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...

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...

School closes for two weeks after pupil confirmed with coronavirus

PENNINGTON Infant School has shut its doors after a pupil became ill with Covid-19 less than a week since partially reopening. A message shared by the neighbouring junior school’s Facebook page told parents the child...

Community pub marks anniversary with appeal for new volunteers

A VILLAGE pub once threatened with closure is looking for volunteers to help run community events and activities. The Wheel Inn at Bowling Green, near Pennington, reopened two years ago under the management of a...
Hills of Lymington

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...

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...

School taking positive steps despite ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted rating

A SCHOOL rated as ‘requires improvement’ for the second time in a row has nevertheless made “real” steps forward, according to Ofsted inspectors. Pennington Church of England Junior School in Priestlands Road teaches 167 pupils...

New Forest Tesco Express raids – man due in court

A MAN is due to appear in court charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with five raids on Tesco Express stores including two New Forest branches. Cash boxes were stolen in each of...
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...

‘Heartless’ vandals force open dozens of sheds at allotments

VANDALS who attacked dozens of allotments at Deneside Copse in Pennington have been described as “heartless” by the town’s mayor. The damage to a string of forced-open sheds at the site was reported by a...
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