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Obituary: Lawrie Jenman – co-founder of New Forest Ice Cream

LAWRIE Jenman, the co-founder of one of the district’s best-known brands New Forest Ice Cream, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness. Lawrie, who with his wife Sue launched the company...

Letter: Why are so many discarded highways signs littering our national park?

SIR – Recently with a friend of mine I did a litter-pick along a local main road. It is a lovely road through the middle of the national park and we had both become fed...

Letter: Disputing power station claims of an ‘expert’

SIR – I write in response to Dr Langford’s letter, ‘We will regret closing our fossil-fuel power stations’ (Letters, 4th September). Dr Langford concludes his letter by berating politicians for not understanding science, yet in...

Holiday parks boss Rosie hitting heights with wingwalk

THE sky will be the limit for the chair of Hoburne Holiday Parks when she takes on a wing-walk for charity. Rosie Kennar will be joined by colleague Jimmy Everingham as part of the Christchurch...
Fawley power station

Letter: We will regret closing our fossil-fuel power stations

SIR – I was amused by an article in the national press about the power industry having to bring back one of our lovely coal-fired power stations into operation at Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire. The reason...
The group of friends have prepared for the 3,000 mile journey with 96-hour long training sessions

Friends to row 3,000 miles in Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race for charity

A GROUP of four friends are attempting to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in a bid to win the Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race and raise money for charity. The event, billed as the toughest...

Letter: Understand the numbers to avoid panic

SIR – I could be a concert pianist. I have all my digits and senses. But approaching 70 with no musical experience or ability, it is unlikely – unlikely as in 10-million to one. So...
UK Care of Police Survivors

Birthday boy Joshua completes 100-mile cycle for police charity

A RINGWOOD boy will celebrate turning seven today (Friday) by finishing a 100-mile fundraising ride for a charity which supports families of police officers who die in the line of duty. Joshua Cook is pedalling...
Milford library

Letters: Start of a new era for Milford community library

SIR - Through your newspaper, many readers will now be aware that Hampshire County Council has decided to withdraw its support from Milford community library. Having had quite a few discussions with Hampshire Library Service...
Weather warning

Letters: Sea defences not enough to tackle climate change

SIR - Last week's report that New Forest District Council is meeting the £1.5m Phase 1 repair costs to the sea wall at the base of Milford's cliff is very welcome. The immediate safety...
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