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Man dies after emergency at Mudeford Spit

A MAN has died after emergency crews responded to a medical incident at Mudeford Spit last night (Tuesday). The alarm was raised around 9.45pm, with paramedics later calling Southbourne Coastguard for help accessing the site...

Weekend heatwave warning with New Forest temperatures set to hit 30C

A HEATWAVE warning with temperatures hitting 30C has been issued by the Met Office, and residents are urged to take extra care. A level three alert has been sounded for the south east between tomorrow...

Seven homes planned for Christchurch pub car park

THE car park of a Christchurch pub could be redeveloped into houses and flats if new plans are approved. Amirez Ltd has applied to BCP Council for permission to build four homes and three flats...

Jobs at five local branches under threat as Pizza Express and Hays Travel announce...

JOBS at restaurant and travel branches in the New Forest and Christchurch are under threat after two national companies announced they plan cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pizza Express, which has outlets in Lymington...

Takeaway owner pleads for speed caution after driver smashes through restaurant’s front window

THE shocked owner of an takeaway in Christchurch has called for drivers to watch their speed after a car smashed through the front of her business, demolishing part of its interior. Bricks, chairs and other...

Surgeon cleared over death of former head teacher after spinal operation

A RETIRED head teacher from Highcliffe died after undergoing a spinal operation – but a coroner said the surgeon who performed the procedure had done nothing wrong. The risk of fatality due to the surgery...

Illegally parked? New council powers can see your car towed, with a £150 retrieval...

ILLEGALLY parked cars can now be towed away under new powers introduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. BCP Council will run a trial of their effectiveness until the end of September before deciding whether to...

Do you know these people? Police release CCTV photos in £12,000 credit card fraud...

POLICE have released CCTV images of several people they want to track down after thousands of pounds was fraudulently spent on credit cards in Christchurch and Bournemouth. A Bournemouth woman in her 50s raised the...

Inquest into death of Sarah Moore, whose body was found at Mudeford Quay on...

A MOTHER whose body was found in the sea near Mudeford Quay on Christmas Eve took her own life, an inquest concluded. Sarah Moore (54), who lived in Fairmile Road, Christchurch, was seen on CCTV...

Goldilocks pub Bear of Burton ‘just right’ after £2m revamp

ACCORDING to an inscription on the wall of the Bear of Burton, Goldilocks “woke in a fright, jumped out of the window and ran away – never to return to the Three Bears’ snug...
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