Appeal for new recruits to strengthen village’s firefighting crew

AN appeal has been made for new recruits to bolster the crew at Hythe fire station. The request for more people to provide daytime cover as on-call firefighters was made by parish council chair Cllr...

Milford Italian opens 30-seat courtyard garden

AN Italian restaurant in Milford has opened a 30-seat courtyard garden to coincide with the appointment of a new head chef. Ray’s Italian Kitchen was launched in December 2018 by local businesswoman Stacey Crouch, who...

Overnight closures continue for A337 in Lymington

THE A337 Southampton Road in Lymington will continue to shut overnight on weekdays until Wednesday 15th July for road maintenance. Eight nights of resurfacing works were started by Hampshire County Council on the route last...

Complaints to New Forest District Council rise by nearly 50%

COMPLAINTS against New Forest District Council have risen by nearly 50% on last year, latest figures reveal. During 2018/19 there were 97 cases registered with the authority compared with 66 the year before – an...

Youngsters enjoy the snow as New Forest and Christchurch escape severe disruption

WHILE the area was largely unaffected by snow last week, Bournemouth Airport saw delays to flights. Flurries started last Thursday, and the Met Office issued an amber warning for London and South East England which...
Dogstival

Visitors praise ‘fantastic’ Dogstival despite missing Chris Packham

A BARKING success was the verdict of thousands of dog owners who descended on the UK's first ever Dogstival held in Lymington over the weekend. Dogs of every kind – from toy poodles to Great...

Crew member’s stairs fall halts Wightlink Lymington ferry sailings

A CREW member who reportedly fell down the stairs on board one of Wightlink’s ferries resulted in further disruption for commuters as crossings had to be cancelled. In the latest mishap to hit the company...

Saints FC seek to keep Marchwood training ground on land once marked for affordable...

SOUTHAMPTON Football Club has launched a bid to retain training facilities on land in Marchwood that council planners had hoped could one day provide 70 affordable homes for local people. The Premier League outfit has...

‘Under-served’ New Milton seeking greater CCTV camera cover

CALLS were made for Ashley to receive CCTV coverage amid complaints New Milton and surrounding areas are “under-served” by camera provision. The issues were raised as the town council heard a presentation from New Forest...

Judge’s dressing down to drunk mechanic who bit police officer

A MECHANIC who assaulted two police officers in a drunken rage – biting one so hard it went through his shirt and left teeth marks on his skin – has been spared an immediate...
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