Hampshire County Council

Council leader pledges public meeting in parking charges row

A PUBLIC meeting has been promised by the leader of Hampshire County Council for Lymington residents to question highways chiefs on their plans to impose controversial parking charges on High Street. Cllr Keith Mans made...
A row of wheelie bins

Council asks residents’ views for new waste collection system

RESIDENTS’ views are being sought on how New Forest District Council collects household waste and recycling. Researchers working on behalf of the authority will be knocking on doors from now until 14th February to invite...
Barton tornado

PICTURES: Tornado leaves trail of destruction through village

A TRAIL of destruction has been left in Barton by a tornado which swept through early this morning (Friday). The twister touched down near to Sea Road, the A&T understands, and passed through the area,...

Animal accidents rise despite New Forest road safety campaign

DESPITE a high-profile campaign urging drivers to take slow down on New Forest roads during winter months, latest figures revealed a rise in animal accidents over the past year. Agisters attended 159 accidents in 2019,...
Slap Bottom

Forestry England mulls scaling back Slap Bottom tree-felling after protests

FORESTRY England is considering scaling back a controversial tree-felling operation which sparked protests from villagers and an intervention from a government minister. Residents living near Slap Bottom, a belt of trees just south of Burley,...
Barton cliffs

Landslip sparks warning to keep away from eroding cliffs

WALKERS are being urged to stay away from the edge at Barton cliffs after wet weather sparked fears of further landslips. The latest was near the eastern boundary of the Hoburne Naish holiday park at...
New Forest District Council

New council vans plug in to cut out carbon emissions

FOUR new zero-emission electric vans have been purchased by New Forest District Council as it looks to reduce its environmental impact. Two of the distinctive vehicles will be used by members of the council’s cleaning...
Lymington Town Quay

Town quay designs split opinion as clock ticks on consultation

OPINION seems to be split on the £700,000 proposals to revamp Lymington Town Quay as residents have until Monday to submit their views. The plans, which include a choice of two possible designs for a...

Police investigating spate of car break-ins arrest boy (14)

POLICE investigating a recent spate of break-ins to cars in Pennington have revealed that they have arrested a 14-year-old boy. A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: "Officers investigating a theft from a Vauxhall Corsa in...
tommy warner

Tommy Warner: Circus labourer able to balance park bench on his chin

A FORMER army sergeant who was well known for performing tricks he learned while working at a circus has died aged 89. Father-of-six Tommy Warner was born in Dalkey, a few miles from Dublin in...
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