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Thousands climb aboard extended bus service to New Milton

THE wheels on buses to and from New Milton will be going round and round twice as often after a recent route extension drew thousands of passengers. Yellow Buses 1a service, which started calling in...

Vandals wreck rugby club’s new goalposts within 24 hours

BEEFED-UP security is being considered by New Milton Rugby Club after vandals struck again by wrecking a pair of new goalposts - less than 24 hours of they were installed. The criminal damage at the...
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Woman shaken after ‘split-second’ bag snatch by cycling thief

A WOMAN was left badly shaken after a cyclist reached into her car and snatched her designer handbag as she was loading shopping. The “split-second” theft took place as Janet Massey was putting the bags...

Man who threatened trader handed pre-sentence restraining order and curfew

A MAN who threatened the owner of a New Milton tanning salon has been given a restraining order and night-time curfew until he appears before Southampton magistrates for sentencing next week. David Channell (52), of...
Hive Studios

Hive Studio getting ready to roll for photo and film pros

CREATIVE professionals in the New Forest are set for a boost when a new cutting-edge photography and film studio opens soon in New Milton. The modern facility is launching as Hive Studio later this month...
Hordle big bang

Mystery solved of big bang that shook people’s homes

THE answer has been found to what caused a huge bang that mystified residents who reported it shaking their homes. The alarm was raised around 8.30pm on Saturday, with police alerted a huge noise and...

Bid to revamp old station house keeps heritage centre plan on track

PLANS to transform the disused railway station master’s house in New Milton into a heritage centre took a step closer to fruition amid a possibility that it could become a listed building. Having secured the...
Ballard Water Meadow

Bug hotel arsonists ‘put town beauty spot at risk’, warns conservationist

ARSONISTS put an entire New Forest beauty spot in danger when they set light to a "bug hotel" built to encourage insects, a conservationist has warned. Volunteers from the Friends of Ballard Water Meadow were...

Teacher’s heartbreak at death of son after music festival

A NEW MILTON schoolteacher has spoken of her devastation after her son died having been taken ill at Reading Festival. The news that university student Corey Kendall had passed away was publicly shared in a...

Ban this man from our town, demands ‘scared stiff’ harassment victim

A NEW MILTON businesswoman is demanding a man she claims has kept up a daily campaign of harassment is banned from the town after he was found guilty of throwing a pair of scissors...
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