Retirement developer to fight council over ‘ugly’ flats scheme at police station

A RETIREMENT developer will go head to head with New Forest District Council next month at a public inquiry into plans to replace a former police station with a block of flats. McCarthy and Stone...
New Forest District Council

Top jobs shared out in first New Forest council meeting since elections

THE first meeting of New Forest District Council since the local elections saw it re-elect Sway councillor Barry Rickman as leader of the Conservative administration. Voters on 2nd May returned the Tories to power with...
Brown-tail moth caterpillar

Rise of the hairy caterpillars prompts bank holiday health warning

PEOPLE out and about this bank holiday weekend have been warned to keep away from a caterpillar whose spiny hairs can cause breathing difficulties. There have been increased sightings of brown-tail moth caterpillars in the...

Loss of town’s youth centre blamed for crime rise and drugs risk

THE lack of a permanent New Milton youth centre is leaving local youngsters vulnerable to exploitation by drug dealers and has been blamed for an increase in anti-social behaviour. Amid continued efforts to secure a...

‘Unprovoked’ cow attack leaves grandmother with broken bones

A WOMAN reportedly suffered broken bones in a cow attack as she and her granddaughter walked in Beaulieu on Wednesday morning. It is believed the commoner’s animal was protecting its calf when it launched the...
Hampshire County Council

New Forest councillor takes charge at Hampshire County Council

HAMPSHIRE County Council has a new leader at the helm – Brockenhurst councillor Keith Mans. Emotions were running high at The Castle in Winchester as Conservative former leader Cllr Roy Perry stepped down with a...
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