How A&T interview with Dire Straits star gave hope to cancer patient

A CANCER patient has told how an A&T interview with Dire Straits guitarist John Illsley helped take him from his lowest ebb to being filled with hope that he could survive the disease. Philip Dinn...
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...
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...

Brockenhurst College students take education funding campaign to MPs

STUDENTS who launched a petition calling on the government to increase further education funding watched the issue debated in parliament after gaining more than 70,000 signatures. Charlotte Jones and Hannah Powis, who are studying A-level...

Spend millions on opening up New Forest railway lines, urge public transport campaigners

A SHARE of £4.8bn of government funding should go towards reopening the Waterside railway to passengers and even building a new link between Brockenhurst and Ringwood, a transport campaign group has urged. A report published...
Brockenhurst takeaway death

Police drop takeaway murder probe as prosecutors cite lack of evidence

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murdering a Chinese national at a Brockenhurst takeaway was released with no further action as police announced they were no longer investigating the death. As reported in the A&T,...

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...

Railway war heroes to be remembered with Brockenhurst station memorial

A MEMORIAL to railway workers who forsook their rights of a reserved occupation to give their lives in the First World War has been dedicated at Brockenhurst railway station. With it comes a public appeal...

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...

Gates put up at Brockenhurst Primary School amid safety fears

HUGE gates and screening put up at Brockenhurst Primary School following claims by the headteacher that passers-by have been talking to pupils and even taking photos of them have angered some parents. The measures, which...
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