New Forest food bank

New Forest food bank allowed to expand to meet growing demand

A GROWING food bank in Lymington has won permission to relocate to bigger premises on condition its weekend opening is limited to four hours. New Forest Basics Bank has been allowed by the district council...

New Forest Tour bus passengers spent £630,000 as heatwave boosts use

MORE than £630,000 was spent locally by bus passengers on the New Forest Tour this year as customer numbers jumped by 15% in the sunny weather, the national park authority has revealed. The popular open...

One coronavirus death in the New Forest, latest update shows

ONE person died with Covid-19 in the New Forest, according to the latest weekly update, breaking a fortnight’s run of zero deaths being reported. The Office for National Statistics said there was one fatality in...
Ponies

Selfie-seekers urged to steer clear of ‘dangerous’ New Forest ponies

PEOPLE posing for selfies with New Forest ponies are being warned they are at risk of being badly injured or even killed. Dozens of photos of visitors getting up close to the ponies across the...

Thieves raid town pharmacy three times in 10 days

THE manager of a New Milton pharmacy has revealed her frustration after raiders targeted the store three times in 10 days, stealing perfume and drugs. On all three occasions a glass side door was smashed...

‘Battle is lost’ to save community’s last banking branch

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Highcliffe’s last banking branch have admitted defeat. The Nationwide Building Society has confirmed it will be leaving the village at the end of the month despite a 300-name petition collected by...

Police bicycle chase sees teen arrested and drugs and cash seized

A POLICE chase on bicycles in Hordle resulted in a teenager arrested for drug supply offences after evidence of cannabis dealing and thousands of pounds in cash was found. The drama unfolded on Saturday afternoon...

College football match thieves grab watch gifted by dead mum

A FATHER has spoken of the devastation caused when a watch gifted from his wife to their son before she died was stolen by thieves who raided changing rooms at Brockenhurst College. The theft took...

Paramedic treating patient has 999 vehicle slapped with parking fine

A PARAMEDIC was hit with a parking fine by a traffic warden while she was treating a patient. The Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) was parked in Bargates, Christchurch, on Tuesday when a Dorset County Council...

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...
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