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'An absolute hero' – Barton widower who inspired Dame Esther Rantzen's loneliness charity dies aged 99

'An absolute hero' – Barton widower who inspired Dame Esther Rantzen's loneliness charity dies aged 99

'An absolute hero' – Barton widower who inspired Dame Esther Rantzen's loneliness charity dies aged 99

DAME Esther Rantzen has hailed a Barton widower who inspired her to set up a loneliness charity after he died a few days short of his 100th birthday.


Complaint over air ambulance's 4am flight 'hit morale'

Complaint over air ambulance's 4am flight 'hit morale'

Complaint over air ambulance's 4am flight 'hit morale'

A MEMBER of the public who complained about the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance hit the team's morale, a spokesperson said.

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Totton man admits causing fatal ferry terminal crash which claimed life of Sway dad

Totton man admits causing fatal ferry terminal crash which claimed life of Sway dad

Totton man admits causing fatal ferry terminal crash which claimed life of Sway dad

THE devastated wife of a Sway man killed in a fatal collision has said she is "relieved" the driver admitted causing his death by careless driving.


Pictures: Lyndhurst lights up with official switch-on by Paralympian Aaron Phipps

Pictures: Lyndhurst lights up with official switch-on by Paralympian Aaron Phipps

Pictures: Lyndhurst lights up with official switch-on by Paralympian Aaron Phipps

CROWDS turned out to see Paralympian Aaron Phipps officially switch on Lyndhurst's Christmas lights.


Appeal after mountain bikes worth £8,500 stolen in New Milton and Fordingbridge

Appeal after mountain bikes worth £8,500 stolen in New Milton and Fordingbridge

Appeal after mountain bikes worth £8,500 stolen in New Milton and Fordingbridge

TWO sheds and a garage were broken into in New Milton and Fordingbridge where mountain bikes were stolen worth a combined £8,500.


Byron Road illuminations return for NHS boost

Byron Road illuminations return for NHS boost

Byron Road illuminations return for NHS boost

HUNDREDS of people braved the cold on Sunday to watch a famous Barton street illuminated with more than 80,000 Christmas lights.


CCTV: Would-be burglars disturb sleeping owners on boat at Lymington quay

CCTV: Would-be burglars disturb sleeping owners on boat at Lymington quay

CCTV: Would-be burglars disturb sleeping owners on boat at Lymington quay

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to find after boats were targeted in a series of attempted burglaries at Lymington Town Quay.


Storm Arwen puts paid to New Milton Christmas Festival's return

Storm Arwen puts paid to New Milton Christmas Festival's return

Storm Arwen puts paid to New Milton Christmas Festival's return

STORM Arwen forced the cancellation of New Milton Christmas Festival, returning after a two-year hiatus enforced by the Covid pandemic.


Future of New Forest Show 'saved by pop-up campsite'

Future of New Forest Show 'saved by pop-up campsite'

Future of New Forest Show 'saved by pop-up campsite'

THE future of the New Forest Show was probably saved by the decision to open New Park at Brockenhurst to campers last year, its chair has revealed.

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New Forest MP calls for 'reality check' on reopening Waterside railway

New Forest MP calls for 'reality check' on reopening Waterside railway

New Forest MP calls for 'reality check' on reopening Waterside railway

NEW Forest East MP Julian Lewis has concerns over the planned reintroduction of the Waterside railway passenger service.

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Appeal over 2,000-year-old Celtic coins found buried in New Forest

Appeal over 2,000-year-old Celtic coins found buried in New Forest

Appeal over 2,000-year-old Celtic coins found buried in New Forest

A HOARD of ancient coins found buried in the New Forest has been described as one of the “most important historical and archaeological” local finds.


Artisan Collective Christmas Fair coming to Beaulieu

Artisan Collective Christmas Fair coming to Beaulieu

Artisan Collective Christmas Fair coming to Beaulieu

ARTISAN producers, designers, creators and makers will be in the spotlight during a three-day outdoor Christmas Fair at Beaulieu.


Youngsters get behind campaign to make Milford greener

Youngsters get behind campaign to make Milford greener

Youngsters get behind campaign to make Milford greener

A VILLAGE-WIDE bid to be more environmentally friendly will be launched at a public meeting in Milford next week.


The Christmas markets, light switch-ons and parades near you

The Christmas markets, light switch-ons and parades near you

The Christmas markets, light switch-ons and parades near you

AFTER what was a very quiet Christmas last year towns and villages across the New Forest will be getting into the festive spirit from this weekend.


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