‘Stay safe’ plea as man in his 20s and 101-year-old woman among latest New...

THE deaths of a young man and a 102-year-old woman with Covid-19 prompted a fresh appeal for residents of all ages to do all they can to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Former Priestlands...

A trip to the needles – couple get Covid jabs for 60th wedding anniversary

A BARTON couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by having their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Ron and Ed Strudwick, of Boldre Close, are usually on holiday in Madeira for their anniversary on 14th...

The Rev. Tasha is first woman vicar at Milford in its 850-year history

MILFORD is to get its own version of the Vicar of Dibley as it prepares to welcome the first female priest to take charge of the parish in its 850-year history. The Rev. Natasha Anderson,...

Villagers want more as first stage of Milford sea wall is finished

WORRIED villagers have demanded to know when the rest of Milford’s sea defences will be repaired after the final rock was placed to finish the first stage of an emergency upgrade. Costing £1.8m, the project...

Men fined for breaking lockdown rules after travelling from Isle of Wight to the...

THREE men were fined for breaking lockdown rules after travelling to the New Forest from the Isle of Wight to buy a second-hand car. The trio were in a vehicle stopped by police just before...

Weekend snow warning for New Forest and Christchurch

THE New Forest and Christchurch could be in for some snow this weekend. The Met Office has issued yellow snow and ice warnings for both Saturday and Sunday, including Hampshire and Dorset, along with a...

Clean up Lymington’s ‘neglected’ quay, council urged

CALLS have been made to urgently improve the appearance of Lymington’s “neglected” Town Quay. The Lymington Society has written to New Forest District Council describing the popular site as the community’s “jewel in the crown”...

Three years’ prison for driver who left trail of destruction through the New Forest

A MOTORIST led police on a pursuit for miles through parts of the New Forest during which he crashed into a house, collided with another car and drove at a group of officers, a...

New charter drawn up for professional dog walkers in the Forest

A PROFESSIONAL dog walking charter has been drawn up to encourage handlers in the New Forest to protect wildlife and pick up their mess. The document is also aimed at helping people looking to hire...
New Forest leisure centres

Not-for-profit trust is picked to run New Forest leisure centres

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT trust has been chosen as the preferred bidder to run the New Forest’s five leisure centres. Freedom Leisure beat two other unnamed firms to win the nod from the district council to manage...
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