Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...

Forest MP apologises for failing to wear mask indoors in ‘rude and aggressive’ spat...

SIR Desmond Swayne MP has apologised to a Ringwood woman after an angry spat over his refusal to wear a mask at an indoor constituency surgery. Liz Connors, a commoner and retired autism advisor, told...

Local architect given green light to build 168ft national monument to Christianity

A NEW religious landmark is to be created by a New Forest architect who won a competition to build what will be one of the world’s largest monuments. The gigantic Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer...

Finish date set for restoration of Christchurch Priory walls

A PROJECT to refurbish the historic walls around Christchurch Priory is hoped to be completed by the end of October. The conservation work includes removing vegetation and tree growth, dismantling some of the walls for...

Row over village buildings approved for demolition after tech issues bar objectors from video...

FORMAL complaints have been lodged against the national park after technical issues stopped objectors speaking out against a controversial plan. Problems surfaced with video conferencing when NPA planning members debated a proposal to demolish a...
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New parking charges set for beauty spot in fight against wild campers

NEW car parking charges are set to be introduced at Keyhaven to prevent campervans from staying for weeks at a time. The changes will be subject to a public consultation, and would apply to the...

Police hail papergirl’s quick thinking which saved life of ill resident

A 15-YEAR-OLD papergirl’s quick thinking helped save the life of an elderly resident, say police. Highcliffe School pupil Naomi Jupp raised the alarm on Tuesday morning after becoming concerned the newspapers she was putting through...

Work on new £10m Hythe hospital set to start

WORK to build a £10m state-of-the-art community hospital in Hythe is to begin this month, two years after planning permission was granted. As reported in the A&T, the go-ahead was granted by New Forest District...

Keep trying to book a test – plea for those with coronavirus symptoms to...

PEOPLE with coronavirus symptoms have been urged by the leader of Hampshire County Council to keep trying to book a test despite delays in the system. Cllr Keith Mans, who represents Brockenhurst, issued a statement...
Byron road Christmas lights 2018

Byron Road lights display among swathe of popular events axed as organisers reconsider amid...

A STRING of popular events have been cancelled across the New Forest and Christchurch as the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of going away. Activities well into the festive season have been affected as organisers...
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