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...

Flood warning for Beaulieu village

A FLOOD warning has been issued for today (Tuesday) and tomorrow in Beaulieu. The Environment Agency said this afternoon’s tide between 2pm and 4pm would be higher than normal due to unsettled weather and southerly...

Obituary: David Bursey – well-known New Forest postman

POPULAR Beaulieu postman David Bursey has died at the age of 62. A familiar face on his round for more than 12 years, David never felt his job was just delivering the post and would...

New Forest billionaire Sir Jim makes move to tax haven Monaco

BILLIONAIRE New Forest businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe has changed his primary residence to the tax haven of Monaco. The founder and chief executive of petrochemical giant Ineos, Sir Jim owns a mansion on the Solent...

Forest groups agree to take action on declining health of Hatchet Pond

AN urgent action plan to protect Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu – one of the UK’s most important nature spots which is threatened by pollution and over-use – has been agreed by a group of...

Cyclist suffered ‘serious injuries’ in collision with car

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car in Beaulieu. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which was reported to have happened on the B3054 in...

Flood alerts for coastal areas as gale force winds expected

FLOOD alerts have been issued for local coastal areas this afternoon (Friday). The Environment Agency (EA) has put warnings in place for Christchurch Harbour, the lower Avon and Stour, the Calshot and Lepe area, and...

Charles Channels his fundraising efforts for Crohn’s

SEVERE food poisoning from a fish led to property developer Charles Morgan developing the lifelong crippling inflammatory bowel disease Crohn’s – but brave Charles was so determined not to let the condition rule his...

Countryside charity makes funding appeal after lockdown hits income

A CHARITY which usually welcomes hundreds of visitors to its farm and ancient woodland in Beaulieu has appealed for help after a dramatic loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Countryside Education Trust...
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