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Flood defences

Letters: We need a tide of extra funding for flood defences

SIR - Suddenly, global warming is solved by planting trees. This has always been true and now our politicians say plant billions of trees to save the world. One hundred years ago, the Forestry Commission...
Avonway community centre

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...

From Our Files: a soldier dress thief, prisoner promoted, and a Lyndhurst queues solution?

75 YEARS AGO EVIDENCE that an alleged absentee was wearing women’s clothing, including a fur coat, was given at Lymington Borough police court, when a fusilier was remanded in custody by the Mayor, charged with...
Forca

Cancer support charity thanks A&T readers for financial lifeline

A&T READERS have been thanked by the Forca cancer charity for their generosity worth thousands of pounds after an appeal to help keep its food service afloat. The Lymington-based support group asked last year for...
Lymington takeaway

Letters: Take away the takeaways – we’re stuffed!

SIR - I was appalled to read in last week’s edition details of a planning application that has been submitted for Hills garage on Milford Road, Pennington. In a small parade of local shops, we...

Obituary: Pat Aslett – former Christchurch Brownie and Guide leader

PAT Aslett, known to hundreds of youngsters as a former Christchurch Brownie and Guide leader, as well as being a longstanding Red Cross volunteer, has died at the age of 84. Over the years she...

Reflections: Mary Elizabeth Braddon – pioneering author who helped shape Lyndhurst

BY the latter years of the 19th century Bournemouth had become a town and resort of national repute. During the summer various hotels were involved in promoting charabanc excursions (horse-drawn in those times) to the...

Hero’s welcome for runner Paul after finishing 27 marathons in 26 days for hospice

RUNNING man Paul O’Boyle received a hero’s welcome after completing 27 marathons in 26 days in aid of a Christchurch hospice. Paul (56) started his challenge on 1st October and ran a marathon every day...
A vinatge camera

Charity shop seeking mystery donor of ‘substantial’ camera collection

THE manager of a charity shop is attempting to trace a man who donated his late father's camera collection after it raised a “substantial” amount for the organisation. The man, who did not give his...
Frank Coombes obituary

Frank Coombes: accountant who wrote book about the war for his grandchildren

A GRANDFATHER with distinguished wartime service and aviation career who spent much of his retirement actively involved in local organisations has died just a month before his 101st birthday. Frank Reginald Coombes and Ivy, the...
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