Officers resort to food voucher use

Salisbury Journal:

11:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE chief of Hampshire’s rank and file officers has revealed pay reforms are forcing more police officers to resort to using food vouchers to feed their families.

Fire service could lose £1m

Salisbury Journal: A fire engine arrives at the National Access Dinghy Championships

11:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

DORSET'S fire service could lose £1million in planned savings if proposals for a merger with Wiltshire and Swindon do not go ahead on time.

Storage warning made to all firearms owners

Salisbury Journal:

10:57am Thursday 16th October 2014

DORSET Police are warning all firearms owners in the county they must ensure their guns are being stored securely.

Drivers warned to beware of deer

Salisbury Journal: No extra seer culls in Forest

10:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to take extra care after the New Forest and parts of Hampshire were named as one of the worst areas for accidents involving deer.

Fisherman’s new book ready to hook readers

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FISHERMAN from Ringwood is hoping to reel in thousands of readers after penning a second book – A Keepnet Full of Dreams.

She was a real doll

Salisbury Journal:

11:09am Thursday 16th October 2014

Tribute to Daphne Gordon

Alliance criticises cost of cycle hire proposal

Salisbury Journal:

10:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

PUBLIC spending watchdogs say £84,000 of taxpayers’ money was “frittered away” by the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) on devising the plans for a Boris Bikes-style scheme in Hampshire.

Superheroes to the rescue!

Salisbury Journal:

11:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

PUPILS at St James First School in Alderholt became caped crusaders for the day as everyone celebrated their favourite superheroes.

Bike events work in tandem

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THOUSANDS of riders cruised through the New Forest as two mass cycling events operated successfully in tandem at the weekend.

Pick up some tasty produce

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE Farmers’ Markets’ next monthly market at The Furlong in Ringwood is this Saturday.

Cyclist rides 212 miles to create massive bike

Salisbury Journal:

11:16am Thursday 16th October 2014

A CYCLIST from Landford has created a massive bicycle on the website Strava by cycling 212 miles in the New Forest and surrounding areas.

Birthday tree planting

Salisbury Journal:

10:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

TINY Jack Corlett celebrated his first birthday at Fordingbridge Day Nursery by helping the town’s Mayor Malcolm Connolly plant an apple tree, pictured right, and say a huge “Thank You” to everyone who worked hard to open the new nursery.

Scouts’ campaign to fix leaking roof

Salisbury Journal:

10:41am Thursday 16th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by 1st Fordingbridge Scouts to replace their leaking roof before the rain sets in.

Electrocution risk for inflatable hot tub users

Salisbury Journal: Running water tap

10:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

Trading Standards issues warning over one brand after authorities in the Netherlands raise alarm.

Multi-activity centre opens after five year project

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A SCOUTING community is celebrating the opening of a £135,000 multi-activity centre at the home of the 1st Poulner Scouts after five years in the making.

Fundraisers aid bicycle scheme

Salisbury Journal:

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THOUSANDS of people in Africa are now cycling instead of walking the 20 miles to get to work or school thanks to fundraising in memory of Rory Walworth from Downton.

Hale troop celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday

Salisbury Journal:

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

BROWNIES in Hale held a celebration for the Big Brownie Birthday with a reunion of a number of members of the past and present pack.

Find out autism information

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

PARENTS and carers of children who display autistic spectrum behaviour are welcome to an information day at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Monday, October 20.

Pupils make their votes count

Salisbury Journal:

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Trinity First School in Verwood had their first taste of democracy as they cast their votes in the school’s council elections.

Campaign to thank park visitors

Salisbury Journal:

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE Forestry Commission has launched a campaign to thank people for supporting Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood.

Fisherman set to launch new book

Salisbury Journal:

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A RINGWOOD fisherman has combined his love of the river with his love of the written word and penned a second book.

Day celebrates older people

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A WHOLE host of things to see were on offer at Hockeys’ Farm near Gorley as Age Concern celebrated International Day of the Older Person.

Hot off the press

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

Fordingbridge fire officer PETE WHITE reports on what the area’s firefighters have been up to this week...

Potential fire service merger

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

DORSET and Wiltshire Fire Authorities have taken a step closer to a potential merger.

Have your say on IVF's future

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in the New Forest and Hampshire are asking for the public’s views on future provision of IVF in the region.

Police name man who died on A338 accident blackspot

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE man who was killed in a crash on Sunday morning has been named as William George Cooper, 30, of Mockbeggar Lane, Ibsley in Ringwood.

