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Restaurant offers diners a table despite the lockdown

A RESTAURANT has sparked anger for flouting lockdown rules by remaining open to occasional diners during the coronavirus pandemic. The Raj, in Old Milton Green parade in New Milton, has been allowing some people who...

The head blew off an effigy of Hitler stuffed with gunpowder – local VE...

LYMINGTON went “wild with excitement” as the war in Europe finally came to an end with residents defying the authorities to light huge bonfires in the High Street. On the night of Tuesday 8th May...

Friends and family take fundraising lockdown walks in Lizzie’s memory

AROUND 50 friends joined an 18-mile virtual walk to celebrate the memory of Lizzie Murt who died aged 13 from cancer in 2015. Organised by Lizzie’s mum Helen, the walking challenge has involved dozens of...

Parents doing ‘brilliant job’ for pupils at home – but school turns some children...

HOME-schooling parents have been given top marks by a head teacher who revealed their school had to turn away children of a few who tried to “game the system”. The local head, who did not...
Ellingham Show

Coronavirus: Ellingham Show set to go on – for now

THE Ellingham Show committee is carrying on with its planning for this year’s event on 8th August but will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation. The much larger New Forest Show, due to have been held...
Wightlink

Wightlink to suspend Lymington-Yarmouth ferry

WIGHTLINK has announced the suspension of its Lymington-Yarmouth car ferry route after the last sailing tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent...

Lymington market and Italia Festival cancelled

LYMINGTON market has been cancelled until further notice as the town council locks down a range of facilities in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The historic market, which dates back to...

Milford man pleads guilty to rape at city shopping centre

A MAN from Milford has pleaded guilty to two charges of raping a woman. Krystian Kwarta (20), of Keyhaven Road, admitted he attacked the 21-year-old victim within the perimeter of Westquay shopping centre in Southampton...
St Mark's Pennington

Coronavirus: Vicar takes services online as worshippers stay away

ST MARK’S Church in Pennington is live streaming Sunday services to reach people during the coronavirus scare. The Rev. Rachel Noel said they had come up with the idea following the latest advice from the...
New Forest Basics Bank

Coronavirus: Food bank braces for demand as new base dropped in

A NEW home for the New Forest Basics Bank was hoisted into place on Tuesday. The Modulek building, located behind the Roman Catholic church off the High Street, will give the vital service much more...
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