New Forest councillor’s Comic Relief efforts recognised with OBE honour

A BROCKENHURST councillor who was part of a team which helped to raise £1.7bn for Comic Relief has spoken of his pride at being rewarded by being made an OBE. Cllr Michael Harris, who was...

Wife of police officer accused of murder expected ‘death message’ from his colleagues, court...

THE wife of a PC accused of murdering his lover of 10 years expected a knock on the door by his colleagues to tell her he was dead after he went missing for hours...

Jury shown video footage of sobbing, blood-soaked, half naked police officer accused of murder

DRAMATIC body-cam footage was shown to a jury today (Wednesday) of blood-soaked, half-naked police officer Timothy Brehmer sobbing inconsolably and demanding to know if his lover “is alright” shortly after he killed her. Emergency services...

Forest’s new coronavirus cases continue to rise in latest weekly figures

THE weekly number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest is continuing to accelerate, government figures show. There were 72 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 55 the previous week...

Developer runs out of time on plan to pump sewage into stream

AN application by the owner of a development for 85 mobile homes to pump sewage into a New Forest stream has been withdrawn. Park One Developments Ltd, which owns the Vernon Dene site at North...

Thieves grab floor safe and cigarettes in early-morning raid on store

THIEVES snatched a haul of cigarettes and a safe in a smash-and-grab raid on a New Forest store in the early hours. The alarm was raised around 12.15am yesterday (Tuesday) after a glass door was...

Woman ‘murdered by police officer’ had unsent note on phone exposing affair, trial hears

AN ANGRY nurse wrote a note savaging her married policeman lover of 10 years which she meant to send to his wife exposing their affair, a murder trial has heard. Claire Parry penned the short...
Milford sea wall

Sea wall repair costs escalate as storms cause another section to fail

THE £1.5m cost of emergency work to repair a section of failed sea wall at Milford has escalated by a further £325,000 as recent storms and erosion caused more damage. Emergency work to safeguard a...

Police plea for CCTV and dashcam footage as three arrested after cyclist seriously injured...

THREE men have been arrested after a cyclist was badly hurt in a collision with a car in Calmore. Paramedics and police responded to the incident involving a silver Skoda, which took place at the...

Police officer strangled his lover after she revealed affair in text to his wife,...

A POLICE officer strangled his lover of 10 years just minutes after she sent his wife a message from his phone saying “I’m cheating on you”, a court has heard. PC Timothy Brehmer, from Hordle,...
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