Avonway community centre

Community centre aims to Raise the Roof to stop the leaks

A FORDINGBRIDGE fundraising campaign to replace a community centre’s roof which is leaking so badly buckets are being used to catch dripping rainwater has reached £5,000. The Avonway community centre launched its Raise the Roof...
Nick Francis

Appeal to save family home after dad dies before Christmas

AN appeal has been launched so the family of a 42-year-old dad who died suddenly just before Christmas can stay in their home. Described as a jovial character with an infectious laugh and who loved...

Mud rescue operation ends in tragedy as Billy the horse dies

A HORSE has died within a day of having to be rescued by firefighters after becoming exhausted from being stuck in mud. News of 15-year-old Shire horse Billy’s death was posted on the Friends of...

Harry Redknapp to light up town’s Christmas switch-on

FOOTBALL legend and I’m a Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp will be switching on the Christmas lights in Fordingbridge this year. The former Saints and Portsmouth manager, who has a home in Poole, will be the...

Bronze statues worth thousands stolen from home

TWO bronze statues worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from outside a home in Rockbourne, near Fordingbridge. Thieves targeted the address in Rockbourne while the owners were out between 10.55am and 2.30pm last Thursday,...

Vandals wreck pumpkins in ‘mindless’ attack on business

THE co-owner of a pick-your-own pumpkin field has slammed “mindless” vandals who attacked it in an overnight wrecking spree. Family-run Fordingbridge Pumpkin Pastures had only just opened in the run-up to Halloween when the site,...

Man exposed himself to woman and tried to pull her into his van

A WOMAN has spoken of her shock at being followed by a flasher who tried to pull her into his van in Fordingbridge. The incident took place around 4pm yesterday (Thursday) as the local victim,...
Gino Rowson

‘Loved’ man (22) who bought drugs on dark web died from overdose

A YOUNG man born at a New Age traveller camp started smoking when he was just nine, used cannabis at 10 and was hooked on heroin and cocaine in his teens, an inquest heard. Gino...

Letter from the Queen crowns 70th wedding anniversary celebrations

A COUPLE have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary as their lifelong companionship stands the test of time. Bill and Pam William Mather, who were both born in 1928 and are now 91 years old, met...
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Planners throw out ‘overcrowded’ town centre homes proposal

NEW FOREST councillors refused a bid for eight homes in the centre of Fordingbridge amid criticism they were "crammed" in without enough parking. Sixteen members on New Forest District Council’s planning committee voted against Crownshade...
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