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'Car free' development of nine flats on site of house given go-ahead

'Car free' development of nine flats on site of house given go-ahead

'Car free' development of nine flats on site of house given go-ahead

19 April 2023

A planning application to build a “car free” development of nine two bedroom flats has been given the go ahead.


Two schools set for buildings revamp

Two schools set for buildings revamp

Two schools set for buildings revamp

18 January 2023

Two Christchurch schools will see their sites transformed after receiving government funding.


Christchurch man hurled abuse and found with drugs in town centre

Christchurch man hurled abuse and found with drugs in town centre

Christchurch man hurled abuse and found with drugs in town centre

11 October 2022

HURLING abuse and being found with cannabis in Christchurch town centre landed a Somerford man before magistrates.


Fuel prices and Covid behind Yellow Buses' demise

Fuel prices and Covid behind Yellow Buses' demise

Fuel prices and Covid behind Yellow Buses' demise

04 August 2022

ADMINISTRATORS have been called in to Yellow Buses which serves passengers across Christchurch and the western side of the New Forest.


Plan to demolish Somerford home for block of flats

Plan to demolish Somerford home for block of flats

Plan to demolish Somerford home for block of flats

04 August 2022

A HOUSING developer has launched a bid to replace a Christchurch property and outbuilding with a block of nine flats.


Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

Haul of ball bearings and drugs found in car seized by police

23 May 2022

OFFICERS found a haul of cannabis, drug gear and ball bearings in a car which they seized in Christchurch.


Hunt for witnesses after sports car careers off A35

Hunt for witnesses after sports car careers off A35

Hunt for witnesses after sports car careers off A35

16 May 2022

A DRIVER had to be cut free by firefighters after a high-performance sports car careered off the A35 Christchurch bypass into a ditch.


No answers from inquest into death of 14-week-old Enzo

No answers from inquest into death of 14-week-old Enzo

No answers from inquest into death of 14-week-old Enzo

22 February 2022

AN inquest into the death of a baby boy from Somerford at just 14 weeks old was unable to uncover how he died.


Biker hurt in collision on Somerford Road in Christchurch

Biker hurt in collision on Somerford Road in Christchurch

Biker hurt in collision on Somerford Road in Christchurch

27 January 2022

A MOTORCYCLIST was hurt following a collision with a car which closed off a stretch of Somerford Road in Christchurch.


Christchurch's Grange School celebrates Ofsted upgrade to 'good'

Christchurch's Grange School celebrates Ofsted upgrade to 'good'

Christchurch's Grange School celebrates Ofsted upgrade to 'good'

19 January 2022

A STRUGGLING Christchurch school previously rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted inspectors has received a glowing report following a recent inspection.


Youth funds awarded to Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre

Youth funds awarded to Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre

Youth funds awarded to Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre

18 November 2021

YOUTH projects by Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre have been awarded financial aid by BCP Council.


Christchurch 21-year-old who sent sex messages to New Forest children is spared prison

Christchurch 21-year-old who sent sex messages to New Forest children is spared prison

Christchurch 21-year-old who sent sex messages to New Forest children is spared prison

03 August 2021

MAKING sexual communication with children in the New Forest resulted in a Christchurch man being handed a suspended prison sentence.


Thousands sign petition as siblings fight eviction from late dad's home

Thousands sign petition as siblings fight eviction from late dad's home

Thousands sign petition as siblings fight eviction from late dad's home

26 March 2021

NEARLY 3,000 people have signed a petition to stop a Christchurch woman and her six-year-old brother being evicted from their late father’s home...


Sixth arrest over alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch

Sixth arrest over alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch

Sixth arrest over alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch

09 February 2021

A SIXTH arrest has been made by detectives investigating an alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch...


Five arrested over reports of assault after armed gang arrive at Christchurch address

Five arrested over reports of assault after armed gang arrive at Christchurch address

Five arrested over reports of assault after armed gang arrive at Christchurch address

05 February 2021

FIVE people were arrested after reports a man was injured when an armed gang arrived in vehicles at a Christchurch address. ...


Jailed sex offender branded 'danger to children' dies aged 80

Jailed sex offender branded 'danger to children' dies aged 80

Jailed sex offender branded 'danger to children' dies aged 80

01 April 2020

Peter Bennett was confronted on his doorstep in a live broadcast by the Stop group (Photo: Stop) A PROLIFIC sex offender from Somerford has died four…


'This little girl has no intention of giving up the fight – ever'

'This little girl has no intention of giving up the fight – ever'

'This little girl has no intention of giving up the fight – ever'

15 February 2020

Deanna Harris-Penny's courage has "astounded" her parents RACING around in a sparkly princess dress, giggling and dancing, Deanna Harris-Penny was loving…


Woman 'hit by ball bearing' fired near shoppers at retail park

Woman 'hit by ball bearing' fired near shoppers at retail park

Woman 'hit by ball bearing' fired near shoppers at retail park

24 December 2019

Mr and Mrs Coffin's car was hit just after they pulled up by the Meteor Shopping Park's Aldi store (Photo: Google) A COUPLE was left shocked after a ball…


Man who sent abusive text messages jailed for Christmas

Man who sent abusive text messages jailed for Christmas

Man who sent abusive text messages jailed for Christmas

03 December 2019

A SOMERFORD man will spend Christmas behind bars after he flouted a suspended-sentence order by sending a woman abusive text messages...


Motorist charged over crash which killed pedestrian (82)

Motorist charged over crash which killed pedestrian (82)

Motorist charged over crash which killed pedestrian (82)

03 December 2019

Aftermath of the accident on Somerford Road near the Purewell Cross roundabout in Christchurch A MOTORIST has been charged over the death of an elderly…


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