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Liz Hendrie

Liz Hendrie
Deputy news editor Liz Hendrie grew up on the Waterside and started working for the A&T in 2009. She reports from across the patch and edits the Business and Lifestyle pages.
Paultons Park

Paultons Park tops the table for fourth year running, says TripAdvisor

PAULTONS PARK has been named the UK’s number one amusement park by TripAdvisor for the fourth year running. The facility in Ower, which is home to the hugely popular Peppa Pig World, also retained its...

Labour calls for rethink on leisure centre ‘privatisation’ plans

OPPONENTS of New Forest District Council’s contentious plan to hand the management of public leisure centres to an outside organisation have urged the authority to “think again”. Members from Labour’s New Forest West branch campaigned...

Letters: Verge cutting is destroying flower-rich habitats

SIR - It was interesting to read last week of Mr Hounsome’s battle with Hampshire County Council regarding their mismanagement of flower-rich roadside verges. Apparently on Hantsweb they make a point of working with Hampshire...
New Forest weather

Met Office issues severe thunderstorms warning

THUNDERSTORMS have been forecast for the New Forest and Christchurch tomorrow as the Met Office issues a yellow severe weather warning for the south west of England. Some areas could be hit by lightning, hail,...

Menswear manager Kevin moves to pastures new with gardening service

MENSWEAR shop manager Kevin Curry has moved on to pastures new to set up his own gardening business. Kevin ran Osbornes in Lymington High Street for 28 years, but last week he handed over the...

Airport business park expansion set to create nearly 2,000 new jobs

Up to 1,900 jobs will be created at Bournemouth Airport’s business park if plans to extend the site are given the go-ahead. The proposal could contribute £93m every year to the Dorset economy. Rigby Real Estate,...

Yacht club’s revamped events facilities now available for hire

THE Royal Lymington Yacht Club has revamped its corporate events and dining facilities which are now available for hire to non-member local businesses and individuals. The premises in Bath Road now features a dedicated hospitality...

Baby swim school with roots in New Forest goes national

A BABY swim school that started in the New Forest has been relaunched as a national franchise after seven very successful years helping more than 5,000 youngsters gain water confidence. Laura Skilton, a mum herself,...

Beloved pet Brucey missing after cattery’s owner mix-up

A COUPLE have been left heartbroken after leaving their pet at a cattery which handed him over to the wrong owners. Tadeu and Fernanda Vaccari dropped Bengal Brucey at Christchurch Cattery in Iford before travelling...
New Queen Inn

The New Queen Inn set to reign again after company takeover

THE new owner of a Forest pub close to the River Avon has an ambition to put the premises back on the map as the place to dine when it re-opens after a revamp. The...
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