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...

History-making marathon run owes much to multi-billionaire Sir Jim

HE may not have been the man who ran the first ever sub two-hour marathon but multi-billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe was the driving force behind smashing the record as part of his latest sporting...
Montagu Arms review

Montagu Arms will keep trying after missing out on Michelin star

ONE of the New Forest’s leading hotels was left disappointed after missing out in its ongoing bid to regain a Michelin star. The Montagu Arms has been seeking to win one of the highly sought-after...

Bo-lee-oh? New Forest village named one of UK’s hardest to pronounce

THE New Forest village of Beaulieu has been named in the top 10 most difficult to pronounce place names in the UK. The list, which was compiled by the creators of language app Babbel, put...
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