‘Battle is lost’ to save community’s last banking branch

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Highcliffe’s last banking branch have admitted defeat. The Nationwide Building Society has confirmed it will be leaving the village at the end of the month despite a 300-name petition collected by...
New Milton

Woman (89) dies in collision with truck in town centre

PART of New Milton high street was closed after a collision on the road between an 89-year-old woman and a building merchant’s lorry. The route south of the Ashley Road / Station Road crossroads was...
Dog Watch

Police scheme asks dog walkers for leads to combat crime

A DOG WATCH scheme encouraging owners to report suspicious activity has been launched by Hampshire police. It is starting in the New Forest, with a view to rolling it out across the county during 2020. The...
Hampshire County Council

Council leader pledges public meeting in parking charges row

A PUBLIC meeting has been promised by the leader of Hampshire County Council for Lymington residents to question highways chiefs on their plans to impose controversial parking charges on High Street. Cllr Keith Mans made...
Jamie Davis

Missing army veteran Jamie was suffering PTSD, says widow

THE widow of a Christchurch rugby player who was found dead after going missing says she will not rest until she gets “justice” for her husband who was suffering PTSD after serving in Iraq...
Barton tornado

PICTURES: Suspected tornado leaves trail of destruction through village

A TRAIL of destruction has been left in Barton by a suspected tornado which swept through early this morning (Friday). The twister touched down near to Sea Road, the A&T understands, and passed through the...

Animal accidents rise despite New Forest road safety campaign

DESPITE a high-profile campaign urging drivers to take slow down on New Forest roads during winter months, latest figures revealed a rise in animal accidents over the past year. Agisters attended 159 accidents in 2019,...
Slap Bottom

Forestry England mulls scaling back Slap Bottom tree-felling after protests

FORESTRY England is considering scaling back a controversial tree-felling operation which sparked protests from villagers and an intervention from a government minister. Residents living near Slap Bottom, a belt of trees just south of Burley,...
A row of wheelie bins

Council asks residents’ views for new waste collection system

RESIDENTS’ views are being sought on how New Forest District Council collects household waste and recycling. Researchers working on behalf of the authority will be knocking on doors from now until 14th February to invite...
Police

Missing Christchurch teenager has been found, say police

Missing Christchurch teenager Kian Quinn has been located, say officers. The 17-year-old was last seen at 9.45pm on Wednesday at an address in the town. Following enquiries, he was located in the Bournemouth area. Dorset Police...
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