Holmsley bridge

Main road parking at risk as verderers demand land swap in £5.5m bridge repair

A ROW is revving up after it emerged a number of laybys on two main New Forest roads could vanish as part of a £5.5m project to replace the rusting Holmsley bridge. On Wednesday, the...
Drone

More countryside put off limits to drones near Bournemouth Airport

A SWATHE of countryside near Bournemouth Airport is now off-limits to drone enthusiasts after tougher rules came into force. The previous 1km no-fly zone has been extended by the government this month to 5km, banning...

Casualty killed in train incident which shut railway line

A PERSON died when they were hit by a train in an incident last night (Sunday) which affected rail services between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth. Paramedics and British Transport Police officers responded to reports the collision...

Drivers face year and a half of roadworks in major A31 revamp

A MAJOR £13.5m project to revamp the A31 will take up to 78 weeks to complete, it has been revealed - more than double the original estimate. The overhaul proposal by Highways England suggests widening...
A road sign for East Boldre

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

COUNCILLORS are teaming up to try to find a way of replacing a Saturday bus facing the axe from subsidy cuts. Members of Boldre and East Boldre parish councils were due to have met on...
Brockenhurst level crossing accident

New Forest rail line reopened after level crossing accident

A ROAD accident at Brockenhurst’s level crossing brought services between Bournemouth and Southampton Central to a complete halt this morning. Disruption was expected to last until about 10am with South Western Railway warning of cancellations,...

Public money to revive Saturday bus to boost Lymington market

A BUS service is being reinstated with £16,000 of public subsidy to bring shoppers into Lymington for the town’s Saturday market. Morebus’s weekday 119 service stopped linking the town with New Milton at the weekend...

‘Moron’ dangling boulder endangered rail commuters’ lives

YOBS thought to have thrown rocks and suspended a boulder from a railway station bridge, narrowly missing a commuter train, have been slammed by a train drivers’ union official. The culprit was branded a “moron”...

Hythe ferry ‘will not survive’ without extra funding, warns owner

HYTHE ferry will not survive without the support of public funding, its owner has warned, as he pleaded with Southampton City Council to replace nearly £155,000 cut by the county. Blue Funnel managing director Lee...

Drivers facing overnight A338 closures as roadworks advance

DRIVERS are facing road layout changes and overnight A338 closures as work advances on improvements to the Spur Road and Blackwater junction. The closures being operated until 10th March are required to carry out temporary...
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