• Fowler misses Harriers trip

    SALISBURY City head to the Midlands tomorrow to visit Kidderminster Harriers in their latest Blue Square Premier match. Whites, unbeaten in ten outings, will be without the suspended Mike Fowler, who picked up a one-match ban after receiving a yellow

  • Ford Ward will re-open

    HEALTH bosses have confirmed in-patient beds at Fordingbridge Hospital will re-open as the Forest Journal hands over a petition of over 2,000 names on behalf of the community. The petition, along with numerous letters of support for the Save Our Beds

  • Farmers face Bluetongue costs

    FARMERS in the New Forest are facing costs including vets' bills of £100 an hour following an outbreak of bluetongue disease in neighbouring Dorset. The Forest has been declared a bluetongue protection zone, which means animals must not be taken to

  • Old mobiles can help children with special needs

    MOBILE phones that are past their best may be an annoyance for their owners but they could make the world of difference to children with special needs. Ringwood and Fordingbridge charity, The Sarah Kinsley Fund, launched a new drive on Tuesday to raise

  • Social group needs help

    A SOCIAL group that brings people together is looking to boost its leadership team. Verwood SNAP! (Special Needs and Able Persons) draws in about 80 members from the town and the surrounding area and has been running for nearly 20 years. Club Leader

  • Hampshire council tax up by 4.5 per cent

    HAMPSHIRE residents face a 4.5 per cent council tax hike after ruling Tory county councillors last night voted through their budget with a £14.7m list of savings. The Conservative-dominated council swept aside opposition group objections to approve its

  • Row breaks out over Forest concert plan

    PLANS to put on concerts for up to 5,000 people in a Dorset Forest have angered residents. The Forestry Commission is planning to deforest an area of almost 16 acres in Ashley Heath forest and to replace it with a "recre ation site" and parking for

  • New plans submitted for Bourne Hill

    A YEAR on from the demonstrations staged to save the "Secret Garden" new plans have been submitted by Salisbury District Council for the refurbishment and extension of its Bourne Hill offices. The fiercely fought campaign to halt an original full-blown

  • Second 'plodcast' launched

    FOLLOWING the success of the first Hampshire Police plodcast' the force now has a second online. So far there have been more than 700 full downloads of the first plodcast', and it is thought at least 1,000 others have listened to at least part of it