Village Co-op to close for five months in £1m revamp

THE Co-op in Bransgore is to undergo a £1m revamp from the beginning of next month, closing its doors until March 2021. Village customers will be served by a temporary walk-in shop while the work...

Funfair denied in town despite assurance on coronavirus measures

ASSURANCES of Covid-secure measures failed to dissuade New Milton councillors from refusing permission for Coles funfair to set up in the town. The attraction had wanted to use Fawcett’s Field from Monday 19th October to operate...

Headteacher says murder trial policeman was ‘excellent ambassador’ for force in school visits

THE headteacher of Hordle Primary School called a policeman accused of murder an “excellent ambassador” for Dorset constabulary. Fiona Adams praised Hordle man Timothy Brehmer, who is on trial at Salisbury Crown Court, revealing he had...
Ringwood School

Two coronavirus cases confirmed at Ringwood School

RINGWOOD School has revealed two people within “the school community” have tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement released this morning, the school did not state if they were pupils or teachers, and revealed one...

Judge to decide on neighbours’ noise row over village games area

A DISTRICT judge is set to decide a row about noise from youngsters using a Brockenhurst games area. The verdict due in December will settle a court hearing this month between Marie and Martin Sampson,...

Plaque to honour popular Big Issue seller Ed Sirani

A PLAQUE is set to be installed on a seat or bench in New Milton town centre in memory of popular Big Issue seller Ed Sirani following calls for a special tribute. Residents have been...
A row of wheelie bins

Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

MORE than 90% of homes in the New Forest look set for wheelie bins after councillors agreed to take forward a proposed overhaul of the area’s waste collection service. Plans for a rubbish and recycling...
Coronavirus Hampshire

New coronavirus cases in the Forest double in a week

THE number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest nearly doubled this week, government figures show. There were 133 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 72 the previous week and...

Policeman on trial for murdering lover met her the same year he married his...

A POLICEMAN on trial for murdering his lover has told a jury how he met his mistress in the same year he married his wife. Timothy Brehmer said that he and Claire Parry met at...
Totton Morrisons

Jury warned they must watch ‘shocking and horrid’ CCTV of fatal crash at ATM

A JURY at the trial of a pensioner whose car fatally collided with an 86-year-old woman at a supermarket ATM were warned the CCTV footage was so shocking they must “pull themselves together” to...
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