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Letter: Skatepark threat – don’t blame the kids

SIR – I was disappointed to read in last week’s paper that the council have threatened to close New Milton skatepark at night because kids are hanging out there in groups larger than six...

New Forest’s Rhinefield Hotel stars as backdrop to The Queen Netflix series

A-LIST actors filmed scenes from the smash-hit Netflix drama The Crown at an upmarket Brockenhurst Hotel, it has been revealed. Helena Bonham-Carter was among the stars who stayed at Rhinefield House Hotel as up to...
Talking newspaper guests, committee members and trustees at the 1,000 edition party

Talking Newspaper’s noisy celebration of 1,000th edition

A TALKING newspaper has celebrated the 1,000th edition of its audio news round-up service for the visually impaired. New Milton and Lymington Talking News is a charity that provides dictated stories from local publications that...
Lyndhurst Christmas lights

Letters: Ignore the rumours, there will be Christmas lights in our village

SIR - There is currently much speculation and misinformation regarding the Christmas illuminations in Lyndhurst. May I reassure your readers that there will be lights in the village over the festive period. It is unfortunate that...

Letters: When will the council tackle this fly-tipping epidemic?

SIR - Further to the fly-tipping epidemic in our area and my recent communications on this subject, I still have not had a reply from the county council as to how many prosecutions they...

Letters: Drivers won’t wise up so let’s illuminate the livestock

SIR - I read a brilliant letter calling for all to respect the New Forest, an asset that we should all care about, but sadly do not. The writer has a good go at...

‘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...

From Our Files: a soldier writes, a model sleeper, and too few police in...

75 YEARS AGO SIR – I am writing these few lines to tell you how much I appreciate the old New Milton Advertiser. I have it sent to me every week, and practically all the lads...

Obituary: Nick Filbee – Lymington solicitor, musician and former chair of Coda Music Trust

RESPECTED Lymington solicitor and former chair of the Walkford-based Coda Music Trust Nick Filbee has died at the age of 72. A talented artist and musician, Nick was also involved with many local groups and...

Town favourites vie for place on Christchurch Monopoly board

A CHRISTCHURCH version of Monopoly is to be released next month featuring the Priory, Red House Museum and Mudeford Quay. Maker Winning Moves UK, which is licensed by Hasbro, has announced that the town is...
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