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End of an era as Gary Parsons parks up his fleet of trucks

AFTER half a century in the haulage industry it is the end of the road for New Milton-based contractor Gary Parsons as he reires at the age of 70. His fleet of blue lorries have...

Peregrine falcon chicks prepare to leave New Milton water tower nest

A BROOD of peregrine falcon chicks on New Milton’s water tower are preparing to fly the nest after surviving “against all odds”. The prospects for the hatchlings did not look good when, in April, the...

Outrage over wrecking spree at New Milton Rugby Club

YOUTHS have been blamed for an overnight vandalism spree at New Milton Rugby Club in which roof tiles were ripped away and goalposts broken. Frustrated by the “wanton” damage amounting to hundreds of pounds, club...
Thieves Bashley Village Stores

Smash-and-grab thieves take cash and goods from village shop

CIGARETTES, alcohol and cash were stolen when thieves smashed their way into Bashley Village Stores in the early hours of Saturday morning. A front window was broken to gain entry to the village convenience store...
New Forest housing

Council buys field with plans to build 100% affordable housing scheme

NEW FOREST District Council has bought a field in New Milton with plans to develop it into at least 15 new affordable homes. The move is part of NFDC's strategy to provide 600 cheaper properties...

Six years’ jail for debt-ridden dad who turned to drug-dealing

A MAN who admitted selling more than four kilos of cocaine in a bid to clear a £20,000 drug debt has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Javed Miah (30), previously of New Milton but then...

Council holds secret talks over tackling rise in anti-social behaviour

ACTION to tackle anti-social behaviour plaguing New Milton was the subject of secret talks by town councillors. The discussion – listed under private session on the amenities committee meeting’s agenda – came two weeks after...
New Milton BMX track

Woodland damage by BMX riders spurs call to build permanent track

NEW MILTON councillors are pedalling ahead with a bid to find a more suitable site for a permanent BMX track after thousands of pounds of damage was caused to local woodland by youngsters to...

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after rush-hour traffic collision

A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a car which shut off a busy main road in New Milton this morning. Passers-by rushed to help the biker, who was...
New Milton library

Town’s library starts a new chapter with £87,000 relaunch

THE new-look New Milton library will reopen to the public today (Monday) after an £87,000 refurbishment by Hampshire County Council. A full redecoration, updated facilities, and additional spaces which can be hired out complete the...
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