Wessex Cancer Trust needs to raise £600,000 by end of January or face closure

A charity which supports people living with cancer is launching a crisis appeal to raise £600,000 by the end of January – or face closure. Representatives from Wessex Cancer Trust, which is self-funded, say they...
Hythe crash

Couple forced to move for Christmas after car smashes into home

A MAGICIAN and his partner have had to move out of their Hythe home over Christmas after a car crashed into it. Edward Askham-Spencer and Svenja Schmekthal said their flat in Sir Christopher Court in...
South Western railway strikes

Talks offer gives hope of early end to South Western Railway strike

HOPES have been raised for talks that could bring an end to strikes set to disrupt services on South Western Railway until the end of the month. The RMT has offered the company what it...
New Forest Basics Bank

Raiders smash their way into New Forest food bank

THIEVES smashed their way into to the New Forest Basics Bank in Lymington, stealing food and leaving what was described as “a terrible mess”. The charity, based at the United Reformed Church in the High...
Flood alert

Coast and river flooding alert issued amid high wind and tide

HIGH winds and a tidal surge have prompted a double flood alert for Christchurch and the River Avon today (Tuesday). The Environment Agency issued one of two “Prepare” warnings – the lowest of three levels...

New Citizens Advice offices open in Lymington

THE ribbon was cut to open Citizens Advice New Forest’s new offices in Lymington by its patron Lady Montagu. The Advice hub, in the town hall, was funded with a grant of £5,000 from the...

Do you recognise this pair? CCTV image released after Balmer Lawn Hotel burglary

THIS CCTV image has been released by police after a burglary at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst. Two people entered a staff area of the Balmer Lawn Road site at around 11pm on Friday...
San Lorenzo

Pensioner faces debt threat from out-of-the-blue food parcel

A BARTON pensioner has warned people to be wary of a European food parcel scam that threatens victims with visits from debt collectors if they do not pay up. The package delivered out of the...

GALLERY: Faster Christmas – Santa dash hits Lymington streets

HUNDREDS of festive fundraisers pounded the streets of Lymington yesterday (Sunday) during Oakhaven Hospice’s annual Santa Dash. The hugely popular 3km event saw around 1,300 participants dressed in Father Christmas suits and other seasonal costumes...

‘Watch out for deadly virus’, vet practice warns local dog owners

A DEADLY virus has struck down two dogs and caused a Christchurch veterinary practice to sound a warning. Priory Veterinary Group, based at Purewell, said on Tuesday two local pets had been brought to it...
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