No to cycle lanes on A338 at Ringwood in wake of fatal

TRAFFIC chiefs have ruled out putting a cycle lane on the busy A338 dual carriageway near Ringwood in the wake of a fatal accident. Christopher Gibbs (30) was riding home from work on the unlit...
M27 closure

Motorists warned of M27 closure for 1,000-tonne bridge replacement

MOTORISTS using the M27 face another weekend closure for a new bridge deck weighing over 1,000 tonnes to be lifted into place in a spectacular operation near Romsey. Major diversions will be in place between...

Main road laybys set to disappear as new detail puts brakes on opposition

LAYBYS on two New Forest main roads are set to disappear after Brockenhurst councillors put the brakes on an opposition campaign. As reported in the A&T, gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between...
Taxi safeguarding rules

Taxi drivers must pass extra ‘safeguarding’ test after national abuse cases

NEW FOREST taxi drivers will have to pass a new “safeguarding” test before being granted a licence, under new rules. New cabbies and those refreshing their licences must now undergo a training programme and pass...
Bus train strike

Rail and bus strike kicks off five days of industrial action

PASSENGERS are facing strikes on the buses and trains tomorrow (Tuesday) at the start of a week of industrial action. The one-day walkout by Bluestar bus workers coincides with the launch of a five-day stoppage...
A337 fatal crash

Woman (61) dies from injuries after main road crash with lorry

A SWAY woman suffered fatal injuries in a crash near Brockenhurst on Thursday afternoon. The 61-year-old had been driving a Skoda when it was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A337 around...
Bus train strike

Passengers facing double whammy of bus and rail strikes

PASSENGERS are facing a double whammy of strikes later this month when bus and train workers walk out on the same day. On Tuesday 18th June Bluestar bus drivers will take industrial action over pay...
A338 speed cameras

Average speed cameras going live to enforce 40mph limit

NEW permanent average-speed cameras on the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road are finally going live tomorrow (Friday) – more than three months later than originally planned. Installed at the beginning of February and due to have...
Fawley power station plans

Bus firm attacks ‘nonsensical’ transport plans for Fawley power station homes

A BUS firm has attacked “nonsensical” transport plans for the 1,500-home redevelopment of Fawley power station and called for more than £1m to upgrade services amid residents’ fears of gridlock on the roads. The huge...
Layby on A31

Closing main road laybys would be ‘disaster’ for Forest, claims senior councillor

GETTING rid of laybys on two New Forest main roads would be an “absolute disaster”, a district councillor has warned. The gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between Holmsley and Lyndhurst, and on...
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