Dogstival

Visitors praise ‘fantastic’ Dogstival despite Chris Packham absence

A BARKING success was the verdict of thousands of dog owners who descended on the UK's first ever Dogstival held in Lymington over the weekend. Dogs of every kind – from toy poodles to Great...
Milford beach huts

Taxpayers face £13,000 bill to fix ‘flimsy’ doors on £2.3m beach huts

TAXPAYERS must cough up yet more money for beach huts in Milford that have now been found to have “unsuitable” doors just two years after being built. New Forest District Council faces a £13,000 bill...
Chris Packham and Scratchy

Chris Packham backs ‘fabulous’ dog festival after withdrawing over death threats

CHRIS PACKHAM has urged people to turn up and support a dog festival he was due to host this weekend after it cancelled his appearance amid death threats made against him for an anti-shooting...

MP wades in to village planning battle with call to cancel housing scheme

NEW FOREST MP Sir Desmond Swayne has called on ministers to cancel planning permission for a controversial housing development in Milford as opponents race to raise £30,000 for a High Court challenge. The request from...

Yacht club’s revamped events facilities now available for hire

THE Royal Lymington Yacht Club has revamped its corporate events and dining facilities which are now available for hire to non-member local businesses and individuals. The premises in Bath Road now features a dedicated hospitality...
Milford recreation ground

Residents’ patrols proposed to fight village recreation ground crime problem

NEIGHBOURS of a Milford recreation ground could be asked to undertake night time patrols in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism. As previously reported in the A&T, intruders have broken in to the...
Milford music festival

Villagers have just three days to save popular summer music festival

ORGANISERS of the popular Milford Music and Arts Festival have warned the summer event will be called off unless £5,000 and new volunteers can be found by Friday. The busy event is scheduled to run...
Chris Packham with Dogstival organisers Domine and Richard Nowell

Chris Packham withdraws from Dogstival over death threats

TV NATURALIST Chris Packham will not be hosting a New Forest dog festival this weekend amid safety fears sparked by a campaign of intimation against him. Mr Packham has agreed with the organisers of Dogstival...
Coeliac UK Awareness Week

Hospital offers advice to help mark Coeliac UK Awareness Week

AN information stall dedicated to coeliac disease is being hosted by the Lymington New Forest Hospital tomorrow (Tuesday) during the condition's awareness week. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will have a stand at the main reception...

Taxpayer left with £10,000 maintenance bill after council’s land ownership error

MILFORD Parish Council have been paying for 30 years to maintain a piece of land in the village they never owned. The council have spent “at least £10,000” on employing a gardener to cut grass,...
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