Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...

Police make appeal for CCTV footage after teenage boy attacked

CCTV and dashcam footage is being sought as police investigate an assault which left a teenager with facial injuries. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was attacked in the area of The Square in Pennington sometime...
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Campaigners look to Quiet Lanes status to resist 100-home plan

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for 100 homes in the green belt are investigating whether their quiet neighbourhood could be protected with special status. Residents in Pennington are looking at gaining Quiet Lanes designation in response to...
Gordleton Industrial Park

Jobs promise wins industrial units place in the green belt

A SET of industrial units has been allowed in the green belt in Pennington to help boost the local economy. The three buildings, covering a combined 720 square metres, were given the green light by...
Barn fire

Burning barn investigated by police as possible arson attack

AN arson probe has been launched into a blaze which caused thousands of pounds of damage to a New Forest barn from which a battery was stolen. Firefighters responded as flames engulfed approximately 100 hay...
The Wheel Inn has been refurbished

Cheers to first year of The Wheel Inn community pub

RE-OPENED by the community a year ago this month, The Wheel Inn at Bowling Green Pennington has been completely refurbished, and is once again a thriving local pub, writes Chris Chester. As there is with...

Drinker died from horrific burns after fall trapped him against electric fire

AN alcoholic died from extensive burn injuries after falling out of a chair at his Pennington home and becoming “wedged” against a heater, an inquest heard. Peter Washbourn, a retired company director, was probably knocked...
Cruise winners pictured with Fred Olsen and A&T staff

Cruise prize grants couple their ‘lifelong dream’ in A&T Fred Olsen Travel competition

CARER Sue Dickie was so thrilled to win a seven-night Fred Olsen cruise in an A&T competition that she burst into tears. The lucky 62-year-old, from Pennington, landed a ‘Dalmatian Highlights’ trip on the MS...

Pennington family’s joy at being reunited with mum after Home Office blunder

A MUM has spoken of the incredible moment she was reunited with her children two days before Christmas after an eight-month visa struggle. Patcharee Peacock, who is known as Pat, had been refused a spousal...

Visa blunder mum home for Christmas after A&T plea for new Home Office review

A MOTHER who was blocked from returning home from Thailand is set for an emotional reunion with her family for Christmas after the A&T made a plea to the Home Office to reinvestigate the...
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