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Disability group offers ‘friendly ear’ amid coronavirus lockdown

THE New Forest Disability Service is “scaling up” its operation and will now offer telephone support to people who are lonely or feeling vulnerable amid the coronavirus outbreak. Jacki Keable, chief executive of the New...

‘Stay at home,’ pleads mum of boy (5) struck by coronavirus

THIS is the heartbreaking photo of a five-year-old New Milton boy who is fighting coronavirus at University Hospital Southampton. His mum, Tanya Isaac, said she wanted the A&T to share the image to reinforce the...

‘You’re putting lives at risk,’ police tell lockdown sunbathers

“YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police this lunchtime (Thursday) as members of the public flouted the lockdown by sitting out in the sunshine on the New Forest coast. Officers raised...

Food bank and schools bag up lunches for needy pupils stuck at home

A NEW Forest charity is helping provide food for students entitled to free lunches at two New Milton schools during the closures. On Monday Lymington-based New Forest Basics Bank worked with volunteers to supply special...

Developer launches bid for 21 homes on greenbelt field

PLANS have been submitted for 21 new homes on green belt land on the edge of New Milton. The scheme from AJ Developments is for a half-hectare of grazing land on the south side of...

Motorcycle museum boss suspects thieves had ‘inside information’

LEGENDARY former motorcycle champion Sammy Miller believes thieves who targeted his museum along with the tea rooms and three shops may have been acting on inside information. Surveying the damage at his premises, off Bashley...

Food bank appeals for supplies to feed disadvantaged pupils

AN APPEAL has been made by New Forest Basics Bank to make sure more than 170 disadvantaged youngsters on free school dinners at Arnewood School in New Milton get fed next week when classes...

Raiders slice through steel shutters to steal from plumbing supplier

A BOILER and a large haul of copper piping was stolen when masked raiders cut their way into Plumbase at the Gordleton Industrial Estate in Hordle. The plumbers' merchant was targeted last night (Thursday), when...
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Care home boosts morale with ‘lovely bunch of toilet rolls’

A BARTON care home has hit upon a novel way of keeping up morale during the current crisis with a topical reworking of a classic novelty song. In a special video uploaded onto the White...
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Coronavirus: Doctor calls for faster recall of retired medics

A SENIOR doctor who formerly headed New Milton’s Arnewood Practice has urged the government to speed up plans to recall retired clinicians for help amid the coronavirus spread. Dr Nigel Watson MBE used an interview...
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