Thousands climb aboard extended bus service to New Milton

THE wheels on buses to and from New Milton will be going round and round twice as often after a recent route extension drew thousands of passengers. Yellow Buses 1a service, which started calling in...

‘Rat run’ exit onto main road could be blocked off in the New Year

A CONTENTIOUS “rat-run” may be blocked off in January as part of a major £13.5m scheme to widen the A31, Ringwood councillors heard. Members of the town council’s planning committee voted 5-4 to lobby Highways...
A338 roadworks

Drivers warned of overnight road closures at major junction

MOTORISTS could face long delays due to a series of overnight road closures starting tomorrow (Tuesday) amid major junction improvement work near Hurn. It is part of the next phase of constructing a more efficient...
Waterside railway line

Waterside railway campaign calls for district council backing

CAMPAIGNERS pushing to re-open the Waterside railway line to passengers are hoping to recruit the support of New Forest District Council. Cllr David Harrison, who is leading the drive, will put a motion to a...
Lymington market

Bus firm compensates traders after collision with market stall

A BUS firm has agreed to compensate two sisters after one its vehicles damaged their stall at Lymington market. Morebus (Lymington and Ringwood) is set to pay over £500 to Lesley Yates and Alison Muter,...

Parking firm told to get planning permission for controversial cameras

THE enforcers of a controversial parking restriction near a parade of New Milton shops have applied for retrospective planning permission for cameras amid allegations they were installed without consent from New Forest District Council. Many...
Totton A35 crossing

Town crossing pushed for safety work after series of accidents

A PEDESTRIAN crossing which has been the scene of several accidents will be considered for improvements, Hampshire County Council has confirmed. The area under scrutiny, on the A35 Totton bypass and near the busy Rushington...

Man declared dead after ‘non-suspicious’ incident shut train line

A MAN has been confirmed to have died after an incident on the train line this morning (Thursday) which stopped services for a time between Brockenhurst and Poole. British Transport Police (BTP) said officers and...
Bluestar

Bus workers suspend industrial action after improved pay offer

BLUESTAR bus workers have suspended seven days of industrial action set to start today (Wednesday) after receiving an improved offer in their pay dispute with bosses. Members of the RMT union in Totton, Eastleigh and...

Taxpayer could hand train firm £32m in strike compensation, claims union

THE long-running industrial dispute on the South Western Railway network could cost the taxpayer at least £32m, the RMT union has claimed. The money would be publicly-funded compensation to make up for losses suffered by...
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