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New Forest visitors

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 - such...
Rebecca Allan

‘Kind and caring’ Rebecca (23) died in bus collision in Australia

A MOTHER has paid tribute to her "bright, kind and caring" daughter who died in Australia after being struck by a bus, whose driver later took his own life. Rebecca Allan (23), from Halewood Way...
Lord Bute Highcliffe review

Basil goes walkabout… to afternoon tea at the Lord Bute in Highcliffe

With thousands of dogs and their owners in the New Forest and Christchurch, Basil the Australian labradoodle (with a little help from his mum Karen Lindsey) is casting his eye over the some of...
A338 roadworks

Overnight closures mark start of new A338 Blackwater junction work

OVERNIGHT lane closures started last night to mark the start of work on a new A338 junction scheme running into next year. It came just as authorities are celebrating reopening of the full A338/Blackwater Junction...
Molly's Den

Molly’s Den company collapses after shotgun death of owner

A VINTAGE sales operation in Christchurch has collapsed following the company behind it going into administration after its owner shot himself. Molly’s Den rented out an area of the Emporium shopping village in Bridge Street,...
Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital operations at risk in staff overtime dispute over pensions

OPERATIONS could be delayed or even cancelled at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital because consultants are not prepared to work overtime shifts due to changes to their pension taxation. Currently there are 53 theatre lists –...
Tax credit deadline

7,000 local families warned to renew tax credits by 31st July – or lose...

THE 7,000 families in the New Forest and Christchurch that are tax credit customers have been reminded to renew by the deadline of 31st July – or their payments will stop. Her Majesty’s Revenue and...

Deli owner ‘heartbroken’ after thieves cause damage worth thousands

THE owner of a deli in Mudeford was left “heartbroken” after thieves caused thousands of pounds of damage in a break-in. Speaking to the A&T, Andrea Fullwood, who has run Deli-Licious Dorset in Falcon Drive...
Christchurch fire Oak Avenue

Residents flee to safety as major blaze consumes three homes

SEVENTY firefighters battled a blaze at a house in Christchurch which spread to two neighbouring properties. The flames also consumed a garage and camper van after a 999 call was made at about 7.10pm last...
Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital expansion plan could create up to 800 new jobs, claims NHS

MAJOR plans have been submitted to expand Royal Bournemouth Hospital which could create up to 800 new jobs. Part of the controversial proposed shake-up of NHS services across Dorset, the hospital has been earmarked for...
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