Landmark Barton building extension plan blocked over ‘smelly bins’

AN EXTENSION to one of the most recognisable buildings in Barton has been blocked after neighbours complained about the potential for smelly bins. The Dome’s unusual pagoda-style turret is a landmark in Barton Court Avenue,...

New Forest bridge repair schemes gain funding worth £13.5m

TWO major road repair schemes in the New Forest have been listed by the county council for funding worth £13.5m with work expected to start in the next year. Work to replace the old Holmsley...

Body of Mudeford diver Matthew Green discovered after fatal Durdle Door expedition

THE body of a 33-year-old scallop diver from Mudeford was found off the Purbeck coast just five weeks after getting married. Father-of-two Matthew Green (pictured) was reported missing after going out 2.5km off Durdle Door...

Third Heathrow runway would cost Bournemouth Airport flights, MP warns

BOURNEMOUTH Airport would lose two-fifths of its international flights if the controversial third runway is built at Heathrow, an MP has warned. Expanding the UK’s leading air hub would have a “suffocating” effect on regional...

Dog killed and owner injured in hit-and-run collision in Bransgore

A HIT-and-run driver is being sought after killing a dog and injuring its owner in an incident in a New Forest village. Nathan James (28) has described how he was walking along Burley Road, Bransgore,...

Thatched cottage in Bransgore destroyed as flames consume roof

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze which broke out at a derelict thatched cottage in the New Forest. The alarm was raised around 3.20pm on Tuesday as flames spread through the roof of the property, which was...

Mudeford’s new priest-in-charge sets sail on ministry with Blessing of the Water

MUDEFORD’S new priest-in-charge, the Rev. Andrew Jablonski, began his ministry by leading a Blessing of the Waters service from a rowing boat in the middle of The Run off the village quay. He was safe...

Row brewing over plan to open up miles of New Forest coastline to walkers

A ROW is brewing between walkers and landowners over proposals to open up to the public miles of New Forest coastline. The 35-mile stretch between Highcliffe and Calshot is part of the emerging England Coastal...

Panto cancelled by freak winds and snow storm crosses fingers for better weather

AN AMATEUR dramatics group are hoping it will be third time lucky for their panto after it was first blown away by a tornado and then frozen in by a snow storm. The original run...

Homes plan for Netley Marsh farm thrown out amid nearly 100 objections

BUILDING 10 homes on a farm in Netley Marsh has been blocked after nearly 90 people objected to the scheme. National park authority planning officers refused the proposals for Broadbridge Farm in Rossiters Lane, Woodlands,...
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