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Andy Sherwood

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Andy Sherwood began at the A&T as a reporter and is now the news editor, in charge of all editorial output. He has lived locally for many years and has three children.
Wightlink ferries

Wightlink sets date for return of Lymington ferry crossings

WIGHTLINK is to resume services on the Lymington ferry route to Yarmouth on Friday 17th July. All sailings were stopped in March when lockdown restrictions were introduced but the company says the easing of measures...
Diana Maddock

Former Christchurch MP Baroness Diana Maddock dies

THE former Christchurch Liberal Democrat MP Baroness Diana Maddock has died at the age of 75. Announcing the news, acting party leader Ed Davey said: “Diana helped shape the heart of the Liberal Democrat Party....

New boss takes reins at commoners group

THE Commoners’ Defence Association has a new leader in the saddle. Charlotte Lines has been appointed acting chair until a permanent successor can be found to Tony Hockley who stood down after three years leading...

Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

PROPOSALS to replace a set of historic buildings in Brockenhurst with a café and holiday accommodation aimed at cyclists are being opposed by local groups and residents. Farooq Ahmed is seeking consent from the national...

Forest car parks closed to protect rare birds after visitor numbers soar

THE big rise in the number of people visiting the New Forest has prompted the authorities to close several car parks to protect rare ground-nesting birds. The national park is an important stronghold for species...

Pipes play for Jimmy as he celebrates his century

BAGPIPES celebrated the 100th birthday of well-known Ringwood resident Jimmy Gordon who has played a key role in the local community for decades. Jimmy came to the area from his native Scotland when he joined...

Countess of Wessex gives New Forest food charity a royal hand

VOLUNTEERS at FareShare Southern Central’s food distribution centre in Totton were joined by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to help send supplies to people in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative was organised by Southampton...

16 years’ jail for former New Forest man who brutally raped woman in park

A FORMER New Forest man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the brutal rape of a woman as she walked through a park. Luke West (29) was found guilty by a jury...

Land swap deal urged for safety work at notorious Forest blackspot

THE verderers are being urged to agree a land swap deal to clear the way for major safety work at a notorious New Forest junction where there have been two fatal accidents. Hampshire County Council...

Village inn and golf club on the market for £4 million

A HISTORIC New Forest golf club and village inn have been put up for sale with a £4m price tag. The Grade 2 listed Bell Inn at Brook has been owned by the Crosthwaite-Eyre family...
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