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Forest leisure centre saunas reopen at two sites

Forest leisure centre saunas reopen at two sites

Forest leisure centre saunas reopen at two sites

27 April 2023

Two New Forest leisure centres have temporarily reopened their sauna and steam rooms after closing them last year due to rising energy costs.

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Accidental overdose of New Milton woman who suffered chronic pain

Accidental overdose of New Milton woman who suffered chronic pain

Accidental overdose of New Milton woman who suffered chronic pain

21 April 2023

A New Milton woman who suffered with chronic pain died at home after an accidental overdose of prescribed medication, an inquest heard.


Forest disability service's founding chief steps down after 25 years

Forest disability service's founding chief steps down after 25 years

Forest disability service's founding chief steps down after 25 years

21 April 2023

The founding boss of a New Milton-based charity supporting disabled New Forest residents stepped down as it celebrated its 25th anniversary.


Hampshire hospital recovery service given £5 million boost

Hampshire hospital recovery service given £5 million boost

Hampshire hospital recovery service given £5 million boost

21 April 2023

A service supporting people to recover at home following a stay in hospital has welcomed £5m in funding.


Arcturus: What we know about the latest Covid-19 variant and its new symptom

Arcturus: What we know about the latest Covid-19 variant and its new symptom

Arcturus: What we know about the latest Covid-19 variant and its new symptom

18 April 2023

A new Covid variant, with a different symptom, is starting to make headlines around the world as fears grow it will drive another wave through the UK.

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The New Milton café holding get-togethers to help people socialise

The New Milton café holding get-togethers to help people socialise

The New Milton café holding get-togethers to help people socialise

15 April 2023

A New Milton café has opened its doors to host free community get-togethers with weekly board game events, wellbeing sessions and a veterans club.


Ringwood care home downgraded after inspection

Ringwood care home downgraded after inspection

Ringwood care home downgraded after inspection

14 April 2023

A care home has been downgraded after an inspection found medicines were not properly stored and accidents not always appropriately reported.


Plan to list former hospital site as community asset

Plan to list former hospital site as community asset

Plan to list former hospital site as community asset

14 April 2023

A campaign group fighting to save the former Fenwick hospital in Lyndhurst have unveiled plans to list it as an asset of community value.


Walkers warned over ‘serious’ tick disease

Walkers warned over ‘serious’ tick disease

Walkers warned over ‘serious’ tick disease

14 April 2023

New Forest walkers have been advised to take care after it was announced a serious disease carried by ticks is likely to be in England.


Hampshire Covid vaccination programme begins at New Milton care home

Hampshire Covid vaccination programme begins at New Milton care home

Hampshire Covid vaccination programme begins at New Milton care home

06 April 2023

Vulnerable care home residents in New Milton were among the first people in Hampshire to get their Covid booster jabs as part of a spring campaign.


The 'grotesque' price rises about to hit NHS dentist users from April

The 'grotesque' price rises about to hit NHS dentist users from April

The 'grotesque' price rises about to hit NHS dentist users from April

28 March 2023

The cost to see and be treated by an NHS dentist will increase next month, price changes the British Dental Association are calling "grotesque".

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Family fled hotel after waking up with 'bed bugs' all over them

Family fled hotel after waking up with 'bed bugs' all over them

Family fled hotel after waking up with 'bed bugs' all over them

24 March 2023

A family with a four-month-old baby had to fight for a refund after fleeing a Hordle hotel having woken up to find “bed bugs” all over them.

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Mum and son turned into cartoon characters for autism campaign

Mum and son turned into cartoon characters for autism campaign

Mum and son turned into cartoon characters for autism campaign

23 March 2023

A mother and son have been turned into cartoon characters for a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with autism.


Blue ribbon event as new £10m hospital officially opens

Blue ribbon event as new £10m hospital officially opens

Blue ribbon event as new £10m hospital officially opens

23 March 2023

After a series of delays, a £10m replacement hospital with top-of-the range diagnostic services has been officially opened in Hythe.

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'I felt small, powerless and unsafe' – walking in the shoes of dementia sufferers

'I felt small, powerless and unsafe' – walking in the shoes of dementia sufferers

'I felt small, powerless and unsafe' – walking in the shoes of dementia sufferers

18 March 2023

Liz Hendrie is given an insight into the unsettling world experienced by thousands across Hampshire.


Leisure centre given £478,000 rescue package

Leisure centre given £478,000 rescue package

Leisure centre given £478,000 rescue package

14 March 2023

councillors have agreed a near-half-million-pound rescue package to keep Christchurch's award-winning public leisure centre operating.


Delay over sale of former hospital sites raises campaign hope

Delay over sale of former hospital sites raises campaign hope

Delay over sale of former hospital sites raises campaign hope

11 March 2023

An auction planned to sell the former Fenwick hospital site has been postponed to the delight of the campaigners trying to save it for the community.


'They saved my life' – friends' quick thinking after teen suffered cardiac arrest

'They saved my life' – friends' quick thinking after teen suffered cardiac arrest

'They saved my life' – friends' quick thinking after teen suffered cardiac arrest

10 March 2023

A 19-year-old student from Barton is planning to run a fundraising half-marathon just months after his life was saved by a cousin and a friend.

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Boots recalls multivitamins range and issues 'do not eat' warning

Boots recalls multivitamins range and issues 'do not eat' warning

Boots recalls multivitamins range and issues 'do not eat' warning

23 February 2023

Multivitamins which were sold by Boots are being recalled because of undeclared ingredients, the Food Standards Agency is warning.


Cost of HRT prescriptions to be slashed

Cost of HRT prescriptions to be slashed

Cost of HRT prescriptions to be slashed

21 February 2023

Women prescribed HRT for the menopause are to be saved hundreds of pounds each year under a new prescription deal announced for their medication.


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