Tributes paid to larger than life New Forest peer Lord Normanton

A LARGER than life peer who turned his New Forest estate into a major event venue has died at the age of 73. Tributes have been paid to former cavalry officer Lord Normanton, who raced...

Safety calls renewed after another bridge crash near New Forest pub

THE co-owner of a New Forest village pub is continuing to call for safety improvements on the one-way road outside it after a van ploughed into a bridge and ended up wedged over a...

Drink and drug-driver sentenced for crash that put car on its roof

A RINGWOOD man who crashed a car he had taken while over the drink limit and with an excess of cannabis in his system was handed a suspended sentence. Thomas Manston (21), of Queensway,...

Drug-user who ‘ran at sister with knife’ faces jail sentence

A RINGWOOD man who threatened his sister with a knife after drinking and taking drugs faces jail unless his legal team can find him somewhere to live. Andrew Cooper (22) had lost his accommodation in...

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,...

VIDEO: Thieves with bolt croppers make off with motorbike

SUSPECTED thieves were caught on CCTV the night a £5,000 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from outside a Ringwood home. The blue-and-white bike had been chained up underneath the external stairwell of the block of flats...
Ringwood Sainsbury's

Inspectors found rat infestation at Sainsbury’s supermarket

A RAT infestation was discovered at the Ringwood Sainsbury’s store by New Forest District Council inspectors. Environmental health officers visited the Meeting House Lane outlet in August after they received a complaint about rodent activity...

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...
Fordingbridge festival

Organisers unveil fresh details of town festival’s summer line-up

FRESH details have been released about the line-up of this summer’s Fordingbridge Festival. The annual event at the town’s recreation ground on 20th July will feature a host of music, food and drink, activities and...

Christmas cheers at Woodgreen vicar’s pop-up pub

A CHURCH named after the patron saint of brewers is opening a pop-up pub to provide some-where for residents to gather this Christmas as they battle to save their village local. Named the ‘Room at...
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