Recyclers abuse staff at New Forest Covid test site

NHS staff at a mobile coronavirus testing site in a Fordingbridge car park have been verbally abused by people trying to use the recycling banks. New Forest District Council, which owns the site off the...

Bransgore man jailed over incidents in Sway and New Milton

A BRANSGORE man has been jailed for 16 weeks after admitting a number of charges for incidents in Sway and New Milton. Todd Cooper (26), of Thorney Hill, pleaded guilty to one count of ABH...

‘Amazing generosity’ as Lucy’s wheelchair appeal raises £20,000 in two days

FRIENDS and family of a Ringwood heart transplant survivor who is now battling a rare form of cancer have been overwhelmed after an appeal to fund a special wheelchair raised nearly £20,000 in two...

Son hits out at police after death of mum

THE heartbroken son of a Ringwood woman who took her own life has criticised police for “adding to his distress considerably”. Matthew Holliday told an inquest into the death of his 56-year-old mother Debbie Haynes...

Crossfit trainers hit £2,000 for fundraiser in memory of ‘beacon of positivity’ Samuel

A TEAM of CrossFit trainers and students have raised £2,000 by joining forces for a double Ironman challenge in memory of eight-year-old Samuel Oldridge from Ringwood. The endurance feat was led by Ringwood taekwondo master...

Developer unveils plans for 100 new homes near flood-prone road in Bransgore

A BUILDING company planning 100 new homes in a flood-prone area of Bransgore has promised extra measures to protect residents. Wyatt Homes is consulting the public on draft proposals for land south of Derritt Lane...
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All you need to know about local elections in May

PREPARATIONS are under way in Hampshire for residents to head to the polls on 6th May. In this year’s local elections, voters in the New Forest will be asked to choose county councillors and a...

‘We have ruined the setting’ – 63-home development at Fordingbridge given the go-ahead

A 63-HOME development in Fordingbridge was given the green light, despite providing well below the required number of affordable houses and “ruining the setting” of the area. Metis Homes’ bid for land known as Burgate...

Drive-through Covid test site opening for three days in Fordingbridge car park

A NEW temporary coronavirus test site is being opened in Fordingbridge to help residents in more rural areas to get checked. The A338 slip road car park, owned by New Forest District Council, will be...

Firefighters called out to rescue dog stuck in rabbit hole

AN adventurous dog had to be rescued by firefighters after haring down a rabbit hole and getting stuck. Owner Hannah raised the alarm when 12-year-old Jack Russell Toby got into difficulty and could be heard...
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