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Letter: Is it now time to get angry about climate change?

SIR — When do we get angry? When do we demand change? Reading about the Australian wild fires made me ask these questions. Climate change caused by human activity turned a natural phenomenon into an...

Sky’s the limit for Oakhaven hospice founder Jan who takes 15,000ft leap aged 85

OAKHAVEN Hospice founder Jan Swallow achieved an ambition of a lifetime while raising nearly £4,000 when she celebrated her 85th birthday with a skydive. Jan jumped from 15,000ft over Salisbury Plain in tandem with an...

Rugby club raffle to help Syrian refugee family move to Forest

A ONCE-in-a-lifetime trip to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament is being offered in a raffle aiming to raise £10,000 to help a Syrian refugee family settle in the Ringwood area. The project has been...

‘Wonderful’ response to appeal for trust’s minibus hit by arson

THE Countryside Education Trust charity has been overwhelmed after hundreds of pounds was raised to replace one of its vehicles that was destroyed in an arson attack. As reported in the A&T, the minibus belonging to...
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Community centre aims to Raise the Roof to stop the leaks

A FORDINGBRIDGE fundraising campaign to replace a community centre’s roof which is leaking so badly buckets are being used to catch dripping rainwater has reached £5,000. The Avonway community centre launched its Raise the Roof...
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Letters: Let the bells ring out for Brexit day

SIR - So it seems Big Ben can't 'bong' in London. Since in the referendum the majority of London voted to remain in the EU maybe they hope if they ignore Brexit it might...
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Letters: Why are we paying for rich people to charge their electric cars?

SIR - Could anyone explain to me why, when electric cars are only affordable by those of substantial means, do these vehicles attract a government grant towards purchase, nil road tax and, it would...

No love lost as couples vie to win dream winter wedding

TWO New Forest couples are vying to win a dream winter wedding at Balmer Lawn Hotel in a competition to celebrate holding its 1,000th marriage ceremony. The challenge for couples to reveal their most meaningful...
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Tommy Warner: Circus labourer able to balance park bench on his chin

A FORMER army sergeant who was well known for performing tricks he learned while working at a circus has died aged 89. Father-of-six Tommy Warner was born in Dalkey, a few miles from Dublin in...

Pupils dared teacher to shave her head for charity – so she did!

STUDENTS screamed with delight as a school teacher had her head shaved for charity after they challenged her to undergo the radical makeover if they raised £1,000. Head of languages Ruth Owen had asked the...
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