Pensioner fined £2,500 over crash that killed motorcyclist on A35

A PENSIONER who caused a fatal crash on the A35 at Hinton has been handed a £2,500 fine and a 10-year driving ban. Maurice Reynolds (88), of Preston Way, Highcliffe, was attempting to turn into...

Highcliffe Castle cook up some future history with time capsule concealed in oven

A HISTORIC 19th century oven was used to hide away a time capsule at Highcliffe Castle in celebration of the imminent completion of its east wing restoration. Inside the capsule is some castle memorabilia, a...

Double lung transplant ends with fairytale finish for panto star Charles

IN an almost fairytale-like story of triumph over adversity, a cystic fibrosis sufferer from Highcliffe is preparing to star in the panto he wrote just months after undergoing a lifesaving double lung transplant. Charles Michael...

Family-of-three trapped in freezing mud at Highcliffe rescued by firefighters

A FAMILY had to be rescued by firefighters and coastguard teams after becoming stuck in mud while trying to help their dog which had got into difficulty. The alarm was raised just after 3pm last...

How a Second World War torpedo led to couple’s 69th wedding anniversary celebrations

A COUPLE brought together after the sinking of a cargo ship by an Italian submarine in 1943 have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Former merchant navy officer Peter Yeandle (96), a resident at Highcliffe Nursing...

Cancer no barrier to 70-year-old runner Glenys with sights on parkrun goal

A WOMAN who has been given just months to live spent part of Christmas Day morning taking part in her local parkrun. Glenys Waters (70), from Highcliffe, is determined to keep on running to reach...

Boss of Newtown House care home in Highcliffe promises improvement after CQC criticism

THE new manager of a Highcliffe care home has said she will use criticism in a national watchdog report to “drive through” ideas to make it better. Newtown House was judged ‘requires improvement’ in a...

Row brewing over plan to open up miles of New Forest coastline to walkers

A ROW is brewing between walkers and landowners over proposals to open up to the public miles of New Forest coastline. The 35-mile stretch between Highcliffe and Calshot is part of the emerging England Coastal...
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