New Forest sites on list of properties with links to slavery

A LIST of historic properties in the New Forest with links to slavery has been published, with modern day owners including the Girlguiding movement. The revelations contained in a report by Historic England prompted hopes...
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Bid to make New Forest car parks free for six months to ‘help local...

NEW Forest Conservatives voted down a bid by opposition Liberal Democrats on the district council to make car parking free for six months. The motion was submitted at the latest full meeting, held online, by...

New Forest hotel serves up Italian treats with online wine tasting

FOREIGN holidays may be off the agenda but the team at Lime Wood Hotel in Lyndhurst are hoping to share a small slice of Italy during a series of online wine-tasting evenings led by...

A ‘resounding’ plea to keep toilets at Barton beach

RESIDENTS have made a “resounding” call to save a public toilet block at Barton beach threatened with removal. The strong feeling was claimed from a straw poll conducted by New Milton Residents’ Association, its chair...

Horse riders want action over ‘rude and abusive’ New Forest cyclists

A HORSE riding group has called for action to tackle “rude and abusive” cyclists who are accused of damaging the New Forest. The New Forest Equestrian Association (NFEA) said that while it was “anxious” not...

New Milton charity hits £10k target to bring home stranded 98-year-old ex-SAS war hero

NEW Milton veterans charity Pilgrim Bandits smashed through a £10,000 target to help a stranded ex-SAS war hero return home to the UK. The fundraising was launched to help Second World War veteran John Morris...

Restrictions return for holders of older people’s bus passes in Hampshire

RESTRICTIONS on older people’s bus passes will return in Hampshire on Monday as children go back to school. In January, the county council lifted the bar on free travel before 9.30am to help older people...

CCTV: Hunt for three men after cash stolen in daylight raid of village home

THREE masked burglars stole cash when they carried out a daylight raid on a home in Alderholt, near Fordingbridge. Police have released CCTV images of the suspects they want to find following the break-in which...

Driver who fled crash which caused death of mum-of-three is jailed for six years

A MOTORIST who fled the scene of an accident which killed his passenger – a mum-of-three – has been jailed for six years. Luke Bates (34), of Mansergh Walk, Totton, was sent down by Judge...

Work to save Hurst Castle wall was ‘just days away’ before collapse

WORK to strengthen Hurst Castle was just days away from starting when a huge section collapsed into the sea last Friday, New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne has revealed. English Heritage has been accused...
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