Gardening couple turned detectives to restore home’s hidden secrets

WHEN Philip and Margaret Daubeney bought their home with its vast, overgrown grounds, little did they know of the garden's historical significance – or that it would take them more than 25 years and...

Totton veteran distraught after burglars steal military medals

AN armed forces veteran has been left distraught after his military medals were taken during a burglary at his home. Police were called to the 67-year-old’s property in Lydlynch Road, Totton, on Friday 8th February...

Met Office issues weather warning for two days of heavy rain

TWO days of heavy rain has been forecast by the Met Office for the New Forest and Christchurch in a weather warning for the south of England. The local area has been included in the...

Steer clear of prickly porkers making pigs of themselves during pannage

PEOPLE are being urged not to approach piglets in the New Forest during pannage season over fears they might be attacked by a protective sow. Over the summer there have been several incidents involving ponies...
Lymington Tennis Club

Members locked out of tennis club as council prepares legal action

MEMBERS have been locked out of Lymington Tennis Club as the town council prepares to take legal action against the management. All activity there has been cancelled after measures were approved by councillors to try...
New Milton collision

Police name woman killed in town centre truck collision

POLICE have named the woman who died in a collision with a delivery truck in New Milton as 89-year-old Margaret Fraser. Mrs Fraser, who lived in Waverley Road in the town, was killed in the incident...
Pancake Day

PICTURES: Villagers run through wind and rain for Pancake Day

THE rain and wind failed to dampen spirits at the traditional Pancake Day races held at Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. Local children battled it out in 15 races held in Beaulieu High Street, while teams from...
New Milton church

Yobs smash windscreen in confrontation over church service disruption

A CAR window was smashed after youths interrupted a thanksgiving service by banging on church windows. The culprit threw the stone after the group was challenged for disturbing the service at the town’s St Mary...
Molly's Den

Molly’s Den owner shot himself amid £1.5m business debts, inquest told

A BUSINESSMAN was just two weeks from selling his house for a million-pound profit when he made a disastrous decision which led to him taking his own life. John East-Rigby (65) bought the Molly’s Den...

New Forest Notes: the verderers and the Great War – the aftermath

FOUR years ago I started the story of how the Great War affected the Forest and the verderers’ administration of it (updated in subsequent January issues of New Forest Notes). The end of hostilities...
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