Shoplifting victim says budget cuts affecting police response

THE manager of a family-owned Lyndhurst gift shop has hit out at cutbacks affecting police response after alcohol was stolen for the second time in a month. Over £200 of drink was taken by shoplifters...

Drivers face two weeks of roadworks on main route into New Forest

DRIVERS will face days of disruption on one of the main roads into the New Forest next week when resurfacing work begins. Hampshire County Council is carrying out the project on Romsey Road in Lyndhurst...

Driver accused of attempted murder on A337 remanded in custody

A SWAY motorist has appeared in court accused of trying to murder his partner and deliberately crashing his car. Peter Tillman (71), of Manchester Road, Sway, did not enter a plea to an allegation that...
A337 Lyndhurst crash

Driver (71) arrested for attempted murder after two-car crash

A MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a two-vehicle collision on the A337 between Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst in which two people were hurt. Paramedic teams, including the Hampshire and Isle of...

Iron Age discovery could rewrite ancient story of the New Forest

AN archaeological dig at Matley Heath in the New Forest has unearthed evidence of the first human settlements in the area. Analysis of charcoal found in what was believed to be an Iron Age hillfort...
Lymington boat wedding

Boat lovers forget past wedding disaster to exchange vows on the waves

A COUPLE tied the knot on the bridge of a luxury motor yacht at Lymington in a spectacular ceremony – 23 years after their first attempt to marry went disastrously wrong. Bernie and Janie Wilkins,...
Forest Lodge Hotel

Forest Lodge Hotel: Tasty steaks at the heart of chic new 1820 brasserie

JUST a short stroll from Lyndhurst’s vibrant village centre, the Forest Lodge Hotel is ideal for those wanting a rural retreat with quaint shops and modern services close at hand. The hotel, once the Georgian...

Man killed on railway line named as New Forest club footballer

A MAN who was killed after being hit by a train on the New Forest railway line has been named as Lyndhurst footballer Patrick Norum. An inquest opened at Winchester Coroner’s Court heard Mr Norum,...
Lyndhurst traffic

‘Near-miss’ accidents revealed in survey by village road safety campaigners

A SURVEY conducted by concerned Lyndhurst residents has highlighted worrying traffic issues including a string of near-misses in one part of the village. Rashmi Stacey teamed up with other locals to create the Campaign for...
Minstead roadworks

Cattlegrid works to shut off village link to main road for a week

MINSTEAD roadworks are due to shut a route all week from 8pm tonight (Monday) while improvements are made to a cattle grid. Lyndhurst Road between the A31 and Seamans Corner will be closed off by...
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