Disadvantaged Forest students get online thanks to £15k Olivia charity grants

A CHARITY set up to remember a gifted university student has stepped in during the lockdown to support disadvantaged New Forest secondary school pupils with thousands of pounds in grants. Launched in 2019, Olivia Inspires...

Commoners’ Defence Association slams ‘profit first’ Forestry England

A LEADING New Forest commoning group has accused Forestry England of prioritising profit over conservation and disregarding its licence to operate set by the government. Pointing to Forestry England’s decision to furlough some staff during...

Do you recognise this rubbish? Police hunt flytippers after another New Forest dumping

POLICE are urging people to come forward if they recognise a haul of flytipped waste they discovered in the New Forest on Wednesday afternoon. Pictures of the waste, including wooden pallets and turf, were posted...

Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

A SOUTH Western Railway train has been run on the Totton-to-Hythe line to investigate its potential reopening more than 50 years after regular passenger services stopped. This follows a successful submission to the Department for...
The Wheel Inn has been refurbished

Pandemic ends efforts by volunteers to keep pub open

A COMMUNITY group has been forced to admit defeat in its running of a 19th century Pennington pub. The Wheel Inn at Bowling Green on Sway Road, which had been run by a Community Benefit...
Hampshire County Council

Fears for services as county could face £120m cuts on top of £210m coronavirus...

CONCERNS have been raised over the future of services in Hampshire as millions of pounds may have to be saved over the next few years on top of a £210m coronavirus bill. Hampshire County Council...

Pensioner who went missing from care home found after helicopter search

A MAJOR search was launched after an elderly resident went missing from a Barton care home last night (Wednesday). The alarm was raised around 9.15pm, with reports the 80-year-old man had disappeared from Engleburn in...

Deadline looms to register your car to use Hampshire tips – or you may...

RESIDENTS who have not yet registered their vehicles for free access to Hampshire tips are being urged to do so as charges for some are set to launch on Saturday. The new system will see...

Man suffers serious leg injuries in digger accident

A MAN suffered serious leg injuries when a digger fell on him in the New Forest. The alarm was raised around 4.15pm on Sunday, with reports the JCB had fallen on top of the victim’s...
Hampshire County Council budget

‘A great loss’ – village libraries confirmed to close

THE closure of Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries has been confirmed by Hampshire County Council as part of a £1.76m cost-cutting programme. The community library at Milford will also lose its support, Cllr Sean Woodward, the...
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