Oakhaven Hospice

Oakhaven Hospice founder Jan celebrates 85th birthday with fundraising skydive

THE founder of Oakhaven Hospice will be celebrating her 85th birthday by taking on a 15,000ft tandem skydive in support of the charity – and has been limbering up for her challenge by performing...

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...

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...

Town council allocates share of £1.7m windfall for Pennington improvements

FUNDS worth £500,000 have been allocated for planned community improvements at Pennington. The pot of cash is proposed to be spent on an internal upgrade of the pavilion at the recreation ground off Lodge Road,...
Protest

Campaigners fight on despite rejection in battle to stop 100 homes being built at...

A CAMPAIGN group has vowed to fight on despite New Forest District Council rejecting its bid to stop 100 homes being built on land in Pennington. Bruce Tindall, chairman of the Pennington and Lymington Lanes...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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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