

A HISTORIC 19th century oven was used to hide away a time capsule at Highcliffe Castle in celebration of the imminent completion of its east wing restoration. Inside the capsule is some castle memorabilia, a...

New Forest alarm at ‘huge impact’ of 15-million national park visits

MORE than 15-million recreational visits are being made to the New Forest National Park a year, according to research published ahead of plans for tighter control of activity in the area. The estimated number of...

Chinese business visit could boost Paultons Park in Year of the (Peppa) Pig

LOCAL tourism could be set for a boost after a delegation of Chinese internet executives visited Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park to celebrate the launch of a new branding partnership. Representaives from Tmall, one...

Town council looks to spice up Ringwood market to halt declining trade

RINGWOOD’S struggling weekly Wednesday market could get a revamp next spring, the mayor has revealed. Cllr Tony Ring told the latest town council meeting he had accompanied Cllr Tim Ward to meetings with Edward Morant,...

Bay Trees B&B check out with VisitEngland Rose Award for customer service

A B&B in Milford has won a VisitEngland ROSE award for going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service. Owners of The Bay Trees, Mark and Sarah Clayson, were thrilled to receive the accolade,...

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...

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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