New Forest church vicar praises fundraising response to theft of historic lead

  A VICAR has hailed the “amazing” response to an appeal he launched for £10,000 to help replace lead stolen from Damerham church roof over the New Year period. It is thought the thieves may have...

NHS awards ceremony makes stars of retiring nurses Christine and Carol

TWO retiring New Forest nurses have received lifetime achievement awards in Southern Heath NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Star Awards. They were former Fordinbridge mayoress Christine Lewendon, a staff nurse at Fordingbridge Hospital; and Dr Carol...

Couple’s lucky escape as lorry smashes into 15th century cottage in Breamore

A COUPLE had a lucky escape when a lorry smashed into their 15th century thatched cottage home. The food company vehicle ploughed into Japonica Cottage, opposite the Bat & Ball pub on the main road...

Campers furious as holidays cancelled for Sandy Balls’ £10m luxury makeover

ABOUT 250 campers have had their holidays cancelled at one of the biggest tourist attractions in the New Forest as it prepares for a £10m makeover. Sandy Balls near Fordingbridge will start work next month...

Fordingbridge schools to unite under one head as parents ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour

TWO New Forest schools have agreed to unite under a single board of governors after saying parents were “overwhelmingly” in favour of the idea. Fordingbridge’s junior and infant schools are joining in a federation with...

Commoner Ann Sevier chosen to join New Forest National Park Authority board

A PRACTISING commoner whose New Forest family roots go back to 1650 has been appointed to the national park authority with a determination to teach incomers about the area’s traditions. District councillor Ann Sevier (67),...
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