Children’s Aid International

Penny appeals for pounds in orphans’ Christmas bed fundraiser

THE mum of international footballer Sam Vokes is aiming to raise thousands of pounds to buy 120 new beds for Kenyan orphans in time for Christmas. Penny Vokes (51), from Lymington, was inspired to launch...
Martin Williamson pic

Police still hunting man with dragon tattoo after ‘murder attempt’

A MANHUNT is continuing for Martin Williamson, a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Lymington three weeks ago. Martin Williamson is still at large following the attack on a 30-year-old man in...

Rivaaz burns up the competition at National Asian Curry Awards

WINNING the title of Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast for the second year in succession saw Lymington’s restaurant Rivaaz put through its paces. As it had won the award in 2018, this time...
Olivia Inspires

Parents take Olivia Inspires to schools in memory of gifted daughter

THE parents of a gifted university student who was tragically killed last year are visiting secondary schools to promote the charity they have set up in her name. Called Olivia Inspires, it celebrates the memory...
Lymington Tennis Club

Locked-up tennis club could reopen fully in weeks, claim members

THE locked-up Lymington Tennis Club could reopen its doors within weeks, according to a group of members who have taken over its management. The publicly-owned courts and pavilion at the Sports Ground off Avenue Road...
Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson: Engineer kept secret his role rebuilding Colossus code-breaker

PIONEERING electronics engineer Ray Thompson was such a modest man that it was not until the film The Imitation Game came out that he revealed to his family his own part in the history...
Lymington marina

Plan to shake-up moorings to make room on the river

THE layout of moorings on Lymington River could be ripped up and revamped to reduce waiting lists as part a blueprint to develop the harbour over the next five years. Speaking at the launch of...

Smash-and-grab victims advised by police ‘to invest in better CCTV’

POLICE are advising business victims of smash-and-grab raids in Lymington to spend more money on CCTV, councillors were told. The crime-fighting suggestion follows a recent spate of burglaries and damage to shops in the town...
Oakhaven Hospice

Thieves snatch digger in ‘appalling’ raid on Oakhaven Hospice

A CHARITY boss has slammed thieves who stole a digger worth thousands of pounds in an “appalling” raid on Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. At least two offenders are believed to have been involved in the...
Lymington Tennis Club

Members locked out of tennis club as council prepares legal action

MEMBERS have been locked out of Lymington Tennis Club as the town council prepares to take legal action against the management. All activity there has been cancelled after measures were approved by councillors to try...
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