Deer roads warning

‘Just don’t hit an animal and drive off to leave it suffering’

A MUM is pleading with drivers who hit an animal in the New Forest to “not just drive off and leave it suffering” after coming across a badly injured deer while on the school...

PHOTOS: Toddler escapes crash as firefighters cut mum from wreckage

A LITTLE girl had a miraculous escape from a car crash today (Wednesday) in which her mother and another relative had to be cut free from the wreckage. The two-and-a-half-year-old toddler was found by rescuers...

Thieves snatch motorbike from injured ex-racer’s garage

A FORMER track racer was left feeling sick with anger after his motorbike worth thousands of pounds was stolen from his garage as he was trying to sell it. The frustration caused by the theft...
Children in Need

Driving instructor embarks on 3,000-mile lesson for Children in Need

AN EVERTON driving instructor has set out on a 3,000-mile relay around the UK as part of her annual fundraising challenge in support of BBC Children in Need. In the last six years mum-of-three Louise...

Woman shocked by ‘horrific’ dog attack at recreation ground

A TINY dog which was the target of attack by a large Staffordshire bull terrier at a New Forest recreation ground was left with puncture wounds and severe bruising. Ceara Bailey said the Staffie was...
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...
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