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Police probing bird nest and bat roost burning claims

Police probing bird nest and bat roost burning claims

Police probing bird nest and bat roost burning claims

Police are investigating claims that bird nests and bat roosts were unlawfully destroyed during recent land clearance works at Langley.


100-home sewage treatment scheme a ‘giant cesspit disaster’ claim residents

100-home sewage treatment scheme a ‘giant cesspit disaster’ claim residents

100-home sewage treatment scheme a ‘giant cesspit disaster’ claim residents

A proposed sewage treatment plant at an approved 100-home development has been described as a “giant cesspit” during a meeting of village residents.


Fury after KFC chops down trees outside New Milton branch

Fury after KFC chops down trees outside New Milton branch

Fury after KFC chops down trees outside New Milton branch

Residents were outraged after three mature trees were chopped down in front of a fast food restaurant in New Milton.


Removal of damaged and dangerous beach huts under way at Milford

Removal of damaged and dangerous beach huts under way at Milford

Removal of damaged and dangerous beach huts under way at Milford

Work to remove dozens of damaged and dangerous beach huts from Milford is under way with parts of the beach shut to allow heavy machinery to operate.


Christchurch toads star in TV show

Christchurch toads star in TV show

Christchurch toads star in TV show

A toad which makes “loud, raspy calls” at a Christchurch beauty spot was the star of the BBC’s Springwatch programme.


The ‘extinct’ native set for a return to New Forest

The ‘extinct’ native set for a return to New Forest

The ‘extinct’ native set for a return to New Forest

The native New Forest cicada, which hasn’t been recorded in Britain since the 1990s, may be set for a return to the national park.


Coastal visitors asked to safeguard rare ringed plover

Coastal visitors asked to safeguard rare ringed plover

Coastal visitors asked to safeguard rare ringed plover

Visitors to Hurst Spit are being asked to be aware of rare wading birds that are currently nesting on the popular walking route.


Forest river is designated bathing water

Forest river is designated bathing water

Forest river is designated bathing water

Campaigners are claiming success after the River Avon at Fordingbridge was officially designated as bathing water.


‘There is a real threat to life’ – Forest villagers’ anger over worsening floods

‘There is a real threat to life’ – Forest villagers’ anger over worsening floods

‘There is a real threat to life’ – Forest villagers’ anger over worsening floods

Angry villagers have demanded action over worsening flooding which is “putting lives at risk” during a meeting hosted by the Environment Agency.


Minerals firm wants four more years of extraction at Forest quarry

Minerals firm wants four more years of extraction at Forest quarry

Minerals firm wants four more years of extraction at Forest quarry

A building materials firm wants a four-year extension to extract 600,000 tons of sand and gravel from a quarry on the Forest.


Forest pupil’s poster chosen for county-wide walking scheme

Forest pupil’s poster chosen for county-wide walking scheme

Forest pupil’s poster chosen for county-wide walking scheme

A Forest schoolgirl’s poster for Walk to School Week took pride of place when the scheme launched across Hampshire this week.


Villagers slam sewage treatment plan at 100-home Forest development

Villagers slam sewage treatment plan at 100-home Forest development

Villagers slam sewage treatment plan at 100-home Forest development

Plans for a sewage treatment facility near 100 proposed homes in Bransgore have been slammed by almost 250 residents.


New Forest campsite is refused permission

New Forest campsite is refused permission

New Forest campsite is refused permission

It’s hoped a popular New Forest campsite can still open this summer after being denied permission to operate by the national park authority.


Heavy rain warning for Forest and Christchurch

Heavy rain warning for Forest and Christchurch

Heavy rain warning for Forest and Christchurch

Heavy rain is set to batter the New Forest and Christchurch later this evening with residents warned to expect flooding and travel disruption.


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