Cash crisis sees New Milton Memorial Centre shut its doors for rest of year

FAILURE to secure extra funding has forced New Milton Memorial Centre to close its doors to all but essential use for the rest of the year to remain afloat. The busy facility, off Whitefield Road,...

Raiders take £7,000 worth of jewels, fragrances and cash from home

JEWELLERY, cash and fragrances to the value of £7,000 were stolen by thieves from a Barton home. The raiders targeted Debbie and Ian West’s property in Barton Lane between 11am on Tuesday 27th October and...

Man charged over £6,000 raids on businesses in Lymington and New Milton

POLICE have charged a man following a spate of burglaries in which nearly £6,000 worth of goods was stolen from businesses in Lymington and New Milton. Stephen Joseph Dempsey (46), of Lower Buckland Road in...

Weekend closure for New Milton station as rail replacement work starts

NEW Milton's railway station will be closed this weekend for track replacement as a raft of local engineering work starts. Replacement buses will operate while 640 metres of line is replaced. Buses will run between...

How you can take part in local Remembrance events

DETERMINED to mark this year’s Remembrance despite tough new Covid lockdown laws, the community of Pennington came together a few days early to lay wreaths at the village’s war memorial. Representatives from St Mark’s Church,...

Pupils told to self-isolate amid two cases of coronavirus at The Arnewood School

PUPILS have been urged to self-isolate after two cases of Covid-19 were discovered at a New Milton school this week. In a letter sent out today (Thursday), Nigel Pressnell, head teacher of The Arnewood School...

Review after complaint the jail term given to police officer who killed lover was...

A HORDLE policeman who killed his lover but was cleared of her murder is to have his 10-and-a-half-year jail term reviewed. A complaint has been made that the sentence handed to Timothy Brehmer (41), of...

Rescuers race against rising tide to help woman hurt on rocks

RESCUE teams raced against time to help a walker who had fallen on rocks at Barton beach as the tide came in. The casualty, a woman in her 70s, was unable to get up after...

Lockdown cancels town Remembrance Day commemorations

THE new month-long national lockdown has forced the cancellation of already scaled back commemorations in New Milton and Barton. Organisers had still been hoping socially distanced gatherings at both the recreation ground’s war memorial and...

School set for £1m arts hub revamp

MORE than £1m of improvements are being made to a New Milton school to boost students with creative talents. The Arnewood School is transforming a former automotive engineering building that once hosted the canteen into...
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