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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...
Highcliffe flats

Apartment blocks plan will create ‘flat city’, claim objectors

A PLAN to demolish two Highcliffe homes and replace them with apartment blocks will turn the village into “flat city”, according to an objector. Hurst and Hurst Estate Ltd wants to build 13 contemporary-style apartments...

Jim Cobb: Kind-hearted holiday park owner was keen sailor

LONGSTANDING holiday park owner and leading Freemason Jim Cobb has died at the age of 88. Well known as the face of Cobb’s Holiday Park at Highcliffe for many years, Jim moved to Carlton House...
Highcliffe beach

VIDEO: Return of jet ski rule-breakers renews beach safety warning

JET skiers who were caught performing acrobatics inside a safety zone off Highcliffe beach were back in action over the weekend – again flouting regulations banning them from coming close to the shore. They were...

VIDEO: Shoreline jetskiers slammed as danger to the public

JETSKIERS who carried out stunts and roared around the sea just a few hundred yards off Highcliffe beach could have badly injured or even killed a swimmer, an onlooker who captured them on video...
New Milton Asian hornet

Sighting of ‘devastating’ Asian hornet sparks fresh alert to beekeepers

A FRESH local sighting has been made of the invasive Asian hornet that can decimate bee hives. The hornet was spotted in Highcliffe on Tuesday just months after another was captured in New Milton in...
Highcliffe homes

Planners block developer from swapping shop for more flats

PLANS to convert a newly-built shop unit in the centre of Highcliffe into flats have been rejected due to concerns about how close they would be to bins. Pure Town Planning, consultants representing the developers,...
Rainbow preschool Highcliffe

‘Heartbroken’ owners shut down preschool as company collapses

A PRESCHOOL and nursery has suddenly closed down after the company which ran it went into liquidation. The owners of the Rainbow group in Highcliffe, Sue Taylor and Jacqui Waddock, an-nounced this week they were...
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