Manhunt appeal renewed for on-the-run stalker with New Forest links

POLICE have renewed their appeal for help to apprehend a man wanted in connection with serious harassment and stalking offences who has links with Ringwood. John Henry Bond (63) has been on the run since...

Town council looks to spice up Ringwood market to halt declining trade

RINGWOOD’S struggling weekly Wednesday market could get a revamp next spring, the mayor has revealed. Cllr Tony Ring told the latest town council meeting he had accompanied Cllr Tim Ward to meetings with Edward Morant,...

Asbestos disease claimed husband just months after marrying

A DISTRAUGHT widow wept as she told a coroner how she and her husband had wed only months before his death and had “so many dreams” – but he passed away before they could...

Citizens Advice unveils new base at Ringwood library for ‘highly valued’ help

A VITAL advice service has unveiled its new Ringwood base after teaming up with the town’s library. Citizens Advice moved into the Christchurch Road facility after it was handed a £17,000 grant from the county...
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Police cuts could lead to vigilante action, warns repeat burglary victim

CUTS to police and rises in break-ins could force people to take matters into their own hands, warned the manager of a Ringwood garden centre which suffered the latest in a number of raids. Three...

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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20 years for man who killed pregnant wife and ‘groomed’ schoolgirl

A “CALLOUS and manipulative” husband has been jailed for life for murdering his pregnant wife and probably dumping her body in the sea 20 years ago. Andrew Griggs – who lives near Ringwood in Ringwood...

Jilted lover posted naked pictures of ex on her husband’s Facebook page

A RINGWOOD man took vengeance on a woman who ended their affair by posting a naked picture of his ex-lover on her husband’s Facebook page and sending her racist messages. Adam Bruce (28) emotionally unravelled...

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,...
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Town post office closure sparks appeal for new operator

THE mayor of Ringwood has lamented the news that the town's post office is set to close. The Southampton Road outlet is based in the McColl’s store, but the operator has resigned the role and...
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