New Forest GCSE students celebrate making the grade on results day

SCHOOLS across the New Forest have celebrated top-class GCSE results, with many students awarded the highest grade 9 mark. Grade 9 replaced the old A* as the highest mark last year. However, under the new...

UPDATE: Driver accused of attempted murder on A337 remanded in custody

A SWAY motorist has appeared in court accused of trying to murder his partner and deliberately crashing his car. Peter Tillman (71), of Manchester Road, Sway, did not enter a plea to an allegation that...
Churchill Retirement Living

New Forest retirement developer hits record revenue as profits grow

TAKINGS are up at a major retirement developer based in the New Forest as it reaps the rewards of an ageing population. Churchill Retirement Living, which has its head office Ringwood, grew its pre-tax profit...
National Motor Museum

VIDEO: Police warn of potential ‘tragedy’ after more motor museum event stunts

POLICE have spoken to the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu after footage emerged of car enthusiasts pulling wheelies, tyre-spinning and driving on the wrong side of the road as they left an event there. Online...
Hordle scarecrow competition

Girl heartbroken as vandalised competition scarecrow taken by bin men

AN eight-year-old girl was heartbroken after a scarecrow she helped make for a village competition was apparently vandalised and then mistakenly taken away by bin men. Isabella Baker and her parents Penny and Matthew painstakingly...
Palais des Vaches

Former goat shed planned for transformation into New Forest art venue

A BARN previously used to farm goats could be transformed into a permanent art gallery, under plans by a member of the wealthy de Rothschild family. Nicholas de Rothschild, of the famous Exbury Gardens, wants...

Billionaire tycoon shelves bid for Beaulieu mansion caretaker cottage

MULTI-BILLIONAIRE Sir Jim Ratcliffe has withdrawn his bid to build a caretaker’s cottage close to his controversial seafront mansion. Sir Jim – who founded and is the chairman of petrochemical giant Ineos – sought permission from...
Bus train strike

Seven days of industrial action loom in Bluestar bus pay dispute

SEVEN days of industrial action have been called on Bluestar buses after members of the RMT union rejected a pay offer. Drivers, cleaners and ticket office staff will work to rule by refusing overtime and...
New Forest photos

READERS’ PHOTOS: Your favourite images from the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and 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 emailing...
Naked Jam

Naked Jam dressed to impress with top award for no-butter curd

A SWAY jam maker has won a top award for a new product that she decided to make after meeting a little girl who was allergic to butter. Jennifer Williams, of Naked Jam, was demonstrating...
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