I opened The Natural Health Hub just over a year ago because I reckon life’s gone a bit bonkers! It’s too fast and full on, we work too many hours, we’re too wrapped up in our job lists, tied to our digital devices, and we’ve lost the ability to relax. So I created The Hub… a place in the centre of Lymington to come to to slow down and escape. People say they instantly relax when they step through the…
The pigs of the New Forest play a vital part in the eco-system. Every autumn, when the acorns, chestnuts and various other nuts have fallen from their trees, up to 600 domestic pigs (usually owned by commoners) are let out onto the New Forest National Park for up to 60 days, to clear away and eat the nuts. This is called ‘pannage' or ‘common of mast’, and it is important because many of the nuts are poisonous to other animals in the New Forest, such as…
There was much to celebrate at Priestlands School last week as students received their GCSE results. Despite the uncertainties of the new exams in many subjects, Priestlands students did very well.
English, Maths and Science sustained high performance whilst there were also record results in Business Studies, Computing Science, Geography, ICT, PE and strong performances in many other subjects.
A third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 or A/A* and 74% students secured the new standard pass (4-9) in English and Maths, with 54% students secured the…
The second in our new monthly series on those niggling legal matters to which we should attend: t his month Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge de-mystifies Lasting Powers of Attorney, in Plain English.
Following last month's "Importance of a Will", this helpful Q&A about Powers of Attorney sets the scene for the next important subject to consider if we want the people we love to benefit the most (and the taxman the least!) should something happen to us.
Now in its sixth year the Solent Music Festival returns to Lymington from Wednesday 19th through to Sunday 23rd September.
Pianist Sam Haywood, the festival’s Artistic Director, says ‘I had dreamt of running a music festival for many years, of being able to put together programmes of my favourite works performed by the musicians I most admire. At the suggestion of a friend, Sophia and I came to Lymington and met with then Councillor Elizabeth Lewis, now the Festival’s president. Elizabeth advised that we…
Thursday 23 August is National Burger Day!
Matthew Tomkinson, head chef at the Montagu Arms Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, has shared with us the recipe of the famous Monty's Burger so that you can recreate it at home! Perfect for a Bank Holiday Weekend barbecue!
Of course you could save yourself the trouble and visit Monty's Inn to sample their fabulous burgers (and other food) for yourself! Find details of Monty's Inn here . And if fish…
This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.
Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.
Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice, and when he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was. Adam has appeared on various stand-up and panel shows on TV, and has recorded three series of his own Radio 4 show, The Problem with Adam Bloom.
Ricky Gervais says: Adam Bloom has been one of his favourite comedians for ten years:…
The New Forest and Solent shore are perfect for dog walks and it's little wonder that the area attracts many visitors and locals with four-legged friends. In fact the New Forest is doggy heaven for well behaved dogs.
Have you and your dog discovered a really dog-friendly business that is worth celebrating? The New Forest Dog Friendly Awards is your opportunity to nominate your favourite dog friendly businesses in the New Forest area.
Good news for the overall "anti plastic" campaign in Lymington and the New Forest is that one of our higher "consuming" businesses is really taking this issue seriously.
Colten Care has consulted relatives, management and support departments of its care homes in the New Forest as part of the launch of a campaign aimed at eradicating throwaway plastic. Altogether, the use of 1,161,124 plastic items will be avoided each year by choosing more environmentally…
The 19th Lymington Rotary Summer Spectacular and Classic Car Show is being held at Woodside Park on Sunday 5th August. Enjoy the fun and excitement of a show that has activities for all ages and a Classic Car Show with over two hundred cars is one of the biggest in the South of England. There will be music to stir the soul and get your toes tapping along with interactive displays to both amaze and amuse. For the quieter moments there will be bargains to be had in the extensive Car Boot area and a range of trade and charity stalls that would complement any High Street. Food to suit a wide range of appetites and palates will be on sale. This year thanks to help from our show sponsors. Come and join the food, fun and frolics for a modest £5 per adult with children under fifteen free; all profits are donated to charity. This is Lymington’s premier show; you will be mad to miss it. More on the web site www.lymingtonrotary.org.uk
260 cars are booked into Lymington Rotary annual Summer Spectacular and Classic Car show on Sunday August 2nd held in the beautiful Woodside Gardens off Rookes Lane in Lymington this event is a must for many Classic Car owners.
The history of the classic car show in Lymington: for many years Dennis Knight Building Supplies of Lymington had been running a Lymington Car Show and in 2000 two Rotarians decided to resurrect this concept, combined with a car boot sale and other attractions to raise money for local charities organised by the Rotary Club of Lymington.
Arena events include the Interactive Circus and the Birds of Prey. Children will be amused with the Ringwood Pipe Band, Fun Fair and Punch and Judy and other excitements. Visitors will be spoilt for choice in the food village which vary from Champagne & Strawberries to Paella and ice cream. The Car Boot Sale is very popular with householders. All profits from the event are donated to local and international charities details with over £46,000 being distributed in the last 24 months.
The Summer Spectacular and Classic Car Show is organised by the Rotary Club of Lymington – www.lymingtonrotary.org.uk.
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