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Looking to recruit volunteers? Come along to New Forest fair

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

4:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHARITIES and groups looking to recruit volunteers are invited to register their interest for the New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015.

Popular ‘Beach Bus’ service nominated for national award

Bournemouth Echo: New Forest Beach Bus

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW Forest bus service has been nominated for a national award.

Help give long-forgotten gravestones and monuments a new lease of life

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

LONG-FORGOTTEN gravestones and monuments in the New Forest are set to be given a new lease of life.

VIDEO: Cyclist calls for action after near miss with car in New Forest

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Monday 27th October 2014

A CYCLIST is calling for action after a near miss with a car in the New Forest.

Tributes paid after councillor who campaigned for safer roads loses cancer battle

Bournemouth Echo:

11:07am Monday 27th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a highly-respected councillor who campaigned for safer roads in Bransgore.

Have your say on conservation of the New Forest over next five years

Bournemouth Echo: New Forest at your finger tips: how a new app is helping visitors make the most of the national park

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

NEW Forest organisations are asking people for their thoughts on caring for the New Forest.

UPDATE: Two in court in connection with murder of Pennie Davis

Bournemouth Echo:

1:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO people have appeared in court today in connection with the murder of mother of five Pennie Davis.

Ill people to be supported at hospice’s new £650k facility

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A hospice is celebrating the completion of a £650,000 facility that will enable it to support seriously ill people at an earlier stage.

£6k boost for volunteers who vowed to restore obelisk honouring naval hero

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to restore a monument built to honour one of Britain’s greatest naval heroes have received a cash boost.

Two more arrested in connection with death of mum-of-five Pennie Davis

Bournemouth Echo:

5:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO MORE people have been arrested in connection with the death of mum-of-five Pennie Davis.

Nominate your brilliant New Forest business

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

The public are asked to nominate their favourite businesses in this year’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards.

Ringwood homes get go-ahead after six-month delay

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build up to 175 homes in Ringwood have been given the go-ahead after a six-month delay.

Caught on camera: moment two house sparrows clashed during vicious turf war

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A pair of humble house sparrows show their vicious side as they clash in an avian turf war.

Annual poppy appeal launched in Ringwood with special event

Bournemouth Echo:

10:13am Monday 20th October 2014

POPPY appeal organisers in Ringwood are hoping supporters will dig deep for the Royal British Legion this year.

England star Adam Lallana can keep controversial sports pitch in his back garden, council decides

Bournemouth Echo: LIMITED CHANCES: England's Adam Lallana

2:34pm Friday 17th October 2014

ENGLAND international Adam Lallana has secured planning permission for a controversial sports pitch built in his garden, despite opposition from his neighbours.

Gangs stripping New Forest of mushrooms on an "industrial scale"

Bournemouth Echo:

4:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

RANGERS patrolling the New Forest are on high alert amid claims that commercial mushroom picking is taking place on an industrial scale.

UPDATE: Road closed after forklift truck falls from lorry during crash

Bournemouth Echo:

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A forklift truck fell off the back of a lorry after it crashed into a railway bridge this morning.

Funeral of mum-of-five found stabbed to death in New Forest field to be held next week

Bournemouth Echo:

10:50am Friday 17th October 2014

THE FUNERAL of a mother of five who died of stab wounds will be held in Southampton next week.

VIDEO: Moveable walls, beds for nine and a drop-down cinema - see the caravan they're calling the future of staycation holidays

Bournemouth Echo:

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

How many people can you get in a 30ft caravan? Nine - if it's got moveable walls...

Delays on A31 New Forest after breakdown

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATE: A31 near Ringwood reopened after refrigerated meat lorry fire

8:17am Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE are delays on the A31 through the New Forest this morning due to a breakdown.

Plans for 175 homes in Ringwood given the green light

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12:32pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build up to 175 homes in Ringwood have been given the go-ahead after a six-month delay.

Scouts celebrate opening of new activity centre

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 13th 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.

Hundreds of cyclists to take part in New Forest rides today

Bournemouth Echo:

9:51am Sunday 12th October 2014

THOUSANDS of cyclists will take to the roads around the New Forest today.

Wiggle New Forest ride gets underway

Bournemouth Echo:

10:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

A MASS cycling event attracting thousands of riders to the New Forest has begun this morning.

New Forest cycle route changes welcomed by safety group after fears raised over clash

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A NEW Forest safety group who called for two cycle events to change their routes have welcomed the new arrangements.

Postmaster 'over the drink drive limit during high speed fireball crash', inquest hears

Bournemouth Echo: Vasta Odedra

12:32pm Friday 10th October 2014

A postmaster died when his car went into a ditch and burst into flames, an inquest heard.

