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Trip Advisor

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“It Does Not Matter If It Isn’t True – Just Keep Saying It”

One thing that we can credit Donald trump with is for highlighting something that we all kind of know but simply don't face up to ...
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I was lucky enough to enjoy a short holiday in Catalonia, Spain last week. It's a good place for revolutionaries like me to visit! ...
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Phillip Hammond MP

Ambition Before Country

Leaking part of a private Cabinet conversation, in which the Chancellor expresses the view that public sector workers are “overpaid” was bound to get the media into a midsummer frenzy ...
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A Small Boost For Tennis In Totton

As it is Wimbledon week, it seems fitting to announce I have made a grant to Totton & Eling Tennis club ...
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Brexit Dead in the Water

How significant is it that the Tories failed to get the big backing it wanted from the General Election to deliver a hard Brexit.... ...
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LibDem Victory on Tip Restrictions

A report going to committee at Hampshire County Council next week seems to confirm that the conservatives have finally got the message ...
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Mourning Cloak Butterfly... Maybe

Butterfly Identification

I really like butterflies. I was lucky enough to spot these two that had settled down together for a brief second ...
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“Tenacious D – or Loser”?

Not many people envy my role as Leader of the Lib Dem opposition on the Tory-run New Forest District Council ...
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Dibden Golf Centre

There was considerable discomfort amongst the long ranks of Tory benches today as we discussed a distinctly below par performance at Dibden Golf Centre ...
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Rumbridge Street Car Park

Rumbridge Street Car Park

I would appreciate your views, particularly if you live in the area of Brokenford Lane, or use the Rumbridge Street car park ...
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Arnold Clark Car Rental Company

Welcome Arnold Clark

It's good to see the former Ridgeway Car Sales site being made ready for use again ...
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A clump of Wild Flowers at Martin Down

Awesome Nature

I was able to enjoy my morning at what must surely be the best nature reserve in Hampshire, Martin Down ...
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Last Chance for Jet Skiers

I am still receiving reports of a minority of jet skiers ignoring the speed restrictions at Eling Quay and riding in ways that create an unacceptable hazard ...
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Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Clover but Dishonest

I wonder if you caught the Tory Cabinet member, Michael Gove, being interviewed by Andrew Marr this morning (Sunday 2nd July)? ...
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Celebrating 30 Years

Great credit to the enthusiastic members of the Rushington Manor Residents Association ...
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Hounsdown new store

New Store In Hounsdown

I was delighted to be present at the opening of the new store in Hounsdown this morning ...
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I Wish We Had A More "Grown Up" Politics

I Wish We Had A More “Grown Up” Politics

One of the most unpleasant insults I have endured on the Council was from a Councillor Michael White (Lymington), who expressed the view across the Council Chamber that I should "grow up" ...
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Future Forest

Don’t ignore this consultation

Imagine how you would feel if you set off to walk in the New Forest, with your dogs in the car and you find that your favourite car park is permanently closed ...
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St George

We get the Political System and the Politicians We Deserve

Should we be surprised or even outraged that the conservatives have done a grubby deal with the ten DUP politicians in order to stay in power? ...
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