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Tributes pour in for Arnewood School staff member Karen Morris (48)

WHEN the family of Karen Morris posted the sad news about her death on social media they received well over 1,000 messages of sympathy – many from former pupils of Arnewood School who paid...

Bikers to raffle late friend’s restored Harley in £10k thank you to hospice

A GROUP of motorcycle enthusiasts have restored a Harley Davidson motorcycle that belonged to a friend who died from cancer – and will raffle it in aid of Oakhaven Hospice to say thank you...

Rich List landowner and friend to the royals Sir George Meyrick dies at 78

SIR George Meyrick, one of the area’s wealthiest landowners and a close friend to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has died aged 78. Sir George was the seventh baronet of Hinton Admiral and featured...
Ferrari

Community rallies round to give little Enzo a Ferrari farewell

A BABY boy who died just weeks after being born was given a funeral escort of honour by a fleet of Ferrari cars after the community rallied round to help give him a special...

End of an era as Gary Parsons parks up his fleet of trucks

AFTER half a century in the haulage industry it is the end of the road for New Milton-based contractor Gary Parsons as he reires at the age of 70. His fleet of blue lorries have...

Tributes to Harry Oram – a man with ‘unrivalled knowledge’ of forestry

TRIBUTES have been paid to former head forester Harry Oram, a well-regarded woodland expert hailed for “unrivalled knowledge” of his industry. Harry Oram (pictured), who has died aged 70 after battling lymphoma, was a member...

Tributes paid to larger than life New Forest peer Lord Normanton

A LARGER than life peer who turned his New Forest estate into a major event venue has died at the age of 73. Tributes have been paid to former cavalry officer Lord Normanton, who raced...

Eight lives left? BuBu the cat back from the dead after four years

A FAMILY who were convinced their beloved cat was dead were amazed when it turned up alive and well four years later. BuBu had gone missing from her East End home, in East Boldre, after...
Richard Frampton

Forest farmer tickles the nation with Dickies Dribble on Radio 1

BRANSGORE farmer-turned-cider maker Richard Frampton has been tickling the nation after becoming the unlikely star of a new feature on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show. The former district councillor, who began making Dickies Dribble...
D-Day

‘We were frightened but had to do our duty’ – D-Day veterans tell their...

LOCAL Second World War veterans have shared wartime tales about their experiences of D-Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy took place on 6th June 1944...
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