Indian restaurant warned after police push for alcohol ban over flouting lockdown rules

A RINGWOOD restaurant which flouted lockdown rules by selling beer to takeaway customers has been allowed to keep its licence to sell alcohol. India Cottage, which is based in Christchurch Road, was instead issued with...

‘Panic attack’ delays sentencing of revenge porn man

A PANIC attack delayed the sentencing of a Ringwood man who breached a suspended sentence order he was given for a “revenge porn” incident. Adam Bruce was set to learn his fate at Southampton Crown...

Man tried to kick drugs months before his death, inquest told

A COMBINATION of drugs, alcohol and pneumonia caused the death of a Ringwood man found unresponsive in his home five days after Christmas, an inquest heard. Roderick Martin (54), a long-time user of drugs and...
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School reopens after travellers moved on by police

TRAVELLERS have been moved on by police after they caused the closure of Ringwood School by setting up camp nearby yesterday (Monday). The school reopened this morning after New Forest officers used legal powers to...

School forced to close its doors after travellers set up camp

RINGWOOD School has been forced to close its doors today (Monday) after a large number of travellers turned up in its grounds. In a statement the school said a “large unauthorised encampment” arrived at the...

£250,000 pledged to buy and restore old Forest cinema

MORE than £250,000 has been pledged to a campaign bidding to buy back and restore a popular former Ringwood cinema. Businessman Jim Stride has hailed the support, having set up a Ringwood Community Investment Company...

Homeowner may have to tear down house in row over extension

A HOMEOWNER who extended his property in the national park without permission has been told by planners that he might have to tear it down after he was refused a replacement on the same...

Tributes to ‘quick witted’ grandfather who died in A338 crash

“A GREAT lover of life… taken far too soon.” These were the words of a devastated family as they paid tribute to a father and grandfather who died after a two-vehicle crash on the...

Residents hit out over 240-home plans between Fordingbridge and Ashford

FORDINGBRIDGE will struggle to cope with a proposed 240-home estate if it is approved, say concerned residents. Infinite Homes has lodged an outline proposal to develop 10.7 hectares of fields north of Station Road, between...

Plea for witnesses after Fordingbridge man dies following crash on A338

AN elderly motorist died following a two-vehicle crash on the A338 between Breamore and Downton. The incident involving a white Toyota Aygo and a red Vauxhall Astra took place in Salisbury Road just after 2.20pm...
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