New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to take their litter home. Visitors to Calshot, Milford and Barton will be reminded not to leave rubbish...

Dolphins, seals and illegal immigrants – not your typical cross-Channel charity swim for Milford...

MILFORD dad Sean Willson encountered dolphins and seals as he as he completed a cross-Channel swim to raise more than £7,000 for two charities. With just a few hours’ notice of perfect conditions, Sean completed...

Floating debris warning after boat crew rescued

SAILORS are being urged to look out for floating debris after the crew of a motorboat had to be rescued when a line fouled its propeller off Hurst Spit. Lymington RNLI was sent by HM...

Shining a light on Lighthouse restaurant revamp

FAMILY-friendly seaside dining is the inspiration for Milford’s new Lighthouse restaurant which opened for the first time on 4th July when lockdown restrictions eased. Located in the former Marine Café on Hurst Road, the iconic...

Prince charming – Ian’s last post after 45 years of deliveries

POPULAR postman Ian Prince has finally hung up his delivery sack after 45 years of service. Navigating the Great Storm of 1987 on a bicycle and racing a delivery train to Bournemouth are just two...

Disadvantaged Forest students get online thanks to £15k Olivia charity grants

A CHARITY set up to remember a gifted university student has stepped in during the lockdown to support disadvantaged New Forest secondary school pupils with thousands of pounds in grants. Launched in 2019, Olivia Inspires...
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Seaside homes at “imminent risk” of storms erosion due to sea wall damage

A BOMBSHELL report has revealed more than a dozen coastal properties in Milford are at “imminent risk” of damage this winter after the sea wall was smashed by two ferocious storms earlier this year. The...

Beach-goers’ CPR efforts to save man (82) who died after falling ill at Milford

AN 82-year-old man died after falling ill at Milford beach on Monday afternoon despite the best efforts of members of the public who battled to save him. Paramedics and police rushed to the scene at...

Local Beavers group among first in UK to meet up after lockdown

BEAVERS from Keyhaven were among the first in the UK returning to face-to-face meetings on Wednesday just two days after getting the go-ahead from the Scout Association. The group of youngsters, aged between six and...

Two arrested at New Forest holiday park in police drugs crackdown

TWO Liverpool men were arrested at a New Forest holiday park after a large police anti-drugs operation last night (Thursday). The pair were apprehended at Shorefield in Milford just before 10pm in a joint operation...
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