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Antonella Lazzeri

Antonella Lazzeri
Senior reporter Antonella Lazzeri has returned to her local roots after decades of reporting around the world. A mum of one, she covers news, features and anything that readers think people should know.
Hoburne Holidays

‘Inspirational’ former Hoburne Group chairman John Burry dies

THE former chairman of the Hoburne Group, John Burry, has died at the age of 88. He also devoted many years of his life to working for the good of the New Forest and was...

Rivaaz burns up the competition at National Asian Curry Awards

WINNING the title of Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast for the second year in succession saw Lymington’s restaurant Rivaaz put through its paces. As it had won the award in 2018, this time...

Eight lives left? BuBu the cat back from the dead after four years

A FAMILY who were convinced their beloved cat was dead were amazed when it turned up alive and well four years later. BuBu had gone missing from her East End home, in East Boldre, after...

Cocaine-driver banned from roads for 18 months by magistrates

A MAN who drove a car while under the influence of cocaine was banned from driving for 18 months by Poole magistrates. Kim Bondsfield (37), of Everest Road, Christchurch, was stopped by police in the...
Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson: Engineer kept secret his role rebuilding Colossus code-breaker

PIONEERING electronics engineer Ray Thompson was such a modest man that it was not until the film The Imitation Game came out that he revealed to his family his own part in the history...

Accidental death victim saved two lives with organ donation, inquest told

A MAN found asphyxiated in his home in New Milton saved the lives of two others after his organs were donated. The family of Alan Johns (44) paid tribute to him at an inquest held...

Shop’s post office counter reopens 11 years after closing down

A POST office counter has opened at a Christchurch convenience store – 11 years after the previous one closed down. It has been installed in the Londis in Stour Road as part of a recent...
Kate Mullins

Popular schoolgirl hit by train as she scrambled to get off tracks, inquest told

A POPULAR Highcliffe schoolgirl died instantly on the railway line after desperately trying to scramble out of the way of a train hurtling towards her. Kate Mullins (16) was said to be suffering anxiety over...
Jimi Hendrix

‘They went crazy’ – the night Jimi Hendrix played in Lymington

SITTING quietly in the dark, virtually unnoticed by the youngsters arriving at the small hall in Lymington for that night’s concert was one of the world’s biggest rock stars. A man more used to...

Betting company forced to pay back £100,000 to problem gambler

A RINGWOOD law firm has won back £100,000 from a high street betting company which allowed a man with a gambling problem to lose more than £130,000. Ellis Jones Solicitors launched an action against the...
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