‘Tremendous’ response to plans for town’s new Men’s Shed

THE first building blocks for the Ringwood Men’s Shed scheme have been put in place and it is in ongoing discussions with a local theatre company about using their base. Committee members have their eyes...
Ella Cooper

Family tribute to ‘loving and generous’ car crash victim Ella (37)

THE family of a Ringwood woman who died following a crash have paid tribute to her as a “thoughtful, loving and generous” person. Ella Cooper, who 37 years old and was due to be married...

Vehicle thieves strike again at farm machinery dealership

TWO John Deere utility vehicles worth £30,000 have been taken during a raid on a farm machinery store near Ringwood – just four months after robbers stole two others valued at £40,000. Thieves struck for...
Richard Frampton

Forest farmer tickles the nation with Dickies Dribble on Radio 1

BRANSGORE farmer-turned-cider maker Richard Frampton has been tickling the nation after becoming the unlikely star of a new feature on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show. The former district councillor, who began making Dickies Dribble...

Man banned from McDonald’s for attacking fastfood worker

A RINGWOOD man has been banned from two branches of McDonald’s after attacking a worker. The incident took place at the Ferndown outlet of the fast foot company in May of last year when Aaron...

New Forest motorist (37) dies after three-vehicle crash

A RINGWOOD motorist has died after being critically injured in a three-vehicle collision in Sixpenny Handley. The 37-year-old woman had been driving a red Volkswagen Up BlueMotion when the incident involving a back Audi A3...

Probe after decapitated deer with gunshot wounds found on New Forest road

A DEER has been found shot and decapitated on a main road in Ringwood. The grim discovery was made on the A338 near Blashford Lake on the morning of Wednesday 29th January. Described as a large...

Driver jailed for lying to police over ‘stolen’ BMW pub crash

A MAN who crashed his car through the front wall of a Ringwood pub and then lied to police by claiming it had been stolen beforehand has been jailed for 15 months. Ashley Smedburg tried...

Police hunting ‘Fordingbridge flasher’ arrest New Forest man

A MAN has been arrested in connection with six indecent exposure incidents in Fordingbridge. Police made the breakthrough as they investigated the offences which took place in Frog Lane within an eight-month period. The 49-year-old suspect,...

Council workers grounded over ladder safety fears

RINGWOOD Town Council workers have been grounded from climbing ladders to put up advertising banners because it is too dangerous. The town council has banned its employees after receiving advice that using ladders and scaffolding...
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