Brave police dog starts retirement

Salisbury Journal:

11:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

HE has sniffed out criminals and followed up plenty of leads.

Chinese sky lanterns face council land ban

Salisbury Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE use of Chinese-style paper sky lanterns could be banned on all Hampshire County Council-owned land in the future.

Campaigners' fear over new homes plan

Salisbury Journal:

12:47pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WORRIED campaigners say they fear plans for 175 new homes won’t be looked at by the Secretary of State before being built, leading to flooding and traffic congestion.

Call for unused footwear

Salisbury Journal:

12:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNWANTED footwear is needed to help a Hampshire charity save lives.

Martin Music Festival hits the right notes

Salisbury Journal:

12:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TOE-TAPPING music lovers attended the Martin Music Festival on Saturday for 12 hours of back-to-back live performances.

Face paint fundraiser in aid of dog charity

Salisbury Journal:

12:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SPECSAVERS in Ringwood is getting into the carnival spirit and will be raising money for Happy Dogs Rescue on Saturday, September 20.

Green houses set to open their doors to the public

Salisbury Journal:

12:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GROUPS can attend an East Dorset Community Lunch at Potterne Park in Verwood on Tuesday, October 7 from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Group to mark 75th anniversary of war

Salisbury Journal:

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Friends of the New Forest Airfields are set to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War this month.

Taking in the sights on twinning cycle ride

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORDINGBRIDGE Twinning Association member Peter Adams undertook the annual twinning cycle ride, organised by Michel Geslin, president of the Vimoutiers Twinning Committee.

Cyclist’s church fundraiser

Salisbury Journal:

11:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FAMILIAR face in the forest has raised funds for an African church from pedal power and the generosity of her supporters.

Artist claims top award

Salisbury Journal:

12:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RINGWOOD artist Lindsey Cole has been awarded Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 by the Society of all Artists for ‘Camera Shy’.

New headteacher arrives

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

INDEPENDENT school Moyles Court is welcoming a new headteacher.

Midwife’s farewell

Salisbury Journal:

11:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

A NURSE who has cared for thousands of babies in the 40 years she has been working in Dorset has retired.

Teens’ skate ramp project

Salisbury Journal: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

12:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TEENAGE skaters and BMX cyclists in Ringwood are campaigning to replace “hazardous” skate ramps at their park.

Town gets ready for extravaganza

Salisbury Journal:

11:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

RINGWOOD is gearing up to host one of the biggest volunteer-run carnivals in the country on Saturday.

New defibrillator can be a lifesaver

Salisbury Journal:

11:58am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE first community-access defibrillator has been installed in Bransgore.

Consultation over sites for travellers

Salisbury Journal:

11:52am Thursday 18th September 2014

THREE Dorset councils were set to consult on proposed Gypsy and traveller sites on Monday, September 15.

Brass band seeks aid to cover costs

Salisbury Journal:

11:46am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SUCCESSFUL brass band is appealing for sponsors to help with the costs of attending several prestigious events.

Walk in aid of poorly animals

Salisbury Journal:

11:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POPULAR annual fundraiser for starving and poorly hounds takes place this weekend.

Food education programme

Salisbury Journal: Profits at Morrisons supermarket dived by more than half after the supermarket chain's sales were savaged in the industry's ongoing price war.

11:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

MORRISONS is launching the Academy of Food in Verwood, a free education programme designed to help children understand where good food comes from.

Business crime strategy help

Salisbury Journal: L-R: Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council leader Cllr Clive Sanders, Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Chief Inspector Simon Dodds

11:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

BUSINESSES in Hampshire are being asked for their input for a new business crime strategy.

A31 roadworks to be extended

Salisbury Journal: Traffic backs up on the Wessex Way at Springbourne after a crash northbound on the Spur Road between the Cooper Dean and Blackwater junctions. Picture: Richard Crease.

11:19am Thursday 18th September 2014

OVERNIGHT work on a notorious stretch on the A31 around Ringwood has been extended into this week due to delays.

School looking back over four decades

Salisbury Journal:

11:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORDINGBRIDGE Junior School is marking 40 years since it moved into its current building.

Councils claim planning grant

Salisbury Journal: Cllr Ian Monks

11:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH and East Dorset councils have been awarded a £160,000 grant towards a joint planning system.

Vicar’s war tribute

Salisbury Journal:

11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORDINGBRIDGE vicar is paying tribute to each man from the town who died in the First World War, on the 100th anniversary of their deaths.

