Firefighter Tim goes out in a blaze of glory

TRIBUTES were paid to Burley fire watch manager Tim Gray when he retired after more than 30 years of service. A special presentation event was held in his honour at the Burley Club, where colleagues...

Homes plan for Netley Marsh farm thrown out amid nearly 100 objections

BUILDING 10 homes on a farm in Netley Marsh has been blocked after nearly 90 people objected to the scheme. National park authority planning officers refused the proposals for Broadbridge Farm in Rossiters Lane, Woodlands,...
Sway Newsagents and Post Office on Station Road

Sway post office is due to close after new owners purchase shop

SWAY post office is set to close its doors after the new owners have decided not to keep it running. The announcement about the future of the counter in Sway Newsagents on Station Road was...

Monica Langston: parish champion who ran village post office

PARISH champion Monica Langston, who ran Lyndhurst’s post office for many years, served as church warden and was a longstanding volunteer at the community centre, has died at the age of 87. Along with her...

College football match thieves grab watch gifted by dead mum

A FATHER has spoken of the devastation caused when a watch gifted from his wife to their son before she died was stolen by thieves who raided changing rooms at Brockenhurst College. The theft took...

Silver Hind to shine again as new owners take on ailing pub

HAVING been saved from the bulldozers and given a fresh new look, Sway pub The Silver Hind is serving up food to diners for the first time in more than two years. The Station Road...
New Forest pony stallion

Rider’s encounter with frisky stallion prompts warning to keep clear

EQUESTRIANS and walkers are being urged to avoid parts of the New Forest after reports of a stallion chasing a horse rider near Burley. The incident, described as “very dangerous and frightening”, took place in...
Lyndhurst Parish Council's office in the High Street

Parish council to close ‘money trap’ office to cut spending

Lyndhurst Parish Council is to close its "money trap" office in the village high street to save cash. The facility at 13 High Street, is open to members of the public for two days a...

Council searching for new business to save village post office

PUB landlords and business owners in Brockenhurst could be approached to see if they are interested in taking on the village’s post office. Parish councillors are fighting for its future because current postmistress Elizabeth Kernaghan...

Dog walker shocked at lit tea lights discovery in Forest

A STUDENT said he was shocked and dismayed to find lit tea lights at the foot of a tree at a Brockenhurst beauty spot. Remi Bennett was walking his dog in an area between the...
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