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Ringwood School forced to close due to traveller encampment

Ringwood School forced to close due to traveller encampment

A SCHOOL in Ringwood has been forced to close to pupils today (Tuesday) except for those sitting exams due to an unauthorised traveller encampment.


Green light for scaled-back eco-homes in Everton

Green light for scaled-back eco-homes in Everton

SCALED-BACK plans for three eco homes in Everton have been approved despite residents' concerns and opposition from the parish council.


Jail for New Milton drug dealer who attacked man with baseball bat

Jail for New Milton drug dealer who attacked man with baseball bat

A DRUG dealer struck a man with a baseball bat before pulling out a knife and telling another that he would "skin him alive".

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£5,000 of fishing gear stolen from Brockenhurst pensioner's car

£5,000 of fishing gear stolen from Brockenhurst pensioner's car

A BROCKENHURST pensioner’s lifelong hobby could be “out of the window” after thieves smashed into his car and stole £5,000 of fishing gear.


Grants and free bus passes to help Ukrainians settle in Hampshire

Grants and free bus passes to help Ukrainians settle in Hampshire

GRANTS of up to £5,000 and free bus passes are being made available for Ukrainian refugees to help them settle in Hampshire.

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Former New Forest Football Academy teen turns pro

Former New Forest Football Academy teen turns pro

FORMER New Forest Football Academy player Harry Thomas has signed a two-year professional contract with Peterborough United FC.


Lymington woman attacked police officer

Lymington woman attacked police officer

ATTACKING a police constable landed a Lymington woman with a £100 fine.


Funeral director saves Lyndhurst man from welfare funeral to give him 'fitting' send-off

Funeral director saves Lyndhurst man from welfare funeral to give him 'fitting' send-off

A LYNDHURST man who had been due to have a council funeral was given a spectacular high street send-off after a local funeral director stepped in.


Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

OFFICERS found a haul of cannabis, drug gear and ball bearings in a car which they seized in Christchurch.


Plea to replace A35 fences which are a 'pushover' for animals

Plea to replace A35 fences which are a 'pushover' for animals

FENCES alongside the A35 need replacing or hungry animals could cause a hazard to motorists, a parish councillor warned.


'Questions need to be asked' – non-white children five times more likely to be stopped by police

'Questions need to be asked' – non-white children five times more likely to be stopped by police

NEW research suggests non-white children in Hampshire are up to five times more likely to be stopped and searched compared with white children.


'Heartbreaking' delays for families waiting to hold funerals

'Heartbreaking' delays for families waiting to hold funerals

DISTRAUGHT families in Hampshire are facing stressful delays in holding funerals for loved ones due to lengthy waits for death certificates.


Appeal after replacement for fire-hit Bransgore cottage is thrown out

Appeal after replacement for fire-hit Bransgore cottage is thrown out

A HOMEOWNER whose Bransgore home was destroyed in a blaze last year has challenged NFDC's rejection of his plans for a replacement property.


Church's under-threat chimes saved by the bell as new ringers learn ropes

Church's under-threat chimes saved by the bell as new ringers learn ropes

AN urgent appeal by Hordle bellringers attracted more than 50 people to an open day amid fears that the chimes could be silenced forever.

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Christchurch set for more electric vehicle charging bays

Christchurch set for more electric vehicle charging bays

BCP Council is powering ahead with rolling out over 130 new publicly accessible electric vehicle charger bays, including sites across Christchurch.


Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after falling from window in Ringwood

Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after falling from window in Ringwood

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was taken to hospital after falling from a second-storey window in Ringwood.


Bossing it with the Sound of Springsteen at Regent Centre

Bossing it with the Sound of Springsteen at Regent Centre

AN eight-piece live band are set to rock Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits in a concert spectacular at Christchurch Regent Centre on Saturday 28th May


Impatient drivers sound horns while medics battle to save baby's life in village high street

Impatient drivers sound horns while medics battle to save baby's life in village high street

POLICE slammed impatient motorists who sounded their horns at an ambulance blocking a high street as crews battled to save a baby's life.

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Runway success for Hordle pupils' flying visit

Runway success for Hordle pupils' flying visit

YOUNGSTERS got behind the controls of a plane when it touched down at Hordle Primary School in a hands-on learning day.


Plans submitted for 156 homes on Hordle greenbelt near primary school

Plans submitted for 156 homes on Hordle greenbelt near primary school

PLANS for 156 new homes on former greenbelt land close to Hordle Primary School have been handed in to New Forest District Council.

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