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...

Hunt for farm raiders who stole 67 piglets

POLICE are hunting thieves who stole 67 pink piglets from a Fordingbridge farm and have warned the animals’ lives could be in danger. The six-week-old piglets were taken from the site in Damerham sometime between...

PICTURE GALLERY: Care crows – villages get creative with tributes to key workers

RESIDENTS have thrown themselves into a competition to brighten their gardens at the same time as paying tribute to key workers. The Behind the Hedge challenge was for households in the villages of Hale and...

Postmaster bans customers who abused her over social distancing rules

A FORDINGBRIDGE postmaster has barred at least three people from the branch after facing abuse for trying to enforce social distancing measures. Customers have rallied round Meena Patel after seeing her being sworn and shouted...

Surgery sets up drive-through service for vulnerable patients

VULNERABLE patients who are shielding at home but in need of important blood tests and injections can now visit a surgery drive-through for their appointments. A large marquee has been installed in part of the...

Woman at ‘high risk’ of falls died after tripping and hitting her head on...

AN ELDERLY woman assessed at a “high risk” of falls, tripped and hit her head just one day into her stay at a New Forest care home, an inquest heard. Joyce Rankin (90) suffered a...

Developer promises half of planned 74 new homes will be affordable

A DEVELOPER has submitted a bid to build 74 homes on land in Fordingbridge with a pledge to make half of them affordable. Metis Homes’ proposal (pictured) covers a 3.98-hectare site to the northern edge...
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PHOTOS: Firefighters scramble to save New Forest thatched cottage

MORE than 60 firefighters raced from across the area to try to save a thatched cottage ablaze in the New Forest. Crews battled the emergency for about six hours yesterday evening (Wednesday) alongside teams sent...
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