Blackfield library

Council sets date for decision day on library closures plan

COUNTY bosses are expected to make a decision over the future of 48 libraries across Hampshire later this month. Proposals include the possible closure of New Forest libraries at Lyndhurst and Blackfield, as well as...

‘Panic attack’ delays sentencing of revenge porn man

A PANIC attack delayed the sentencing of a Ringwood man who breached a suspended sentence order he was given for a “revenge porn” incident. Adam Bruce was set to learn his fate at Southampton Crown...

Hunt for youths caught removing tiles from arts centre roof

WOULD-BE thieves who ran off after being disturbed while trying to remove roof tiles from a popular Totton arts centre are being hunted by police. The culprits were slammed by bosses of the Hanger Farm...

Firefighters’ soggy sausage warning in battle against the barbecues

FIREFIGHTERS are warning people they could end up with a soggy sausage if they continue to flout the ban on barbecues on the open Forest. Hot weather and a spate of blazes involving barbecues, bonfires...
New Milton Lidl

Lidl says sorry to customers angry at ‘Covid safety failures’

A DISCOUNT supermarket chain has apologised after shoppers complained its New Milton branch was not enforcing measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. New Milton Town Council and the local residents’ association both received reports...
New Forest fly-tipping

Fly-tipping on the rise, warns Forestry England after latest incidents

PEOPLE are being warned of the dangers fly-tipping poses to wildlife amid a rise in incidents of waste being dumped in the New Forest. Forestry England issued the caution after a large pile of rubbish,...
Paultons Park

Paultons Park season ticket holders angry at ‘kick in the teeth’ treatment

ANGRY season ticket holders for Paultons Park claim they are being treated unfairly after it was revealed that slots put aside for them ran out in hours while the public were still able to...
Lymington shops

‘Shop local, save jobs’ – campaign for business bounce-back

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in Lymington to encourage people to use their local retailers in a bid to reboot the economy. Civic group the Lymington Society came up with the “shop local, save jobs”...

New Milton man accused of raping woman in Lymington

A NEW MILTON man has appeared in court accused of raping a woman. Thomas Okopskyj (24), of Buckingham Walk, did not enter a plea to a charge of committing the offence in Lymington on 25th...

MP hands in 9,000-name petition demanding disposable barbecue ban

A PETITION signed by more than 9,000 people calling for a nationwide ban on the sale of disposable barbecues has been presented to parliament by New Forest East MP Julian Lewis. It was launched by...
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