Holmsley Bridge

Road under Holmsley bridge set for temporary closure

THE road running underneath Holmsley bridge will be temporarily closed for an inspection ahead of major engineering work to replace the A35 crossing. The C10 Station Road, near Burley, will be shut during off-peak hours...

‘I could not turn a hedgehog away’ – how a New Forest woman turned...

IT started as a hobby seven years ago, after Louise Godden responded to a story in the A&T seeking winter foster carers for a pair of juvenile hedgehogs. Today much of her East Boldre home...

Parish to appeal Royal Mail’s U-turn on relocating village post box

A U-TURN on a promise to relocate a post box in central Brockenhurst is to be contested by the parish council. Councillors had been told by Royal Mail that the box in Brookley Road –...
Wheelie bins

Village rejects New Forest plans for wheelie bins

PROPOSALS for wheelie bins across the New Forest have been rejected by Copythorne Parish Council as members attacked “misleading” information about the costs of the scheme. New Forest District Council recently launched a consultation on...

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

MAJOR work to relocate the car park and remove a public toilet block at the popular New Forest beauty spot of Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter, Forestry England has confirmed. The actions, part...

Mystery Bronze Age monument discovered in New Forest dig

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered the remains of a significant Bronze Age monument on the Beaulieu Estate dating back more than 4,000 years. During two digs, the team of experts and volunteers unearthed a ring ditch thought...

New Forest pensioner who drowned off Hurst Spit is named

A MAN who drowned after a major search at Hurst Spit has been named as 87-year-old Sway resident Michael Rickman. The opening of an inquest was told that on the evening of 4th November a...

New Forest currency trader faces US jail after latest appeal fails

A NEW Forest man could return to a US jail after his second bid to challenge convictions for a £3.5bn energy deal fraud was rejected by the country’s highest court. Mark Johnson, from Burley, had...

‘I had no intention of giving up on my child’ – George an ‘inspiration’...

A SWAY mum has hailed her autistic son as a “complete inspiration” to the parents of other children with the condition who fear for their future. Now 22, George Stooks was once “written off” by...

Golfers make a very deer friend on course

AN UNUSUALLY sociable deer has been winning friends at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club after approaching players and staff in recent weeks. The fawn, which has been photographed nuzzling visitors, was spotted by club member Jeni...
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