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Police name Highcliffe School pupil killed at train station

A SCHOOL pupil who was killed after being hit by a train has been named as Kate Mullins from Mudeford. The 16-year-old, who was in Year 11 at Highcliffe School, was pronounced dead at the...

Elderly pedestrian killed in collision identified by police

THE devastated family of an elderly pedestrian who died following a collision with a car in Christchurch have paid tribute to those who tried to save her life. Joy Norman (82), who lived in the...
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More countryside put off limits to drones near Bournemouth Airport

A SWATHE of countryside near Bournemouth Airport is now off-limits to drone enthusiasts after tougher rules came into force. The previous 1km no-fly zone has been extended by the government this month to 5km, banning...
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Highcliffe School ‘shocked and saddened’ at pupil’s railway death

A TEENAGE girl killed after being hit by a train at a railway station at the weekend was a Highcliffe School pupil. Paramedics and British Transport Police officers responded to the incident on the line...
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Driver arrested after woman in her 80s killed in collision with car

A PEDESTRIAN in her 80s has died following a collision with a car in Christchurch yesterday afternoon (Monday). A blue Ford Focus was involved in the incident which occurred on Somerford Road near the Purewell...

Conservative fury as MP to ‘seriously consider’ no-confidence vote against government

CHRISTCHURCH Conservatives have been enraged by their MP, Sir Chris Chope, indicating he could side with Labour in a vote of no confidence against the government over Brexit. Sir Chris, who is facing local party...

Cash-strapped councils sell off land and property worth £66m

PUBLIC property worth more than £66m has been sold off by cash-strapped councils running services in the New Forest and Christchurch. The biggest seller between 2014 and 2018 was Hampshire County Council which made 100...

Father and son team of £1m VAT fraudsters to pay back just £1

FRAUDSTERS who took part in a £1m VAT scam have both been ordered to repay just £1 because of their lack of assets. But should Jamie Colwell, who formerly lived in Friars Cliff, Christchurch, or...

Police hunting man after young woman sexually assaulted on bus

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted by a fellow passenger on a bus through Christchurch. Dorset Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to track down following the incident, which took place on...

Tories suspend group of council merger rebels

A GROUP of Christchurch councillors have been suspended from the Conservative Party in the wake of some threatening to stand as independents at forthcoming elections for the new unitary authority. The councillors, including leader Cllr...
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