Band’s stirring concert

Salisbury Journal:

11:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORDINGBRIDGE-based Hyde Band, right, will be joined by guest soprano soloist Elizabeth Ferrie for an evening of traditional proms music, flag waving and audience participation.

Council chairman launches prize draw

Salisbury Journal:

11:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PRIZE draw to win a silk artwork has been launched by Robin Cook, chairman of East Dorset District Council, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Friends of Victoria Hospital, Wimborne.

Show to go out on tour

Salisbury Journal: DRAMATIC NEWS: Forest Forge Theatre’s The Phoenix and the Carpet

11:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

THESPIANS from Forest Forge in Ringwood will be touring their new production from today (Thursday).

Police issue urgent appeal to trace flatbed lorry after man suffers serious injuries

Salisbury Journal:

1:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE "urgently" need to trace the driver of a flatbed truck and trailer after a man was hit on the M3 this morning.

Tails wag as dog lovers descend on show

Salisbury Journal:

12:26pm Thursday 11th September 2014

DOG lovers descended to the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre on Sunday to see whose pooch had the waggiest tall at the annual dog show.

Day of celebration

Salisbury Journal:

12:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Trafalgar School in Downton celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday with a day of music and fun.

Landmark for cancer service

Salisbury Journal: Macmillan Coffee Morning

12:08pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A PROGRAMME of physical and emotional support for cancer patients launched by a Fordingbridge woman and delivered at Salisbury District Hospital is celebrating its one year anniversary.

Produce on display

Salisbury Journal:

12:14pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FLORA and fauna and fruit and vegetables crammed Hyde Memorial Hall on Saturday for the spectacular Link Villages Produce Show.

Officials work to remove travellers from site

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

POLICE and council officials acted swiftly to try to remove a group of travellers from a site in Ringwood on Tuesday.

Sightings of rare dragonfly at Moors Valley

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A RARE dragonfly is now thought to have bred successfully at Moors Valley.

Badger jabs more cost effective than culling

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

BADGER vaccinations are a much cheaper way than culling to keep bovine TB under control, says a wildlife trust.

Proposed pipeline could cut its way into forest

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A GIANT electricity pipeline could cut through vast swathes of the New Forest if plans for an interconnector between France and Surrey are agreed.

Couple go back to the future on their wedding day

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

THE wedding of Cathryn Harman and Dan Gray on Friday was the first to be held in the Meeting House in Ringwood for more than 20 years.

Police official’s taser training

Salisbury Journal: FORUM: Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has taken part in taser training, after a number of constituents raised concerns about the use of the controversial weapon.

Disused pub opens its doors as day nursery for youngsters

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A DISUSED pub in Fordingbridge has been restored into a stunning and spacious day nursery for babies and infants.

Walkers stride out to raise funds for children's cancer ward

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A GROUP of walkers from the Fordingbridge area have raised £4,000 with a challenge for a children’s cancer ward - with more still coming in.

Homeless man case continues

Salisbury Journal:

10:36am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE coroner is continuing to investigate the death of a homeless man who was found with serious head injuries on a rural road near Ringwood five months ago.

Potential revival for bike hire scheme

Salisbury Journal:

10:46am Thursday 4th September 2014

A SCHEME to install Boris-style bikes in the New Forest could be revived.

Society puts on colourful show

Salisbury Journal:

10:35am Thursday 4th September 2014

A BLOOMING good show was put on by members of Ibsley and District Horticultural Society on Saturday.

Shopkeepers seek truth of war story

Salisbury Journal:

10:32am Thursday 4th September 2014

BRITAIN’S “rudest” shopkeepers are appealing for information on the premises they have taken over in Burley.

Funding to help projects

Salisbury Journal:

10:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE New Forest Trust has awarded £10,000 to community conservation projects.

Couple rev up for wedded bliss

Salisbury Journal:

10:28am Thursday 4th September 2014

A COUPLE from Ringwood were given a trike-tastic send-off on their wedding day.

Couple apply again to grow business on site

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

A COUPLE who were refused planning permission to live on their land to grow their new business near Fordingbridge have submitted another planning application.

Charity secures funds to safeguard lapwing

Salisbury Journal:

9:52am Thursday 4th September 2014

A FORDINGBRIDGE charity has secured £1m to help save the lapwing in the Avon Valley.

Mayor opens centre

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

A NEW Skillsbase Centre for people with a learning disability has been opened at The Stable Family Home Trust at Cornerways in Ringwood.


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