Two more large flytips in the New Forest

INVESTIGATIONS have been launched into two large flytips in the New Forest, one of which blocked residents in. A pile of rubbish, including doors, pipework and rubble was dumped across an access track to Shepherds...

Police hunt flytipper after ‘disgusting’ rubbish dumped blocking road

POLICE are investigating a “disgusting” fly-tip which was found blocking a narrow road near Netley Marsh. Pictures of the waste, discovered dumped at the junction of Eadens Lane and Winsor Road, were posted on a...

No change at popular Spot in the Woods, promises new owner

A POPULAR New Forest eatery has been sold a year after the death of its world famous owner, French sommelier Gerrard Basset. He and his wife Nina founded TerraVina in 2007 as a restaurant with...
Netley Marsh Steam Show

PICTURES: Crowds bask in the sun at Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show

GOOD weather helped draw the crowds to this year's Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show. The popular three-day event, which is run by a team of volunteers to raise money for local causes, was held...
cannabis waste cricket pitch

Suspected cannabis factory waste dumped at New Forest cricket pitch

WASTE suspected to have come from a cannabis factory was found dumped on a New Forest cricket pitch over the weekend. Contractors from Forestry England (FE) responded to a call on Sunday, reporting off-cuts from...

Woodlands B&B marks first birthday

A KITCHEN café, deli and boutique B&B in Woodlands is celebrating its first birthday. Spot in the Woods, formerly Hotel TerraVina, has received rave reviews since opening its doors. It is run by Nina Bassett,...

Brexit question mark on future for Tool for Self Reliance charity’s European volunteers

THE future of a programme that brings young European volunteers to work at a New Forest charity helping people in Africa could be put at risk by Brexit. For 20 years Tools for Self Reliance...

Gerard Basset: Tributes pour in for top wine expert and New Forest hotelier

“A STAR player”, “world class”, and a “shining example” – those were the tributes paid from around the globe to top wine expert and New Forest hotelier Gerard Basset who last week died surrounded...

New Forest wine expert Gerard Basset given months to live

THE wife of one of the world’s leading wine experts who runs a popular New Forest eatery says she has been “bowled over” by messages of support after it emerged he has just months...

Linda Hayes: well-known New Forest hotel proprietor who kept her piano skills sharp

SCORES of well-wishers attended the funeral of Linda Hayes, the former proprietor of Busketts Lawn Hotel in Woodlands for 38 years, who recently died at the age of 91. Linda and her beloved husband Con,...
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