Derritt Lane

Flooded lane claims FIVE cars after safety warnings ignored

A LANE flooded by Storm Brendan claimed five cars today (Wednesday) – with some of the occupants having to be rescued by firefighters in a boat. Two BMWs, a Land Rover Freelander, a Jaguar and...

VIDEO: Thieves with bolt croppers make off with motorbike

SUSPECTED thieves were caught on CCTV the night a £5,000 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from outside a Ringwood home. The blue-and-white bike had been chained up underneath the external stairwell of the block of flats...
Nick Francis

Appeal to save family home after dad dies before Christmas

AN appeal has been launched so the family of a 42-year-old dad who died suddenly just before Christmas can stay in their home. Described as a jovial character with an infectious laugh and who loved...

Crews battle blaze as car on driveway engulfed in fireball

A BLAZING car was the first call-out of 2020 for Ringwood firefighters in the early hours of New Year’s Day. The alarm was raised shortly after 12.30am as the vehicle was being engulfed by flames...

Building 143 homes near lakes ‘madness’, opponents warn

CAMPAIGNERS fighting a controversial scheme to build 143 homes close to a Ringwood nature reserve have welcomed criticisms of the idea by the Environment Agency. Hundreds of people - including TV presenter Chris Packham -...
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More towns face new on-street parking charges, opponents warn

NEW MILTON, Barton and Ringwood could be next for on-street parking charges, warn businesses fighting controversial proposals for Lymington town centre. Traders have claimed Hampshire County Council plans to bring in more fees in communities...

Police seize and destroy imitation gun carried by youngster

POLICE seized a realistic imitation gun from a youngster in Bransgore at the weekend. Responding to reports the fake firearm was being carried by a boy who was out with friends in the village on...

‘Show some Christmas spirit and return our stolen Santa,’ pleads landlord

THE landlord of a New Forest pub is urging a thief who stole a Santa decoration to show some Christmas spirit by returning it. Phil Hoyle, who runs The London Tavern in Poulner, Ringwood, believes...
Flood alert

Coast and river flooding alert issued amid high wind and tide

HIGH winds and a tidal surge have prompted a double flood alert for Christchurch and the River Avon today (Tuesday). The Environment Agency issued one of two “Prepare” warnings – the lowest of three levels...
Christchurch Road Ringwood

Councillors renew backing for crossing as costs rise by £100,000

TOWN councillors renewed their backing for a pedestrian crossing in Ringwood despite costs rising by £100,0000. More than two years have passed since it was suggested to build the traffic safety feature on Christchurch Road,...
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