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Susan Balme: kept secret husband’s role in capturing Nazi Enigma machine

SUSAN BALME, who for decades kept secret her husband’s key role in breaking the Nazi war codes, has died aged 93. The story was finally told in 2000 in a blaze of publicity by a...
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Letters: No need for Lymington Quay ‘re-energising’

SIR — I grew up in Lymington and am writing in response to the Lymington and Pennington Town Council’s advertisement in relation to the current Town Quay public consultation in last week’s paper, and...
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Letters: Off-road cycling is ruining the New Forest

SIR — May I, through the medium of your letters page, remind your readers that off-road cycling in the New Forest is not permitted. As a commoner, pony rider and walker I often see cyclists...

Teen dressed for success in her fight for mental health

A BROCKENHURST teenager has launched her own clothing brand in a bid to help normalise the mental health challenges that many people face. After being diagnosed with autism a number of years ago, 18-year-old Lauren...

Ringwood Carnival set to be a blaze of colour and fun

THOUSANDS of people will line the streets of Ringwood tomorrow (Saturday) to cheer on a colourful array of floats and attractions at the town’s carnival. The popular event this year has the theme of “festival...

Obituary: Leon Crouch – self-made industrialist gave freely to worthy causes and stayed true...

AS a child Leon Crouch walked from his council house to school wearing vest and shorts since his parents were so poor they could not afford the uniform and he had to ask for...

Community concert to raise money for girls’ brain tumour treatments

TICKETS have gone on sale for a fundraising concert in aid of two little girls who are both battling brain tumours. The gig on 4th October at New Milton Memorial Centre is organised by the...
Calshot Tower

Watch tower volunteers on a high with award from the Queen

VOLUNTEERS who help maintain the safety of one of the busiest waterways in the UK have been given an award from the Queen. Calshot Tower watchkeepers, who are part of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI),...
Lymington knife arrest

Letters: Lymington’s traffic problem could be solved with one-way solution

SIR - Having read Jon Ellis’s letter on 30th August (A&T, Town must get traffic calming) I thought I must reply as I totally agree - something must be done about traffic calming at...

Bid to revamp old station house keeps heritage centre plan on track

PLANS to transform the disused railway station master’s house in New Milton into a heritage centre took a step closer to fruition amid a possibility that it could become a listed building. Having secured the...
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