Helicopter winch rescue for kayakers trapped on marshes

TWO people had to be winched by helicopter after their kayak ran aground on Lymington Marshes. The alarm was raised around 4pm yesterday (Wednesday), and Lymington Coastguard’s specialist mud rescue team was sent to help...
Seafood Festival Lymington weekend

PICTURES: Thousands flock to Lymington Seafood Festival’s three-day event

AROUND 8,000 people attended the Lymington Seafood Festival over the bank holiday weekend which organisers hailed as a “fantastic event”. The celebration of fish, shellfish and more was a feast for the public while also...
Southampton Road

Woman charged with drink-driving after Lymington car fire

A WOMAN has been charged with drink-driving after a car caught fire in Lymington late last night. The vehicle was ablaze on the A337 Southampton Road at about 2.20am this morning (Friday), said Hampshire Fire...
Milford sea wall

Work starts on £1.5m emergency sea defences to save homes

EMERGENCY work started on repairing the damaged Milford sea wall amid raging seas and Storm Francis to protect homes at “imminent risk”. Contractor Earlcoate Construction, based in Fordingbridge, has begun building an access route to...
Milford library

Letters: Start of a new era for Milford community library

SIR - Through your newspaper, many readers will now be aware that Hampshire County Council has decided to withdraw its support from Milford community library. Having had quite a few discussions with Hampshire Library Service...
Weather warning

Letters: Sea defences not enough to tackle climate change

SIR - Last week's report that New Forest District Council is meeting the £1.5m Phase 1 repair costs to the sea wall at the base of Milford's cliff is very welcome. The immediate safety...

Vicious attack trial collapses after prosecutors lose witnesses

A JUDGE has demanded an investigation after a pair of men accused of a serious attack in Lymington walked free from court when the prosecution lost contact with the victim and a key witness. Martin...
Keyhaven parking

Councillors call for action against parked-up ‘wild campers’

MILFORD parish councillors has called for action after a barrage of daily complaints about wild campers living in vans at two roadside spots in Keyhaven. The vans, which have been parked in Saltgrass Lane and...

Villagers plead for public meeting over vital £1.5m repairs to damaged sea wall

CALLS have been made for a public meeting about a £1.5m emergency scheme to protect homes in Milford from being damaged by storms this winter. The bill for the measures has been underwritten by New...

Extended Lymington Seafood Festival given the green light

THE popular Lymington Seafood Festival is going ahead over the bank holiday weekend thanks to the easing of the lockdown restrictions. The seafood festival, which is usually a two-day event, has been rescheduled and will...
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