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Landmark Barton building extension plan blocked over 'smelly bins'

Landmark Barton building extension plan blocked over 'smelly bins'

Gill Lawrence owns The Dome in Barton Court Avenue, Barton AN EXTENSION to one of the most recognisable buildings in Barton has been blocked after neighbours…


New Forest bridge repair schemes gain funding worth £13.5m

New Forest bridge repair schemes gain funding worth £13.5m

A 40mph precautionary speed limit applies at Holmsley bridge which is set for £5.5m repairs (Photo: Steve West) TWO major road repair schemes in the New…


Warm welcome for '21st century' start-up business centre

Warm welcome for '21st century' start-up business centre

New Forest District Council's Appletree Court HQ in Lyndhurst COUNCILLORS have given a warm welcome to the creation of a business development centre in…


Body of Mudeford diver Matthew Green discovered after fatal Durdle Door expedition

Body of Mudeford diver Matthew Green discovered after fatal Durdle Door expedition

Matthew Green had 10 years' experience diving THE body of a 33-year-old scallop diver from Mudeford was found off the Purbeck coast just five weeks after…


Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

Spot in the Woods in Woodlands Road, Netley Marsh I SHOULD declare an interest in Spot in the Woods. I washed pots and waited tables there as a teenager…


Third Heathrow runway would cost Bournemouth Airport flights, MP warns

Third Heathrow runway would cost Bournemouth Airport flights, MP warns

Bournemouth Airport could 'lose more than a third' of flights BOURNEMOUTH Airport would lose two-fifths of its international flights if the controversial…


Dog killed and owner injured in hit-and-run collision in Bransgore

Dog killed and owner injured in hit-and-run collision in Bransgore

Hit-and-run victim Nathan James with his aunt Lorna Wells A HIT-and-run driver is being sought after killing a dog and injuring its owner in an incident…


£1m railway bridge clears planning hurdle - but further obstacles to cross

£1m railway bridge clears planning hurdle - but further obstacles to cross

MAJOR stumbling blocks remain for an “essential” £1m railway footbridge connecting Lymington with the former Webbs chicken factory development despite clearing a vital planning hurdle...


Thatched cottage in Bransgore destroyed as flames consume roof

Thatched cottage in Bransgore destroyed as flames consume roof

The blaze at the thatched cottage in Lyndhurst Road, Bransgore (Photo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service) FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze which broke out…


Mudeford's new priest-in-charge sets sail on ministry with Blessing of the Water

Mudeford's new priest-in-charge sets sail on ministry with Blessing of the Water

The Rev. Andrew Jablonski and his wife Rev. Anne Jablonski MUDEFORD’S new priest-in-charge, the Rev. Andrew Jablonski, began his ministry by leading a…


Bob Wappett: longserving Conservative councillor and a 'kind and gentle man'

Bob Wappett: longserving Conservative councillor and a 'kind and gentle man'

Fawley councillor Bob Wappet who died aged 77 TRIBUTES have been paid to the chairman of Fawley Parish Council, Cllr Bob Wappet, who has been described…


Southern Health fined £2m over 'entirely preventable' deaths of patients

Southern Health fined £2m over 'entirely preventable' deaths of patients

Teresa Colvin (45) died at the Woodhaven unit at Tatchbury Mount, Calmore, in 2012 AN NHS trust has been fined £2m for breaching health and safety laws…


Row brewing over plan to open up miles of New Forest coastline to walkers

Row brewing over plan to open up miles of New Forest coastline to walkers

The beach at Barton, passed by the draft England Coastal Path A ROW is brewing between walkers and landowners over proposals to open up to the public…


Panto cancelled by freak winds and snow storm crosses fingers for better weather

Panto cancelled by freak winds and snow storm crosses fingers for better weather

Damage to East Boldre village hall caused by freak winds AN AMATEUR dramatics group are hoping it will be third time lucky for their panto after it was…


Homes plan for Netley Marsh farm thrown out amid nearly 100 objections

Homes plan for Netley Marsh farm thrown out amid nearly 100 objections

House blueprints and construction plans (stock image) BUILDING 10 homes on a farm in Netley Marsh has been blocked after nearly 90 people objected to…


Tory councillor Richard Frampton quits party in protest at public service cuts

Tory councillor Richard Frampton quits party in protest at public service cuts

Cllr Richard Frampton outside the Bransgore Co-op hit by robbers A FURIOUS Conservative district councillor has quit the party in protest at cuts to public…


Life sentences for pair who shot advertising executive during botched robbery

Life sentences for pair who shot advertising executive during botched robbery

Guy Hedger was a successful advertising executive who had worked for Nestle and insurance company LV TWO men found guilty of the murder of insurance executive…


Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

DONKEYS and weekday tourists stroll in the winter sunshine past the window of the wood-panelled room of the Montagu Arms where Matthew Tomkinson is recalling…


Sir Desmond Swayne apologises after falling asleep in Commons debate

Sir Desmond Swayne apologises after falling asleep in Commons debate

Sir Desmond Swayne dropped off as Ken Clarke gave a speech in the House of Commons NEW FOREST West MP Sir Desmond Swayne has apologised after he fell…


New Forest councillors could face the axe in money-saving drive

New Forest councillors could face the axe in money-saving drive

New Forest District Council's Appletree Court HQ in Lyndhurst A DOZEN New Forest district councillors could face the axe under cost-cutting proposals…


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