Town council chooses new member with secret vote

SECRET interviews and voting resulted in a new member being welcomed onto New Milton Town Council. Dean Samber from Barton was chosen from four candidates in response to a vacancy for co-option advertised following the...

The charming two-bed cottage where people aren’t allowed to live – but is fine...

A PROPERTY in the New Forest with two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen has been branded “the most exclusive pig shed in England” as the national park authority refuses to allow anyone to live...

PHOTOS: Brockenhurst College high-flyers celebrated at gala awards night

HIGH-ACHIEVING students from Brockenhurst College have been celebrated at a gala awards night. More than 150 guests attended the evening in which 37 awards were presented for excellence in learning or significant contributions to the...

Thug jailed for headbutt attack during string of assaults

A MAN has been jailed for nearly six months for a serious of violent assaults on three men and a woman in New Milton. Lee Turner (31), of Woodside Road, Bournemouth, attacked Robert Chapman, Keith...

Push to bring empty New Forest houses back into use

OWNERS of empty properties in the New Forest will be encouraged to bring them back into use as part of the district council’s housing strategy. Cllr Jill Cleary, NFDC’s housing boss, has pledged to push...

Council tax rise to boost Hampshire police officers backed unanimously

A SHOW of hands gave the green light to raise Hampshire Police’s share of the council tax by £24 for a Band D property for 2019/20 – amid warnings a similar future hike risked...

Bid for 86 caravans on ‘no limit’ New Forest site

THE owners of an isolated caravan site in the national park who are bidding to redevelop it with dozens of residential units could get the go-ahead without needing planning permission. The company has bought up...

Two seriously hurt in five-vehicle pile-up with sewage tanker

POLICE are investigating after a tanker driver suffered “potentially life-changing” injuries in a five-vehicle crash which closed Matchams Lane at Hurn for eight hours. The incident took place between Raceway and Snowtrax around 2.20pm last...

Alert as German ‘egg’ grenade discovered on spit

BOMB disposal experts rushed to Calshot Spit following the discovery of a German hand grenade which could have dated back to the First World War. The alarm was raised around 2pm last Friday by a...

Church given £1m to target deprived areas

A TOTTON church is one of three set to share a £3m grant to help spread the Christian message in urban and deprived areas. Winchester Diocese has been awarded the money by the Church of...
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