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Wayne Roberts: familiar New Milton face was music fan with love for aviation

A NEW MILTON man with a love of music who was well-known around the town for always wearing his headphones has died aged 60. Wayne Roberts, whose favourite artists included the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson...

New Forest Notes: did TV tell the truth about the national park?

OVER Christmas the television provided a wealth of films on the New Forest. Firstly, there was the repeat of a series first shown several years ago and this was followed by a new film A...

From Our Files: digging for victory, cannabis in the Commons, and a rector resigns

75 YEARS AGO SIXTEEN million employees are going to receive a new Income Tax form. They do not have to fill it up and send it back: the tax offices have filled it up for...

Catch up on news from decades ago as A&T archive relocates to St Barbe...

READERS can catch up on local news from 90 years ago at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington which has become the new home for an A&T archive. The town library’s back catalogue of the...

Heritage group on a mission to keep alive the memory of Lymington hero Sir...

  HE commanded a naval fleet, was elected to parliament, and thwarted a mutiny. Now, 178 years since his death, the legacy of Lymington man Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale is being remembered by supporters preparing...

Irene (107) says £1 moisturiser and daily glass of wine keeps her young

A DAILY glass of sweet wine and dab of £1-a-pot moisturiser is New Milton resident Irene Taylor’s secret to looking younger than her years as she celebrated her 107th birthday. Ask Irene how she managed...

From Our Files: PoWs escape, refinery workers win TVs, and will Christchurch and Bournemouth...

75 YEARS AGO Two young Miltonians who escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp in Italy and rejoined the Allied Forces, have now arrived home on six weeks’ leave from the Army. They are L/Cpl. Fred Taylor, youngest...

Gerard Basset: Tributes pour in for top wine expert and New Forest hotelier

“A STAR player”, “world class”, and a “shining example” – those were the tributes paid from around the globe to top wine expert and New Forest hotelier Gerard Basset who last week died surrounded...

Letters: Disguise speed cameras as New Forest ponies to catch drivers

SIR – Being born and raised in the New Forest (Brockenhurst) some 70 years ago and never moving away from the area, it seems to me you are brought up with all the wildlife,...
Carley performing at the open mic competition

Singer-songwriter Carley is showcase winner at London’s O2 arena

A TALENTED local singer-songwriter has given the performance of a lifetime at the Open Mic National Grand Final held at the O2 arena in London. Carley Varley (pictured), from Milford, entered the competition last year...
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