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...

Thirsty villagers help hospice in lockdown ale giveaway

GIVING away one of his ales to villagers in Milford and Sway helped a pub landlord raise £1,185 for Oakhaven Hospice. Brendan and Julie Treacey, who run the Hare & Hounds in Sway and The...

‘You’re putting lives at risk,’ police tell lockdown sunbathers

“YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police this lunchtime (Thursday) as members of the public flouted the lockdown by sitting out in the sunshine on the New Forest coast. Officers raised...

Milford man pleads guilty to rape at city shopping centre

A MAN from Milford has pleaded guilty to two charges of raping a woman. Krystian Kwarta (20), of Keyhaven Road, admitted he attacked the 21-year-old victim within the perimeter of Westquay shopping centre in Southampton...

MP to lobby environment chiefs for action on eroded cliff path

NEW FOREST MP Sir Desmond Swayne has promised to ask Natural England to urgently roll back fencing on the Barton-to-Milford coastal path so the popular route can be made accessible in time for the...
New Forest erosion

Campaigners’ clifftop vigil to highlight climate change erosion

THE dramatic impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain on the local environment has prompted green groups to hold a coastal vigil this weekend to raise awareness of climate change. The collapsing cliff at...
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