Seed collection to help protect trees

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

SEED collectors from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew gathered seeds from Godshill near Fordingbridge for a project to tackle pests and diseases.

Superstore opens up and creates new jobs

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A NEW superstore opened its doors to shoppers in Verwood on Monday creating 50 new jobs.

Catch up with the old gang

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THIRTY years after leaving The Burgate Comprehensive School (now The Burgate School and Sixth Form Academy) a pair of pupils have decided to organise a reunion.

Lensman Mark Simpson to discuss work

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

LANDSCAPE photographer Mark Simpson will be presenting an illustrated talk about his photographs at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, tomorrow from 7pm.

School meals delivery issue

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

PROBLEMS with the delivery of free school meals in Dorset mean some schools risk falling short of the government’s target.

New committee steps in to preserve carnival

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

PEOPLE power has secured the fate of Verwood Carnival – for another year at least – with a new committee shoring up the 84-year-old tradition.

Town allotments voted top of the plots in competition

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

PRIZES have been awarded to green fingered Ringwood residents in the town’s annual allotment competition.

Child psychologist to hold seminars at school

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

EMINENT Australian child psychologist Steve Biddulph will be holding a series of seminars at Ringwood Waldorf School on Monday.

Second World War secrets of the New Forest

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A FASCINATING illustrated talk, about some of the secret operations which happened in the New Forest during the Second World War, was given to Verwood Historical Society by Gareth Owen of the National Park Authority.

Hyde Training Band brings cheer to Fordingbridge nursing home

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

OLDER folk at Allenbrook Nursing Home in Fordingbridge were treated to a special performance by the Hyde Training Band.

New craft workshops to aid Lantern Community in Ringwood

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

ARTS and crafts were centre stage at the Lantern Community’s open day as three new workshop buildings were officially opened for adults with learning difficulties.

Future of Fordingbridge Surgery reaffirmed at patient participation group

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

ABOUT 65 patients of the Fordingbridge Surgery turned up for the sixth meeting of the patient participation group held at Fordingbridge Town Hall.

Sky lanterns face ban across Forest

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE party may be over for people wanting to celebrate with Chinese Lanterns as organisations have called for them to be banned across the New Forest.

Jazz group ready to put on a show

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

JAZZERS in Verwood will be in for a treat when Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends perform at the Hideaway on Thursday, October 16.

Cuts in funding of respite trips

Salisbury Journal:

4:53pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are pleading with Hampshire County Council bosses to rethink plans to slash funding for trips and activities for disabled children that allow parents respite.

Man killed in early-morning crash on A338 Fordingbridge

Salisbury Journal:

10:37am Sunday 5th October 2014

A MAN has died on the A338 between Fordingbridge and Ringwood this morning.

New proposals for cycle grant

Salisbury Journal:

12:40pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SECOND raft of proposals has been drawn up by the New Forest National Park Authority after they rejected the first plans for the £2million Boris Bikes scheme.

Adventure day commemorates century of girl guide movement

Salisbury Journal:

12:39pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CENTURY after the movement was founded, 78 Girl Guides from Downton and Salisbury villages held on to their hats and headed off to the New Forest for a day of adventure.

Celebrations for chapel

Salisbury Journal:

12:37pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A WEEKEND of celebration marked the 80th anniversary of Verwood Road Evangelical Chapel.

TV star at auction

Salisbury Journal:

12:33pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

HAMPSHIRE TV personality Fred Dineage swapped his microphone for a gavel when opened a charity auction at the Meeting House in Ringwood on Saturday, September 27.

Novice going for glory

Salisbury Journal:

12:31pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A YOUNG horse looks set to put a Parley equestrian centre on the map after qualifying for the Horse of the Year Show at the first attempt.

National stage set for two stable mates

Salisbury Journal:

12:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

FRILLY, a pretty traditional gypsy cob and her stable mate Temptation, a distinguished plaited riding horse, have been groomed to stardom by their owner Liz Wright, owner of Moortown Stud in Crow, Ringwood.

Fresh makeover for store

Salisbury Journal:

12:25pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A DOWNTON village shop was relaunched on Friday following a Simply Fresh makeover.

Website for older people

Salisbury Journal:

12:23pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

INTERNATIONAL Older People’s Day was celebrated in Dorset with the launch of a new website called My Life My Care.


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