‘Saviour’ sought by primary school to man dangerous crossing

BROCKENHURST Primary School has made a last-ditch plea for a crossing patrol “saviour” in the week a pupil was rushed to hospital after a collision with a car. Headteacher John Littlewood and governor Bronya Szatkowska...

Balmer Lawn Hotel: Dining in seven-course heaven

CHARMING and iconic, the picturesque Balmer Lawn Hotel at the gateway to Brockenhurst dates back to the 1800s, and in recent years its reputation for first-class hospitality and fine dining has been growing locally...
New Forest Activity Centre

Appeal launch fires up Black Knoll eco-home planning battle

A PLANNING battle will reignite after the son of a former New Forest MP challenged the refusal of his plan to build a £1.5m eco-home on a controversial Brockenhurst site. Guy McNair-Wilson wants to overturn...

Five arrested in police raids over Brockenhurst cash machine explosion

DAWN raids involving 150 police officers have led to the arrest of five people suspected of using explosive gas to break into cash machines, including one at a Brockenhurst convenience store. The New Forest incident...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Iconic New Forest hotel makes expansion bid to ‘secure its future’

MAJOR expansion plans have been launched for one of the New Forest’s most iconic hotels in what the owners say is a bid to secure its long-term future. Chris and Alison Wilson of the four-star...

No love lost as couples vie to win dream winter wedding

TWO New Forest couples are vying to win a dream winter wedding at Balmer Lawn Hotel in a competition to celebrate holding its 1,000th marriage ceremony. The challenge for couples to reveal their most meaningful...
Brockenhurst Village Trust

Village community awards appeal for young people nominations

ENTRIES to Brockenhurst’s first Citizen of the Year awards have been encouraging, organisers say, but the category for young people needs a boost. Brockenhurst Village Trust is behind the awards, which are looking to honour...

Anger as village centre post box sealed up before Christmas

THE stamping out of the only central post box in Brockenhurst just days before Christmas has baffled and angered villagers. Many locals have reporting going to the Brookley Road post box only to discover to...

Do you recognise this pair? CCTV image released after Balmer Lawn Hotel burglary

THIS CCTV image has been released by police after a burglary at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst. Two people entered a staff area of the Balmer Lawn Road site at around 11pm on Friday...
Cycle Experience

Council considers improvements to ambulance crash junction

A ROAD junction where an ambulance and car collided last week could be set for safety improvements. Casualties were cut from both the emergency vehicle and a Suzuki Ignis after the incident last Wednesday evening...
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