Belle Enfants

Sole winners of National Footwear Award The local chain of independent, family-run, children’s boutiques, Belle Enfants, were given the great accolade of being voted National winners of Best Independent Children’s Footwear Retailer for 2013. Amanda and Hannah Arkell – mother and daughter co-owners – were joined by Store Managers, Emma Butler and Lauren Richards, at…

Tributes to the Ringwood teenager, Jade Clark

Urgent calls to improve safety measures on A31 Ringwood

Ringwood Town Council is continuing to seek an urgent review of safety measures along the A31 at Ringwood, in particular the speed limit.

The council has been campaigning for many years for improved safety measures on the A31 and met the Highways Agency for discussions in December 2012. Their response, received recently, “is disappointing,” said the mayor, Cllr Steve Rippon-Swaine, “and makes it clear that no immediate action is proposed to improve the safety of the road.”

Adam’s Axemen

The Axemen return

Dorset’s most celebrated and longest running lumberjack display team, Adam’s Axemen from Bere Regis, Dorset have been secured to wow crowds at this year’s Stock Gaylard Oak Fair with their toe curling displays of axe and saw wielding skills. The team will return to the Oak Fair at the Stock Gaylard Estate near Sturminster Newton,…