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PICTURES: New Forest and Christchurch pause to remember the fallen

THOUSANDS of people came together in the New Forest and Christchurch on Remembrance Sunday to honour the fallen. Serving military personnel joined veterans and civilians in parades and ceremonies in villages and towns around the...
Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday: Where communities are honouring the fallen

WAR veterans, youth organisations and civic leaders will parade through towns and villages across the New Forest and Christchurch on Sunday before taking part in services of remembrance. New Milton On Sunday, wreath bearers and community...
Children in Need

Driving instructor embarks on 3,000-mile lesson for Children in Need

AN EVERTON driving instructor has set out on a 3,000-mile relay around the UK as part of her annual fundraising challenge in support of BBC Children in Need. In the last six years mum-of-three Louise...

Storm damage sparks fresh fears for future of historic Hurst Castle

FEARS over the future of Hurst Castle have been heightened after storm damage forced the historic building’s closure at the weekend. English Heritage, which owns the scheduled monument near Milford, has shut a number exhibition...
Poppy hunt

The search is on! Sculptor to launch charity poppy hunt

LYMINGTON sculptor Michael Turner is launching his annual treasure hunt on Remembrance Sunday to give away 11 specially-made poppies to raise money for the Royal British Legion. In what has become a local tradition, the...
Lyndhurst Christmas lights

Letters: Ignore the rumours, there will be Christmas lights in our village

SIR - There is currently much speculation and misinformation regarding the Christmas illuminations in Lyndhurst. May I reassure your readers that there will be lights in the village over the festive period. It is unfortunate that...
Jimi Hendrix

‘They went crazy’ – the night Jimi Hendrix played in Lymington

SITTING quietly in the dark, virtually unnoticed by the youngsters arriving at the small hall in Lymington for that night’s concert was one of the world’s biggest rock stars. A man more used to...
Bicycle lights

Letters: A winter plea to cyclists and pedestrians to be seen on the roads

SIR - Now that the dark evenings are with us again, could I please make a plea for pedestrians - and cyclists - to ‘be seen’. I, for one, do not wish to be driving...
Evelyn Lamb

Evelyn Lamb: Former district nurse was a champion for the NHS

RETIRED district nurse Evelyn Lamb, who was a champion of the NHS and pillar of the New Milton community for 60 years, has died at Oakhaven Hospice following a short illness. Evelyn was born in...

Harry Redknapp to light up town’s Christmas switch-on

FOOTBALL legend and I’m a Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp will be switching on the Christmas lights in Fordingbridge this year. The former Saints and Portsmouth manager, who has a home in Poole, will be the...
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