Men charged with hunting offences in the New Forest

TWO men are due to appear in court accused of animal hunting offences in the New Forest. Police made arrests after responding to reports dogs were being used to hunt a wild animal on private...

Teen karate ace Thomas kata-pults to number two in the world

FORDINGBRIDGE’S Thomas Klemz has thrived as lockdown forces karate competition online climbing to number two in the world rankings at under-13 level. The Burgate School pupil began learning karate when he was five years old....

Firm chosen to run New Forest leisure centres set to be revealed

THE firm picked to run New Forest’s health and leisure centres will be revealed next week. New Forest District Council has chosen the private company which will take over the running of its five health...

Intruder attacked man who was watching cage fighting on TV

A NEW Milton man was watching televised cage fight when a stranger bundled his way into his home and headbutted him, a court heard. Connor Chipcase was rushed to hospital after the attack by Jordan...

Man arrested over string of burglaries across the New Forest

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries across the New Forest over a period of two months. Police investigation reports garages and vehicles had been raided, with hauls of power...

Keyhaven parking meter ripped out by vandals days after charges introduced

VANDALS ripped a car park meter from the ground less than two weeks after it started charging motorists parking near the sea wall at Keyhaven. The New Forest District Council short-stay parking machine in Solent...

‘We have had enough’ – councillors quit group overseeing New Forest leisure centres outsourcing

TWO councillors have resigned from a working group tasked with overseeing a private company taking over the management of New Forest District Council’s leisure centres. Cllr Caroline Rackham and Cllr Mark Clark, who are both...

Former darts world champion Mitchell laments collapse of BDO as he prepares for a...

BRANSGORE darts ace and former world champion Scott Mitchell has spoken of his sadness over the collapse of the British Darts Organisation. This year marks the first with no BDO World Championship since 1977 after...

Nursery’s move from site planned for new homes attacked by neighbours as ‘slippery slope’...

PLANS by a plant nursery to relocate from land in Pennington earmarked for up to 100 homes have been attacked as a “slippery slope” towards further development. Adam Gore and Rebecca Savin want to move...

Army veteran hit hard by friends’ deaths died in high-speed drink-driving crash

A VETERAN affected by losing friends on the battlefield was drink-driving when he was killed in a high-speed crash near Calshot, an inquest heard. Royal Engineers staff sergeant Gareth Carter (40) had completed tours of...
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