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...
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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...

Plans to move village shop after more than 100 years on same site

PLANS have been revealed to secure the future of a popular New Forest community shop by relocating to a new extension at the local village hall. The Pilley Community Shop and post office, which is...

New Forest Fairy Festival cancelled by Public Health England

THE New Forest Fairy Festival, due to have been held in Burley this weekend, has been cancelled. Organisers announced the “devastating” news on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, saying Public Heath England had taken the decision...

Parents’ tributes to ‘beautiful, intelligent, loyal and popular’ Callum who died after falling on...

THE parents of a teenager who was electrocuted in a fatal accident at Hinton Admiral station have paid tribute to their “beautiful, intelligent, loyal and popular” son. Seventeen-year-old former Hounsdown School pupil Callum Evans, who...

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...

Three local schools and care home confirm coronavirus cases

CASES of coronavirus have been confirmed in three local schools in the past week, and a care home last month. Both Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Pennington and Ringwood Junior School...

Hit-and-run pig death among spate of animals killed on New Forest roads

MOTORISTS are being urged to take extra care on New Forest roads following a spate of accidents in the past week. The 'add three minutes' campaign was highlighted by the national park authority yesterday (Tuesday)...

£9,000 rewards handed to witnesses after New Forest animal hit-and-run convictions

REWARDS worth £9,000 have been handed to witnesses who help secure the convictions of two hit-and-run drivers who left animals to die on New Forest roads. The cash, which has been paid from a reward...
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