Villagers discover grave of naval hero who inspired Nelson to win Battle of Trafalgar

IN an unmarked grave in a corner of All Saints Church in Milford lies a man worshipped by Nelson as his greatest mentor, life-saver and inspiration to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. One of...

Tree crashes down on car with family inside

A MILFORD family had a miraculous escape after high winds brought an enormous tree crashing down on their car as they drove out of the village yesterday morning (Sunday). The driver, who asked not to...

Council takes legal action to cancel planning permission blunder

LEGAL action is being taken by New Forest District Council to block a development that was given planning permission by mistake. The authority is pursuing a judicial review to cancel its own decision, which was...

International poker champion opens new Greek restaurant in Milford

AFTER winning more than £100,000 in an international poker competition Milford businessman Artur Gjoka has launched a new Greek restaurant in Hurst Road. Inspired by his childhood spent growing up in Greece, Albanian born Artur...

Beach hut owners’ fury as council hands out demolition orders

OWNERS are furious after 20 beach huts worth thousands of pounds were ordered to be demolished by New Forest District Council. They have been instructed to take down the structures without compensation on part of...

New music on the way from O2 showcase winner Carley Varley

A MUSICIAN from Milford has started work on a debut EP made up entirely of her own music. Carley Varley (23) has began recording three newly written songs at Semi-Hollow Studios in Fareham for her...

Milford planning battle: ‘affordable homes’ would need £56,000 salary

PEOPLE trying to get on the property ladder would need an income of at least £56,000 to buy an “affordable” starter home, a developer has admitted at a public inquiry into its plans to...
Carley performing at the open mic competition

Singer-songwriter Carley is showcase winner at London’s O2 arena

A TALENTED local singer-songwriter has given the performance of a lifetime at the Open Mic National Grand Final held at the O2 arena in London. Carley Varley (pictured), from Milford, entered the competition last year...

Family focus for Milford Music Festival in a return to its local roots

THE team behind Milford’s annual music festival has announced this summer’s event will be more family-focused with a greater emphasis on promoting and supporting local musicians. Under changes due to be implemented this year, live...

‘I have never looked back’ – Laura tells the story of her weight loss...

  AFTER shedding an incredible four stone in just three months, Milford mum Laura Legg has drawn on her own experiences battling post-natal depression and binge eating to galvanise others when they are at their...
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