Chris Barrett

Heartbroken family of coronavirus victim urge public to stay at home

THE heartbroken family of a New Forest man who died from coronavirus have urged people to stick to the rules imposed by the Prime Minister to stay safe. Father-of-two Chris Barrett (75), from Dibden Purlieu,...
Wightlink

Wightlink to suspend Lymington-Yarmouth ferry

WIGHTLINK has announced the suspension of its Lymington-Yarmouth car ferry route after the last sailing tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent...

Campaign to open up to 60 miles of bridleways to walkers and cyclists

CYCLISTS and equestrians could be given access to 60 miles of additional New Forest bridleways as part of a campaign to recognise historic rights of way. The work, which is being undertaken by a coalition...

Woman (74) dies from injuries after collision with car

AN elderly pedestrian has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Haydock Close, Totton. Paramedics responded to reports the 74-year-old local woman had been struck by a Volkswagen Tiguan. Emergency services said...

Elderly patient with coronavirus dies at Lymington hospital

AN elderly woman has died at Lymington New Forest Hospital after contracting coronavirus, officials have confirmed. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital at Ampress, did not reveal the woman’s identity but the...

Pupils’ cards of hope for care homes under lockdown

GREETING cards handmade by youngsters from Milford Primary School will be sent to local care homes in a bid to spread happiness and dispel feelings of isolation. The cards were created by pupils at the...

Forest hospital charity appeals for help to support NHS staff

LYMINGTON Hospital Friends has set up a special donation scheme through which people and business can support local NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Formerly known as the League of Friends of Lymington New...
A31 M27 closures

Roadworks suspended as council focuses on critical engineering

HAMPSHIRE County Council is directing all available highways resources to emergency and safety-related roadworks during the coronavirus outbreak. This means that, once sites have been made safe, all non-essential work on road construction sites, including...
Police

Lockdown flouters face fines or arrest under emergency police powers

PEOPLE flouting government restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 were warned they could be fined hundreds of pounds or arrested as police were granted new enforcement powers. The emergency measures passed by parliament allow...

Hair product firm switches to hand gel in fight against virus

WHILE many firms shut down amid the coronavirus spread, a Lymington hair product manufacturer has gelled together its assets and created a hand sanitiser. Up to 25 jobs at Herb UK’s Ampress Park base have...
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