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Hundred bikers roar into care home for Jean’s 100th birthday surprise

ONE hundred motorbikes roared into a Sway care home as part of a special surprise to mark the 100th birthday of resident Jean Broadley. The spectacle at Gracewell care home was organised by Jean’s son...
Hordle church

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

FOR centuries the inhabitants of the parish of Hordle had attended their parish church situated not far from the cliff edge. Handy for those living in Taddiford and in the few isolated dwellings running eastward...
Holmsley bridge

Letters: How we could save £4m on Holmsley bridge work

SIR – Your article on the new bridge at Holmsley (A&T July 12) raises the numerous doubts about the scheme which you kindly published on my behalf some months ago. Currently the total cost is...

Letters: Too many developers promise so much but deliver so little

SIR – I, like many other local residents in Pennington, was unimpressed by the comments made by Cicero director Jason Lewis where he discussed his plans for more than 100 homes on Special Site...
New Forest visitors

READERS’ PHOTOS: Your favourite images from the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and 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 - such...
Artist Nicoline Bolsius

The light of Keyhaven draws globe-trotting artist to the New Forest

AN artist who grew up in Brazil and has exhibited around the world is to hold weekly painting classes in the New Forest. Dutch-born Nicoline Bolsius is bringing her talents to the Red Rose Studio...
Motorway speeds

Letters: Can’t drive to the speed limit? Then get off the motorway

SIR - Your anonymous correspondent (A&T letters, 5th July) complains that he/she was frightening to be tailgated by two lorries “within three feet”. I doubt whether it was really that close, but clearly the message...
New Forest visitors

Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

SIR - Too many visitors are lighting disposable barbecues (some in the most dangerous of spots), tying swinging ropes to our beautiful trees and leaving them there, and cyclists cycling like maniacs through the...
Day for Girls Fordingbridge

Charity invites volunteers to get crafty in aid of Uganda girls project

A WORKSHOP to create hygiene kits for girls in Uganda is being held on Saturday in Fordingbridge. The event is in aid of the Days for Girls project which aims to provide teenagers with washable...
HMS Pickle

HMS Pickle sailing into Lymington for Admiral Cornwallis celebrations

A REPLICA of the ship that carried the news of Lord Nelson’s death and great victory at the Battle of Trafalgar back to England will be open to the public when it docks at...
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