New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to take their litter home. Visitors to Calshot, Milford and Barton will be reminded not to leave rubbish...

Woman rescued from cliff face after fracturing ankle

EMERGENCY crews rescued a woman who fractured her ankle on Barton cliff face yesterday (Thursday) evening. Lymington’s coastguard rescue team was first to arrive at Becton Bunny after the alarm was raised shortly before 5pm,...

Pensioner who went missing from care home found after helicopter search

A MAJOR search was launched after an elderly resident went missing from a Barton care home last night (Wednesday). The alarm was raised around 9.15pm, with reports the 80-year-old man had disappeared from Engleburn in...

Work finally starts on new supermarket in Forest village’s landmark building

WORK has begun on a major supermarket chain’s new branch which will create 15 new jobs at a landmark building in Barton. The merging of three units within Westcliffe Buildings, at Sea Road’s junction with...
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Teenage surfer taken to hospital after being caught in riptide and swept onto rocks

A TEENAGE surfer has described his frightening experience after being caught in a riptide and swept onto rocks. The 13-year old Arnewood School pupil was taken to hospital following the incident on Sunday afternoon, which...

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...

‘You’re putting lives at risk,’ police tell lockdown sunbathers

“YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police this lunchtime (Thursday) as members of the public flouted the lockdown by sitting out in the sunshine on the New Forest coast. Officers raised...
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Care home boosts morale with ‘lovely bunch of toilet rolls’

A BARTON care home has hit upon a novel way of keeping up morale during the current crisis with a topical reworking of a classic novelty song. In a special video uploaded onto the White...
Barton Common Road

Flats plan wins approval as councillors run out of reasons to refuse

DISTRICT councillors have expressed dismay at being left with little choice other than to allow the demolition of a large home in an exclusive Barton road to make way for eight new flats. The controversial...

Six pulled from the mud in four-hour rescue operation

A MAJOR four-hour rescue operation was launched after six people became stuck in the mud as the tide came in at Barton beach. Three coastguard crews, firefighters from Hampshire and Dorset, paramedics and police responded...
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