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Terry is also well versed in military history from the time of the Falklands War (1982) which helped with his writing. e novel follows the adventures, trials and triumphs of professional soldier Shaun Parrish who, when caught in an accident during an exercise on Salisbury Plain is hurled back across time to emerge in the late Neolithic (Stone Age) period on the Plain and the Test Valley area. rough the pages he learns how things are back in the mists of time. He must accrue knowledge such as the language they speak. How doing or saying the wrong thing can be mortally dangerous. He must embrace the living conditions of the time. e novel chronicles the dangerous pitfalls and the great success’ he has along the way. And he is also slowly enfolded into the ancient religion practiced there. It is ultimately a story of victory over adversity for the main character, and hopefully of some education to the reader. e book is available on Amazon and is priced at £5.99. Pioneers and adventurers in Beaulieu Buckle up for fascinating talks on intrepid motoring adventures, pioneering aviators and iconic machinery with Beaulieu’s spring programme of National Motor Museum lectures. Returning by popular demand is Under the Bonnet on Saturday 27th April in the National Motor Museum. Join Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill from 7.30pm each evening for an insight into some of the most extraordinary and iconic vehicles in the collection. Doug will give an informative guided tour of the museum’s magni cent machines and explain the remarkable engineering that makes each of these cars special. All of the talks take place in the Lecture eatre of the National Motor Museum’s Collections Centre. Tickets are £10 (or £7.50 for Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust) which are available from eresa Browning at friends@ beaulieu.co.uk or 01590 614792. All pro ts help support the National Motor Museum Trust. For more information about membership of the Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust and lecture series details see www. nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/the_friends Under the Bonnet With bus journeys in Hampshire the highest on record, according to the Department for Transport, Hampshire County Council has con rmed its commitment to make travelling by bus better for everyone with the announcement of a one- o grant fund of £165,000 available to Hampshire’s smaller bus operators to introduce contactless payments. Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport for Hampshire County Council, said: “Hampshire is bucking the national trend with more people taking the bus to get around in Hampshire. Two million more trips were recorded in the past year, according to the latest Government figures. Modern ticketing technology means people can catch the bus without bothering about having the right change, or, in fact, any money on them at all. As passengers board buses quicker, this speeds up bus journey times and also means less waiting for others on the road as buses pick up passengers at bus stops.” Hampshire buses provided an impressive 33.5 million journeys last year, a rise from 31.5 million the year before (6.35%), and 30.3 million (10.56%) a decade ago. Annual figures from the Department for Transport showed total journeys fell across England by 85 million to 43.6 billion over the year (2017/18), a 1.9 per cent fall. In 2017 Hampshire was the rst English county to see the widespread introduction of contactless payments to make bus travel easier and reduce delays at bus stops, following joint investment in contactless technology by the County Council and major bus operators. It is estimated that six million bus journeys in Hampshire were contactless in 2018. Cllr Humby continued: “With smaller bus operators being able to offer contactless payments, alongside the bigger bus operators as well as other improvements such as free on board Wi-Fi, audio/visual next stop announcements and USB charging points on new vehicles, bus travel in Hampshire offers an up-to-date, comfortable and reliable travel choice. Bus travel in Hampshire is the highest on record and I’m pleased to see our approach to working in partnership with the bus operators is showing results for Hampshire residents.” Smaller bus operators who are interested in applying to the new grant stream should visit: www.hants.gov.uk/ community/grants/grants-list/ bus-service-operators-grant Grant Is Just The Ticket To Help Smaller Bus Operators