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...

New Forest Show bosses hope perfect weather will draw bumper crowds

AROUND 100,000 visitors are expected to take in the sights and sounds of next week’s New Forest Show, which this year celebrates its 99th anniversary. The three-day spectacular is set to start on Tuesday at...

Dog walker shocked at lit tea lights discovery in Forest

A STUDENT said he was shocked and dismayed to find lit tea lights at the foot of a tree at a Brockenhurst beauty spot. Remi Bennett was walking his dog in an area between the...
Annie Baughan

Hundreds attend celebration of much-loved GP killed in car accident

THE life of a hugely respected and popular GP was celebrated at a special thanksgiving service in Brockenhurst attended by more than 300 people. Dr Annie Baughan, who lived in Sway and died aged 61...
Brockenhurst takeaway death

Brockenhurst takeaway chef died after ‘blow to the head with a ladle’, inquest told

A BROCKENHURST takeaway chef died from bleeding on the brain after a "scuffle" with the senior chef in which he was possibly struck on the head with a ladle, an inquest heard. Xiu Bin Wang...
Jude Nwachukwu

Drug-dealing footballer ordered to give up nearly £11,000 proceeds

A FOOTBALLER who was caught with a huge stash of drugs for dealing will have £10,900 worth of his assets confiscated. Jude Nwachukwu (25) was hit with an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act...

Dad of murdered Emily creates ‘Death’ podcast

A SPECIAL podcast about coping with grief has been made by the father of a murdered Brockenhurst College student. Mark Longley is behind the three-episode podcast called Death, which details what he experienced after the...

Lines blocked between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth after person killed by train

THE railway line between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth was blocked after a person was killed by a train this morning. Emergency services responded to the incident, which took place around 6.30am at Pokesdown station, and all...
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