Derritt Lane

Flooded lane claims FIVE cars after safety warnings ignored

A LANE flooded by Storm Brendan claimed five cars today (Wednesday) – with some of the occupants having to be rescued by firefighters in a boat. Two BMWs, a Land Rover Freelander, a Jaguar and...

Police seize and destroy imitation gun carried by youngster

POLICE seized a realistic imitation gun from a youngster in Bransgore at the weekend. Responding to reports the fake firearm was being carried by a boy who was out with friends in the village on...
Yellow Buses

Timetable makes trial bus service ‘waste of time’, says councillor

A NEW Yellow Buses service linking Christchurch with Bransgore has been branded “a complete waste of time” by a town councillor. Cllr Gill Jarvis says she believes the Yellow Buses route 21 link has been...
Bransgore village hall

Villagers hope CCTV clue will help end ‘daily battle’ with vandals

COMMUNITY sports facilities have been destroyed and broken glass has been strewn across a children’s playground in Bransgore. The damage, which was reported to Bransgore Parish Council last week, saw a table tennis table ripped...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

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...
Heatherstone Grange

Angry residents living in new homes ‘wasteland’ demand action

FED-UP residents of a flagship estate near Bransgore who accused developers of neglecting the open spaces fear it will still not be properly looked after by New Forest District Council even though it will...

Win tickets to drive-in movie experience at old New Forest aerodrome

Competition closed FILM buffs can enjoy a weekend of classic movies and recent blockbusters at a pop-up drive-in cinema near Bransgore. The special events, which will run from 14th-16th June, will show classics like Pretty Woman,...

The Woolpack Inn: picturesque 17th century pub offers warm welcome

FAMED for its Sunday roasts and fish and chips served wrapped in the A&T, the picturesque Woolpack Inn is the most prominent landmark in the small village of Sopley which neighbours Bransgore. The chocolate box...
MP Tobias Ellwood, Dr Henry Goodall and Second World War veteran Laurie Weede

Modern technology tells stirring story of RAF’s New Forest airfields

NEW state-of-the-art displays telling the story of New Forest airfields during the Second World War has been unveiled at a memorial and heritage centre in Bransgore. The Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) welcomed...

Faith and diet give hope to mum-of-six with terminal cancer

EIGHT months after receiving a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis, Sopley mum-of-six Hannah Welberry says adopting a plant-based diet and putting her faith in God has given her hope for the future. The inspirational mum, who...
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