Pork prize declined as ‘prodigal pig’ returned to New Forest road safety campaigners

A LIFE-SIZE pig silhouette has run all the way home after being stolen from a New Forest road safety campaign. Two commoners recovered the sign after discovering it at Ipley, near Beaulieu. Its disappearance had...

Fawley bungalow destroyed as fire spreads to outbuildings

A BUNGALOW was destroyed after being engulfed by flames which spread to five nearby outbuildings at Fawley. Multiple fire crews responded to the blaze which broke out at the property in Badminston Drove around 3.15pm...

Knifeman hunted by police for string of bookmaker robberies

A MAN brandished a knife at workers when he struck at a Holbury bookmakers in a string of terrifying raids across the county. Police hunting the suspect are linking the incident at Ladbrokes in Long...

Lets get to work! Ribbon-cutting officially opens Fawley Men’s Shed

  A BASE to help men find companionship and share skills has been officially opened. A group of locals set up the Fawley Men’s Shed in May and took over a derelict building owned by the...

Yapping Chihuahuas cause a headache for New Forest District Council planners

TINY dogs caused a huge problem for councillors who struggled to decide what to do about a gang of breeding Chihuahuas living in Fawley. The diminutive animals were at the centre of an application in...
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National park housing plans for Fawley power station come under fire

THE company behind nearly £1bn plans for 1,500 homes at the former Fawley power station has been accused of pushing development into the New Forest National Park to maximise profits. Fawley Waterside Ltd’s scheme came...

Bob Wappett: longserving Conservative councillor and a ‘kind and gentle man’

TRIBUTES have been paid to the chairman of Fawley Parish Council, Cllr Bob Wappet, who has been described as a “kind and gentle man”. Bob, who lived in Blackfield with wife Pauline, had been a...
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