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...

‘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...

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...
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...

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...

Jobs at five local branches under threat as Pizza Express and Hays Travel announce...

JOBS at restaurant and travel branches in the New Forest and Christchurch are under threat after two national companies announced they plan cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pizza Express, which has outlets in Lymington...

Parish urges council to reject ‘out of character’ plan for flats

A PLAN TO demolish a bungalow and erect 14 flats in its place in Highcliffe has been attacked as “totally out of character”. Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council is objecting to the application by local...

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...

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...

Report on 54-home plans ‘twisted’ by parish – developer

A DEVELOPER has accused parish councillors of having “twisted” a tree report to persuade planners to throw out a controversial scheme of 54 new homes in Highcliffe. Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council was attacked for...
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