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'Deeply distasteful' lockdown must end as soon as possible, says MP

02 April 2020
'Deeply distasteful' lockdown must end as soon as possible, says MP

'Deeply distasteful' lockdown must end as soon as possible, says MP

02 April 2020

New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne THE coronavirus lockdown regulations are “deeply distasteful” and should end as soon as possible, according to New…


Shuttered sports club set for demolition under redevelopment plans

01 April 2020
Shuttered sports club set for demolition under redevelopment plans

Shuttered sports club set for demolition under redevelopment plans

01 April 2020

A ONCE thriving social club is set to be demolished 70 years after it was built to make way for a new community garden and sports pavilion...


New Forest leader 'proud' of community response to crisis

01 April 2020
New Forest leader 'proud' of community response to crisis

New Forest leader 'proud' of community response to crisis

01 April 2020

Cllr Barry Rickman THE leader of New Forest District Council has spoken of his pride at the response of the community to the coronavirus crisis as the…


Coronavirus: Day centres and respite care suspended by council

31 March 2020
Coronavirus: Day centres and respite care suspended by council

Coronavirus: Day centres and respite care suspended by council

31 March 2020

Hampshire County Council's HQ in Winchester DAY centres and respite care run by Hampshire County Council have been temporarily closed amid the coronavirus…


Roadworks suspended as council focuses on critical engineering

27 March 2020
Roadworks suspended as council focuses on critical engineering

Roadworks suspended as council focuses on critical engineering

27 March 2020

Roadworks by Hampshire County Council will be limited to emergency or safety-related projects (Photo: stock image) HAMPSHIRE County Council is directing…


Prime Minister and health secretary test positive for virus

27 March 2020
Prime Minister and health secretary test positive for virus

Prime Minister and health secretary test positive for virus

27 March 2020

Boris Johnson gained the support of New Forest MPs Julian Lewis and Sir Desmond Swayne PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus…


Dogstival joins list of summer events hit by coronavirus crisis

27 March 2020
Dogstival joins list of summer events hit by coronavirus crisis

Dogstival joins list of summer events hit by coronavirus crisis

27 March 2020

Dogstival is now planned to be held at Burley Park in September THE organisers of Dogstival, the weekend celebration of man’s best friend in the New Forest,…


'You're putting lives at risk,' police tell lockdown sunbathers

26 March 2020
'You're putting lives at risk,' police tell lockdown sunbathers

'You're putting lives at risk,' police tell lockdown sunbathers

26 March 2020

Police warned of the "sheer volume" of people out and about between Milford and Barton “YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police…


Tourism leader backs hotel's 'make or break' expansion plans

26 March 2020
Tourism leader backs hotel's 'make or break' expansion plans

Tourism leader backs hotel's 'make or break' expansion plans

26 March 2020

The Balmer Lawn Hotel dates back to the mid-1800s as a hunting lodge A NEW Forest tourism leader has thrown his support behind “make or break” plans for…


Public transport scaled back amid outbreak lockdown

25 March 2020
Public transport scaled back amid outbreak lockdown

Public transport scaled back amid outbreak lockdown

25 March 2020

Morebus runs a number of services in Christchurch and the west of the New Forest TRANSPORT services have been scaled back across the New Forest and Christchurch…


Hospital visits banned to protect patients from coronavirus

25 March 2020
Hospital visits banned to protect patients from coronavirus

Hospital visits banned to protect patients from coronavirus

25 March 2020

Lymington New Forest Hospital VISITORS have been banned from seeing their friends and relatives at hospitals around the New Forest to protect patients…


Coronavirus: New Forest Show cancelled in centenary year

24 March 2020
Coronavirus: New Forest Show cancelled in centenary year

Coronavirus: New Forest Show cancelled in centenary year

24 March 2020

Heavy horse on display at the New Forest Show ONE of the area’s biggest events of the calendar, the New Forest Show, has been cancelled in what was due…


Developer launches bid for 21 homes on greenbelt field

24 March 2020
Developer launches bid for 21 homes on greenbelt field

Developer launches bid for 21 homes on greenbelt field

24 March 2020

The outline proposal by AJ Development for Hare Lane in Ashley PLANS have been submitted for 21 new homes on green belt land on the edge of New Milton…


Coronavirus: Council bans care home visits and shuts recycling centres

24 March 2020
Coronavirus: Council bans care home visits and shuts recycling centres

Coronavirus: Council bans care home visits and shuts recycling centres

24 March 2020

Hampshire County Council HQ in Winchester HAMPSHIRE County Council has banned visits to care homes and shut its household waste recycling centres to help…


Coronavirus: New Forest businesses prepare to share staff and resources

23 March 2020
Coronavirus: New Forest businesses prepare to share staff and resources

Coronavirus: New Forest businesses prepare to share staff and resources

23 March 2020

The high street in Lyndhurst NEW FOREST tourism businesses are planning how to share resources and workers to help each other through the coronavirus…


Lymington hospital on standby for peak of coronavirus outbreak

23 March 2020
Lymington hospital on standby for peak of coronavirus outbreak

Lymington hospital on standby for peak of coronavirus outbreak

23 March 2020

Lymington Hospital is run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust LYMINGTON hospital is on standby to treat patients when the coronavirus outbreak reaches…


Food bank appeals for supplies to feed disadvantaged pupils

20 March 2020
Food bank appeals for supplies to feed disadvantaged pupils

Food bank appeals for supplies to feed disadvantaged pupils

20 March 2020

The food store at New Forest Basics Bank's former HQ behind the United Reformed Church in Lymington AN APPEAL has been made by New Forest Basics Bank…


Coronavirus: Bus pass limits lifted to get pensioners to shops

20 March 2020
Coronavirus: Bus pass limits lifted to get pensioners to shops

Coronavirus: Bus pass limits lifted to get pensioners to shops

20 March 2020

Pensioner passes normally don't allow free travel before 9.30am (Photo: stock image) RESTRICTIONS on pensioners' bus passes have been lifted in Hampshire…


Coronavirus: Libraries boost digital stock as branches shut

20 March 2020
Coronavirus: Libraries boost digital stock as branches shut

Coronavirus: Libraries boost digital stock as branches shut

20 March 2020

Libraries like the one in Lyndhurst have been closed HAMPSHIRE libraries have expanded their digital stock as the county council announced it would temporarily…


March 19th updates: Coronavirus news from the New Forest and Christchurch

19 March 2020
March 19th updates: Coronavirus news from the New Forest and Christchurch

March 19th updates: Coronavirus news from the New Forest and Christchurch

19 March 2020

FOLLOW this page for live updates on the latest coronavirus developments and announcements in the New Forest and Christchurch on Thursday 19th March. Have…


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