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...

Preschool hit by paint-throwing vandals days before term starts

A CHARITY-RUN preschool has been targeted by paint-throwing vandals just before the start of its new term. The Pennington Village Preschool on Priestlands Road, which is due to reopen next Wednesday, was found to have...
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New shops and takeaway opposed over competition fears

PLANS to replace a car showroom in Pennington with a new convenience store and takeaway are being opposed over fears they could drive out local shops. The proposal for Hills of Lymington, at 44 Milford...

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...

Paedophile caught with hundreds of sex abuse images spared jail

THE boss of a New Milton entertainment equipment hire business who was caught with hundreds of child sex abuse images has been spared jail. Police raided the Pennington home of Joe Hale in February 2017,...
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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...

Pre-school forced to close for day after attempted break-in

WOULD-BE raiders forced Pennington Village Pre-School to remain closed last Friday after leaving piles of broken glass in their wake. A glass door was smashed, scattering shards both inside and outside, when the charity-run facility...

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...

Commercial development ‘in the pipeline’ for petrol station

A MAJOR commercial redevelopment is being drawn up for a petrol station at one of the gateways into Lymington. The plans are for the busy Shell garage at Pennington Cross, near the roundabout on the main...
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...
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