UPDATE: New Forest cycle ride changes route - as organisers say "premature" safety warning only increased tensions

Bournemouth Echo: Tensions: Top level talks are to be held to build bridges between cyclists and those living in the New Forest

8:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

CHANGES have been made to a New Forest cycle ride, days after safety bosses raised fears over a clash.

Ringwood gets ready for first Christmas lights switch-on for several years

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for Ringwood’s first Christmas lights switch-on in several years.

‘Residents called “derogatory-sounding” names and calls for help ignored’

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FRAIL residents were left in distress and called “derogatory-sounding” names by some staff members at a dementia care home, inspectors found.

Cyclist uses GPS to draw a 212 mile giant bike around Bournemouth and the New Forest

Bournemouth Echo:

10:29am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IT is probably the most topical of pictures to emblazon across a map of the New Forest.

Family pays tribute to "warm-hearted" van driver killed in crash on the A338

Bournemouth Echo:

4:20pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE grieving family of a 30-year-old killed in a New Forest crash have paid tribute to a “fun-loving, warm-hearted” man.

Art and craft workshops finally open after 10-years of fundraising

Bournemouth Echo:

12:24pm Tuesday 7th 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.

Cycle row brewing as New Forest safety group says Wiggle or Gridiron event should be rescheduled

Bournemouth Echo: Tensions: Top level talks are to be held to build bridges between cyclists and those living in the New Forest

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ORGANISERS of two major cycling events in the New Forest are being urged to change their rides to avoid a clash.

Woman in court in connection with Pennie Davis' death

Bournemouth Echo:

7:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WOMAN charged in connection with the death of Pennie Davis appeared at Winchester Crown Court today.

1,600lbs and 16ft across - is this the country’s biggest pumpkin?

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NEW Forest twins are hoping to set a new UK record with their monster 1,600-pound pumpkin.

No more speeding in the dark: infrared cameras to be deployed in latest crackdown

Bournemouth Echo:

5:04pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Infrared cameras that can catch drivers speeding in the dark are to be used in the New Forest in a bid to cut down animal deaths. 

Ban Chinese lanterns in New Forest, says authority

Bournemouth Echo: Chinese lanterns

4:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ORGANISATIONS have called for “dangerous” Chinese lanterns to be banned across the New Forest.

Infrared cameras to catch speeding motorists at night in the New Forest

Bournemouth Echo:

8:14am Wednesday 1st October 2014

IF YOU thought you could get away speeding at night, think again.

'Ban Chinese lanterns in the New Forest' - calls made over concerns for animal welfare

Bournemouth Echo: Chinese lanterns

11:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ORGANISATIONS have called for “dangerous” Chinese lanterns to be banned across the New Forest.

Mule dies in New Forest double crash horror

Bournemouth Echo: Half Term and inner mule

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are investigating a double hit-and-run incident in which a young mule died after being struck by two vehicles.

Monster 1,600Ib pumpkin set to break UK record

Bournemouth Echo:

1:56pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEW Forest twins are hoping to set a new UK record with their monster 1,600lb pumpkin.

Finn, 12, becomes radio station’s youngest ever DJ

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN ASPIRING radio DJ from Ringwood has become the youngest ever presenter on Hope FM.

Beware the Devil’s Trumpet – gardener discovers weird “weed” is potent hallucinogen

Bournemouth Echo:

12:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A GARDEN expert was shocked to discover a plant growing in his back garden which is capable of causing coma, hallucinations and amnesia.

Four cyclists seriously injured in two separate collisions in the New Forest

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

FOUR cyclists suffered serious injuries in two separate collisions in the New Forest this weekend.

Man rescued from water at Barton on Sea

Bournemouth Echo: GREEN WANDS Police Helicopter chases suspect in Putney

8:58am Sunday 28th September 2014

Police and coastguard were called to rescue a man in the water at Barton on Sea on Saturday evening.

Animal accident hotspots to be targeted after 72 animals die on New Forest roads

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A BID to reduce the number of animal accidents in the New Forest will see new methods used in a new crackdown.

Broken down milk tanker causing delays on A31

Bournemouth Echo: Broken down car on A31 at Ringwood causing delays

12:49pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TRAFFIC is delayed on a busy New Forest road due to a broken down articulated milk tanker.

UPDATE: £2million cycling plans for New Forest voted through

Bournemouth Echo: Government cash boost for New Forest cycling

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Plans for up to £2m of work planned to improve cycling in the New Forest countryside have been approved.

Appeal launched for £1.5m makeover to community centre

Bournemouth Echo:

8:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAJOR appeal has been launched to give a New Forest community centre a much-anticipated £1.5m makeover.

Celebrations as much-needed nursery class opens at school

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS celebrated the opening of a New Forest nursery class after months of hard work to make it happen.






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