In-Excess Garden Centre

Police cuts could lead to vigilante action, warns repeat burglary victim

CUTS to police and rises in break-ins could force people to take matters into their own hands, warned the manager of a Ringwood garden centre which suffered the latest in a number of raids. Three...

First commoners’ rental home in a decade wins planning approval

A CONSERVATION charity is set to build a new rented commoner's dwelling on land near Ringwood - the first in about 10 years. The scheme, submitted by the New Forest Trust, was unanimously supported by...

Rescuers save life of New Forest foal mauled in vicious dog attack

A TWO-DAY-OLD foal which suffered horrific injuries when it was attacked by a dog in the New Forest has been saved by an army of volunteers who helped it feed round the clock. The newborn...
Neil Zebedee inquest

‘Devastated’ musician shot himself after texts claiming ‘deeply personal secrets’

A MUSICIAN shot himself at his parents' New Forest home after a former close friend “harassed” him and his wife by sending them distressing texts and emails. Neil Zebedee (44), who performed all over the...
Sandy balls

£10m revamp launched at New Forest tourism’s ‘jewel in the crown’

PART of a £10m overhaul at one of the New Forest’s most popular tourist destinations was launched by its new owner with an ambition of challenging what holiday parks are all about. The opening of...
Ringwood fire death

Man (72) killed as blaze breaks out in bungalow

A MAN died after a blaze broke out at his home in Ringwood yesterday evening (Wednesday). Paramedics pronounced the 72-year-old dead at the scene within an hour of firefighters responding to reports the lounge of...
New Forest Fostering

New Forest agency makes parenting appeal during Foster Care Fortnight

A NEW FOREST foster agency is urging potential parents to find out more during Foster Care Fortnight, which ends on Sunday. Blue Sky Fostering, which has offices in Ringwood, Romsey and Swanwick, is marking the...

Trial for man accused of killing pregnant wife missing since 1999

A MAN from near Ringwood is due to stand trial accused of killing his pregnant wife who went missing 20 years ago. Andrew Griggs (56), of Ringwood Road, St Leonards, pleaded not guilty to a...

Ram-raiders use digger to rip cash machine from wall at petrol station

DRAMATIC damage was caused when a cash machine was ripped from a wall in a ram-raid on a petrol station shop in Blashford in the early hours. A digger is believed to have been used...
Molly's Den

Owner of Molly’s Den vintage stores shot himself, inquest told

THE owner of the Molly's Den chain of vintage and antique emporiums shot himself at his home near Ringwood, an inquest has heard. John East-Rigby (65), company director of Molly’s Den, was found dead at...
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