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Hospital fundraiser in honour of ‘fantastic father’ Andrew

THE family of a Ringwood man who died while battling gallstone pancreatitis have launched a fundraising drive to buy vital hospital equipment. Sophie Lockyer wants to help the wards and medics who tried to save...

Closed churches reach out online to isolated congregations

NEW Forest churches across the area have been reaching their communities in new ways after services were stopped to limit the transmission of Covid-19. Last week the Church of England announced the immediate closure of...
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Letters: New Forest small businesses falling through the cracks

SIR – Many of the New Forest’s smallest businesses are unsupported by the current measures as they fall between the cracks leaving them particularly vulnerable at this time. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a...
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Readers’ Photos: Your pictures of the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and historic Christchurch on our doorstep, we live in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Show off your best photos from around the patch by...
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Letters: A smile to a stranger goes a long way in these times

SIR – First of all a huge ‘thank you’ to all the staff at the Advertiser and Times for continuing to keep us informed and entertained during these difficult happenings. Secondly, can I make a...

Thirsty villagers help hospice in lockdown ale giveaway

GIVING away one of his ales to villagers in Milford and Sway helped a pub landlord raise £1,185 for Oakhaven Hospice. Brendan and Julie Treacey, who run the Hare & Hounds in Sway and The...
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Letters: Talk is cheap when dogs keep killing the deer

SIR — Having lived and worked in the New Forest for a long time, I have witnessed many deer being maimed and killed by dogs – all kinds of breeds from large and small. And...
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Letters: Won’t closing the car parks concentrate the crowds?

SIR — I am disappointed to read of the closing of the bigger car parks in the New Forest. Yes, I understand closing the campsites and pleasure parks is sensible during this difficult time –...

‘It’s been insane!’ Lockdown happy birthday singalong goes global

A VIDEO of neighbours singing Happy Birthday to the eight-year-old daughter of A&T business development manager Alison Thomas has become an online sensation. More than 600,000 people across the world have viewed the clip, and...

‘Help our NHS heroes’ – charity kicks off fundraising campaign

A CAMPAIGN has been launched a campaign to support NHS staff working around the clock amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Southampton Hospitals Charity (SHC) aims to raise money to support the mental health and wellbeing...
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