Green light for dad’s Channel swim challenge

A MILFORD dad is training to swim the English Channel in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a pair of charities. Sean Willson, manager of the Hyundai garage in Everton, has been preparing...
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Milford man jailed for eight years over ‘brutal’ shopping centre rape

A MILFORD man has been jailed for eight years for raping a woman in a “violent, premeditated” attack at a shopping centre. Krystian Kwarta (20), of Keyhaven Road, grabbed the 21-year-old victim from behind as...

Police reassure villagers after spate of garage raids

POLICE have assured residents that a spate of garage raids in Milford is being investigated despite reports to the contrary. Tools and a bicycle were stolen when thieves targeted four outbuildings during last Friday night,...

Swans rescued after nearly drowning tangled in discarded crab line

TWO swans had to be saved by the RSPCA after becoming entangled in a crabbing line left by day-trippers. A passer-by raised the alarm after spotting the two birds in distress at Sturt Pond in...

Crowning achievement as conservation group receives prestigious Queen’s Award

A CONSERVATION group which strives to protect and preserve wildlife has been hailed with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Milford Conservation Volunteers (MCV) was one of five Hampshire initiatives praised for their outstanding...

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...
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