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Steamer Point

Developer to unveil four-storey flats plan for Steamer Point

NEW plans to redevelop the former Coastguard training centre overlooking Christchurch Bay with a mixture of flats and homes are going on show to the public. Pennyfarthing Homes has invited over 400 local households and...

Win tickets to see Big Chris Barber Band at the Christchurch Regent Centre

NOW in his 70th year of performing, internationally renowned jazz trombonist Chris Barber will play at Christchurch Regent Centre later this month. Known as one of the last British Jazz legends, this year he also...
Christchurch flower festival

Flower festival takes root with second fundraising weekend

CHRISTCHURCH flower festival will make the town awash with colours and pleasing aromas this weekend as the second annual FlowerFest takes root. The blooming lovely event includes a trail around the Priory grounds with many...
Christchurch Labour

Labour party chair resigns over ‘rudeness and divisiveness’ of members

THE chair of the Christchurch Labour party has quit in protest at fellow members’ “rudeness and divisiveness”. Andy Dunne has stepped down after more than a year in charge, ahead of the turbulent group’s annual...
Chris Chope Tory leadership

Tory MP reveals choice for next prime minister – but not who gets his...

CHRISTCHURCH MP Sir Chris Chope is supporting the little-backed Esther McVey for the Conservative leadership – but refused to say if he would actually vote for her. Pro-Brexit Sir Chris revealed his preference to the...
New Forest weather

Met Office issues weather warning for thunderstorms and torrential rain

A WEATHER warning for thunderstorms has been issued for a swathe of southern England today (Wednesday), including the New Forest and Christchurch. The yellow alert – the lowest level – was made by the Met...

Suspected drug-driver arrested after speeding through roadworks at 94mph

A VAN driver was arrested after police saw him speeding at 94mph on the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road and performing dangerous manoeuvres. Officers from Dorset Police’s No Excuse team spotted the white vehicle as they...
Christchurch Junior School trees

‘Massacre’ of diseased trees necessary for pupils’ safety, says school

TREES at Christchurch Junior School had to be chopped down after experts found they were diseased with branches that could have fallen on pupils. Some parents were shocked by what they called the “wholesale” felling...
Highcliffe homes

Residents hit back at 54-home development plan for village centre

ANGRY Highcliffe residents have rubbished claims by a developer that plans for 54 new homes in the centre of the village will help regenerate it. Last week the A&T revealed how Brentland Ltd was seeking...
D-Day

‘We were frightened but had to do our duty’ – D-Day veterans tell their...

LOCAL Second World War veterans have shared wartime tales about their experiences of D-Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy took place on 6th June 1944...
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