Bookings ‘guaranteed’ when leisure centres management goes private

REASSURANCES have been offered to a dance school owner who fears for the future of her business when the management of New Forest District Council leisure centres are taken over by a private company. The...

Rest home told to improve over inspectors’ care concerns

A MARCHWOOD care home for older people and dementia sufferers fell below standards again at its latest inspection. Oaklands Rest Home was rated ‘requires improvement’ by national watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the...
Positive Path Foundation

Mums build Positive Path for people with autism to find love

TO make friends and build relationships is difficult for many, but for those with learning and physical challenges it can be even more so. That is something two local mothers know only two well. Jane...
royal bournemouth hospital

NHS fined £45,000 after ‘basic’ mistakes caused medication overdose

THE NHS trust which runs the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been fined £45,000 after “basic errors” led to a cancer sufferer taking medication five times the strength it should have been. As part of a...

Depressed man ‘wrestling with mental health’ before railway suicide

A DEPRESSED man who was killed by a train sent a text message to his mother moments before, saying: “I can’t bear it anymore”. Patrick Norum (30), who had recently moved from Lyndhurst to Christchurch,...

Fury at ‘dumbass’ note left on ambulance blocking driveway

THE ambulance service has condemned a Lymington resident who left an abusive note to a pair of paramedics who blocked their drive. The message, which said: “Dumb ass! You are fully blocking my driveway”, was...
Hampshire CAMHS

NHS boss sorry for ‘unacceptable’ child mental health waiting times

WAITING times for children’s mental health care in Hampshire have grown to “unacceptable” lengths, an NHS report has admitted. Health bosses issued an apology to families as targets are being missed by the county’s child...

Council to end free swimming for kids at New Forest pools

FREE swimming for young children at public pools in the New Forest will end next year. From January youngsters aged between three and seven years old will be charged £1 for a dip, under a...

Man died from overdose after benefits payments stopped

A MAN found dead in his flat from an overdose had been worried about debts after his benefits were stopped, an inquest heard. Joseph Dias (50), of Davis Field, New Milton, lived alone with his...

‘We are so incredibly proud of the legacy Tara has left’

WHEN Tara Saunders was diagnosed with cervical cancer her first instinct was to keep her terrible news private. But then she had a change of heart in a decision that was to go on potentially...
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