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Antonella Lazzeri was a Fleet Street journalist for over 30 years. She has returned to her roots in the New Forest and Christchurch to cover subjects that matter to the community.

Funeral director saves Lyndhurst man from welfare funeral to give him 'fitting' send-off

23 May 2022
Funeral director saves Lyndhurst man from welfare funeral to give him 'fitting' send-off

Funeral director saves Lyndhurst man from welfare funeral to give him 'fitting' send-off

23 May 2022

A LYNDHURST man who had been due to have a council funeral was given a spectacular high street send-off after a local funeral director stepped in.


'Heartbreaking' delays for families waiting to hold funerals

23 May 2022
'Heartbreaking' delays for families waiting to hold funerals

'Heartbreaking' delays for families waiting to hold funerals

23 May 2022

DISTRAUGHT families in Hampshire are facing stressful delays in holding funerals for loved ones due to lengthy waits for death certificates.


Church's under-threat chimes saved by the bell as new ringers learn ropes

21 May 2022
Church's under-threat chimes saved by the bell as new ringers learn ropes

Church's under-threat chimes saved by the bell as new ringers learn ropes

21 May 2022

AN urgent appeal by Hordle bellringers attracted more than 50 people to an open day amid fears that the chimes could be silenced forever.

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Obituary: Gordon Fillis – former governor of Colbury's Foxhills school

20 May 2022
Obituary: Gordon Fillis – former governor of Colbury's Foxhills school

Obituary: Gordon Fillis – former governor of Colbury's Foxhills school

20 May 2022

A WELL-LOVED member for many years of St John Ambulance and a former governor of Foxhills Junior School, Gordon Fillis, has died at the age of 93.


Three Christchurch beaches given Blue Flag awards for first time

17 May 2022
Three Christchurch beaches given Blue Flag awards for first time

Three Christchurch beaches given Blue Flag awards for first time

17 May 2022

THREE Christchurch beaches have been given prestigious quality awards for the first time.


Mourners' traffic fears over extension plan for woodland burial ground

15 May 2022
Mourners' traffic fears over extension plan for woodland burial ground

Mourners' traffic fears over extension plan for woodland burial ground

15 May 2022

A GRIEVING father fears traffic generated by a proposed extension to a woodland burial ground will spoil the peace of his son’s resting place.


Hordle 'heroes' honoured for going the extra mile

13 May 2022
Hordle 'heroes' honoured for going the extra mile

Hordle 'heroes' honoured for going the extra mile

13 May 2022

A CEREMONY presented 16 Hordle residents with Parish Hero Awards for going the extra mile for their community.


New arts centre and studios set for Walkford music site after £340,000 grant

13 May 2022
New arts centre and studios set for Walkford music site after £340,000 grant

New arts centre and studios set for Walkford music site after £340,000 grant

13 May 2022

A grant for Christchurch based Coda Music Trust will be used create a new cultural activity site.


Obituary: Tony Puzey – Purewell's 'Mr Fix-it'

13 May 2022
Obituary: Tony Puzey – Purewell's 'Mr Fix-it'

Obituary: Tony Puzey – Purewell's 'Mr Fix-it'

13 May 2022

KNOWN both to his customers and family as ‘Mr Fix-it’ there was little that former ironmonger Tony Puzey could not repair.


Sway sleuths solve mystery of benefactor who left village £1,000

08 May 2022
Sway sleuths solve mystery of benefactor who left village £1,000

Sway sleuths solve mystery of benefactor who left village £1,000

08 May 2022

SWAY sleuths have solved a mystery about the background of a benefactor who left the village £1,000.


Community rallies round for vicar after bike stolen outside village church

06 May 2022
Community rallies round for vicar after bike stolen outside village church

Community rallies round for vicar after bike stolen outside village church

06 May 2022

A VICAR whose bicycle was stolen while he was in church has been "absolutely overwhelmed" by offers of help from the local community.


Food bank given cash boost to help families eat healthily

06 May 2022
Food bank given cash boost to help families eat healthily

Food bank given cash boost to help families eat healthily

06 May 2022

Christchurch food bank+ has received a huge boost in the form of a £1,500 grant to fund two "impressive" initiatives aimed at helping families.


Orphaned ducklings adopted after dog savages mother duck at New Milton lake

04 May 2022
Orphaned ducklings adopted after dog savages mother duck at New Milton lake

Orphaned ducklings adopted after dog savages mother duck at New Milton lake

04 May 2022

A DUCK has adopted seven orphaned ducklings after their mother was apparently savaged by a dog in New Milton.


Ancient Forest woodland wins place in Jubilee project

03 May 2022
Ancient Forest woodland wins place in Jubilee project

Ancient Forest woodland wins place in Jubilee project

03 May 2022

BOLDERWOOD Forest is to be dedicated to the Queen as part of this year's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


Dog bitten by adder at Highcliffe beach amid warnings of anti-venom shortage

01 May 2022
Dog bitten by adder at Highcliffe beach amid warnings of anti-venom shortage

Dog bitten by adder at Highcliffe beach amid warnings of anti-venom shortage

01 May 2022

A DOG owner is urging people to beware of adders emerging from hibernation after her pet was badly bitten by one of the venomous snakes at Highcliffe.

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Church's bells could fall silent after 400 years

30 April 2022
Church's bells could fall silent after 400 years

Church's bells could fall silent after 400 years

30 April 2022

CHURCH bells which have rung out at a Hordle church for more than 400 years could soon be silenced by a drastic shortage of ringers.


New autism centre opens in Christchurch

22 April 2022
New autism centre opens in Christchurch

New autism centre opens in Christchurch

22 April 2022

A NEW facility has been opened in Christchurch to help diagnose autism faster, potentially helping hundreds of people a year.


Walkford church closes after congregation falls to 12

21 April 2022
Walkford church closes after congregation falls to 12

Walkford church closes after congregation falls to 12

21 April 2022

WALKFORD United Reformed church has been forced to close after nearly 200 years as the elderly congregation had dwindled to only a dozen.


Fifty retailers join campaign to ban disposable barbecues in New Forest

20 April 2022
Fifty retailers join campaign to ban disposable barbecues in New Forest

Fifty retailers join campaign to ban disposable barbecues in New Forest

20 April 2022

A CAMPAIGN to ban the sale of disposable barbecues around the New Forest has been given a boost after Waitrose and Aldi agreed to stop stocking them.


Cyclist smashed off his bike by deer in New Forest

15 April 2022
Cyclist smashed off his bike by deer in New Forest

Cyclist smashed off his bike by deer in New Forest

15 April 2022

A CYCLIST was rushed to hospital with cracked ribs after being knocked off his bike when three deer crashed into him.

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