New coronavirus infections more than triple in latest Forest figures as college reveals case

THE number of new coronavirus cases has more than tripled in the New Forest, but no further deaths have been reported in the latest figures. This comes as Brockenhurst College revealed an infection in the...

Three local schools and care home confirm coronavirus cases

CASES of coronavirus have been confirmed in three local schools in the past week, and a care home last month. Both Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Pennington and Ringwood Junior School...

Hampshire’s coronavirus testing site to move closer to Forest

A REGIONAL Covid-19 testing centre is to be relocated from Portsmouth to Southampton Airport by the end of the month. A date for the move is yet to be confirmed but people who want to...

‘Impossible’ to book coronavirus test for six-year-old boy with symptoms

AN ANGRY grandfather has hit out at the government’s Covid-19 testing scheme after his six-year-old grandson was unable to secure an appointment having been barred from school since developing symptoms. Steve Morgan said his grandson...
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Council bosses urged to scrutinise NHS trust’s figures on mental health patient beds

FIGURES published by an NHS trust have been put under scrutiny after civic chiefs were urged to looked into apparent discrepancies in the data. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust responded after county councillors were urged...

Work on new £10m Hythe hospital set to start

WORK to build a £10m state-of-the-art community hospital in Hythe is to begin this month, two years after planning permission was granted. As reported in the A&T, the go-ahead was granted by New Forest District...

Keep trying to book a test – plea for those with coronavirus symptoms to...

PEOPLE with coronavirus symptoms have been urged by the leader of Hampshire County Council to keep trying to book a test despite delays in the system. Cllr Keith Mans, who represents Brockenhurst, issued a statement...

How police will enforce the ‘rule of six’ and where you can report local...

SPOT fines of £100 will be issued to people flouting the government’s new ‘rule of six’ law, Hampshire and Dorset police chiefs have warned – but only as a last resort. Both forces have called...

Local pubs and junior school report coronavirus cases

TWO local pubs have carried out additional cleaning after the same customer tested positive for coronavirus, and Mudeford Junior School has also reported a case. The customer is believed to have visited the Falcon Inn...
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Coronavirus infections on rise in New Forest as local schools hit by cases

NEW cases of coronavirus are continuing to climb slowly in the New Forest, according to government figures. This comes as the Prime Minister announced it will be illegal from Monday to gather in groups of...
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