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Steel firm step closer to relocation as outline housing plan approved

A CHRISTCHURCH steel firm is on the move after being given the green light to build 167 homes on its site. The outline plans for its base off Fairmile Road were approved by BCP Council,...
Beach House fire

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire more than a year ago. Beach House had to be demolished...
Totton Asda

More than 100 object to plans for supermarket car wash

MORE than 100 people are objecting to a car wash company's bid to set up a business operating from a Totton supermarket. Waves Valeting Services Ltd is proposing to take over 14 existing spaces in...

Climate change forces new weather rules at town’s historic market

CLIMATE change has been blamed for more extreme weather forcing rules to be updated at the historic Lymington market. Bad conditions, such as strong winds hitting the area, have prompted Lymington and Pennington Town Council,...
Discovery yacht Group

Company boss quits over £1m compensation for leaky yacht

A YACHT company has been landed with a compensation bill of more than £1m after one of its new boats was found to have a catalogue of failings Discovery Yacht Group employs more than 100...
Sway post office

New post office delivered to village in time for Christmas

JUST in time for Christmas, Sway has got a new post office after eight months without one – and it is bringing a jobs boost to the village. It will soon be open seven days...
Christchurch Emporium

Bid to demolish shopping village clears first hurdle

OUTLINE permission to demolish a Christchurch shopping village and replace it with a three-storey office block has been given. BCP Council has approved Mostyn Levein’s application to redevelop the Christchurch Emporium site off Bridge Street,...

New Forest firms celebrate their ‘brilliance’ at awards

MORE than 20 New Forest firms celebrated their success at the 14th annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards. Held at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, the awards attracted a record number of entries...
Ringwood sex shop

No objections as councillors give green light to sex shop

COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead to a sex shop in Ringwood. The bid submitted to New Forest District Council was for a trial run of a store at what is currently the wholesale showroom of...
The Pig Brockenhurst

Pig fails to bring home the bacon in raid on village greengrocers

A PIG failed to bring home the bacon when it popped into a New Forest vegetable store for some early Christmas shopping. The hog became the pork of the town when it trotted into Village...
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