GALLERY: Secret D-Day documents found under the floorboards of New Forest hotel

SECRET documents relating to the D-Day landings have been found at a New Forest hotel – 70 years after they were left behind by army chiefs.

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The day Swanage pilot took dream shot of Concorde in flight

ROBERT Owen of Swanage contacted the Echo after seeing the article on Concorde’s visit to Bournemouth Airport printed on November 26.

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113 years of Yellow Buses: history in pictures revealed thanks to social media

OVER its 113-year lifetime, Yellow Buses has amassed a fascinating archive of photographs.

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The Sir Winston Churchill, the Wimborne pub opened in tribute to wartime leader

IN JUNE 1965 Wimborne’s newest public house, the Sir Winston Churchill, on the eastern outskirts of Wimborne Minster by the side of the busy A31, was officially opened in tribute to the wartime leader who died a few months earlier.

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Weymouth’s Tudor House need never have been demolished

LAST week we were asking about the Tudor House on North Quay in Weymouth.

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When Sir Winston Churchill received special honour from Poole

POOLE had to wait eight years before it could present Winston Churchill with the honour it voted to give him after the war.

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Remembering Sir Winston Churchill: iconic prime minister who led the country to victory

WINSTON Churchill was already of pensionable age when he became the leader of his country at the darkest time in its history.

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Winston Churchill 50th anniversary: how we mourned “passing of a warrior”

THE news was not unexpected, yet it brought sadness to the nation.

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Sinking of the Leopoldville

THANKS to Bridport historian Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard for sending us a reminder of the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the Leopoldville – it is a story dear to her heart as her father was in the US 66th Infantry Division involved.

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Writer of the month: The Spanish ambassador’s suitcase

Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson discuss their new book, The Spanish ambassador’s suitcase.

Matthew Parris worked for the Foreign Office and the Conservative Research Department before serving as MP for West Derbyshire. He joined The Times as parliamentary sketchwriter in 1988, a post he held for 13 years, and he now writes as a columnist for the paper. He broadcasts for radio and television, and presents the biographical programme Great Lives on BBC Radio 4. He is also a regular columnist for The Spectator.

Andrew Bryson is a radio journalist working in the BBC’s Business and Economics Unit. He frequently produces Radio 4′s Today programme and programmes for Radio 5 Live.

This podcast was recorded live as part of the Writer of the month series, which broadens awareness of historical records and their uses for writers. We apologise for any intermittent reduction in sound quality.

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