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Liz Hendrie joined the A&T as a senior reporter in 2011. She became deputy news editor in 2015 and now also oversees the newspaper's lifestyle and feature pages, including Food & Drink.

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

27 February 2024
Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

27 February 2024

A petition is calling on BCP Council to reject government calls to sign up to a scheme that would push more SEND children into mainstream schools.


From our Files: Giving son the boot...2,000 trees blown down...huts burgled

25 February 2024
From our Files: Giving son the boot...2,000 trees blown down...huts burgled

From our Files: Giving son the boot...2,000 trees blown down...huts burgled

25 February 2024

What was making the headlines in the A&T 25 and 50 years ago


Hotel restaurant secures Michelin-star chef

25 February 2024
Hotel restaurant secures Michelin-star chef

Hotel restaurant secures Michelin-star chef

25 February 2024

Michelin-star chef Matthew Tomkinson has joined Lymington’s Stanwell House to head up its Samphire Restaurant.


Event caterer launches private dining space

24 February 2024
Event caterer launches private dining space

Event caterer launches private dining space

24 February 2024

A New Forest event caterer has set up a new unit in Lymington for private dining.


Pub ‘ghost’ blamed as CCTV captures moments pints slide off bar

23 February 2024
Pub ‘ghost’ blamed as CCTV captures moments pints slide off bar

Pub ‘ghost’ blamed as CCTV captures moments pints slide off bar

23 February 2024

A pub in Fawley is fast building up a reputation as the most haunted in the New Forest after spooky videos showed drinks sliding off the bar.


Major hotels could introduce a tourist tax to grow visitor economy

20 February 2024
Major hotels could introduce a tourist tax to grow visitor economy

Major hotels could introduce a tourist tax to grow visitor economy

20 February 2024

A visitor charge could be introduced at major Christchurch hotels.


Social club brawls prompt police push for licence review

15 February 2024
Social club brawls prompt police push for licence review

Social club brawls prompt police push for licence review

15 February 2024

Brawls at a Highcliffe social club where police say there is a “general lack of management” have sparked a review of the premises licence.


‘We can appreciate the struggle’ – couple having a blinder making food inclusive for those with dietary needs

10 February 2024
‘We can appreciate the struggle’ – couple having a blinder making food inclusive for those with dietary needs

‘We can appreciate the struggle’ – couple having a blinder making food inclusive for those with dietary needs

10 February 2024

A couple catering for those with food allergies and intolerances say the driving force was to make social and special occasions “more inclusive”.


Store stripped of licence amid sexual harassment and weapons allegations

09 February 2024
Store stripped of licence amid sexual harassment and weapons allegations

Store stripped of licence amid sexual harassment and weapons allegations

09 February 2024

A convenience store was stripped of its licence after a damning report highlighted concerns over alleged child grooming and sexual harassment.


School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

06 February 2024
School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

06 February 2024

The number of secondary school pupils being permanently excluded across the Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole has hit double the national average.


‘I’m up for the challenge’ – couple to take pub with ‘chequered past’ back to basics

03 February 2024
‘I’m up for the challenge’ – couple to take pub with ‘chequered past’ back to basics

‘I’m up for the challenge’ – couple to take pub with ‘chequered past’ back to basics

03 February 2024

A new landlord has taken over Winkton pub The Lamb Inn with plans to “get back to basics” with traditional pub grub and next level customer service.


Massive backlash to council plans to force special needs children into mainstream schools

02 February 2024
Massive backlash to council plans to force special needs children into mainstream schools

Massive backlash to council plans to force special needs children into mainstream schools

02 February 2024

“Every parent of a school age child should be worried about this” was the warning in response to plans to push SEND children into mainstream schools.


Letters: What’s more important – EV points or care homes?

27 January 2024
Letters: What’s more important – EV points or care homes?

Letters: What’s more important – EV points or care homes?

27 January 2024

‘I think our priorities really need to be sorted out on this one.’


‘Extreme flood risk’ stopping new homes being built in town

24 January 2024
‘Extreme flood risk’ stopping new homes being built in town

‘Extreme flood risk’ stopping new homes being built in town

24 January 2024

Extreme flood risk in the centre of Christchurch is preventing planned new homes from being built there.


New tax hike change for owners of empty second homes

23 January 2024
New tax hike change for owners of empty second homes

New tax hike change for owners of empty second homes

23 January 2024

Second-home owners in Christchurch whose properties have been empty for more than a year will soon see their council tax bill doubled.


Gold medal win a sweet treat for Forest shortbread business

20 January 2024
Gold medal win a sweet treat for Forest shortbread business

Gold medal win a sweet treat for Forest shortbread business

20 January 2024

New Forest Shortbread has won a gold medal at the Great British Food Awards.


Housing development through on appeal despite public backlash

19 January 2024
Housing development through on appeal despite public backlash

Housing development through on appeal despite public backlash

19 January 2024

An appeal to build 25 homes in Dibden Purlieu has been granted on appeal despite the plan sparking nearly 200 objections from locals.


Planning committee which serves Christchurch to be split in two

17 January 2024
Planning committee which serves Christchurch to be split in two

Planning committee which serves Christchurch to be split in two

17 January 2024

The planning committee covering Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole will be split into two area-based teams serving the east and west of the region.


Former town council offices set for sale after hotel plan abandoned

11 January 2024
Former town council offices set for sale after hotel plan abandoned

Former town council offices set for sale after hotel plan abandoned

11 January 2024

Christchurch’s civic offices are to be sold after BCP Council abandoned its plans to transform the building into an 84-bed boutique hotel.


Yellow weather warning issued for ice and snow

08 January 2024
Yellow weather warning issued for ice and snow

Yellow weather warning issued for ice and snow

08 January 2024

A yellow weather warning has been issued for ice and snow as temperature plummet across the New Forest and Christchurch following heavy rain.


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