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...
Pennington vandalism

Residents plan vigilante squads in response to vandals’ return

RESIDENTS on a Pennington housing estate say they will form vigilante squads to combat vandals who have smashed up vehicles there for the second time in just over a month. At least four vehicles were...
Oakhaven Hospice

Hospice forced to close temporarily after 12 staff test positive for coronavirus

OAKHAVEN Hospice has been forced to close to new admissions following an outbreak of Covid-19 in which 12 staff members tested positive for the virus. After several clinical and support workers showed symptoms of the...

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...
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,...

Police investigating spate of car break-ins arrest boy (14)

POLICE investigating a recent spate of break-ins to cars in Pennington have revealed that they have arrested a 14-year-old boy. A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: "Officers investigating a theft from a Vauxhall Corsa in...

Infant school closed for coronavirus told to reopen after two days

PENNINGTON Infant School is to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) after it was judged safe to do so. As the A&T revealed, the school had to close just a week after partially reopening when a pupil tested...

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...

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,...
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...
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