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Walter Purvis Smith: mapping pioneer who led Ordnance Survey

Walter Purvis Smith: mapping pioneer who led Ordnance Survey

Walter Purvis Smith with his wife Bettie TRIBUTES have been paid to Walter Purvis Smith, a mapping pioneer who became the first non-military Ordnance…


Beach hut owners' fury as council hands out demolition orders

Beach hut owners' fury as council hands out demolition orders

The beach huts at Hordle Cliff near Milford OWNERS are furious after 20 beach huts worth thousands of pounds were ordered to be demolished by New Forest…


Two-month closure of New Milton library delayed as £80,000 revamp pushed back

Two-month closure of New Milton library delayed as £80,000 revamp pushed back

New Milton library in Gore Road PLANS for an £80,000 revamp of New Milton Library due to start next week have been delayed. Town bookworms had been advised…


Chope fights back against Tory critics' 'kangaroo court' deselection push

Chope fights back against Tory critics' 'kangaroo court' deselection push

Christchurch MP Sir Chris Chope VETERAN MP Sir Chris Chope has branded an emergency meeting of the Christchurch and East Dorset Conservative Association…


Pictures: Flynn hat-trick as five-star Lymington Town stun AFC Portchester

Pictures: Flynn hat-trick as five-star Lymington Town stun AFC Portchester

Sydenhams Premier: Lymington Town 5-0 AFC Portchester ...


Dog photographer's passion is recognised with coveted national award

Dog photographer's passion is recognised with coveted national award

Catherine Dashwood with her Cockerpoo Doug (left) and Golden Retriever Maisie (right) A LOCAL dog snapper has received national acclaim after being granted…


The Cliff House in Barton hits new heights with stylish expansion

The Cliff House in Barton hits new heights with stylish expansion

WHAT do you do when you have a business that is so successful you struggle to fit people in? Well, in the case of The Cliff House at Barton, you make…


Under-threat New Forest Cango bus thrown funding lifeline

Under-threat New Forest Cango bus thrown funding lifeline

The call-and-go Cango bus covers New Milton, Bashley, Tiptoe, Sway, Hordle and Lymington A LIFELINE has been thrown to an under-threat call-and-go bus…


Suspected drug-driver arrested after smash with ambulance on emergency call

Suspected drug-driver arrested after smash with ambulance on emergency call

The crash scene in Fairmile Road, at the junction of Clarenden Road in Christchurch (Photo: Paula Saunders) A DRIVER who was involved in a collision which…


New music on the way from O2 showcase winner Carley Varley

New music on the way from O2 showcase winner Carley Varley

Photography from Carley Varley's upcoming EP (Photo: Lucie Nice - RAW Photography Gallery) A MUSICIAN from Milford has started work on a debut EP made…


Schoolboy footballers team up to raise over £1,000 for New Forest charity

Schoolboy footballers team up to raise over £1,000 for New Forest charity

New Milton mayor Cllr David Rice-Mundy with the football players at Fawcetts Field, New Milton A FOOTBALL match and quiz night organised by a group of…


Totton veteran distraught after burglars steal military medals

Totton veteran distraught after burglars steal military medals

The victim was a 67-year-old who lives in Lydlynch Road, Totton AN armed forces veteran has been left distraught after his military medals were taken…


Letters: In defence of Christchurch's 'well-respected' MP Sir Chris Chope

Letters: In defence of Christchurch's 'well-respected' MP Sir Chris Chope

SIR – I find it quite distasteful that a bunch of soon-to-be redundant Christchurch councillors, who spend their collective time trying to install a million…


Sir Geoff Hurst kicks off an evening of football memories at the Regent Centre

Sir Geoff Hurst kicks off an evening of football memories at the Regent Centre

Sir Geoff Hurst will share footballing stories at Christchurch Regent Centre FOOTBALLING World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst will share stories from his…


National Theatre's touring Macbeth to visit Southampton Mayflower Theatre

National Theatre's touring Macbeth to visit Southampton Mayflower Theatre

Nationals Theatre's Macbeth will be at Southampton Mayflower from 26th February to 2nd March FOLLOWING a sold-out London run, the National Theatre will…


Drinker died from horrific burns after fall trapped him against electric fire

Drinker died from horrific burns after fall trapped him against electric fire

The coroner's court at Winchester AN alcoholic died from extensive burn injuries after falling out of a chair at his Pennington home and becoming “wedged”…


New Forest councillor reveals ambitions for top job after Tory leader announces resignation

New Forest councillor reveals ambitions for top job after Tory leader announces resignation

Brockenhurst county councillor Keith Mans is a former MEP BROCKENHURST councillor Keith Mans has told the A&T he is “highly likely” to contest the…


Lidl overcomes planning, alcohol and parking rows to open new supermarket in Hythe

Lidl overcomes planning, alcohol and parking rows to open new supermarket in Hythe

AFTER rows about parking and late-night alcohol sales, Lidl’s newest store will open in Hythe tomorrow (Thursday)...


Juror sentenced for illegal research which collapsed kidnap trial

Juror sentenced for illegal research which collapsed kidnap trial

Alan Frankcom, from Lymington, leaving Southampton Crown Court A JURY foreman who caused a high-profile kidnap trial to collapse after he researched the…


All square after ding-dong encounter between Bashley FC and Bournemouth Poppies

All square after ding-dong encounter between Bashley FC and Bournemouth Poppies

Bashley FC's Harrison White blocks an attack at the Bashley Road ground Sydenhams Wessex Premier: Bashley 2-2 Bournemouth Poppies IT was honours even…


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