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Fire at landfill site tackled

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a landfill site near Verwood after a fire spread across two acres of rubbish on Saturday morning.

Band to play Roaring Forties gig

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A GLEN Miller Music Extravaganza is being performed by Hyde Band on Saturday at its Roaring Forties concert at the Bygone Days event in South Gorley.

Country life is celebrated at New Forest Show

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

TODAY is the final day of the New Forest Show.

Council to review street light design

Salisbury Journal:

10:50am Friday 1st August 2014

A READER has sent us this picture of the old and new lamps in the Furlong car park in Ringwood.

Online child sex crime crackdown

Salisbury Journal: Police are appealing for information after a teenager had his ear bitten off in an attack.

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A MAJOR sex crime crackdown has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles across Britain, the National Crime Agency has said.

Photo competition open

Salisbury Journal:

9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

THE National Park Authority’s Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back and organisers are urging people to submit their forest photographs.

First pony trail hits Ringwood

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A CRAFTY collaboration between three shops in Ringwood has seen the first pony trail in the town.

Scouts open new HQ with party

Salisbury Journal:

7:30am Friday 1st August 2014

SCOUTS in Ringwood celebrated the opening of their new HQ extension with a cream tea for family and friends.

Elderly couple cut free from crashed car

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

EMERGENCY services dealt with a two-vehicle crash on the A338 near Fordingbridge on Monday morning.

Fourth ultra-marathon down

Salisbury Journal:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TREE surgeon from Ringwood faced fog, thunder and a heatwave to complete his fourth ultra-marathon – running 100km in under 11 hours.

Solar farm plans receive widespread support

Salisbury Journal:

12:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ENERGY to power more than 6,000 homes – almost all of Verwood and Three Legged Cross – will be created now a plan for a 45-hectare solar farm has been approved.

Pro-cyclist Jens Voigt supports teen with health difficulties

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WORLD-famous cyclist is to lead a charity ride in the New Forest in September to support a teenage girl with multiple health problems.

Star of the ceremony

Salisbury Journal:

11:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

A SCOTTIE dog from Ringwood was one of the stars of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Ringwood extension appeal fails despite support from neighbours

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN appeal over an extension to a bungalow in Ringwood has been dismissed, despite the town council and neighbours having no objection.

Grand plans to see Ringwood filled with light this Christmas

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RINGWOOD is set to be filled with twinkling lights this Christmas, after the town council pledged £10,000 for an extra special display.

New plan to support adults with learning disabilities better in Hampshire

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NEW plan for adults with learning disabilities in Hampshire is promising to ensure better support.

Forest volunteers needed to help older people live independently

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW team of volunteers is being formed to enable older people to live independently for longer in the New Forest.

Salisbury to West Moors railway calendar to raise cash for polio mission

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A CALENDAR to mark the closure of the railway line between Salisbury and West Moors is now on sale - with £2.50 from each going to eradicate polio.

Thousands raised at ball in memory of Andrea

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BALL held in memory of a popular Fordingbridge girl who died in a zipwire accident raised an amazing £3,236 – with more money still coming in.

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.

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