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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.

From our Files: Mudeford ‘Manhatten’...parakiting incident...no relief for town

15 June 2024
From our Files: Mudeford ‘Manhatten’...parakiting incident...no relief for town

From our Files: Mudeford ‘Manhatten’...parakiting incident...no relief for town

15 June 2024

What was making the headlines in the A&T 25 and 50 years ago


Ringwood residents asked to vote on referendum on polling day

15 June 2024
Ringwood residents asked to vote on referendum on polling day

Ringwood residents asked to vote on referendum on polling day

15 June 2024

Ringwood residents are being asked to spend some time on polling day to take a part in a referendum for the Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan.


Pupils enjoy going to ‘good’ secondary school – Ofsted

13 June 2024
Pupils enjoy going to ‘good’ secondary school – Ofsted

Pupils enjoy going to ‘good’ secondary school – Ofsted

13 June 2024

Pupils attending a Christchurch school enjoy going and have “positive” attitudes to learning, according to Ofsted inspectors.


96-year-old takes to the skies to finally realise his dream

12 June 2024
96-year-old takes to the skies to finally realise his dream

96-year-old takes to the skies to finally realise his dream

12 June 2024

A 96-year-old pensioner achieved his life-long dream of flying a plane thanks to a Christchurch care home.


Beaches given Blue Flag status despite hundreds of sewage warnings

10 June 2024
Beaches given Blue Flag status despite hundreds of sewage warnings

Beaches given Blue Flag status despite hundreds of sewage warnings

10 June 2024

Three local beaches retained their Blue Flag status for this year – despite a raft of sewage warnings last year.


New town mayor says taking on role is ‘honour and a privilege’

09 June 2024
New town mayor says taking on role is ‘honour and a privilege’

New town mayor says taking on role is ‘honour and a privilege’

09 June 2024

New Mayor of Christchurch Paul Hilliard says it is an “honour and a privilege” to have been given the new role.


From our Files: Hedging bets...rocketing rates...roofless act...Bronze Age relics

08 June 2024
From our Files: Hedging bets...rocketing rates...roofless act...Bronze Age relics

From our Files: Hedging bets...rocketing rates...roofless act...Bronze Age relics

08 June 2024

What was making the headlines in the A&T 25 and 50 years ago.


Self-styled ‘Joker’ found not guilty of trying to kill New Forest woman, his ‘Harley Quinn’

07 June 2024
Self-styled ‘Joker’ found not guilty of trying to kill New Forest woman, his ‘Harley Quinn’

Self-styled ‘Joker’ found not guilty of trying to kill New Forest woman, his ‘Harley Quinn’

07 June 2024

A man who styled himself on comic book villain the Joker has been found not guilty of trying to kill a woman he called his “Harley Quinn”.


Man accused of strangling girlfriend ‘tattooed his face to prove devotion’

06 June 2024
Man accused of strangling girlfriend ‘tattooed his face to prove devotion’

Man accused of strangling girlfriend ‘tattooed his face to prove devotion’

06 June 2024

A man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend twice told a jury he took a lie detector test to prove he was not cheating on her.


Attempted murder trial: Accused says girlfriend attacked him first

03 June 2024
Attempted murder trial: Accused says girlfriend attacked him first

Attempted murder trial: Accused says girlfriend attacked him first

03 June 2024

A man who styles himself on the Joker and is accused of strangling his ex twice said he throttled her only once after she attacked him first.


Exhibition shines a light on Thorney Hill’s Romany gypsies

03 June 2024
Exhibition shines a light on Thorney Hill’s Romany gypsies

Exhibition shines a light on Thorney Hill’s Romany gypsies

03 June 2024

A vast exhibition shining a light on the gypsies who lived on the New Forest will be at Thorney Hill until Friday.


Christchurch toads star in TV show

03 June 2024
Christchurch toads star in TV show

Christchurch toads star in TV show

03 June 2024

A toad which makes “loud, raspy calls” at a Christchurch beauty spot was the star of the BBC’s Springwatch programme.


Lepe Beach played vital role during D-Day

02 June 2024
Lepe Beach played vital role during D-Day

Lepe Beach played vital role during D-Day

02 June 2024

The New Forest beach which played a vital role in Operation Overlord.


From our Files: Stumped by tree decision...river fencing...beat bobbies loss

01 June 2024
From our Files: Stumped by tree decision...river fencing...beat bobbies loss

From our Files: Stumped by tree decision...river fencing...beat bobbies loss

01 June 2024

The stories making the headlines in the A&T 25 and 50 years ago


New Forest Beer Festival opens tap on smaller breweries

01 June 2024
New Forest Beer Festival opens tap on smaller breweries

New Forest Beer Festival opens tap on smaller breweries

01 June 2024

A beer festival at Brockenhurst will feature ten independent micro-breweries who produce the amber nectar within 25 miles of the village.


Man accused of trying to kill Forest woman has tattoos of her on his body, court hears

31 May 2024
Man accused of trying to kill Forest woman has tattoos of her on his body, court hears

Man accused of trying to kill Forest woman has tattoos of her on his body, court hears

31 May 2024

A man accused of trying to murder a New Forest woman has a collection of tattoos of her, including a portrait on his neck, a court heard.


Attempted murder trial: Forest woman ‘strangled by ex who identifies as the Joker’

30 May 2024
Attempted murder trial: Forest woman ‘strangled by ex who identifies as the Joker’

Attempted murder trial: Forest woman ‘strangled by ex who identifies as the Joker’

30 May 2024

A man who “identifies” as comic book villain the Joker tried to kill his partner by strangling her in her New Forest home, a court trial heard.


Lymington man’s Empire State Building abseil with royalty and Hollywood star

30 May 2024
Lymington man’s Empire State Building abseil with royalty and Hollywood star

Lymington man’s Empire State Building abseil with royalty and Hollywood star

30 May 2024

A Lymington man has abseiled down the Empire State Building in front of royalty and Hollywood royalty for charity.


Forest paedophile jailed 20 years after abuse incidents

29 May 2024
Forest paedophile jailed 20 years after abuse incidents

Forest paedophile jailed 20 years after abuse incidents

29 May 2024

A child abuse victim stayed silent about her ordeal because she blamed herself after her attacker tried to kill himself following one incident.


Restoration plans unveiled for fire-ravaged church

29 May 2024
Restoration plans unveiled for fire-ravaged church

Restoration plans unveiled for fire-ravaged church

29 May 2024

A fire-ravaged church is planned to be restored to how it was when it was built in 1869.


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