Organisers ‘heartbroken’ as first New Forest Pride pushed back to 2021

ORGANISERS of what would have been the New Forest’s first Pride event have taken the “heartbreaking” decision to cancel because of the coronavirus. Due to be held in Lymington on Saturday 22nd August, the celebration...

Three arrested after hotel marquee raided and teen attacked

THREE men were arrested following a burglary and an attack on a teenager outside a Milford hotel last night (Wednesday). The alarm was raised around 10.20pm, with reports staff at South Lawn Hotel had confronted...

Village green could host socially distanced dining for nearby eateries

CUSTOMERS of cafes and restaurants in the centre of Milford could be free to dine on the village green when the coronavirus regulations relax. Parish councillors have backed the idea of putting socially distanced tables...
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Hospice forced to close temporarily after 12 staff test positive for coronavirus

OAKHAVEN Hospice has been forced to close to new admissions following an outbreak of Covid-19 in which 12 staff members tested positive for the virus. After several clinical and support workers showed symptoms of the...

Lymington mum’s pocket money app hits millionth customer milestone

A LYMINGTON mum has seen the children’s pocket money app she launched hit its millionth customer milestone. Gohenry, which was founded by Louise Hill in 2012, had a turnover of £13m in 2019, and it...

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...

Ferry firm told it can keep “obscene nuisance” LED sign

WIGHTLINK has been granted permission to keep a controversial illuminated sign at the Lymington ferry terminal despite neighbours claiming it was bright enough to cause them mental health problems. A New Forest District Council planning...

Little Harriet helps swell coffers of town RNLI after cancellation of its main fundraiser

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl is among those putting their best feet forward to help plug a gap in Lymington RNLI’s income left by the cancellation of a major fundraising event. Last Sunday the station was due...

Rechargeable battery probable cause of summerhouse blaze

A BLAZE which destroyed a summerhouse in Milford may have been sparked by a rechargeable battery in a shed, it has been revealed. Dan Higgs was left with nothing but the clothes he was wearing...

Churchill’s letter to Lymington Spitfire ace fetches thousands at auction

A LETTER sent by Sir Winston Churchill to a decorated Second World War fighter pilot from Lymington has sold at auction for thousands of pounds. Squadron Leader Neville Duke, who downed 28 enemy aircraft, was...
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