Hordle big bang

Mystery solved of big bang that shook people’s homes

THE answer has been found to what caused a huge bang that mystified residents who reported it shaking their homes. The alarm was raised around 8.30pm on Saturday, with police alerted a huge noise and...
Hordle scarecrow competition

Girl heartbroken as vandalised competition scarecrow taken by bin men

AN eight-year-old girl was heartbroken after a scarecrow she helped make for a village competition was apparently vandalised and then mistakenly taken away by bin men. Isabella Baker and her parents Penny and Matthew painstakingly...
Hordle church

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

FOR centuries the inhabitants of the parish of Hordle had attended their parish church situated not far from the cliff edge. Handy for those living in Taddiford and in the few isolated dwellings running eastward...
Artist Nicoline Bolsius

The light of Keyhaven draws globe-trotting artist to the New Forest

AN artist who grew up in Brazil and has exhibited around the world is to hold weekly painting classes in the New Forest. Dutch-born Nicoline Bolsius is bringing her talents to the Red Rose Studio...
Nyla dog

Puppy fatally savaged on the street in latest New Forest dog attack

A YOUNG singer has been left broken-hearted after her cockapoo puppy was mauled by a staffie-type dog and had to be put down. Emma Hardy (17) said her father Robert was also hurt in the...

Stuart Bailey: tool hire business founder who worked on record-breaking steam car

SINCE a small boy Stuart Bailey was never happier, according to his family, then when he was “tinkering around with something in his shed.” It was no wonder that Stuart went on to found one...
Slug pellets

Plant nursery sorry for urging gardeners to ‘stock up’ on slug poison awaiting ban

A PLANT nursery has apologised and stopped selling a slug poison that will be banned in a few months after putting up a sign urging shoppers to “stock up”. The Doff Slug Killer product will...

Crowbar-wielding intruders chased off in raid on special needs farm

A MAN was struck with a crowbar-type weapon as intruders for the third time targeted a farm which offers assisted learning for people with special needs. One of the four offenders hit Gregory Finch (31)...

Hordle biker killed in head-on crash was double drink-drive limit

AN EXPERIENCED motorcyclist who was more than twice the drink-drive limit was killed when he crossed into the path of an oncoming car, an inquest heard. Michael Webb of Sidney Lane in Hordle, died a...

Baby Holly Mae’s arrival on Christmas Eve gives Hordle family an early present

HORDLE sisters Amber Rose and Olivia Bailey had even more to celebrate this Christmas with arrival of a new member of the family. Tipping the scales at 9lb 7oz, Holly Mae was born at the...
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