New Forest Marathon

PICTURES: Thousands turn out for the New Forest Marathon

THOUSANDS of runners descended on New Park, Brockenhurst, for the New Forest Marathon yesterday (Sunday). The event, which is now in its 32nd year, had six races throughout the day including the full marathon, half...

Solicitor threatens charity with legal action over ‘noisy’ play park

A SOLICITOR has threatened legal action against the charity which runs Brockenhurst’s multi-use games area, claiming noisy youngsters are causing her family “significant nuisance”. Marie Sampson says youths use the Highwood Road facility which borders...

Safety warning after boy (10) hospitalised in leap from river bridge

A WARNING has been issued by the district council after a boy suffered serious ankle injuries after jumping from a bridge into shallow waters in Brockenhurst. The 10-year-old, who was reportedly on holiday in the...
The Pig Brockenhurst

New recipe book shares secrets of The Pig restaurants’ success

WHEN the original Pig opened in Brockenhurst in 2011 the inspiration was to bring the kitchen garden right into the heart of the hotel, placing homegrown and locally sourced food at the very top...
Alan Girling

Alan Girling: Property developer, chartered surveyor and farmer

RETIRED property developer and farmer Alan Girling has died aged 80 after a long illness. He was born on the Isle of Wight in March 1939 to Victor and Olive who lived in Newport. His...

Man declared dead after ‘non-suspicious’ incident shut train line

A MAN has been confirmed to have died after an incident on the train line this morning (Thursday) which stopped services for a time between Brockenhurst and Poole. British Transport Police (BTP) said officers and...

Shopkeeper feared for his family after would-be thieves set fire to ATM

A SHOPKEEPER said his family’s lives were put at risk when masked raiders set fire to a cash machine in a failed bid to steal it. The offenders targeted the ATM on the outside wall...

Village centre dealt blow with departure of two popular shops

BROCKENHURST’S village centre has been dealt a blow with the news it is losing two popular shops as the future of the post office also remains in doubt. The Sainsbury’s store and the nearby bakery...

Bill Dunkinson: Decorated D-Day veteran went on to run New Forest coal merchants

A FORMER Brockenhurst coal merchant from one of the oldest family’s in the forest has died aged 97. William (Bill) Charles Dunkinson was born on the 3rd January 1922 in his family house at Latchmore,...
New Forest selfies

Stop the selfies! Camera-shy New Forest animals kick out at visitors

TOURISTS visiting the New Forest are ignoring pleas not to take selfies with animals despite being warned of the dangers. A campaign called Keep Your Distance was launched at the beginning of summer appealing to...
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