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Plans to revamp Highcliffe high street with ‘cafe culture’ look

RADICAL proposals to revamp Highcliffe high street with a new “café culture” include imposing a 20mph speed limit, removing parking bays and widening pavements. The suggestions to make the village centre “less congested and chaotic”...

Finish date set for restoration of Christchurch Priory walls

A PROJECT to refurbish the historic walls around Christchurch Priory is hoped to be completed by the end of October. The conservation work includes removing vegetation and tree growth, dismantling some of the walls for...

Police hail papergirl’s quick thinking which saved life of ill resident

A 15-YEAR-OLD papergirl’s quick thinking helped save the life of an elderly resident, say police. Highcliffe School pupil Naomi Jupp raised the alarm on Tuesday morning after becoming concerned the newspapers she was putting through...

Council leader ousted as Tories win vote of no confidence

THE leader of BCP Council has been deposed after a vote of no confidence against her succeeded. Brought by Conservative opposition, the motion against Liberal Democrat Cllr Vikki Slade at Tuesday’s full council meeting said...

Man dies after track electrocution at Hinton Admiral

A MAN died after apparently being electrocuted on the tracks at Hinton Admiral railway station late last night (Tuesday). Paramedics and British Transport Police (BTP) officers rushed to the scene, off Hintonwood Lane, in response...

Fight in Christchurch sees man punched in throat and another in car collision

ONE man was punched in the throat and a car collided with another after a fight broke out in Christchurch on Sunday night. The alarm was raised around 8.45pm, with reports of an assault involving...

Council braced for Tory takeover attempt in vote of no confidence this evening

THE second vote of no confidence in the leader of BCP Council will be considered at its meeting this evening (Tuesday). The previous attempt by the Conservative opposition to remove Liberal Democrat Cllr Vikki Slade...

Police hunt dogwalker who punched mum in the face and kicked her puppy in...

A WOMAN was punched in the face and her puppy kicked in front of her young daughter by a fellow dog walker who accused her of failing to keep it under control. The vicious attack...

Christchurch Christmas shows cancelled

PLANS to hold a series of free performances in Christchurch to countdown to Christmas and raise money for local charities has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Living Advent Calendar was the idea...

Police hunt driver after 14-year-old cyclist injured in crash near Iford Roundabout

POLICE are hunting for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was knocked of his bike and broke his wrist in a collision with a car near the Iford Roundabout last night (Wednesday). The accident happened at...
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