‘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...
Hills of Lymington

Shop scheme for village car showroom rejected by planners who brand it a ‘very...

AN APPLICATION to build a convenience store and takeaway on the site of a car showroom in Pennington has been turned down after being branded a “very poor design”. The proposal for Hills of Lymington,...

Drinker died from horrific burns after fall trapped him against electric fire

AN alcoholic died from extensive burn injuries after falling out of a chair at his Pennington home and becoming “wedged” against a heater, an inquest heard. Peter Washbourn, a retired company director, was probably knocked...

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...

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...

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...
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,...

Oakhaven Hospice makes desperate bid for donations as shops close and fundraising events postponed

THE forced cancellation of fundraising events and closure of its charity shops amid the Covid-19 crisis has led Oakhaven Hospice Trust to make a desperate appeal for donations. The Pennington-based organisation, which provides specialist palliative...
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 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...
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