Dog caught on discarded fish hook left ‘howling in agony’

A LABRADOR was left “howling in agony” after a three-inch barbed fish hook left on a Barton beach became embedded in his paw. It is the fourth pet in just two months to have been...
Desmond Swayne

MP’s office door glued shut by ‘anti-Brexit campaigners’

ANTI-BREXIT campaigners are suspected of having glued shut the door of New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne's local office in Barton. Superglue was squirted into the lock of the front door to pro-Brexit Sir...
Hoburne Naish

Residents warn of dangerous detour as holiday park to shut beach path

THE owners of Hoburne Naish holiday park at Barton have been criticised over plans to stop public access to a path which local residents use to reach the beach. For over 50 years people have...
Forest Lodge vets

Staff ‘rattled’ after bungling burglars thwarted by vets’ money safe

THIEVES who broke into a Barton vets dumped a safe they snatched after failing to break in to it. The intruders targeted the Forest Lodge practice in Barton Court Road overnight on Tuesday 23rd July,...
Barton power cut

Emergency repairs team dispatched to tackle power cut

AROUND eight homes in a Barton street have been left with their power cut for several hours as a result of a fault in the underground electricity network. The outage was reported around 1am today...

Care home manager hits back at criticism of its staffing levels

CONCERN over staffing levels at a Barton care home have been highlighted by a national watchdog but the manager has hit back claiming the criticisms are “unfair”. Engleburn Care Home in Milford Road has dropped...

Lucky makes miraculous recovery after swallowing discarded fishhook

A CAVALIER King Charles spaniel  - aptly named Lucky – has survived after swallowing a discarded fishhook at Barton on Sea beach which caused serious internal injuries. The pet had run onto the beach near...

Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

SIR - It was interesting to read last week of Mr Hounsome’s battle with Hampshire County Council regarding their mismanagement of flower-rich roadside verges. Apparently on Hantsweb they make a point of working with Hampshire...
Barton cliffs

Horrified bystanders intervene as dog fatally savages deer near clifftop

A DOG on a clifftop walk chased and fatally wounded a deer at Barton while the pet’s owners made no effort to stop the horrific attack. Members of the public rushed to help when they...
Barton cliffs erosion

Letters: We should work with shoreline erosion, not fight against it

SIR - Mr Wolton’s letter in last week’s A&T sort of misses the point when he suggests work to restrict further erosion in order to “protect” beach huts at Hordle cliff. He also suggests that...
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