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Motorists face three weeks of misery with Avon Causeway closure

Motorists face three weeks of misery with Avon Causeway closure

Motorists face three weeks of misery with Avon Causeway closure

09 February 2024

A major route linking Christchurch with the New Forest is set to be shut for nearly three weeks


Town’s flooded routes reopen for traffic

Town’s flooded routes reopen for traffic

Town’s flooded routes reopen for traffic

15 January 2024

Updates have been given on two Christchurch roads which had been closed since the torrential downpour more than a week ago.


Two villages set to lose their medical centres

Two villages set to lose their medical centres

Two villages set to lose their medical centres

19 December 2023

Village medical practices in Bransgore and Burton are set to close under plans announced by Christchurch Medical Partnership.

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Man caught having sex with calf was badly trampled by cows trying to flee farm

Man caught having sex with calf was badly trampled by cows trying to flee farm

Man caught having sex with calf was badly trampled by cows trying to flee farm

13 December 2023

A man caught having sex with a calf was badly trampled by cows after trying to flee the scene, a court heard today.


Village post office faces closure as postmaster steps down after 17 years

Village post office faces closure as postmaster steps down after 17 years

Village post office faces closure as postmaster steps down after 17 years

14 November 2023

Burton’s post office is set to close in the new year when its current postmaster steps down after 17 years.


Plan to cut speed limits in villages

Plan to cut speed limits in villages

Plan to cut speed limits in villages

20 September 2023

Proposals to slash the speed limit on two Highcliffe roads from 40mph to 30mph have been welcomed by villagers.

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Campaigners hit roads for horse and cyclist safety

Campaigners hit roads for horse and cyclist safety

Campaigners hit roads for horse and cyclist safety

20 September 2023

Twenty-five horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians braved heavy downpours for a special parade raising awareness of vulnerable road users.


Horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians to take part in demo urging drivers to Pass Wide & Slow

Horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians to take part in demo urging drivers to Pass Wide & Slow

Horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians to take part in demo urging drivers to Pass Wide & Slow

12 September 2023

Horse riders and cyclists are invited to jump in the saddle for a special demonstration in Burton to raise awareness of vulnerable road users.


Two-vehicle smash closes part of busy route

Two-vehicle smash closes part of busy route

Two-vehicle smash closes part of busy route

07 August 2023

A two-vehicle crash in which one rolled partially closed a stretch of the busy A35 Christchurch bypass on Sunday afternoon.


Primary school head slams Ofsted downgrade

Primary school head slams Ofsted downgrade

Primary school head slams Ofsted downgrade

27 July 2023

The head of a primary school downgraded by Ofsted has hit out at the new rating which she says does not reflect the site’s “current position”.


Garages raided in Burton

Garages raided in Burton

Garages raided in Burton

23 May 2023

A spate of garage raids in a Burton street have prompted a plea from police.


Village care home downgraded to ‘requires improvement’

Village care home downgraded to ‘requires improvement’

Village care home downgraded to ‘requires improvement’

18 May 2023

A Burton care home has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission.


'Weve been inundated' – how new owners of Winkton pub are doing it differently

'Weve been inundated' – how new owners of Winkton pub are doing it differently

'Weve been inundated' – how new owners of Winkton pub are doing it differently

14 April 2023

THE Lamb Inn at Winkton has been taken over by well-known chef Colin Nash, who ran the kitchen at The Three Tuns pub in Bransgore for 16 years.


‘No margin for error’ in fatal clifftop paraglider crash – inquest

‘No margin for error’ in fatal clifftop paraglider crash – inquest

‘No margin for error’ in fatal clifftop paraglider crash – inquest

11 April 2023

An experienced paraglider suffered fatal chest injuries after crashing into the cliff at Barton, an inquest heard.


Man charged with three assaults in Lymington

Man charged with three assaults in Lymington

Man charged with three assaults in Lymington

06 February 2023

A man has been charged in connection with alleged assaults on three people in Lymington in the early hours yesterday.


‘I live in fear driver will die hitting my house’

‘I live in fear driver will die hitting my house’

‘I live in fear driver will die hitting my house’

30 January 2023

A home-owner says she is living in fear of a fatal car crash at her country cottage which has been hit twice by vehicles hurtling off the road.

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Firefighters called to 'well alight' vehicle in village

Firefighters called to 'well alight' vehicle in village

Firefighters called to 'well alight' vehicle in village

26 January 2023

Firefighters battled a vehicle fire in Burton yesterday evening.


Arrest after ball bearings shot from vehicles in village

Arrest after ball bearings shot from vehicles in village

Arrest after ball bearings shot from vehicles in village

30 December 2022

A man has been arrested amid an investigation into ball bearings fired by catapults from moving vehicles in Sopley.


New Forest flood alerts

New Forest flood alerts

New Forest flood alerts

19 December 2022

Flood alerts have been issued for areas of the New Forest this afternoon.


Pud off – Christmas Pudding Race frozen out

Pud off – Christmas Pudding Race frozen out

Pud off – Christmas Pudding Race frozen out

12 December 2022

Five-hundred Christmas puddings need to find a home after icy conditions cancelled the annual race in Burton where they are given out to runners.


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