Coronavirus: Headteacher stays at home after trip to northern Italy

THE head teacher of a New Forest primary school is staying at home as a “precautionary measure” against coronavirus after returning from a half-term trip to northern Italy. Kate Crawford, the head of Milford Primary...

‘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...
Integra Care Homes

‘Dirty’ care home to close after being slammed by inspectors

A RESIDENTIAL care home for people with learning difficulties is closing after an inspection report condemned it as dirty and badly run. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) discovered “significant shortcomings” by Integra Care Homes Ltd...

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...
Isabelle Revill

Family launch treatment appeal as little Isabelle fights rare brain tumour

A FAMILY has set up a fundraising appeal to pay for specialist treatment for their one-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour. Lee and Jemma Revill, from Christchurch, were...
Olga Marshall

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...

Faith and diet give hope to mum-of-six with terminal cancer

EIGHT months after receiving a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis, Sopley mum-of-six Hannah Welberry says adopting a plant-based diet and putting her faith in God has given her hope for the future. The inspirational mum, who...

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...
New Forest ticks

Tick-borne brain disease discovered near the New Forest

A BRAIN disease spread to humans by ticks has been identified in the UK for the first time after a tourist became ill visiting the New Forest. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the...
Matthew Collings

NHS trust apologises for ‘missed opportunities’ to save suicidal father

AN ACUTELY depressed Lymington man who took his own life was let down by mental health professionals who failed to provide adequate support, an inquest heard. Father-of-four Matthew Collings (54), was found hanged in woodland...
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