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...

‘Ghost ships’ proving a big draw for ferry firm

THEY have become a sad sight off the south coast – anchored cruise ships offering a stark reminder of how devastating Covid-19 has been to the industry. But for Mudeford ferry owner Paul Derham they...
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Angry protesters launch campaign against plans for £1m Mudeford cafe

A ROW HAS broken out over plans to rebuild the Beach House café at Mudeford Sandbank with some objectors claiming it will “completely ruin” the idyllic location. BCP Council has launched a public consultation over...

Man dies after emergency at Mudeford Spit

A MAN has died after emergency crews responded to a medical incident at Mudeford Spit last night (Tuesday). The alarm was raised around 9.45pm, with paramedics later calling Southbourne Coastguard for help accessing the site...
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...
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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...
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