Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...

Police make appeal for CCTV footage after teenage boy attacked

CCTV and dashcam footage is being sought as police investigate an assault which left a teenager with facial injuries. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was attacked in the area of The Square in Pennington sometime...
Lymington retirement homes

Developer planning 50 new retirement flats near town centre

PLANS are being drawn up to demolish a row of four homes in Lymington and replace them with a block of 50 retirement flats. Renaissance Retirement wants to clear four plots in Stanford Hill, which...
Chris Willsher (centre) pictured on stage with the Bugsy Malone cast

Retiring head teacher Chris takes centre stage in dramatic send-off

A SPECIAL gala night showcasing the Priestlands School production of Bugsy Malone was held in honour of outgoing executive head teacher Chris Willsher. Joined by staff new and old, over 80 guests including school governors...
Monkey House Lymington

New Monkey House landlords reveal micro-brewery ambitions

HUSBAND and wife team Will and Lizzie Bradshaw have taken the helm at the Monkey House pub in Lymington with plans to open an-site micro-brewery. Will, who originates from Burley and attended Walhampton School, previously...

Planners throw out bid for ‘sardine tin’ homes behind village’s listed pub

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build four houses on derelict land behind a Milford pub has been unanimously refused by New Forest District Council’s planning committee. Bayview Developments Ltd sought permission for two semi-detached three-bedroom properties...
Italia Festival

PICTURES: Town turns into a Ferrari fantasy land in aid of children’s charity

LYMINGTON’S Italia Festival celebrating all things Italian saw 50 Ferraris cruise up the packed-out High Street at the town’s annual Italia Festival. Receiving applause and cheers from the crowds lining the route on Sunday, the...

Woman airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after collision with car

Additional reporting by Andrew Goldman A WOMAN in her 80s was airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a collision with a car as she crossed a road in Milford. The Hampshire and Isle of...

Police drop assisted suicide probe into death of 94-year-old man

AN assisted suicide probe launched by police following the discovery of a 94-year-old Lymington man’s body has been dropped. Two people were arrested – a 90-year-old woman from the town and a 69-year-old man from...
Efford tip closed

Bomb alert forces evacuation at New Forest waste centre

THE waste recycling depot at Lymington was evacuated and closed off to the public after the discovery of a suspected explosive device. Police responded to reports a piece of old military ordnance had been found...
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