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Letter: This oldie should not be among the first vaccinated

SIR – I am one of the town’s “oldies”, so in line for early vaccination, although I’ve not heard a peep out of my surgery as yet. However, going against my own hopes for immunisation,...

Letter: Save the animals – don’t salt the unfenced roads

SIR – I cannot understand why Hampshire County Council continue to put salt down on the open Forest roads. It’s not as though they do not know of the problems with the animals congregating...

Back from the dead – veteran Ron reads his own obituary after Army newsletter...

“THE news of my death is greatly exaggerated” – so said a New Milton veteran who had the dubious pleasure of reading his own obituary. It was a Mark Twain moment for Col. Ron Back,...

Obituary: Donald King – former New Forest police officer received BEM for saving lives...

FORMER New Forest police officer Donald King, who received a British Empire Medal for his gallantry in saving the lives of three teenaged boys, has died at the age of 87. It was during his...

Letter: Brexit deal will make UK poorer

SIR – I note in last week’s A&T that Forest MPs supported the government’s Brexit deal with the EU, because red tape and fish were a price worth paying. If this was half true, I...

Obituary: Leigh Webb – ‘wonderful character’ owned Lymington chicken factory Webb’s Country Foods

THE former owner of Webb’s Country Foods chicken processing factory in Lymington, Leigh Webb, died age 82 on Christmas Eve. The father-of-three lived for 18 years in a large house, called Tukal, situated on the...

Paultons Park raises £70,000 for hospital sensory retreat

PAULTONS Park raised more than £70,000 to help equip a specialist sensory retreat for seriously ill youngsters at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The funding has come partway through the Ower-based theme park’s three-year partnership launched in...

Letter: The New Forest’s waste sack problems are very real

SIR – Noel Baptiste (Letters, 25th December) mentions “the alleged problem of plastic sacks being torn open during the night by birds”. Let him visit a quiet road in Barton when black sacks are...

Obituary: Roy Hunt – well-known farmer regularly brought piglets to the New Forest Show

FARMER Roy Hunt, who was a popular figure at the New Forest Show where he organised the pig section of the local food and farming display, has died at the age of 80. Well known...

Letter: New Forest must move to a ‘zero waste’ policy

SIR – New Forest District Council’s plans for improving the efficiency of our local domestic waste disposal are to be commended. Our local council has been one of the worst for managing recyclable waste. The...
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