Plans for 79 homes on Lyndhurst Park Hotel site are backed by parish council

THE redevelopment of the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel has received the backing of the parish council, despite confirmation it would include just eight affordable homes. The application for the property, which is owned by Christchurch-based...

VIDEO: Flytippers dump loft insulation at New Forest pond

FLYTIPPERS have dumped a load of loft insulation at a New Forest pond car park. A Forestry England ranger today (Thursday) taped off the dumping at Whitemoor Pond, near Brockenhurst, to check for evidence before...

Bransgore man jailed over incidents in Sway and New Milton

A BRANSGORE man has been jailed for 16 weeks after admitting a number of charges for incidents in Sway and New Milton. Todd Cooper (26), of Thorney Hill, pleaded guilty to one count of ABH...

Motorcyclist badly injured in crash with car in New Forest

A MOTORCYCLIST was badly injured in a crash with a car in Boldre, in the New Forest. Paramedics including from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance were sent around 4.30pm last Friday to...

Mystery of why pensioner fatally veered into oncoming Land Rover on A337

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a 75-year-old Lymington driver who fatally veered into the path of a Land Rover, an inquest heard. Witnesses saw Robert Griffith-Jones’ silver Honda Jazz “suddenly drift” across the A337 Romsey...

Residents give mixed response to Lyndhurst Park Hotel plans as verderers slam proposals’ effect...

PLANS for 79 homes on the site of the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel have met with a mixed response – but the verderers have warned of “deleterious” effects on the Forest if they get...

New Lyndhurst Tesco Express set to open Friday in old Budgens site

LYNDHURST’S new Tesco Express store is set to open on Friday, bringing 21 new jobs to the area. The store, on the village high street in the old Budgens site, will also be a boon...

Clifftop 75th WWII celebration and steam rally cancelled

A TWICE-postponed clifftop celebration of the end of the Second World War has now been cancelled due to the pandemic. The Victory 75 Party on the Clifftop had been planned in Marine Drive in Barton...

Man wanted by police for three years found during drugs crackdown

A MAN wanted by police for three years was among four people arrested during a crackdown on county lines drug offences. Officers from Lymington and New Milton joined with colleagues from Dorset Police and British...

Little Hugo launches clothing range for children’s charity fundraiser

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Hugo Carpenter has used his love of drawing to raise money for a children’s charity and bring a bit of joy into people’s lives during lockdown. The Walhampton School pupil was tasked by his...
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