Men’s Shed group celebrate securing site in Totton to build log cabin base

A GROUP aiming to combat loneliness among local residents in Totton has secured a site in the town centre to build a new base. Members of the Men’s Shed group are now fundraising to install...

Police make arrest after knife-wielding robber snatches cash from Co-op store in Totton

POLICE arrested a 27-year-old man after cash was stolen from a convenience shop during an armed robbery. The incident at the Co-op in Rumbridge Street, Totton, took place around 8.45pm on Sunday. A man is said...

Residents digging deep to fight Hythe quarry plan for ‘noisy’ new machinery

RESIDENTS living near a sand and gravel quarry in Hythe have hit out at an application to allow extra machinery onsite to sort through materials. TJ Transport Ltd, which operates Forest Lodge Home Farm in...

Local Tory MPs voted against Theresa May in leadership confidence ballot

VETERAN Christchurch MP Sir Chris Chope has confirmed he was among the 117 Conservative rebels who unsuccessfully tried to dethrone Prime Minister Theresa May. The backbencher said he joined the bid to get her to...

Arnewood School secretary sobs in court as conviction for ‘slapping pupil’ overturned

A FORMER school secretary broke down and sobbed in court after winning her appeal against a conviction for assaulting a pupil. It took a judge and two magistrates at Southampton Crown Court less than five...

Call by senior MP for South Western Railway to lose franchise over service failures

THE government should strip South Western Railway of its franchise or impose strict new standards to fix the “rapid deterioration” in its service, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said. The company took over...

New Forest’s Halo partnership celebrates first anniversary of environmental work

THE first anniversary of an innovative partnership aiming to boost the natural environment was marked with a conference attended by more than 70 delegates. The Green Halo Partnership brings together groups from across central southern...

New Forest in shock after pony found dead in suspected shotgun shooting

THE Forest community was left shocked and disgusted after a pony was found dead with suspected shotgun pellet wounds near Fordingbridge. A resident of Hale Purlieu reported hearing shotgun fire at 7pm on Tuesday, and...

Crime fears cannot stop Lidl winning alcohol licence for new store in Hythe

COUNCILLORS gave the green light for a Lidl supermarket to sell alcohol until late in the evening when it opens in Hythe village centre next year – despite warnings it could fuel crime. Neighbours opposed...

Young mum pleads for new council home as flat drenched during roofing work

A YOUNG mum has blasted New Forest District Council for allowing rain water to pour into her home due to a leaking roof. The tenant (23) and her partner (30), who wish to remain anonymous,...
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