UPDATE: Lines blocked between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth after person killed by train

THE railway line between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth was blocked after a person was killed by a train this morning. Emergency services responded to the incident, which took place around 6.30am at Pokesdown station, and all...

UPDATE: Beaulieu man arrested over suspected barn arson attack

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that ripped through a barn containing 350 tons of hay and straw. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Hazel Copse...

Main road laybys set to disappear as new detail puts brakes on opposition

LAYBYS on two New Forest main roads are set to disappear after Brockenhurst councillors put the brakes on an opposition campaign. As reported in the A&T, gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between...
Horse poisoning

Rider shocked by suspected poisoning of stallion at Horse of the Year qualifier

A HORSE lover has spoken of her shock and devastation after discovering her stallion was deliberately poisoned prior to entering a show ring. Karen Mustey, who together with partner Graham runs Burley Wagon Rides, had...
Carey's Manor review

Cambium at Carey’s Manor: English wines star on New Forest menu

HIDDEN away within the sprawling expanse of Carey’s Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst is Cambium, an enchanting Forest-inspired restaurant with a relaxed vibe. Locally sourced food is high on the agenda, with a regular set menu...
New Forest orchids

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council ‘vandalism’

A RETIRED landscape gardener is furious after finding that Hampshire County Council's road maintenance teams have once again hacked down a patch of wild orchids on a New Forest verge. The plants - common spotted...

Ten years’ jail for ‘dangerous’ thug who bottled friend and carjacked driver

A “DANGEROUS” thug who repeatedly bottled a friend and then carjacked a motorist as he fled the scene has been jailed for 10 years. Bradie Shkensberg was sent down at Southampton Crown Court by Judge...
cannabis waste cricket pitch

Suspected cannabis factory waste dumped at New Forest cricket pitch

WASTE suspected to have come from a cannabis factory was found dumped on a New Forest cricket pitch over the weekend. Contractors from Forestry England (FE) responded to a call on Sunday, reporting off-cuts from...

200-year-old family bakery still enjoying sweet smell of success

A BROCKENHURST bakery with a history going back 200 years has won the title Best Baker in Hampshire. The Bakehouse is still run by the family who established it over two centuries ago when its...
Montagu Arms review

Montagu Arms: time flies at the Terrace with fine-dining fun

THE best holidays are those where you lose all track of time, blissfully unaware even what day of the week it is. That was the sensation at the Terrace restaurant at the Montagu Arms in...
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