We Are Open: Go local during lockdown

We Are Open: THERE are still plenty of local retailers open to provide you with the essentials during lockdown. But they need your help to stay that way – in these pages are a range...

Independent Living: Self-sufficiency on your own terms

Independent Living 2021: THERE are many services around which can help you retain your independence. Whether you're after a new mobility scooter, looking to create easier access to the bathroom or just need some advice,...

Legal Matters: All the local advice you need for the new year

Legal Matters January 2021: IF YOU'RE looking to make changes for the new year and you need legal advice, look no further. On these pages you'll find local legal help, whether it's for a new will,...

New Milford bakery rises from Amanda’s lockdown hobby

INSPIRED by her lockdown success baking sweet treats for NHS staff and hardworking teachers, Milford mum Amanda Maidment has grown her hobby into a new village bakery. Boasting a mouth-watering array of freshly baked loaves,...

Health & Wellbeing – stay fit and well despite the lockdown

Health & Wellbeing: DESPITE the lockdown, you still have plenty of options available to help keep you fit and healthy. Inside you can find a host of local groups and firms who are experts in...

Education – find the best start for your child this September

Education 2021: PARENTS and carers looking at schools for their children this September have a wealth of options locally, and during the pandemic, many will be holding their open days virtually. Inside, you can find...

Ringwood pub pulls award for its lockdown efforts

A PUB which fed NHS staff and hungry school children and kept locals entertained in lockdown has won an award for its efforts. The London Tavern in Poulner, Ringwood, which is run by landlord Phil...

Small New Forest pub wins big in Good Pub Guide awards

THE family who run a traditional village watering hole hailed as a “New Forest institution” are celebrating after winning Country Pub of the Year. The Royal Oak in Fritham took the title in the prestigious...

‘It’s unjust’ – Pig hotels group slams government after being named and shamed for...

THE Pig hotels group has defended its position after being “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay workers the minimum wage. The Lyndhurst-based group, which owns seven Pig hotels across the south...

The kindly Christchurch restaurant where you can post-it forward

EVER tried to pay your drinks bill with a post-it note? That is the idea championed by a local restaurant owner who is offering a free coffee to someone in need, paid for by...
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