New Forest District Council

New council vans plug in to cut out carbon emissions

FOUR new zero-emission electric vans have been purchased by New Forest District Council as it looks to reduce its environmental impact. Two of the distinctive vehicles will be used by members of the council’s cleaning...
REIDSteel

Steel firm step closer to relocation as outline housing plan approved

A CHRISTCHURCH steel firm is on the move after being given the green light to build 167 homes on its site. The outline plans for its base off Fairmile Road were approved by BCP Council,...
Lymington Town Quay

Town quay designs split opinion as clock ticks on consultation

OPINION seems to be split on the £700,000 proposals to revamp Lymington Town Quay as residents have until Monday to submit their views. The plans, which include a choice of two possible designs for a...

Police investigating spate of car break-ins arrest boy (14)

POLICE investigating a recent spate of break-ins to cars in Pennington have revealed that they have arrested a 14-year-old boy. A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: "Officers investigating a theft from a Vauxhall Corsa in...

Call for fresh talks to jump-start stalled pedal car race

THE New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix may have simply stalled rather than ground to a complete halt as town councillors are set to discuss its future. A lifeline could be thrown for the popular...
Met Office

More heavy rain forecast as Met Office issues fresh weather warning

A FRESH weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for heavy rain across the New Forest this afternoon (Thursday), with more flooding likely. The latest yellow alert, covering Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex, follows...
Gang Warily

Man found dead at recreation ground on New Year’s Day is named

THE man whose body was found on New Year’s Day at Gang Warily recreation ground in Fawley has been named. The identity of 31-year-old Phillip Cavill was released by the coroner’s office in Winchester after...
Wessex Cancer Trust

Cancer charity in battle for survival raises third of fundraising target

A CANCER charity which needs to raise £600,000 by the end of the month or risk closure has so far received over a third of that amount in donations. Wessex Cancer Trust, which costs £100,000...

Teammates hold minute’s silence in memory of pro-sailor Zane Gills

A LYMINGTON rugby team held a minute’s silence in memory of Zane Gills, an international pro-sailor living in the town who died in Barcelona over Christmas. At their game at Woodside park on Saturday, Lymington...
Storm Brendan

Storm Brendan lashes the New Forest and Christchurch

STORM Brendan lashed the New Forest and Christchurch last night (Tuesday) causing chaos for travel and sparking a string of flood warnings. The wild weather brought down trees over roads and caused hazardous driving conditions...
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