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‘Inspirational’ former Hoburne Group chairman John Burry dies

THE former chairman of the Hoburne Group, John Burry, has died at the age of 88. He also devoted many years of his life to working for the good of the New Forest and was...
Vic House

Vic House: Village’s Father Christmas was one of its most colourful characters

HIGHCLIFFE has lost one of its best known and most colourful characters with death of Vic House. For many years he played the village’s Father Christmas and was also instrumental in setting up Highcliffe Charity...

READERS’ PHOTOS: Your favourite images from the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and Christchurch on our doorstep, we live in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Show off your best photos from around the patch by emailing...
Chris Chope Tory leadership

Tory candidate branded ‘cowardly’ in election spat with former party official

THE Conservatives’ general election campaign in Christchurch has been hit by an escalating war of words after the local party’s deputy chairman resigned in a spat with candidate Sir Chris Chope. Rhys Gadsby announced on...
Yellow Buses

Drivers call off bus strike after bosses drop disciplinary action

A STRIKE by Yellow Buses drivers has been called off after the company dropped disciplinary action against a shop steward. Martin Conder (52), a senior Unite representative, had been threatened with the sack by Yellow...

Man hospitalised with head injuries after bus attack by gang

A CHRISTCHURCH man needed hospital treatment after he was beaten up by five people on a bus. The attack took place at around 11.10pm last Friday while the bus was stopped on Palmerston Road in...

UPDATE: Man comes forward after police appeal over ‘bus attack’

POLICE have spoken to a man they wanted to trace after a pensioner was reportedly violently kicked off a bus in Christchurch. The local victim, who is in his 70s, was targeted after boarding the...

Smash-and-grab raiders take £28k of medals, coins and jewellery

ANTIQUE coins, medals and jewellery valued at around £28,000 were stolen when thieves raided a pick-up truck on a driveway in Walkford, near Highcliffe. The Mitsubishi’s windows were smashed while it was parked outside a...
Freezing fog

Met Office warns of morning rush-hour disruption from freezing fog

A WARNING has been issued by the Met Office for freezing fog tomorrow morning (Tuesday). The low-level yellow alert includes the New Forest and Christchurch in a zone extending north-west from the south coast up...

Christmas in Highcliffe: Festive spectacle of snow, Santa and song

Highcliffe at Christmas: CHRISTMAS in the village of Highcliffe will be a spectacle this year as Santa Claus arrives on a Yellow Buses vehicle on Friday 22nd November to celebrate the season. The event will be a...
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