Plaque to honour popular Big Issue seller Ed Sirani

A PLAQUE is set to be installed on a seat or bench in New Milton town centre in memory of popular Big Issue seller Ed Sirani following calls for a special tribute. Residents have been...
A row of wheelie bins

Wheelie bins plan for more than 90% of New Forest homes moves ahead

MORE than 90% of homes in the New Forest look set for wheelie bins after councillors agreed to take forward a proposed overhaul of the area’s waste collection service. Plans for a rubbish and recycling...
Coronavirus Hampshire

New coronavirus cases in the Forest double in a week

THE number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest nearly doubled this week, government figures show. There were 133 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 72 the previous week and...

Policeman on trial for murdering lover met her the same year he married his...

A POLICEMAN on trial for murdering his lover has told a jury how he met his mistress in the same year he married his wife. Timothy Brehmer said that he and Claire Parry met at...

Police release picture of man wanted over assault during suspected flytipping

POLICE have released an image of a man wanted in connection with an assault during a confrontation involving suspected flytippers – a month after the incident took place. The local victim, who is in his...
Forest Lodge vets

New Milton vet practice reports positive coronavirus case

A NEW Milton vet practice has been forced to shut its doors to non-emergencies after one of its staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Forest Lodge Vet Practice, in Barton Court Road, said last night...

Planning professor takes top job at New Forest National Park Authority

A PROFESSOR of planning has been appointed as the new chair of the New Forest National Park Authority. Prof. Gavin Parker, who was born and brought up in Salisbury and now lives in Downton, said...

Shell reveals demolition plans for Pennington petrol station site

A BUSY petrol station on the edge of Lymington could be demolished and replaced with a modern facility under plans submitted to New Forest District Council. Shell has applied to transform its garage at Pennington...

Hampshire police officers spat at 115 times during coronavirus pandemic

POLICE officers in Hampshire have been spat at more than 100 times during the pandemic, it has been revealed. Between March and September this year Hampshire Constabulary recorded 115 cases of officers being spat at,...

‘Super relieved and happy’ – stolen £3,000 wheelchair bike is recovered thanks to public...

A CYCLIST has praised a local resident who helped her recover a valuable attachment for her quadriplegic husband’s wheelchair which was stolen in a raid on the couple’s garage. Rhona and Mike Copp were devastated...
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