Family heartbroken after vandals wreck baby’s grave at Pennington churchyard

THE family of a 15-month-old girl was left heartbroken after her grave was desecrated when vandals struck at a Pennington churchyard. Heads were cut off roses and their remains were strewn across baby Lilie-Mae Thorn’s...

Streetlights switched off to cut costs now back on to combat crime

STREETLIGHTS have been switched back on in vandal-hit areas of Lymington and Pennington less than a year since Hampshire County Council promised that turning them off to save money would have no effect on...

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...

Home improvements company doubles size of Pennington premises

CONSERVATORY specialists Forest Edge Home Improvements will be expanding into new premises. The business, which currently resides at 56 South Street in Pennington, will open at number 60 on 19th November. Owners Ben Kemp and James...
Hills of Lymington

Plan for shop and takeaway at car showroom site

A CAR showroom in Pennington will be converted into a shop and takeaway, under proposals submitted to New Forest District Council. If approved, the scheme would turn the current building used by Hills of Lymington,...

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...

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...

By-election-winning Tory councillor sets sights on protecting character of Pennington

A FORMER military man has promised to turn his sights on protecting the character of Pennington after winning a pair of by-elections for the Conservatives. Retired army lieutenant-colonel Cllr Andrew Gossage saw off the other...
St Mark's Pennington

Coronavirus: Vicar takes services online as worshippers stay away

ST MARK’S Church in Pennington is live streaming Sunday services to reach people during the coronavirus scare. The Rev. Rachel Noel said they had come up with the idea following the latest advice from the...

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...
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