New Milton Asian hornet

Beekeepers prepare to resist invasion of the Asian hornets

BEEKEPERS will be on the lookout for the Asian hornet as part of a special effort to keep the invaders away from their hives. Small bait stations will be handed out by the New Forest...
Desmond Swayne

‘Deeply distasteful’ lockdown must end as soon as possible, says MP

THE coronavirus lockdown regulations are “deeply distasteful” and should end as soon as possible, according to New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne. The sweeping powers, which are unprecedented since wartime, came into force last...
Magnolia

Readers’ Photos: Your pictures of the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and historic Christchurch on our doorstep, we live in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Show off your best photos from around the patch by...

‘Heartless’ vandals force open dozens of sheds at allotments

VANDALS who attacked dozens of allotments at Deneside Copse in Pennington have been described as “heartless” by the town’s mayor. The damage to a string of forced-open sheds at the site was reported by a...

Shuttered sports club set for demolition under redevelopment plans

A ONCE thriving social club is set to be demolished 70 years after it was built to make way for a new community garden and sports pavilion. The Holbury Club, off the A326 Long Lane,...

Man jailed for threatening to burn down woman’s house

THREATENING to burn down a woman’s house landed a Bransgore man with an 18-week jail term. Wayne James (37), of Burnt House Lane, had denied stalking the female victim over four days last October. However, Southampton...

Hospital hand gel delivery by boss of repurposed hair care factory

LYMINGTON hair care company Herb UK is helping the fight against coronavirus by delivering bottles of hand sanitiser it manufactured to the town’s hospital. Managing director Raoul Perfitt donated nearly 100 of the 180ml bottles...

New Forest leader ‘proud’ of community response to crisis

THE leader of New Forest District Council has spoken of his pride at the response of the community to the coronavirus crisis as the local authority cuts back on a raft of services. Cllr Barry...
Hampshire County Council

Coronavirus: Day centres and respite care suspended by council

DAY centres and respite care run by Hampshire County Council have been temporarily closed amid the coronavirus crisis. The council said it was following government guidance in shutting the facilities which offer support for people...

Ex-Forest MP in self-isolation to reveal politics behind the scenes

A 90-YEAR-OLD former New Forest MP who is self-isolating in Beaulieu is taking to the internet tonight (Tuesday) to give three decades of insight into the life and times of Britain and its prime...
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