Anger after vehicle rips up swathe of New Forest grazing land

“IT’S just wanton damage.” This was the angry reaction after a vehicle was driven over a large area of grazing at Longslade Bottom in the New Forest. The damage to the Site of Special Scientific Interest...

Village charity in court amid row over ‘noisy’ play area

THE noise row over youngsters playing at a Brockenhurst games area has landed the charity that runs it in court. Representatives from the Brockenhurst Village Trust (BVT) appeared before Southampton magistrates as Marie and Martin...

‘Saviour’ sought by primary school to man dangerous crossing

BROCKENHURST Primary School has made a last-ditch plea for a crossing patrol “saviour” in the week a pupil was rushed to hospital after a collision with a car. Headteacher John Littlewood and governor Bronya Szatkowska...

Balmer Lawn Hotel: Dining in seven-course heaven

CHARMING and iconic, the picturesque Balmer Lawn Hotel at the gateway to Brockenhurst dates back to the 1800s, and in recent years its reputation for first-class hospitality and fine dining has been growing locally...
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Appeal launch fires up Black Knoll eco-home planning battle

A PLANNING battle will reignite after the son of a former New Forest MP challenged the refusal of his plan to build a £1.5m eco-home on a controversial Brockenhurst site. Guy McNair-Wilson wants to overturn...

Five arrested in police raids over Brockenhurst cash machine explosion

DAWN raids involving 150 police officers have led to the arrest of five people suspected of using explosive gas to break into cash machines, including one at a Brockenhurst convenience store. The New Forest incident...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Iconic New Forest hotel makes expansion bid to ‘secure its future’

MAJOR expansion plans have been launched for one of the New Forest’s most iconic hotels in what the owners say is a bid to secure its long-term future. Chris and Alison Wilson of the four-star...

‘Wonderful’ response to appeal for trust’s minibus hit by arson

THE Countryside Education Trust charity has been overwhelmed after hundreds of pounds was raised to replace one of its vehicles that was destroyed in an arson attack. As reported in the A&T, the minibus belonging to...

Fears grow as three more New Forest sheep stabbed to death

THREE sheep have been found dead in the New Forest sparking yet more fears that modern-day Satanists are targeting animals in the area. The latest revelations of gruesome killings bring the total death toll to...
Lyndhurst Park Hotel

‘High class’ homes plan expected soon for Lyndhurst Park Hotel

A PLANNING application to redevelop Lyndhurst Park Hotel is expected to be submitted in March and will include new homes, holiday lets and shops, a village councillor has confirmed. As reported in the A&T, the...
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