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Car wedged on barrier after crash on A35

Car wedged on barrier after crash on A35

Car wedged on barrier after crash on A35

29 February 2024

Firefighters had to help a person out of a car which became wedged on a barrier after a crash on the A35 near Christchurch.


Met Office issues weather warning

Met Office issues weather warning

Met Office issues weather warning

29 February 2024

Heavy rain across the New Forest and Christchurch tomorrow (Friday) could cause travel disruption, the Met Office is warning.


Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

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.


Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

27 February 2024

The childcare strategy for the BCP area has been reviewed in response to a projected fall in both birth rates and qualified childminders.


Police appeal for collision witnesses to come forward

Police appeal for collision witnesses to come forward

Police appeal for collision witnesses to come forward

26 February 2024

Police want to trace the drivers of a car and a van seen near a collision between a truck and a pedestrian at Christchurch.


Hunt for raiders who hit town bank

Hunt for raiders who hit town bank

Hunt for raiders who hit town bank

26 February 2024

Three burglars forced their way into a Christchurch bank with angle grinders and crowbars in the early hours.


Probe into fatal motorcyclist crash in Christchurch continues 16 months on

Probe into fatal motorcyclist crash in Christchurch continues 16 months on

Probe into fatal motorcyclist crash in Christchurch continues 16 months on

26 February 2024

Police are continuing to probe a crash that killed a motorcyclist on a busy Christchurch road over 16 months on.


Terrified widow fled home after arson attack by teen ‘in a psychosis’

Terrified widow fled home after arson attack by teen ‘in a psychosis’

Terrified widow fled home after arson attack by teen ‘in a psychosis’

26 February 2024

A frail 83-year-old widow had to flee her home after it was set alight by a teenager who went on the rampage after smoking cannabis.


Exceptional meeting called over plans for bungalow on town corner plot

Exceptional meeting called over plans for bungalow on town corner plot

Exceptional meeting called over plans for bungalow on town corner plot

25 February 2024

Christchurch town council held an “exceptional” meeting to discuss “contentious” plans for a bungalow in Friars Cliff.


Speed limits cut on two major roads

Speed limits cut on two major roads

Speed limits cut on two major roads

24 February 2024

Speed limits on two major Christchurch roads have been reduced.


Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

22 February 2024

School children from Christchurch were shocked to learn there are nine teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke during a cookery and nutrition masterclass.


Dad to take on London Marathon in honour of young son born with rare condition

Dad to take on London Marathon in honour of young son born with rare condition

Dad to take on London Marathon in honour of young son born with rare condition

22 February 2024

A devoted dad is set to run the London Marathon in support of his son who was born with a rare, life-changing medical condition.


Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

21 February 2024

A pedestrian was badly hurt in a collision with a truck in Christchurch on Monday afternoon.


Weather warning for wind and rain

Weather warning for wind and rain

Weather warning for wind and rain

21 February 2024

Strong winds and heavy rain is expected across parts of the New Forest and Christchurch tomorrow.


Major hotels could introduce a tourist tax to grow visitor economy

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.


Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

20 February 2024

Christchurch residents are being urged to join in a “long overdue” consultation on the future direction for BCP Council’s library service.


Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

Royal visit for coastal rescue charity in run-up to 30th anniversary

20 February 2024

Volunteers at the National Coastwatch Institution’s Hengistbury Head base enjoyed a royal visit in the run-up to the charity’s 30th anniversary.


Supermarket recalls cookies over fears they contain metal

Supermarket recalls cookies over fears they contain metal

Supermarket recalls cookies over fears they contain metal

19 February 2024

A supermarket is recalling various packets of cookies amid fears that the snacks could contain pieces of metal.


80 homeless people helped off the streets during bad weather

80 homeless people helped off the streets during bad weather

80 homeless people helped off the streets during bad weather

18 February 2024

Hardworking teams from BCP Council helped around 80 homeless people off the streets during the recent wet and cold weather.


Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

Live Q&A session on ‘brutal’ council budget three days after expected approval

16 February 2024

BCP Council will host a live question and answer session after a “brutal” budget with a 2.99% tax rise for Christchurch residents is set for approval.


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