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...

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...

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...

Thirsty villagers help hospice in lockdown ale giveaway

GIVING away one of his ales to villagers in Milford and Sway helped a pub landlord raise £1,185 for Oakhaven Hospice. Brendan and Julie Treacey, who run the Hare & Hounds in Sway and The...
Dogstival

Dogstival joins list of summer events hit by coronavirus crisis

THE organisers of Dogstival, the weekend celebration of man’s best friend in the New Forest, has been postponed until after the summer. Richard and Domine Nowell, who debuted the event at Pylewell Park near Lymington...
Lymington RNLI

‘Unique’ rescue of sailor trapped upside down in locker

A SAILOR trapped upside down in a storage locker on board his yacht made for an unusual Mother's Day rescue carried out by a lifeboat crew in Lymington River. The alarm was raised shortly after...

Forest hospital chief: ‘We will cope if public do their bit’

A SENIOR doctor has pleaded with people to follow wide-ranging government shutdown guidelines and stay at home as Lymington New Forest Hospital gears up to  cope with the spread of coronavirus. Dr Rachel Anderson, clinical...

‘You’re putting lives at risk,’ police tell lockdown sunbathers

“YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police this lunchtime (Thursday) as members of the public flouted the lockdown by sitting out in the sunshine on the New Forest coast. Officers raised...
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