Dr Ivan Haigh

One-metre sea level rise on Dorset coast ‘inevitable’, warns ocean expert

DORSET sea levels are likely to rise by a metre – even if climate change limits adopted in the Paris Agreement are implemented. A sea level expert told a Dorset Coast Forum meeting that the...
Zane Gills

Tributes to ‘incredible’ pro-sailor Zane Gills after tragic accident

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Lymington-based professional sailor whose death in a tragic accident has been announced by his wife. The loss of 37-year-old Zane Gills, an Australian, was revealed on New Year’s Eve...

Three arrested after police pursuit ends in crash

THREE people were arrested after a police pursuit in Christchurch resulted in a stolen vehicle being in collision with another, causing minor injuries. The chase began around 2.40pm yesterday (Thursday) when officers responded to reports...
Beaulieu flood warning

Drivers urged to avoid Beaulieu as morning flood alert issued

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Beaulieu tomorrow morning (Wednesday) as Storm Brendan sparks a flood warning. The Environment Agency has advised of flooding in the area including Beaulieu estuary and the open coast between...
Fawley power station

Explosive end unveiled for Fawley power station set for 1,500-home transformation

AN explosive end to Fawley power station moved a step closer with demolition plans submitted to New Forest District Council. If the dramatic operation gets the go-ahead as expected, the facility, which closed in 2013,...

Lidl overcomes planning, alcohol and parking rows to open new supermarket in Hythe

AFTER rows about parking and late-night alcohol sales, Lidl’s newest store will open in Hythe tomorrow (Thursday). The outlet in New Road will serve its first customers from about 8am after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. As reported...
The crown court in Southampton

Jail for drug-using burglar snared by DNA evidence

A BARTON woman woke in the early hours of New Year’s Day to find a burglar in the garden after he had just raided her house. Michael Humphreys, of Station Road, New Milton, was jailed...

Totton veteran distraught after burglars steal military medals

AN armed forces veteran has been left distraught after his military medals were taken during a burglary at his home. Police were called to the 67-year-old’s property in Lydlynch Road, Totton, on Friday 8th February...

CCTV image released of suspected burglar targeting occupied homes

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a man they want to trace as they investigate a series of home burglaries, some of which took place while the victims were in. A post published on...
Renaissance Retirement

Developer scales back proposals for block of retirement flats

PLANS to demolish four homes in Lymington and replace them with 50 retirement flats have been scaled back by the developer. The proposals handed in to New Forest District Council by Renaissance Retirement now show...
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