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Ex-police inspector from New Forest in court on historic sex charges

Ex-police inspector from New Forest in court on historic sex charges

Ex-police inspector from New Forest in court on historic sex charges

A former police officer from the Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences at stations across the county has appeared in court.


Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

The former Ashurst Hospital site looks set to be redeveloped into a children’s wellbeing centre and 70-bed care home.


Blooming beautiful railway stations win awards

Blooming beautiful railway stations win awards

Blooming beautiful railway stations win awards

Green-fingered volunteers are celebrating after three New Forest railway stations won Stations in Bloom awards.


Former police officer from New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences

Former police officer from New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences

Former police officer from New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences

The charges relate to 18 complainants, who were aged between 17 and 31 at the time of alleged incidents.


Customers reassured over water supplies after pump failure

Customers reassured over water supplies after pump failure

Customers reassured over water supplies after pump failure

A water firm has said no customers have been affected by water supply issues despite a pump failure this morning (Thursday).

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Popular New Forest attraction celebrates 40 years of business

Popular New Forest attraction celebrates 40 years of business

Popular New Forest attraction celebrates 40 years of business

The founders of one of the New Forest’s top tourist attractions have celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for past and present staff.


Arrests after police find ‘substantial amount of white powder’ following suspicious exchange

Arrests after police find ‘substantial amount of white powder’ following suspicious exchange

Arrests after police find ‘substantial amount of white powder’ following suspicious exchange

Two men were arrested over alleged class A drugs offences after police spotted a suspected “exchange”.


Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

A care home in Ashurst has been told it must improve after Care Quality Commission inspectors raised concerns over resident abuse and risk management.


Jail for New Forest stalker who threatened woman

Jail for New Forest stalker who threatened woman

Jail for New Forest stalker who threatened woman

A New Forest man who stalked a woman and threatened her in her home has been jailed for six months.


Forest route closure axed after work progresses ‘faster than expected’

Forest route closure axed after work progresses ‘faster than expected’

Forest route closure axed after work progresses ‘faster than expected’

The A35 Redbridge Causeway will no longer be closed to traffic this weekend after a £25 million roadwork scheme progressed faster than anticipated.


The new staffing plans at New Forest and Christchurch railway stations

The new staffing plans at New Forest and Christchurch railway stations

The new staffing plans at New Forest and Christchurch railway stations

Ticket offices are set to be shut at railway stations across the New Forest and Christchurch in a move to “modernise” service for commuters.

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Young New Forest actor shines with Sheen on BBC TV show

Young New Forest actor shines with Sheen on BBC TV show

Young New Forest actor shines with Sheen on BBC TV show

A young actor from the New Forest has spoken of her excitement at appearing in a BBC drama which highlights disability.


Driver clocked at 63mph speeding through New Forest village

Driver clocked at 63mph speeding through New Forest village

Driver clocked at 63mph speeding through New Forest village

A driver clocked at more than double the speed limit was among 21 caught in three crackdowns on the main road through Ashurst in a week.


Gold medallist to open new inclusive play area

Gold medallist to open new inclusive play area

Gold medallist to open new inclusive play area

Paralympian Aaron Phipps will open an outdoor play area with disability friendly features like a wheelchair swing at Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst.


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