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‘The government have got it completely wrong’ – New Forest hotels boss slams curfew...

FORCING pubs and restaurants to adhere to a 10pm curfew in a bid to curb the outbreak of coronavirus is “a hammer blow” to the industry, a leading hospitality boss has claimed. Robin Hutson, chair...

New Forest billionaire Sir Jim makes move to tax haven Monaco

BILLIONAIRE New Forest businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe has changed his primary residence to the tax haven of Monaco. The founder and chief executive of petrochemical giant Ineos, Sir Jim owns a mansion on the Solent...

Teen’s new fashion app allows you to ‘try on’ clothes while online shopping

A NEW Forest teenager has launched a fashion app which allows shoppers to virtually try on outfits they have found online before placing an order. Rebecca Mabbett, of Dibden, is behind R Reflections, a phone...

Business group unveils scheme to boost town centre

CAR parking discounts, improving the appearance of empty shops, and encouraging major events are among proposals to revamp Christchurch town centre. The Christchurch Business Improvement District (BID) group has unveiled plans which it says could...
Dog DNA

Ex-police officer on the case with dog DNA business

DOG owners can now find out why their pup is proving tricky to train – with a DNA test. Sway dog behaviourist Sarah Morris is behind Blackdog DNA, which provides tests for mixed-breed dogs, giving...

New Forest businesses invited to grab share of £80,000 fund

A GRANT fund totalling £80,000 is on offer to small and medium-sized businesses in the New Forest who can show how they can create or protect jobs. The district council is inviting applications of between...
Milford music festival

New Forest firms face ‘cliff edge’ with estimated £200m lost in visitor economy

TOURISM chiefs in the New Forest welcomed a government help package but warned the local visitor economy has lost out on up to £200m and some firms are still not getting help. Chancellor Rishi Sunak...
New Milton Lidl

Lidl says sorry to customers angry at ‘Covid safety failures’

A DISCOUNT supermarket chain has apologised after shoppers complained its New Milton branch was not enforcing measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. New Milton Town Council and the local residents’ association both received reports...
Lymington shops

‘Shop local, save jobs’ – campaign for business bounce-back

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in Lymington to encourage people to use their local retailers in a bid to reboot the economy. Civic group the Lymington Society came up with the “shop local, save jobs”...
Forest Kitchen

Forest Kitchen adds to village high street’s shopping menu

BROCKENHURST’S parish council chairman was one of the first customers at a newly opened food shop as the village looks to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. Cllr Pete Wales was at the head of...
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