Passer-by scared off sex attacker during assault on teenage girl

A TEENAGE girl suffered a sex assault in Ringwood before a member of the public intervened and scared off the attacker. The 17-year-old victim was walking along the footpath between Jubilee Close and Winston Way...

Ringwood Carnival set to be a blaze of colour and fun

THOUSANDS of people will line the streets of Ringwood tomorrow (Saturday) to cheer on a colourful array of floats and attractions at the town’s carnival. The popular event this year has the theme of “festival...

‘Rat run’ exit onto main road could be blocked off in the New Year

A CONTENTIOUS “rat-run” may be blocked off in January as part of a major £13.5m scheme to widen the A31, Ringwood councillors heard. Members of the town council’s planning committee voted 5-4 to lobby Highways...
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‘Loved’ man (22) who bought drugs on dark web died from overdose

A YOUNG man born at a New Age traveller camp started smoking when he was just nine, used cannabis at 10 and was hooked on heroin and cocaine in his teens, an inquest heard. Gino...
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Schools alert over ‘attempted child snatch’ was false alarm, say police

REPORTS that a driver tried to snatch a child in Bransgore were a false alarm, according to Hampshire police. Highcliffe School had issued a warning to parents after one of its pupils was invited by a...

Drink and drug-driver sentenced for crash that put car on its roof

A RINGWOOD man who crashed a car he had taken while over the drink limit and with an excess of cannabis in his system was handed a suspended sentence. Thomas Manston (21), of Queensway,...

Developers eyeing up land told to do their ‘homework’ by concerned council

DEVELOPERS bidding to build almost 1,200 homes in Ringwood were urged to do more “homework” by the deputy mayor who said they lack basic knowledge about their target land. Cllr Philip Day also revealed his...

Letter from the Queen crowns 70th wedding anniversary celebrations

A COUPLE have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary as their lifelong companionship stands the test of time. Bill and Pam William Mather, who were both born in 1928 and are now 91 years old, met...
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Planners throw out ‘overcrowded’ town centre homes proposal

NEW FOREST councillors refused a bid for eight homes in the centre of Fordingbridge amid criticism they were "crammed" in without enough parking. Sixteen members on New Forest District Council’s planning committee voted against Crownshade...

Councillors sink New Forest Water Park’s bid to expand clubhouse

A BID to extend the clubhouse at New Forest Water Park was sunk by the district council’s planning committee – with one member branding it “a joke”. Cllr Sue Bennison took aim at the proposal...
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