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Antonella Lazzeri

Antonella Lazzeri
Senior reporter Antonella Lazzeri has returned to her local roots after decades of reporting around the world. A mum of one, she covers news, features and anything that readers think people should know.
hinton church

Villagers rally to save their old church for the future

A CHURCH which members of the congregation feared would not survive the 21st century is being rescued by an initiative to make it the focal point of the community once again. There has been a...

Bread ‘like your grandmother made’ is secret to new bakery’s success

IN these days of doom and gloom for high street shops, it is reassuring that a Highcliffe bakery has been flooded with customers since the day it opened. The secret, says owner Gary Marlow, is...
Highcliffe food festival

Highcliffe Food and Art Festival promises weekend of exotic tastes

GOAT curry, jerk chicken, Thai noodles and tikka wraps will add a spicy air to the Highcliffe Food and Art Festival this weekend. The smells wafting down the village high street tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday...
Highcliffe homes

Developer unveils housing bid for former village relief road route

A MAJOR new development of more than 50 homes has been unveiled for a strip of woodland once designated as a village relief road. An outline planning application has been submitted to build 18 detached...
Sharon Perrett

Family of murdered Sharon Perrett pay tribute to her ‘smile and personality’

THE family of murdered Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett have spoken of their “overwhelming" loss after her boyfriend was jailed for life for her murder. In a statement issued by Dorset Police, Sharon’s relatives described her...

‘It’s all I wanted. I just wanted to be a mum’

TUCKED away somewhere, Michelle Meech has a picture of herself and husband Dave holding a photo of a tiny embryo. At the time, it represented to them a “perfect little baby”, but several years on...
Daniel O'Malley-Keyes

Daniel O’Malley-Keyes sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sharon Perrett

A FORMER crack addict who beat his girlfriend to death just a few weeks after sending her a text saying: “I will kill you one day” has been found guilty of murder and sentenced...
Sharon Perrett

Jury retires after hearing murder-accused texted: ‘I will kill you one day’

A FORMER crack addict who claimed his girlfriend had beaten herself to death admitted in court that he had attacked her three times on the night she died – but insisted he had not...
Mudeford Seafood Festival

Mudeford Seafood Festival to debut with tasty menu of top chefs

CELEBRITY chef Brian Turner will be showing off his cooking skills with fish as fresh as you can find at the first Mudeford Seafood Festival running from tomorrow (Saturday) to the Monday bank holiday. The...
BCP Council Unity Alliance

Tories in opposition as Unity Alliance takes control of new BCP Council

A FORMER Christchurch mayor who led the fight to stop the BCP Council merger has been elected chairman of the new authority which is now ruled by the Unity Alliance. Cllr David Flagg was axed...
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