Forest Lodge Hotel

Hotel group making six-figure losses claims ‘strong performance’

A HOSPITALITY group which owns a portfolio of New Forest venues, including the luxury Burley Manor hotel, has claimed “strong performance” despite making six-figure losses three years running. New Forest Hotels’ finances were highlighted after...
Waterside railway line

Waterside railway campaign calls for district council backing

CAMPAIGNERS pushing to re-open the Waterside railway line to passengers are hoping to recruit the support of New Forest District Council. Cllr David Harrison, who is leading the drive, will put a motion to a...

CCTV: Young riders devastated as masked raiders take £55k worth of bikes

A YOUNG team of up-and-coming motocross racers are “utterly devastated” after thieves stole £55,000 of bikes and equipment less than two weeks before the start of their season. CCTV captured the break-in on Sunday evening...

‘Excessive’ £80,000 set aside to upgrade New Forest councillors’ home computers

UP to £80,000 has been set aside to upgrade New Forest councillors’ home computer systems at the same time as non-essential capital projects face being postponed. Members of New Forest District Council’s ruling cabinet maintained...

Early hours attack leaves man in road with serious head injuries

A MAN suffered serious head injuries in an assault in Lymington in the early hours. The alarm was raised shortly after 3.30am today (Thursday) when the victim, a 30-year-old from Milford, was found in Lower...

We’re at breaking point from austerity, warns Dorset police chief

DORSET police chiefs have warned further funding cuts will push the force to breaking point, saying the strains are “beginning to show”. Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a rebuke to the Conservative government after...

New Forest campsites to reopen for Easter as it’s revealed 38,000 visitors used temporary...

CAMPSITES across the New Forest which were controversially shut during the lockdown are set to reopen in time for Easter 2021. The news comes as it was revealed the temporary New Park Farm campsite –...

Southern Water customers in line for pay-outs after Ofwat penalty

CUSTOMERS of Southern Water are in line for rebates after the supply and disposal giant was hit with a £126m record penalty by industry regulator Ofwat for years of “reckless” mismanagement allowing sewage leaks...
Vivid Homes

Developer’s drainage plan to stop flooding neighbours slated for approval

COUNCILLORS are being advised to approve changes to a drainage system at an affordable housing development which neighbours blame for flooding their properties. When New Forest District Council’s planning committee meets on Wednesday, members will...

Four arrested on drugs offences after car pulled over

FOUR people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after police pulled over a car in Calmore. When officers stopped the vehicle on Calmore Drive just after midnight they found individual wraps of brown and...
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