Block of 23 flats planned for former Highcliffe care home site

A CARE home in Highcliffe which closed earlier this year after an investigation over the unexpected death of a resident could be knocked down. Burry and Knight wants permission to demolish Newtown House nursing home...
Steamer Point

Letters: Thank you, mystery jogger, for rescuing my dogs

SIR - A few days ago my two Labradors, Latte and Mocha, jumped off the clifftop between Steamer Point and the Castle. They landed halfway down the face. They couldn’t get back up the sheer...
Christchurch Christmas

Christmas to light up the weekend with community switch-ons

CHRISTMAS will officially arrive in Christchurch and Highcliffe when the two communities each gather to celebrate the switch-on of their festive illuminations with the help of Fred Dinenage, a snow machine and Santa Claus. Highcliffe TODAY...
Hoburne Holidays

John Burry: ‘Inspirational’ Hoburne Group chairman and Official Verderer

THE former chairman of the Hoburne holiday and development company, John Burry, has died after a long and inspirational life. He was born on 7th February 1931, the first child of Alec and Phyllis Burry,...
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...

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...

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...
Highcliffe Nationwide

Residents lament ‘backward step’ as last banking branch to pull out

HIGHCLIFFE is to lose its last banking branch after the Nationwide Building Society announced it is pulling out of the village. The office, in Lymington Road, is set to close in January, along with several...
Kate Mullins

Popular schoolgirl hit by train as she scrambled to get off tracks, inquest told

A POPULAR Highcliffe schoolgirl died instantly on the railway line after desperately trying to scramble out of the way of a train hurtling towards her. Kate Mullins (16) was said to be suffering anxiety over...
Highcliffe Co-op

Ram-raiders use Land Rover in bid to steal from cash machine

RAM RAIDERS used a 4x4 vehicle to smash through the back doors of the Co-op in Highcliffe on Tuesday night in an attempt to steal from the in-store cash machine. Substantial damage was caused by...
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