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Residents fear homes approval will trap them with flooding problem

RESIDENTS who say their land is being flooded after unauthorised changes to a nearby housing development fear the scheme may be about to get the green light and leave them stuck with the problem. The...
Fernmount day centre

Former day centre faces demolition under 50-flat care home plans

A FORMER day centre in New Milton is set to be demolished under council plans for a 50-bed care home. The site of the Fernmount Centre and Fernmount House, in Forest Pines, would be redeveloped...

Food bank criticises councillors’ calls to launch new operation as ‘folly’

TRUSTEES of the New Forest Basics Bank have criticised comments made by New Milton councillors considering an application for funding to support its relocation Having become one of the longest serving independent food banks since...

Victim of Catholic asylum wins ‘bittersweet’ compensation battle

A WOMAN from New Milton who was forced to work in one of Ireland’s notorious Catholic-run asylums has been awarded just under £70,000 after a lengthy battle for compensation. Mary Cavner (80), who grew up...
Hampshire potholes

Pothole payouts spark top Tory’s attack on government ‘chronic underfunding’

PAYOUTS for vehicles damaged by potholes in Hampshire surged to nearly £100,000 as the county council’s Conservative highways chief accused the government of “chronic underfunding”. The authority coughed up £99,726 compensation in 2018/19, according to...

Red Funnel ferry crew praised for rescuing sailor in distress

THE crew of a Red Funnel vehicle ferry have been praised after helping to rescue a man whose boat capsized off Hythe. Just five minutes after departing from Southampton for the 6am service to East...
Isabelle Revill

Family launch treatment appeal as little Isabelle fights rare brain tumour

A FAMILY has set up a fundraising appeal to pay for specialist treatment for their one-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour. Lee and Jemma Revill, from Christchurch, were...
Solent Grange

Green light for caravan park expansion would ‘destroy’ wildlife, say villagers

ANGRY villagers say a decision to allow a controversial mobile home company to expand by building more lodges will “destroy” the area’s beauty and wildlife. New Forest District Council has granted a certificate of lawful...

Sniffer dog called in after suspicious case sparks bomb alert

A SNIFFER dog was called in following the discovery of a suspicious case in a Lymington street which later turned out to be a piece of medical equipment. The alarm was raised by a member...
Fawley oil refinery

Fawley oil refinery tight-lipped over risk of no-deal Brexit tariffs

FAWLEY oil refinery has remained tight-lipped over reports that changes to trade tariffs from a no-deal Brexit could harm the UK’s fuel industry. The ExxonMobil installation is the largest in the country and provides 20%...
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