Coronavirus weekly deaths in New Forest fall to zero – for first time since...

THE weekly death toll of people with Covid-19 has fallen to zero in the New Forest for the first time since March. Latest numbers released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday showed...
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Local plans made to keep coronavirus under control

LOCAL plans have been created to keep coronavirus under control, help agencies to work together, protect vulnerable people and maintain testing and tracing. The documents have been drawn up by Hampshire County Council and BCP...

Man tried to kick drugs months before his death, inquest told

A COMBINATION of drugs, alcohol and pneumonia caused the death of a Ringwood man found unresponsive in his home five days after Christmas, an inquest heard. Roderick Martin (54), a long-time user of drugs and...
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Weekly update: Two more die with Covid-19 in New Forest

TWO further people have died with Covid-19 in the New Forest, according to the latest official figures. The weekly update issued yesterday (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showed that deaths in the district...

Care home rated ‘outstanding’ for second year running

A RESIDENTIAL home for people with learning difficulties has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission for the second time in a row. Summerwood care home in Ashley Road, New Milton, opened in 2013...

‘We need more clarity on lockdown’ – New Forest hospital boss

THE clinical director of Lymington New Forest Hospital has called on the government to provide “more clarity” on easing the lockdown – warning that mixed messages risk causing a second coronavirus peak. In an exclusive...

Former ‘walking heart attack’ urges others not to ignore health concerns during lockdown

A MAN described as a “walking heart attack waiting to happen” has urged people not to delay health visits amid the coronavirus outbreak after having lifesaving treatment. Former Barton Golf Club manager Ian Prentice (65) had...

Care home coronavirus deaths in Hampshire rise by 60 in a week

HAMPSHIRE care home deaths involving coronavirus have risen by 60 in one week, resulting in the highest total in the country. Care home deaths in the Hampshire County Council area from 10th April to 1st...

Local coronavirus deaths pass 100

THERE have been more than 100 coronavirus-related deaths in the New Forest and BCP Council areas combined, new local numbers from the Office of National Statistics have revealed. The latest figures show the New Forest...

Local firms working hard to provide vital PPE gear

COMPANIES have been pulling out the stops to try to meet the need for protective equipment on the coronavirus frontline. Items including face shields, masks and gowns are being created by a mix of repurposed...
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