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£70k benefits fraud: couple jailed after buying lavish holidays and Range Rover at taxpayers’ expense

Bournemouth Echo: BEHIND BARS: Nicola Rogers and husband Bryan

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE who claimed years of benefits while enjoying exotic holidays and expensive cars have been jailed.

Firefighters warning to New Forest visitors over barbecue safety

Bournemouth Echo: Perfect for summer

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

WITH summer on its way, firefighters are calling on visitors to the New Forest to use barbecues safely.

Toy Exchange scheme returns to Ringwood after former building earmarked for demolition

Bournemouth Echo: TOY JOY: The Toy Exchange Donate Scheme reopens in Ringwood

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TOY exchange and donation scheme in Ringwood has returned to the town after its former building was earmarked for demolition.

Delays after two car collision on the A31 at Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo: File picture

12:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THERE are delays on the A31 at Ringwood this lunchtime following a two vehicle collision at the bottom of Poulner Hill.

TV Vet Adventures’ Luke Gamble wins prized animal welfare award

Bournemouth Echo: Luke Gamble

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FROM sick cows to poorly elephants, vet Luke Gamble has helped many creatures from around the world to feel better.

Cannabis factory boss forced to pay thousands of pounds after police uncover offshore accounts

Bournemouth Echo: Cannabis factory boss forced to pay thousands of pounds after police uncover offshore accounts

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CRIMINAL who ran a cannabis factory will be forced to pay thousands of pounds after police identified his offshore bank accounts.

Police hunt for saboteurs who threw nails on the road during Wiggle event

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

8:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the hunt for saboteurs who targeted a mass cycling event in the New Forest.

Carnival to be 'bigger and better' than ever as new plans revealed

Bournemouth Echo: Last year's Lymington Carnival

8:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THIS year it’s going to be big. That is the pledge from organisers of a Hampshire carnival that has been given an exciting new look in a bid to boost its popularity.

Saboteurs condemned for spreading nails on road during successful Wiggle cycling event’

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

5:20am Monday 14th April 2014

ATTEMPTS to sabotage a successful mass cycling event in the New Forest have been labelled “absolutely reprehensible”.

Police to crackdown on speeding drivers as part of Europe-wide scheme

Bournemouth Echo: Hampshire Police are investigating

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE officers from Hampshire’s roads unit will join in a Europe-wide crackdown on speeding this week.

Become a volunteer and explore parts of the New Forest you never knew existed...

Bournemouth Echo: Become a volunteer and explore parts of the New Forest you never knew existed...

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Want to meet new friends, learn new skills, keep active and help someone else? Course you do.

Controversial multi-million pound plans for 175 homes on greenfield site in Ringwood get the go-ahead

Bournemouth Echo: Jeremy Heron.

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build up to 175 homes on a greenfield site in the New Forest have got the go-ahead.

War of words breaks out over Wiggle cycle event after posters warn of ‘risk to public’

Bournemouth Echo: CONTROVERSIAL: Riders on a previous Wiggle event

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A BITTER row has broken out in the New Forest as the area braces itself for the first mass cycling event of the year.

Burglar tried to sell stolen items at pawn shop, court hears

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10:37am Friday 11th April 2014

A BURGLAR was caught after trying to sell stolen items at a New Milton pawn shop, a court heard.

Teenager Max guest of honour at £108k play park he campaigned for

Bournemouth Echo: Max Hotchin.

5:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

“LOOK what I’ve done!”

Dorset Police team up with academics in bid to improve their crime-fighting skills

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DORSET Police will be working with criminology specialists and academics in a bid to enhance their crime-fighting skills and increase public safety.

Sport relief: Teen Charlotte secures football kit for youngsters in Rwanda thanks to generous donations

Bournemouth Echo: SPORT RELIEF: Charlotte Heaps is heading to Rwanda with donated football equipment

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SIXTH form student has enlisted the help of community organisations and businesses as she goes on the trip of a lifetime in the summer.

