Ringwood cemetery is run by the town council

Families win right to decorate children’s graves in town cemetery

FAMILIES can continue to decorate child graves in Ringwood with ornaments, articles and kerbstones. Over the past decade or so some of the spaces for children aged 12 and under in the local cemetery –...
Dogs on a walk

Dog owners pledge to fight moves for fresh New Forest controls

A GROUP that represents local dog owners has said it will resist any attempts to restrict free access by pets to parts of the New Forest. The issue was raised during a meeting of the...

Villagers take royal inspiration to create eye-popping scarecrow trail in Hordle

A REGAL theme inspired a village-wide scarecrow trail organised by the Hordle and District Twinning Association. Following the excitement surrounding the nuptials of Prince Harry and Megan Markle earlier this summer, more than a dozen...
Ashley Baptist Church

Pensioner targeted church worshippers in three-month harassment campaign

A PENSIONER has admitted harassing and abusing worshippers at Ashley Baptist Church. Gordon Reeve (67) faces being sentenced for the three-month campaign, which also involved him calling the church and sending in multiple emails. The defendant,...

Burglaries prompt police appeal for residents to upgrade holiday security

RESIDENTS in the Lymington area have been urged to ensure their homes are left secured over the holiday season after two properties were raided whilst their occupants were away. A quantity of jewellery was stolen...
Loperwood Lane homes

Housing association seeks to clear final hurdle with 80-home farmland plan

  A HOUSING association is seeking to clear the final planning hurdle to build 80 new homes on fields on the edge of Totton. Half of the properties will be designated as affordable, said the application...

Rescuers save life of New Forest foal mauled in vicious dog attack

A TWO-DAY-OLD foal which suffered horrific injuries when it was attacked by a dog in the New Forest has been saved by an army of volunteers who helped it feed round the clock. The newborn...

Local Conservative MPs split in Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal

LOCAL MPs fought on opposite sides of the argument in the House of Commons this week as Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal was crushed by a record 230 votes. Rebel Conservatives Sir Chris Chope and...
Hampshire County Council

New Forest councillor takes charge at Hampshire County Council

HAMPSHIRE County Council has a new leader at the helm – Brockenhurst councillor Keith Mans, writes Maria Zaccaro of the Local Democracy Reporting Service. Emotions were running high at The Castle in Winchester as Conservative...

New Forest pub brothers jailed for £3.2m VAT scam

THREE brothers who ran a restaurant and pub empire have been jailed for 14 years for stealing £3.2m in a tax scam. Shahab Hashtroudi, who “orchestrated” the scheme, was jailed for six years at Southampton...
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