Plaque honouring war hero who captured Nazi Enigma machine unveiled in his New Forest...

A PLAQUE posthumously honouring a local war hero who captured a Nazi Enigma code machine has been installed at Boldre Church on the centenary of his birth. Lieutenant-Commander David Balme led a boarding party onto...

Plans for 300 new homes at Netley Marsh revealed

A MAJOR plan to build up to 300 homes – more than a third of which will be affordable – on land at Netley Marsh has been unveiled. Developer Bloor Homes and local landowner Barker...

Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

AN urgent action plan to protect Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu – one of the UK’s most important nature spots which is threatened by pollution and over-use – has been agreed by a group of...

Plans to move village shop after more than 100 years on same site

PLANS have been revealed to secure the future of a popular New Forest community shop by relocating to a new extension at the local village hall. The Pilley Community Shop and post office, which is...

New Forest Fairy Festival cancelled by Public Health England

THE New Forest Fairy Festival, due to have been held in Burley this weekend, has been cancelled. Organisers announced the “devastating” news on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, saying Public Heath England had taken the decision...

Girls aged 15 arrested after police attacked and passer-by spat at

TWO teenage girls were arrested after police officers were attacked and a member of the public was spat at during a disturbance in the centre of Brockenhurst. The incident took place between 6pm and 7pm...

Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...

Henry brews up first batch of new Smokin’ pale ale

VISITORS to the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst have been raising a glass to a rejuvenated brand of New Forest beer created in its microbrewery. Henry Wilson, son of hotel owners Chris and Alison, is...

Row over village buildings approved for demolition after tech issues bar objectors from video...

FORMAL complaints have been lodged against the national park after technical issues stopped objectors speaking out against a controversial plan. Problems surfaced with video conferencing when NPA planning members debated a proposal to demolish a...

Street changes to allow social distancing was ‘not effective’ admits council transport boss

SOME social distancing highway changes such as those scrapped in New Milton and Brockenhurst high streets have “not proved effective”, the deputy leader of Hampshire County Council has admitted. Cllr Rob Humber was commenting after...
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