This month’s Life Matters from Lester Aldridge Solicitors focuses on the health and social care crisis which has been a subject of debate and media headlines for quite some time.
Lester Aldridge’s new Community Care team is helping people who need guidance through the maze of confusing and sometimes conflicting guidance available about health and social care.
As reported by James from the Community Care team...
“Recent research by Age UK reports that since the 2017 Spring Budget, an average of…
A good night’s sleep is crucial for both physical and mental health, and a luxury Thai SenSpa in the New Forest is launching two fragrance-led Sleep Therapy products to help relax the mind and body.
We Brits love our sleep, but with busy lives, hectic work schedules – and a growing addiction to technology – many are struggling to get the full eight hours recommended by experts. A good night’s rest boosts communication skills and aids memory, creativity and decision-making.
Over the 70 years since it opened in 1948 and supported by a huge number of passionate volunteers Lymington Community Centre has contributed enormously to the local area, offering both recreational and educational facilities to all, always vibrant and busy - it's used and enjoyed by up to 4,000 people every week.
A reception was held recently at the Centre to present plans for its future development as part…
Saving lives at sea was the theme of the day as RNLI fundraisers from a Hampshire care home visited their local lifeboat station. Four residents of Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington took a minibus trip across town to meet some of the 21 volunteers whose vital work they support.
The hosts explained how the Lymington crew has responded to more than 110 callouts in the past two years, with an official ‘pager alert to launch’ target of just six minutes.
Updated 13 February 2019
Finding things for the children to do whilst you are working can be a real chore. In a bid to try and make things slightly easier for you, here is a summary of holiday children that is usually on offer in and around Lymington.
Start planning your school holidays now - you will generally find that activity days get booked up well in advance.
Do get in touch with us if you know of any other holiday childcare…
To see what's on day by day, take a look at our Events Calendar for the Lymington, New Milton and New Forest area. Remember, if you're organising a local event…
Does everybody know about this fabulous and friendly golf facility on the edge of Lymington? Whether you're local or visiting the area, Lymington Golf Centre and New Forest Adventure Golf offer the perfect day out.
Lymington Golf Centre consists of a 9 hole golf course with fabulous views of the Solent and beyond, which is open to non members on a pay and play basis at very reasonable rates. In 2018 the adventure golf…
"Chinese soy pork is not only a family favourite but also a family affair: my daughter has improved my original recipe and we love it even more now! And for Chinese New Year of the Pig, what better way to celebrate right now - the best news of all is that this is a really simple recipe too.
You can make this recipe with either chops, tenderloin or like me for the Lymington Rotary club a whole loin.
John Cooper Carpets is the local stockist for Greendale Carpets in Lymington and the New Forest, and your local, friendly, expert supplier of top quality competitively priced carpets and flooring.
Greendale Carpets & Floorings is a multi-million pound, member owned flooring cooperative cooperative, a not-for-profit mutual trading company with over 140 independent retail store members. It supplies over 200 ranges of carpet (containing over 6500 colours) including wool twists, loop piles, velvets and super soft touch Saxony’s covering all price ranges.
A good will should reflect your wishes, be valid and ensure that your estate is distributed in the way that you want. In England and Wales, you can leave your estate to whomever you like e.g. relatives, charities and pets.
Wills can also include unusual last requests or funeral instructions.
However, this freedom can come at a price, as some wills can cause family disputes or cause claims to be made…
One of the foremost traditional singers in Scotland, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards (2011, 2013, 2017), whilst her two albums have also received widespread critical acclaim.
Both Flight of Time (2015) and her most recent release, Strata (2017), were nominated for Album of the Year at the ‘Trads, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her “delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions” (The List). Following her well-received debut – produced by James Grant – her hotly-anticipated follow-up, Strata features eleven carefully chosen songs that Miller grew up listening to and performing in her youth – showcasing the many influences on her formative musical years. Songs passed down by Scotland’s source and revival singers – such as The Unquiet Grave and False, False – sit alongside titles from contemporary writers including Bob Dylan’s One Too Many Mornings and Pound a Week Rise, penned by Ed Pickford.
Siobhan’s unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland’s top musicians and traditional bearers, leading to extensive tours fronting her own band, as well as guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, a season on Broadway in New York, and on US/UK TV drama Outlander. Nationwide television appearances, performances for royalty and heads of state, and outings at many of the UK’s major folk festivals – including Cambridge, Cropredy, Towersey, Underneath the Stars, Orkney, Shetland, and The Great British Folk Festival – illustrate just why she has been lauded as “the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song” (Scotland on Sunday).
‘One of the best Scottish traditional singers on the planet’
‘assured and precise… Siobhan Miller’s vocals are bright and unforced.’
‘One of the finest young voices on the Scottish folk scene’
‘a writing talent that’s as impressive as her velvet voice’
‘one of the most exciting new traditional singers in Scotland.’
Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director
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