Reality star Gemma Collins hits the New Forest for TV show

REALITY TV star Gemma Collins paid a surprise visit to Lymington at the weekend, enjoying a kayak trip on the river which was filmed for her show Diva in Lockdown. Gemma (39) proved to be...

Buckhounds masterwork by Lyndhurst artist could fetch £120,000 at auction

A MASTERPIECE by a famous New Forest painter is set to go under the hammer – and could fetch up to £120,000. John Emms’ New Forest Buckhounds (pictured) is part of a cache of Victorian,...
Julian Clegg

‘It’s been amazing’ – DJ Julian Clegg signs off at Radio Solent

POPULAR Radio Solent breakfast show DJ Julian Clegg wiped away tears as he hung up his microphone after 23 years this morning (Thursday). Julian thanked listeners on what was his 60th birthday saying it had...
Gary Rhodes

Tributes to TV chef Gary Rhodes (59) who helmed Christchurch restaurants

RENOWNED celebrity chef Gary Rhodes – who formerly ran two of Christchurch’s most upmarket hotel restaurants – has died aged 59, it has been announced. His family revealed the news that he passed away in...
Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst

New Forest hotel makes star appearance in Netflix’s The Crown

A HIT drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II recorded scenes in a Brockenhurst hotel. Netflix’s The Crown, which is the second most expensive show ever made behind Game of Thrones, filmed parts...
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...

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...
Theresa May Bucklers Hard

Plain sailing for ex-Prime Minister Theresa May with visit to Buckler’s Hard

IT was plain sailing for former Prime Minster Theresa May when she paid a visit to Buckler’s Hard over the bank holiday weekend. In contrast to her previously rocky Brexit negotiations, the now backbench MP...
Fake or Fortune

Painting bought for £1 in Lymington junk shop investigated by Fake or Fortune

THE owner of a painting bought for just £1 in a Lymington junk shop that he thought could be a masterpiece by a 20th century Italian artist worth over £50,000 has had his hopes...

Holby City’s Guy Henry on the Noddy train, sprout-picking and love for the Forest

IF THE Noddy train at Hengistbury Head is ever resurrected do not be surprised if you find Holby City star Guy Henry behind the wheel. As a teenager Guy spent a summer season as a...
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