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Three Christchurch beaches given Blue Flag awards for first time

17 May 2022
Three Christchurch beaches given Blue Flag awards for first time

Three Christchurch beaches given Blue Flag awards for first time

17 May 2022

THREE Christchurch beaches have been given prestigious quality awards for the first time.


Mourners' traffic fears over extension plan for woodland burial ground

15 May 2022
Mourners' traffic fears over extension plan for woodland burial ground

Mourners' traffic fears over extension plan for woodland burial ground

15 May 2022

A GRIEVING father fears traffic generated by a proposed extension to a woodland burial ground will spoil the peace of his son’s resting place.


Hordle 'heroes' honoured for going the extra mile

13 May 2022
Hordle 'heroes' honoured for going the extra mile

Hordle 'heroes' honoured for going the extra mile

13 May 2022

A CEREMONY presented 16 Hordle residents with Parish Hero Awards for going the extra mile for their community.


New arts centre and studios set for Walkford music site after £340,000 grant

13 May 2022
New arts centre and studios set for Walkford music site after £340,000 grant

New arts centre and studios set for Walkford music site after £340,000 grant

13 May 2022

A grant for Christchurch based Coda Music Trust will be used create a new cultural activity site.


Obituary: Tony Puzey – Purewell's 'Mr Fix-it'

13 May 2022
Obituary: Tony Puzey – Purewell's 'Mr Fix-it'

Obituary: Tony Puzey – Purewell's 'Mr Fix-it'

13 May 2022

KNOWN both to his customers and family as ‘Mr Fix-it’ there was little that former ironmonger Tony Puzey could not repair.


Sway sleuths solve mystery of benefactor who left village £1,000

08 May 2022
Sway sleuths solve mystery of benefactor who left village £1,000

Sway sleuths solve mystery of benefactor who left village £1,000

08 May 2022

SWAY sleuths have solved a mystery about the background of a benefactor who left the village £1,000.


Community rallies round for vicar after bike stolen outside village church

06 May 2022
Community rallies round for vicar after bike stolen outside village church

Community rallies round for vicar after bike stolen outside village church

06 May 2022

A VICAR whose bicycle was stolen while he was in church has been "absolutely overwhelmed" by offers of help from the local community.


Food bank given cash boost to help families eat healthily

06 May 2022
Food bank given cash boost to help families eat healthily

Food bank given cash boost to help families eat healthily

06 May 2022

Christchurch food bank+ has received a huge boost in the form of a £1,500 grant to fund two "impressive" initiatives aimed at helping families.


Orphaned ducklings adopted after dog savages mother duck at New Milton lake

04 May 2022
Orphaned ducklings adopted after dog savages mother duck at New Milton lake

Orphaned ducklings adopted after dog savages mother duck at New Milton lake

04 May 2022

A DUCK has adopted seven orphaned ducklings after their mother was apparently savaged by a dog in New Milton.


Ancient Forest woodland wins place in Jubilee project

03 May 2022
Ancient Forest woodland wins place in Jubilee project

Ancient Forest woodland wins place in Jubilee project

03 May 2022

BOLDERWOOD Forest is to be dedicated to the Queen as part of this year's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


Dog bitten by adder at Highcliffe beach amid warnings of anti-venom shortage

01 May 2022
Dog bitten by adder at Highcliffe beach amid warnings of anti-venom shortage

Dog bitten by adder at Highcliffe beach amid warnings of anti-venom shortage

01 May 2022

A DOG owner is urging people to beware of adders emerging from hibernation after her pet was badly bitten by one of the venomous snakes at Highcliffe.

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Church's bells could fall silent after 400 years

30 April 2022
Church's bells could fall silent after 400 years

Church's bells could fall silent after 400 years

30 April 2022

CHURCH bells which have rung out at a Hordle church for more than 400 years could soon be silenced by a drastic shortage of ringers.


New autism centre opens in Christchurch

22 April 2022
New autism centre opens in Christchurch

New autism centre opens in Christchurch

22 April 2022

A NEW facility has been opened in Christchurch to help diagnose autism faster, potentially helping hundreds of people a year.


Walkford church closes after congregation falls to 12

21 April 2022
Walkford church closes after congregation falls to 12

Walkford church closes after congregation falls to 12

21 April 2022

WALKFORD United Reformed church has been forced to close after nearly 200 years as the elderly congregation had dwindled to only a dozen.


Fifty retailers join campaign to ban disposable barbecues in New Forest

20 April 2022
Fifty retailers join campaign to ban disposable barbecues in New Forest

Fifty retailers join campaign to ban disposable barbecues in New Forest

20 April 2022

A CAMPAIGN to ban the sale of disposable barbecues around the New Forest has been given a boost after Waitrose and Aldi agreed to stop stocking them.

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Cyclist smashed off his bike by deer in New Forest

15 April 2022
Cyclist smashed off his bike by deer in New Forest

Cyclist smashed off his bike by deer in New Forest

15 April 2022

A CYCLIST was rushed to hospital with cracked ribs after being knocked off his bike when three deer crashed into him.

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NHS worker scoops top award for volunteer work with New Forest elderly

14 April 2022
NHS worker scoops top award for volunteer work with New Forest elderly

NHS worker scoops top award for volunteer work with New Forest elderly

14 April 2022

AN NHS employee who worked unpaid for the New Forest community geriatric medicine team during the pandemic has been honoured.


Secret donor helps New Milton 30-year fundraiser hit her target after she calls it a day

08 April 2022
Secret donor helps New Milton 30-year fundraiser hit her target after she calls it a day

Secret donor helps New Milton 30-year fundraiser hit her target after she calls it a day

08 April 2022

CHAMPION fundraiser Chris Carian is to hang up her collecting tin after nearly 30 years, having hit her £50,000 target thanks to a secret donor.


Lorry U-turn blocks New Forest road for four hours

06 April 2022
Lorry U-turn blocks New Forest road for four hours

Lorry U-turn blocks New Forest road for four hours

06 April 2022

A LORRY driver's attempted U-turn saw a New Forest route blocked for four hours.


Popular Christchurch car wash could be demolished for flats

06 April 2022
Popular Christchurch car wash could be demolished for flats

Popular Christchurch car wash could be demolished for flats

06 April 2022

A POPULAR car wash in Christchurch could be closed down and demolished to make way for an apartment block.


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