CCTV: Hunt for raiders who stole cash from safe at Christchurch petrol station

POLICE have released CCTV images in the hunt for raiders who snatched cash from a safe at a Christchurch petrol station. Officers were alerted to the break-in at the Shell garage in Barrack Road when...

Council trials vegetable oil for refuse lorries

A COUNCIL is looking to become more environmentally friendly by running two of its refuse vehicles on hydrotreated vegetable oil. BCP Council has partnered with Crown Oil for the trial as part of its climate...

Call for separate Christchurch planners amid claim Highcliffe is ‘easy target’ for developers

A RESIDENTS’ association has claimed Highcliffe has become an “easy target” for developers wanting to make money by building large blocks of flats. Highcliffe Residents’ Association (HRA) has added its voice to demands that BCP...

Pet owners warned after dogs poisoned by palm oil washed up on beach

DOG owners are being warned to be careful while walking their pets on local beaches after four pets were poisoned by washed-up palm oil. One terrified dog walker had to rush her two animals for...

Man wanted by police for three years found during drugs crackdown

A MAN wanted by police for three years was among four people arrested during a crackdown on county lines drug offences. Officers from Lymington and New Milton joined with colleagues from Dorset Police and British...

County faces highest-possible police tax hike for the second year running

FOR the second year running Dorset households face the maximum hike possible in the amount they pay to fund the county’s police force in their council tax bill. Members of the Dorset Police and Crime...

New travel totems to be unveiled in Christchurch

SPECIAL new direction signs will be installed in Christchurch to encourage residents and visitors to walk and cycle. Part of BCP Council’s Transforming Travel programme, the distinctive totems provide easy-to-read maps clearly showing routes to...

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...
half-term lockdown activities

Activities to keep your kids entertained during half-term in lockdown

SOCK archery and a virtual escape room are among the home-based activities being laid on for children and families for the half-term week during the national lockdown. Hampshire County Council has made the services available...

Residents set to splash a little less on their water bills

RESIDENTS are set to pay less for their water bills, with cuts of up 2.57% depending where they live. Bournemouth Water and Southern Water have joined other water companies in the UK to bring their...
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