‘Lives could be endangered’ – villagers freeze amid lengthy power cuts during tree felling

DOZENS of villagers in Fritham have been left freezing in their homes without power as temperatures plummet while Forestry England carries out two weeks of tree felling work. Generators have been installed around the New...

Paultons Park raises £70,000 for hospital sensory retreat

PAULTONS Park raised more than £70,000 to help equip a specialist sensory retreat for seriously ill youngsters at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The funding has come partway through the Ower-based theme park’s three-year partnership launched in...

Small New Forest pub wins big in Good Pub Guide awards

THE family who run a traditional village watering hole hailed as a “New Forest institution” are celebrating after winning Country Pub of the Year. The Royal Oak in Fritham took the title in the prestigious...

Three donkeys killed in collision with van at notorious New Forest blackspot

THREE donkeys have been killed in a collision with a van at a notorious accident blackspot in the New Forest. The accident took place on the B3078 Roger Penny Way between Cadham and Godshill just...

Plug and bray – donkey rescued after getting legs stuck in bog

RESCUERS went to ass-ist a donkey which had become stuck in a muddy bog in the New Forest. A concerned walker raised the alarm after spotting the animal’s front legs were submerged and was unable...

Do you recognise this rubbish? Police hunt flytippers after another New Forest dumping

POLICE are urging people to come forward if they recognise a haul of flytipped waste they discovered in the New Forest on Wednesday afternoon. Pictures of the waste, including wooden pallets and turf, were posted...

Man suffers serious leg injuries in digger accident

A MAN suffered serious leg injuries when a digger fell on him in the New Forest. The alarm was raised around 4.15pm on Sunday, with reports the JCB had fallen on top of the victim’s...

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...

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...

Village inn and golf club on the market for £4 million

A HISTORIC New Forest golf club and village inn have been put up for sale with a £4m price tag. The Grade 2 listed Bell Inn at Brook has been owned by the Crosthwaite-Eyre family...
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