‘Ban the ice cream van’ – residents want action over crowd damage to riverbank

MEASURES to limit visitors to a popular riverside spot at Brockenhurst – such as patrols and banning ice cream vans – have been mooted by residents concerned overcrowding is harming the area. The latest parish...
A337 fatal crash

Woman (61) dies from injuries after main road crash with lorry

A SWAY woman suffered fatal injuries in a crash near Brockenhurst on Thursday afternoon. The 61-year-old had been driving a Skoda when it was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A337 around...

Plea to open public toilets after human waste found at Forest beauty spot

A PLEA has been made for public toilets to be opened ahead of the bank holiday weekend after claims human excrement was found at Longslade Bottom. The find was revealed by members of Brockenhurst Parish...

BMW driver badly hurt in Brockenhurst railway bridge crash

A MOTORIST was badly hurt when a BMW ploughed into a Brockenhurst railway bridge yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. The incident involving the sports car took place on the B3055 Sway Road around 12.20pm, leaving its driver,...

Brockenhurst high street set for new one-way system

THE main route through the centre of Brockenhurst is to be made one-way from tomorrow (Tuesday) to help shoppers social distance, it has emerged. The restriction will apply on the western end of Brookley Road...

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...

Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

PROPOSALS to replace a set of historic buildings in Brockenhurst with a café and holiday accommodation aimed at cyclists are being opposed by local groups and residents. Farooq Ahmed is seeking consent from the national...
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...

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...
The Pig Brockenhurst

Pig fails to bring home the bacon in raid on village greengrocers

A PIG failed to bring home the bacon when it popped into a New Forest vegetable store for some early Christmas shopping. The hog became the pork of the town when it trotted into Village...
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