Couple reopen Barton post office with longer hours and more services

A NEW post office has opened in Barton after the closure of the previous branch more than two years ago. Based in Barton News at Cliff Terrace in Marine Drive, it will trade seven days...

Father and daughter complete 1,200-mile cycle ride the length of Britain

A 10-YEAR-OLD Barton schoolgirl and her father have completed a tandem bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Eva Davies and her father Justyn (39) started their cycling challenge during the summer holidays, travelling...

New Forest GPs say practices’ merger will cut waiting times for patients

THREE GP practices are set to merge in a move which they claim will reduce waiting times for appointments and provide wider access to additional services. Combining are the Arnewood Practice in New Milton, Barton...

‘Sick’ vandals spray goats purple at New Forest learning support farm

VANDALS have been condemned as “sick” for spraying a purple substance on animals at a farm which offers learning opportunities for young people with special needs The community has been urged to stay on the...

Barton joins in national Battle’s Over 100th commemoration of First World War armistice

A MASSIVE crowd came together on Barton clifftop for a “once-in-a-generation” commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. The lighting of two beacons formed the centrepiece of the area’s part...

Developer hit by third planning refusal for flats on exclusive Barton road

A DEVELOPER has been knocked back in a third attempt to demolish a house in an exclusive road in Barton to make way for flats. AJ Developments wanted to construct eight apartments at Perhaver in...

Overworked vets defend emergency service shift amid criticism by clients

A VETERINARY practice has defended its decision to outsource its out-of-hours emergency care after 60 years following a backlash by loyal customers. Forest Lodge, which has practices in New Milton and Pennington, said overworked staff...

Disabled passenger demands rail improvements after string of let-downs

“UPSET and annoyed” – these are the words of a disabled train user who has faced continued failures by rail staff to provide accessible services. A catalogue of incidents encountered by New Milton resident Michael...

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

A DEADLY fish disease has struck in the New Forest forcing the closure of several angling hot spots. Orchard Lakes, near New Milton, was confirmed last Wednesday as suffering the Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease which...

Villagers take royal inspiration to create eye-popping scarecrow trail in Hordle

A REGAL theme inspired a village-wide scarecrow trail organised by the Hordle and District Twinning Association. Following the excitement surrounding the nuptials of Prince Harry and Megan Markle earlier this summer, more than a dozen...
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