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D-Day

‘We were frightened but had to do our duty’ – D-Day veterans tell their...

LOCAL Second World War veterans have shared wartime tales about their experiences of D-Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy took place on 6th June 1944...
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...

Leon Crouch: Self-made industrialist gave to worthy causes and stayed true to local roots

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...
Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday: Where communities are honouring the fallen

WAR veterans, youth organisations and civic leaders will parade through towns and villages across the New Forest and Christchurch on Sunday before taking part in services of remembrance. New Milton On Sunday, wreath bearers and community...
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...
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...
Magnolia

Readers’ Photos: Your pictures of the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and historic Christchurch on our doorstep, we live in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Show off your best photos from around the patch by...
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