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Christchurch greenbelt areas could be included in council plans to meet housing shortfall

Christchurch greenbelt areas could be included in council plans to meet housing shortfall

Christchurch greenbelt areas could be included in council plans to meet housing shortfall

21 May 2021

A HOST of Christchurch greenbelt sites could be included in council plans to meet a shortfall of 5,500 new homes.


Man arrested over arson and vandalism attacks in village

Man arrested over arson and vandalism attacks in village

Man arrested over arson and vandalism attacks in village

25 March 2021

POLICE have made an arrest after a suspected one-man crimewave terrorised a community with a series of attacks in which property was vandalised and set alight...


Police hunt suspicious teen cyclist after night of destruction in village

Police hunt suspicious teen cyclist after night of destruction in village

Police hunt suspicious teen cyclist after night of destruction in village

23 March 2021

A SUSPICIOUS teenage cyclist is being sought as police probe a spate of vandalism and arson attacks which brought “distress” to Burton residents on Saturday night...


Rogue trader ripped tiles off resident's roof before charging him £3,000

Rogue trader ripped tiles off resident's roof before charging him £3,000

Rogue trader ripped tiles off resident's roof before charging him £3,000

28 January 2021

POLICE are hunting a cold-calling rogue trader who charged a resident £3,000 after ripping tiles from the roof of their home without permission...


Woman comes forward over claim of assault by dog walker on Christchurch field

Woman comes forward over claim of assault by dog walker on Christchurch field

Woman comes forward over claim of assault by dog walker on Christchurch field

27 January 2021

A WOMAN has come forward after police issued a picture appeal in relation to a reported assault on a Christchurch field...


Jail for man who stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mother's face

Jail for man who stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mother's face

Jail for man who stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mother's face

22 December 2020

Owen Ackers was given an eight-and-a-half-year jail sentence as well as 18 months' stringent monitoring A BURTON man has been slapped with an extended…


Deer bitten by dogs and dragged in latest coursing incident as local hotspots identified

Deer bitten by dogs and dragged in latest coursing incident as local hotspots identified

Deer bitten by dogs and dragged in latest coursing incident as local hotspots identified

07 December 2020

The deer was dumped near the Christchurch bypass A DEER was bitten by dogs and dragged by bungee cords before its body was dumped in Christchurch during…


Thug stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mum's face

Thug stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mum's face

Thug stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mum's face

20 November 2020

Owen Ackers faces up to 12 years in jail A THUG stamped so hard on his pregnant girlfriend he left an imprint of his shoe on her stomach before he bit…


Goldilocks pub Bear of Burton ‘just right’ after £2m revamp

Goldilocks pub Bear of Burton ‘just right’ after £2m revamp

Goldilocks pub Bear of Burton ‘just right’ after £2m revamp

26 July 2020

Bear of Burton opened after its refurbishment just before the lockdown ACCORDING to an inscription on the wall of the Bear of Burton, Goldilocks “woke…


Village postmaster up for award over efforts to keep branch open during pandemic

Village postmaster up for award over efforts to keep branch open during pandemic

Village postmaster up for award over efforts to keep branch open during pandemic

25 July 2020

Gilly Cole has been nominated in the We’re Stronger Together contest THE efforts by Burton’s postmaster to keep the branch open during the Covid-19 pandemic…


Knife attack – man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women injured

Knife attack – man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women injured

Knife attack – man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women injured

22 April 2020

Police arrested a 22-year-old man A MAN was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women were badly hurt in a knife attack at a Burton home. Police…


Rider chased by dogs suffers 'shocking' injuries falling from horse

Rider chased by dogs suffers 'shocking' injuries falling from horse

Rider chased by dogs suffers 'shocking' injuries falling from horse

28 February 2020

Hayley Williams suffered bad injuries after falling from her horse being chased by dogs at Sopley Common THIS is the shocking picture of an experienced…


Paedophile hunters caught man sending images to fake girl

Paedophile hunters caught man sending images to fake girl

Paedophile hunters caught man sending images to fake girl

18 February 2020

Adam Dunstan was spared a jail sentence at Bournemouth Crown Court A MAN was exposed sending sick images to what he thought was a young girl in a sting…


Kids' matches disrupted by joyriders churning up football pitches

Kids' matches disrupted by joyriders churning up football pitches

Kids' matches disrupted by joyriders churning up football pitches

06 February 2020

Burton Youth Football Club’s main full-size pitch was the most damages (Photo: Burton Youth Football Club) A CHILDREN’S football club in Burton has hit…


Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

23 January 2020

An artist's impression of the Bear of Burton, which is officially launching in the spring A NEW country pub named after the author of Goldilocks and the…


Parrots worth £9,000 stolen in raid

Parrots worth £9,000 stolen in raid

Parrots worth £9,000 stolen in raid

17 October 2019

Two double yellow-headed parrots like this one were stolen in the raid (stock image) NINE parrots worth around £9,000 were stolen when thieves raided…


Police launch investigation into blaze which wrecked empty house

Police launch investigation into blaze which wrecked empty house

Police launch investigation into blaze which wrecked empty house

10 October 2019

Thirty firefighters battled the flames in Salisbury Road, Burton (Photo: Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service) POLICE have launched a probe into…


Tommy Robinson supporter jailed for part in 'terrifying' protest violence

Tommy Robinson supporter jailed for part in 'terrifying' protest violence

Tommy Robinson supporter jailed for part in 'terrifying' protest violence

02 October 2019

James Thomas was among 14 men prosecuted A BURTON man who was part of “terrifying disorder” wreaked by supporters of right-wing activist Tommy Robinson…


Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

01 September 2019

The cottage in Burton where former poet laureate Robert Southey lived with his wife Edith IT might be too big, too small or for some buyers just right…


Ram-raiders smash into garage to steal haul of valuable tools

Ram-raiders smash into garage to steal haul of valuable tools

Ram-raiders smash into garage to steal haul of valuable tools

19 June 2019

Dorset Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident at Winkton Auto Centre RAIDERS made off with thousands of pounds of tools after using a van to…


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