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Updated: Missing Christchurch pensioner found

POLICE have thanked the public for their help after a missing Christchurch pensioner was found safe and well. Maureen Wade, aged 76, was last seen at around 7pm yesterday (Wednesday) at her home address in...

Blackwater Junction roadworks finally finished – on time and on budget

ENGINEERS have celebrated completing on time a multi-million-pound project to improve a major junction on the A338. The nine-month scheme for the B3073 Blackwater West Junction was launched in July last year for better access...

Police round up herd of horses loose on the A35

A HERD of horses had to be cleared from the A35 near Christchurch town centre by police this morning. POLICE were alerted to reports the herd was running along the bypass at around 7am. Officers...

Threat of legal action over Christchurch police station development

BCP COUNCIL has been threatened with legal action unless it reviews its approval of the controversial Christchurch police station development. It has been served with a judicial review pre-action protocol letter alleging that the decision...

Furious residents stop tree felling at Christchurch beauty spot

AN ANGRY band of residents forced a tree surgeon felling trees on an estate near St Catherine’s Hill in Christchurch to abandon his work. Things became so heated police were called to the scene on...

Report on 54-home plans ‘twisted’ by parish – developer

A DEVELOPER has accused parish councillors of having “twisted” a tree report to persuade planners to throw out a controversial scheme of 54 new homes in Highcliffe. Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council was attacked for...

Parish urges council to reject ‘out of character’ plan for flats

A PLAN TO demolish a bungalow and erect 14 flats in its place in Highcliffe has been attacked as “totally out of character”. Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council is objecting to the application by local...

Body of a woman found at Christchurch beach

THE body of a woman was found on a beach near Christchurch early this morning. Police and paramedics responded to a call-out reporting the discovery shortly before 5.30am at Avon Beach. The woman was pronounced dead...

Three arrested after woman seriously hurt in crash involving car which failed to stop...

A MOTORIST was badly hurt after her car overturned when it collided with another vehicle which had failed to stop for police at Hurn. Witnesses and dashcam footage are being sought as police investigate the...

Six-year-old Luca leads way on 100-mile run for NHS

A SPORTY six-year-old from Highcliffe really went the distance when he ran just over 100 miles to raise thousands of pounds in aid of local NHS workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Luca Summers’ (pictured) drive...
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