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...

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...

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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Police issue CCTV image in hunt for road rage suspect

A MAN is being hunted by police who have issued a CCTV image following a reported road rage assault outside the Rose and Thistle pub in Fordingbridge. The victim suffered cuts to his head during...

Museum won’t reopen sooner than April 2021

THE doors to Fordingbridge Museum will remain closed until at least April next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has announced. The decision means the venue will not celebrate its 20th anniversary this month...

‘I cannot believe the council would even consider this build’ – more than 100...

MORE than 100 people have opposed a 240-home development proposed for Fordingbridge because of the impact it could have on the town. In total 115 people have commented on plans to build an estate on...

Going gets trough as stuck cow rescued by firefighters

A THIRSTY cow got more than it bargained for when it had to be hauled out by firefighters after becoming stuck in a water trough. Responding to a call-out by a member of the public...

Threat of legal action over phone mast installed at Forest beauty spot

NATURAL England could take legal action over damage caused by the installation of a mobile phone mast and related equipment at Hyde Common. The area, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest owned by...

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...
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