‘I cannot believe the council would even consider this build’ – more than 100...

MORE than 100 people have opposed a 240-home development proposed for Fordingbridge because of the impact it could have on the town. In total 115 people have commented on plans to build an estate on...

Severe thunderstorm alert after 31C weekend in the New Forest

THE current heatwave is set to make way for a severe thunderstorm, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning for the region. The warning follows a baking hot weekend, with temperatures in the New...
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Forest council forced to produce emergency budget in wake of coronavirus losses

FINANCE chiefs at New Forest District Council have produced an emergency budget for 2020/21 and said they are “confident” it can withstand coronavirus pandemic pressures. They were forced to come up with a revised balance...

New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to take their litter home. Visitors to Calshot, Milford and Barton will be reminded not to leave rubbish...

Elizabeth goes to great lengths for fundraiser

A HORDLE Primary School pupil had her waist-length locks chopped to raise £355 for a charity making wigs for children and young people with hair loss. Ten-year-old Elizabeth Jaeger, who lives in Ashley, grew her...

Huge rise in New Forest youngsters claiming unemployment benefits

HUGE rises in the number of young people in the New Forest claiming unemployment benefits are due to the coronavirus pandemic “pulling the rug from under them”, a college principal has claimed. Figures from the...

Lymington sailors create a buzz with Channel crossing on Waszps

TWO Lymington sailors are preparing to join forces with French counterparts for the challenge of crossing the English Channel in a convoy of tiny dinghies to raise money for the NHS. Hattie Rogers and William...

Police appeal over missing 33-year-old jetskier last seen at Lymington

POLICE have released the name and a picture of a missing jet-skier who disappeared after leaving Lymington three days ago as the search for him continues. Elezaj Shkelzen was last seen at 6pm on Tuesday...

Developers hope it’s third time lucky in new plans for run-down Totton site

A DEVELOPER has submitted plans to turn a derelict building in Totton into seven flats, despite being turned down for planning permission twice before. Templeton Stockbridge has applied to demolish 4-6 Rumbridge Street and replace...

Call to boycott New Forest Co-op stores for defying pleas to remove disposable barbecues

SHOPPERS have been urged to boycott Co-op stores in the New Forest after they defied calls to take disposable barbecues off the shelves to cut the risk of fire. There has been mounting anger at...
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