Fly-tippers should be ‘garrotted with their own intestines’, says Sir Desmond

PEOPLE who commit fly-tipping could be punished by being garrotted with their own intestines, a New Forest MP has suggested. Conservative Sir Desmond Swayne showed his frustration as he jokingly floated the idea in parliament...
New Milton Asian hornet

Asian hornet nests destroyed after sightings in Christchurch

TWO nests belonging to the invasive Asian hornet have been destroyed after they were discovered in the Christchurch area. Following a number of reported sightings of the predatory insect, the most recent of which was...

Church given high praise for eco effort

A CHURCH in Christchurch has been honoured by a national charity for its environmental efforts. The Baptist Church in Bargates was awarded an Eco Church Bronze Award from Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK. Meg Brockway,...
New Milton Asian hornet

Sighting of ‘devastating’ Asian hornet sparks fresh alert to beekeepers

A FRESH local sighting has been made of the invasive Asian hornet that can decimate bee hives. The hornet was spotted in Highcliffe on Tuesday just months after another was captured in New Milton in...
Climate strike

New Forest protestors join millions in global ‘climate strike’

CHILDREN and adults took to the streets of Lymington today (Friday) to join the estimated millions of protestors around the world calling for action in a "climate strike". Beginning their stand at the town hall...

Chris Packham forces government’s hand on release of gamebirds

TV NATURALIST Chris Packham’s campaigning wildlife charity has forced the government to review how game birds are released near protected sites like the New Forest. Defra responded on Wednesday to Wild Justice’s threat of legal...

Coastal defences could cost residents hike in council tax

RESIDENTS may have to pay more council tax to get coastal defences built near their homes, under a new strategy. Increasing the annual bill is one of the funding sources identified by New Forest District...
Climate emergency

Letters: Why are green campaigners silent on Chinese and Indian coal power?

Sir - Isn't it odd that so many Western governments seem to agree that there is now a global "climate emergency" and yet you hear of no pressure being applied to the Chinese and...
New Milton Asian hornet

Public urged to help fight back against threat of Asian hornet invasion

NEW FOREST residents have been urged to report sightings of Asian hornets after one was spotted in New Milton last week. The invasive insect is not a risk to humans but is a major threat...
New Milton Asian hornet

Beekeepers on alert after Asian hornet predator spotted in New Forest

BEEKEEPERS are back on high alert after another Asian hornet was spotted in the New Forest. The invasive insect, which attacks native honey bees and other pollinating creatures, was reported in New Milton by a...
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