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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.

Charity poppy hunt sculptor launches new Christmas star search around Forest

FOLLOWING the success of his pre-lockdown poppy hunt fundraiser, Lymington sculptor Michael Turner has turned his attention to a similar Christmas-themed event. Michael is hiding a dozen festive stars across the New Forest in support...

Cattle welfare concern as spring turnout will see no checks or branding

CATTLE will not be inspected and branded before being turned out onto the New Forest next spring, the verderers have confirmed. The decision has been taken in response to ongoing Covid-19 social distancing requirements, and...

Axe swings on Lymington Christmas tree festival

LYMINGTON’S popular Christmas tree festival has been cancelled after volunteers decided the second lockdown made it impossible to organise. The St Thomas’s Church Christmas Tree Festival has gone from strength to strength since its inception...

Obituary: Norman Yates – former Sway parish councillor and chairman of village conservation group

  A FORMER Sway parish councillor and chair of the village Conservatives group, Norman Yates, has died at the age of 93. A well-known figure in the Sway community where he lived for three decades, Norman...
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Oakhaven Hospice given green light to add more bedrooms

THE inpatient capacity of Oakhaven Hospice looks set to be boosted with three extra bedrooms under plans agreed by New Forest District Council. The scheme involves the addition of two en suite bedrooms at the...

‘I could not turn a hedgehog away’ – how a New Forest woman turned...

IT started as a hobby seven years ago, after Louise Godden responded to a story in the A&T seeking winter foster carers for a pair of juvenile hedgehogs. Today much of her East Boldre home...

Obituary: Gordon Tuck – senior pastor of Testwood Baptist Church in Totton

GORDON Tuck, a hugely respected senior pastor of Testwood Baptist Church in Totton, has died suddenly at the age of 64. An inspirational figure, news of Gordon’s sudden passing was met with an outpouring of...

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

MAJOR work to relocate the car park and remove a public toilet block at the popular New Forest beauty spot of Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter, Forestry England has confirmed. The actions, part...

Plans unveiled for new 72-bed care home in Ringwood – with a cinema, bar...

PLANS for a 72-bed care home in Ringwood featuring a cinema, bistro bar and hairdressing salon are set to be decided by New Forest District Council. The scheme by Frontier Estates seeks to develop land...

Obituary: Pat Aslett – former Christchurch Brownie and Guide leader

PAT Aslett, known to hundreds of youngsters as a former Christchurch Brownie and Guide leader, as well as being a longstanding Red Cross volunteer, has died at the age of 84. Over the years she...
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