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Ex-football coach Bob Higgins guilty of abusing young players

FORMER football coach Bob Higgins was described as a "predatory paedophile" after he was found guilty of 45 charges of abusing promising young players. Higgins (66), a former manager of Bashley Football Club, sexually touched...
Park Life

Missed the latest Park Life in your A&T? Catch up online instead

IF you missed your spring/summer edition of Park Life that came free with your A&T on 10th May, you can still read it online. The 16-page seasonal magazine from the New Forest National Park Authority...
Paultons Park

Pick up your A&T for the chance to win Paultons Park family ticket

Competition closed A&T readers could be in for a hoot by winning a competition for four family tickets to Paultons Park in Ower. The £139 passes - which give access for four people each - can...
Polling station sign

Tories’ dominance faces challenge as voters go to the polls

VOTERS are going to the polls today (Thursday) with the ruling Conservatives facing a challenge to their huge majority on New Forest District Council. The first result came in weeks ago without a ballot being...
Broadlands Country fair

Win tickets to the Broadlands Country Show by answering this simple question

Competition closed BIRDS of prey will be displaying their striking talents as the British Falconry & Raptor Fair returns to the Broadlands Country Show among an extravaganza of fun this May Day bank holiday weekend. And...

Thug jailed for headbutt attack during string of assaults

A MAN has been jailed for nearly six months for a serious of violent assaults on three men and a woman in New Milton. Lee Turner (31), of Woodside Road, Bournemouth, attacked Robert Chapman, Keith...

From Our Files: Mrs Brotherton’s in khaki again, police shortage, and a ‘dreadful’ footbridge

75 YEARS AGO FIFTY-YEAR-OLD Mrs G. M. Brotherton, of Burley, is in khaki again. A Women’s Legion Ambulance driver in the last war, she volunteered for the ATS in 1941 and is now a sergeant. Her...

From Our Files: Lymington submarine hero, Hitler’s nose, and a noisy cockerel

75 YEARS AGO Paymaster Lieut. Bill Johnson, RNVR, well-known in Lymington amateur dramatic and tennis circles before the war, when he was on the staff of Lloyds Bank, took part in the greatest and most...

Brothers jailed for life over murder of 26-year-old man

TWO brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 26-year-old in Totton in an attack compared to that of a “pack of wolves”. Charlie George Thomas Cooper (19), of Ashby...

From Our Files: a soldier dress thief, prisoner promoted, and a Lyndhurst queues solution?

75 YEARS AGO EVIDENCE that an alleged absentee was wearing women’s clothing, including a fur coat, was given at Lymington Borough police court, when a fusilier was remanded in custody by the Mayor, charged with...
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