Teen karate ace Thomas kata-pults to number two in the world

FORDINGBRIDGE’S Thomas Klemz has thrived as lockdown forces karate competition online climbing to number two in the world rankings at under-13 level. The Burgate School pupil began learning karate when he was five years old....

Farmer may have to cull chickens after egg demand plummets during lockdown

A POULTRY farmer whose trade with eateries and schools has been cut off by the lockdown is appealing to the public to buy his eggs amid fears he may have to cull some of...

New Forest alpaca put down after dog attack

DOG owners have been urged to keep their pets under control after an alpaca was fatally wounded in an attack in the New Forest. The incident took place on a property in Furze Hill, Fordingbridge,...

Police led on 11-mile pursuit through New Forest

A MOTORIST was arrested following a dramatic police pursuit through the New Forest which ended with a car being surrounded by patrol vehicles. The incident unfolded after a Vauxhall Vivaro failed to stop when flagged...
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Fordingbridge Town Council slams ‘eyesore’ wheelie bins plan

MOVES to introduce wheelie bins in the New Forest have been opposed by Fordingbridge Town Council after members labelled them an “eyesore” and said elderly residents would have difficulties. New Forest District Council has unveiled...

Care home firm fined £150,000 over death of resident who contracted Legionnaires’ disease

A COMPANY has been fined £150,000 over safety failings which led to a care home resident contracting Legionnaires’ disease and suffering an “agonising” death. Andy Clegg (56) died in November 2017, around two weeks after...

Man who brawled on town roundabout after row on Facebook is given suspended jail...

A SOCIAL media spat over lager escalated into an organised brawl on a Fordingbridge roundabout in which a cage fighter was hit with a golf club. Victim Caidan Emsley suffered a fractured jaw when he...

Man seriously injured in tractor crush incident on Fordingbridge farm

A MAN was left with potentially life-changing injuries after being partially crushed by a tractor at a New Forest farm. The alarm was raised around 10.20am yesterday (Monday), with reports the casualty’s right leg was...

Drugs found in raid on Fordingbridge home

A HAUL of class A and B drugs was seized when police raided a Fordingbridge home. Officers swooped on the property in Waverley Road just after 6.30am on Friday and seized the substances along with...

New Forest meadow gifted to the national park

A GODSHILL meadow has been secured for nature conservation after it was gifted to the New Forest National Park Authority. Measuring a half acre, it borders the open Forest and features oak and ash trees,...
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