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...

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...

Friends and family take fundraising lockdown walks in Lizzie’s memory

AROUND 50 friends joined an 18-mile virtual walk to celebrate the memory of Lizzie Murt who died aged 13 from cancer in 2015. Organised by Lizzie’s mum Helen, the walking challenge has involved dozens of...

Hotel owner opens his doors to feed and house homeless during lockdown

A MILFORD hotelier has thrown open the doors of his establishment to put a roof over the heads of displaced and homeless New Forest people during the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Wedgwood is currently hosting 16...

Neighbours alert man inside summerhouse as 12ft flames take hold

A SHOCKED mother has told how her son was left with nothing but the clothes he was wearing after a “horrific” blaze destroyed the summerhouse he was living in and nearly spread to the...
Milford homes

Government rejects Forest MP’s call to revoke permission for housing development

THE government has rejected a call by Sir Desmond Swayne MP to revoke permission for a controversial housing development on former green belt land in Milford. The New Forest West MP had claimed that Pennyfarthing...

VIDEO: Villagers gather to sing Happy Birthday for isolated 100-year-old watching from balcony

A 100-YEAR-OLD who reached his milestone year in self-isolation was at the centre of a mass Happy Birthday sing-along after friends and neighbours rallied round. Maintaining social distancing, they came out on their balconies at...

Anger over removal of ‘wildlife home’ at housing development

NATURE lovers have criticised the removal of a section of hedgerow along the edge of a Milford housing development, claiming it had been used by sparrows. Located along the boundary of the 42-home scheme, 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...
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