130-year-old buildings set for revamp in next stage of £220k Hythe Pier improvements

THE next stage in a £220,000 project to restore Hythe Pier will focus on its revamping buildings which date as far back as 1894. As reported in the A&T, the Hythe Pier Heritage Association (HPHA)...

Plans for four new homes in Dibden Purlieu rejected again

PLANS to build four new homes in Dibden Purlieu have been turned down at appeal by a planning inspector for the second time. Phil Selwood had applied to New Forest District Council to develop land...

Man arrested over string of burglaries across the New Forest

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries across the New Forest over a period of two months. Police investigation reports garages and vehicles had been raided, with hauls of power...

Army veteran hit hard by friends’ deaths died in high-speed drink-driving crash

A VETERAN affected by losing friends on the battlefield was drink-driving when he was killed in a high-speed crash near Calshot, an inquest heard. Royal Engineers staff sergeant Gareth Carter (40) had completed tours of...

Police launch new appeal over sex assault in woodland after release of arrested man

POLICE have made a fresh appeal for witnesses to a sex attack on a woman in Blackfield after the release of a man arrested yesterday (Thursday). Officers had detained the 30-year-old on suspicion of attempted...

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted rape in New Forest woodland

A MAN has been arrested by officers investigating a suspected sex attack in Blackfield at the weekend. Hampshire police said a 30-year-old male, who was from the neighbourhood, had been detained on suspicion of attempted...

Three schools in Totton and Lymington stay closed amid unions’ coronavirus safety warning

THREE schools which were due to reopen today (Monday) have told parents not to send their children in after unions warned it was not safe for staff to teach. The executive headteacher of federation infant...

Hunt for man who sexually assaulted woman in New Forest woodland

POLICE are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman in New Forest woodland near Blackfield on Saturday morning. The 31-year-old victim was targeted after she sat down on a fallen tree while out walking...

Bid for forestry skills school hits stumbling block

A COMMONER who hoped to use land to run a school dedicated to passing on forestry skills has hit a stumbling block. Ben Smith applied to New Forest District Council for a lawful development certificate...

Sailors stuck in mud winched to safety by rescue helicopter

TWO sailors had to be winched to safety after their boat became stuck in mud near Fawley Power Station. Coastguard rescue teams from Lymington and Hill Head were sent along with a Calshot RNLI crew...
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