Tributes to New Forest’s former deputy chief constable Ian Readhead

TRIBUTES have been paid to a devoted former deputy chief constable who served with Hampshire Constabulary for more than 30 years, following his death aged 65. Ian Readhead OBE, who had been suffering from cancer,...

Asbestos alert over latest pile of waste dumped in New Forest

A PILE of hazardous waste containing what appears to be asbestos was dumped in the New Forest yesterday (Sunday). Dash cam footage is being sought to help find the flytippers, who are believed to have...

Lymington pub forced to close temporarily after coronavirus alert

A LYMINGTON pub has been forced to temporarily shut its doors after receiving a call from the NHS coronavirus track-and-trace system. The Mayflower, based on Kings Salterns Road, said it decided over the weekend to...

Gratitude at altitude – NHS Spitfire soars over New Forest and Christchurch

A SPITFIRE bearing the names of thousands of coronavirus heroes passed over the New Forest and Christchurch on Saturday during a flypast of local hospitals. The NHS Spitfire, which featured the message 'Thank U NHS'...

Hunt for witnesses after raiders steal £11,000 gear – including sterilising machine – from...

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a sterilising machine and equipment worth £11,000 was stolen from a New Forest dental practice. Raiders targeted Waterside Dental Practice in Hythe overnight 21st and 22nd July, with CCTV...

Surgeon cleared over death of former head teacher after spinal operation

A RETIRED head teacher from Highcliffe died after undergoing a spinal operation – but a coroner said the surgeon who performed the procedure had done nothing wrong. The risk of fatality due to the surgery...

How New Forest communities stuck in internet slow lane can fight for faster broadband

NEARLY 4,000 homes in the New Forest still lack superfast broadband connections – and may not get better connectivity unless property owners apply for a special £1m upgrade fund. While the figure equates to around...

Major New Forest outdoor events confirmed to return this summer

TWO major New Forest events have confirmed their return this summer following the government announcement that live outdoor performances can take place. Lymington Seafood Festival will run from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August at...

Prince charming – Ian’s last post after 45 years of deliveries

POPULAR postman Ian Prince has finally hung up his delivery sack after 45 years of service. Navigating the Great Storm of 1987 on a bicycle and racing a delivery train to Bournemouth are just two...

New Forest leisure centres set to reopen – for members only

THE five health and leisure centres across the New Forest will throw open their doors for the first time in months to members for gym and group exercise sessions next week. Applemore, New Milton and...
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