Man dies after suffering medical episode outside Ashley home

A MAN has died following a medical emergency outside a home in Ashley on Monday afternoon. Paramedic teams, including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, were sent to an address in Thornham Road. The...
Burton Common fire

Firefighters issue warning after outbreak of heathland blazes

AS temperatures soared to record levels over the weekend, firefighters were busy dealing with an outbreak of heath blazes. Crews from Hampshire and Dorset teamed up to battle a huge fire which swept through heathland...

Anger as village centre post box sealed up before Christmas

THE stamping out of the only central post box in Brockenhurst just days before Christmas has baffled and angered villagers. Many locals have reporting going to the Brookley Road post box only to discover to...

Charity offers 5,000 trees for those with a growing urge to plant

THE charity arm of a major local landowner is branching out to donate 5,000 trees for planting in areas including the New Forest. The Barker-Mill Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching Promise to...
Appletree Court

Planners throw out ‘overcrowded’ town centre homes proposal

NEW FOREST councillors refused a bid for eight homes in the centre of Fordingbridge amid criticism they were "crammed" in without enough parking. Sixteen members on New Forest District Council’s planning committee voted against Crownshade...

31lbs short! Lymington pumpkin twins smash their UK record and come close in world...

LYMINGTON twins Ian and Stuart Paton have smashed their own UK record for the biggest ever pumpkin but came up short of the coveted world record. The 185-stone monster, which was just 31lb short of...

Events prepare for weekend weather warning of heavy rain and wind

EVENTS in the New Forest and Christchurch are preparing for wild weather as the Met Office issued warnings of rain and wind for tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The lowest-level yellow alert is for heavy rain...

Photographer snaps up top award with ‘slightly bonkers’ visions of restaurant recipes

THEY look like beautiful pieces of modern art which should be hanging in a national gallery. In fact, they are photos of food pictured so creatively they have just won Christchurch-based David Nash a Photographer...
Oakhaven Hospice

Hospice welcomes developer safeguards in plan for neighbouring 100 homes

OAKHAVEN Hospice has welcomed safeguards it has negotiated with a developer behind draft plans for about 100 homes next to its site in Pennington which has sparked protests by local residents. The land between Ridgeway...

Planning professor takes top job at New Forest National Park Authority

A PROFESSOR of planning has been appointed as the new chair of the New Forest National Park Authority. Prof. Gavin Parker, who was born and brought up in Salisbury and now lives in Downton, said...
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