Rethink on care home criticism after council appeals

A SUBSTANDARD grade given to Lyndhurst care home Cranleigh Paddock has been withdrawn online after it was challenged by Hampshire County Council. The authority-run home had been deemed ‘requires improvement’ by inspectors from the Care...

Work to set sail for £2m Buckler’s Hard redevelopment

WORK is set to begin on the £2m redevelopment of Buckler’s Hard yacht harbour to extend the Beaulieu River marina and improve its facilities. The revamp will take place during the off-season over the next...

Teen dressed for success in her fight for mental health

A BROCKENHURST teenager has launched her own clothing brand in a bid to help normalise the mental health challenges that many people face. After being diagnosed with autism a number of years ago, 18-year-old Lauren...

PHOTOS: Brockenhurst College high-flyers celebrated at gala awards night

HIGH-ACHIEVING students from Brockenhurst College have been celebrated at a gala awards night. More than 150 guests attended the evening in which 37 awards were presented for excellence in learning or significant contributions to the...

Danger warning signs could be put up at bridge after horror plunge

THE dangers of jumping off Brockenhurst Bridge will be highlighted with new warning signs set to be installed in the wake of a 10-year-old boy taking a leap and suffering serious injuries. Backroom talks have...

Enjoy a spa and help raise money for an elephant sanctuary in Laos

A LUXURY Thai spa in the New Forest has pledged to raise more than £15,000 for an elephant conservation charity in Laos. The sacred national emblem of Thailand, the Asian elephant is under serious threat...

Millionaire Burley trader to fight on despite losing £3.5bn fraud appeal

A BURLEY trader has lost his appeal against a conviction for fraud relating to a £3.5bn energy deal in the US. Mark Johnson, a former HSBC foreign currency executive, was given a two-year jail sentence...

Chris Packham forces government’s hand on release of gamebirds

TV NATURALIST Chris Packham’s campaigning wildlife charity has forced the government to review how game birds are released near protected sites like the New Forest. Defra responded on Wednesday to Wild Justice’s threat of legal...

Busy Lyndhurst road without pedestrian crossing is ‘an accident waiting to happen’

THE lack of a pedestrian crossing on a busy road in Lyndhurst is “an accident waiting to happen”, a resident has claimed. Jane Parry raised her concerns at a meeting of Lyndhurst Parish Council last...
Monty's Inn Beaulieu

Head chef Tom comes full circle to take the helm at Monty’s Inn

A HEAD chef has returned to the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu to take the helm at the hotel’s brasserie, Monty's Inn. Tom Sheppard, who previously worked at the venue for four years from 2010, is...
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