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New police powers driving down antisocial behaviour in Verwood

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

NEW police powers are being credited with driving down anti-social behaviour in Verwood and Three Legged Cross by nearly a quarter.

Alderholt's Giant leads happy throng to festival and fete

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE famed Alderholt Giant was a particularly cool dude this year, sporting sunglasses and toting a saxophone.

Record number of visitors for summer show

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

AN unprecedented number of visitors poured into Woodgreen Village Hall for the Woodgreen and Hale Horticultural Society annual show.

Thousands have a great summer festival in Fordingbridge

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 3,000 people are estimated to have descended upon the rec in Fordingbridge for a fabulous sixth summer festival.

Father of two, 49, killed himself after break-up

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FATHER of two from Fordingbridge killed himself after he failed to get back together with his ex-fiancée, an inquest heard.

Warning over e-cig and mobile chargers after explosion at family home

Salisbury Journal:

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are warning of the dangers of electrical chargers after an e-cigarette caused a devastating blaze in Ringwood – within an hour of it being plugged in.

Fun day in Fordingbridge for homeless charity

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORDINGBRIDGE pub is hosting a fun day in aid of homeless people next month.

Flying spectacular set for take-off in South Gorley

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FLYING spectacular that has raised more than £200,000 for charity is set for take-off on August 2 and 3.

Manor house once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh up for sale

Salisbury Journal: n In November 1992 Michael White dressed up as Sir Walter Raleigh, the man credited with bringing tobacco back from the New World, in protest against moves by National Express to ban smoking from their coaches

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SIR Walter Raleigh's old country home in Downton, which Queen Elizabeth once stayed in, has been put on the market for £1.35 million.

Man released without charge after suspected Paulton's Park incident

Salisbury Journal: Days Out...Paulton's Park

2:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 37-YEAR-OLD Poole man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child at Paulton’s Park has been released from custody.

Show telling stories of WWI soldiers to play Ringwood gig

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SHOW commemorating the First World War is to be staged at Ringwood’s Meeting House on August 2, after playing to a packed hall in Alderholt last month.

People urged to pull up Himalayan balsam and burn it

Salisbury Journal: The Himalayan balsam

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET Wildlife Trust (DWT) is urging people to pull up a common invasive plant if they see it lining rivers.

Relief lollipop ladies and gents needed in Dorset

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to help support lollipop patrols and put themselves forward for relief duties.

Sad ending in search for missing Fly

Salisbury Journal: Much-loved dog missing from the New Forest

3:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SPRINGER cross that sparked a three-week hunt after he went missing has been found dead.

Appeal for witnesses after man attacks toddler

Salisbury Journal: Paulton's Park

1:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for anyone who witnessed an attack on a toddler at Paulton’s Park on Sunday.

Driving course for Dorset people aged 70-plus

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

DORSET County Council is offering drivers aged 70 and over a chance to take part in a discussion about driving issues and take an observed practical refresher drive in their own car at a later date.

£100,000 more for grass cutting after council admits verges unacceptable

Salisbury Journal: Cllr Spencer Flower

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

DORSET County Council is reviewing its verge cutting after being caught out with a wet winter and mild spring – telling residents the state they have been left in recently is “unacceptable”.

New service from Ringwood to Hythe on the cards

Salisbury Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A NEW weekend and seasonal shuttle bus between Ringwood and Hythe Ferry is on the cards after environmentally-friendly transport around the New Forest was awarded just over £2million from the Department for Transport.

Summer reading challenge now on at Hampshire and Dorset libraries

4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CHILDREN are being encouraged to lose themselves in a ‘Mythical Maze’ Summer Reading Challenge at libraries.

Prizes on offer for rural business survey

4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PRIZES are on offer for rural businesses from the Wessex region who complete a survey.

Report to outline £348million savings to be made in Hampshire

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A REPORT to be presented to councillors tomorrow will outline the severity of cuts being made by Hampshire County Council.

Former tearoom owner appealing for help for destitute South African children

Salisbury Journal: Supporting animals in Africa

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A TEAROOM owner has sold up and flown out to help children in South Africa after falling in love with the country.

No French market for Ringwood after councillors veto idea

Salisbury Journal: French Market from Normandy in Dorchester

6:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FRENCH market will not be held in Ringwood next week after all, after councillors scotched the idea, despite the promise of getting a little over £1,000 towards its Christmas lights.

Chance to show off your environmentally friendly home

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS in the New Forest who are saving money and the environment are being invited to open their homes to the public to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

Last chance to get discount New Forest Show tickets

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

PEOPLE who want to attend the New Forest Show have until Monday to claim a ten per cent discount on tickets.

