New Citizens Advice offices open in Lymington

THE ribbon was cut to open Citizens Advice New Forest’s new offices in Lymington by its patron Lady Montagu. The Advice hub, in the town hall, was funded with a grant of £5,000 from the...
Hangersley power cut

‘Bird strike’ cut power supply to hundreds of New Forest homes

A BIRD flying into an electricity line resulted in hundreds of properties being left without power in a New Forest hamlet. The alarm was raised around 4.30pm on Sunday after the incident in Hangersley Hill,...
New Forest leisure centres

New Forest leisure centre staff facing redundancy threat

REDUNDANCIES are likely at the New Forest’s five council-run leisure centres after it emerged that a number of classes and exercise groups have been unable to restart in a Covid-safe way. The New Forest District...

Armed raiders target New Forest pub in cash snatch

FOUR heavily armed raiders stormed a New Forest pub and stole cash from tills in one of three raids – sparking a warning to bar staff by police not to work alone at night. A...

Pervert who filmed girl showering spared jail

A MAN who used his mobile phone to film a teenage girl as she showered has been spared an immediate jail term. Paul Richardson set up his iPhone close to the shower and linked the...
Hampshire County Council

Coronavirus: Council to focus on critical services over ‘long and difficult’ period

HAMPSHIRE County Council's leader said it is focused on delivering critical services over what he predicted would be a "long and difficult" period of the coronavirus outbreak. The authority provides key functions including adult social...

More than £250k to be spent upgrading Ashley rec – including new youth building

MORE than a quarter-of-a-million pounds is being pumped into a major New Milton Town Council scheme to enhance Ashley Recreation Ground. Extending and refurbishing the play park and erecting a new youth building are among...
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...

Thieves raid shop working ‘flat out’ to serve crisis customers

THE manager of Crow Farm Shop in Ringwood hit out at thieves who smashed their way in and stole a safe as it keeps up with customer demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Alerted by police...

Weekend of rail misery ahead as work on damaged track continues

COMMUTERS face more of misery on the rail network over the weekend following the derailment of a freight train. Passengers have already endured two days of delays, diversions and route cancellations since the train came...
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