Noel Gallagher Lymington ferry

Crew lets Noel Gallagher rock and roll with it on the Lymington ferry

ROCK legend Noel Gallagher took the helm after stepping aboard Wightlink’s Lymington to Yarmouth ferry ahead of appearing at the Isle of Wight Festival. The former Oasis guitarist joined the captain and crew on board...
Gordon Brownen Judge Rinder

Pair of Plonkers to settle musical discord with TV trial by Judge Rinder

NOT singing from the same hymn sheet has landed two members of the popular New Forest band the Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra on television trial before Judge Rinder. Founder and lead singer Gordon Brownen was summoned...
Sir Rod Stewart

Cafe owner star-struck as Sir Rod Stewart relives Maggie May memories

STAFF from a café in Beaulieu were star-struck when they received an unexpected visit from rock-and-roll royalty Sir Rod Stewart. Dominic Ide, owner of Pallets Tea and Coffee House, was working with his colleague Sophia...
Sarah Hammond

Lymington link to hit BBC comedy show Fleabag

IT SEEMS seems everyone is talking about Fleabag, the hit BBC comedy show which follows the life of a hapless, neurotic, confused young woman going about her life in London. And a huge part of...

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...
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...
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...

Radio presenter Julian Clegg to step down after nearly 23 years

POPULAR BBC Radio Solent breakfast show presenter Julian Clegg revealed live on air he has decided to hang up his headphones later this year. Julian, who lives in Tiptoe, told listeners the broadcast on 5th...

‘As long as I am not boring people’: Dame Esther Rantzen on Brexit, the...

DAME Esther Rantzen is decluttering. Well, she’s not – her assistant is. Having driven herself that morning from a job in Oxford, the 76-year-old is now overseeing a clear-out at her home in Bramshaw 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...
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