Volunteers clock 130 ‘speeders’ in just one hour on New Forest lane

A GROUP of Boldre residents who got together to combat speeding drivers clocked 130 cars going over the limit in just an hour. Volunteers have taken to the streets to use speed indicator gadgets after...
Fawley power station

National park housing plans for Fawley power station come under fire

THE company behind nearly £1bn plans for 1,500 homes at the former Fawley power station has been accused of pushing development into the New Forest National Park to maximise profits. Fawley Waterside Ltd’s scheme came...

National park planners pass Beaulieu car park plan ‘to save village shops’

A CAR park hailed by the Beaulieu Estate as a way of saving local shops from going bust has been shown the green light by national park planners. The major landowner proposed the 25 spaces...

New Forest disability cycling charity hits the road with new base near Burley

A CYCLING organisation which has helped thousands of disabled riders enjoy the New Forest has opened a brand new base in the heart of the national park. Pedall New Forest Inclusive Cycling provides specialist bikes...

Reflections: Mary Elizabeth Braddon – pioneering author who helped shape Lyndhurst

BY the latter years of the 19th century Bournemouth had become a town and resort of national repute. During the summer various hotels were involved in promoting charabanc excursions (horse-drawn in those times) to the...

Tree surgeon who fell 100 metres to his death in the New Forest was...

AN experienced tree surgeon who fell to his death from one of the Forest’s tallest trees may have suffered a lapse of concentration after consuming alcohol and cocaine, an inquest heard. David Brown (46), from...

Addict trio jailed for raid on home of 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer

A BURGLAR who ransacked the home of an 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer with two fellow drug addicts has been jailed for 18 months. Ryan O’Reilly was part of a three-man gang who made such an untidy...

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...

New Forest National Park Authority resists landowners’ calls to ease development rules

LANDOWNERS and developers called for building controls on the edge of the New Forest National Park to be watered down as planning inspectors launched a public examination of proposed new keystone policies on Tuesday. The...

Parents urged to back £60,000 new crossing for Foxhills schools blighted by traffic

PARENTS must get on board if a new £60,000 crossing point is to make pupils’ journeys to school safer, a head teacher has urged. After years of lobbying, changes have been made by Hampshire County...
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