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Report crime to us instead of Facebook, New Forest police urge residents

POLICE have pleaded with residents to tell them about crime instead of posting it on Facebook, so they have more information to lobby bosses for extra resources. The appeal came as Hampshire Constabulary officer numbers...

Woman dies after her car careers off A31 near Stoney Cross

A MOTORIST died after the car in which she was travelling careered off the A31 near Burley last Friday evening. The incident took place around 6.15pm as the victim, a 57-year-old Southampton woman, drove a...

Ringwood RSPCA team sets out to find owner of abandoned Bruce

THE RSPCA has launched an appeal for information to establish how a “very scared” dog ended up being left tied to a tree near one of its animal rescue centres near Ringwood. Officers from the...

Call for more spaces rejected after public car park in Hythe sold to Lidl

CALLS have been rejected for more parking in Hythe after New Forest District Council sold a public car park last year to make way for a discount supermarket. Some residents and local councillors have been...

Dash for cash as Brexit U-turn puts £400,000 EU fund back up for grabs

A £1.2M pot of EU support for New Forest businesses has been reopened to share out the remaining funds after it was shut down by the government in advance of Brexit. The New Forest Leader...

Riverside ‘house of tomorrow’ finally wins the day with national park planners

A BID to extend and modernise a home by the Lymington River to create a “house for tomorrow” has been passed on its fifth attempt. Mr and Mrs Teal’s application for Sumaya in Undershore Road...

MP applauded as he attacks Prime Minister’s ‘atrocious’ Brexit deal

MORE than 200 people joined a public debate hosted by Christchurch MP Sir Chris Chope in the run-up to the House of Commons Brexit vote on Tuesday. The pro-Brexit Conservative organised the meeting at West...

Owner of killed New Forest pony begs for action as road deaths spike

AS NEW figures reveal a big rise in animal accidents in the New Forest during 2018, the owner of the latest pony to die on the roads has called for speed reductions and more...

Developer promises new jobs in Totton with industrial buildings plan

LOCAL jobs will be created under plans for three new industrial buildings on the edge of Totton, a developer has promised. An application has been submitted to New Forest District Council for nearly 1.6 hectares...

Outgoing New Forest police chief to be replaced by new officer from Eastleigh

THE New Forest’s police chief is leaving the district after just over two years in the job. Chief Inspector Robert Mitchell is moving to work in Portsmouth and will be replaced by Inspector Ian Trueman...
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