New Forest Fairy Festival cancelled by Public Health England

THE New Forest Fairy Festival, due to have been held in Burley this weekend, has been cancelled. Organisers announced the “devastating” news on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, saying Public Heath England had taken the decision...

New appeal in the US for Forest money trader convicted of £3.5bn fraud

A BURLEY currency trader who faces jail in the US unless he can overturn his conviction for an energy deal fraud worth £3.5bn has launched a new legal challenge. Mark Johnson’s lawyers have appealed a...
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PICTURES: Puppy love as thousands turn up for revamped Dogstival

MORE than 6,500 people flocked to Dogstival over the weekend, enjoying the sunshine and the freedom to attend an event after so many have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Many praised the...

Asbestos alert over latest pile of waste dumped in New Forest

A PILE of hazardous waste containing what appears to be asbestos was dumped in the New Forest yesterday (Sunday). Dash cam footage is being sought to help find the flytippers, who are believed to have...

Major New Forest outdoor events confirmed to return this summer

TWO major New Forest events have confirmed their return this summer following the government announcement that live outdoor performances can take place. Lymington Seafood Festival will run from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August at...
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Police hunting motorist who drove off from three-vehicle smash

POLICE are hunting a driver who failed to stop following a three-vehicle collision on the A31 near Burley which resulted in a fire and left a motorcyclist badly hurt. The alarm was raised at around...

‘Generations of memories’ lost in destroyed stable after bonfire spreads

“GENERATIONS of memories” were lost when flames spread from a bonfire and ripped through former stables on a Burley farm, destroying treasured family possessions. Firefighters from five towns and villages were dispatched as the inferno...

Plans to demolish village centre buildings for playpark, entertainment space and coffee shop

PLANS for a new entertainment space, children’s playpark and coffee shop in the centre of Burley have been submitted to the national park authority. Applicant Nigel Blow wants to demolish several derelict buildings on land...

Forest currency trader takes £3.5bn fraud conviction case to highest US court

NEW Forest currency trader Mark Johnson has gone to the highest court in the United States – the Supreme Court – in a bid to overturn his conviction for an energy deal fraud worth...

Road and path under Holmsley bridge to close for inspection tomorrow

THE road beneath the worn out Holmsley Bridge will be shut on Friday (17th April) so inspectors can move in and assess the condition of the structure. Station Road, near Burley, will be closed between...
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