Drug-driver jailed for crashing into ambulance on emergency call

A DRIVER has been jailed for 14 months for crashing into an ambulance on a 999 call while he was being chased by police through Christchurch. Adam Vaughan (32) was under a driving ban and...
New Forest animal accidents

Hit-and-run motorists leave two donkey foals to be destroyed

TWO donkey foals had to be destroyed after New Forest animal accidents on the roads last week in which the motorists drove off. The first accident was a hit-and-run which took place at around 9am...
Burgate School playing fields

School pressing ahead with bid to sell playing fields to developer

A SCHOOL is pressing ahead with plans to sell part of its playing fields to a developer to fund more all-weather sports facilities. Burgate School and Sixth Form in Fordingbridge will apply for permission from...
New Milton charity collectors

Charities missing out as fundraisers put off town events by red tape ‘farce’

CHARITY stallholders have been put off attending New Milton events due to the current policy for street collections, according to a community stalwart who branded the situation “a farce”. Addressing the town council’s amenities committee...

Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...
Hangersley power cut

‘Bird strike’ cut power supply to hundreds of New Forest homes

A BIRD flying into an electricity line resulted in hundreds of properties being left without power in a New Forest hamlet. The alarm was raised around 4.30pm on Sunday after the incident in Hangersley Hill,...
Rebecca Allan

‘Kind and caring’ Rebecca (23) died in bus collision in Australia

A MOTHER has paid tribute to her "bright, kind and caring" daughter who died in Australia after being struck by a bus, whose driver later took his own life. Rebecca Allan (23), from Halewood Way...

Police make appeal for CCTV footage after teenage boy attacked

CCTV and dashcam footage is being sought as police investigate an assault which left a teenager with facial injuries. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was attacked in the area of The Square in Pennington sometime...
Lymington retirement homes

Developer planning 50 new retirement flats near town centre

PLANS are being drawn up to demolish a row of four homes in Lymington and replace them with a block of 50 retirement flats. Renaissance Retirement wants to clear four plots in Stanford Hill, which...
Annie Baughan

Hundreds attend celebration of much-loved GP killed in car accident

THE life of a hugely respected and popular GP was celebrated at a special thanksgiving service in Brockenhurst attended by more than 300 people. Dr Annie Baughan, who lived in Sway and died aged 61...
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