New Forest housing

Council buys field with plans to build 100% affordable housing scheme

NEW FOREST District Council has bought a field in New Milton with plans to develop it into at least 15 new affordable homes. The move is part of NFDC's strategy to provide 600 cheaper properties...
In-Excess Garden Centre

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...

First commoners’ rental home in a decade wins planning approval

A CONSERVATION charity is set to build a new rented commoner's dwelling on land near Ringwood - the first in about 10 years. The scheme, submitted by the New Forest Trust, was unanimously supported by...
Lymington Centre

Too-big crowds cancel crunch meeting on community centre land sell-off

A SPECIAL meeting to decide whether part of the Lymington Centre car park would be sold off to a developer was forced to be postponed yesterday (Thursday) after too many people turned up. Such was...

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...
Steamer Point

Developer to unveil four-storey flats plan for Steamer Point

NEW plans to redevelop the former Coastguard training centre overlooking Christchurch Bay with a mixture of flats and homes are going on show to the public. Pennyfarthing Homes has invited over 400 local households and...

Robbers armed with ‘Nazi SS blade’ sentenced for betting shop raids

TWO men who carried out a spree of armed betting shop robberies – including one at Holbury – have been jailed for a total of 24 years. James Frampton and Michael Purkiss each received 12...
Fusion Inn

‘Noisy nightclub’ fears as former troubled pub bids for late-night music

POLICE will fight a licence bid by owners of a new Lymington pub amid local residents’ claims it will become a “noisy nightclub” leading to  drunkenness and crime. As The Fusion Inn, the premises in...
Christchurch Labour

Labour party chair resigns over ‘rudeness and divisiveness’ of members

THE chair of the Christchurch Labour party has quit in protest at fellow members’ “rudeness and divisiveness”. Andy Dunne has stepped down after more than a year in charge, ahead of the turbulent group’s annual...

Six years’ jail for debt-ridden dad who turned to drug-dealing

A MAN who admitted selling more than four kilos of cocaine in a bid to clear a £20,000 drug debt has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Javed Miah (30), previously of New Milton but then...
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