Raiders slice through steel shutters to steal from plumbing supplier

A BOILER and a large haul of copper piping was stolen when masked raiders cut their way into Plumbase at the Gordleton Industrial Estate in Hordle. The plumbers' merchant was targeted last night (Thursday), when...

Jury retires in murder trial of Hordle policeman

THE jury in the trial of a policeman accused of murdering his lover has retired to consider its verdict. Judge Richard Jacobs finished summing up the evidence in the case of Timothy Brehmer, of Woodcock...
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...

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...

GALLERY: Straw poll as Hordle scarecrow competition is under way

A DOWNING Street briefing with Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock and Chris Whitty is among the entries for the Hordle Scarecrow Competition this year. Covid-19 features heavily in the event, organised by the Hordle and District...

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)...

Second sentence appeal for Hordle policeman jailed for 10 years for killing his lover

TWO appeal hearings will decide whether the 10-and-a-half-year jail term given to a Hordle policeman who killed his lover will be extended or reduced. Timothy Brehmer has applied to the Court of Appeal to challenge...

Review after complaint the jail term given to police officer who killed lover was...

A HORDLE policeman who killed his lover but was cleared of her murder is to have his 10-and-a-half-year jail term reviewed. A complaint has been made that the sentence handed to Timothy Brehmer (41), of...

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...
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...
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