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PICTURES: Lymington’s revamped Waitrose officially launches

THE revamped Lymington branch of Waitrose will be unveiled to shoppers today (Friday) with more  products and services from the John Lewis Partnership as part of trial plans to bring the two brands closer. The...
Wave 105

A&T backing Wave 105 Mission Christmas children’s gift appeal

THE New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times will once again be acting as a drop-off point for anyone who wants to donate gifts for the Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal. Last year...
Arnewood School

School honours 40-year dedication of chair of governors

A RECENTLY refurbished block at New Milton’s Arnewood School has been named in honour of the chair of governors who has served it for more than four decades. Elizabeth Cook has been in her role...
Vic House

Vic House: Village’s Father Christmas was one of its most colourful characters

HIGHCLIFFE has lost one of its best known and most colourful characters with death of Vic House. For many years he played the village’s Father Christmas and was also instrumental in setting up Highcliffe Charity...
New Forest climate change

Push for New Forest to forge ahead with zero-carbon solutions

MORE than 200 people were at Brockenhurst village hall to hear from a panel of experts on the need for a net zero-carbon Britain by 2030 and what that means for people in the...

Man hospitalised with head injuries after bus attack by gang

A CHRISTCHURCH man needed hospital treatment after he was beaten up by five people on a bus. The attack took place at around 11.10pm last Friday while the bus was stopped on Palmerston Road in...

Former Scout volunteer caught by paedophile hunter handed suspended jail term

A FORMER senior ferry officer and Scout volunteer was snared by a paedophile hunter after sending inappropriate online messages to what he thought was a 13-year-old boy. Matthew Parker (41) was living in Holbury when...
Highcliffe Nationwide

Residents lament ‘backward step’ as last banking branch to pull out

HIGHCLIFFE is to lose its last banking branch after the Nationwide Building Society announced it is pulling out of the village. The office, in Lymington Road, is set to close in January, along with several...
Yellow Buses

Vote on strike action over ‘unfair’ treatment of attacked bus driver

DRIVERS on Yellow Buses are voting on whether to take strike action over what the Unite union claims is unfair treatment of a shop steward. The situation arose after Martin Conder (52) was assaulted by...

Three years’ jail for man who mugged woman at knifepoint

A MAN who robbed a woman of her bag at knifepoint in Christchurch has been jailed. The victim had been walking past Waitrose at Bargates toward the A35 bypass at 10.25pm on 6th September when she...
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