Pub’s quiz finds the answer

A small pub in the New Forest has built an unlikely worldwide following through its weekly lockdown quizzes broadcast over Facebook. Entrants from as far north as the Shetland Islands and as far south as Australia log on to watch the landlord of the London Tavern host the competition.

William Beatty’s medicine cabinet is saved for the nation

  Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Jo Laird of the Royal Navy Medical Service launched the campaign after spotting the piece of nautical history on the antique selling portal 2Covet. Along with colleagues Surg Cdr Kate King and Surg Cdr Iain Wood she began the crowdfunder, asking for £16,000 – a total that has now been reached. Antique dealer Charles Wallrock of … Read More

Manufacturing wheels keep turning

A Hampshire manufacturing firm has welcomed the results of an industry survey as it pushes through the latest lockdown. Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems Ltd is keeping the production lines rolling, including construction of components for life-saving fire suppression systems. Managing director Tony Barnett backed the findings of the latest executive survey from industry trade body Make UK and accountancy giant PwC. … Read More

Regional solicitors look ahead as lockdown takes hold

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has urged businesses to anticipate employment issues before they arise in the face of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Partner and head of employment Kate Brooks has highlighted key points to consider amid calls for tougher restrictions as the Covid crisis deepens. This includes employees being able to take unpaid time off on an unlimited … Read More

Pennyfarthing Homes contributes to new IT suite for Arnewood

A rejuvenated parent’s fundraising group has already raised thousands for its children’s school. In just six months, the newly formed Parent Staff Association (PSA) has raised £6,500 of its £10,000 target to refurbish and equip a new IT suite for The Arnewood School in New Milton. The latest local company to support the parents’ efforts is Pennyfarthing Homes, which has … Read More

Hampshire Safe welcomes six new schools

A partnership of Hampshire schools and colleges aimed at keeping students safe from harm has become an even stronger force. The Hampshire Safe partnership has grown from 12 to 18 schools and colleges after welcoming new members from Andover. Joining the founding New Forest and Waterside members are John Hanson Community School, Harrow Way Community School, Test Valley School, Smannell … Read More

School building named after long-serving governor

A New Forest school has made a touching tribute to its Chair of Governors who has served it for more than 40 years. The Arnewood School in New Milton has renamed its newly refurbished school block the Elizabeth Cook building. Elizabeth has served the school as a governor since 1974 and been its Chair of Governors since 1978. At the … Read More

West meets East

Eight school leaders from Southampton and the New Forest have returned from a fact finding mission to China. The party from Milford-on-Sea CE Primary School, The Arnewood School, Wildern School and Fairoaks Primary School attended two education conferences in Shenzhen. The conferences were attended by more than 600 delegates, including education bureau officials and headteachers, who were keen to gain … Read More

All in the jeans at Ellis Jones

Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors have thrown on their threads for the annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ appeal. The regional law firm has joined companies and organisations across the UK encouraging employees to don denim for the fundraiser. Proceeds are in aid of pioneering research and vital support for the 500,000 children nationwide affected by genetic disorders. Managing Partner Nigel Smith, … Read More

Arnewood celebrates excellent GCSE results across the board

The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating after seeing its students come away with excellent GCSE results. Overall the school saw 65% of its students achieve at least five 9-4 grades that include English and Maths. And among them were a number of high flying students who have achieved a raft of grade 9s – the new top GCSE … Read More