Prime Minister makes pledge to Julian Lewis MP over Brexit date

THE prime minister gave assurances to New Forest East MP Julian Lewis that the UK will quit the EU on 29th March next year. Dr Lewis sought a guarantee from Theresa May, during a debate...

Park home company in ‘bully boy’ development row agrees to meet residents

A COMPANY at the centre of a row over the new luxurious mobile home park near Milford has offered to meet with fed-up residents who claim they are being bullied out of their homes. Last...

Fraudster hatched flying lesson escape plan to flee justice for £1m VAT scam

A FRAUDSTER escaped justice by persuading a flying instructor to drop him off in France after a lesson, a court heard. Jamie Colwell, who lived in Friars Cliff, Christchurch,and his ailing father Brian knew they...

New Forest National Park Authority resists landowners’ calls to ease development rules

LANDOWNERS and developers called for building controls on the edge of the New Forest National Park to be watered down as planning inspectors launched a public examination of proposed new keystone policies on Tuesday. The...

More than 100 villagers on the march against housing plan for Milford fields

MORE than 100 residents have protested against Pennyfarthing Homes’ plans to develop farmland in Milford with 42 homes. The demonstration, which took place on Saturday morning, was organised by the campaign group SLAM (School Lane...

Royal Bournemouth Hospital becomes wedding venue for seriously ill bride

A CHRISTCHURCH couple have praised Royal Bournemouth Hospital staff for arranging their wedding at short notice after the bride, who has chronic lung disease, received some “devastating and unexpected news”. Emma Shrewsbury (41) was diagnosed...

A338 hit-and-run death driver caught by eagle-eyed police

A COURIER who killed a cyclist he ploughed into on the A338 Spur Road near Ringwood was caught out after an eagle-eyed police officer spotted his van on a recovery truck. Kevin Johnson (58) left...

Parents urged to back £60,000 new crossing for Foxhills schools blighted by traffic

PARENTS must get on board if a new £60,000 crossing point is to make pupils’ journeys to school safer, a head teacher has urged. After years of lobbying, changes have been made by Hampshire County...

Solent Rescue appeals for public support to fund lifeboat upgrade

AN independent lifeboat organisation based at Lepe Country Park in Exbury is appealing to public as it aims to raise £15,000 to upgrade its inshore rescue boat. Solent Rescue says the money will pay for...

Owners vow to reopen after fire shuts down Beach House restaurant

OWNERS of the popular Beach House restaurant on Mudeford spit have vowed to reopen it as soon as possible after a fire left it badly damaged. No-one was hurt in the blaze last Friday night...
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