Lymington market and Italia Festival cancelled

LYMINGTON market has been cancelled until further notice as the town council locks down a range of facilities in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The historic market, which dates back to...
Jim Ratcliffe

Beaulieu billionaire pledges to build hand gel factories

PETROCHEMICAL giant Ineos, which has offices in Lyndhurst, is building a new factory to manufacture 1-million bottles of hand sanitiser a month to aid the battle against the coronavirus. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the multi-billionaire who...

Public transport scaled back amid outbreak lockdown

TRANSPORT services have been scaled back across the New Forest and Christchurch as the public has been urged to avoid unnecessary journeys. South Western Railway said it had reduced the number of trains running on...
Hampshire County Council

Union urges council to halt redundancies during outbreak

A UNION is calling on Hampshire County Council bosses to halt redundancies and disciplinary action against employees calling in sick. The authority recently approved plans to save £80m by 2021 in a move that put...

Hospital visits banned to protect patients from coronavirus

VISITORS have been banned from seeing their friends and relatives at hospitals around the New Forest to protect patients from the coronavirus. Visits were suspended with immediate effect today (Wednesday) by Southern Health NHS Foundation...

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...

Coronavirus: New Forest Show cancelled in centenary year

ONE of the area’s biggest events of the calendar, the New Forest Show, has been cancelled in what was due to have been its centenary celebration. The annual three-day fixture has been axed this summer...

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...

Milford man pleads guilty to rape at city shopping centre

A MAN from Milford has pleaded guilty to two charges of raping a woman. Krystian Kwarta (20), of Keyhaven Road, admitted he attacked the 21-year-old victim within the perimeter of Westquay shopping centre in Southampton...
Coronavirus support groups

Community groups get busy helping vulnerable and isolated

MORE community groups are springing up locally to support vulnerable people and those self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic. BCP Council has joined up with local volunteers to launch the Together We Can scheme to help...
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