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Lorry destroyed in £50,000 arson attack on Hythe business park

Lorry destroyed in £50,000 arson attack on Hythe business park

AN overnight arson attack destroyed a lorry and part of a company building at an industrial estate in Hythe...


Man 'bit girl' after she refused his advances on clifftop

Man 'bit girl' after she refused his advances on clifftop

Owen Ackers (21) admitted assault and criminal damage A MAN with a “track record” of violence against partners bit his now-ex girlfriend’s face when she…


No thanks! Another Christchurch coffee shop not to residents' taste

No thanks! Another Christchurch coffee shop not to residents' taste

Coffee #1 wanted to open in Christchurch high street PEOPLE POWER won the day in Christchurch when a hotly contested application for another coffee shop…


New Forest leisure centres management to be privatised

New Forest leisure centres management to be privatised

New Forest District Council's Appletree Court HQ in Lyndhurst MANAGEMENT of the New Forest’s public leisure centres will be privatised in some form with…


Life-size doll collector (62) stalked school friend he last saw in 1972

Life-size doll collector (62) stalked school friend he last saw in 1972

Everard Cunion lives with nine full-scale dolls (Photo: RogerArbon/BNPS) A CHRISTCHURCH man who lives with nine life-size dolls has been ordered to stay…


Tree surgeon who fell 100 metres to his death in the New Forest was 'on cocaine'

Tree surgeon who fell 100 metres to his death in the New Forest was 'on cocaine'

Rhinefield Ornamental Drive near where David Brown died AN experienced tree surgeon who fell to his death from one of the Forest’s tallest trees may have…


Dorset Police to be equipped with spit and bite protection kits

Dorset Police to be equipped with spit and bite protection kits

The single-use spit hoods are designed to protect officers while being breathable and see-through POLICE officers in Christchurch will be armed with special…


Historic Totton church transferring to soccer club during £2m rebuild

Historic Totton church transferring to soccer club during £2m rebuild

From left are the Rev. Chris Steed, the Rev. Simon Young and Archdeacon of Bournemouth the Ven. Peter Rouch THE congregation of a grade II-listed church…


Salon cafe wins drinks licence - but opening hours take a shave

Salon cafe wins drinks licence - but opening hours take a shave

Guy Kremer Lymington in St Thomas Street A CAFÉ attached to a celebrity hair salon in Lymington has been given a licence to sell alcohol despite concerns…


Residential parking fees could double as councils' agreement to end

Residential parking fees could double as councils' agreement to end

Hampshire County Council's HQ in Winchester RESIDENTIAL parking costs could double for motorists across the New Forest as district council leaders agreed…


Overworked vets defend emergency service shift amid criticism by clients

Overworked vets defend emergency service shift amid criticism by clients

Forest Lodge Vets has practises in New Milton and Pennington A VETERINARY practice has defended its decision to outsource its out-of-hours emergency care…


Fresh food served to the classroom for Bartley Junior School pupils

Fresh food served to the classroom for Bartley Junior School pupils

The visit to Bartley Junior School was inspired by British Food Fortnight (Photo: The Electric Eye Photography) NEW FOREST schoolchildren have been learning…


Addict trio jailed for raid on home of 88-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer

Addict trio jailed for raid on home of 88-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer

Ryan O'Reilly was jailed for 18 months at Bournemouth Crown Court A BURGLAR who ransacked the home of an 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer with two fellow…


Council to levy 50% extra tax on empty homes to tackle housing shortage

Council to levy 50% extra tax on empty homes to tackle housing shortage

Houses for sale in Gosport Lane in Lyndhurst OWNERS of long-term empty homes in the New Forest will have to pay 50% extra council tax next year, under…


'Dangerous' sex pest faces deportation for targeting teen girls

'Dangerous' sex pest faces deportation for targeting teen girls

Portuguese national Helder Da Costa Ferreira A “DANGEROUS” sex pest faces being deported back to his native Portugal after he was jailed for sexually…


New Forest wine expert Gerard Basset given months to live

New Forest wine expert Gerard Basset given months to live

Nina and Gerard Basset who own New Forest eatery and B&B Spot in the Woods THE wife of one of the world’s leading wine experts who runs a popular…


New Forest on track for a slice of £2bn railway improvement funds

New Forest on track for a slice of £2bn railway improvement funds

Brockenhurst train station THE New Forest will get a share of a £2bn railway investment aimed at improving safety and reliability. Network Rail, the organisation…


There's a buzz at launch of new IncuHive New Milton business hub

There's a buzz at launch of new IncuHive New Milton business hub

About 100 attended the launch of IncuHive New Milton BUSINESS and civic leaders gathered for the much-anticipated launch of the A&T’ s new entrepreneurial…


Prime Minister makes pledge to Julian Lewis MP over Brexit date

Prime Minister makes pledge to Julian Lewis MP over Brexit date

Julian Lewis, Conservative MP for New Forest East THE prime minister gave assurances to New Forest East MP Julian Lewis that the UK will quit the EU on…


Park home company in 'bully boy' development row agrees to meet residents

Park home company in 'bully boy' development row agrees to meet residents

Residents at Solent Grange in Milford are angry at the development going on outside their homes A COMPANY at the centre of a row over the new luxurious…


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