Care home slated by family over ‘horrifying’ legionnaires death

A WOMAN has described the “horrifying” experience of watching her brother die from legionnaires’ disease he contracted while living at a New Forest care home. Joanne Denyer emotionally recalled the awful suffering 56-year-old Andy Clegg...

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),...

Man in court accused of trying to murder parents and grandmother

A MAN has appeared in court accused of trying to kill his parents and elderly grandmother at their New Forest home. Jonathan Keal (34) did not enter a plea to three attempted murder allegations, which...

Family’s precious pictures of lost baby stolen by car park thieves

A FAMILY was left devastated after treasured photographs of a baby who died were stolen when their car was broken into at a New Forest beauty spot. Thieves struck at Godshill Inclosure in Woodgreen, near...

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...
Burgate School playing fields

School pressing ahead with bid to sell playing fields to developer

A SCHOOL is pressing ahead with plans to sell part of its playing fields to a developer to fund more all-weather sports facilities. Burgate School and Sixth Form in Fordingbridge will apply for permission from...

Action for Happiness movement launches Fordingbridge course

A HAPPINESS movement is set to launch an eight-week course in the New Forest during which participants will explore life’s big questions. UK-based charity Action for Happiness runs sessions across the country aimed at creating...

Fun and games as Sandy Balls holiday park marks centenary milestone

ONE hundred years of smiles, laughter and fun were celebrated at the Sandy Balls holiday park in the New Forest when it marked its centenary milestone. The festival at Sandy Balls in Fordingbridge offered a...

Booby-trapped chicken used as bait to ‘kill’ dogs, warns RSPCA

BOOBY-TRAPPED chicken pieces were found dangling from a tree near Fordingbridge in what the RSPCA says was a deliberate attempt to injure or kill dogs. A member of the public discovered the three pieces of...
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...
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