Licensed to Thrill

New objects from the world of 007 are being showcased at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum marking Daniel Craig’s 5th and final appearance as James Bond. The vehicles and gadgets are from No Time to Die.

Cycle Links in Waterside

A £3.4 million master plan to provide cycle links for communities in Waterside is set to get into full spin. The long distance cycle route is between Holbury and Eling and onward routes to Totton/Southampton.

More Defibrillators

Defibrillators are to be rolled out at household waste recycling centres across Hampshire. It follows a tragedy in which a 60-year-old man suffered a fatal heart attack while dumping garden waste at the Normandy Way, Marchwood tip.

Pals Raising Money

Six pals from Southampton and the New Forest completed a 4,000-mile adventure to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Dubbed ‘mini mayhem’ they drove round the UK, without a Sat Nav, raising £6,000 towards a £10,000 target.

Local Strictly Wedding

Strictly star, Karen Hauer, waltzed into the Chewton Glen Hotel to marry fitness professional Jordan Wyn-Jones. Among the wedding line up were co-stars Luba Mushtuk (bridesmaid) and Janette Manrara.

New Home for Blue Tits

An ashtray box outside the Dulux Decorator Centre in Lymington was the unusual new home for pair of blue tits and their chicks. A ‘birds nesting’ notice was put on the smoking box at so the feathered family would not be disturbed.

Hampshire Countryside Service’s Podcast

Their latest podcast series, Looking After Nature, focusses on thousands of miles of rights of way paths criss-crossing the county and the teams who keep them functioning, inc. path wardens and councillors.

No More Matchams

After 68 years of racing at Ringwood Raceway, it has all come to an end. Racing will stop fully at this venue as developers are set to build on this historic site of national importance.

It’s a No for Building in Totton

Plans to bulldoze an eyesore building in Totton and replace it with 7 flats have been given the thumbs down by New Forest District Council. The 3-story scheme in Salisbury Road was refused on the grounds it was out of character for the area and would cause over shadowing to a neighbour.

Beer is Flowing Again

The 170-year-old King Rufus, the only surviving pub at Eling, Totton was at risk of closing after the pandemic but now it is going from strength to strength.

Testwood Lakes Crackdown

Totton cops have vowed to crackdown on anti-social behaviour at Testwood Lakes nature reserve, urging the public to report incidents. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Trust run the site off Brunel Road, Calmore.

Another Bank Closes

Barclays Bank in Commercial Road is shutting its doors on 16 Sep. The main reason is the falling number of counter transactions over the past two years. 91 per cent of their branch customers use other ways to do their banking, such as online and by telephone.

Military Salute

Military representatives from New Zealand have saluted fallen comrades buried in Brockenhurst’s cemetery. 1000s of soldiers from New Zealand, India and other Commonwealth nations were treated for their wounds in military hospitals in Brockenhurst during the First World War, with the village chosen because of its clear air and good transport links.