‘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...
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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...

Do you know this man? CCTV image released after car and valuables stolen in...

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace after a car and valuables were stolen in a burglary at a Barton home. A BMW was taken from the driveway of a...

‘We are doing all we can’ to tackle park dog poisoning

EVERYTHING possible was being done to warn dog walkers about toxic plants after one pet died having eaten water hemlock at Long Meadow, says a leading New Milton councillor. Speaking at Monday’s meeting of the...

Stranded dolphin false alarm sparked by ‘rock with a blowhole’

A COASTGUARD team sprang into action amid reports a dolphin was stranded on Barton beach - only to find the stricken creature was, in fact, a rock. The alarm was raised by a member of...
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PICTURES: Suspected tornado leaves trail of destruction through village

A TRAIL of destruction has been left in Barton by a suspected tornado which swept through early this morning (Friday). The twister touched down near to Sea Road, the A&T understands, and passed through the...
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Landslip sparks warning to keep away from eroding cliffs

WALKERS are being urged to stay away from the edge at Barton cliffs after wet weather sparked fears of further landslips. The latest was near the eastern boundary of the Hoburne Naish holiday park at...

Cliffhanger ending for Zac the dog’s Christmas walk

A LATE-NIGHT Christmas stroll for Zac the dog turned into a full-scale rescue operation after he became stuck over the cliff edge at Barton. Coastguard crews and firefighters responded to a call-out shortly after midnight...
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