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Letters: Climate change and Brexit – a lot of tosh on both sides

SIR - Now that the climate change debate has replaced Brexit, we are beginning to be bombarded with all sorts of facts and figures, some of which are no doubt accurate. But like Brexit there...

Captain’s watch tells story of moon explorers and Middle East royalty

A SPECIAL watch gifted by the team of astronauts who made the first moon landing has been put up for auction by a former pilot from Christchurch. How it came to be in the hands...
Hordle church

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

FOR centuries the inhabitants of the parish of Hordle had attended their parish church situated not far from the cliff edge. Handy for those living in Taddiford and in the few isolated dwellings running eastward...

PICTURES: Organisers ‘overwhelmed’ at support for village’s debut festival

GLORIOUS August sunshine saw thousands of visitors descend on Manor Park for the debut Burley festival. Held on Saturday and Sunday over the bank holiday weekend, the festival coordinated by Stir! Events, offered an abundance...

From Our Files: Keith down the mines, school head protests, and supermarket threatens shops

75 YEARS AGO KEITH BUNDAY, a son of Mr and Mrs L. H. Bunday, of Ashley Common Road, is the first New Milton youth to have been drawn out of Mr Bevin’s hat to work...

PHOTOS: Thousands party in the streets for ‘fantastic’ carnival

THOUSANDS partied in the streets on Saturday as the annual Ringwood carnival rolled into town. A host of detailed, colourful floats featuring everything from Only Fools and Horses characters to US astronauts were packed with...
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...

Letter: Unhappy with arrogant Forest walkers

SIR – I write in utter astonishment at the letter you published last week (Letters, 8th May). Apart from being a gross generalisation of an extremely large group of society, it is packed full of...
New Forest deer

Letters: Talk is cheap when dogs keep killing the deer

SIR — Having lived and worked in the New Forest for a long time, I have witnessed many deer being maimed and killed by dogs – all kinds of breeds from large and small. And...
Pony warning sign

Letters: Won’t closing the car parks concentrate the crowds?

SIR — I am disappointed to read of the closing of the bigger car parks in the New Forest. Yes, I understand closing the campsites and pleasure parks is sensible during this difficult time –...
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