Village Co-op to close for five months in £1m revamp

THE Co-op in Bransgore is to undergo a £1m revamp from the beginning of next month, closing its doors until March 2021. Village customers will be served by a temporary walk-in shop while the work...

Two arrested after raids on pet shop and petrol station

 TWO men have been arrested following raids on two New Forest businesses last night (Wednesday). Cash and charity collection tins were taken after entry was forced to The Village Pet Shop in Ringwood Road, Bransgore,...

Developer runs out of time on plan to pump sewage into stream

AN application by the owner of a development for 85 mobile homes to pump sewage into a New Forest stream has been withdrawn. Park One Developments Ltd, which owns the Vernon Dene site at North...

Surgeries close after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

TWO GP surgeries have been forced to close temporarily after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus. Christchurch Medical Practice, which runs the Orchard Surgery at Purewell and the Bransgore Medical Centre in the village’s...

Developer of mobile home site submits sewage plan for nearby stream

THE developer behind a controversial plan to turn a former touring caravan site into a residential park for 85 mobile homes in the national park has applied to discharge sewage into a stream. Park One...

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...

Police officer borrows villager’s bicycle to catch fleeing suspect

A POLICE officer borrowed a cyclist’s bike to chase a fleeing suspect who was wanted in connection with a number of burglaries. The drama unfolded after a Lyndhurst officer spotted a vehicle containing three suspicious...

Man jailed for threatening to burn down woman’s house

THREATENING to burn down a woman’s house landed a Bransgore man with an 18-week jail term. Wayne James (37), of Burnt House Lane, had denied stalking the female victim over four days last October. However, Southampton...
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Forest farmer tickles the nation with Dickies Dribble on Radio 1

BRANSGORE farmer-turned-cider maker Richard Frampton has been tickling the nation after becoming the unlikely star of a new feature on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show. The former district councillor, who began making Dickies Dribble...

Darts ace Scott Mitchell ‘unfortunate’ to miss out on PDC tour card

BRANSGORE darts ace Scott Mitchell has missed out on grabbing a card for the lucrative PDC tour. Speaking to the A&T, the ex-BDO World Champion lamented the result but noted that over the four days...
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