Lazy Lion pub aims to become the pride of Milford with relaxed relaunch

A MILFORD pub roared back into life this week as landlord Ian Robertson, who has been running the hugely successful Monkey House at Lymington, moved just a few miles down the road to launch...
Christchurch Christmas

Christmas to light up the weekend with community switch-ons

CHRISTMAS will officially arrive in Christchurch and Highcliffe when the two communities each gather to celebrate the switch-on of their festive illuminations with the help of Fred Dinenage, a snow machine and Santa Claus. Highcliffe TODAY...

Your guide to fireworks events around the New Forest and Christchurch

Today (Friday) The action starts tonight from 6pm at Brockenhurst Football Club in Grigg Lane, Brockenhurst. The family event with stalls, fancy dress competition, barbecue and refreshments, plus fire engine display, will also feature live...
New Forest Show

Visitors defy the rain to enjoy first day of New Forest Show

DESPITE heavy rain it was business as usual for traders and exhibitors as the New Forest Show got underway this morning (Tuesday). Visitors defied the unseasonal weather, with a queue waiting to get into the...

Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

A NEW country pub named after the author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is opening in Burton this spring. The Bear of Burton is on the site of what was formerly known as The...

Hordle dairy installs raw milk vending machine

A DAIRY run by the same family for more than 100 years has installed a raw milk vending machine so the public can serve themselves. Hordle Manor Farm is owned by Matthew and Sarah Cobb,...
Christchurch carnival

Fireworks, food and Abba on the bill for Christchurch carnival weekend

A FANTASTIC firework display will be the highlight of the first day of the weekend-long Christchurch carnival with music from one of the best Abba tribute bands in the UK. Take a Chance on Us...
6 Barrels Totton

Micro-pub to roll out the barrel after council gives go-ahead

A NEW micro-pub has been given the green light by New Forest District Council for a licence to sell alcohol every day until 11.30pm. As reported in the A&T, the new business called 6 Barrels...
The Marine Milford

Village’s landmark restaurant to shine again as the Lighthouse

A LANDMARK beach restaurant at Milford is set to reopen in April after being acquired by the same team which runs the Cliff House in Barton. Set to be renamed The Lighthouse, the former Marine...

‘It’s all I wanted. I just wanted to be a mum’

TUCKED away somewhere, Michelle Meech has a picture of herself and husband Dave holding a photo of a tiny embryo. At the time, it represented to them a “perfect little baby”, but several years on...
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