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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...

Man saved from freezing sea in dramatic RNLI rescue off Avon beach

A MAN who fell into the freezing sea off Avon beach yesterday (Sunday) after a RIB he was in capsized was saved in a dramatic rescue by the local RNLI. The casualty was left clinging...

Local Tory MPs voted against Theresa May in leadership confidence ballot

VETERAN Christchurch MP Sir Chris Chope has confirmed he was among the 117 Conservative rebels who unsuccessfully tried to dethrone Prime Minister Theresa May. The backbencher said he joined the bid to get her to...

Holby City star Guy Henry goes on stage with Highcliffe Charity Players

HOLBY CITY star Guy Henry joined the cast of Highcliffe Charity Players on stage as their January 2019 production of Cinderella became the best attended panto in the history of Christchurch Regent Centre. The show,...

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...

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...

Thanksgiving service for A&T proprietor Charles Curry MBE

A PUBLIC service of thanksgiving will be held in New Milton to celebrate the life of Charles Curry MBE, the former editor and proprietor of the New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times. Charles, who died...
Local MPs

MPs demand no-deal departure amid fresh warning delay could kill Brexit

LOCAL MPs have called on the prime minister to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, as one repeated his warning that delay might mean Brexit never happens. Conservatives Julian Lewis, of...

Top Gear mechanic jailed for helping tax cheats flee UK

A MECHANIC who worked on the Top Gear motoring show has been jailed for 15 months after he helped convicted tax cheats flee abroad to evade justice. Stephen Howard (60) assisted Jamie Colwell – who...

Call by senior MP for South Western Railway to lose franchise over service failures

THE government should strip South Western Railway of its franchise or impose strict new standards to fix the “rapid deterioration” in its service, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said. The company took over...
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