Another mass dumping of mattresses in the New Forest

ANOTHER mass dumping of mattresses has been found in the New Forest, costing hundreds to clear away. Forestry England has slammed flytippers after forking out more than £800 to clear 27 mattresses left at a...

Thousands raised for New Forest schools’ home-study laptops

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised across the New Forest to help fill the shortage of laptops for pupils studying at home. Among the fundraisers was Burley Players amateur theatre group which donated £350 from...

A35 set for three weeks of traffic lights at Holmsley Bridge

MOTORISTS will have to contend with temporary traffic lights on one of the main routes through the New Forest as preparations begin for a £5.5m bridge replacement scheme The signals will be installed for nearly...
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A year’s repair work on busy A35 bridge set to start in summer

WORK to replace a deteriorating bridge on a major route through the New Forest will begin in the summer, Hampshire County Council has confirmed. The authority is currently in the process of selecting a contractor...

‘We will miss her presence’ – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

THE first woman to serve on the Verderers’ Court, Dionis Macnair, has retired nearly half a century after first taking up the role. Burley commoner and pony breeder Dionis (90) decided to step down from...

Convicted New Forest trader set for US prison argues against sentence on coronavirus grounds

LAWYERS acting for a Burley trader convicted of a £3.5bn energy deal fraud in the US are claiming he should not to go prison there because of the coronavirus. Mark Johnson’s legal team told a...
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Road under Holmsley bridge set for temporary closure

THE road running underneath Holmsley bridge will be temporarily closed for an inspection ahead of major engineering work to replace the A35 crossing. The C10 Station Road, near Burley, will be shut during off-peak hours...

New Forest currency trader faces US jail after latest appeal fails

A NEW Forest man could return to a US jail after his second bid to challenge convictions for a £3.5bn energy deal fraud was rejected by the country’s highest court. Mark Johnson, from Burley, had...
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PICTURES: Remembrance under lockdown – communities honour the fallen

PEOPLE across the New Forest and Christchurch honoured the fallen differently this year as the pandemic forced the scaling-back of annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations. There were comparatively modest and socially distanced wreath-laying ceremonies at war...

Four rescued from car after engine cuts out as driver tried to cross New...

FOUR people had to be rescued by firefighters after their car was stranded in a flooded ford in the New Forest following torrential rain on Saturday night. The driver of the Mercedes tried to cross...
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