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Online public meeting to be held on 165 new homes planned for New Milton...

DEVELOPER Pennyfarthing Homes will unveil plans for up to 165 houses on the edge of New Milton at an online public consultation event. An exhibition showing draft proposals for the site, on land off Brockhills...

Ashley man jailed after spitting at police officers

TWO instances of spitting at a police officer landed an Ashley man with an 84-day spell in prison. Kyran Hambling (26), of Andrew Lane, spat at PC Bartosz Tluchowski at Southampton General Hospital in September...

Meet New Milton’s mask crusaders saving animals by cleaning up the town’s streets

A MOTHER and daughter from New Milton are on a mission to protect animals by cleaning up facemasks scattered around their town. Tammie Jones (41) and Rhia (14), of Greenwood Close, were inspired to take...

Call for 16-home development on New Milton greenbelt to be 100% affordable

CALLS for 100% affordable housing provision were made by New Milton councillors as they heard early proposals for a 16-home development on a greenbelt site. The scheme for Spring Lane in Becton was presented to...

New Milton turned down for cash help over thousands spent on social distancing measures

NEW Milton councillors were left disappointed after being turned down for help footing the bill for thousands of pounds of town centre measures for social distancing. Signs and pavement markings, as well as controversial barriers...

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...

Fundraiser launched for cash-strapped New Milton Memorial Centre

AN online fundraising page has been launched in a bid to safeguard the future of pandemic-hit New Milton Memorial Centre. Donations are sought for ongoing maintenance at the facility, off Whitefield Road, which has closed...

Dog walker airlifted from notorious Barton mudflats

A DOG walker had to be airlifted by helicopter after becoming stuck waist-deep in mud on a notorious stretch of beach at Barton. The alarm was raised around 10.20am yesterday (Thursday) after the 49-year-old woman...
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Man charged over death of pensioner in New Milton town centre to stand trial...

A NEW Milton man will stand trial in August over a town centre collision which claimed the life of an elderly pedestrian. Gary Horbury (57), of Ferndale Road, pleaded not guilty to causing the death...

Police find blades and tools in bushes at playing field

POLICE found a haul of discarded blades and tools near a New Milton playing field during a national week-long crackdown on knife crime. New Milton Sgt Kat Smith said the implements found at Fawcett’s Field...
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