Father and daughter complete 1,200-mile cycle ride the length of Britain

A 10-YEAR-OLD Barton schoolgirl and her father have completed a tandem bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Eva Davies and her father Justyn (39) started their cycling challenge during the summer holidays, travelling...

Car access to New Forest beauty spot restored after Forestry Commission backs down

ACCESS to a popular area in the New Forest is to be restored after the Forestry Commission bowed to pressure from campaigners. At the end of the summer a barrier was erected at the Denny...

Compass counselling charity celebrates 20 years of mental health support

A LOW-COST counselling service celebrated 20 years of helping people as its founder revealed its services are more in demand than ever by those seeking help for mental health problems. The Compass charity, which is...

Town council allocates share of £1.7m windfall for Pennington improvements

FUNDS worth £500,000 have been allocated for planned community improvements at Pennington. The pot of cash is proposed to be spent on an internal upgrade of the pavilion at the recreation ground off Lodge Road,...

Yapping Chihuahuas cause a headache for New Forest District Council planners

TINY dogs caused a huge problem for councillors who struggled to decide what to do about a gang of breeding Chihuahuas living in Fawley. The diminutive animals were at the centre of an application in...

Pupils advised to walk home in groups for safety after child-snatch attempt

PUPILS were urged to walk to and from school in groups after a man reportedly tried to entice a girl into his van. The 12-year-old victim was approached by the suspect as she walked along...

Young commoner Nicola urges New Forest verderers to tighten animal accident reporting rules

A YOUNG commoner has urged the verderers to re-think their advice to drivers who knock down animals after two of her sheep were left to die in a horrific hit-and-run incident. As reported in the...

Family heartbroken after vandals wreck baby’s grave at Pennington churchyard

THE family of a 15-month-old girl was left heartbroken after her grave was desecrated when vandals struck at a Pennington churchyard. Heads were cut off roses and their remains were strewn across baby Lilie-Mae Thorn’s...

Internet troll ‘sadist’ jailed for online posts that desecrated memory of Olivia Burt

A “SICK sadist” who “desecrated” the memory of a Milford student crushed to death in a nightclub queue by posting abuse about her online has been jailed for 14 months. Internet troll Paul Hind defaced...

Conservatives would be ‘mad’ to oust Theresa May over Brexit deal, warns New Forest...

A LOCAL Conservative MP has said the party would be “mad” to oust Theresa May as leader but two others have refused to say if they are among the plotters trying to bring her...
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