Ex-football coach Bob Higgins guilty of abusing young players

FORMER football coach Bob Higgins was described as a "predatory paedophile" after he was found guilty of 45 charges of abusing promising young players. Higgins (66), a former manager of Bashley Football Club, sexually touched...
European elections

Voters go to the polls in European Parliament elections

POLLING stations are open today as voters cast their ballots in the European Parliament elections. Citizens are voting across the EU over the next few days with the results – run in the UK under...

Airport business park expansion set to create nearly 2,000 new jobs

Up to 1,900 jobs will be created at Bournemouth Airport’s business park if plans to extend the site are given the go-ahead. The proposal could contribute £93m every year to the Dorset economy. Rigby Real Estate,...
Milford music festival

Village music festival saved as volunteers and sponsors answer the call

NEW volunteers and sponsors have stepped forward to ensure Milford’s popular music festival will go ahead this year. Organisers had previously warned the week-long event, due to run between 8th and 14th July, would be...
Go New Forest

It’s closer than you think… New Forest promo film launches to tempt the tourists

 AS New Forest businesses gear up for one of the busiest visitor weekends of the year, an online video created by an award-winning local director is being launched today (Thursday) to tempt in the...
FairShare Southern Central

Food share charity celebrates five years of fighting hunger and waste

A CHARITY which distributes surplus food to people in need has celebrated its fifth anniversary. FareShare Southern Central, which has a base at Calmore industrial estate, is part of the UK’s largest charity to fight...
Christchurch mayor

New mayor takes the reins as Christchurch Town Council takes shape

THE last mayor of the now defunct Christchurch Borough Council has been named as the first mayor of the new town council. Cllr Lesley Dedman was unanimously elected to the position at the first annual...

New landlord of troubled pub reveals details of £350,000 relaunch plan

THE new owner of troubled Lymington pub the Fusion Inn has unveiled plans for a £350,000 makeover, including a fresh name. The Fusion Inn, which has been closed for three years, is to reopen in...
BCP Council Unity Alliance

Tories in opposition as Unity Alliance takes control of new BCP Council

A FORMER Christchurch mayor who led the fight to stop the BCP Council merger has been elected chairman of the new authority which is now ruled by the Unity Alliance. Cllr David Flagg was axed...
Avon beach

Three local beaches named among best seaside spots in the country

THREE beaches in Christchurch and Highcliffe have been awarded Seaside Awards in the annual Keep Britain Tidy accolades for the best spots on the UK coastline. Friar’s Cliff, Avon and Highcliffe were all recognised for...
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