Threat to shut town’s skate park at night if ‘Rule of Six’ flouting continues

POLICE have called for the closure of New Milton’s popular skate park at night amid reports a “minority” of youngsters have flouted Covid-19 restrictions by gathering in large numbers. Members of the town council’s amenities...

Judge to decide on neighbours’ noise row over village games area

A DISTRICT judge is set to decide a row about noise from youngsters using a Brockenhurst games area. The verdict due in December will settle a court hearing this month between Marie and Martin Sampson,...

Ringwood the latest to cancel its Christmas event

RINGWOOD councillors have admitted defeat and cancelled the town’s popular annual Christmas spectacular event due to the coronavirus pandemic. Members admitted the decision would cause “great regret” to many but said the prospect of large...

Plaque to honour popular Big Issue seller Ed Sirani

A PLAQUE is set to be installed on a seat or bench in New Milton town centre in memory of popular Big Issue seller Ed Sirani following calls for a special tribute. Residents have been...
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Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

MORE than 90% of homes in the New Forest look set for wheelie bins after councillors agreed to take forward a proposed overhaul of the area’s waste collection service. Plans for a rubbish and recycling...
New Forest leisure centres

New Forest leisure centre staff facing redundancy threat

REDUNDANCIES are likely at the New Forest’s five council-run leisure centres after it emerged that a number of classes and exercise groups have been unable to restart in a Covid-safe way. The New Forest District...
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New coronavirus cases in the Forest double in a week

THE number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest nearly doubled this week, government figures show. There were 133 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 72 the previous week and...

Police leave cheeky note for cannabis growers after crop found in New Forest

OFFICERS who found cannabis growing in the New Forest have left a note for the offenders to “maybe try tomatoes next year”. Local police discovered the class B drug being cultivated at a site within...

Policeman on trial for murdering lover met her the same year he married his...

A POLICEMAN on trial for murdering his lover has told a jury how he met his mistress in the same year he married his wife. Timothy Brehmer said that he and Claire Parry met at...

Police release picture of man wanted over assault during suspected flytipping

POLICE have released an image of a man wanted in connection with an assault during a confrontation involving suspected flytippers – a month after the incident took place. The local victim, who is in his...
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