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...
Madeleine's four quail chicks

Animal lover Madeleine hatches a quartet of quails from shop eggs

AN animal-loving pupil from Highcliffe School has hatched a quartet of quail chicks from a batch of shop-bought eggs to encourage people think about what they are eating. Madeleine Woodifield (14), who is a vegan...
Frank Coombes obituary

Frank Coombes: accountant who wrote book about the war for his grandchildren

A GRANDFATHER with distinguished wartime service and aviation career who spent much of his retirement actively involved in local organisations has died just a month before his 101st birthday. Frank Reginald Coombes and Ivy, the...
Highcliffe homes

Residents hit back at 54-home development plan for village centre

ANGRY Highcliffe residents have rubbished claims by a developer that plans for 54 new homes in the centre of the village will help regenerate it. Last week the A&T revealed how Brentland Ltd was seeking...

Bread ‘like your grandmother made’ is secret to new bakery’s success

IN these days of doom and gloom for high street shops, it is reassuring that a Highcliffe bakery has been flooded with customers since the day it opened. The secret, says owner Gary Marlow, is...
Highcliffe food festival

Highcliffe Food and Art Festival promises weekend of exotic tastes

GOAT curry, jerk chicken, Thai noodles and tikka wraps will add a spicy air to the Highcliffe Food and Art Festival this weekend. The smells wafting down the village high street tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday...
Highcliffe homes

Developer unveils housing bid for former village relief road route

A MAJOR new development of more than 50 homes has been unveiled for a strip of woodland once designated as a village relief road. An outline planning application has been submitted to build 18 detached...

Police hunt suspect after woman (80) has purse snatched at launderette

CCTV images of a man suspected of stealing an elderly woman’s purse from a laundrette in Highcliffe have been released by police. The man entered the premises on the corner of Lymington Road and Waterford...
Zigzag path in Highcliffe

Zig-zag path set to reopen after public campaign victory

THE zig-zag path between Highcliffe Castle and beach is set to re-open tomorrow (Friday) after completion of restoration work. Aerial photos taken by an engineer from the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council show construction workers...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Highcliffe School ‘shocked and saddened’ at pupil’s railway death

A TEENAGE girl killed after being hit by a train at a railway station at the weekend was a Highcliffe School pupil. Paramedics and British Transport Police officers responded to the incident on the line...
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