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VE Day anniversary organisers appeal for memories and mementos

COMMUNITIES across the New Forest are preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with appeals to residents to come forward with memories and mementos of the time. The effort is to bring to...

Tory councillor Richard Frampton quits party in protest at public service cuts

A FURIOUS Conservative district councillor has quit the party in protest at cuts to public services which he says are leaving residents at the mercy of criminals. Cllr Richard Frampton, a farmer who represents the...

Drivers face year and a half of roadworks in major A31 revamp

A MAJOR £13.5m project to revamp the A31 will take up to 78 weeks to complete, it has been revealed - more than double the original estimate. The overhaul proposal by Highways England suggests widening...

Mud rescue operation ends in tragedy as Billy the horse dies

A HORSE has died within a day of having to be rescued by firefighters after becoming exhausted from being stuck in mud. News of 15-year-old Shire horse Billy’s death was posted on the Friends of...

First commoners’ rental home in a decade wins planning approval

A CONSERVATION charity is set to build a new rented commoner's dwelling on land near Ringwood - the first in about 10 years. The scheme, submitted by the New Forest Trust, was unanimously supported by...

Fordingbridge man due in court over alleged cannabis production

A FORDINGBRIDGE man is due to appear in court facing accusations of cannabis production and supply. Thomas Farrant (29), of Tanners Lane, Sandleheath, will appear before Southampton magistrates on Tuesday 28th May, Hampshire Police revealed. The...
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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...

Colebourn trial: I drowned my own daughter

A THREE-YEAR OLD girl pleaded with her mother not to give her a bath moments before she was drowned by being held down under the water, a court heard. Little Bethan Colebourn told her mum...
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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...

Disgust after tractor and tools stolen in raid on RSPCA animal centre

STAFF at the RSPCA Ashley Heath animal centre, near Ringwood, were left devastated after raiders forced their way into a garage and stole a tractor worth thousands of pounds. The orange Kubota B1820 and attached...
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