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Roz Waters

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Senior reporter Roz Waters grew up in the New Forest and lives in Milford. She has worked at the A&T for 16 years and covers Milford Parish Council, Lymington Harbour Commissioners and the Verderers' Court. She also edits the Leisure page.

Fresh hope this year’s Lymington Seafood Festival will still be held

THERE are fresh hopes that the Lymington Seafood Festival can return this summer after town councillors agreed use of the Bath Road site for an extra day to allow social distancing. However, speaking on behalf...

Seven play areas across Lymington and Pennington reopen today

SEVEN play areas in Lymington and Pennington are open to the public from today (Wednesday) along with £27,000 of new equipment at Woodside park. As lockdown continues to ease, a wooden feature for toddlers and...
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Teenage surfer taken to hospital after being caught in riptide and swept onto rocks

A TEENAGE surfer has described his frightening experience after being caught in a riptide and swept onto rocks. The 13-year old Arnewood School pupil was taken to hospital following the incident on Sunday afternoon, which...

MP hands in 9,000-name petition demanding disposable barbecue ban

A PETITION signed by more than 9,000 people calling for a nationwide ban on the sale of disposable barbecues has been presented to parliament by New Forest East MP Julian Lewis. It was launched by...

Regent Centre announces dates of rearranged shows

A RAFT of shows have been rescheduled until the autumn after the closure of Christchurch Regent Centre. Although the art deco theatre is set to remain shut for the foreseeable future, a skeleton team of...

Musical couple on song with film festival prize

WALKFORD songwriters Charlie and Alan Rose are celebrating after winning a top award in an American film festival. Their song A Million Memories was awarded the prize for Best Song in a Short Film or...

Anger over removal of ‘wildlife home’ at housing development

NATURE lovers have criticised the removal of a section of hedgerow along the edge of a Milford housing development, claiming it had been used by sparrows. Located along the boundary of the 42-home scheme, the...

Closed churches reach out online to isolated congregations

NEW Forest churches across the area have been reaching their communities in new ways after services were stopped to limit the transmission of Covid-19. Last week the Church of England announced the immediate closure of...

Campaign to open up to 60 miles of bridleways to walkers and cyclists

CYCLISTS and equestrians could be given access to 60 miles of additional New Forest bridleways as part of a campaign to recognise historic rights of way. The work, which is being undertaken by a coalition...

Pupils’ cards of hope for care homes under lockdown

GREETING cards handmade by youngsters from Milford Primary School will be sent to local care homes in a bid to spread happiness and dispel feelings of isolation. The cards were created by pupils at the...
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