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New 100-year strategy to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour

A NEW strategy is being produced to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour from the elements for the next 100 years. It will assess how to manage coastal erosion and associated risks, and take into...

Police object to Christchurch Christmas market plans over Covid enforcement

A PLANNED Christmas market in Christchurch has been thrown into doubt after drawing opposition from police. Market Square Group has applied to BCP Council for licences for its Saxon Square event which is due to...

Call for council to ban badger culling on its land

THE former leader of BCP Council is calling for it to ban badger culling on land owned by the authority. Cllr Vikki Slade will put forward a motion proposing the move at today’s (Tuesday) meeting...

Police hunt driver who racially abused man in car park

POLICE are hunting a motorist who racially abused and threatened another man after speeding into a Christchurch car park and nearly colliding with him. Officers have asked for witnesses and dash cam footage after the...

Health bosses aiming for county to emerge from lockdown in lowest tier

HEALTH leaders in Dorset are aiming for the county to come out of the national coronavirus lockdown still in the lowest tier of restrictions, councillors have been told. With both local authority areas in the...

Nurses’ brave sea swim for terminally ill patients

TWO nurses are braving the cold with a sea swim equivalent to crossing the English Channel to raise funds for a virtual day centre for terminally ill patients during lockdown. Clinical nurse specialist Rachel Easton...

Planners say Christchurch police station redevelopment plans should be approved again

COUNCILLORS will be asked to approve the redevelopment of the Christchurch police station site when plans are brought before them for a second time next week. BCP Council’s planning committee first approved the Aster Homes...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Students asked to isolate as coronavirus case confirmed at Highcliffe School

A NUMBER of Highcliffe School students have been asked to self-isolate after it confirmed a positive Covid infection today (Friday). In a letter sent to parents this afternoon, head teacher Patrick Earnshaw said a “member...

Thug stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mum’s face

A THUG stamped so hard on his pregnant girlfriend he left an imprint of his shoe on her stomach before he bit off a chunk of his mum’s face and spat it out, a...

Councillors set to approve increase in allowances, costing more than £100,000 a year extra

ALLOWANCES paid to councillors are set to be increased following concerns that workloads have been higher than expected. An independent panel has recommended a raft of changes to payments to elected members of BCP Council...
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