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...
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...
Deer roads warning

Deer accidents prompt warning for drivers to take care on the roads

A SPATE of deer accidents on the roads has prompted a national warning for drivers to take care in areas like the New Forest with a high population of the animals. The alert comes as...

Relief for drivers as traffic controls to ease on A338 roadworks

DAYTIME motoring on the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road should start getting a little easier after months of long delays and detours for drivers due to major roadworks. This weekend will see the removal of the...
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...

Two-skip driver rapped by vehicle agency for petrol station crunch

“A VERY poor effort by the driver.” This was the verdict of a motoring regulator after a lorry carrying two stacked skips became jammed under a petrol station forecourt roof. As a result of the mishap...
Layby on A31

Traffic warning over plans to shut main road laybys for £5.5m bridge works

“AWFUL” traffic problems will be caused if laybys on two main New Forest roads vanish as part of the £5.5m project to replace the rusting Holmsley Bridge, it has been warned. Brockenhurst parish councillor Kevin...
Flying Scotsman in New Milton

Train fans get the chance to wave goodbye to Flying Scotsman

EARLY-RISING train fans can get another look at the Flying Scotsman when it steams through the New Forest on its way back to London tomorrow (Friday). The famous train has been running trips at Swanage...

Yellow Buses service extended for New Milton shoppers

A POPULAR Yellow Buses service to and from Bournemouth and Boscombe has extended its route to connect to passengers in New Milton. From Monday 8th April the 1a bus from Bournemouth will be dropping off...
Lymington Dinghies

Boats seized from owners at Lymington harbour to go under the hammer

DOZENS of dinghies abandoned or seized after owners failed to pay mooring fees are being sold off by Lymington Harbour Commissioners. The haul of 28 small boats can be inspected by potential buyers prior to...
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