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...

Major New Forest landscape scheme gains £2m funding extension

FUNDING worth £2m has been given to the New Forest in a one-year extension to a formerly EU-funded environmental subsidy scheme which has spent £20m on landscapes and commoning. Launched in 2010, the Higher Level...
Iford Bridge Home Park

Residents spared the worst after call to evacuate park homes

RESIDENTS were spared serious flooding after they were advised to evacuate voluntarily from a mobile home park in Christchurch following a warning yesterday (Monday). As water from the River Stour got closer to Iford Bridge...

Residents on flood alert as River Stour water levels rise

URGENT flood warnings have been issued for an area of Christchurch beside the River Stour today (Monday) as water levels rise following Storm Dennis at the weekend. The Environment Agency said the area affected would...
Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis causes weekend flooding on the roads and rails

A DPD delivery driver had a lucky escape when his van got carried away in Storm Dennis flood water near Ringwood. The vehicle had been going through a ford near Moyles Court School yesterday (Sunday)...

Conservationists back more wetland restoration to fight climate change

MORE wetland like that found in the New Forest should be restored to help tackle climate change, according to the boss of a local nature trust. Debbie Tann, chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of...
Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis: Highways teams on 24-hour standby for heavy wind and rain

HIGHWAYS teams will be on standby round the clock to deal with disruption caused by Storm Dennis which is forecast to lash the New Forest and Christchurch this weekend. Hampshire County Council said it was...

Goodbye Storm Ciara, hello Storm Dennis – new weather warning issued

THERE will be no let-up in the weather this weekend with Storm Dennis forecast to sweep through the New Forest and Christchurch hot on the heels of Storm Ciara. Today (Tuesday) the Met Office issued...
Lymington sea wall

Plans to strengthen town’s sea wall flood defences

PLANS are being drawn up to strengthen sea wall flood defences in Lymington to protect waterfront properties. The scheme, which is still in the design phase, is being led by the Environment Agency and would...

Storm Ciara: More wind and flooding forecast as clear-up begins

FLOOD and weather warnings were issued to coastal areas this morning (Monday) as the clear-up began from the impact of Storm Ciara yesterday. According to the Met Office, the Needles off the Isle of Wight...
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