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Hordle church

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

FOR centuries the inhabitants of the parish of Hordle had attended their parish church situated not far from the cliff edge. Handy for those living in Taddiford and in the few isolated dwellings running eastward...
New Milton charity collectors

Charities missing out as fundraisers put off town events by red tape ‘farce’

CHARITY stallholders have been put off attending New Milton events due to the current policy for street collections, according to a community stalwart who branded the situation “a farce”. Addressing the town council’s amenities committee...

Family plans legal action after dream holiday turns into nightmare

A FAMILY from New Milton whose dream holiday to Egypt was turned into a nightmare by severe gastric illness is planning to take legal action against the tour operator. Rachel Gepheart, along with her partner...
The crown court in Southampton

Jail for drug-using burglar snared by DNA evidence

A BARTON woman woke in the early hours of New Year’s Day to find a burglar in the garden after he had just raided her house. Michael Humphreys, of Station Road, New Milton, was jailed...
New Milton pedal cars

PICTURES: Thrills and spills at the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix

HUNDREDS of spectators lined the streets to enjoy the traditional thrills and spills of the New Forest’s annual pedal car grand prix. It was New Milton’s turn to host the popular event, which it shares...
Pedal car grand prix

Pedal car teams ready to race in weekend’s New Forest grand prix

THE chequered flag will be waved in New Milton once again when the town takes its turn to host the thrills and spills of the New Forest’s annual pedal car grand prix. Spectators will line...
Artist Nicoline Bolsius

The light of Keyhaven draws globe-trotting artist to the New Forest

AN artist who grew up in Brazil and has exhibited around the world is to hold weekly painting classes in the New Forest. Dutch-born Nicoline Bolsius is bringing her talents to the Red Rose Studio...
New Milton Aldi

Aldi declares store wars with plan to open supermarket opposite Tesco

DISCOUNT retail giant Aldi has confirmed it is in talks to build a new supermarket on the edge of New Milton – setting it in direct competition with the town’s large Tesco store just...
A burnt purple buggy that was damaged by the playgroup vandals

Vandals left trail of wrecked toys after running riot at playgroups

A PLAYGROUP which provides support for children with special needs was one of two attacked by vandals who burned and smashed up toys. The first incident was at the First Opportunities sensory garden in Ashley...

Police found stun gun and cocaine in raid on drug user’s home

A “DANGEROUS” stun gun was found stashed in the home of a drug user after he used a stolen bank card, a court heard. When the weapon was discovered at Kenneth Chance's home in Nelson...
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