The mystery Forest man behind Who Wants to be a Millionaire? quiz syndicate

A BRAINBOX banned from playing New Forest pub quiz machines because he made so much money has been unmasked as the mastermind of a group that scooped huge winnings from the Who Wants to...
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...

Fury at ‘slow’ action over traveller camp at Ringwood

RINGWOOD residents have vented their frustration at what they say is the slow response of authorities to move on “anti-social” travellers who settled on a neighbouring field. One man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said...
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...
North Gorley

PHOTOS: Firefighters scramble to save New Forest thatched cottage

MORE than 60 firefighters raced from across the area to try to save a thatched cottage ablaze in the New Forest. Crews battled the emergency for about six hours yesterday evening (Wednesday) alongside teams sent...

Jail for man who ran at sister with knife during day-long crime spree

A RINGWOOD man who threatened his sister with a knife during a day-long crime spree in which armed police were called has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Andrew Cooper (22) had drunk cider and taken...

Vandals cause thousands of pounds of damage to classrooms

THOUSANDS of pounds of damage was caused at Ringwood School when vandals smashed skylights, exposing classrooms to rainfall. The intruders targeted two buildings within the grounds of the town facility in Parsonage Barn Lane around...
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