Town seafood festival could still proceed – with safety measures

THE Lymington Seafood Festival could still take place this year as a scaled-back event with safety its highest priority, say organisers. Richard Nowell says he believes that rather than banning all outdoor events because of...

The firms wetting whistles with special lockdown deliveries

TOP of many people’s lists of most-missed pleasures during the lockdown is savouring a glass of something chilled with friends at a local pub. But with the watering holes shut by the coronavirus, hostelries, off-licences...

Gardening: Time to get your green fingers working

Gardening – May 2020 MANY of us with a little extra time on our hands during the lockdown have been hitting the garden over the past few weeks. Now, thanks to the relaxation of the rules,...

Keeping wheels moving at local food outlets during the lockdown

ONE of the biggest business casualties of the coronavirus lockdown has been the closure of cafes, restaurants and pubs. But thanks to a veritable army of workers determined to keep outlets going, many people are...

Legal Matters: Advice during the coronavirus pandemic

Legal Matters: EXPERTS from around the New Forest and Christchurch offer advice during these uncertain times. This month, there are updates now how you can still get legal information during the lockdown, advice on powers...

New Cadland Estate farm shop keeping locals fed

SUMPTUOUS sausages made from game reared on a New Forest estate are one of the offerings at its newly created farm shop. The venison used is of the highest quality and can also be enjoyed...

Lymington pub brews up new plan for 18th century toll house

ONCE an important part of Lymington life, an old toll house which has stood dilapidated for decades is proposed to be transformed into a micro-brewery. Part of the Monkey House pub, the toll house was...

Lord Montagu’s tributes to ‘friend of Beaulieu’ Sir Stirling Moss

LORD Montagu has paid tribute to motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss – who forged a close connection to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Sir Stirling, who died aged 90 over the Easter weekend,...

Regent Centre announces dates of rearranged shows

A RAFT of shows have been rescheduled until the autumn after the closure of Christchurch Regent Centre. Although the art deco theatre is set to remain shut for the foreseeable future, a skeleton team of...

Musical couple on song with film festival prize

WALKFORD songwriters Charlie and Alan Rose are celebrating after winning a top award in an American film festival. Their song A Million Memories was awarded the prize for Best Song in a Short Film or...
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