Two arrested by police investigating string of business burglaries

TWO people have been arrested by police investigating a string of burglaries that took place at homes and businesses in Lymington and Totton. A hair salon, a café and a church were among the properties...

Weekend of rail misery ahead as work on damaged track continues

COMMUTERS face more of misery on the rail network over the weekend following the derailment of a freight train. Passengers have already endured two days of delays, diversions and route cancellations since the train came...
Blackfield library

Decision on axing libraries delayed – but will still be made this year

A FINAL decision on whether to close some Hampshire libraries for good is going to be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak – but it will still be made this year, it has been...

Anger as raiders strip town preschool’s minibus for spare parts

“What goes through people’s minds?” That was the reaction from a frustrated New Milton nursery owner after its minibus was stripped in a suspected parts theft. Headlights, the front grill and radiator were among items...

Warning of pony attacks at new shop planned for village

CUSTOMERS of a new shop at a proposed community hub in East Boldre could be attacked by hungry ponies seeking food, according to the verderers who are objecting to the plans. They claimed that the...
Catherine Dashwood and her two dogs

Dog photographer’s passion is recognised with coveted national award

A LOCAL dog snapper has received national acclaim after being granted membership of the coveted Photographers Bar. Catherine Dashwood earned the distinction after her images were assessed by the Guild of Photographers to have an...
Christmas recycling

Residents urged to do their Christmas paperwork to cut waste

RESIDENTS are being urged to do what they can to minimise waste over the Christmas period as Hampshire County Council revealed it spends £100m a year tackling rubbish and recycling. The council has put together...

Family’s precious pictures of lost baby stolen by car park thieves

A FAMILY was left devastated after treasured photographs of a baby who died were stolen when their car was broken into at a New Forest beauty spot. Thieves struck at Godshill Inclosure in Woodgreen, near...

Brockenhurst Post Office set for closure this summer

BROCKENHURST’S post office will shut this summer – unless somebody comes forward to take over the business. Postmistress Elizabeth Kernaghan has announced she is to step down after a year in the role at the...
Fawley power station

More than 150 objections to Fawley power station redevelopment plan

MORE than 150 objections have been lodged against plans to redevelop the former Fawley power station with 1,500 new homes. Concerns about the near-£1bn scheme has grown amid fears that a new community at the...
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