Derritt Lane

Flooded lane claims FIVE cars after safety warnings ignored

A LANE flooded by Storm Brendan claimed five cars today (Wednesday) – with some of the occupants having to be rescued by firefighters in a boat. Two BMWs, a Land Rover Freelander, a Jaguar and...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Schools alert over ‘attempted child snatch’ was false alarm, say police

REPORTS that a driver tried to snatch a child in Bransgore were a false alarm, according to Hampshire police. Highcliffe School had issued a warning to parents after one of its pupils was invited by a...
Ringwood sex shop

No objections as councillors give green light to sex shop

COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead to a sex shop in Ringwood. The bid submitted to New Forest District Council was for a trial run of a store at what is currently the wholesale showroom of...

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...
Richard Frampton

Forest farmer tickles the nation with Dickies Dribble on Radio 1

BRANSGORE farmer-turned-cider maker Richard Frampton has been tickling the nation after becoming the unlikely star of a new feature on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show. The former district councillor, who began making Dickies Dribble...

‘Show some Christmas spirit and return our stolen Santa,’ pleads landlord

THE landlord of a New Forest pub is urging a thief who stole a Santa decoration to show some Christmas spirit by returning it. Phil Hoyle, who runs The London Tavern in Poulner, Ringwood, believes...
Molly's Den

Owner of Molly’s Den vintage stores shot himself, inquest told

THE owner of the Molly's Den chain of vintage and antique emporiums shot himself at his home near Ringwood, an inquest has heard. John East-Rigby (65), company director of Molly’s Den, was found dead at...

Faith and diet give hope to mum-of-six with terminal cancer

EIGHT months after receiving a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis, Sopley mum-of-six Hannah Welberry says adopting a plant-based diet and putting her faith in God has given her hope for the future. The inspirational mum, who...

Final planning approval completes nearly 200-home development

THE final properties in a nearly 200-home development on the edge of Ringwood have been given the go-ahead. Linden Homes gained approval for the mix of 20 flats and houses from New Forest District Council’s...
Neil Zebedee inquest

‘Devastated’ musician shot himself after texts claiming ‘deeply personal secrets’

A MUSICIAN shot himself at his parents' New Forest home after a former close friend “harassed” him and his wife by sending them distressing texts and emails. Neil Zebedee (44), who performed all over the...
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