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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Coronavirus infection cases on rise in New Forest amid sixth week of zero deaths

FOR the sixth week running there have been no Covid-19 deaths reported in the New Forest, although weekly case numbers are rising. The total death toll in the district this year remains at 131,...

Minor injures unit at Lymington hospital cuts opening hours

PRESSURE on staff has been blamed for the reduction of opening hours at the minor injuries unit at Lymington New Forest Hospital. NHS bosses say the change was made after it was found that the...

Threat to shut town’s skate park at night if ‘Rule of Six’ flouting continues

POLICE have called for the closure of New Milton’s popular skate park at night amid reports a “minority” of youngsters have flouted Covid-19 restrictions by gathering in large numbers. Members of the town council’s amenities...

Where Hampshire sits in the new coronavirus tier alert system

BOTH Hampshire and Dorset have been placed in Tier 1 of the Prime Minister’s new three-tier system launched on Wednesday to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. The county was set on medium alert,...
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Shock at pharmacist killed by toxic reaction to pain medication

A PHARMACIST who suffered from chronic pain died after her prescribed medication caused a toxic reaction, an inquest heard. Olga Marshall (51) was the community pharmacist in Bransgore for a number of years and then...

Forest’s new coronavirus cases continue to rise in latest weekly figures

THE weekly number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest is continuing to accelerate, government figures show. There were 72 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 55 the previous week...
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