John Oliver

‘My husband went through hell. He had a terrible journey’

A FORMER secretary of Mudeford Men’s Club died after an eight-week battle against Covid-19 during which his distraught wife could only visit him twice. John Oliver contracted the virus in March and spent the next...
Nelson Drive

Two arrests after ‘knife-wielding thief’ targeted residents in their homes

TWO people were arrested after a knife-wielding thief targeted residents at their homes in a Mudeford street. A quantity of cash was allegedly taken when a male teenager reportedly banged on the doors of two...
Mudeford beach cafe

£1m Mudeford beach cafe plans suspended after consultation criticism

PLANS to rebuild the Beach House café on Mudeford sandbank have been suspended pending a review following criticism of “inadequate” consultation on the scheme. Hundreds of people have objected to the planning application for the...
Mudeford beach cafe

New £1m cafe at Mudeford would ‘damage relationship’ with beach hut owners

BEACH hut owners have warned BCP Council that it risks “permanently damaging” their relationship if it pushes ahead with replacing a cafe at Mudeford with a £1m larger building. A planning application for the Beach...
Oysetcatchers

Oystercatcher breeding hopes dashed as Mudeford nests found empty

  HOPES that oystercatchers would successfully breed at Mudeford for the first time in 50 years have been dashed after it appeared two nests in the area are now empty. There was great excitement after two...

Oystercatchers take advantage of lockdown for rare nesting

LOCKDOWN has led to two pairs of oystercatchers nesting successfully in Stanpit Marsh for the first time in 50 years. The lack of watercraft near the site at Mudeford, due to the coronavirus restrictions, has...
Sarah Moore

Inquest: Woman (54) found dead in water had overdosed on painkillers

A CHRISTCHURCH woman whose body was found at Mudeford Quay on Christmas Eve had overdosed on painkillers, an inquest heard. Sarah Moore (54) was discovered dead in the water close to the shoreline last year...
Mudeford beach cafe

Plans submitted for ‘ambitious’ rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

A PLANNING application has been submitted for the “ambitious” rebuild of the café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire almost 18 months ago. The former Beach House eatery had to be demolished following...
Hengistbury Head

RNLI urge public to follow lockdown rules after rescuing jet-skier

MUDEFORD RNLI has urged people to abide by government regulations on staying at home after a jet-skier had to be rescued off Hengistbury Head. The alarm was raised when the jet-skier himself alerted HM Coastguard,...
Beach House fire

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire more than a year ago. Beach House had to be demolished...
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