Parents doing ‘brilliant job’ for pupils at home – but school turns some children...

HOME-schooling parents have been given top marks by a head teacher who revealed their school had to turn away children of a few who tried to “game the system”. The local head, who did not...
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Forest plan paving way for more than 10,000 new greenbelt homes is approved

MORE than 10,000 new homes can be built across greenbelt sites in the New Forest after a major planning strategy was given the green light – a decision which has angered protest groups. Government inspectors...

CCTV: Thieves steal toothbrush heads and make-up worth hundreds

POLICE have released a CCTV image of two people they want to trace after hundreds of pounds of goods was stolen from Superdrug in Christchurch. The incident took place around 4.50pm on Friday 7th February...

Police hunt ‘Sepk13’ vandal amid rash of graffiti round town

A SPATE of graffiti spraying around New Milton, Barton and Milford has led to a police appeal for information about who is using the tag name ‘Sepk13’. A high street beauty salon, businesses, beach huts,...

‘Be considerate’ urge after raft of bonfire complaints

RESIDENTS are being urged to stop burning waste on bonfires during the coronavirus crisis after a raft of complaints. A spokesperson for New Forest District Council told the A&T it had received various reports of...

Forest MPs send their best for Boris Johnson’s recovery after PM moved to intensive...

NEW Forest MPs Sir Desmond Swayne and Julian Lewis have sent their best wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson after it was announced he was in intensive care with coronavirus. The PM was first admitted...

Where you can get coronavirus support in the New Forest and Christchurch

Below is a list of places where you can get help or advice around the New Forest and Christchurch during the coronavirus lockdown. If you know of any groups or organisations which should be...
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Residents urged to guard against coronavirus conmen

RESIDENTS are being urged to be extra vigilant amid an expected surge in coronavirus scams and rogue traders during the pandemic. The vulnerable and elderly, including those forced to self-isolate, are particularly at risk of being...

CCTV picture: Manhunt after woman sexually assaulted in Christchurch

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in Christchurch town centre in the early hours. The attack on the 19-year-old took place in an alleyway near the Kelly’s Kitchen café in High Street around 2am on Sunday...

Curb visitor numbers to New Forest, council urges city planners

SOUTHAMPTON should try to curb the numbers of its people visiting the New Forest as it draws up new planning policies for the construction of thousands of homes in the city, the district council...
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