Three local schools and care home confirm coronavirus cases

CASES of coronavirus have been confirmed in three local schools in the past week, and a care home last month. Both Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Pennington and Ringwood Junior School...

125-year-old New Forest band finally marches into permanent home

A BAND which has been performing in the New Forest for 125 years say they have secured their future after gaining planning permission for a permanent base near Ringwood. Hyde Band, which was founded in...

Forest MP apologises for failing to wear mask indoors in ‘rude and aggressive’ spat...

SIR Desmond Swayne MP has apologised to a Ringwood woman after an angry spat over his refusal to wear a mask at an indoor constituency surgery. Liz Connors, a commoner and retired autism advisor, told...

Public meeting to debate controversial 240-home plan near Fordingbridge

A CONTROVERSIAL plan for 240 new homes near Fordingbridge will be publicly debated at an extraordinary meeting of town councillors. Members of Fordingbridge Town Council’s planning committee were set to give their recommendation to New...

Plan for 96 new homes on farmland near Fordingbridge

NEW Forest developer Pennyfarthing Homes has confirmed it is working on a scheme to build 96 new properties in Fordingbridge. The development, at a site called Tinkers Cross, was identified as a strategic development site...

Ellingham Show reports ‘substantial but manageable’ loss after last two shows cancelled

A SUBSTANTIAL loss has been reported by Ellingham and Ringwood Agricultural Society after it had to cancel the last two shows due to bad weather and the coronavirus. At the AGM at the end of...

Five hurt in multi-car crash which closes A338 during rush hour

FIVE people were hurt in a multi-vehicle pile-up which closed off a stretch of the A338 between Ringwood and Fordingbridge to morning rush-hour traffic. The incident occurred in Salisbury Road at Ibsley around 7.50am today...

Neighbours launch legal action against owners of ‘noisy’ B&B

A GROUP of neighbours have launched legal action against a couple running a B&B at their £1m home in Ringwood claiming they are suffering nuisance from noisy guests. As well as complaints about visitors using...

Drop in Ringwood burglary rates down to increased police presence, officers say

FOOT patrols by specialist officers and newly installed cameras combined to reduce burglary rates in Ringwood by up to a quarter over three weeks, say police. There were 15 reported residential and commercial-related burglaries in...

Drugs worth £5,600 seized in police raid on home

CLASS B drugs worth £5,600 were seized when police raided a property in Fordingbridge, disrupting a potential supply chain. Officers searched an address in Riverside Place at 9.15am last Friday, which resulted in the seizure...
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