Internet troll ‘sadist’ jailed for online posts that desecrated memory of Olivia Burt

A “SICK sadist” who “desecrated” the memory of a Milford student crushed to death in a nightclub queue by posting abuse about her online has been jailed for 14 months. Internet troll Paul Hind defaced...

Homeowners facing bill to fix village’s storm-damaged sea wall

THE owners of beach huts and homes near collapsed sea defences at Milford may have to contribute to future upgrades costing millions after New Forest District Council denied liability. Chunks of the concrete sea wall...
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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...

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...

Sea wall collapse sparks criticism of council’s coastal defence

A WAVE of criticism has been aimed at New Forest District Council’s coastal defence policies after a section of sea wall at Milford collapsed following cracks appearing during recent storms. This week council engineers were...

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...
Renaissance Retirement

Developer scales back proposals for block of retirement flats

PLANS to demolish four homes in Lymington and replace them with 50 retirement flats have been scaled back by the developer. The proposals handed in to New Forest District Council by Renaissance Retirement now show...

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...
Michael Reed

Michael Reed: Skilled horticulturalist with deep roots in community

LONGSTANDING horticulturalist and Milford community stalwart Michael Reed has died suddenly at the age of 82. Well-known for his role in organising Milford and Keyhaven’s annual Remembrance services, Michael was a leading member of the...

Stars on the bill as village to host Glyndebourne-style opera night

AN international opera singer from Milford will be joined by a cast of professionals for a one-off performance of Carmen at Milford Community Centre on Saturday 31st August. The opera has been arranged by Colin...
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