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‘It beggars belief!’ – police shock as family from Newcastle ‘stops by’ Mudeford on...

“IT beggars belief!” – this was the reaction from police after finding a family had travelled to Mudeford from Newcastle via Wales. The breach of the Covid-19 lockdown was discovered as Christchurch special constables patrolled...

Kayaker rescued after getting stuck in tree

A KAYAKER had to be rescued by firefighters after falling from his boat and getting stuck in a tree in Christchurch this morning (Monday). The alarm was raised shortly before 9.30am, with reports the man...

Frustration as thousands in New Forest and Christchurch given Covid jabs while others wait

THOUSANDS of people have been vaccinated in the New Forest and Christchurch although there are growing concerns that progress has been patchy. While some people aged in their 80s and 90s continue to wait for...

Weekend snow warning for New Forest and Christchurch

THE New Forest and Christchurch could be in for some snow this weekend. The Met Office has issued yellow snow and ice warnings for both Saturday and Sunday, including Hampshire and Dorset, along with a...

Christchurch pharmacy chosen to give the coronavirus vaccine

A CHRISTCHURCH pharmacy is one of five across Dorset chosen to deliver coronavirus vaccinations. The Grove Pharmacy at Christchurch Hospital will offer it from today (Thursday) as the programme is accelerated across the south-west. NHS England...

Drive-through restaurants planned as redevelopment revealed for Somerford Road site in Christchurch

PLANS have been revealed to redevelop part of the former Christchurch airfield site into a business park with two drive-through restaurants. Southampton-based developer HamdonGate has applied to BCP Council for permission to build on the...

Traffic chaos fears as Somerford roundabout set for five days of roadworks

MOTORISTS fear traffic chaos in Christchurch while BCP Council carries out five days of repairs to Somerford roundabout. The council said it has planned road closures so drivers will not face long delays on the...

Police and council staff to visit supermarkets over reports of Covid breaches

DORSET Police and BCP Council workers are carrying out visits to local supermarkets amid concerns about retailers failing to comply with Covid-19 regulations. Large stores and other retail businesses account for most of the 69...

Weather warning for New Forest and Christchurch as Storm Christoph hits UK

STORM Christoph will touch down with heavy rain and a flood warning for the New Forest and Christchurch tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. The yellow alert was issued by the Met Office with Christoph bringing “multiple hazards”...

Council set to publish action plan on turning around child services slammed by Ofsted

AN action plan approved by BCP Council in response to serious criticism of its children’s services by Ofsted inspectors will be published later this month. The authority announced the 15-point document had been agreed but...
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