Safety work agreed at New Forest accident blackspot

MAJOR safety improvements at a notorious New Forest junction look set to begin this autumn after the verderers gave the go-ahead for a land-swap. Work at Ipley crossroads, which has been the scene of two...

‘Horrible mistake’ led to death of student who would ‘light up any room’ with...

A “LOVELY and kind” Holbury student who secretly struggled to cope with university life died after taking an accidental drug overdose, an inquest ruled. Aaron Wells (21) had likely consumed medication used by his cancer...

Historic New Forest pub relisted as community asset

SUPPORTERS of a historic pub near Totton have secured its future by having it re-registered as a community asset for a further five years. The King Rufus in Eling Hill, Eling, which dates back to...

Man spared jail over sex messages sent to ’14-year-old’ in paedophile sting

A MILFORD man with learning difficulties broke down in tears when a judge decided not to jail him for sending sexual messages to a person he thought was a 14-year-old boy. William Reed (45) was...

Local MPs slam government’s coronavirus restrictions as Chope warns of ‘revenge’

THE tightening of coronavirus restrictions was branded “repressive legislation” by Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope – who warned “revenge is a dish best served cold”. Sir Christopher lamented that the government had “contrived to prevent”...

Why Lymington’s landmark monkey puzzle tree had to go

LOW rainfall and hot weather were blamed for the death of a landmark monkey puzzle tree at Lymington’s Woodside Gardens. A decision to fell the specimen was taken by Lymington and Pennington Town Council after...

‘It should never have been allowed’ – pub landlords slam pop-up restaurants for ‘stealing’...

PUB landlords in Lymington have blasted the town council for granting a licence to a series of pop-up restaurants which they say have “stolen” customers from them. Organiser Onyx Events had claimed hospitality businesses would...

Rogue trader alert after water company uniforms stolen by raiders

RESIDENTS are urged to be wary of doorstep callers claiming to be from Southern Water after uniforms were stolen in a raid on its Marchwood site. Thieves forced their way into the premises in Bury...
New Milton

Man charged with causing pedestrian’s death in New Milton town centre

OFFICERS investigating a fatal collision in New Milton town centre early this year in which an 89-year-old pedestrian died have charged a man. Margaret Fraser, of Waverley Road, New Milton, was killed in the incident...

Hero 64-year-old fights off knifeman who tried to mug couple on clifftop

A 64-YEAR-OLD hero fought off a knifeman in a clifftop struggle to thwart the mugging of a pensioner and his terminally ill wife. Michael Spencer jumped in to defend victim John Jenkins when two assailants...
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