Pensioner’s fury over fine for painting DIY pedestrian crossing near Mudeford home

A PENSIONER has told of his anger at being fined £130 for drawing a pedestrian crossing on the road approaching Mudeford Quay. Laurie Phillips (78) said the road was dangerous due to the huge volume of cars using...

Teens arrested after beach huts broken into and torched on Mudeford sandbank

TWO teenagers were arrested after more than 30 beach huts were raided or torched on Mudeford sandbank at the weekend. Firefighters responded to reports three huts were ablaze on the stretch of beach, near Hengistbury...

CCTV: Hunt for man who kicked French bulldog outside Christchurch shop

POLICE are hunting a man who kicked a dog and hurled abuse at its owner at a Mudeford convenience store. Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to find after the woman’s...

Christchurch play areas set for handover to parish council after £1.2m revamp

THREE play areas are set to be transferred to Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council to maintain their upkeep. BCP Council is proposing to hand over Highcliffe recreation ground, Bluebell Close and Mudeford Wood play areas. The...

Police hunt dog owner after woman hurt in Christchurch woodland

POLICE are hunting the owner of a dog which rushed at a woman, knocking her to the ground in Christchurch woodland. The woman, who is in her 50s, parked her car on a slip road...

‘It beggars belief!’ – police shock as family from Newcastle ‘stops by’ Mudeford on...

“IT beggars belief!” – this was the reaction from police after finding a family had travelled to Mudeford from Newcastle via Wales. The breach of the Covid-19 lockdown was discovered as Christchurch special constables patrolled...
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Plans for ‘two-storey party club’ cafe on Mudeford Spit withdrawn amid raft of opposition

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to replace the Beach House Cafe on Mudeford Spit will be withdrawn after more than half of respondents to a consultation were opposed to it – with one branding it a...

Dad returns to RNLI with fundraising thanks 26 years after crew saved his life

AS a teenager Iain Hunter came close to drowning as he battled to stay alive in six-foot-high waves after he was thrown off a bodyboard into the sea at Barton. He was saved thanks to...

Board left on beach sparks alert for missing windsurfer

AN abandoned windsurfing board apparently washed up on a Mudeford beach sparked a major search by rescuers for its owner last night (Thursday). The alarm was raised around 6.30pm, and a Southbourne Coastguard team was...

Three local schools and care home confirm coronavirus cases

CASES of coronavirus have been confirmed in three local schools in the past week, and a care home last month. Both Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Pennington and Ringwood Junior School...
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