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Colin Mudie

Colin Mudie: Ship designer, author and balloonist

LYMINGTON-based yacht and tall ships designer, balloonist, author and disabled-sailing advocate Colin Mudie has died aged 93. His vessels ranged from leather-skinned recreations of ancient craft and even a Chinese junk to powerboats, to the...
Eling Wharf

Letters: Our just-in-time businesses are not ready for crisis

SIR - Over 20 years ago I was flattered to be asked by the then Department for Trade & Industry (DTI) to write a guide, to be issued by them to all UK organisations,...
New Milton Aldi

Letters: Panic buyers are selfish and thoughtless

Sir - Panic buyers come across as selfish, thoughtless people who by their actions cause inconvenience to others, myself included. Shopping online as usual, I was faced with a minor irritation of not being able...
Hordle Lane

Letters: Horrified by country lane’s loads of litter

SIR - I found 108 cans and 48 bottles in half a mile. Where? Hordle Lane. On Wednesday 4th March, while walking home to Hordle after dropping my car off for an MoT, I was...

Letters: Closing pubs to Travellers was clear-cut racism

SIR - Local pubs and eateries closing last Thursday solely to avoid having to serve Travellers attending a child's funeral is a clear-cut instance of racism, whether or not their owners and managers consider their...
Forca

Cancer support charity thanks A&T readers for financial lifeline

A&T READERS have been thanked by the Forca cancer charity for their generosity worth thousands of pounds after an appeal to help keep its food service afloat. The Lymington-based support group asked last year for...
Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund

Scholarship launched in memory of Lisa awards 100th bursary

A CHARITY set up in memory of a Solent University student who tragically died in a car accident has awarded 100 bursaries since it was set up in 2002. At a recent ceremony held at...
New Milton Junior School

Lorraine Phillips: Talented teacher at New Milton Junior School

FORMER New Milton Junior School teacher Lorraine Phillips has died aged 76. A thanksgiving service held at St Luke’s Church in Sway was attended by around 90 friends and colleagues and was followed by afternoon...

Gardening couple turned detectives to restore home’s hidden secrets

WHEN Philip and Margaret Daubeney bought their home with its vast, overgrown grounds, little did they know of the garden's historical significance – or that it would take them more than 25 years and...

Letters: Can you help me find my stolen military medals?

SIR - I wonder if there is a chance through your newspaper to find two medals. Some years ago we were unfortunate by being burgled. The thief took anything that was shiny, regardless of value. Among...
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