Fundraising granddad sets off on round-Island rowing challenge

AN adventurous granddad cast off on a challenge to row around the Isle of Wight to raise money for charity. Graham Myers (74) left from Avon Beach this morning (Tuesday) to begin his six-day journey. The...
The Beach House

Beach cafe rises from the ashes in new festival-style resurrection

A POPULAR beach café and restaurant that was badly damaged in a fire is to be resurrected this year as a festival-style food and drink area complete with pizza stall and vans selling burgers,...

Ken sails past milestone in 183-island fundraiser

AN INTREPID sailor has completed the second major part of a gruelling challenge in his bid to fulfil a promise to raise £50,000 for two charities close to his heart. Mudeford resident Ken Fowler sailed...

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...
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...

Mudeford couple launch 3D virtual reality platform

A MUDEFORD couple have launched a 3D virtual reality platform offering clients a high quality and immersive visualisation service that aims to win new business and impress customers. Richard Guppy and Krystyna Pozdzik, who were...
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...

Man saved from freezing sea in dramatic RNLI rescue off Avon beach

A MAN who fell into the freezing sea off Avon beach yesterday (Sunday) after a RIB he was in capsized was saved in a dramatic rescue by the local RNLI. The casualty was left clinging...

Body of Mudeford diver Matthew Green discovered after fatal Durdle Door expedition

THE body of a 33-year-old scallop diver from Mudeford was found off the Purbeck coast just five weeks after getting married. Father-of-two Matthew Green (pictured) was reported missing after going out 2.5km off Durdle Door...
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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