Woman found dead on the beach had unknown heart problem

A PENSIONER found dead on a beach at Milford had an undiagnosed heart problem, an inquest heard. Sheila Chrystie (70) who suffered from anxiety and depression, left her home in Ellesfield Drive, West Parley, just...
New Forest District Council

New Forest councillors could face the axe in money-saving drive

A DOZEN New Forest district councillors could face the axe under cost-cutting proposals to shrink the authority. The far-reaching plan would reduce local representatives by 20% from 60 to 48 with the aim of saving...
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...

Backlash against Chris Packham’s call to cut New Forest animals

  FORESTERS have hit back furiously at controversial claims by TV naturalist Chris Packham that overgrazing by commoners’ animals is destroying the New Forest. The criticism of local practices by high-profile presenter Mr Packham, who lives...
Chris Packham and Scratchy

Chris Packham backs ‘fabulous’ dog festival after withdrawing over death threats

CHRIS PACKHAM has urged people to turn up and support a dog festival he was due to host this weekend after it cancelled his appearance amid death threats made against him for an anti-shooting...

Body of Mudeford diver Matthew Green discovered after fatal Durdle Door expedition

THE body of a 33-year-old scallop diver from Mudeford was found off the Purbeck coast just five weeks after getting married. Father-of-two Matthew Green (pictured) was reported missing after going out 2.5km off Durdle Door...
Freezing fog

Met Office warns of morning rush-hour disruption from freezing fog

A WARNING has been issued by the Met Office for freezing fog tomorrow morning (Tuesday). The low-level yellow alert includes the New Forest and Christchurch in a zone extending north-west from the south coast up...

Main road laybys set to disappear as new detail puts brakes on opposition

LAYBYS on two New Forest main roads are set to disappear after Brockenhurst councillors put the brakes on an opposition campaign. As reported in the A&T, gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between...
New Forest Show

Sun shines as government minister drops in for New Forest Show ‘locals day’

THE New Forest Show ground was busier this morning (Wednesday) with crowds queuing at the main entrance to make the most of the promised sunshine on what is traditionally known as "locals' day". New Forest...
New Milton charity collectors

Charities missing out as fundraisers put off town events by red tape ‘farce’

CHARITY stallholders have been put off attending New Milton events due to the current policy for street collections, according to a community stalwart who branded the situation “a farce”. Addressing the town council’s amenities committee...
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