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Children invited to go wild at opening of new nature play park

FAMILIES are being invited to the launch of a new children's wild play space in Ashurst tomorrow (Wednesday). The area has been created within Ashurst and Colbury recreation ground in Whartons Lane and features tree...

Driver trapped in taxi as wind brings down tree and power lines

A TAXI driver had to be rescued by firefighters after a tree and power lines fell on his vehicle in Ashurst amid high winds and torrential rain. The incident took place around 12.25pm today (Tuesday)...
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Man killed after being hit by train near New Forest railway station

A PERSON was killed on the New Forest railway line after being struck by a train in Ashurst. The casualty, who was confirmed dead at the scene, was a man in his 30s, British Transport...

Ten years’ jail for ‘dangerous’ thug who bottled friend and carjacked driver

A “DANGEROUS” thug who repeatedly bottled a friend and then carjacked a motorist as he fled the scene has been jailed for 10 years. Bradie Shkensberg was sent down at Southampton Crown Court by Judge...

Residents raise a glass to pub’s new pop-up post office

AN Ashurst pub is the new venue for a twice weekly pop-up post office launched following the closure of the village’s former branch in January. The outreach service, run by staff from Bartley Post Office...

Children asked to help design new wild play park in Ashurst

KIDS are being asked to help design a new wild play site in Ashurst which could feature dens, balancing logs and mini beast hotels. The national park authority and the local parish council are looking...

Bicycle hire and parking plan rejected for New Forest train station site

PLANS for a new cycle hire and car parking facility next to Ashurst New Forest train station have hit the buffers. The application was to create 41 extra paid-for spaces and a bicycle operation on...

Housing plan unveiled by NHS for Ashurst hospital site

VILLAGERS are being urged to have their say on proposals to redevelop part of the Ashurst Hospital site with about 30 new homes or care housing. The NHS says some of the land off the...

Chris Packham to step up eco campaigning after becoming CBE in New Year’s Honours

NEW FOREST naturalist and environmental campaigner Chris Packham has promised to step up his efforts after being made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List. The former Really Wild Show presenter, who lives in...

Fly-tipper fined £400 for dumping rubbish at New Forest beauty spot

A FLYTIPPER has been fined £400 after he was caught dumping waste and household rubbish at a New Forest beauty spot. The offender was spotted by four witnesses tipping the waste, which included rubble, from...
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