Overworked vets defend emergency service shift amid criticism by clients

A VETERINARY practice has defended its decision to outsource its out-of-hours emergency care after 60 years following a backlash by loyal customers. Forest Lodge, which has practices in New Milton and Pennington, said overworked staff...

Catch up on news from decades ago as A&T archive relocates to St Barbe...

READERS can catch up on local news from 90 years ago at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington which has become the new home for an A&T archive. The town library’s back catalogue of the...

Rivaaz rated south coast’s best Indian restaurant in Curry Awards

THE hugely popular Rivaaz in Lymington has been named the Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast at the prestigious Asian Curry Awards 2018. Hosted by BBC news presenter Babita Sharma, the dazzling black tie...

Developer could add more affordable homes at controversial Milford site, says council

CONTROVERSIAL housing proposals on the edge of Milford could viably provide six more affordable homes than claimed by the developer, council planners have agreed. An independent assessment of the site off School Lane for New...

Parents name boat after ‘inspirational’ Olivia (20) killed outside nightclub

THE father of tragic student Olivia Burt urged people to "live life to its fullest" as he paid an emotional tribute to his daughter at a ceremony to name a boat after her at...

Lymington singer Carly Varley hits the right notes to win Dorset Venus Award

A LYMINGTON singer is celebrating winning a coveted accolade and making the finals of a national contest that carries the top prize of a recording contract. Solo acoustic guitar act Carley Varley triumphed in the...

Compass counselling charity celebrates 20 years of mental health support

A LOW-COST counselling service celebrated 20 years of helping people as its founder revealed its services are more in demand than ever by those seeking help for mental health problems. The Compass charity, which is...

Home Office visa blunder stops Pennington mum Pat coming home for Christmas

A HEARTBROKEN family faces Christmas without their mum after a Home Office blunder blocked her from returning home from Thailand where she was looking after her sick father. Patcharee Peacock (35), known as Pat, is...

Town council’s £18,000 bus plan could be just the ticket to boost Lymington market

A NEW bus service to bring local shoppers to Lymington’s Saturday market is being considered by the town council. An £18,000 sum has been added to next year’s draft budget to support the plan which...

Passengers slate Wightlink ‘joke’ service as third fire halts ferry

ANGRY passengers have hit out at Wightlink, branding its cross-Solent service “a joke” after an engine fire broke out on one of its ferries for the third time in 16 months. All crossings between Lymington...
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