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'I could not turn a hedgehog away' – how a New Forest woman turned her home into a haven for her prickly friends

'I could not turn a hedgehog away' – how a New Forest woman turned her home into a haven for her prickly friends

'I could not turn a hedgehog away' – how a New Forest woman turned her home into a haven for her prickly friends

Louise Godden is currently caring for about 45 hedgehogs in her house IT started as a hobby seven years ago, after Louise Godden responded to a story…


Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

Hatchet Pond is the New Forest’s largest body of fresh water MAJOR work to relocate the car park and remove a public toilet block at the popular New Forest…


Warning of pony attacks at new shop planned for village

Warning of pony attacks at new shop planned for village

Warning of pony attacks at new shop planned for village

An artist's impression of the hub at East Boldre CUSTOMERS of a new shop at a proposed community hub in East Boldre could be attacked by hungry ponies…


Plans revealed for new village community hub

Plans revealed for new village community hub

Plans revealed for new village community hub

An artist's impression of East Boldre Community Hub showing the proposed community shop viewed from the car park PLANS have been submitted to create a…


Forest fruit firm warns using furloughed workers to pick crops could backfire

Forest fruit firm warns using furloughed workers to pick crops could backfire

Forest fruit firm warns using furloughed workers to pick crops could backfire

New Forest Fruit Company, strawberries A COMPANY which grows fruit for major UK supermarkets has said it would be “hesitant” to use furloughed workers…


Downpours, disease and disasters: the village that's ready for anything

Downpours, disease and disasters: the village that's ready for anything

Downpours, disease and disasters: the village that's ready for anything

A suspected twister ripped off a section of East Boldre Village Hall's roof in December 2017 A SMALL New Forest village hit by a suspected tornado two…


Eight lives left? BuBu the cat back from the dead after four years

Eight lives left? BuBu the cat back from the dead after four years

Eight lives left? BuBu the cat back from the dead after four years

BuBu with owner Tim Howland A FAMILY who were convinced their beloved cat was dead were amazed when it turned up alive and well four years later. BuBu…


Village cancels fireworks display after new parking restrictions cause congestion

Village cancels fireworks display after new parking restrictions cause congestion

Village cancels fireworks display after new parking restrictions cause congestion

Residents including Howard Moore (far right) want something done about the impact of dragons' teeth installed in the village A BID to protect New Forest…


Cannabis farm waste dumped in latest New Forest fly-tipping

Cannabis farm waste dumped in latest New Forest fly-tipping

Cannabis farm waste dumped in latest New Forest fly-tipping

The bags dumped in a pile at Crockford Clump that contained remains of a plant suspected to be the class-B drug OVER 30 large refuse sacks thought to…


Reflections: Pylewell Park - uncovering the story of a local landmark

Reflections: Pylewell Park - uncovering the story of a local landmark

Reflections: Pylewell Park - uncovering the story of a local landmark

IT was during my explorations and researches into the notebooks of the Rev. Henry Comyn (1777-1851), compiled whilst he was curate of Boldre parish between…


Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

The 112 Saturday service that goes through East Boldre on its way between Hythe and Lymington will end in April COUNCILLORS are teaming up to try to find…


Furious fisherman protest against Hatchet Pond carp removal

Furious fisherman protest against Hatchet Pond carp removal

Furious fisherman protest against Hatchet Pond carp removal

Hatchet Pond near East Boldre is popular with fishermen FISHERMEN are furious over the removal of carp from a New Forest pond in a bid to improve its…


Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

Hatchet Pond has been temporarily closed by the Forestry Commission A DEADLY fish disease has struck in the New Forest forcing the closure of several…


Cyclist dad Toby sets sights on meningitis charity ride from Land's End to John O’Groats

Cyclist dad Toby sets sights on meningitis charity ride from Land's End to John O’Groats

Cyclist dad Toby sets sights on meningitis charity ride from Land's End to John O’Groats

Toby Paxton with the Paxton Peddlars in training in the New Forest AN East Boldre dad is preparing to embark on a cross-country cycle ride from Land’s…


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