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Pre-school for special needs children to close after Covid takes toll

A PRE-SCHOOL which has supported children with special needs for over 40 years is to close – a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Catherine Bowell, chair of First Opportunities based at Ashley Junior School, announced...

Dawn piper to start New Milton’s VJ Day 75th commemorations

THE sounds of a piper will see in the dawn in New Milton tomorrow (Saturday) as commemorations get under way for the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Joining thousands of other members of the Royal...

‘Absolutely appalling’ – councillor’s fury as colleagues vote to reopen town centre road

MORE of New Milton’s town centre road closures are being lifted after a heated debate by councillors about their coronavirus strategy. Arguments were made over protecting pedestrians from virus spread and addressing traffic congestion and...

New Linnets boss aims to bring community spirit and professional outlook for upcoming season

NEW Milton Town FC boss Paul Turner is looking to bring a professional outlook to the club for the upcoming season and beyond. The Linnets have struggled in recent years in Sydenhams Division One. Last season,...

New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to take their litter home. Visitors to Calshot, Milford and Barton will be reminded not to leave rubbish...

Elizabeth goes to great lengths for fundraiser

A HORDLE Primary School pupil had her waist-length locks chopped to raise £355 for a charity making wigs for children and young people with hair loss. Ten-year-old Elizabeth Jaeger, who lives in Ashley, grew her...

Two years’ jail for man who posted naked picture of ex online

A MAN who hacked into his ex-lover’s social media to humiliate her by posting naked pictures online has been jailed for nearly two years. Adam Bray (33), from New Milton, got into the victim’s Snapchat...

Town hoping to claw back thousands spent on coronavirus measures

NEW Milton Town Council is hoping to recoup around half of the thousands of pounds it has so far spent on local measures addressing the coronavirus pandemic. Reviewing its spending from May and June at...

Jobs at five local branches under threat as Pizza Express and Hays Travel announce...

JOBS at restaurant and travel branches in the New Forest and Christchurch are under threat after two national companies announced they plan cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pizza Express, which has outlets in Lymington...

Woman rescued from cliff face after fracturing ankle

EMERGENCY crews rescued a woman who fractured her ankle on Barton cliff face yesterday (Thursday) evening. Lymington’s coastguard rescue team was first to arrive at Becton Bunny after the alarm was raised shortly before 5pm,...
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