New Milton pedal cars

Town groups look to unite in bid to save pedal car grand prix

LOCAL groups could join forces to ensure the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix continues after escalating costs put its future in jeopardy. Talks are set to be held between the Lions Club of New...
Everard Cunion

‘Doll man’ took selfies on bed with dead sheep and deer, court told

A CHRISTCHURCH man who lives with lifesize dolls found a dead sheep on a farm and took it home for a photoshoot on his bed in which he “may have been naked”, a court...
Aster Homes

Town centre redevelopment of 169 homes gets the go-ahead

A MAJOR redevelopment scheme for the centre of Christchurch has finally being given the ahead. Aster Group’s proposals for the site of the former police station and magistrates’ courts will see 169 new homes built. There...
Chris Packham

Dead badger strung up at New Forest home of Chris Packham

A DEAD badger has been strung up at the New Forest home of TV presenter and wildlife campaigner Chris Packham. Mr Packham (58) tweeted a picture of the gruesome late-night discovery on his gate at...
Lymington knife arrest

Councillor defends backing policy that opened way for parking charges

A COUNCILLOR who spoke out against new parking charges on Lymington High Street has defended voting more than a year ago in favour of the policy that cleared the way for them to be...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Tourism chief hits out at NPA plan to hike ‘hotel tax’

PROPOSALS to nearly triple a planning charge for new hotel rooms in the New Forest have been slammed as an unfair “tax” by a district tourism chief – who has suggested imposing car park...
Starbucks Totton

Starbucks drive-through plans raise traffic and litter concerns

PLANS have been submitted for a drive-through Starbucks coffee shop that would create 25 new jobs at an industrial estate in Calmore. Brunel Road Developments Ltd, on behalf of Dandara (Southern) Ltd, has applied to...
Totton Morrisons

Driver (78) accused over death of grandmother in supermarket car park

A 78-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving in a supermarket car park. Pauline Cove, of Hounsdown Avenue in Totton, went before magistrates to face allegations relating to a...

Council ‘hit teams’ to speed up New Forest housebuilding

NEW FOREST District Council has launched “hit teams” to speed up development after being accused of falling behind government housebuilding targets. The authority has made a list of actions to improve the situation outside the...

Debt-chasing knifeman detained at mental health hospital

A SCHIZOPHRENIC who wounded a man over a £100 debt has been committed to a mental health hospital for an indefinite period to protect the public Ross Neilson (40) was made the subject of a...
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