Young girl 'lucky not to lose her eye' in dog attack

Bournemouth Echo: Emily Leach and her daughter Lucie

10:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE have launched an investigation after a New Forest schoolgirl was viciously attacked by a dog.

Two arrested after police discover “large quantities” of cannabis during raid at industrial unit

Bournemouth Echo: Officers and police helicopter dealing with 'routine drugs warrant' in Ringwood

2:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

POLICE have arrested two men following a raid at a suspected cannabis factory at an industrial unit in Ringwood.

Christchurch man escapes jail after police find bags of cocaine in car

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11:58am Wednesday 9th April 2014

POLICE found three bags of cocaine when they stopped a car in Station Road, New Milton, a court heard.

Cutting-edge ‘raptorcam’ captures birds of prey behaviour

Bournemouth Echo: Cutting-edge ‘raptorcam’ captures birds of prey behaviour

11:15am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CUTTING-edge ‘raptorcam’ will show birds of prey in their nests as they breed, hatch eggs, feed chicks and teach their young how to fly.

Delays cleared after car ends up in ditch on A31

Bournemouth Echo: Hampshire Police are investigating

7:57am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CAR came off the road on the A31 this morning.

Revealed: the restaurants and children's nursery told food hygiene needs "major improvement"

Bournemouth Echo: Reductions in funding mean the future of Verwood Hub is in the balance

10:39am Monday 7th April 2014

A SHOCKING 14 premises in Fordingbridge, Ringwood and Verwood and the surrounding area have been judged to need “major improvement” to bring their food hygiene up to scratch – including a children’s nursery, a community centre and an award-winning farm shop.

VIDEO: Severe delays after crash between lorry and van on A31 near Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo: Delays after collision on A31 near Ringwood

4:50pm Monday 7th April 2014

MILES of traffic queues built-up near Ringwood this morning following a three-vehicle collision on a major road.

DJ Chris Evans strikes restaurant deal in New Forest

Bournemouth Echo: Broadcaster Chris Evans strikes deal in Lymington

8:23am Monday 7th April 2014

ONE of Britain’s best-known broadcasters has spoken of his excitement after revealing that he is going to help run a New Forest eatery.

Valentine's Day storm damage to cost New Forest taxpayers £400,000

Bournemouth Echo: Storms of February 2014 - Milford on Sea

10:42am Friday 4th April 2014

A FEROCIOUS storm that battered the Hampshire coastline is set to cost taxpayers more than £400,000, it has been revealed.

Driver injured after A31 New Forest crash

Bournemouth Echo: Driver dies as car overturns into ditch in Hampshire

7:52am Friday 4th April 2014

A DRIVER was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a collision in the New Forest.

'A hidden gem' - plans unveiled to restore 172-year-old monument to naval hero

Bournemouth Echo: Campaigners are planning to restore a monument erected in memory of Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale

2:20pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

HE was one of Britain’s greatest naval heroes.

A donkey walks into a Tesco Express...(no, this isn't a joke)

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Charlie Lambeth

9:36am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A DONKEY left shoppers stunned after wandering into a Tesco Express store in Brockenhurst yesterday afternoon.

‘Hot’ Mikado to come to Ringwood this Easter

Bournemouth Echo: The cast for the RMDS Easter production of the musical comedy Hot Mikado

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

EASTER will be sizzling with red-hot gospel, swing, blues and jazz when Ringwood Musical and Dra-matic Society stages Hot Mikado.

Delays for motorists after A31 collision

Bournemouth Echo: Hampshire Police are investigating

8:07am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MOTORISTS are suffering delays this morning after a collision on the A31.

Car ends up hanging around after New Forest crash

Bournemouth Echo: The scene on the A35. Pic by John Paine.

7:31pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CAR ended up hanging from telephone wires after crashing into a pole in the New Forest.

105-year-old recites childhood poetry word-for-word at birthday celebrations

Bournemouth Echo: Dorothy Larner, centre, celebrating her 105th birthday with daughters Maureen Dalziel, 81, left, and Valerie Mitchell, 79.

11:00am Monday 31st March 2014

DOROTHY Larner, who marked her milestone 105th birthday with her daughters on Mother’s Day yesterday, can still recount poetry from her youth word-for-word.

