Medway Trading Standards are warning people to watch out for rogue traders who may pray on people following the recent bad weather.
Students at a Hampshire school have launched a teddy bear into space as part of a physics outreach project with Southampton University.
The first equestrian photographer to achieve a 'fellowship' - the highest accolade in photography - is Emily Hancock from the New Forest.
RSPCA rescue crews from Dorset were called out to rescue horses trapped in a flooded field at Christchurch. They worked for more than four hours to cut through fences - often in water that was coming up to their waists. Eventually all the animals were led to drier ground.
The New Forest National Park Authority has set out how it involves the local community in its work.
The New Forest has released a new 'Statement of Community Involvement' which sets out how people can get involved in the Authority's work.
A wide range of methods are already used to involve and update local people and groups in the New Forest, these include: regular liaison meetings with all town and parish councils within the National Park, using social media, and through eight Local Information Points across the New Forest.
– David Illsley, Policy Manager
The document encourages people to sign up to our regular email newsletter, which provides free monthly updates on events, projects and consultations. You can also see any consultations currently being run on our website."
Venues can email SDCSupportContact@ukpowernetworks.co.uk or call 0800 028 0959.
Customers can contact the company on 0800 783 8838 (East) or 0800 783 8866 (South East).
Company spokesman Matt Rudling said: "We're conscious that a few people's Christmas dinners are going to be ruined so we're trying to find ways we can help."
He said the company would "foot the bill" to the tune of £40 per customer
Police in Southampton, Eastleigh and the New Forest area are warning people about a bank card cam after a number of incidents.
The scammers tried at least 5 times on Monday to carry out their con and on one occasion they were successful.
In each case a person received a call from someone pretending to be from the police saying they had been victims of fraud.
They then tried to get personal information out of them including bank details.
In one case a woman from Shirley did as instructed and a man came to pick up the cards which were later used to withdraw £100 before the woman cancelled her cards.
Police are advising people to hang up if someone asks for their bank details or pin numbers.
The owner of an historic thatched cottage which has been wrecked by fire just three weeks before Christmas says he's been humbled by the help and kindness offered by neighbours.
And he's paid tribute to firefighters - up to 100 fought to save his home in North Weirs in Brockenhurst. Kerry Swain reports.
Three women have been indecently assaulted over three days in Lymington in the New Forest. The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7 tall, around 17-years-old and he was wearing a black hooded top and carrying a red rucksack.
At 7.50pm on Wednesday, the suspect indecently touched a 35-year-old woman over her clothing in St Thomas Street. At 3.20pm on Thursday a woman reported a man was exposing himself on the High Street. Then at 5pm on Friday, a 37-year-old woman was indecently touched over her clothing in Quay Street.
Detective Inspector Fiona Bitters said: 'We believe these incidents are linked and we want to identify the man responsible to prevent any further offences. Please be reassured that incidents of this nature are very rare and we are doing everything we can.'
Witnesses can call Southampton CID on 101.
A deadly disease that has killed seven dogs in the New Forest remains a mystery tonight. Tests to find the cause - which leads to acute kidney failure - have so far proved inconclusive.
Now a scientific paper is being published internationally - with the hope that vets in other parts of the world may be able to help. Kerry Swain reports.
A 17-year-old girl has been missing from her foster home at Hordle in the New Forest since Tuesday. Claudia Mooney was last seen at Brockenhurst College at about 3.45pm.
Around 4pm, she texted her foster mother saying she was visiting a friend in New Milton and would be home by 8.30pm but she never returned and has not been heard from since.
Claudia is 5ft 1-2ins tall with straight cropped blonde hair and hazel eyes. She has a pale complexion.
When last seen, she was wearing a navy blue jumper and jeans, a plastic leather-look bomber jacket with a grey sweater fabric hood. She may also have worn a black knitted hat and ankle boots with a flat sole.
Claudia carries a large Union Jack handbag and wears Gothic-style rings.
Anyone who knows where Claudia is staying or who sees her is asked to ring the Targeted Patrol Team at Southampton on 101.
The survey shows the management of the Forest is providing a good habitat for them.
Over the summer, experts from international environmental consulting company RPS tracked the ground-nesting, nocturnal birds, which can best be seen and heard in heathland at dusk, or just before sunrise.
The last nightjar survey in the Forest was carried out in 2004/2005 as part of wider national surveys and these latest results will provide a better understanding of the birds’ nesting behaviour and the factors affecting their distribution and habitats.
One of our most mystical native birds, the rare nightjar, appears to be thriving in the New Forest following historic declines in the rest of the UK.
Early results of a survey jointly funded by the New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and the New Forest Verderers as part of the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme, show the nightjar population appears to be returning to the New Forest.