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Super chef from world's top restaurant takes charge at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu

Super chef from world's top restaurant takes charge at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu

Super chef from world's top restaurant takes charge at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu

Super chef Matthew Whitfield in his new kitchen at the Montagu Arms AS a small boy Matthew Whitfield was being driven past the Montagu Arms Hotel with…


'Just look at the view! This is the best job in the world'

'Just look at the view! This is the best job in the world'

'Just look at the view! This is the best job in the world'

Wendy Stowe, one of only seven female harbour masters in the UK SWEEPING her hand in front of her desk, Wendy Stowe exclaims: “Just look at the view from…


‘I did not know I was dying slowly’ - explorer Adrian Hayes reveals his most terrifying moments

‘I did not know I was dying slowly’ - explorer Adrian Hayes reveals his most terrifying moments

‘I did not know I was dying slowly’ - explorer Adrian Hayes reveals his most terrifying moments

“HOW personal do you want this to be?” Adrian Hayes asks over the table of his untidy kitchen. It’s an unexpectedly vulnerable question from the veteran…


Former Heidi child star Emma Blake on fame, scandal and missing coffee dates with Madonna

Former Heidi child star Emma Blake on fame, scandal and missing coffee dates with Madonna

Former Heidi child star Emma Blake on fame, scandal and missing coffee dates with Madonna

HAVING screen tested more than 300 children, frustrated producer John McRae was animatedly banging a desk late one night in a BBC office and wondering…


Modelling trailblazer Sarah Doukas on discovering Kate Moss and life in the New Forest

Modelling trailblazer Sarah Doukas on discovering Kate Moss and life in the New Forest

Modelling trailblazer Sarah Doukas on discovering Kate Moss and life in the New Forest

SARAH DOUKAS, founder of global modelling agency Storm , is utterly relaxed as we sit down to talk at the kitchen table of her picture postcard cottage. It’s…


Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

DONKEYS and weekday tourists stroll in the winter sunshine past the window of the wood-panelled room of the Montagu Arms where Matthew Tomkinson is recalling…


‘I don’t know why you’re interviewing me’: sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood opens up

‘I don’t know why you’re interviewing me’: sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood opens up

‘I don’t know why you’re interviewing me’: sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood opens up

YOU know you’ve arrived at Geoffrey Dashwood’s house when you turn the corner and come face to face with a monumental bronze bird of prey glaring down…


‘A lot of sweat, tears and hard work’: Bob Wilson on his career and tragic family story

‘A lot of sweat, tears and hard work’: Bob Wilson on his career and tragic family story

‘A lot of sweat, tears and hard work’: Bob Wilson on his career and tragic family story

“ONCE you wind me up I don’t stop,” grins Bob Wilson after delivering 90 minutes of his life’s edited highlights – from mixing with the doomed Busby Babes…


'It was pretty crazy': Dire Straits guitarist John Illsley on gigs, pubs and cancer - and will the band get back together?

'It was pretty crazy': Dire Straits guitarist John Illsley on gigs, pubs and cancer - and will the band get back together?

'It was pretty crazy': Dire Straits guitarist John Illsley on gigs, pubs and cancer - and will the band get back together?

JOHN ILLSLEY breaks off mid-sentence as we talk in the sunny garden of his pub, the East End Arms. He’s performed in front of millions, won an Ivor Novello…


'All the best stories you’ve ever heard’: TV historian Dan Snow talks family life and his passion for history

'All the best stories you’ve ever heard’: TV historian Dan Snow talks family life and his passion for history

'All the best stories you’ve ever heard’: TV historian Dan Snow talks family life and his passion for history

DAN Snow is late. His staff don’t know where he is – until the head nanny arrives to say the TV historian has been delayed picking up his children. A…


‘As long as I am not boring people’: Dame Esther Rantzen on Brexit, the New Forest and online 'poison'

‘As long as I am not boring people’: Dame Esther Rantzen on Brexit, the New Forest and online 'poison'

‘As long as I am not boring people’: Dame Esther Rantzen on Brexit, the New Forest and online 'poison'

DAME Esther Rantzen is decluttering. Well, she’s not – her assistant is. Having driven herself that morning from a job in Oxford, the 76-year-old is now…


'I never sit down and relax': the secret of success for New Forest Ice Cream's Christina Veal

'I never sit down and relax': the secret of success for New Forest Ice Cream's Christina Veal

'I never sit down and relax': the secret of success for New Forest Ice Cream's Christina Veal

THE sweet scent of dairy welcomes visitors to the HQ of New Forest Ice Cream, the family business that has grown from a kitchen in Milford into one of…


Sir Vince Cable on Brexit, his 'Shangri-La' New Forest - and the R-word...

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit, his 'Shangri-La' New Forest - and the R-word...

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit, his 'Shangri-La' New Forest - and the R-word...

HOURS after losing Twickenham in the 2015 general election that gave the Conservatives a majority and paved the way for the EU referendum, Sir Vince Cable…


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