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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Overworked vets defend emergency service shift amid criticism by clients

A VETERINARY practice has defended its decision to outsource its out-of-hours emergency care after 60 years following a backlash by loyal customers. Forest Lodge, which has practices in New Milton and Pennington, said overworked staff...

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...

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...

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...
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