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‘Wonderful’ response to appeal for trust’s minibus hit by arson

THE Countryside Education Trust charity has been overwhelmed after hundreds of pounds was raised to replace one of its vehicles that was destroyed in an arson attack. As reported in the A&T, the minibus belonging to...
Avonway community centre

Community centre aims to Raise the Roof to stop the leaks

A FORDINGBRIDGE fundraising campaign to replace a community centre’s roof which is leaking so badly buckets are being used to catch dripping rainwater has reached £5,000. The Avonway community centre launched its Raise the Roof...
Brexit bells

Letters: Let the bells ring out for Brexit day

SIR - So it seems Big Ben can't 'bong' in London. Since in the referendum the majority of London voted to remain in the EU maybe they hope if they ignore Brexit it might...
New Forest electric cars

Letters: Why are we paying for rich people to charge their electric cars?

SIR - Could anyone explain to me why, when electric cars are only affordable by those of substantial means, do these vehicles attract a government grant towards purchase, nil road tax and, it would...

READERS’ PHOTOS: Your pictures of 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 by emailing...

No love lost as couples vie to win dream winter wedding

TWO New Forest couples are vying to win a dream winter wedding at Balmer Lawn Hotel in a competition to celebrate holding its 1,000th marriage ceremony. The challenge for couples to reveal their most meaningful...
tommy warner

Tommy Warner: Circus labourer able to balance park bench on his chin

A FORMER army sergeant who was well known for performing tricks he learned while working at a circus has died aged 89. Father-of-six Tommy Warner was born in Dalkey, a few miles from Dublin in...

Pupils dared teacher to shave her head for charity – so she did!

STUDENTS screamed with delight as a school teacher had her head shaved for charity after they challenged her to undergo the radical makeover if they raised £1,000. Head of languages Ruth Owen had asked the...
Lymington Town Quay

Letters: Town Quay plans are like the emperor’s new clothes

SIR - The Lymington Town Quay planning team has finally revealed its emperor’s new clothes. In essence, now a debate over a shower block with either a gabled roof or one with a flat...
Fawley power station

Letters: £8m revamp of A326 will just add more traffic

SIR - Recent stories about early approval for an £8m A326 revamp may sound like good news for the Waterside communities but let's look a little deeper. As the (limited) evidence to the New Forest...
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