Ringwood’s got talent

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house as Ringwood Waldorf School celebrated the 10th anniversary of its variety show. Students and staff took to the stage to showcase an impressive array of talent, from comedic sketches and clowning around, to music and Bollywood dance. Parents also grabbed a piece of the limelight as the…

Plumbing the depths

Award winning artists have been taking the plunge to show the magic of our seas.  The extraordinary work of the winners of The Wildlife Trusts’ Underwater Art Award goes on show in Dorset this month, highlighting the urgent need for Marine Conservation Zones. The award, established in Dorset in 2007 in association with the Society of Wildlife…

Going for gold at auction

A scarce Victorian gold coin is set to be a highlight in Lawrences’ Spring Collectors Sale. “It is a very rare 1839 Victoria ‘Una and the Lion’ £5 gold piece,” says Lawrences’ specialist, Jeff Day. “Too valuable to be circulated, it was struck only in `proof` and was issued only in expensive commemorative sets. It…

Give a horse a home

Dear Sir, Whilst the nation has been shocked to learn of the extent of the horse meat scandal, for many months the UK’s leading equine charities have been working to raise awareness of a major crisis facing our nation’s horses and ponies. As an animal lover, and President of The British Horse Society, I feel…