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New parking charges set for beauty spot in fight against wild campers

NEW car parking charges are set to be introduced at Keyhaven to prevent campervans from staying for weeks at a time. The changes will be subject to a public consultation, and would apply to the...

Obituary: Lawrie Jenman – co-founder of New Forest Ice Cream

LAWRIE Jenman, the co-founder of one of the district’s best-known brands New Forest Ice Cream, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness. Lawrie, who with his wife Sue launched the company...

Plan for 140 homes on edge of Pennington unveiled

A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to build 140 homes on the edge of Pennington with a promise that half of them will be “affordable”. Bargate Homes said the large estate will be built in two...

Lymington to host a month of pop-up restaurants

AS Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme proved, we are a nation that loves to dine out. Now there is a chance to try a range of different cuisines in a fun...

Rare eel slips back into local waters

A CRITICALLY endangered species of eel has been found at Lymington’s ferry port following the reintroduction of oysters to the water. The European eel was spotted by experts from the Blue Marine Foundation, a charity...

Four arrested after sledgehammer raid on Lymington store

FOUR men were arrested after police responding to a disturbance discovered a raid on an agricultural store in Lymington. The alarm was raised last night (Wednesday), with a member of the public reporting hearing “loud...
Seafood Festival Lymington weekend

PICTURES: Thousands flock to Lymington Seafood Festival’s three-day event

AROUND 8,000 people attended the Lymington Seafood Festival over the bank holiday weekend which organisers hailed as a “fantastic event”. The celebration of fish, shellfish and more was a feast for the public while also...
Southampton Road

Woman charged with drink-driving after Lymington car fire

A WOMAN has been charged with drink-driving after a car caught fire in Lymington late last night. The vehicle was ablaze on the A337 Southampton Road at about 2.20am this morning (Friday), said Hampshire Fire...
Milford sea wall

Work starts on £1.5m emergency sea defences to save homes

EMERGENCY work started on repairing the damaged Milford sea wall amid raging seas and Storm Francis to protect homes at “imminent risk”. Contractor Earlcoate Construction, based in Fordingbridge, has begun building an access route to...
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