New landlord of troubled pub reveals details of £350,000 relaunch plan

THE new owner of troubled Lymington pub the Fusion Inn has unveiled plans for a £350,000 makeover, including a fresh name. The Fusion Inn, which has been closed for three years, is to reopen in...

Hair product firm switches to hand gel in fight against virus

WHILE many firms shut down amid the coronavirus spread, a Lymington hair product manufacturer has gelled together its assets and created a hand sanitiser. Up to 25 jobs at Herb UK’s Ampress Park base have...

Plastic campaigners clean up with Surfers Against Sewage award

COMMUNITY beach cleans, strategies to reduce single-use plastics and education for young people has led Milford to be awarded Plastic Free Communities status by environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). The accolade, which includes a...
Renaissance Retirement

Build family homes not ‘copycat’ retirement flats, urges town conservation group

A SITE where 45 retirement flats are proposed close to the centre of Lymington would be better off with affordable homes, the town’s conservation group has urged. The Lymington Society has spoken out against Renaissance...
Children’s Aid International

Penny appeals for pounds in orphans’ Christmas bed fundraiser

THE mum of international footballer Sam Vokes is aiming to raise thousands of pounds to buy 120 new beds for Kenyan orphans in time for Christmas. Penny Vokes (51), from Lymington, was inspired to launch...

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...
Fordingbridge car parking

Letters: Don’t let street parking charges happen in Lymington

SIR - What are Hampshire County Council thinking of? Following the headline article last week (Plan for town parking fees ‘disastrous’) we have to respond. My husband I came to live here from a Leicestershire village...
Lymington bus station design

New developer reveals housing plan for Lymington bus station

A NEW developer has bought Lymington bus station with fresh designs for homes, a shop and offices after the previous housebuilder gave up trying to get its unpopular schemes past planners. Landford Estates Ltd has...

Dave Cooper: Lymington football hero who played until he was 62

FOOTBALL mad Dave Cooper who played for local teams until he was 62 has died. He started out as a youngster at Pennington Lads before graduating to Lymington Town and Hampshire as he got older....

Villagers discover grave of naval hero who inspired Nelson to win Battle of Trafalgar

IN an unmarked grave in a corner of All Saints Church in Milford lies a man worshipped by Nelson as his greatest mentor, life-saver and inspiration to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. One of...
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