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Wally Wright

Wally Wright: humanities teacher, lifelong rugby fan and ‘wonderful man’

A FORMER head of humanities at Noadswood School and rugby enthusiast Wally Wright has died at the age of 85. Described by his daughter Katharine as an extremely generous and kind man, Wally was a...
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Parties urged to keep talking over control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

THE chief executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has urged political groups to continue discussions to form a controlling administration. Ahead of the first meeting of the new unitary authority on Tuesday, Graham Farrant...

Beloved pet Brucey missing after cattery’s owner mix-up

A COUPLE have been left heartbroken after leaving their pet at a cattery which handed him over to the wrong owners. Tadeu and Fernanda Vaccari dropped Bengal Brucey at Christchurch Cattery in Iford before travelling...
Daniel O’Malley-Keyes trial

Woman ‘beat herself to death’, claimed partner accused of murder

A WOMAN was brutally beaten to death at home by her partner because he was “embarrassed” by her behaviour in a pub, a murder jury was told. Sharon Perrett sustained 15 fractures to her ribs...

Dinner is served! 20th Christchurch Food Festival set to be ‘the best yet’

A CABARET night featuring a delicious dinner you can enjoy while being serenaded by wonderful singers Jax Hall and Lea Martin will be kicking off the Christchurch Food Festival at a special party night. Held...

Relief for drivers as traffic controls to ease on A338 roadworks

DAYTIME motoring on the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road should start getting a little easier after months of long delays and detours for drivers due to major roadworks. This weekend will see the removal of the...

NHS care worker jailed for putting vulnerable woman ‘through hell’

A VULNERABLE woman with a mental disorder has slammed a care worker who sexually touched her at a Christchurch caravan park for putting her “through hell”. Peter Hill was jailed for 21 months at Bournemouth...

Police hunt suspect after woman (80) has purse snatched at launderette

CCTV images of a man suspected of stealing an elderly woman’s purse from a laundrette in Highcliffe have been released by police. The man entered the premises on the corner of Lymington Road and Waterford...
Christchurch election results

Independents trounce Christchurch Tories in first ‘super council’ election

NO party will be in overall control of the new Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch unitary authority after the Conservatives won just 36 seats of the 76 up for grabs. The party took a particular pounding...

Vegans and vegetarians to serve up square of meals at Christchurch Food Festival

I ONCE spent a whole day fruitlessly struggling my way through the crowds at the Christchurch Food Festival trying to find a vegan or vegetarian stall. There was only one on that occasion – and...
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