Six-year-old Luca leads way on 100-mile run for NHS

A SPORTY six-year-old from Highcliffe really went the distance when he ran just over 100 miles to raise thousands of pounds in aid of local NHS workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Luca Summers’ (pictured) drive...

‘Carbuncle’ flats scheme defended by developer

PLANS for a block of 14 flats in Walkford attacked by neighbours as a “carbuncle” have been defended by the developer as a way of helping retirees downsize without leaving the area. Richard Carr, of...

Do you know this man? CCTV picture released after pharmacy theft

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to track down after hundreds of pounds of make-up and other goods was stolen from a pharmacy in Highcliffe. A man entered Highcliffe Pharmacy...

Musical couple on song with film festival prize

WALKFORD songwriters Charlie and Alan Rose are celebrating after winning a top award in an American film festival. Their song A Million Memories was awarded the prize for Best Song in a Short Film or...

Warning after raiders target closed shops during lockdown

A BAR owner in Highcliffe is warning other businesses in the area to be wary of burglars taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown. Simon Maycock, of Napoleons in Lymington Road, revealed how thieves had smashed...

Council launches action plan to bring life back to high street

AN AMBITIOUS plan to revitalise Highcliffe high street has been launched by the village’s parish council which hopes it will lead to new shops and businesses being attracted to the area. Among its aims is...

‘Battle is lost’ to save community’s last banking branch

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Highcliffe’s last banking branch have admitted defeat. The Nationwide Building Society has confirmed it will be leaving the village at the end of the month despite a 300-name petition collected by...

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...
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