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,...
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‘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...

Councillors sink New Forest Water Park’s bid to expand clubhouse

A BID to extend the clubhouse at New Forest Water Park was sunk by the district council’s planning committee – with one member branding it “a joke”. Cllr Sue Bennison took aim at the proposal...
Cat killed Alderholt

Cat put down after injuries from air weapon shooting

A CAT had to be put down after it was shot with an air weapon. The attack is believed to have taken place in Oak Road, Alderholt, near Fordingbridge, between 11am and 11.20am last Thursday. It...

Developers unveil plans for nearly 100 homes on fields outside town

PLANS have been unveiled to create a neighbourhood of nearly 100 homes on the edge of Fordingbridge. The scheme would include a village hall and play area on what is currently grazing land at St...
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