Paultons Park

Anger over Paultons Park’s new £1 ‘no-show’ charge for season ticket holders

SEASON ticket holders at Paultons Park have spoken of their anger following the introduction of a £1 per person charge each time they book. The tickets, which cost £169 for those a metre and above...

Bridge jumpers risk ‘terrible’ consequences, councillor warns

DAREDEVILS jumping off Brockenhurst Bridge into the river at Balmer Lawn need to be stopped before “something terrible” happens, a senior councillor has warned. The easing of the lockdown has caused large numbers of people...

Cyclist suffered ‘serious injuries’ in collision with car

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car in Beaulieu. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which was reported to have happened on the B3054 in...

Village scraps one-way safety system after two weeks

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme making the main route through Brockenhurst one-way has been dropped after two weeks following criticism from traders and councillors. Brookley Road had been blocked off at the Watersplash to stop cars entering...
Southern Water

Conservation concern as wastewater overflows into Forest stream

A CONSERVATION group has raised concerns after waste water overflowed from a Southern Water facility into a stream near Lyndhurst. Effluent was seen by Russell Wynn, one of the founders of Wild New Forest, near...
Dog DNA

Ex-police officer on the case with dog DNA business

DOG owners can now find out why their pup is proving tricky to train – with a DNA test. Sway dog behaviourist Sarah Morris is behind Blackdog DNA, which provides tests for mixed-breed dogs, giving...
Portsmouth University

Cathum becomes university’s youngest to gain first-class degree

A NEW Forest student who started a university degree aged just 16 has emerged with a first class honours degree. Cathum Safi, from Ashurst and now 19, helped score a family hat-trick with his qualification...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

‘Iconic’ hotel allowed major expansion to safeguard its future

ONE of the New Forest’s landmark hotels has won permission for a major new expansion after its owners warned refusal would put its future in doubt. The Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst was been given...
Stuck lorry

Bridge-avoiding lorry reverses into muddy trouble

A TRUCKER who reversed cross-country to avoid a low bridge at Brockenhurst required police help to get free when his articulated lorry got stuck in the mud. The driver was said to have approached the...

Flood alerts for coastal areas as gale force winds expected

FLOOD alerts have been issued for local coastal areas this afternoon (Friday). The Environment Agency (EA) has put warnings in place for Christchurch Harbour, the lower Avon and Stour, the Calshot and Lepe area, and...
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