Council leaders in cross-party talks to avert no-deal Brexit traffic chaos in Hampshire

CONGESTION at Portsmouth caused by Brexit could have knock-on effects on roads across Hampshire, council leaders have warned. Senior politicians from the county’s biggest authorities have been meeting with emergency services to prepare for the...

Action for Happiness movement launches Fordingbridge course

A HAPPINESS movement is set to launch an eight-week course in the New Forest during which participants will explore life’s big questions. UK-based charity Action for Happiness runs sessions across the country aimed at creating...

Mentor Caroline Cousins on fear of flying

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us will be dreaming of languishing on a beach in an exotic location with a margarita and a good book in hand – but it may...

Sky’s the limit for Oakhaven hospice founder Jan who takes 15,000ft leap aged 85

OAKHAVEN Hospice founder Jan Swallow achieved an ambition of a lifetime while raising nearly £4,000 when she celebrated her 85th birthday with a skydive. Jan jumped from 15,000ft over Salisbury Plain in tandem with an...

Airlift for marshal badly injured at 4×4 off-roading event near Lyndhurst

A MARSHAL at a 4x4 off-roading event was badly hurt after becoming trapped between two of the vehicles taking part. Firefighters, paramedics and police responded to the incident, which took place on the Muddy Bottom...

Crime chief plans maximum tax hike to fund 200 more Hampshire police officers

HUNDREDS of extra police officers have been promised by Hampshire Constabulary after the public supported a proposed increase in the force’s share of the council tax. More than 6,500 residents were consulted over the precept...

Couple’s lucky escape as lorry smashes into 15th century cottage in Breamore

A COUPLE had a lucky escape when a lorry smashed into their 15th century thatched cottage home. The food company vehicle ploughed into Japonica Cottage, opposite the Bat & Ball pub on the main road...

Second summer drinker walked to his death on the A31, inquest told

A LORRY driver who died after he stepped into the path of a car on the A31 may have been walking to get food from a nearby service station, an inquest heard. Gregory Prince (32),...

No property prize in Ringwood Megahome raffle but woman scoops £110,000 instead

A CHRISTCHURCH woman has won over £100,000 in a prize draw after a raffle for a luxury home was scrapped because the owners failed to sell enough tickets. Carina Alcock took the cash in the...

No-deal Brexit could cost New Forest residents 3,400 jobs, warn academics

NEARLY 3,400 jobs could be lost by New Forest residents under a no-deal Brexit, according to research by academics. The paper, published by the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex, said about...
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