Coronavirus weekly deaths in New Forest fall to zero – for first time since...

THE weekly death toll of people with Covid-19 has fallen to zero in the New Forest for the first time since March. Latest numbers released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday showed...

Fresh hope this year’s Lymington Seafood Festival will still be held

THERE are fresh hopes that the Lymington Seafood Festival can return this summer after town councillors agreed use of the Bath Road site for an extra day to allow social distancing. However, speaking on behalf...

Plan which allows for more than 10,000 new homes in Forest is approved

CONTROVERSIAL policies to build more than 10,000 homes in the New Forest have been approved by district councillors amid a failed bid to delete land in Lymington earmarked for 100 properties. New Forest District Council...

Work finally starts on new supermarket in Forest village’s landmark building

WORK has begun on a major supermarket chain’s new branch which will create 15 new jobs at a landmark building in Barton. The merging of three units within Westcliffe Buildings, at Sea Road’s junction with...

Notorious town roundabout set for improvements from £4m cash grant

PART of a £4m government grant will be spent on improving the Somerford roundabout, BCP Council has announced. The cash will be spent on projects around the conurbation, including the local junction which has long...

New Forest police officer admits causing death of woman but denies her murder

A POLICE officer from Hordle will go on trial accused of murder having admitted he caused the death of a woman. Timothy Brehmer (41), of Woodcock Lane, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday and...

Seven play areas across Lymington and Pennington reopen today

SEVEN play areas in Lymington and Pennington are open to the public from today (Wednesday) along with £27,000 of new equipment at Woodside park. As lockdown continues to ease, a wooden feature for toddlers and...

Raiders rip out £2,500 metal kennels at farm attraction

THE owner of a popular farm attraction near Ashurst has warned locals to be “extra vigilant” after metal dog kennels were stolen from the site. Thieves struck at Longdown Activity Farm, in Deerleap Lane, in...
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Inquest into death of PTSD-sufferer Jamie Davis

AN ARMY veteran suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from seeing a comrade killed in Afghanistan took his own life, an inquest heard. As reported in the A&T, veteran Jamie Davis (30) was found hanged at Testwood...

Hampshire police pay £2,500 compensation for filming man at home

HAMPSHIRE police showed a “total disrespect for the law”. This was the damning verdict of a New Forest burglary victim after the force was made to pay out £2,500 compensation for unlawfully filming him...
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