Jim Ratcliffe

Beaulieu billionaire pledges to build hand gel factories

PETROCHEMICAL giant Ineos, which has offices in Lyndhurst, is building a new factory to manufacture 1-million bottles of hand sanitiser a month to aid the battle against the coronavirus. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the multi-billionaire who...
Pancake Day

PICTURES: Villagers run through wind and rain for Pancake Day

THE rain and wind failed to dampen spirits at the traditional Pancake Day races held at Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. Local children battled it out in 15 races held in Beaulieu High Street, while teams from...

‘Wonderful’ response to appeal for trust’s minibus hit by arson

THE Countryside Education Trust charity has been overwhelmed after hundreds of pounds was raised to replace one of its vehicles that was destroyed in an arson attack. As reported in the A&T, the minibus belonging to...
Beaulieu flood warning

Drivers urged to avoid Beaulieu as morning flood alert issued

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Beaulieu tomorrow morning (Wednesday) as Storm Brendan sparks a flood warning. The Environment Agency has advised of flooding in the area including Beaulieu estuary and the open coast between...

Trust’s minibus set ablaze next to dorm of sleeping children

THE lives of children and teachers were put at risk when arsonists destroyed a minibus belonging to the Countryside Education Trust in Beaulieu. The blaze engulfed the Ford Transit which was parked next to the...

Police hunting hit-and-run driver who left pony fatally injured

POLICE are hunting a hit-and-run driver who left a New Forest pony so badly hurt it had to be put down. The incident happened on the B3054 between Hilltop and the Heath roundabout at 7pm...

Hard works pays off as farrier Lewis nails down England spot

NEW FOREST apprentice farrier Lewis Cook has won a coveted place in the England team for national and international competitions. Long hours and hard work have paid off to win the place, with practice before...

Slow down! Third of drivers clocked speeding on New Forest road

“SPEED limits are there for a reason.” This was the message from a road safety campaigner after nearly a third of vehicles speed-checked on a 30mph New Forest road were caught speeding. Police and Beaulieu’s...
Flood alert

Flood warnings issued for coastal towns and villages

FLOOD alerts have been issued for Beaulieu, Lymington, Milford and Christchurch this morning (Wednesday) by the Environment Agency. Some of the most serious flooding was forecast in Beaulieu 30 minutes either side of the 10.56am...
Jim Ratcliffe

Multi-billionaire back with new plan for mansion’s caretaker cottage

MULTI-BILLIONAIRE businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe has made a revised bid to build a caretaker’s cottage close to his controversial beachfront mansion at Beaulieu. Work is under way at Thorns Beach to build the residence for...
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