Burton Common fire

Firefighters issue warning after outbreak of heathland blazes

AS temperatures soared to record levels over the weekend, firefighters were busy dealing with an outbreak of heath blazes. Crews from Hampshire and Dorset teamed up to battle a huge fire which swept through heathland...

Brockenhurst Post Office set for closure this summer

BROCKENHURST’S post office will shut this summer – unless somebody comes forward to take over the business. Postmistress Elizabeth Kernaghan has announced she is to step down after a year in the role at the...

College football match thieves grab watch gifted by dead mum

A FATHER has spoken of the devastation caused when a watch gifted from his wife to their son before she died was stolen by thieves who raided changing rooms at Brockenhurst College. The theft took...
The Viking cruise ship Viking Sky with Dr Derek Browne (inset)

Brockenhurst couple airlifted to safety in terrifying cruise ship evacuation

A COUPLE from Brockenhurst have spoken of their frightening experience being airlifted from a cruise liner after its engines failed during a storm off the coast of Norway. Retired village GP Dr Derek Browne and...
Orangutan

Orangutan tries to steal motorbike after release aided by New Forest charity

A GIANT orangutan that was released into the wild in Borneo with help from a Brockenhurst-based charity had to be recaptured after it tried to steal a motorbike. Tiger had been rescued as a baby...

Reflections: Early New Forest churches with ancient origins

THE early New Forest churches are characterised by two qualities: the first is that the sites chosen tended to be on elevated mounds or ridges and the second is poverty. We must assume they were...
Brockenhurst level crossing accident

New Forest rail line reopened after level crossing accident

A ROAD accident at Brockenhurst’s level crossing brought services between Bournemouth and Southampton Central to a complete halt this morning. Disruption was expected to last until about 10am with South Western Railway warning of cancellations,...

Brockenhurst FC footballer suspended after drugs revelation

A FOOTBALLER caught with a huge stash of drugs for dealing has been suspended by his club which claimed it did not know about his offending. Jude Nwachukwu (25) played for Brockenhurst FC last Tuesday...

Drug-dealing footballer back on the pitch hours after sentencing

A DRUG-DEALING footballer was back playing for his New Forest club hours after being sentenced for possessing a huge stash of cannabis. Jude Nwachukwu was pulled over by police last year, and a subsequent search...
Jude Nwachukwu

Brockenhurst FC star spared jail over £12,000 cannabis haul

A BROCKENHURST FC player who was caught with more than £12,000 worth of cannabis for dealing has narrowly avoided being sent to jail. Jude Nwachukwu (25), who was signed to the team in 2015 and...
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