Pupils’ cards of hope for care homes under lockdown

GREETING cards handmade by youngsters from Milford Primary School will be sent to local care homes in a bid to spread happiness and dispel feelings of isolation. The cards were created by pupils at the...

Forest hospital charity appeals for help to support NHS staff

LYMINGTON Hospital Friends has set up a special donation scheme through which people and business can support local NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Formerly known as the League of Friends of Lymington New...

‘Stay at home,’ pleads mum of boy (5) struck by coronavirus

THIS is the heartbreaking photo of a five-year-old New Milton boy who is fighting coronavirus at University Hospital Southampton. His mum, Tanya Isaac, said she wanted the A&T to share the image to reinforce the...
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UPDATE: Prime Minister and health secretary test positive for virus

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Number 10 has announced today (Friday). A government statement said that after experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal...

Disability group offers ‘friendly ear’ amid coronavirus lockdown

THE New Forest Disability Service is “scaling up” its operation and will now offer telephone support to people who are lonely or feeling vulnerable amid the coronavirus outbreak. Jacki Keable, chief executive of the New...

Forest hospital chief: ‘We will cope if public do their bit’

A SENIOR doctor has pleaded with people to follow wide-ranging government shutdown guidelines and stay at home as Lymington New Forest Hospital gears up to  cope with the spread of coronavirus. Dr Rachel Anderson, clinical...

‘You’re putting lives at risk,’ police tell lockdown sunbathers

“YOU are putting people at risk.” That was the warning from police this lunchtime (Thursday) as members of the public flouted the lockdown by sitting out in the sunshine on the New Forest coast. Officers raised...
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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...

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...
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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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