Burgate School playing fields

School pressing ahead with bid to sell playing fields to developer

A SCHOOL is pressing ahead with plans to sell part of its playing fields to a developer to fund more all-weather sports facilities. Burgate School and Sixth Form in Fordingbridge will apply for permission from...
London Tavern Ringwood

Pub-goer returns as landlord to win Newcomer of the Year award

A MAN who first began drinking at his Ringwood pub when he was a teenager has won it a top company accolade as its landlord. Phil Hoyle, who runs London Tavern on Linford Road, Poulner,...
Hangersley power cut

‘Bird strike’ cut power supply to hundreds of New Forest homes

A BIRD flying into an electricity line resulted in hundreds of properties being left without power in a New Forest hamlet. The alarm was raised around 4.30pm on Sunday after the incident in Hangersley Hill,...
Day for Girls Fordingbridge

Charity invites volunteers to get crafty in aid of Uganda girls project

A WORKSHOP to create hygiene kits for girls in Uganda is being held on Saturday in Fordingbridge. The event is in aid of the Days for Girls project which aims to provide teenagers with washable...

Fun and games as Sandy Balls holiday park marks centenary milestone

ONE hundred years of smiles, laughter and fun were celebrated at the Sandy Balls holiday park in the New Forest when it marked its centenary milestone. The festival at Sandy Balls in Fordingbridge offered a...

Guy Hedger killer fails in appeal bid against robbery murder conviction

A ROBBER who shot dead an advertising executive in his Ringwood mansion during a botched raid has had his bid to launch an appeal refused by top judges. Kevin Downton, a carpenter and father-of-two, applied...
Hampshire County Council

Waste centre charges loom for residents crossing county border

CHARGES could be introduced for Dorset residents using the Somerley waste centre over the county border in Hampshire. The move comes after a recent survey undertaken by Hampshire County Council revealed that nearly 56% of...

Homes development to hit 400 houses – 130 more than originally planned

A DEVELOPER has revealed plans to build 400 homes on a site in Ringwood – 130 more than the minimum number proposed. Taylor Wimpey (TW) representative Jane Piper provoked sarcastic laughter and scoffs from a...

Luxury home competition couple breached rules

THE under-fire couple who controversially pulled their £3m luxury Ringwood home as top prize in a raffle, and instead paid out just  £110,000 in cash, did breach advertising rules. However, Martin and Sharon Beresford (pictured)...

Tractor and trailer adapted for disabled stolen from Moors Valley

A TRACTOR with a specially designed trailer which provided tours for elderly care home residents and people with disabilities has been stolen from Moors Valley Country Park. The green John Deere tractor was taken along...
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