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'If all you want is praise, join a cult' – NFDC slammed over plan to 'count compliments'

'If all you want is praise, join a cult' – NFDC slammed over plan to 'count compliments'

'If all you want is praise, join a cult' – NFDC slammed over plan to 'count compliments'

A SUGGESTION New Forest District Council lists the public compliments it receives has been savaged by the Liberal Democrat opposition.


Christchurch Independents fume over 'betrayal' as councillor switches to Tories on BCP Council

Christchurch Independents fume over 'betrayal' as councillor switches to Tories on BCP Council

Christchurch Independents fume over 'betrayal' as councillor switches to Tories on BCP Council

CHRISTCHURCH Independent councillors have turned on a former colleague and accused him of “betrayal” after he defected to the Tories on BCP Council.

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Make the 'very rich' pay to use NHS – Christchurch MP Chope

Make the 'very rich' pay to use NHS – Christchurch MP Chope

Make the 'very rich' pay to use NHS – Christchurch MP Chope

WHY not make the “very rich” pay to use the NHS, Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope mooted, in the wake of the health and social care tax hike.


Christchurch MP Chope joins rebels against £12bn care costs tax hike

Christchurch MP Chope joins rebels against £12bn care costs tax hike

Christchurch MP Chope joins rebels against £12bn care costs tax hike

SIR Christopher Chope voted against the government's £12bn tax hike, but the band of rebels were defeated in the House of Commons.


New Forest MP slams troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

New Forest MP slams troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

New Forest MP slams troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

NEW Forest East MP Julian Lewis slammed US President Joe Biden's justification for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in the House of Commons.


'A heart-wrenching kick in the teeth' – Lymington Afghanistan vet on Taliban takeover after troop withdrawal

'A heart-wrenching kick in the teeth' – Lymington Afghanistan vet on Taliban takeover after troop withdrawal

'A heart-wrenching kick in the teeth' – Lymington Afghanistan vet on Taliban takeover after troop withdrawal

A VETERAN of the Afghanistan conflict from Lymington has described the US withdrawal from the country as a "kick in the teeth".


Council leader calls for more government funding

Council leader calls for more government funding

Council leader calls for more government funding

LOCAL authorities could reach a financial tipping point without further government support, Hampshire County Council's leader has warned.


Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city?

Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city?

Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city?

RESIDENTS in Christchurch could be asked if they would back a BCP Council bid for city status for the area to unlock millions of pounds of funding.


Totton venue praised for response to comedian's racist penalty shootout tweets

Totton venue praised for response to comedian's racist penalty shootout tweets

Totton venue praised for response to comedian's racist penalty shootout tweets

HANGER Farm Arts Centre has been praised by local councillors for axing Andrew Lawrence.


Council takes a three-month break from full meetings

Council takes a three-month break from full meetings

Council takes a three-month break from full meetings

COUNCILLORS from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be taking a three-month break from full council meetings.


Ex-mayor hails promises over Christchurch developments after 'secret plan' row

Ex-mayor hails promises over Christchurch developments after 'secret plan' row

Ex-mayor hails promises over Christchurch developments after 'secret plan' row

THE former mayor of Christchurch has welcomed promises, including that Saxon Square car park will not be demolished, amid a 'secret plan' row.


'Major' overgrazing problem in New Forest, claim Lords

'Major' overgrazing problem in New Forest, claim Lords

'Major' overgrazing problem in New Forest, claim Lords

TWO members of the House of Lords have claimed overgrazing remains a "major" problem in the New Forest during a debate.

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Outrage over plans to spend £90,000 on new cars for mayors

Outrage over plans to spend £90,000 on new cars for mayors

Outrage over plans to spend £90,000 on new cars for mayors

THE former leader of BCP Council has said she is “absolutely mortified” at cabinet plans to spend £90,000 on two new cars for its mayors.


Sir Desmond Swayne among Tory rebels against moves to cut foreign aid

Sir Desmond Swayne among Tory rebels against moves to cut foreign aid

Sir Desmond Swayne among Tory rebels against moves to cut foreign aid

SIR Desmond Swayne is among 15 Conservative MPs rebelling against moves to cut foreign aid.


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