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Forest council forced to produce emergency budget in wake of coronavirus losses

FINANCE chiefs at New Forest District Council have produced an emergency budget for 2020/21 and said they are “confident” it can withstand coronavirus pandemic pressures. They were forced to come up with a revised balance...
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Dorset Police sees extra 75 officers join in a year

SEVENTY-FIVE officers have joined Dorset Police in the past year through its own recruitment and a government scheme to boost numbers, but the amount for Christchurch was not revealed. The first phase of the government’s...

Lymington sailors create a buzz with Channel crossing on Waszps

TWO Lymington sailors are preparing to join forces with French counterparts for the challenge of crossing the English Channel in a convoy of tiny dinghies to raise money for the NHS. Hattie Rogers and William...

Packham fights on despite latest HS2 knockback

ENVIRONMENTALIST Chris Packham has called on the government to reconsider ploughing ahead with its major HS2 rail project – despite losing a High Court challenge against the scheme. Changing public attitudes towards home working, remote...

Developers hope it’s third time lucky in new plans for run-down Totton site

A DEVELOPER has submitted plans to turn a derelict building in Totton into seven flats, despite being turned down for planning permission twice before. Templeton Stockbridge has applied to demolish 4-6 Rumbridge Street and replace...

Call to boycott New Forest Co-op stores for defying pleas to remove disposable barbecues

SHOPPERS have been urged to boycott Co-op stores in the New Forest after they defied calls to take disposable barbecues off the shelves to cut the risk of fire. There has been mounting anger at...

Dolphins, seals and illegal immigrants – not your typical cross-Channel charity swim for Milford...

MILFORD dad Sean Willson encountered dolphins and seals as he as he completed a cross-Channel swim to raise more than £7,000 for two charities. With just a few hours’ notice of perfect conditions, Sean completed...

Town hoping to claw back thousands spent on coronavirus measures

NEW Milton Town Council is hoping to recoup around half of the thousands of pounds it has so far spent on local measures addressing the coronavirus pandemic. Reviewing its spending from May and June at...

Man dies after emergency at Mudeford Spit

A MAN has died after emergency crews responded to a medical incident at Mudeford Spit last night (Tuesday). The alarm was raised around 9.45pm, with paramedics later calling Southbourne Coastguard for help accessing the site...

Weekend heatwave warning with New Forest temperatures set to hit 30C

A HEATWAVE warning with temperatures hitting 30C has been issued by the Met Office, and residents are urged to take extra care. A level three alert has been sounded for the south east between tomorrow...
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