Holby City star Guy Henry goes on stage with Highcliffe Charity Players

HOLBY CITY star Guy Henry joined the cast of Highcliffe Charity Players on stage as their January 2019 production of Cinderella became the best attended panto in the history of Christchurch Regent Centre. The show,...

Fern Britton stamps her mark at New Milton library before Q&A call

TV PERSONALITY and author Fern Britton dropped in to sign books at New Milton library on Tuesday. The former Ready Steady Cook and This Morning presenter (pictured) visited on her way to Forest Arts Centre...
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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...

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...

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,...

Star actor Earl Carpenter brings West End magic to young cast of Disney Peter...

WALKING out on to the stage, Earl Carpenter was stunned by what he was seeing. Row upon row of excited faces, a packed house waiting eagerly for him to perform. It was a sell-out, a...
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‘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...
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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...
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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...

Former Heidi child star Emma Blake on fame, scandal and missing coffee dates with...

HAVING screen tested more than 300 children, frustrated producer John McRae was animatedly banging a desk late one night in a BBC office and wondering what he was going to do. Then, as fate would...
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