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Aldi to press ahead with plans for New Milton store after scheme near Tesco...

DISCOUNT retail giant Aldi has said it will not walk away from developing a store in New Milton after its bid to develop an out-of-town site was refused. Members of New Forest District Council’s planning...

Man found with drugs stuffed down his trousers after police bike chase

A BIKE chase resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer who had a stash of cannabis hidden down his trousers. Local police officer PC Wood was cycling on patrol in New Milton last...

Local kayaker who went missing off coast is found

A KAYAKER from Barton who went missing yesterday (Monday) evening has been found safe and well. Dorset Police had launched an appeal for the public’s help after an extensive search involving the Coastguard failed to...
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Aldi’s plans for New Milton supermarket set to be thrown out

A BID by discount retail giant Aldi to build a supermarket on the edge of New Milton is slated to be thrown out at a crunch meeting next week. The German grocery chain wants to...
New Milton church

Vandalism-hit church given green light for five CCTV cameras

A CHURCH in New Milton which has been plagued by vandalism won its bid for new security measures to protect it from future attacks. New Forest District Council gave the go-ahead for five CCTV cameras...

Tower’s 5G mobile phone upgrade backed – but only after falcon chicks take flight

TOWN councillors backed plans for 5G mobile kit on New Milton’s landmark water tower – as long as the latest brood of peregrine falcon chicks have flown the nest before work begins. For the past...
New Milton crematorium

Council backs request for five gas tanks at planned greenbelt crematorium

THE installation of gas tanks for the controversial crematorium approved for New Milton has been supported by town councillors – as long as lorry movements are limited. New Forest District Council has already given the...

Care home installs thermal scanner at entrance to spot coronavirus

A NEW Milton care home has installed a £5,000 thermal fever scanner at its entrance to help prevent coronavirus, in what its owner said was the first of its kind in the country. The hi-tech...

Arrest after teen suffers facial injuries in ‘drug-related machete attack’

A TEENAGER was left with facial wounds after what is believed to have been a drug-related machete attack. A man has been arrested in a police raid in New Milton in connection with the incident,...

Man given suspended prison term after threatening to give coronavirus to police officer

A NEW Milton man threatened to give coronavirus to a police officer after damaging a woman’s windows during the lockdown, a court heard. Adam Bray (32), of Barton Court Road, was handed an 18-week prison...
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