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New Forest firefighters take on flaming hot charity run in full gear

A FIREFIGHTING team completed a gruelling 60-mile charity run around all 11 stations in the New Forest while wearing their full safety gear. The herculean two-day effort was tackled by four members of the Fordingbridge...
Ron Evans obituary

Ron Evans: veteran survived Blitz and one of Second World War’s bloodiest battles

A VETERAN who survived one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War and later went on to install the heating system for a young Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, has died aged...

PICTURES: Dog sled rally proves popular with the pack

DOZENS of dogs and their owners hit the tracks to race through the New Forest in a rally organised by the Hampshire Sled Dog Racing Club. Participants at the two-day meet at Standing Hat Inclosure,...

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...
White van driving

Letters: Van company responds to parking complaints

SIR – In response to a letter that appeared in last week’s paper regarding the parking of vehicles in Barton and surrounding areas, I would like to firstly say that not all the vehicles...

From Our Files: New Forest soldiers escape, cattle grids campaign, and playing fields plan...

75 YEARS AGO THE good news has been received that two, and not one, local lads from the 5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, not only escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp in Italy (Campo 82), but actually...

Generous Paul gives £100,000 charity donation to Rose Road Association

A GENEROUS New Forest businessman has donated £100,000 to a charity supporting young people with multiple learning and physical disabilities. The Rose Road Association provides overnight respite care for anyone aged up to 25 which...

Letters: The police have lost their way on roads enforcement

Sir - On Sunday 19th May I was driving from Lymington to Totton and, as usual, drove slowly within the speed limits. But when I arrived home I was approached by a policeman who stated...

Full steam ahead to turn railway house into town’s heritage centre

MOVES to create a heritage centre in New Milton gathered momentum when permission was approved for the town’s disused railway station master’s house to host the facility. The town council has welcomed being given the...

Church land set for transformation by budding urban designers

A SWAY-based arts and education charity which involves young people in ambitious urban design projects is set to embark on transforming an area outside St Thomas’s Church in Lymington. Since taking responsibility for the former...
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