New Forest weather

Weather alerts issued by Met Office for five days of heavy rain

WEATHER warnings for five days of heavy rain have been issued for the New Forest and Christchurch. The patch has been included by the Met Office in a series of updated regional yellow alerts –...

Yapping Chihuahuas cause a headache for New Forest District Council planners

TINY dogs caused a huge problem for councillors who struggled to decide what to do about a gang of breeding Chihuahuas living in Fawley. The diminutive animals were at the centre of an application in...

Council takes legal action to cancel planning permission blunder

LEGAL action is being taken by New Forest District Council to block a development that was given planning permission by mistake. The authority is pursuing a judicial review to cancel its own decision, which was...

Housebuilding firms want weaker planning rules, warns council deputy leader

DEVELOPERS have been trying to weaken planning rules as New Forest District Council’s proposed new policies go under the microscope, its deputy leader has claimed. Cllr Edward Heron told fellow councillors that construction companies and...
Starting pistols

New Forest man arrested in National Crime Agency ‘gun-running’ operation

A RINGWOOD man was arrested and two guns seized in an operation by the National Crime Agency. The suspect, who lived in the town and was in his 40s, was detained on suspicion of importing...

Shop’s post office counter reopens 11 years after closing down

A POST office counter has opened at a Christchurch convenience store – 11 years after the previous one closed down. It has been installed in the Londis in Stour Road as part of a recent...

Brockenhurst FC footballer suspended after drugs revelation

A FOOTBALLER caught with a huge stash of drugs for dealing has been suspended by his club which claimed it did not know about his offending. Jude Nwachukwu (25) played for Brockenhurst FC last Tuesday...
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Hive Studio getting ready to roll for photo and film pros

CREATIVE professionals in the New Forest are set for a boost when a new cutting-edge photography and film studio opens soon in New Milton. The modern facility is launching as Hive Studio later this month...

Councillors warn of stalking and death threats from the public

COUNCILLORS have spoken of being stalked and “viciously” threatened for their political work with some saying social media has changed people’s behaviour. Existing and former members of local authorities in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch say...

Indian takeaway in Totton hit by zero food hygiene rating

A TAKEAWAY has been given a zero food hygiene rating by New Forest District Council after an inspection discovered poor standards of cleanliness. Nicoles Indian in Salisbury Road, Totton, was visited at the end of...
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