Raiders rip out £2,500 metal kennels at farm attraction

THE owner of a popular farm attraction near Ashurst has warned locals to be “extra vigilant” after metal dog kennels were stolen from the site. Thieves struck at Longdown Activity Farm, in Deerleap Lane, in...
New Forest fly-tipping

Fly-tipping on the rise, warns Forestry England after latest incidents

PEOPLE are being warned of the dangers fly-tipping poses to wildlife amid a rise in incidents of waste being dumped in the New Forest. Forestry England issued the caution after a large pile of rubbish,...
Burley services

Police hunting motorist who drove off from three-vehicle smash

POLICE are hunting a driver who failed to stop following a three-vehicle collision on the A31 near Burley which resulted in a fire and left a motorcyclist badly hurt. The alarm was raised at around...
Forest Kitchen

Forest Kitchen adds to village high street’s shopping menu

BROCKENHURST’S parish council chairman was one of the first customers at a newly opened food shop as the village looks to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. Cllr Pete Wales was at the head of...

Warning after rare birds die on island illegally visited by paddleboarders

RIVER users at Beaulieu have been warned not to land on Gull Island after two chicks born to a very rare species of bird died when their nest was disturbed. It is illegal for people...

New Forest villages unite in fight against disposable barbecues

THREE villages and 18 stores are disposable barbecue free, two weeks after the national park authority called for an outright ban. All shops in Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst answered the NPA’s call to stop offering...

‘Ban the ice cream van’ – residents want action over crowd damage to riverbank

MEASURES to limit visitors to a popular riverside spot at Brockenhurst – such as patrols and banning ice cream vans – have been mooted by residents concerned overcrowding is harming the area. The latest parish...

Two more large flytips in the New Forest

INVESTIGATIONS have been launched into two large flytips in the New Forest, one of which blocked residents in. A pile of rubbish, including doors, pipework and rubble was dumped across an access track to Shepherds...

Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

PROPOSALS to replace a set of historic buildings in Brockenhurst with a café and holiday accommodation aimed at cyclists are being opposed by local groups and residents. Farooq Ahmed is seeking consent from the national...

Garage destroyed in early-morning blaze

FIREFIGHTERS tackled flames that ripped through a New Forest commercial garage in the early hours of today (Monday). The alarm was raised around 2am after a blaze broke out at the premises off Brook Hill...
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