A trip to the needles – couple get Covid jabs for 60th wedding anniversary

A BARTON couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by having their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Ron and Ed Strudwick, of Boldre Close, are usually on holiday in Madeira for their anniversary on 14th...

‘Disgusting’ vandalism of Christmas tree on Barton clifftop

“IT’S disgusting” – this was the reaction of a frustrated town councillor after vandals were suspected of hacking down a Christmas tree he helped fund on Barton clifftop. The £400 spruce was discovered lying on...

Dog walker airlifted from notorious Barton mudflats

A DOG walker had to be airlifted by helicopter after becoming stuck waist-deep in mud on a notorious stretch of beach at Barton. The alarm was raised around 10.20am yesterday (Thursday) after the 49-year-old woman...

Thrown out – plan to demolish home in exclusive road and replace with four...

A BID to demolish a home in an exclusive Barton road to make way for four houses was narrowly thrown out by district councillors amid claims an access dispute could spark legal action. AJ Developments...
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PICTURES: Remembrance under lockdown – communities honour the fallen

PEOPLE across the New Forest and Christchurch honoured the fallen differently this year as the pandemic forced the scaling-back of annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations. There were comparatively modest and socially distanced wreath-laying ceremonies at war...

Raiders take £7,000 worth of jewels, fragrances and cash from home

JEWELLERY, cash and fragrances to the value of £7,000 were stolen by thieves from a Barton home. The raiders targeted Debbie and Ian West’s property in Barton Lane between 11am on Tuesday 27th October and...

How you can take part in local Remembrance events

DETERMINED to mark this year’s Remembrance despite tough new Covid lockdown laws, the community of Pennington came together a few days early to lay wreaths at the village’s war memorial. Representatives from St Mark’s Church,...

Rescuers race against rising tide to help woman hurt on rocks

RESCUE teams raced against time to help a walker who had fallen on rocks at Barton beach as the tide came in. The casualty, a woman in her 70s, was unable to get up after...

Lockdown cancels town Remembrance Day commemorations

THE new month-long national lockdown has forced the cancellation of already scaled back commemorations in New Milton and Barton. Organisers had still been hoping socially distanced gatherings at both the recreation ground’s war memorial and...

Women’s group serves up plates protest at Forest MP’s office over school meals vote

A LOAD of empty plates was dumped at the entrance to a New Forest MP’s constituency office in response to his stance on school meal vouchers for needy families. Tory New Forest West MP Sir...
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