Burgate welcomes 700 kids for sports event

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

NEARLY 700 children poured into the Burgate School for the third Mini Olympics and Commonwealth Games event on Monday.

Sixth Fordingbridge Summer Festival offering packed day tomorrow

Salisbury Journal: (6726795)Plastic ducks take to the River Wharfe for the Burley-in-Wharfedale annual Duck Race

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN amazing day out for all ages is promised this Saturday at the sixth Fordingbridge Festival.

New Forest young carers get boost from supermarket

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE New Forest Young Carers service has been given £590 from Waitrose Ringwood’s Community Matters fund.

New Forest aviation history buffs on hand this weekend

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE Friends of the New Forest Airfields are holding an aviation history drop-in day this Sunday at its education centre in Merryfield Park, Bransgore, from 10am until 4pm.

Verwood Concert Brass hosts packed 150th anniversary celebration

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people swarmed to the recreation ground to help their town’s brass band celebrate an incredible 150 years.

Couple to fight refusal to allow them to live on agricultural land in Fordingbridge

Salisbury Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A COUPLE who want to produce rare meats, elephant garlic and mushrooms on agricultural land near Fordingbridge are launching an appeal to the secretary of state after being refused permission to live there for three years.

Honour for Ringwood and Fordingbridge air cadets

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AIR cadets in Ringwood and Fordingbridge are overjoyed after winning a trophy putting them in the top six corps in the country.

Sporty taster day at Moors Valley

Salisbury Journal: SCENIC: The lake at Moors Valley Country Park

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A SPORTY Fun taster day is being held at Moors Valley Country Park this Saturday, as part of the Activate Coast and Countryside project.

Mother's delight as she's reunited with son adopted 41 years ago

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A RETIRED Ringwood mother says she is “overwhelmed” after meeting her son for the first time since giving him up for adoption as a newborn, nearly 42 years ago.

More public sector strikes threatened

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS walked out, schools shut, bins went uncollected and libraries closed as public sector workers in Hampshire joined an estimated one million strikers nationwide in response to the National Joint Council’s pay offer of a one per cent increase last Thursday.

First teenage police cadets for Hampshire

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has officially welcomed its first 74 teenage volunteer police cadets.

Fabulous event sees Ringwood streets filled with pedal car fans

Salisbury Journal:

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN amazing day was had by the 10,000 people who crammed into Ringwood to see the spectacular 27th British Pedal Car Grand Prix.

Springer cross still missing after three weeks

Salisbury Journal: Much-loved dog missing from the New Forest

3:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FLY the dog is still missing, 18 days after going missing from Godshill.

Verwood panto people announce next show

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

VERWOOD Pantomime Society has announced its next show – Aladdin by Bradford and Webster, which will be performed in January.

Promotion for Desmond Swayne in reshuffle

Salisbury Journal: New Forest MP Desmond Swayne

12:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEW Forest West MP Desmond Swayne has been promoted in David Cameron's reshuffle - but says many of his constituents will not like his new job.

Sixth Big Bike Bash to be held next month

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE sixth Big Bike Bash will be held at Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre from August 22-25.

Still time to have your say on council services in Dorset

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

PEOPLE in Dorset still have time to have their say on council services in the Ask Dorset campaign. Roadshows are taking place across the county until the end of July.

Trip of a lifetime on offer for young people

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THREE talented Ringwood Students have an amazing opportunity to travel to India, America and Finland as international ambassadors for the town.

Special needs assessment and care to change in Hampshire

6:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

CARE for special needs youngsters in Hampshire is set to change from September 1.

Fordingbridge photographer to hold open day

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FORDINGBRIDGE photographer will be opening his studio doors to the public on Saturday, July 19 from midday until 4pm.

People urged to let loved ones know about organ donation decision

1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to make it clear to family and friends they want to donate organs as they revealed 18 people in Hampshire and 29 people in Dorset died in the last five years due to a shortage of organs.

Get ready for Paws in the Park this Saturday

Salisbury Journal: Paws in the Park

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN international veterinary charity will be holding its annual dog show on July 19.

Have your say on the future of buildings in Sandleheath

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MEMBERS of the public can have their say on Sandleheath’s Village Design Statement from now until August 14.

Railway buffs needed for theatre company's project

8:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

RAILWAY lovers are needed to work with writer Dino Aristidou to help create a new production called Leaves on the Line.

Diabetes sufferer: "Look after yourselves before it's too late"

Salisbury Journal:

6:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DIABETES sufferer is warning people with the condition to look after themselves before it’s too late.

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