A35 in Lyndhurst blocked after car overturns

Bournemouth Echo: A lorry crashed into a hedge near Bodenham yesterday.

4:42pm Monday 31st March 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a car has overturned and blocked a busy Hampshire road this afternoon.

Mud link to mystery dog-death illness

Bournemouth Echo: Sarah Thairs

8:01am Monday 31st March 2014

DOG owners are being urged to wash their animals after taking them for a walk in a bid to protect their pets from a deadly disease.

Don't panic! Scrapbook reveals real 'Dad's Army'

Bournemouth Echo: SECRETS REVEALED: Lt Col Sir Morgan Crofton’s scrapbook is examined

2:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A SCRAPBOOK of top secret orders, letters and hand drawn maps by a war-time Home Guard commander has revealed rare insights into the real ‘Dad’s Army’ of the New Forest.

Waterstones heading for Ringwood’s Furlong Centre complete with cafe

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12:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

WELL-known bookseller Waterstones is heading to Ringwood.

Police helicopter launched in New Forest after youths attempt burglary

Bournemouth Echo: More demand on police officers.

3:26pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

POLICE are combing the Hampshire countryside for three youths who tried to break into an outbuilding.

New free school for vulnerable children in New Milton could open next year

Bournemouth Echo: Principal designate of Eaglewood, Dr Mike Horswell

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A NEW free school catering for vulnerable children could be open in New Milton next year.

Teenagers lose £2,000 each after school pulls out of Kenya expedition

Bournemouth Echo: Teenagers lose £2,000 each after school pulls out of Kenya project

1:17pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THEY were eagerly looking forward to the trip and spent months raising the money needed to meet the cost of flights and other expenses.

400-year-old landmark tree by New Forest pub is felled

Bournemouth Echo: The beech tree at the Swan Inn at Lyndhurst

12:19pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

IT has stood tall in the heart of Hampshire for 400 years.

On song: pupils record track as school aims to raise £30k to buy much-needed computers

Bournemouth Echo: IN FINE VOICE: Headteacher of St James First School in Alderholt, Andy Poole works with pupils on a new recording

5:40am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SCHOOL aiming to raise £30,000 for much-needed computers is on song following a special recording session.

Police officers bitten during arrest outside Ringwood pub

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9:13am Monday 24th March 2014

THREE police officers were hurt when they tried to arrest a violent man outside a Hampshire pub last night.

New Forest rated one of the top 25 rural places to live in the country

Bournemouth Echo: The beautiful New Forest was rated in the top 25 rural places to live in the country

9:16am Monday 24th March 2014

PARTS of Hampshire have been named as among the best rural areas to live in the country.

Ladies, get on your bikes for the Macmillan Cycletta New Forest

Bournemouth Echo: Ladies, get on your bikes for the Macmillan Cycletta New Forest

11:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

It is the UK’s only cycling series especially for women and this year it will return to the New Forest.

Motorists urged to take valuables with them to help beat car thieves

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8:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

“IT DOESN’T take long for a car thief to strike.”

Six children among 441 people caught not wearing seatbelts in Hampshire Police crackdown

Bournemouth Echo: Hampshire Police are investigating

5:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

SIX children were among a total of 441 people caught not wearing seatbelts while in moving vehicles in Hampshire last week.

Teams of swimmers take to the water for Ringwood charity swimarathon

Bournemouth Echo: DIVING IN: organisers and swimmers get ready for the swimarathon

12:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

TEAMS of swimmers took a break from the sun on Sunday to help raise funds for charity at the Swimarathon in Ringwood.

Boy rescued by fire crews after getting stuck in mud

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5:37pm Saturday 15th March 2014

THE coastguard were called to rescue a teenager stuck in mud in New Milton this afternoon.

Giant red '16-pointer' stag 'shot by poachers' then found drowned

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by www.markrutleyphotography.co.uk

10:40am Friday 14th March 2014

A GIANT red stag, the biggest on Burley Estate, has been shot dead.






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