Fordingbridge Festival

Town gearing up for week-long celebration of culture and creativity

FORDINGBRIDGE is gearing up for a week of culture and creativity – including a real-life re-enactment of one of Britain’s most famous works of art. The town’s artists and performers will be showing off their...

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...

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),...

Developer drawing up plans for 250 homes on the edge of Fordingbridge

PLANS are being drawn up by a developer to build up to 250 homes on fields on the edge of Fordingbridge. If eventually approved by New Forest District Council, they would be constructed by applicant...

‘I miss her so much’ says father of murdered Bethan

A HEARTBROKEN father told how he desperately missed “being a daddy” as his wife was jailed for life at Winchester Crown Court for drowning their three-year old daughter in the bath. Claire Colebourn (36) was...

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...

Dog owner sorry for pets’ vicious attack on spaniel at Fordingbrdige

A DOG owner has apologised after her pets savaged a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and has agreed to muzzle one of them. As reported in the A&T last week, 10-year-old Flash was set upon by...
Day for Girls Fordingbridge

Charity invites volunteers to get crafty in aid of Uganda girls project

A WORKSHOP to create hygiene kits for girls in Uganda is being held on Saturday in Fordingbridge. The event is in aid of the Days for Girls project which aims to provide teenagers with washable...
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...

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...
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