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...

Holby City’s Guy Henry on the Noddy train, sprout-picking and love for the Forest

IF THE Noddy train at Hengistbury Head is ever resurrected do not be surprised if you find Holby City star Guy Henry behind the wheel. As a teenager Guy spent a summer season as a...

Objectors to 54-home bid say precious green space will be lost

OBJECTORS to a planning application for 54 homes in the centre of Highcliffe say precious green space will be lost if it goes ahead. Developer Brentland Ltd has submitted an application to BCP Council to...
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...
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