‘It’s beyond a joke’ – traders lose cash in spate of break-ins

SHOPS and businesses in the Waterside have suffered damage and lost hundreds of pounds in cash after being targeted in a spate of break-ins. Over just two weeks a butchers, a bakery, a fish and...

Hampshire parents fined £500,000 as unauthorised school absences rise

HAMPSHIRE parents have been fined more than £500,000 in a year for taking their children out of school, it has been revealed. New data has shown that the number of fines issued for unauthorised school...
Lyndhurst Park Hotel

Fresh redevelopment plans unveiled for Lyndhurst Park Hotel

NEW proposals have been unveiled for the redevelopment of Lyndhurst Park Hotel with 77 homes, plus holiday lets and shops. An exhibition hosted by Hoburne Development at the Lyndhurst Community Centre will show off the...

Trader offers town ‘safe place’ after sheltering mugging victim

A NEW Milton shop owner has been overwhelmed by the response to her setting up her business as a ‘safe place’ where people feeling vulnerable or scared can come for help. The social media post...
Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis causes weekend flooding on the roads and rails

A DPD delivery driver had a lucky escape when his van got carried away in Storm Dennis flood water near Ringwood. The vehicle had been going through a ford near Moyles Court School yesterday (Sunday)...

Conservationists back more wetland restoration to fight climate change

MORE wetland like that found in the New Forest should be restored to help tackle climate change, according to the boss of a local nature trust. Debbie Tann, chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of...

Council races to solve pollution problem threatening to block development

APPROVALS for new housing on the New Forest coast will grind to a halt without a successful response to a far-reaching legal ruling on pollution, the district council’s chief planning officer has warned. Claire Upton-Brown...

Residents ‘horrified’ as horses tied up and stoned with marbles

HORSES have been pelted with stones and marbles and had their legs tied together in malicious attacks on paddocks in Fawley. The parish council has been left horrified by the incidents which have taken place...
New Forest tree graffiti

Make your digital mark by adding to New Forest tree graffiti map

VISITORS to the New Forest are being asked to report historic tree graffiti so the national park authority can record an insight into its past. Although graffiti is seen as a modern blight on urban...
Hampshire County Council

Hampshire agrees nearly £50 increase in share of council tax

THE biggest portion of New Forest residents’ council tax will rise by nearly £50 for Band D properties after the county council agreed its budget for 2020/21. It was voted through by the Conservative-controlled authority...
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